Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW 09/01/90)

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Re: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW 09/01/90)

Post by Robareid » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:59 pm

I just watched this for the first time, and my goodness was it fantastic. Jumbo is perfect as the current ace trying to prolong the inevitable rise of Misawa, and damn was he generous. Not just in how much of the match he gave to Misawa, but more in the way he sold for him. Jumbo over the course of 1990 almost single-handedly got Misawa's elbows over as the strongest elbows anywhere. He's not just selling the strength of them, he's shocked that somebody he still views as a mere junior can hit him that hard. He, Jumbo fucking Tsuruta, a giant of a man is losing strike exchange to this tiny punk. He does all this with just his eyes. Magnificent.

Oh, and that Misawa kid wasn't too bad either.

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