Dick Murdoch vs. Killer Karl Kox (NJPW 12/09/1976)

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Francis Adu
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Re: Dick Murdoch vs. Killer Karl Kox (NJPW 12/09/1976)

Post by Francis Adu » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:39 pm

This is a a fairly minimalist yet bloody bar fight built primarily on punches and stomps but every single punch and stomp seems to matter so much. And the ending matches the bar fight feel perfectly by having Kox and Murdoch come across as two old drunken crazy pugilists who will let nothing stop them from tearing each other apart. Nothing is filler and the brawling makes the presence of any "big" moves, such as the brainbuster or calf branding, feel like huge pillars in the match. This will definitely be on my ballot as a beauty of simple yet smart match structuring & brawling.

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Re: Dick Murdoch vs. Killer Karl Kox (NJPW 12/09/1976)

Post by BillThompson » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:18 pm

Kox punches hard, Murdoch punches hard. They are attempting to beat one another down with strikes, but they surround the strikes with a sturdy structure that gives the strokes more meaning. A contender for my list.

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Re: Dick Murdoch vs. Killer Karl Kox (NJPW 12/09/1976)

Post by GOTNW » Sun May 15, 2016 2:46 pm

Thread title is botched, match took place in AJPW.

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