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Old 02-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #3811 (permalink)
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I was really stuck on whether to give it **** or not so I think we were on the same wavelength on this one. It was like ***3/4-**** so yeah. A really fun match that made 25 minutes feel like a breeze without going EXTREMELY insane.
La Sombra vs. Volador Jr.(01/22/12):****
Now this another one of those matches where I didn't know if I wanted to go up to **** but I did. This match had problems. There were some moments where they looked like they weren't exactly sure where was the next step. There were also a lot of spots that looked blatantly set up. That being said this match was full of great action and I couldn't say no to this match even though I picked these apart in my head. I don't watch a lot of lucha so maybe that's why it came off so well to me but some of the stuff they were doing was simply awesome. An extremely athletic contest. I might be overrating this match but it won't end up in my top ten by the end of the year so it isn't really that big of a deal.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:55 PM   #3812 (permalink)
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[NOAH News] It has been announced that Kenta Kobashi will be unable to compete for the present time. Following his match at ALL TOGETHER on 2/19, Kobashi is suffering from a right knee contusion, a severely bruised knee, as well as ligament damage. There is no official recovery time announced, Kobashi said it could be two months, but we will have to wait and hear from the official medical reports.
Kobashi wishes that his fans support him as he aims to return sooner than later.

~ NOAH still has the tag title match listed, but due to Kobashi's injury the match is said to change. So I am not sure at this time if that means a new partner for Shiozaki or a whole new team to compete.

NOAH "GREAT VOYAGE 2012 in YOKOHAMA", 3/18/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium

(-) GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito vs. [Challengers] Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #3813 (permalink)
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Ah man, as hard as it is to say, Kobashi really should hang up the boots. How many injuries can one guy take?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #3814 (permalink)
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Kobashi needs to retire since 4 or more years ago. I really see him ending like Misawa in any moment...

And doesn't matters if affect NOAH, the company is in the toilet with or without Kobashi
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #3815 (permalink)
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Kobashi should do what makes him happy. If he wants to keep on wrestling than go for it! Health wise, yeah he should have retired years and years ago but he like so many others obviously like wrestling better than their physical health.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #3816 (permalink)
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Kobashi obviously never wants to give up wrestling, ever. Thats awesome, but like the poster above said, he might to end up like Misawa very soon if he keeps it up and thats obviously something no one wants to see. He's got to have some sense left in that brian of his to realise he's going to kill himself.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #3817 (permalink)
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I really do think that Kobashi feels he has to keep wrestling. When he got cancer years ago, Misawa post-poned his retirement plans to stop NOAH from going in the shitter. I think Kobashi thinks he owes it to Misawa to carry on for the greater-good of NOAH. Thankfully though, even if he does carry on competing, he's almost physically incapable from doing any dangerous spots. The worst spots he takes are a couple of stiff strikes and the only back bump I've seen him do since his return is a simple back suplex that's too shitty to be dangerous.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #3818 (permalink)
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He's my favorite wrestler ever and I'd like him to retire. His issues are scary. He wrestled hard as hell for over fifteen years, so of course that caught up with him. While he has to be allowed to make his own decisions, damn do I wish the rest of the NOAH office would make him hang it up. He can't turn the company around, and he's not even really booked in a position to do that anyway. Let him be a corner man, or read the scrolls for the belts, or on commentary full-time, but for God's sake, don't let him become another tragedy.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:39 AM   #3819 (permalink)
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I really do think that Kobashi feels he has to keep wrestling. When he got cancer years ago, Misawa post-poned his retirement plans to stop NOAH from going in the shitter. I think Kobashi thinks he owes it to Misawa to carry on for the greater-good of NOAH. Thankfully though, even if he does carry on competing, he's almost physically incapable from doing any dangerous spots. The worst spots he takes are a couple of stiff strikes and the only back bump I've seen him do since his return is a simple back suplex that's too shitty to be dangerous.
I see it mostly as that, too.

I think, though, another reasoning for not retiring is the need for accomplishment. Kobashi strikes me as the person who would rather die doing something he loves than someone happy enough to retire from in-ring action and die, peacefully (and possibly alone), in their own home.

It's this need for accomplishment that is very strong within the Japanese culture, too. Looking at his retirement in that light, I don't think a Western person will be able to truly understand the reasoning behind his continual delay of retirement.


(Damn Google Books and it's inability to let me select+copy text ) This highlights back onto Cactus' post, as well.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:49 AM   #3820 (permalink)
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I think you'll see Kobashi wrestling in a wheelchair before you see him retire.
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