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Best of Hashimoto V.3 (Samurai TV)
NJPW Classics – Hashimoto #12 & #13
1) IWGP Heavyweight Title: Shinya Hashimoto © vs. Keiji Mutoh ***1/2 (10 Dec 93)
2) Shinya Hashimoto vs. Akitoshi Saito *
3) IWGP Heavyweight Title: Shinya Hashimoto © vs. Masahiro Chono ***3/4 (4 Jan 94)
4) Shinya Hashimoto vs. Genichiro Tenryu ****1/4 (17 Feb 94)
After seeing Glazer's top 50 puro guys and noitced how little Hashimoto I had seen I got ahold of two Best of Hashimoto DVDs, this is the first one. Picture quality was spot on so that always helps, seems its taken from a Samurai TV broadcast back in 2005.
The crowd always seemed really into Hashimoto so it was great to see matches thet were from his prime, for me Mutoh v Hashimoto took far too long to get going and while good still some what of a dissapointment. Watching Hashimoto kick the crap out of anyone is easily worth the time his moves suited him real well and can see why fans liked him so. But he did more than just kick, wrestled soundly on the ground and steemed to be able to pick his moments perfectly.
Best match for me was him against Tenryu with both beating on each other endlessly and Tenryu even using Hashimoto's own offence against him. Tenryu's spinning heel kick was crazy! A lot of stiff strikes, and power moves while trying their best to avoid each others big moves. Uber hot crowd and with each near fall just got louder and louder, also hearing the commentator yell Yahoooo! at the end was priceless.
Seems Hashimoto always put a lot and took alot in his matches as with 3 of them here he ended up with a bloody mouth and nose. Anyway looking forward to watching the second DVD and I easily suggest seeing Tenryu v Hashimoto if you can.
Puroresu - the most perfect form of wrestling there is, the atmosphere, the wrestlers, everything. As far as im concerned it can do no wrong.
So say we all!