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My List of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

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World's Worst Man

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Stolen completely from Loss. I like putting together lists, so I'm going to do one of the top wrestling matches by year, according to me. It should also give me a good idea of which years I'm lacking in footage of. I left out matches that were significantly edited. Challenge me on matches you disagree with. I'm itching to watch some of this stuff again, but I can't justify it without a good reason. Part of the reason is that I have a depressing amount of unwatched stuff. Updates at the bottom.

 

1970

1 Antonio Inoki vs Dory Funk Jr. (9/2/70, ***3/4)

1973

1 The Destroyer vs Mil Mascaras (10/9/73, ****1/4)

 

1974

1 Mil Mascaras vs The Destroyer (7/25/74, ****1/2)

 

1976

1 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Terry Funk (6/11/76, ****1/2)

2 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Jack Brisco (8/28/76, 2/3 Falls, ****)

3 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Giant Baba (5/1/76, ****)

 

1977

1 Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee (8/29/77, ***3/4)

2 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Harley Race (6/11/77, 2/3 Falls, ***1/2)

 

1980

1 Dynamite Kid vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (2/5/80, ****)

 

1981

1 Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. (12/13/81, ****1/4)

2 Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter (3/21/81, ***1/2)

 

1982

1 Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (8/5/82, ****1/2)

2 Bob Backlund vs. Adrian Adonis (1/18/82, ****1/4)

3 Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (1/28/82, ***3/4)

4 Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk Jr. (3/21/82, ***3/4)

5 Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (7/23/82, ***3/4)

6 Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (1/1/82, ***1/2)

 

1983

1 Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (4/21/83, ****)

2 Stan Hansen & Brusier Brody vs Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu (12/12/83, ***3/4)

3 Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle (3/12/83, ***1/2)

 

1984

1 Sgt. Slaughter vs. The Iron Sheik (6/16/84, ****)

2 Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs. The Brisco Brothers (12/28/84, ****)

3 Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (12/5/84, ***3/4)

4 Super Tiger vs Akira Maeda (9/11/84, ***3/4)

5 Adrian Adonis/Dick Murdoch vs. Bob Backlund/Brian Blair (7/7/84, ***3/4)

6 Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (12/5/84, 25:36 of 27:19 shown, ***1/2)

7 Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Nobuhiko Takada (10/22/84, ***1/2)

8 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Nick Bockwinkle (2/24/84, ***1/2)

9 Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (9/7/84, ***1/2)

 

1985

1 Jaguar Yokota vs. La Galactica (2/27/85, ****1/2)

2 Devil Masami vs. Chigusa Nagayo (8/22/85, ****1/2)

3 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (9/11/85, ****)

4 Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (9/11/85, ***3/4)

5 Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (7/17/85, 10:23 of 15:15 shown, ***3/4)

6 Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Akira Maeda (3/2/85, ***3/4)

7 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Super Tiger (9/6/85, ***3/4)

8 Dump Matsumoto & Rosy Moreno vs. Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo (1/5/85, ***3/4)

9 Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (7/8/85, 11:23 of 15:04 shown, ***1/2)

10 Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Kazuo Yamazaki (1/7/85, ***1/2)

11 Ricky Steamboat vs. Bob Orton Jr. (7/20/85, ***1/2)

12 Greg Valentine vs. Ricky Steamboat (6/21/85, ***1/2)

13 Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (6/24/85, ***1/2)

 

1986

1 Akira Maeda/Yoshiaki Fujiwara/Osamu Kido/Nobuhiko Takada/Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami/Kengo Kimura/Umanosuke Ueda/Kantaro Hoshino (3/26/86, ****1/2)

2 Hart Foundation vs. Killer Bees (2/17/86, ****1/4)

3 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Keiichi Yamada (5/1/86, ****)

4 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (7/27/86, ****)

5 Nobuhiko Takada & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido (12/8/86, ****)

6 Akira Maeda/Yoshiaki Fujiwara/Osamu Kido/Nobuhiko Takada/Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Tatsumi Fujinami/Kengo Kimura/Shiro Koshinaka/George Takano/Kantaro Hoshino (9/16/86, ***3/4)

7 Nobuhiko Takada vs. The Cobra (6/17/86,***3/4)

8 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (8/7/86, ***1/2)

9 Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (9/19/86, ***1/2)

10 Ricky Steamboat vs. Jake Roberts (8/9/86, ***1/2)

 

1987

1 Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham (1/20/87, ****1/2)

2 Nobuhiko Takada & Akira Maeda vs. Keiji Muto & Shiro Koshinaka (3/20/87, ****1/4)

3 Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage (3/29/87, ****)

4 Yukari Omori vs. Lioness Asuka (4/15/87, ***3/4)

5 Nobuhiko Takada & Akira Maeda vs. Keiji Muto & Shiro Koshinaka (3/26/87, ***1/2)

6 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi (8/20/87, ***1/2)

 

1988

1 Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (12/16/88, ****3/4)

2 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Genichiro Tenryu (10/28/88, ****1/4)

3 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (11/10/88, ****1/4)

4 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Hiro Hase (3/11/88, ****1/4)

5 Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (8/13/88, ****)

6 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Tiger Mask (3/9/88, ****)

