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Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

SAPP TIME: http://www.mmablogger.com/weird/bob...-japanese-girls

Kenzo Suzuki is HADDO GEISHA?! http://www.sanspo.com/fight/top/f20...2006020404.html

Oh man Hiroko is a striking woman when she isn't wearing the white makeup

edit: This site was advertised on the above site http://fuzokudx.com/index2.html

HwoodNG posted:

Bless YouTube forever. I just watched Takehiro Murahama & Jushin "Thunder" Lyger vs Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA from the 2003 GHC Jr. Tag Team Title Tourney Final and thought it was an incredible match with fantastic action, striking and near falls that made me think the match was over, and I knew exactly how the match ended already.
That match was and they did a better job keeping it interesting than a lot of the latter KENTAFuji matches.

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MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


That is the second craziest game show I have ever seen.

Kikkoman
Nov 27, 2002

Posing along since 2005

I watched the Kawada vs Hashimoto match, and although it was not great, I really like the camera shot where the ring looks like a diamond and I wish I could see it come up during American matches. Reminds me of Fire Pro

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

That match is all about Hashimoto being awesome. Focused offense, great selling, and he never shrugged off the injury. For most of their careers Kawada was way better night after night, but there it wasn't even close in favor of Hash.

RIP

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Kobashi: badass in all things http://columbia.jp/~charcoal/ram/50713v_cm.ram


edit: Everyone watch what Mighty linked to

Ditch fucked around with this message at Feb 6, 2006 around 14:41

Holland Oats
Oct 20, 2003

Only the dead have seen the end of war

Check out what I found on youtube.

http://youtube.com/w/Dragon27s-Gate....?v=cSdTYKJ2H08

I wonder what kind of kid movies Magnum Tokyo-kun does.

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


As a companion, here's the anime PRIDE FC intro, which I think is pretty k-rad:
http://www.youtube.com/?v=NeNvoFMNWvw

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Ditch, any impressions on PuroDVDSource's Best of 2005?

For 12 bucks it seems like a steal, but seems a bit short...

http://www.purodvdsource.com/index....&productId=3894

MassRafTer fucked around with this message at Feb 7, 2006 around 01:20

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Well that's just volume 1 silly And you're dealing with some long-rear end bouts.

That volume is only matches which received a decent amount of praise. I'd say half of them are overrated but then I'm pickier than most. Disc 2 is solidly better but disc 1 has more important matches. Put another way, everything there is good and/or significant.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Ditch posted:

Well that's just volume 1 silly And you're dealing with some long-rear end bouts.

That volume is only matches which received a decent amount of praise. I'd say half of them are overrated but then I'm pickier than most. Disc 2 is solidly better but disc 1 has more important matches. Put another way, everything there is good and/or significant.

I assumed everything was long, but you never know with SOME tape/DVD sites that'll sell you an hour and a half's worth of content as a full tape.

I love spending money.

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Honestly though, I'd say watch the 7/18, 8/19, 9/18, 11/5 and 12/4 NOAH shows, plus 1/14 Dragon Gate and suppliment liberally with downloads. So much of the rest is just missable.

Pvt. Public
Sep 9, 2004

I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.

So I just watched the Lesnar/Chono/Fujita IWGP title match from 10/8/05 and was horribly underwhelmed. The match was just plain boring and it seems to me like the IWGP title deserves a match longer than 8:09. I figure maybe I just don't "get" Puro. What's the opinion on it 'round these parts?

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Nobody liked it. Literally nobody. The other Lesnar matches haven't been much better.

Why must you suck now Brock

In other news, NOAH is more interested in the US. After the response they got in ROH and having seen the sales of pirated DVDs online (!!!) they're looking into how to capture the market and enforce copyright laws (!!!!!!!!!). KENTA, Marufuji and Kobashi now have visas that would allow for longer/more trips to the US.

So that's a mixed bag. In Japan DVDs are crazy expensive.

edit: New avatar. Thanks for making it Coffey!

Ditch fucked around with this message at Feb 8, 2006 around 17:02

Captain Tagon
Jun 15, 2005
Back and to the left.

http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/inoki

Simon Inoki arrives at WWE Headquarters
February 9, 2006


Today at noon, New Japan Pro Wrestling President Simon Inoki arrived in Stamford, CT, to meet with WWE Officials. WWE.com will have more details on Inoki's meeting with WWE as soon as they become available.


