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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Hello.

I've heard a lot of great things about All Japan Pro Wrestling (especially from 1992-1999).

Can anyone recommend to me the very best of AJPW from this particular time frame?
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Here's my five favorite All Japan matches of the 1990's:

1) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada
6/3/94 Triple Crown
Without a doubt, the greatest wrestling match I've ever seen. The physicality and athleticism are breathtaking. Perfection.
http://www.wrestleholicsvideos.com/compilation/wdvd0060.htm

2) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue
6/9/95 World Tag Titles
The build toward this match was incredibly heated. Kobashi sacrificing himself for Misawa is excruciating to watch, as Taue and Kawada destroy his leg. Tremendous finish.

3) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi
1/20/97 Triple Crown
Misawa and Kobashi have faced off in numerous classic singles matches since 1990 (including most recently, the 2003 Match of the Year for NOAH 3/1/03). This match is by far their finest.

4) Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue
12/06/96 Real World Tag League Finals '96

5) Jumbo Tsuruta vs Mitsuharu Misawa
6/8/90
Jumbo is God, but Misawa finally breaks through!

Death Valley Driver is a great resource for Japanese wrestling information:
http://www.deathvalleydriver.com

Here's their Top 20 All Japan matches for the 1990's:
http://www.deathvalleydriver.com/Bestof90s/AJresults.html

From the DVDVR site, John Williams looks at his Top 20 All Japan matches of the 1990's:
http://www.deathvalleydriver.com/Bestof90s/jdwajballot.html

Here's a recent thread about puroresu video & dvd:
http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=24695



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.38
I feel like this topic has been brought up a million times before but for some reason a search for "All Japan" turns up nil. Or maybe I just suck.

Anyway though, before he disappeared DarkPegasus left this little gem:

http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=11174

His website is apparently still up and running (with tape reviews), although I haven't really investigated beyond the index.

(edited by Jericholic53 on 5.4.05 2344)


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