7 Akira Maeda vs Gerard Gourdeau (8/13/88, ****)

8 Nobuhiko Takada vs Bob Backlund (12/22/88, ***3/4)

9 Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (5/12/88, ***3/4)

10 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (6/11/88, ***1/2)

 

1989

1 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (6/5/89, ****3/4)

2 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (4/2/89, ****3/4)

3 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (10/11/89, ****1/4)

4 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (5/7/89, ****)

5 Yoji Anjoh vs Masakatsu Funaki (6/14/89, ****)

6 Masakatsu Funaki vs Tatsuo Nakano (7/24/89, ****)

7 Naoki Sano vs. Jushin Liger (7/13/89, JIP, 10:56 of 13:48 shown, ****)

8 Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (8/1/89, JIP 11:04 of 15:26 shown, ****)

9 Akira Maeda vs. Nobuhiko Takada (6/14/89, ****)

10 Akira Maeda vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (8/13/89, ***3/4)

11 Yoji Anjoh vs Minoru Suzuki (10/25/89, ***3/4)

12 Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (5/21/89, ***3/4)

13 Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (9/20/89, ***3/4)

14 Kazuo Yamazaki vs Yoji Anjoh (8/13/89, ***3/4)

15 Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (5/4/89, ***3/4)

16 Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (1/10/89, ***3/4)

17 Shiro Koshinaka vs. Hiroshi Hase (3/16/89, ***3/4)

18 Riki Choshu & Masa Saito vs. Super Strong Machine & George Takano (3/16/89, ***3/4)

19 Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (10/25/89, ***1/2)

20 Jumbo Tsuruta & Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu (8/6/89, ***1/2)

21 Atsushi Onita vs Masashi Aoyagi (10/6/89, ***1/2)

22 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (1/7/89, ***1/2)

23 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (2/23/89, ***1/2)

24 Yoji Anjoh vs Minoru Suzuki (4/14/89, 13:41 of 19:39 shown, ***1/2)

 

1990

1 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (6/8/90, ****3/4)

2 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (9/1/90, ****3/4)

3 Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (1/31/90, ****1/2)

4 Mtsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta/Masa Fuchi/Akira Taue (10/19/90, ****1/2)

5 Southern Boys vs. Midnight Express (7/7/90, ****1/4)

6 Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (4/19/90, ****)

7 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (2/9/90, ***3/4)

8 Steve Williams vs. Toshiaki Kawada (JIP, 13:27 of 16:22 shown, ***3/4)

9 Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (3/6/90, ***3/4)

10 Genichiro Tenryu & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Tiger Mask II (1/14/90, ***3/4)

11 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (4/19/90, ***1/2)

 

1991

1 Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue/Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (10/21/91, ****1/2)

2 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Toshiaki Kawada (10/24/91, ****1/2)

3 Keiji Muto vs. Masahiro Chono (8/11/91, ****1/4)

4 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Mitsuharu Misawa (4/20/91, ****1/4)

5 Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (3/3/91, ****1/4)

6 Mitsuhara Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (07/24/91, ****)

7 Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (8/26/91, ****)

8 Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki (10/6/91, ****)

9 Ric Flair/Larry Zbyszko/Barry Windham/Sid Vicious vs. Sting/Brian Pillman/Scott Steiner/Ric Steiner (2/24/91, ****)

10 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Terry Gordy (6/1/91, ****)

11 Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono (8/9/91, ***3/4)

12 Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue (1/15/91, ***3/4)

13 Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (5/24/91, JIP, 16:07 of 23:42, ***3/4)

14 Mitsuhara Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue (09/24/91, ***1/2)

15 Bull Nakano vs Yumiko Hotta (1/23/91, ***1/2)

16 Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue/Masanobu Fuchi vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (10/27/91, ***1/2)

 

1992

1 Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (11/26/92, ****3/4)

2 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada (10/21/1992, ****1/2)

3 Manami Toyota vs. Toshiyo Yamada (8/15/92, ****1/2)

4 Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai (4/30/92, ****1/4)

5 Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto (1/4/92, ****1/4)

6 Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto (11/26/92, ****1/4)

7 Vader vs Sting (12/28/92, ****1/4)

8 Jushin Liger vs. Pegasus Kid (2/10/92, ****1/4)

9 Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman (2/29/92, ****)

10 Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue vs. Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada (12/13/92, ****)

11 Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog (8/29/92, ****)

12 Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage (4/5/92, ****)

13 Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright (9/21/92, ****)

14 Pegasus Kid vs. Jushin Liger (8/12/92, ****)

15 Hiroshi Hase vs Great Muta (12/14/92, ****)

16 Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuhara Misawa (08/22/1992, ****)

17 Bull Nakano & Aja Kong vs. Akira Hokuto & Toshiyo Yamada (8/15/92, ****)

18 Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama (12/04/1992, ****)

19 Masa Chono vs. Keiji Muto (8/11/92, ***3/4)

20 Bull Nakano vs Aja Kong (11/26/92, ***3/4)

21 Vader vs. Sting (7/12/92, ***3/4)

22 Jumbo Tsuruta/Masanobu Fuchi/Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi (1/12/92, JIP, 19:30 of 26:00 shown, ***3/4)

23 Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright (5/8/92, ***3/4)

