NJPW World recommendations

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K. Hare
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NJPW World recommendations

Post by K. Hare » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:07 am

Post must see stuff/hidden gems, etc. The Senor Lariato list is a great tool but is super daunting, figured this is a way to get some quick recommendations.

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Re: NJPW World recommendations

Post by Drew Wardlaw » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:48 am

The whole first Tokyo Dome show is on there, Super Power Clash or Battle Sattellite or something, 04/24/89. I really enjoy the whole card, bit definitely check out...
Sano vs Saito
Hashimoto vs Zangiev
Hase/Koshinaka vs Takano/Super Strong Machine

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Re: NJPW World recommendations

Post by brianjackson » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:20 am

I've watched everything up to 1981, and a lot of it is just Inoki shoot-style matches but there are several matches worth checking out:

Antonio Inoki vs Billy Robinson (12/11/1975) - This is REALLY long but the last 20 minutes or so are excellent.
Tatsumi Fujinami vs Ryuma Go (7/27/1978) - Old school junior heavyweight title match, very well-wrestled.
Antonio Inoki vs Bob Backlund (12/6/1979) - Not flashy or extravagant but some of the best mat wrestling you'll see.
Tatsumi Fujinami vs Kengo Kimura (12/13/1979) - Another great Fujinami junior title match.

These are my favourites, but any of the Inoki-Hansen matches or Fujinami junior title matches are excellent.

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