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post #3961 of 8109 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 09:00 PM
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Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Shinobu vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Shinya Ishikawa & Yoshihito Sasaki (BJW, 6/27/2011)

Great Trios Match. It goes 11 minutes only, but it's action & story packed. Shinobu shined here, and Daiskay & Yuji rocked too, of course. The other trio is unknown to me, with the exception of Sasaki, I've seen some of his work, he's good. Anyway, great 6-man tag.
Rating: ***1/2

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Anyone else see Infinity 252? It was amazing and just shows how DG is on a roll.

Ricochet vs. Naruki Doi - ***3/4
Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, and Gamma vs. Genki Horiguchi, Ryo Saito, and Yasushi Kanda - ****
Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk vs. Jimmy Susumu and Jimmy Kagetora - ****
CIMA vs. Pac - ****

I'd definitely recommend this episode.
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Seabs, whats this list your making with these matches btw?
Top 100 matches of 2000's

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I'm not THAT knowledgeable about 97-99 All Japan, so what was Jun Akiyama doing then? I guess what I'm really asking is how he compares with the rest of his career. I watched 2000s Akiyama over the past couple of years, and I really couldn't dig him that much beside this and that. Flipside, I'm watching the 1996 Yearbook, and goddamn, Akiyama's been absolutely excellent in everything. Shocked. Honestly, he's looked every bit as good as, if not better than fucking MISAWA (in 1996) in practically every match so far. As far as "guy pushing his weight with the big leagues" go, he's about the best I've ever seen in that role. It's been all tag matches so far, and Kawada and Taue were definitely two of the best in the world that year (personally would say Kawada was THE best), plus there's Steve Williams, and I guess it can be a little hard to judge without any singles, but he's just been so noticeably off the charts. So, was 97-99 Akiyama anything like this?


Also note-worhty that anybody defending John Laurinitis as a worker should watch this stuff. Wasn't really good at all.

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Akiyama's great in any year, tbh. Talking about 97-99, he's Kobashi's tag team partner, and they wrestled 7-8 awesome matches (Kakihara & Takyama, Hansen & Vader, Misawa & Ogawa, Hansen & Taue, No Fear, Vader & Albright...). He's also had few singles gems (Takayama, Omori, Kobashi for the TC, Ogawa, Misawa (x2) and Hase).
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Y'all are severely underselling the immensity that was Akiyama/Mutoh. Brilliant match.

Akiyama dogs it from time to time, usually at home with the same people. Given any motivation he's incredible. 1996 was a great year for him. Early NOAH until the decline as well.

Seabs, I'm interested in your takes/reviews/ratings on:

NOAH 2/17/2002 – Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Jushin Liger & Wataru Inoue
AND Kobashi Return Match: Misawa/Kobashi vs. Akiyama/Nagata (Great damn show)
NJPW 8/29/2002 – IWGP Junior Tag Championship – Jushin Liger & Minoru Tanaka © vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
Kawada/Fuchi vs. Nagata/Iizuka NJPW 12/14/2000
Tenryu vs. Mutoh AJPW 6/8/2001
Tenryu vs. Kojima AJPW 7/7/2002
The 4 way trios match from 8/30/2003 Toryumon
Sasaki vs. Miyamoto BJW 3/14/07
Tanahashi vs. Nagata 4/13/2007
Tanahashi vs. Goto 11/11/2007
Ishikawa, Sawa & Otsuka vs Ikeda, Usuda & Super Tiger II BattlArts 7/26/08
Kanemoto vs. Hayato 12/22/09
Miyamoto/Sasaki vs. Kodaka/Takeda, BJPW 3/26/09
Nakamura & Goto vs Misawa & Sugiura 1/4/09
Sugiura/Shiozaki vs Nakamura & Milano Collection AT NOAH 3/1/09






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I definitely don't think Akiyama was great every year. I actually enjoy most Akiyama before 2004 (and some in/after 2004 obv.), but in 1996 he just looked like a whole 'nother wrestler. I've been able to watch the year of his side by side with (practically) everyone else's, and he looks better than a lot of people who have high-prasied 1996s. Smokes Malenko. Looks WAY better than Mysterio. Shit, his 1996 is better than Shawn Michaels' to me, I think. I've been scratching my head wondering what everyone sees in him, but sweet shit his 1996 made me single-handedly "get it." I don't think he was the best in the world, or top 5 even (would have to think about that but probably not), but given my thoughts on him I've had since first exposure it really did take me by surprise. I'd even seen some of this 96 stuff long ago but I don't rememeber thinking he was anywhere near this good. I'm wondering now where I'll stand on the post-2003 stuff I didn't love.

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Kengo Mashimo & Madoka vs. Men's Teioh & Shinobu (BJW, 5/23/2008)

What a match! Go watch this. Amazing tag team stuff. Can't believe how great this was. All four guys were busting their asses, and the Shinobu's underdog stuff was top notch. The drama and suspense were off the charts. Amazing stuff, Top 5 from 2008. Teioh and Mashimo are awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRxue6LRII
Rating: ****1/2
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I love Akiyama. Akiyama/Misawa from '00 (?) is probably his best match ever imo and one of my favourite Misawa matches too, and his tags with Misawa are awesome as well.
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Yeah, I haven't seen a 1-on-1 match or performance from Akiyama as good as the 2000 Misawa match.

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