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Maybach Taniguchi (マイバッハ谷口

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:29 pm
by rollup
:D :twisted: Haha , he should be up for consideration. He was always reliable as a placeholder title defense and he also has a catalogue of matches where he has more than held his end.

Re: Maybach Taniguchi (マイバッハ谷口

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:28 pm
by Joe Lanza
This guy was a legitimate heavyweight prospect during a time when the company really needed one to work out. With the way Morishima's career panned out, Taniguchi essentially flopping as a potential heavyweight star was a real blow, and that void is still one that desperately needs to be filled.

With that said, he has pockets of work that I've enjoyed surrounded by large quantities of absolute shit. I suspect a close watch would improve his reputation with me, but he's not a guy I want to spend a ton of time on. He's just not very interesting.

Re: Maybach Taniguchi (マイバッハ谷口

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:51 pm
by dylanjstx
Historically not very good but I do think he's been pretty great this year. Him and Marufuji are one of the best tag teams in the world right now. What that adds to his case however, not much.

Re: Maybach Taniguchi (マイバッハ谷口

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:37 pm
by Joe Lanza
Was this the best year of his career? Even the angle on 12/22 where he turns on Marufuji was awesome.

Re: Maybach Taniguchi (マイバッハ谷口

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:44 pm
by Ferrante207
Joe Lanza wrote:This guy was a legitimate heavyweight prospect during a time when the company really needed one to work out. With the way Morishima's career panned out, Taniguchi essentially flopping as a potential heavyweight star was a real blow, and that void is still one that desperately needs to be filled.

With that said, he has pockets of work that I've enjoyed surrounded by large quantities of absolute shit. I suspect a close watch would improve his reputation with me, but he's not a guy I want to spend a ton of time on. He's just not very interesting.
Why the hell would you do a maybach "close watch"? So you can realize he's a 6/10 instead of the 4/10 we thought? I like to save my tape study for stuff I at least enjoy.

Re: Maybach Taniguchi (マイバッハ谷口

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm
by GOTNW
He had some really good stuff in a period from about 2009-2011 (I particularly enjoyed his series of matches vs Go Shiozaki) but gimmicking him and turning him into KENTA's muscle ruined his, ahem....workrate and also any chances of him ever getting a proper push beyond "perennial monster title challenger".