Search found 19 matches

by Tim Cooke
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Canis Lupus vs Trauma I MOTY contender
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Canis Lupus vs Trauma I MOTY contender

"There was a really corny spot late in the match where Lupus caught the referee's hand as it was coming down on a three count. It felt totally out of place in an intense match like this. This was meant to be desperation, but came off like a badly placed comedy spot." I'm guessing what you are talkin...
by Tim Cooke
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma (NJPW 02/14/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 3056

Re: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma (NJPW 02/14/15)

I don't think this is their best match against each other. The 2014 G-1 match is a lot more compact, has more heat, and generally plays better in rewatching.
by Tim Cooke
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: F4W/Observer-Is it still worth paying for?
Replies: 782
Views: 108289

Re: F4W/Observer-Is it still worth paying for?

The WON will always have value and be worth subscribing to if just for the back issue library. I'm a big fan of well done design and user interfaces but if I held the WON to the standard of national magazines, I would never subscribe to any wrestling publication.
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Mexico
Topic: Nominations
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Nominations

El Hijo del Santo vs. Blue Panther (Monterrey 4/9/00)

El Hijo del Santo vs. Perro Aguayo Jr. (CMLL 8/13/04)
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Nominations
Replies: 25
Views: 5860

Re: Nominations

Yuki Ishikawa vs. Kazunari Murakami (BattlArts 11/26/00)

Ryumi Ueyama vs. Hiroyuki Ito (U-Style 10/6/03)

Hiroyuki Ito vs. Kiyoshi Tamura (U-Style 08/18/04)
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: The Destroyer vs. Mil Mascaras (AJPW 07/25/74)
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Re: The Destroyer vs. Mil Mascaras (AJPW 07/25/74)

Essentially a maestros match held in 1974 in Japan. Beautiful
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Giant Baba vs. The Destroyer (JWA 3/5/69)
Replies: 1
Views: 1452

Re: Giant Baba vs. The Destroyer (JWA 3/5/69)

59 minutes that go by quicker than some modern day 20 minute matches. Two guys on the same wavelength at the peak of their working abilities.
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Kiyoshi Tamura vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 06/27/98)
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: Kiyoshi Tamura vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS 06/27/98)

RINGS at the peak of the promotions in ring work. In 2015, this holds water. In 1998, it's just absolutely amazing.
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (AJPW 1/26/86)
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu (AJPW 1/26/86)

Date should be 1/28

My tag match of the year for 1986 and the peak of the Jumbo/Tenryu vs. Choshu/Yatsu feud.
by Tim Cooke
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Mexico
Topic: Hijo del Santo vs. Espanto Jr.(UWA 04/10/88)
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: Hijo del Santo vs. Espanto Jr.(UWA 04/10/88)

Terrific match but the 8/31/86 Mask vs. Mask match is their best from the 80's
by Tim Cooke
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: United States
Topic: Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 3991

Re: Nominations

Rock n Roll Express vs. Dirty White Boys (5/11/85 - Mid South)
by Tim Cooke
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Nominations
Replies: 20
Views: 4819

Re: Nominations

Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi (04/16/93 - AJPW)

Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi (07/29/93 - AJPW)

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada (6/3/94 - AJPW)

Shinjiro Otani vs. El Samurai (1/21/96 - NJPW)

Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto (6/24/99 - RINGS)
by Tim Cooke
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Wargames (WCW 05/17/92)
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: Wargames (WCW 05/17/92)

This will finish in my top 10. It's the best multi person (8+ people in one match) with the only real competition being Thunderqueen '93. Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura are excellent calling this. Also the best opening of a War Games with Austin and Windham. Probably the best US match ever.
by Tim Cooke
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Evolve (WWNLive)
Replies: 955
Views: 136247

Re: Evolve 2015

I'm a fan of Gabe's ROH booking in general, but watching every show from 2002-2006, you see the glaring holes in his tag team division and his booking of it. Some of this falls on the wrestlers who really didn't know how to work tags (tornado tags and illegal man going for pin falls late is terrible...
by Tim Cooke
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Evolve (WWNLive)
Replies: 955
Views: 136247

Re: Evolve 2015

Gabe was not good with tag teams in ROH. Probably his biggest flaw as a booker during that run. Couldn't establish teams and get them over. The 2005 Trios Tournament was the weakest peak ROH show that I attended (saw a couple of stinkers from 2007-2008).