Re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
I'm not in love with any Misawa/Kobashi that isn't 1/20/97. Second best is probably 3/31/96 and I wouldn't call it a classic. That really feels like one of those 'I should watch it again it was probably me' matches, though. I mean it was really fucking excellent, but not "THAT". Y'know?
And yeah, the "story = complicated" talking point in Japan wrestling is overrated. Truth is, there is a lot of story in a Japan (mostly All Japan) match you won't know about, but it's not because you won't "get it". The general story of the match is easy to understand, it's the throw-backs to previous matches that people miss. Watching stuff in order can help, but there's no reason someone can't just watch a random great match and think it's great.