Let's talk about 1970s All Japan

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Let's talk about 1970s All Japan

Post by Adam D » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:15 am

I know 1980s and especially 1990s All Japan is the wheelhouse for many puro fans but I've been hitting theditch.biz and youtube hard lately watching a ton of 1970s stuff. So much to love: Young Jumbo finding his feet! Giant Baba! 2 out of 3 fall NWA title changes! Dory Funk Jr! Mat work, mat work, mat work! Anyone else out there that digs on this decade for this company?

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Post by Adam D » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:35 am

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Re: Let's talk about 1970s All Japan

Post by pol » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:40 am

I love all the Billy Robinson stuff. Sadly there isn't much of it.

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Post by Adam D » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:06 am

Been watching Robinson v Jumbo and it's great stuff, especially love Robinson hand standing and unscrewing himself out of Jumbo's headlocks.

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Re: Let's talk about 1970s All Japan

Post by sternness » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:10 pm

I love 70s All Japan. Billy vs. Jumbo from 3/5/77 might be my favorite match of all time. I remember when Ditch uploaded that match (must have been freshman year, early 2007 I wanna say) and I watched it and was totally blown away to the point I sent the link to that match to everyone I knew, wrestling fan or not, on AIM and MSN. Jack Brisco/Dory Jr. had an incredible hour draw that, to some degree, feels like the blueprint for Steamboat/Flair and I'd recommend that match to anyone who likes that era of wrestling but I'd imagine everyone who likes that era has probably seen it by now! Also the Sheik and Abdullah vs. Funks matches from the 77 and 79 Tag League are must see. By my estimation, they're the best matches that Sheik was ever in and the same can probably be said for Abby.

Oh, and Destroyer vs. Mil Mascaras is pretty great. Check out Horst Hoffman too.

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Re: Let's talk about 1970s All Japan

Post by Adam D » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:07 am

Great post ^

Into this tag at the moment, a lot of cool stuff for the trainspotters. A woman screaming when Terry chops Jumbo is great stuff. Also, Terry trying to get out of a Jumbo clutch by holding Jumbo's ankles and walking him over to Dory is pretty funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhdHfdh8LAU

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