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Evil Otto

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  1. Basically you can drink on the street (or the train), but of course some places, like parks with entry fees or shrines and the like, can enforce their own rules. I'm not much of a drinker myself, but I must admit, strolling down the street with a beer or sitting in a park with one and not having to worry about it is a really nice feeling.
  2. There have been lots of interesting comments so far, so I'll keep it brief: -I'm glad Ibushi won. They should go all the way with him. Not saying they will, but I can't think of any reason not to at this point. -In the end, sad to say, I'm just completely indifferent to Sanada. That's not a good thing. Some guys in wrestling just never reach that next gear. I keep waiting for Sanada to get there. Let me put it another way: a guy with such a weakly applied finisher who still hasn't realized he should just try something else at this stage doesn't quite fill me with confidenc
  3. The first night of Lions Break Crown was a very enjoyable watch. In particular, the Danny Limelight vs. Barrett Brown match is definitely worth making time to watch. I also was quite impressed with The DKC, Clark Connors, and Blake Christian in their respective matches. It's exciting to ponder as to who eventually ends up being a legit superstar, Connors or Fredericks. It's a toss-up at this point for me. Generally speaking, this show has really turned out to be very entertaining. It hardly ever drags and is almost always engaging, given the huge potential of a lot of these workers.
  4. This match was tremendous. A pretty much flawless use of ten minutes. Yes, check, Barry Windham is still one of the greatest. He's so delightfully evil and nasty, and Pillman is more than willing to take the punishment. Given the taped fist stipulation, I thought the amount of blood was just about right. Just great stuff all around.
  5. Eleven, twelve or twenty times worse due to Bobby Jaggers on commentary. Ugh, that constant cartoonish laugh is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. I know Hugo is trying, but I'm always so much happier when these videos have the original Spanish commentary, but hey, we take what we can get. This may be the first Trinidad and Tobago-based match I've seen, at least that I'm aware of. I wonder how many more are floating around out there?
  6. I can verify the tag title match was indeed killer. I'm also going to guess that it was the swan song for the Briscos, so they went long and extra crazy. It's absolutely worth your time to seek it out. Yeah, historically speaking, this card was nuts. The Stossel incident, a junior heavy match years ahead of its time (at least to American fans), super heated tag matches, Inoki, and Bellomo gets a victory! On top of all that, if you can find the JYD-Paul Kelly squash, you'll lose your mind after seeing Kelly's bump from JYD's clothesline. BRUTAL. And, well, let's be honest...
  7. It's interesting, I was just going to post almost the exact same thing word for word: 1984 was my first year as a fan, also watching the MSG network over in New Jersey, etc; although slightly different in a way, as it was Adonis/Murdoch defeating the Soul Patrol for the tag belts and how tragically unfair I thought it was (kudos to Adonis & Murdoch for making me feel that way) that probably locked me into wrestling permanently. But this match (and the tag match you mentioned) capped off that year wonderfully, as it felt like it was from another planet. I watched it over and over, and sp
  8. Since we're all talking about David Schultz: -I always thought Schultz's second turnbuckle flying elbow drop was excellent. Such sharp, pointed execution. I swear I haven't seen other wrestlers copy the move, or do it quite the way he did. Am I wrong? -Dr. D will always be one of the greatest "what if?" wrestlers in history to me. His bloody matches with Hogan were wild battles of attrition, really setting up Hogan as a legit champion in his early days, even though as a teenager I still always wanted Hogan to lose. I really wonder what would have happened to Schultz if this in
  9. Hechicero is awesome. He rules in 6-mans in CMLL, basically ensuring they are good to great matches through his own sheer will. I can't bring myself to watch everything in CMLL these days, but an Hechicero match is always worth a watch.
  10. Wow, I'd say that Utamaro is now in a very fortunate position. There's lots of wrestling knowledge to be learned from the other three. A strange but interesting crew.
  11. I just got back from the All Japan 1/3 show. Some rambling notes, spoilerized just in case:
  12. Yeah, I legitimately worry about the guy. That's all I'll say.
  13. Okay, I had to check. It's a close call, but it's ブンブン on his singlet, which is technically correct, but when's he moving, it definitely looks more like ブツブツ (boots boots). However, if he wants 100% "boom boom" accuracy, he should make it ブーンブーン, with the extended vowel, or even ブームブーム, which would appear to be the most accurate of all. Also, something tells me if it were phonetically wrong and said "boots boots", Yano would have told him, or at the very least they would make a in-ring bit out of it, and hilarity would have ensued. I'm going to give all the parties concerned a pass
  14. The third match and the main event are both great examples of how fucking fabulous CMLL can be if the stars magically align and they manage to book matches with none of the typical slackers and/or dead weight in them. 4 almost perfect trios, if you ask me. Neither were matches of the year, but both extremely satisfying to watch.
  15. Yeah, that match was fabulous. It's pretty obvious that Kawato-san and Flyer are nowhere near the level of the other four, but somehow that made the match even more enjoyable, because it veered close into going off the rails a few times, but never did. A wild ride, and a few minutes here and there of some simply incredible stuff.
  16. Oh man, so sad to hear this.
  17. Well, I must say, I'm happy to be very wrong in this case! Wild, man, wild.
  18. As far as PCO goes, I'm holding out hope that somehow, some way, Villain Enterprises (Scuril/Brody/PCO) have a 6-man match at Dominion, and they go full-bore on the PCO entrance and schtick, and the Osaka crowd goes bonkers. It doesn't matter if the ROH 6-man titles are on the line or not (but that would be a reason to have a match), they just need 3 willing opponents who will go crazy with them. Regarding Knife Pervert II, I'm assuming at this point it's Oka coming back from his UK excursion. The British flag and the broken Asahi bottle are either perfectly logical or total ruses. S
  19. As for the finals, I'm going to assume Shingo vs. Ospreay is indeed the most obvious...and the most awesome! No problem with that if that's where they're going. Gresham clearly has the interest from New Japan, so I expect some breakout matches for him. At least, he will continue to impress. Titan is one of CMLL's real standouts this year, so they're catching him at a truly pivotal moment in his career. Matches with either Ishimori or Dragon Lee (or both, thank you very much) would likely be incredible. Maybe this tournament is finally Marty's proper send-off? He came i
  20. They've covered pretty much all of it so far, from day one until last week.
  21. If there's anyone who's long overdue for being a full-on heel, it would be Go Shiozaki. I'm sure it really suits him well. I admire Kaito for taking his lumps from two of the most sadistic wrestlers in the industry.
  22. Charisma is not a problem in his case, he's got plenty of that. The rest is a bit suspect, although it seems that he's fundamentally pretty solid. If you've never seen him, he's worth a look because he's such a goof. A good goof or a bad goof, that's up to the viewer.
  23. Indeed! Hey there, gordi! He may be semi-retired, but man, he can still go!
  24. TMDK worked really hard in NOAH, and by the end of their time there, were one of the highlights of the promotion at that point in time. I have no idea what happened in NXT, I expected a lot more...it wasn't only the injuries, they also somehow just couldn't connect. I'm assuming Nicholls was still tight with Rocky Romero, as he and Shane Haste/Thorne often appeared on Talk'n Shop, despite working for a different promotion. Thus, here we are. Honestly, TMDK always seemed far more suited for New Japan's style to me, but I certainly can't blame them for wanting to give it a go in the WWE
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