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I'm familiar with puroresu, lucha libre, shootfighting, hardcore, Southern beatdown, Memphis fiasco, Bill Watts' top rope moves are bad, and WWE (ugh!) booking styles. What is exactly King's Road?

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I presume you're talking about All Japan (correct me if I'm wrong). If so, here are the trademarks of the promotion (and I mean classic AJPW, not current):

1. super stiff work
2. clean pinfall finishes
3. main event wrestlers with multiple finishers
4. long matches (40+ minutes for title matches or 6-mans)
5. a tier of main eventers, who are mostly equal
6. a match starts slow and builds to many near falls



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