Mike Reviews – Pro Wrestling NOAH: Cage War (26th June 2021)

Konnichiwa!

NOAH did a double header of shows on the 26th and 27th of June, with night one having a Lucha de Apuestas Cage Match and night two having Great Muta getting dug out of the mothballs. It seems like quite a desperate ploy on their part, but what the heck maybe the shows will be good?

I’ll try and have the Muta show up tomorrow, but for today it’s time for some Cage War!

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW Midsummer Typhoon

(the playlist starts here)

AJW MIDSUMMER TYPHOON:
(15.08.1992)
* Time for a big Summer Event from AJW!! The booking for quite a few months has culminated right there, which is super exciting!! Though I already reviewed the Main Event, so I kinda just have to do the undercard and then do an abridged review of the Main (which is *****, by the way, and ends in the BEST POST-MATCH ANGLE EVER). Dave Meltzer apparently describes the Main Event to this day as the greatest match he’s ever seen live. A bout where merely his description of what happened had people on the Blog welling up with tears.

“TL;DR- Why Should I Watch This?”: The main event is one of the most famous Joshi matches in history, and the one Dave Meltzer says was the finest match he’d ever seen live (unsure if he changed that recently in the era of 7-star matches). The final three matches are all killer, but yeah- that main event, and the angle & ending surrounding it, is the reason everyone should see it- it’s Savage/Liz Reunion good.

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Joshi Spotlight- THAT Hair vs. Hair Match

TOYOTA vs. YAMADA- Hair vs. Hair

So this is the famous match which Dave Meltzer apparently describes to this day as the greatest match he’s ever seen live. A bout where merely his description of what happened had people on the Blog welling up with tears. So how could I NOT do an article focusing on it?

Short Version: A spectacular match with an even MORE flawless angle after it. A must-watch, even for non-puro/joshi fans.

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