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WRESTLER OF THE DAY: THE GREAT KABUKI

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Ideally I would have done Brian Hildebrand today since it is the 15th anniversary of his death. But sadly there is almost no footage of his actual wrestling around and watching him choke out fans only takes us so far.

So instead we will do The Great Kabuki - whose birthday is today.

 

http://youtu.be/oaMTn9eh1D4

 

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I don't often wish I was a kid in Texas in the early 80s but it would have been cool to grow up under the specter of Kabuki. 

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Happy Birthday to the father of the Great Muta.  KAYFABE LIVES~!

 

Here is one of the Battle of the Superkicks matches between Chris Adams and Kabuki.

 

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Ah IWA Japan, the WAR-ness of your lineups is so deliciously random.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkX4rtCbGRk

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFi_4tQOACY

 

Hey, this might actually be good:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKG1qu3hZxQ

 

probably this too

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2NTuP9ARGQ

 

No idea why the retirement match between him and Muta isn't around. 

 

"...................KABUKI!" - Harley Race

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Ah man, you coulda done Raven today, he turned 50.

 

There is already enough "Raven" talk on this board today

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Ah man, you coulda done Raven today, he turned 50.

 

There is already enough "Raven" talk on this board today

Complete with man on woman violence too

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hey, if there's anybody with the Muta/Kabuki fountain of blood match... post that on YouTube again. Hint Hint.

 

Heck, even the other Muta/Kabuki match is gone because the uploader got zapped for copyright violations. So it's possible to upload Japanese wrestling and get your YouTube account deleted

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I didn't know they had two matches, which one is the "fountain of blood" and why is it called such? I mean I can guess but I'd like details. 

 

because Kabuki gigged himself and at one point, blood was obviously coming out of his head like a fountain

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Wow! I have to say after searching for the Great Kabuki, there's about a million matches I want to watch, some of which have already been posted. So many tag and six man tags that, at least on paper, look pretty good. On top of that, there are so many random tag match-ups.

 

Here's Kabuki vs Greg Valentine, whose entrance theme is "She's Got the Look" for some reason.

 

http://youtu.be/0h58JBwry6A

 

This one's short and sweet. 

 

http://youtu.be/LNwv3yJu9yQ

 

Technically, this isn't a kabuki video, but it is about him. Besides, I just wanted an excuse to post it.

 

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More stuff to look around for.

 

GREAT KABUKI IN ALL JAPAN

 

Volume 1
Running Time: 1:59

 

2/11/83 Kabuki vs. James Dillon
2/25/83 Kabuki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh
3/2/83 Kabuki vs. Tommy Rich
3/3/83 Kabuki vs. Mike Davis
9/30/83 Kabuki vs. Cyclon Negro
12/12/83 Kabuki vs. Ric Flair (NWA World Title)
1/22/84 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy
6/5/84 Kabuki vs. Umanosuke Ueda
BONUS MATCH
6/22/80 Takachio, Sakurada (Kabuki, Nagasaki) vs. Ben DeLeon, Herman Shaeffer (Minneapolis, MN)

 

Volume 2
Running Time: 2:00

 

2/5/85 Kabuki, Takashi Ishikawa vs. Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Valiant
9/14/85 Kabuki, Killer Tim Brooks vs. Genichiro Tenryu, Motoshi Okuma
10/21/85 Kabuki vs. Killer Khan
11/16/85 Kabuki, Terry Gordy vs. Riki Choshu, Killer Khan
1/28/86 Kabuki vs. Tiger Mask
7/31/86 Kabuki vs. Tiger Mask
2/5/87 Kabuki, Tiger Mask vs. Curt Hennig, Frankie Lancaster
4/23/87 Kabuki, Tiger Mask vs. Ted DiBiase, Pete Roberts
6/5/87 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Tor Kamata, Jason the Terrible
10/17/87 Kabuki, Tiger Mask vs. Moondogs

 

Volume 3
Running Time: 1:58

 

7/11/87 Kabuki, Hiroshi Wajima vs. Stan Hansen, Ted DiBiase
11/21/87 Kabuki John Tenta vs. The Funks (Real World Tag League)
11/28/87 Kabuki, John Tenta vs. Abdullah the Butcher, TNT (Real World Tag League)
12/11/87 Kabuki, John Tenta vs. Tom Zenk, The Terminator (Real World Tag League)
1/3/88 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Abdullah the Butcher, TNT
2/29/88 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen, Terry Gordy
3/27/88  Kabuki, Tiger Mask vs. Tommy Rich, Austin Idol
4/22/88 Kabuki, Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Austin Idol, Arnold Skaaland
6/10/88 Kabuki vs. Rip Rogers
9/15/88 Kabuki, Akio Sato vs. Tiger Mask, Jimmy Snuka
10/3/88 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dan Spivey, Doug Furnas

 

Volume 4
Running Time: 1:55

 

12/10/88 Kabuki, Hiroshi Wajima vs. Stan Hansen, Terry Gordy (Real World Tag League)
1/5/89 Kabuki, Masa Fuchi vs. Joe, Dean Malenko
8/20/89 Kabuki, Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Terry Gordy, Todd Champion
10/1/89 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Stan Hansen, Genichiro Tenryu
11/26/89 Kabuki, Shunji Takano vs. Nasty Boys
1/3/90 Kabuki vs. Kenta Kobashi
3/2/90 Kabuki, Akira Taue vs. Stan Hansen, Genichiro Tenryu
4/10/90 Kabuki vs. Greg Valentine
7/19/90 Kabuki, Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Steve Williams, Terry Gordy (AJ World Tag Team Titles)

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