re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
I don't REALLY think it's one of Taue's best performances ever (which says a lot about him because he was fantastic in it), but it really is awesome. I'll be totally frank- I think this absolutely blows away a lot of the NOAH that people talk as great. Better than Misawa/Kobashi, better than Kobashi/Akiyama (04 on- the 00 one is outstanding), better than Kobashi/Sasaki, better than any tag from NOAH I've seen. It's probably my NOAH MOTY behind Kobashi/Honda, but I'll have to watch more. Still got some "big" NOAH matches from the 2000s to watch.
I finisbhed the IVP NOAH top 25 last week or so. Except for Marufuji/KENTA; disc froze and I have it on other DVDs anyway. But anyway, here's what I thought were the top....seven of the set:
1. Kobashi v Takayama 4/25/04
2. Kobashi v Akiyama 12/23/00
3. Kobashi v Honda 4/13/03
4. Taue v Nagata 6/6/03
5. KENTA v SUWA 9/18/05
6. Kobashi v Taue 10/9/04
7. Misawa v Kobashi 3/1/03
that'll look weird to a lot of people. I was gonna do a top ten, but the bottom three..........little idea what they'd be.