24 Stan Hansen vs Mitsuharu Misawa (4/17/92, ***1/2)

25 Kyoko Inoue & Mariko Yoshida vs Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa (5/24/92, ***1/2)

26 Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Akira Hokuto & Etsuko Mita (5/24/92, ***1/2)

27 Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper (4/5/92, ***1/2)

28 Jumbo Tsuruta & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi (1/2/92, ***1/2)

 

1993

1 Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori (4/2/93, *****)

2 Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (7/29/93, *****)

3 Toshiyo Yamada & Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (4/11/93, ****3/4)

4 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (06/01/93, ****1/2)

5 Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (1/30/93, ****1/2)

6 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (3/27/93, ****1/2)

7 Stan Hansen vs Toshiaki Kawada (2/28/93, ****1/4)

8 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue (2/28/93, ****1/4)

9 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (7/29/93, ****1/4)

10 Steve Williams vs Mitsuharu Misawa (9/3/93, ****1/4)

11 Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/16/93, ****1/4)

12 Vader vs. Sting (2/21/93, ****1/4)

13 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Stan Hansen (3/30/93, ****1/4)

14 Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi (1/26/93, ****1/4)

15 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (12/3/93, ****)

16 Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue/Yoshinari Ogawa (7/2/93, ****)

17 Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (6/13/93, ****)

18 Steve Williams vs Kenta Kobashi (8/31/93, ****)

19 Aja Kong & Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori & Eagle Sawai (4/11/93, ****)

20 Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (12/10/93, ****)

21 Shinya Hashimoto vs Genichiro Tenryu (8/8/93, ****)

22 Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki (4/2/93, ****)

23 Nobuhiko Takada vs Vader (12/5/93, ***3/4)

24 Akira Hokuto vs. Yumiko Hotta (8/21/93, ***1/2)

25 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Stan Hansen (5/21/93, ***1/2)

26 Vader vs. Cactus Jack (10/24/93, ***1/2)

27 Kenta Kobashi vs Terry Gordy (5/21/93, ***1/2)

28 Kyoko Inoue/Takako Inoue/Toshiyo Yamada vs. Aja Kong/Kaoru Ito/Infernal Kaoru (8/21/93, ***1/2)

 

1994

1 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (6/3/94, *****)

2 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (5/21/94, ****3/4)

3 Super Vader vs. Nobuhiko Takada (8/18/94, ****3/4)

4 Aja Kong vs Yumiko Hotta (1/24/94, ****3/4)

5 Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams (9/3/94, ****3/4)

6 Toshiaki Kawada vs Steve Williams (4/16/94, ****1/2)

7 Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (3/20/94, ****1/2)

8 Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda (1/24/94, ****1/2)

9 Wild Pegasus vs. Great Sasuke (4/16/94, ****1/2)

10 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (4/11/94, ****1/4)

11 Toshiaki Kawada vs Steve Williams (10/22/94, ****1/4)

12 Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (4/1/94, ****1/4)

13 Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Gary Albright (8/18/94, ****1/4)

14 Jushin Liger vs. Great Sasuke (4/16/94, ****1/4)

15 Bull Nakano vs Kyoko Inoue (1/24/94, ****)

16 El Samurai vs. Great Sasuke (4/16/94, ****)

17 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (12/10/94, ****)

18 Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (3/27/94, ***3/4)

19 Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (12/10/94, ***3/4)

20 Jushin Liger vs. Super Delfin (6/18/94, ***3/4)

21 Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright (6/10/94, ***1/2)

22 Bret Hart vs 1-2-3 Kid (07/01/94, ***1/2)

23 Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan vs. The Nasty Boys (5/22/94, ***1/2)

 

1995

1 Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (6/9/95, AJPW Double Tag Titles, *****)

2 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (1/24/95, ****3/4)

3 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (4/15/95, ****1/2)

4 Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (4/8/95, ****1/2)

5 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (3/26/95, ****1/2)

6 Jushin Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon (12/95, ****1/2)

7 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (7/24/95, ****1/4)

8 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (4/6/95, ****1/4)

9 Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (7/24/95, ****1/4)

10 Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog (12/17/95, ****1/4)

11 Koji Kanemoto vs. Shinjiro Otani (7/13/95, ****1/4)

12 Jushin Liger vs. Gedo (12/95, ****1/4)

13 Toshiaki Kawada vs Gary Albright (10/25/95, ****)

14 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (4/12/95, ****)

15 Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi (3/21/95, ****)

16 Lionheart vs. Wild Pegasus (12/95, ****)

17 Ultimo Dragon vs. Shinjiro Otani (12/95, ****)

18 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (9/10/95, ***3/4)

19 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (10/15/95, ***3/4)

20 Shinya Hashimoto vs. Kensuke Sasaki (1/4/95, ***3/4)

21 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (12/9/95, ***3/4)

22 Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (5/3/95, ***3/4)

23 Bret Hart vs. Diesel (11/19/95, ***3/4)

24 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (10/25/95, ***3/4)

25 Jushin Liger vs. Gran Naniwa (12/95, ***3/4)

26 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (3/4/95, ***1/2)

27 Ric Flair vs. Keiji Muto (8/13/95, ***1/2)

28 Toshiaki Kawada vs Jun Akiyama (3/21/95, ***1/2)

29 Nobuhiko Takada vs Vader (4/20/95, ***1/2)

 

