NJPW Battlefield – Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono (January 4, 1994)

1994: Shinya Hashimoto © vs Masahiro Chono – IWGP Heavyweight title Battlefield (attendance: 48,000) Yesterday we looked at Mutoh and Chono, today we throw the third musketeer into the mix. Shinya Hashimoto. The Three Musketeers each used a different style of wrestling. For Mutoh it was speed, Chono used a more power-based game and Hashimoto the strike-based strong style. Between […]

NJPW Fantastic Story in Tokyo Dome – The Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono (January 4, 1993)

1993: The Great Muta © vs Masahiro Chono © – IWGP Heavyweight & NWA World Heavyweight title Fantastic Story in Tokyo Dome (attendance: 63,500 / 53,500) http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00114_1_7 From looking to the past, to looking to the future (as of the time of the match anyway, it’s all looking to the past for us). Keiji Mutoh and Masahiro Chono (alongside Shinya […]

NJPW Super Warriors in Tokyo Dome – Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Riki Choshu (January 4, 1992)

1992: Tatsumi Fujinami © vs Riki Choshu © – IWGP Heavyweight & Greatest 18 title unification Super Warriors in Tokyo Dome (attendance 50,000) http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00104_1_12 The feud that netted New Japan two of its biggest stars (not named Inoki) in the 1980s, Riki Choshu and Tatsumi Fujinami put on a number of classics over the years. Fitting that as we start […]