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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    obviously not the entire NJPW discography, or even everything on the Ditch site. I'd say about 90% of what he hosts, and probably about 1/2 of the stuff from before 2007 in chronological order. i then filled in the gaps after. yes, i was a massive puro nerd too at one point.

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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    I'd love to do something like that now following the company's big matches in chronological order and getting an appreciation of the old styles and stars, but it's finding the time to do that when current wrestling is so overwhelming to follow. When Saito died I was set on watching some of his work to discover more about him, weeks later I haven't put that intention into practice.

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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    do yourself a favour and atleast watch the big Team Fujinami vs Team Choshu elimination tag. it is probably the best NJPW match of the decade and Saito is a driving force behind it. find it on the ditch site because he describes the background as well

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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    Is that the August 19, 1987 match?

    And you should do a review project for it, Ed. Can be a nice motivator.


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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    no, Saito isn't in that (though that one is also a great match)

    the date of the one I am referring to is 12/09/88

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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    Found a write-up on the '87 match.

    If anyone wants to find the 1988 tag match - or thousands of other classic puro matches - here is a link to Ditch's site. This link will take you to the chronological section for the 1980s. Just be respectful and don't download everything at once lol

    Most of my classic puro watching has been All Japan from the 90s. Just never watched as much older New Japan. Which is stupid because I have a 10 DVD set that a site put together of the best of the decade for NJPW. Just never watched thru it all.


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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    Found a write-up on the '87 match.

    If anyone wants to find the 1988 tag match - or thousands of other classic puro matches - here is a link to Ditch's site. This link will take you to the chronological section for the 1980s. Just be respectful and don't download everything at once lol

    Most of my classic puro watching has been All Japan from the 90s. Just never watched as much older New Japan. Which is stupid because I have a 10 DVD set that a site put together of the best of the decade for NJPW. Just never watched thru it all.
    Oh I would highly recommending watching that DVD when you have time. Most of it is most likely excellent.


    Whilst on the subject of Masa Saito, there is a few All Japan tag matches teaming with Choshu that are worth looking at. There is a pretty good match again Jumbo and Tenryu in 85
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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    Quote Originally Posted by MC 16 View Post
    Oh I would highly recommending watching that DVD when you have time. Most of it is most likely excellent.


    Whilst on the subject of Masa Saito, there is a few All Japan tag matches teaming with Choshu that are worth looking at. There is a pretty good match again Jumbo and Tenryu in 85
    Oh, its not a DVD. Its a 10 DVD set. I've watched thru a coupe of them. Just need to get thru the rest.


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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    Oh, its not a DVD. Its a 10 DVD set. I've watched thru a coupe of them. Just need to get thru the rest.
    Oh my mistake.
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    Re: When did you begin watching New Japan Pro Wrestling?

    Quote Originally Posted by MC 16 View Post
    Oh my mistake.


    No worries. I was wrong anyway. Its 15 discs. Dug the set up. Need to start going thru it all over again. while I watch G1 on the laptop.

    Edit - was just reading Ditch's synopsis of the 1988 tag match Steventon mentioned. It came up on the DVDR Best of 1980s New Japan vote... which is what the 15 DVD set it. Cool.
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