1996

1 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (12/6/96, *****)

2 El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani (1/21/96, ****3/4)

3 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (5/96, ****1/2)

4 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (7/9/96, ****1/2)

5 Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Shinjiro Otani (3/17/96, ****1/2)

6 Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (11/17/96, ****1/2)

7 Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Ultimo Dragon (8/4/96, ****1/2)

8 Shinjiro Otani vs. Wild Pegasus (3/20/96, ****1/2)

9 Black Tiger vs. Wild Pegasus (6/11/96, ****1/2)

10 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (11/29/96, ****1/4)

11 Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (3/31/96, ****1/4)

12 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (3/31/96, ****1/4)

13 Jushin Liger vs. Black Tiger (6/12/96, ****1/4)

14 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (5/24/96, ****1/4)

15 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shinya Hashimoto (4/29/96, ****)

16 Antonio Inoki vs. Vader (1/4/96, ****)

17 Chris Benoit vs. Dean Malenko (8/10/96, ****)

18 TAKA Michinoku/Koji Kanemoto/Shinjiro Otani vs. Gran Hamada/El Samurai/Jushin Liger (4/5/96, ****)

19 Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (7/24/96, ***3/4)

20 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (11/22/96, ***3/4)

21 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi & The Patriot (11/22/96, ***3/4)

22 Jushin Liger vs. Dick Togo (British Jr. Title, ***3/4)

23 Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (5/24/96, ***1/2)

 

1997

1 Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (1/20/97, *****)

2 Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (10/21/97, *****)

3 Jushin Liger vs. Shinjiro Otani (2/9/97, ****3/4)

4 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (12/5/97, ****3/4)

5 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (4/19/97, ****1/4)

6 Hiroshi Hase vs Kenta Kobashi (8/26/97, ****1/4)

7 Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (3/23/97, ****1/4)

8 Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama (3/30/97, ****)

9 Jushin Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon (1/4/97, ****)

10 Mitsuharu Misawa & Hiroshi Hase & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama (9/26/97, ****)

11 Toshiaki Kawada vs Mitsuharu Misawa (6/6/97, ***3/4)

12 Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (4/19/97, ***3/4)

13 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Jun Akiyama (9/6/97, ***3/4)

14 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (4/2/97, ***1/2)

15 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (7/25/95, ***1/2)

16 Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (6/5/97, ***1/2)

17 Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace & Johnny Smith vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama & Satoru Asako (8/22/97. ***1/2)

 

1998

1 Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (6/12/98, ****3/4)

2 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (10/31/98, ****1/2)

3 Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (6/5/98, ****1/2)

4 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (3/29/98, ****)

5 Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa (1/26/98, Triple Crown, ****)

6 Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi (7/24/98, Triple Crown, ****)

7 Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace (1/25/98, ****)

8 Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Stan Hansen & Vader (12/5/98, ***3/4)

9 Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (10/11/98, ***3/4)

10 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Jun Akiyama (4/18/98, ***3/4)

11 Shinjiro Otani vs. Ultimo Dragon (1/4/98, ***3/4)

12 Toshiaki Kawada vs Mitsuharu Misawa (5/1/98, ***1/2)

13 Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi (9/11/98, Triple Crown, ***1/2)

 

1999

1 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (6/11/99, ****1/2)

2 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama (1/7, 17:28 of 25:58 shown, ****1/4)

3 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama (10/23/99, ****1/4)

4 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (1/22/99, ****)

5 Ryuji Yamakawa vs Tomoaki Honma (6/20/99, ****)

6 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader (5/1/99, ****)

7 Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit (10/4/99, ****)

8 Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa (3/6/99, ****)

9 Vader vs Kenta Kobashi (4/16/99, ***3/4)

10 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (7/23/99, ***3/4)

11 Kenta Kobashi & Toshiaki Kawada vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue (6/4/99, ***3/4)

12 Raven & Saturn vs. Dean Malenko & Chris Benoit (4/11/99, ***1/2)

13 CIMA vs Minoru Fujita (10/19/99, ***1/2)

 

2000

1 Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama (12/23/2000, ****1/2)

2 Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa (2/27/00, ****)

3 Vader vs Kenta Kobashi (2/27/00, ****)

4 Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi (8/6/00, ****)

5 Kensuke Sasaki vs. Toshiaki Kawada (10/9/00, ***3/4)

6 Masa Fuchi & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka (12/14/00, ***3/4)

7 Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi vs Vader & Steve Williams (2/20/00, ***3/4)

8 Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (1/17/00, ***3/4)

9 Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue (8/5/2000, 2/3 Falls, ***1/2)

10 Toshiaki Kawada vs Genichiro Tenryu (10/28/00, ***1/2)

11 Genichiro Tenyru vs. Kensuke Sasaki (1/4/00, ***1/2)

12 Shinya Hashimoto & Takashi Iizuka vs. Naoya Ogawa & Kazunari Murakami (1/4/00, ***1/2)

 

2001

1 Jushin Liger vs. Minoru Tanaka (6/4/01, ****1/4)

2 Minoru Tanaka vs. AKIRA (5/28/01, ****)

3 Toshiaki Kawada vs. Satoshi Kojima (6/6/01, ****)

4 Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Mike Barton & Jim Steele (12/11/01, ****)

