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lol, now now, lets not get ahead of ourself. That was a weird time for NJPW (and Japanese wrestling in general, transition period) and they did give Sid work as a special attraction. Big muscular monster type. Rare, since every one of those were locked up with Vince at the time. But he was VERY green and even keeping him in short matches were unable to hide his lack of experience in their style. I'm loving the fact that they gave him a IWGP Title shot in his FIRST match. That's something left field!

 

Looking at my collection, I think these are all the matches that aired on TV (along with my bastardized ratings):

February 22, 1989 - Tastumi Fujinami -vs- Vicious Warrior (Sid Vicious) - (IWGP Title) [* 1/2]
March 3, 1989 - Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Chochu -vs- Vicious Warrior & Avalanche (Paul Neu) [* 1/2]
March 7, 1989 - Riki Chochu -vs- Vicious Warrior [*]
March 16, 1989 - Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura & Tatsutoshi Goto -vs- Vicious Warrior & Ron Starr & Avalanche [*]
 

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Can anyone explain what's going on in this clip? There's a few folk asking questions about it but there's no clear answer.

So is this a 'shoot style' angle or is a legit beatdown? What's the history and repercussions?

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A youngboy was acting a little too big for his boots. By talking to a reporter. Hence the lesson in discipline from a very annoyed Takada.

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Cheers, Jag. That's brutally over-the-top. I'm trying to dig up more info and reactions to it but I'm not having much luck. I might chalk it up to another one of those crazy Japanese wrestling incidents that don't get much coverage because it used to be seen as standard behavior. Even the camera man is just calmly filming it all go down and the journalists quietly get out of dodge, like it happens all the time

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I dont check the Network very often but where can I find that Wrestlemania doc what had the backscenes of Wrestlemania 9 etc sure there was a Rumble version on the Network as well

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17 minutes ago, Kamaras-Tash said:

I dont check the Network very often but where can I find that Wrestlemania doc what had the backscenes of Wrestlemania 9 etc sure there was a Rumble version on the Network as well

The True Story of Wrestlemania that is, think it’s in the “Beyond the Ring” section

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1 hour ago, Otto Dem Wanz said:

The True Story of Wrestlemania that is, think it’s in the “Beyond the Ring” section

NVM

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So what was the crack back in the Superstars / Challenge days with certain wrestlers not having entrance music? I’m thinking Warlord specifically but there were a few. Did Power and Glory not have music? Did the Doctor of Style not want Jive Soul Bro’ being overshadowed? 

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Following on from that question about "The True Story of Wrestlemania", was the 'Mania 9 backstage footage ever released, in a "Making of" type of documentary or anything?

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I’ve just sorted my annual WWE Network signup ready for Sunday night - are there any Mania build up shows on the Network that I can watch to get caught up with the recent goings on? If not I’ll wait for the Mania preshow 

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28 minutes ago, waters44 said:

I’ve just sorted my annual WWE Network signup ready for Sunday night - are there any Mania build up shows on the Network that I can watch to get caught up with the recent goings on? If not I’ll wait for the Mania preshow 

Haven’t checked it they’re on the Netty but there’s a ton of good stuff on WWE’s YouTube channel including a smashing st down interview with Seth Rollins. Find it under the ‘WWE NOW’ playlist.

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