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Old 02-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #5301 (permalink)
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I watched the Misawa/Kobashi vs Kawada/Taue tag without knowing any of the backstory and thought it was incredible. A rare case where the match speaks for itself, an easy 5 stars.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #5302 (permalink)
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I think that's a big positive when it does come to Puro. Stories aren't too overly complicated and you get the general gist of the matches just by watching the action itself.

Has anyone tried to watch ever Misawa vs Kobashi singles match in one setting? Could it be possible to handle all of it? Yeah. I've done it with Flair vs Steamboat. I need to do it with these guys. Like ASAP.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #5303 (permalink)
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I quickly tell you the ten best All Japan matches in my opinion!

Baba vs. Robinson (2/3 Falls)
Choshu/Yatsu vs Jumbo/Tenryu (1/26/86)
Hansen/Gordy vs. Tenryu/Kawada (88 RWTL Final)
Tenryu vs Jumbo 6/89
1990 rendition of Jumbo/Taue/Fuchi vs. Misawa/Kawada/Kobashi
Hansen vs. Kobashi 93
Hansen vs. Kawada 93
Misawa vs. Kawada 94
6 9 95
Misawa vs. Kobashi (I want to say '97 but I can't remember which is which. One I really like more than the others. Pick one. They're all excellent)
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Has anyone tried to watch ever Misawa vs Kobashi singles match in one setting? Could it be possible to handle all of it? Yeah. I've done it with Flair vs Steamboat. I need to do it with these guys. Like ASAP.
I did with both Misawa vs Kobashi and Misawa vs Kawada.
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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.
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I love all Misawa/Kobashi matches, and I think I have them all over ***.
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As somebody who originally watched 6-9-95 in a vacuum of puro knowledge but has since gone back, watched all the previous All Japan classics, and has re-watched it several times with the backstory, I can honestly say that anybody who says the big All Japan matches from the '90s aren't better if you know the backstory is just plain wrong. That said, they're absolutely phenomenal even without it. It's just that watching with the prior knowledge, to me, is a richer experience than I get from any other wrestling.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #5308 (permalink)
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I think that's the consensus though. It's known that watching all those classics after seeing the previous encounters between the guys involved makes the matches even better.

Thing is, some people make it out like it's impossible to "get" 90's All Japan without knowing the back story and that's just plain wrong. Most of the classics can still be considered great if you just randomly select them and watch.

Funny enough. I think the best singles match they produced (6/3/94) needs the back story for it to be truly appreciated. I don't buy someone watching it for the first time and thinking it's the GOAT singles match without previous knowledge.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #5309 (permalink)
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Thing is, some people make it out like it's impossible to "get" 90's All Japan without knowing the back story and that's just plain wrong. Most of the classics can still be considered great if you just randomly select them and watch.
I don't think it's a necessity but it'll enhance viewing pleasure immensely. 6/9 is sure incredible. I've watched it at least 20 times since I discovered puro in mid '11.
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6/9/95 is still my favourite match ever. I definitely think that if someone even just watched the tag from 93, they'd appreciate it that much more.
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