"We velly solly for bollow block lesnal?"

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

I'm honestly baffled. NJ and TNA was supposed to be the next big thing (lol block resna, WWE and NJ are going at it over the IWGP champ, lord knows NJ talent is useless in WWE... maybe they want to co-promote in Japan because both are struggling?

Today's PuroPulse won't cover it because I'm flat-footed on the subject.

Meanwhile I love this pic

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Illinois Smith
Nov 15, 2003

Ninety-one? There are ninety other "Tiger Drivers"? Do any involve actual tigers, or driving?


I may not like most of his matches that aren't against the crazy skytwistering clown ... But drat if I don't get all warm and fuzzy inside every time I see a picture of Ebessan in his gear outside the ring.

Illinois Smith fucked around with this message at Feb 9, 2006 around 19:24

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

New Puropulse! Check out the NOAH Budokan main events! Why come so many New Japan wrestlers left? And possibly pictures of Ebessan from ten years ago! (okay that is actually itt)

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/46436

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Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

New Puroresu Pulse which deals with whether I'm a biased rear end in a top hat, and a bunch of smallish news/results.

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/46589

Who Gotch Ya
Jun 27, 2003

streetdoctors.com
Yes, we are hybrid rappers.


Captain Tagon posted:

"We velly solly for bollow block lesnal?"

Hahaha, I want NJPW to steal Lashley and call him Block Reznor and have him and Brock feud endlessly.

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

PuroPulse: http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/46697

Highlights: New Japan 2/19 Sumo Hall results, more on New Japan's roster turnover, and an analysis of Akebono in New Japan.

Next week: All Japan is dooooooooomed.

READ IT OR OTANI CUTS YOU

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Who Gotch Ya
Jun 27, 2003

streetdoctors.com
Yes, we are hybrid rappers.


This may have been noted already by somebody somewhere here but I forget where. If it was, it deserves to be restated. Everybody should watch The Calamari Wrestler.

It's a movie about a dead wrestler who comes back in the form of a huge squid to fight for the IMGP title. I won't give away any other aspects of the main story 'cause it's full of hilarious developments.

It stars Osamu Nishimura as The Calamari Wrestler and features a guest appearance from Takayama, one of the greatest men to ever live. It references Inoki's fighting spirit, and a Fire Pro style renaming of Rikidozan (Godozan).

It has great quotes such as "But Calamari is banned from wrestling, how will he support me?"

The storyline will be hilarious to anybody who's a fan of Japanese Pro-Wrestling.

I got it for like 13 bucks from overstock.com

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Does it have subtitles? If so :kittyjig:

dokomoy
May 21, 2004


How good of a wrestler is Jack Evans? I've only seen a few of his matches, but as far as I can tell, he does awsome flips and nothing else. Can he strike or grapple or suplex or ??

Nut Bunnies
May 24, 2005



Fun Shoe

Ditch posted:

Next week: All Japan is dooooooooomed.



I can't wait!

Holland Oats
Oct 20, 2003

Only the dead have seen the end of war

dokomoy posted:

How good of a wrestler is Jack Evans? I've only seen a few of his matches, but as far as I can tell, he does awsome flips and nothing else. Can he strike or grapple or suplex or ??

He's a graduate of the last Hart Dungeon class, so I'd assume so. I haven't really seen it myself.

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Evans is a great whipping boy. First off he is the most bendable wrestler ever bar none, get ROH 6/24/04 (Survival of the Fittest 1) for proof. Second he bumps huge. Third he's unselfish. His offense is... limited, so I'm not sure how good he'll be in a less mat-worky Dragon Gate, but hey they like him.

On a related note I just saw Cabana's Zero-One debut and I think he's gonna do just fiiiiiine

Who Gotch Ya
Jun 27, 2003

streetdoctors.com
Yes, we are hybrid rappers.


Ditch posted:

Does it have subtitles? If so :kittyjig:

Yes. The audio is Japanese with English subs.

dokomoy posted:

How good of a wrestler is Jack Evans? I've only seen a few of his matches, but as far as I can tell, he does awsome flips and nothing else. Can he strike or grapple or suplex or ??

According to Josh Barnett he knows more than he thinks he does about grappling.

Edit: Why is Hustle so elusive. Hardly any DVD sites sell them and they're never on the other thing or youtube. I just want to see more ridiculous comedy wrestling shows and I've only seen ONE. If anybody can tell me where I can see some Hustle, please let me know.