5 Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (7/27/01, ****)

6 Naomichi Marufuji vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa (4/18/01, ****)

7 Keiji Muto & Taiyo Kea vs. Osamu Nishimura & Tatsumi Fujinami (10/28/01, ****)

8 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Yuji Nagata (3/2/01, ***3/4)

9 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toshiaki Kawada (1/4/01, ***3/4)

10 Keiji Muto vs Genichiro Tenryu (6/8/01, ***3/4)

11 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata (1/4/01, ***3/4)

12 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuya Nagai vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (9/16/01, ***3/4)

13 Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs Naomichi Marufuji (12/9/2001, ***3/4)

14 Takehiro Murahama vs. Minoru Tanaka (4/20/01, ***3/4)

15 Keiji Muto & Jushin Liger vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Nishimura (10/19/01, ***3/4)

16 Yuji Nagata/Osamu Nishimura/Takashi Iizuka vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Satoshi Kojima/Scott Norton (4/20/01, ***3/4)

17 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama (4/11/01, ***1/2)

18 Taiyo Kea vs. Genichiro Tenryu (3/3/01, ***1/2)

 

2002

1 Masayuki Naruse & El Samurai vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (9/23/02, ****)

2 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Yuji Nagata & Jun Akiyama (2/17/02, ***3/4)

3 Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (10/19/02, ***3/4)

4 Satoshi Kojima vs. Genichiro Tenryu (7/17/02, ***3/4)

5 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Osamu Nishimura (2/16/02, ***3/4)

6 Osamu Nishimura vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (8/10/02, ***3/4)

7 Jushin Liger/Great Sasuke/Tiger Mask IV vs. Dick Togo/Gedo/Jado (1/4/02, ***3/4)

8 Yuji Nagata vs. Jun Akiyama (1/4/02, ***3/4)

9 Great Sasuke/Jinsei Shinzaki/Dick Togo vs. TAKA Michinoku/Gran Naniwa/Kaz Hayashi (11/8/02, ***3/4)

10 Masahiro Chono vs. Yuji Nagata (10/26/02, ***1/2)

11 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (8/4/02, ***1/2)

12 American Dragon vs Low Ki (3/30/02, ***1/2)

13 Samoa Joe vs Low Ki (10/5/02, ***1/2)

14 American Dragon vs AJ Styles (11/9/02, ***1/2)

 

2003

1 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jun Akiyama (8/17/03, ****1/2)

2 Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (6/06/03, ****1/4)

3 Makai Mask IV & Makai Mask V vs. Yutaka Yoshie & Hiroshi Tanahashi (7/09/03, ****)

4 AKIRA/Super Crazy/HEAT/Masahito Kakihara/Tiger Mask IV vs. Minoru Fujita/Gedo/Koji Kanemoto/El Samurai/Jushin Lyger (2/16/03, ****)

5 Jun Akiyama/Makoto Hashi/Akitoshi Saito/Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tamon Honda/KENTA/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi/Kenta Kobashi (5/14/03, ***3/4)

6 Tamon Honda vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/13/03, ***1/2)

7 Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (1/19/03, ***1/2)

8 Kazunari Murakami vs. Yuji Nagata (12/10/02, ***1/2)

9 Osamu Nishimura vs. Yuji Nagata (2/02/03, ***1/2)

 

2004

1 CM Punk vs. Samoe Joe (10/16/04, ****3/4)

2 Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/25/04, ****1/2)

3 CM Punk vs Samoa Joe (12/4/04, ****1/2)

4 Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi (9/10/04, ****1/4)

5 Bryan Danielson vs Samoa Joe (10/2/04, ****1/4)

6 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kensuke Sasaki (12/12/04, ****1/4)

7 Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Kenta Kobashi & KENTA (11/28/04, ****1/4)

8 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8/15/04, Final, ****1/4)

9 Low Ki & Bryan Danielson vs Samoa Joe & Jushin Thunder Liger (11/6/04, ****1/4)

10 Mark Briscoe vs Colt Cabana vs Austin Aries vs Homocide vs Bryan Danielson vs Samoa Joe (6/24/04, ****1/4)

11 Brock Lesnar vs Eddy Guerrero (2/15/04, ****)

12 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kensuke Sasaki (11/03/04, ****)

13 Austin Aries vs Samoa Joa (12/26/04, ****)

14 Low Ki vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (9/10/04, ****)

15 Austin Aries vs Bryan Danielson (8/7/04, ****)

16 Jay and Mark Briscoe & Jimmy Rave & John Walters vs Alex Shelley & Jack Evans & Austin Aries & Roderick Strong (5/22/04, ****)

17 Takeshi Rikio vs. Kenta Kobashi (3/06/04, ***3/4)

18 CM Punk vs Samoa Joe (6/12/04, ***3/4)

19 Great Sasuke & Dick Togo & Nobutaka Moribe vs Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka & Macho Pump (8/22/04, ***3/4)

20 SUWA vs. Magnum Tokyo (2/08/04, UDG Title, ***3/4)

21 Bryan Danielson vs Jushin Thunder Liger (11/5/04, ***3/4)

22 Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA (4/03/04, ***3/4)

