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Dolfan in NYC,
June 1 in The PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING
Life in 2020 is terrible, but things are pretty snazzy in 1958. Come take a trip with me.
First match is Serge Gentilly vs Karl von Kramer. I totally expected Kramer to be the usual nerve-hold wielding German but nope. He's awesome with a lot of tricked out stuff:
Just amazing stuff. And look at how he takes Gentilly down and then how Gentilly immediately escapes.
If we were still in 1957, I could blame this temporary lapse of physics on Sputnik:
On the other hand, I'll take this over hyper serious MMA leg kicking anyday:
How nasty is this? (Even though he's the heel, he gets a revenge one later in the match):
Tenzan looks worse without the stupid haircut, ain't that weird?
I love everything about this exchange
Kramer kept going for double leg takedowns. He went once too often:
Interesting bit of roperunning here. Lots of character:
Let's try to get through this match.
This is magic:
A lot going on here; I love the little ways Gentilly controls the limb:
Cravate kneelift, mean kick, and then this weird inverted gutwrench (he'd do a few of these until Gentilly turned it into a backbreaker and they went into finish of the second fall)
@Matt D, I couldn’t find the link to that match on your French Catch site. Gifs got me invested.
We'll post it late tomorrow night. It's well worth watching.
Love the hammer to the foot to switch advantage here:
Kramer had all the slick stuff but he'd also stooge and bump:
Match really had all sorts of things:
So, this went on for quite a while:
1 minute ago, The Natural said:
The crazy thing about Okada's dropkick is how often it could be better if the person he was dropkicking was 6 inches taller.
Robert Duranton vs Pierre Boss
Duraton had a great haughty persona:
This is just satisfying:
Wasn't a ton to see here but I liked that punch and I like this slam: