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My Top 10 Favorite Puroresu Matches of 2012

Posted by invizweb on April 1, 2013

In the past few weeks, I had great joy catching up and watching the great Puroresu (Japanese Pro-Wrestling) matches of the past year. Here are brief reviews of my favorite 10 and 3 honorable mentions:
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U-SPIRITS: Hiromitsu Kanehara 20th Anniversary (11-16-11)Review

Posted by invizweb on March 20, 2013

2011 was an amazing year in Puroresu (Japanese Pro Wrestling). Daichi Hashimoto, son of legend Shinya Hashimoto, made his debut. Daisuke Sekimoto began working regularly for (and against) All-Japan Pro Wrestling. Dick Togo vs Antonio Honda (Jan 31, 2011) was an all-time classic. There was also this card:

Hiromitsu Kanehara and Company

Hiromitsu Kanehara and Company

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WWE Road to WrestleMania Tour @ MSG Results & Thoughts (03/18/12)

Posted by invizweb on March 19, 2012

The first Pro Wrestling show I would attend.  The first Pro Wrestling show I would attend at Madison Square Garden (in the early 2000s, I attended the FILA World Freestyle Wrestling Championships at MSG) .  The first World Wrestling Entertainment show I would attend.  To say that I had butterflies in my stomach would be an understatement.  But when my friends offered me to attend with them, i definitely could say no.

I went to the event with two friends: a female henceforth known as Hobbit and her BigBro.  We arrived at 4:47 PM at Madison Square Garden when everyone was scurrying to get in.  Security seemed so rushed, they barely checked Hobbit’s bag.  Hobbit later remarked that she could have snuck in treats and water.  I would reply vodka but she said she prefers tequila.  I wouldn’t  say we weren’t surprised when we discovered our seats were stools in the back of the balcony area but that’s more of MSG making silly ideas to increase revenue instead of creating a more comfortable experience adding an additional row.

I was also befuddled when Justin Roberts instead of Lilian Garcia appeared.   But that is neither here nor there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bryan Super Chico Alvarez Married

Posted by invizweb on August 1, 2010

(C) Bryan Alvarez

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Breaking News: Hell Frozen Over Again — Antonio Inoki to WWE

Posted by invizweb on February 1, 2010

To Appear WrestleMania Weekend? (C) Antonio Inoki via Puroresu Central

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Eddie Fatu (Jamal, Umaga) Passes Away at Age 36

Posted by invizweb on December 4, 2009

According to the Figure Four Weekly/Wrestling Observer site, Eddie Fatu who wrestled as Umaga, Jamal of 3 Minute Warning, and O.G. Ekmo, has passed away at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

 

Eddie Fatu (1973-2009). courtesy of WikiMedia Commons

 

I wasn’t very comfortable when Armando Alejandro Estrada appeared into the ring to confront Ric Flair and then introduced the world to his “Samoan BullDozer” Umaga. He seemed like a caricature. A racist throwback to times passed. To be honest though, I did not find hsi work as Jamal that exciting, and I did not see his work in Music City Wrestling (where WWF management had high prospects for him), FMW, or his apparently incredible run in All-Japan. Also, I thought he stiffed Flair that night. However, as time went on, the gimmick grew on me. Umaga was a scary archetypal “monster” who played the role perfectly crushing jobbers each week until John Cena stepped in. His series of matches where he carried Cena were very good.  His biggest career match was the Wrestlemania XXIII match against Bobby Lashley with Vince McMahon’s Hair on the line vs Donald trump’s Hair.  His last match was last Saturday in Sydney during the Hulkamania Tour.  Ken Kennedy was his final single match opponent.As a man born into the Pro Wrestling business, he treated it as such with utmost respect. He will be missed. I give my condolences to his friends, family, and loved ones.

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Adam Firestorm Fundraisers and Funeral

Posted by invizweb on November 12, 2009

Bryan Alvarez wrote this in regards to the services for his deceased friend, Adam Firestorm: Read the rest of this entry »

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Adam Firestorm (1976-2009)

Posted by invizweb on November 8, 2009

Bryan Alvarez wrote this in memory of his recently departed friend:

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CMLL’s Ras de Lona now subscribable on I-Tunes and streaming on Blip

Posted by invizweb on October 30, 2009

Here it is, and I thank Dr Lucha Steve Sims for this suggestion on the Figure Four Daily interview he did. Ras de Lona is a 30 minute weekly Consejo de Lucha Libre (CMLL) show which highlights the action of the week. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Appareance Shooting the Breeze on MMA Blitz

Posted by invizweb on September 10, 2009

This week I join two friend and colleagues and shoot the Breeze ala gonzo journalism.  Note, if you are easily, I seriously ask you  not to listen.
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Pro Wrestling Event List for Aug 16, 2009

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2009

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Lucha report for 08/15/2009

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2009

(C) Yahoo Japan

(C) Yahoo Japan

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