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Awesome Match from a Week Ago

8/16/14 .. Ok, I know people totally prefer when I explain the stage, so here it goes.. The Tag Champs, Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii, are DDT guys who won the titles 4 or 5 months ago just by being pretty goddamned great. They beat a more-than-formidable tag team to win the titles and have had killer defense after killer defense since then. They are the reigning AJPW All-Asia Tag Team Champions, a title that the Meltz has referred to multiple times as the "Workrate Titles". Basically, what the X Division Title meant a decade ago, in the sense that you're about to watch that amazing hybrid style of wrestling that never fails to deliver.

They are taking on the time proven, other worldly Kotaro Suzuki, teaming up with the next Tanahashi in the making (a trait you may notice) Kento Miyahara.. Tokyo's KĊrakuen Hall is the setting, Kyohei Wada is the ref.. YOU are the most important fan in the building, and the match is pretty fresh.. Check it out..


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Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii (c) vs...

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  1. John Cena vs Kane tore the house down a couple of months back on RAW. How can the Kane vs Cena stretcher match not be the best match of the year? Its a shame they had less than 20 minutes but i still say it is easily the MOTY. Guys like Ziggler and Rollins open up the show and do their little flippy stuff to impress the children in the crowd but guys like John Cena and Kane are the reasons the arenas sell out everywhere they go and real wrestling fans know that John Cena and Kane are living legends in this business and its a privlege everytime we get to see them in action.

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  2. The failure to "get it" impresses me. Not a lot, but........

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  3. *sigh*, again? Isn't that endless tournament over?

    Here is the stage. 2 guys hit each other for real, and drop each other on their head for 94 minutes, and it's a gazillion star match. *yawn*

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  4. It's like you feel shame in educating yourself to something. That's weird to me. I like to gather information and make assessments on what is worth a moment of my time, and what isn't. To blindly block something out, to fulfill the part of my brain that rejects things I haven't learned yet; to shun stretching my brain to that dimension, it's kind of sad to me that people were conditioned to numb out education.

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  5. I just want to say, I NEVER watch these because I can't deal with the commentary (and only think about it while I am at work) but it is nice that we have some consistent variety on here with this.

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  6. I always felt Strikeforce was criminally underrated as a team. You have a couple of all time guys like Martel and Santana just BRINGING it night in night out. It's really a shame the break up didn't get a proper blood feud cage match blow off. Really disappointing stuff, but they had greasy jackets and that is something that can't be denied.

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  7. Wow, you sound like CM Punk, Bo Dallas and Damien Sandow all rolled up into one. That was one big "I AM BETTER THAN YOU BECAUSE I PREFER JAPANESE WORKRATE".

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  8. If those exact 4 guys were brought into WWE and did that exact same match move for move on RAW one week you'd spend at least a week tediously trying to shout down anyone who tried to find any fault with it whatsoever

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  9. I skimmed through the match as I don't have time to watch the whole thing (which is more than a lot of the usual types that'll come in here moaning will ever do), and while there was some goos stuff, there was also a lot of awkward parts and blown spots.



    However, if it makes the Vince Jordans of the blog so annoyed to even have to acknowledge that there's other ways to do pro wrestling, I say post 5 mediocre puro matches a day, every day.

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  10. I love how I'm seen as a "Kool aid drinking WWE fanatic". I just point out that while things are not on fire right now, it's nowhere near as bad as most people make it out to be. I often go several weeks at a time without even watching a show.

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  11. 8/25/14 .. Ok, I know people totally prefer when I explain the stage, so here it goes.. The Tag Champs, Jimmy and Jey Uso, are WWE guys who won the titles 4 or 5 months ago just by being pretty goddamned great. They beat a less-than-formidable tag team to win the titles and have had killer defense after killer defense since then. They are the reigning WWE World Tag Team Champions, a title that the Meltz has referred to multiple times as the "Penny Titles". Basically, what the Tag titles meant a decade ago, in the sense that you're about to watch that amazing hybrid of wacky partners that always fails to deliver.

    They are taking on the time proven, other worldly Dustin Rhodes, teaming up with the next Goldust in the making (a trait you may notice) Cody Rhodes.. Some place not important enough for Cole to mention is the setting, Some guy Cole is not aloud to mention is the ref.. YOU are the most important Universe member in the building, and the match is pretty cut down.. Check it out..


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p8CLHCtzweY

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  12. Don't worry, we know it's just an act.

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  13. Brilliant.

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  14. That's kinda what I thought at first, too, until I started watching Japanese wrestling. Japanese wrestling has a lot more of that big fight feeling. The psychology is much better, too, since a lot of it is based on reversals and escapes, so when a big move is hit, it has much more impact. The 5 Moves of a Doom thing is totally different since the other wrestler knows what's going on and always interrupts it. When a finisher is finally hit, it feels deserved rather than another step in a sequence.


    It's totally ok to not like it, but to mock it for a mischaracterization seems like a bit much.

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  15. What do you have against Puro ? It's pretty good stuff usually

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  16. I wish these things had english subs or something. I might watch more of it then.

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