23 Low Ki vs Bryan Danielson (12/26/04, ***3/4)

24 KENTA vs. Kenta Kobashi (10/09/04, ***1/2)

25 Toshiaki Kawada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (12/5/04, ***1/2)

26 Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi (7/10/04, ***1/2)

27 Kenta Kobashi & KENTA vs. Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura (11/28/04, ***1/2)

28 Kurt Angle vs Eddy Guerrero (3/14/04, ***1/2)

 

2005

1 Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiosaki vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (11/5/05, ****3/4)

2 Kenta Kobashi & Makoto Hashi vs. Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (8/19/05, ****1/2)

3 Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita (5/7/05, ****1/2)

4 Low Ki vs. KENTA (12/17/05, ****1/4)

5 Bryan Danielson vs. James Gibson (9/17/05, ****1/4)

6 AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (12/11/05, ****1/4)

7 KENTA vs. SUWA (9/18/05, ****)

8 Kenta Kobashi vs. Samoa Joe (10/1/05, ****)

9 Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (10/29/05, ****)

10 Kenta Kobashi & Homicide vs. Low Ki & Samoa Joe (10/2/05, ****)

11 Eddy Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (6/23/05, ****)

12 Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Jun Akiyama vs. Naomichi Marufuji/KENTA/Makoto Hashi (4/2/05, ****)

13 James Gibson vs. Austin Aries (4/16/05, ****)

14 Naomichi Marufuji & Minoru Suzuki vs. Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura (9/11/05, ****)

15 Chris Daniels vs. James Gibson vs. Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk (8/12/05, ****)

16 KENTA vs. Mushiking Terry (10/28/05, ****)

17 CM Punk & Spanky vs. Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal (3/12/05, ****)

18 Kenta Kobashi vs. Takeshi Rikio (3/5/05, ***3/4)

19 Satoshi Kojima vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (3/26/05, ***3/4)

20 Satoshi Kojima vs. Toshiaki Kawada (2/16/05, ***3/4)

21 Satoshi Kojima vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (2/20/05, ***3/4)

22 Chris Daniels vs. Samoa Joe (11/5/05, ***3/4)

23 KENTA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (7/18/05, ***3/4)

24 Colt Cabana vs. Austin Aries (2/19/05, ***3/4)

25 Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (11/5/05, ***3/4)

26 Spanky vs. Bryan Danielson (4/2/05, ***3/4)

27 Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura vs. Richard Slinger & Low Ki (8/27/05, ***3/4)

28 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yuji Nagata (4/19/05, ***3/4)

29 Mitsuharu Misawa & Mohammed Yone vs. Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki (4/17/05, ***3/4)

30 Low Ki & Homicide vs. Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal (8/13/05, ***3/4)

31 KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji/Kotaro Suzuki/Ricky Marvin vs. Takashi Sugiura/Yoshinobu Kanemaru/Makoto Hashi/SUWA (4/17/05, ***3/4)

32 James Gibson vs. Homicide vs. Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe (7/8/05, ***3/4)

33 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle (4/3/05, ***3/4)

34 Toshiaki Kawada vs. Minoru Suzuki (8/11/05, ***1/2)

35 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (8/7/05, ***1/2)

36 Satoshi Kojima vs. Kensuke Sasaki (11/19/05, ***1/2)

37 Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal (12/3/05, ***1/2)

38 Black Tiger vs. Koji Kanemoto (10/30/05, ***1/2)

39 Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata (1/30/05, ***1/2)

40 Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Naomichi Marufuji (7/18/05, ***1/2)

41 Kenta Kobashi vs. Kensuke Sasaki (7/18/05, ***1/2)

42 Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8/13/05, ***1/2)

43 Chris Daniels vs. CM Punk (7/23/05, ***1/2)

44 Minoru Suzuki vs. Mohammed Yone (9/18/05, ***1/2)

45 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano (8/4/05, ***1/2)

46 Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura (6/5/05, ***1/2)

47 Kenta Kobashi/Mohammed Yone/Go Shiosaki vs. Takeshi Rikio/Takeshi Morishima/Naomichi Marufuji (2/20/05, ***1/2)

48 Takeshi Rikio/Mohammed Yone/KENTA vs. Jun Akiyama/Genichiro Tenryu/Go Shiosaki (5/17/05, ***1/2)

49 Satoshi Kojima vs. Keiji Muto (7/26/05, ***1/2)

 

2006

1 Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson (8/5/06, ****1/2)

2 KENTA vs. Bryan Danielson (9/16/06, ****1/4)

3 Kenta Kobashi vs. Naomichi Marufuji (4/23/06, ****)

4 Samoa Joe/Adam Pearce/BJ Whitmer/Ace Steel/Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli/Nate Webb/Necro Butcher/Eddie Kingston (7/15/06, ****)

5 Naomichi Marufuji vs. Akira Taue (3/5/06, ***3/4)

6 Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson (8/12/06, ***3/4)

7 Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (3/31/06, ***3/4)

8 Kenta Kobashi vs. KENTA (3/5/06, ***3/4)

9 Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker (2/19/06, ***3/4)

