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Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (AJPW 02/23/1989)
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:14 pm
Re: Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (AJPW 02/23/1989)
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:13 pm
Watched it for the first time last night and gave it *****. There's one sort of dull spot in the match, but even then, this match is almost 30 minutes long and they work it like a G1 sprint. There's SO MUCH going on here, also. Tenryu and Jumbo hate each other and are building towards their match in June, Kawada is trying to prove that he belongs in the same league as Jumbo, Yatsu gets fed up of taking Tenryu's crap, and Kawada and Yatsu together creates a scrappy masterpiece.
From the 80's All Japan I've watched, I'd put this at #2 behind the 1/28/86 match between Choshu & Yatsu vs. Jumbo & Tenryu.
Tenryu also takes the greatest bump from Jumbo's high knee EVER. So, yeah, watch this match.