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Muraco's Monday Morning Matches of the Week (11/10/14)

October baseball had taken the place of puro, as Game 7 of the WS in particular went ****¾, with an incredible Blanco assisted false finish. However, we're back with some killer matches, this first one in particular should stand the test of time and be right up at the top of the MOTYC list when we get to the end of the year. The invent of iPPV and the consistency of the DM page has made following along with the puro world incredibly convenient. My first instinct is to say "best in-ring year ever", but I know full well it's also the first time I've seen over 500 puro matches in a calendar year, so this may be par for the course for all I know. Either way, it's been a ton of fun..

NJPW: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Hirooki Goto - [11/8/14]

The absolute must-see match of the month, right here. The best word to describe Tomohiro Ishii would be "Matchsmith". The guy is a friggin' matchsmith, and he has to be the favorite for Wrestler of the Year at this point. This is on par with all of his 2014 classics, and the invent of iPPV has made this guy a legend. There is literally nothing finer than watching this guy murdering souls live on the big screen at 4am Pacific. He's basically Bumgarner in spandex and shoulder tape, systematically dissecting the competition. It should also be noted that the once inconspicuous NEVER Openweight Title has been elevated to one of the 5 most important singles titles in the world.





ROH: AJ Styles vs. Matt Sydal - [Aired 11/1/14]

Not quite as strong as the Styles/O'Reilly match from a month before, but far beyond the norm. Even in 2014, when ROH is good they're very, very good. There was some stuff here that I don't remember seeing before, which is always a plus, and Sydal looked better here than he did on the Dragon Gate PPV against Ricochet. We also get the return of the GANZO BOMB! Anytime you get Bullet Club on U.S. television, it's as good as you're gonna get on North American TV.



DG: Millenials (T-Hawk & Eita) vs. Osaka06 (CIMA & Gamma) - [11/2/14]


A rematch of one of the better tag matches of the year, as CIMA & Gamma attempt to take the tag titles off of the best tag team in wrestling today, T-Hawk & Eita. Too fast for a play-by-play recap, as the action is akin to 4 quarters of a fast break hoop game that'll run you out the building. Another feather in the cap of the best tag team in the world.




NOAH: Daisuke Harada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - [11/4/14]

No need to front, NOAH appears to be in some serious trouble, with a fan base that consistently sits there as quiet and emotionless as possible. Their big tournament of the year, unfolding over the last few weeks, didn't seem to add any additional excitement. Lost in the apathy was this gem, as Zack Sabre Jr. challenges for the Jr. Heavyweight Title. One can only imagine how this contest would have been received in front of the amazing Reseda crowds of PWG (i.e. elevated to an instant classic). Nonetheless, still a tremendous bout.


Comments

  1. Virgil's Gimmick TableNovember 10, 2014 at 2:20 AM

    The NEVER Openweight title is not one of the most important titles in the fucking world. You're turning up the hyperbole meter up pretty high tonight mang.

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  2. Prestige-wise, it's very close to the Southern States Wrestling Streetfighting Championship.

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  3. I've been impressed with what I've seen of Zack Sabre's matches lately, but he's so lanky it makes his them hard to buy into. He's 27, he really should have more muscle mass at his age, and not just for look, but for his own protection.

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  4. It's gonna be the most heated match on Earth's 2nd biggest show of 2015. It's like half of the top 20 matches of 2014. Simple science.

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  5. If everything's a five star match, is anything truly a five star match?

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  6. Whooooa... Deep, man.

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  7. What is the sound of five stars rating?

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  8. So who's handling NJPW's iPPVs now?

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  9. Pretty soon we will need an continuous IV of dopamine just to appreciate a Triple Moonsault.

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  10. You're blowing my mind!!!

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  11. If KENTA hits a suplex in the middle of the woods, can Meltzer rate it?

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  12. Hey Dock, is there anything else on the weekend's NJPW show worth checking out?

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  13. Main event was very good.. Jr. Tag title was also exactly as good as you'd expect.. Yoshitatsu's 1st match back, against AJ, if that peaks your interest..

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  14. Time Splitters vs. reDRagon was awesome! Need to check out the Ishii match.

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  15. Glorified jobber WWE Hall of Famer Koko b. Ware???? Are we talking about the same guy?

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  16. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Ryder
    Axel
    Hornswoggle
    Cole
    Khali

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  17. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:33 AM

    Eva Marie would make a good heel valet. She just has an aura that makes people not like her and being that she sucks in the ring she could be put to use there.

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  18. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:33 AM

    This should go to Ziggler.

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  19. She was hotter than all the Divas at that point imo

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  20. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:34 AM

    Hot Shot by Eddie Gilbert.

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  21. Yes. Just like every Nitro was the "best nitro ever".

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  22. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Why does dudes music in the first video sound like a techno remix of Rusev's theme?

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  23. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    "What if c-a-t really spelled dog?"

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  24. Perhaps a partner with a higher level of energy than most.

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  25. I really miss the World Series.

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  26. They could have done a little more with him. He was a talented guy and got that shitty gimmick over.

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  27. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    This Zack Sabre Jr. looks like a discount Tom Cruise.

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  28. I was kinda hoping that main event would be blowing people away when I heard about the card. But sounds like it was just a really good match.

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  29. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    When it comes to Puro stuff, they had to invent a whole new star system because every match was so good.

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  30. The Ghostbuster was a badass finisher to me at the time.

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  31. and baggier pants and checkerier suspenders than most.

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  32. That Game 7 had everything. People who say baseball is boring can STICK IT BROTHER

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  33. What a match Ishii vs Goto is. It's up there with Styles/Suzuki for a MOTYC.

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  34. Koko used to team with the Blue Blazer, way before High Energy, and they worked really well. Too bad they never ran with them in that incarnation. Those two going 20 minutes against the Rockers could have drawn the map for the Hardys/E&C rivalry.

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  35. Damn right, but the name confused me as a kid. What did Ghostbusters have to do with birds?

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  36. As a kid, I was just like, "Well, it's a brainbuster, and it needed a different name to be his Big Move, so they just used the most popular thing with Buster in it." and I think I pretty much nailed it

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  37. I was literally about to post that.

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  38. I lost almost as many brain cells watching that Ishii/Goto match as Ishii and Goto did participating in it.

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  39. CruelConnectionNumber2November 10, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Close... but don't get crazy.

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