10 Yuji Nagata vs. Giant Bernard (4/30/06, ***1/2)

11 Homicide vs. Bryan Danielson (6/3/06, ***1/2)

12 Colt Cabana vs. Bryan Danielson (8/26/06, ***1/2)

13 Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Takashi Sasaki (3/31/06, ***1/2)

14 Lance Storm vs. Bryan Danielson (4/1/06, ***1/2)

15 Edge vs. Mick Foley (4/2/06, ***1/2)

16 Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson (10/28/06, ***1/2)

17 Jimmy Rave vs. Bryan Danielson (2/25/06, ***1/2)

18 Genki Horiguchi/Ryo Saito/Dragon Kid vs. CIMA/Naruki Doi/Masato Yoshino (3/31/06, ***1/2)

 

 

8/3/06 - Added Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage (4/5/92, ****)

8/4/06 - Added Dump Matsumoto & Rosy Moreno vs. Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo (1/5/85, ***3/4), Chris Benoit vs. Dean Malenko (8/10/96, ****)

8/5/06 - Added Vader vs. Cactus Jack (10/24/93, ***1/2), Southern Boys vs. Midnight Express (7/7/90, ****1/4), Ric Flair/Larry Zbyszko/Barry Windham/Sid Vicious vs. Sting/Brian Pillman/Scott Steiner/Ric Steiner (2/24/91, ****), Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan vs. The Nasty Boys (5/22/94, ***1/2), Raven & Saturn vs. Dean Malenko & Chris Benoit (4/11/99, ***1/2)

8/6/06 - Added Jumbo Tsuruta & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi (1/2/92, ***1/2)

8/9/06 - Added Edge vs. Mick Foley (4/2/06, ***1/2)

8/14/06 - Added Jumbo Tsuruta/Masanobu Fuchi/Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi (1/12/92, JIP, 19:30 of 26:00 shown, ***3/4)

9/11/06 - Added Yukari Omori vs. Lioness Asuka (4/15/87, ***3/4)

9/22/06 - Added Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (9/7/84, ***1/2), Super Tiger vs Akira Maeda (9/11/84, ***3/4), Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Nobuhiko Takada (10/22/84, ***1/2)

9/23/06 - Added Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (12/5/84, 25:36 of 27:19 shown, ***1/2)

9/24/06 - Added Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (12/5/84, ***3/4)

9/25/06 - Added Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Kazuo Yamazaki (1/7/85, ***1/2)

9/29/06 - Added Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Akira Maeda (3/2/85, ***3/4), Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (6/24/85, ***1/2)

9/30/06 - Added Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (7/8/85, 11:23 of 15:04 shown, ***1/2)

10/1/06 - Added Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (7/17/85, 10:23 of 15:15 shown, ***3/4)

10/4/06 - Added Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (9/11/85, ***3/4)

10/9/06 - Added Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (5/12/88, ***3/4), Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (8/13/88, ****)

10/10/06 - Added Akira Maeda vs Gerard Gourdeau (8/13/88, ****)

10/12/06 - Added Nobuhiko Takada vs Bob Backlund (12/22/88, ***3/4)

10/19/06 - Added Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (1/10/89, ***3/4)

10/23/06 - Added Yoji Anjoh vs Minoru Suzuki (4/14/89, 13:41 of 19:39 shown, ***1/2)

11/6/06 - Added Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (5/4/89, ***3/4)

11/7/06 - Added Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (5/21/89, ***3/4), Yoji Anjoh vs Masakatsu Funaki (6/14/89, ****), Masakatsu Funaki vs Tatsuo Nakano (7/24/89, ****)

11/8/06 - Added Kazuo Yamazaki vs Yoji Anjoh (8/13/89, ***3/4)

11/9/06 - Added Akira Maeda vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (8/13/89, ***3/4)

11/10/06 - Added Jimmy Rave vs. Bryan Danielson (2/25/06, ***1/2)

11/12/06 - Added Genki Horiguchi/Ryo Saito/Dragon Kid vs. CIMA/Naruki Doi/Masato Yoshino (3/31/06, ***1/2)

11/13/06 - Added Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (3/31/06, ***3/4)

11/16/06 - Added Atsushi Onita vs Masashi Aoyagi (10/6/89, ***1/2)

11/18/06 - Added Lance Storm vs. Bryan Danielson (4/1/06, ***1/2)

11/28/06 - Added Yoji Anjoh vs Minoru Suzuki (10/25/89, ***3/4)

11/30/06 - Added Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (10/25/89, ***1/2)

12/4/06 - Added Satoshi Kojima vs. Kensuke Sasaki (11/19/05, ***1/2)

12/6/06 - Added Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono (8/9/91, ***3/4)

12/12/06 - Added Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (12/10/93, ****), Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (5/3/95, ***3/4), Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (6/5/97, ***1/2)

1/16/07 - Added Homicide vs. Bryan Danielson (6/3/06, ***1/2)

1/19/07 - Added Samoa Joe/Adam Pearce/BJ Whitmer/Ace Steel/Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli/Nate Webb/Necro Butcher/Eddie Kingston (7/15/06, ****)

6/20/07 - Added Bret Hart vs 1-2-3 Kid (07/01/94, ***1/2)

7/7/07 - Added Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Takashi Sasaki (3/31/06, ***1/2), Yuji Nagata vs. Giant Bernard (4/30/06, ***1/2)