Who Gotch Ya fucked around with this message at Feb 23, 2006 around 19:22

Monster Zero
Sep 14, 2003



I just came across this match on Youtube with Mr. Magician vs Naoshi Sano. I wasn't too impressed and was about to close the window when the finish of the match came. Easily the funniest ending sequence I've ever seen in a wrestling match. I just watched this stupid thing at least five times in a row.

Check it out, the clip is only three minutes long - http://www.youtube.com/?v=8fTdaLE3CWg

Monster Zero fucked around with this message at Feb 24, 2006 around 10:02

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Naoshi Sano is much in the line of Survival Tobita in terms of being the straight man against odd opponents. He once took a 619 from an 8 year old girl and sold it.

Naoshi Sano

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Ditch posted:

Naoshi Sano is much in the line of Survival Tobita in terms of being the straight man against odd opponents. He once took a 619 from an 8 year old girl and sold it.

Naoshi Sano

Ah, Saitama Pro, you were the darling of the Internet for about twenty minutes in 1999.

Russ
Dec 17, 2005

Chimping around, kick my brains round the floor
These are the days - it never rains but it pours


Ditch posted:

Naoshi Sano is much in the line of Survival Tobita in terms of being the straight man against odd opponents. He once took a 619 from an 8 year old girl and sold it.

Naoshi Sano

I cut this clipped match from a Pro Wrestling 666 Halloween special show last year. Why it didn't get Match Of The Year 2005 is beyond me.

http://www.badongo.com/vid.php?file...02-24_MOTYC.wmv

HwoodNG
May 4, 2004

Highly Respected SAS Wrestling Poster

I'm looking for the titles to 2 entrance themes:

The one Keiji Mutoh used during 2001

TenKoji, same time period.

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/46917 - Link to FREE PURO! Also ALL JAPAN NOT DOING SO HOT! And Yoshie + Corino = PINK FORCE~

NOAH has a big ol' show coming up on Sunday and the matches to watch are Kobashi vs KENTA, and Kanemaru/Sugiura vs Hidaka/Fujita. Plus to a lesser extent Akiyama vs Minoru Suzuki, Misawa vs Morishima and Taue vs Marufuji.

Who Gotch Ya
Jun 27, 2003

streetdoctors.com
Yes, we are hybrid rappers.


Speaking of entrance themes, who came out to The Final Countdown? I remember it being in a bunch of Japanese wrestling games but I can't remember who used it.

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

Someone from Japan used it?! Not anyone recently that's for sure. I thought Danielson was a trailblazer in that regard. Closest I can think of is Masa Fuchi using DANGER ZONE~.

edit: Yahoo search tells me Mutoh used it in the mid '80s.

Nut Bunnies
May 24, 2005



Fun Shoe

Ready for some weird news?

From puroresufan.com:

quote:

"Be afraid. Be very afraid. The front page of the newest Naigai Times says that Vince McMahon's WWE is making an aggressive attempt to buy out New Japan and make its biggest push into Japan yet. If this comes to anything, naturally I'll post an update..."

HwoodNG
May 4, 2004

Highly Respected SAS Wrestling Poster

Captain Charisma posted:

Ready for some weird news?

From puroresufan.com:




A bullshit story from the Japanese press? Well, I never. You might as well tell me Santa Claus isn't real.

Ditch
Jul 29, 2003

Backdrop Hunger

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/47086
THIS WEEK: NOAH ran Budokan Hall on Sunday. How did they do? Also a link to like 3 gigs of free pre-split All Japan I'm hosting but don't mind that

Nut Bunnies
May 24, 2005



Fun Shoe

Ditch posted:

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/47086
THIS WEEK: NOAH ran Budokan Hall on Sunday. How did they do? Also a link to like 3 gigs of free pre-split All Japan I'm hosting but don't mind that



oh giant baba, how your promotion has fallen

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The Rokstar
Aug 18, 2002

by FactsAreUseless


Russ posted:

Why it didn't get Match Of The Year 2005 is beyond me.

http://www.badongo.com/vid.php?file...02-24_MOTYC.wmv
You and me both. Match Of The Year? More like Match Of All Time. (Or the MOAT for short.)

Edit: They play the Double Dragon theme at the end of the Mr. Magician clip.

The Rokstar fucked around with this message at Mar 9, 2006 around 23:30

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