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Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW 25.05.1992 - *****

Awesome Match with awesome crowd atmosphere!! One of the best matches that I have ever seen.
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NJPW 15-08-08 AJ Styles & Shinjiro Otani vs. Kurt Angle & Masahiro Chono - ***
NJPW 16-08-08 AJ Styles & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kurt Angle & Shinsuke Nakamura - * 3/4

First match was good, but second was huge disappointment...
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Posted this somewhere else & thought I'd throw it over here:

Andre the Giant vs. Stan Hansen (New Japan 23/9/81)

Yeah here it is, possibly my favourite puro match ever. I know some would look at Andre's name on a match and think 'eh....', but this is outstanding. Like Stan Hansen....STAN HANSEN.....playing an underdog babyface (STAN. FUCKING. HANSEN. AS AN UNDERDOG BABYFACE).

The first thing I noticed was the prescence and 'aura' of Andre, is unexplainable really, but just looking at him walk to the ring here in itself is....awesome. Then he goes ahead and walks over the top rope, and boots Hansen with one of his legs on the way in. After that, it's really nothing special at all, just chops, headbutts, punches, boots, elbows, etc. But damn, they made it seem so important, and it felt like a big-time anime monster fight or something. The way Andre was yelling, there was something about his booming voice 'AHH's that made the match feel BIG.

Andre's selling really helped the match feel big too, he would tilt backwards into the ropes and there would be like slight bounce on the ropes. It made him seem like a monster who could only taken down after being rocked back and forth after some hihg-impact move. Even then he didn't go down, which helped built to the LARIATOH near the ending (almost like that's the only thing that could take him down). Speaking of which, the double count-out was great, it built a whole 'nothing will contain these two from whooping each other' dynamic.

Found it weird how Inoki seemed to like double count-outs with the match starting again, but yeah, I didn't mind it at all because I didn't want the match to end. And after the LARIATOH spot, Andre got knocked out of the ring and was all 'fuck it, I can't take this, I'll get my loaded elow pad'. and then the referee nearly dies when Andre Lariat's him after the ref tries to pull it off of him. Great ending, if you ask me. ^_^

I don't generally like using the term 'psychology', but there was some cool psychological stuff here also, like Andre targeting the Lariat arm for a part of the match, and Hansen shoving on a camel Clutch thing after he slammed Andre. But it was mostly a BIG FIGHT atmosphere-ish match, and the crowd dug it (they went bezerk when Hansen sammed Andre). So yeah, get it, watch it, love it, but just not as much as me, because....I dont think it's possible.... ****1/2
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I've seen that match and it owns so much.

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Wow, I gotta check that Andre Vs Hansen match ASAP!!!


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v Killer Khan 1/4/82 is similar and only like 1/4 lower. IVP's Andre comp has around 5 Andre/Khan matches and I need to see them all after watching it. If the American/Australian dollar thing wasn't shit atm I'd probably get it now (+ their shipping price is a bitch). And if I hadn't ordered the Arn Anderson/Backlund discs from cal.

Don't expect to like Andre/Hansen anywhere near as much as I do, btw, but still anyone watchig it should enjoy it like hell.

Andre the Giant is the fucking man.
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Andre/Hansen was great as you said. Honestly, Hansen in Japan can do no wrong. And of course Andre brings the goods as well. Hansen's over as shit in Japan and is ALWAYS lookin' for a fight. All of his matches are at least "pretty damn good".

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Jushin Liger vs. Owen Hart - TOSJ 27.04.1991 - ****

Awesome match, always been a fan of Owen Hart and Liger and they both dont disappoint.

How does others rate this match?
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Been awhile since i've watched it but about the same.

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NJPW Wrestling Kingdom II 4/01/08 in Tokyo Dome

AJ Styles, Christian Cage & Petey Williams vs. Milano Collection AT, Minoru & Prince Devitt - **
IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE:
Wataru Inoue vs. "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels - *
Manabu Nakanishi vs. Abyss - **
Katsushi Takemura, Masato Tanaka, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Yutaka Yoshie vs. Koji Kanemoto, Ryusuke Taguchi, Takashi Iizuka & Tiger Mask IV - **
Team 3D vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano - *
The Great Muta vs. Hirooki Goto - **
IWGP TAG TEAM TITLES:
Giant Bernard & Travis Tomko vs. The Steiner Brothers - **
IGF IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE:
Kurt Angle vs. Yuji Nagata - ****
IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE:
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - **

Average show only because of Angle/Nagata. Rest of the show was poor... This years WK IV was a lot better.
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