7/8/07 - Added Kenta Kobashi vs. Naomichi Marufuji (4/23/06, ****)

7/12/07 - Added Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee (8/29/77, ***3/4)

7/14/07 - Added Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson (8/5/06, ****1/2)

7/15/07 - Added Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson (8/12/06, ***3/4), Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle (3/12/83, ***1/2)

7/16/07 - Added Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue/Yoshinari Ogawa (7/2/93, ****)

7/17/07 - Added Colt Cabana vs. Bryan Danielson (8/26/06, ***1/2)

7/18/07 - Added KENTA vs. Bryan Danielson (9/16/06, ****1/4)

7/23/07 - Added Kyoko Inoue/Takako Inoue/Toshiyo Yamada vs. Aja Kong/Kaoru Ito/Infernal Kaoru (8/21/93, ***1/2), Akira Hokuto vs. Yumiko Hotta (8/21/93, ***1/2)

8/7/07 - Added Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson (10/28/06, ***1/2)

 

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Geez, well you are going to be floored by Danielson's title reign because aside from the Corino/Sabin/Daniels defenses, every match has been very good, as have the tag work with Lethal against Gen Next and with Joe against KENTA/Marufuji.

 

You'll be all over the DG Vs Gen Next matches.

 

Is 2005 a larger list because more accessibility or did you think it just was that strong?

 

Why the lack of ROH in 02 and 03, they had some strong matches in those years as well.

 

Why no Austin/Hart? either of them.

 

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Geez, well you are going to be floored by Danielson's title reign because aside from the Corino/Sabin/Daniels defenses, every match has been very good, as have the tag work with Lethal against Gen Next and with Joe against KENTA/Marufuji.

 

You'll be all over the DG Vs Gen Next matches.

 

Is 2005 a larger list because more accessibility or did you think it just was that strong?

 

Why the lack of ROH in 02 and 03, they had some strong matches in those years as well.

 

Why no Austin/Hart? either of them.

 

Looking forward to Danielson's reign. I love the guy, and he supposedly has improved even more during that time.

 

2005 is large because I pretty much followed a bunch of promotions really close. I have a lot of full NOAH/NJPW/ROH shows, and the odd AJPW shows. NOAH just produced a ton of high end (by today's standards) stuff. NJPW didn't produce any high end stuff, but they produced quite a few good-very good matches. ROH was pretty much putting out 2-3 ***+ matches per show, along with a few high end matches as well. And then there were a couple ****+ matches from unexpected sources, like WWE and TNA. It was really a good year for depth of quality wrestling.

 

I also credit the larger lists for 2004/2005 because there's more complete wrestling accessible. In the 90's, AJPW was producing incredibly large amounts of mid-high end wrestling. But many of the matches were edited on their TV show, and weren't available anywhere else, so they didn't make my list. Whereas today, the 2 best promotions in the world air/release their shows pretty much unclipped. There's a larger pool to choose from these days.

 

I haven't seen the most highly pimped 2002/2003 ROH stuff. Some stuff I have seen just failed to make the cut, although I probably could have added them to fill out those years. Ki-AmDrag (3/30/02), Ki-Joe (10/5/02), AmDrag-Styles (11/9/02) I all had at ***1/2. I originally had Daniels vs. Williams (3/22/03) rated quite high, but I didn't want to post it without seeing it again. Actually, fuck it. I added the first 3 matches I mentioned to the list.

 

I haven't seen the Austin vs. Hart matches in ages (same reason the Steamboat-Flair matches aren't listed yet). I'll probably see their WM match fairly soon, because I have it via the Bret Hart DVD. I don't have access to their Survivor Series match though.

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After having seen the first two Strong/Danielson matches, I'd be inclined to say the 2nd was better. It had more weaknesses (mainly some selling problems and lack of direction at times), but it undoubtedly had a better stretch run then the first. Oddly enough, I thought that Daniels vs. Joe from Vendetta was better than the first Strong/Danielson match. It seemed to be more focused from start to finish and it was a masterful performance by Joe, as his selling was off the charts.

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After having seen the first two Strong/Danielson matches, I'd be inclined to say the 2nd was better. It had more weaknesses (mainly some selling problems and lack of direction at times), but it undoubtedly had a better stretch run then the first. Oddly enough, I thought that Daniels vs. Joe from Vendetta was better than the first Strong/Danielson match. It seemed to be more focused from start to finish and it was a masterful performance by Joe, as his selling was off the charts.

 

 

If I remember right the Austin/Hart SS match is in the JoeDirt thread. It might still be active so check it there if you like.

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No love for Akiyama/Kobashi 04? I thought it was better than the 2000 match.

 

And did you not watch WCW in the 90's or did you just not like any of it?

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Whoops. I seemed to have missed it when I put together the list. I'll add it now, but it won't be very high because of the offense overkill, no-selling and wacky pacing in the later stages of the match.

 

I used to watch WCW from early-late 90's, but I haven't seen much lately, outside of some PPVs. Everything on this list is stuff I've watched since getting back into wrestling in 2004. I didn't keep track of stuff I watched from 99-2000 (when I first became a fan of in-ring work) and stuff I watched before then, and even if I did, it wouldn't be an accurate representation of what I think now, because my methods and criteria have changed drastically.

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