I agree with you, McQueen and Caida. Takayama-san is probably the most enjoyable puro wrestler in last 11 years. I just LOVE that son of a bitch, and his non-puro attitude, his close fist punches, his devastating knees, his fucked up face, his fucked up voice. He doesn't care about "respect", he just wants to beat the hell out of the people, especially those young "Kawada wannabes" punks. Takayama is like Japanese version of Andre The Giant.
And yes, those post-stroke bumps he took are incredible, I guess he just doesn't care, lol. Long live Everest!
Not to mension the vastly overlooked early Noah bouts between Misawa & Tak.
I agree. Incredible matches, and the 2002 one is a five star match in my book. I also loved the Takayama/KENSKEY slugfests.