The team consisted of toshiaki kawada and akira taue. As a teenager he attended ashikagakodai high school, alongside future rival toshiaki kawada, and while there young misawa became the japanese high school national amateur wrestling champion at 187 pounds in 1980. Ajpw triple crown championship match mitsuharu misawa cv1 vs toshiaki kawada october 21, 1992 ajpw october giant series 1992 day 17 tokyo, japan, nippon budokan 16. Depending on whose book or documentary you trust, gotch was to go over but hack was. Jun 02, 2014 i n terms of psychologically rich wrestling, its pretty hard to top this one. Kenta kobashi is the single greatest rivalry in pro wrestling history. When i first went online we werent all that far removed from the misawa kawada rivalry in fact, i was already posting at pro wrestling messageboards in 1998, before misawa and kawada had their big match at the tokyo dome in 1998 which pretty much signified the end of their rivalry for all intents and purposes. Thats a move taken straight out of kawadas book, as he had a tendency to kick his opponents in the head quite a lot. Mitsuharu misawa simple english wikipedia, the free. Misawa and kawada have put on many excellent matches against one another in their careers. The four pillars of heaven, an art print by aubrey sitterson inprnt. Considered one of the best wrestlers in professional wrestling history, misawa was a fivetime ajpw triple crown heavyweight champion, threetime ghc heavyweight champion and was named wrestler of the year by wrestling observer newsletter three times. Tiger mask ii all japan 3988 tiger mask and toshiaki kawada vs. Misawas army with taue and fuchi on team jumbo and kobashi and kawada batting for team misawa.
The tense staredowns, the stiff strike exchanges, the smooth sequences, its all executed flawlessly. When mitsuharu misawa and toshiaki kawada step into the ring against each other, it usually does turn out to be a great match, however on this night it was something a little more special than just the usual great match. But before we get to those epic 6 man tags, lets talk about the pinnacle moment. Mitsuharu misawa defeated kenta to retain the noah ghc heavyweight title. Sep 15, 2014 tons of legends here and again kawada vs.
Mitsuharu misawa, toshiaki kawada, kenta kobashi and akira taue. Misawa was a decent amateur wrestler, but i would have to give the slight edge there to thesz. Nsa 50th anniversary a recap of the national security agencys history between 1952 and 2002 as they marked their 50th anniversary. Initially, he wanted to join the new japan pro wrestling dojo, however misawa convinced him to try out for ajpw instead, due to the family friendly product. The history, the psychology, and the action of this. Mitsuharu misawa and toshiaki kawada were far ahead of their time when they went to war in budokan hall. All information about cookies and data security can be found in our impressum german only.
Jun 18, 2011 the desperation in the work ruledwhether it was kawada trying to kick away at misawa every time hed just try to pick him up or desperately kicking away at his feet, misawa eating a couple of kawada s shots only to heroically stand up and fire back, or any of the million transitions that everyone gasped at. Misawa in return attacked the injured leg of kawada. Kayak searches hundreds of travel sites to help you find cheap airfare and book the flight that suits you best. The four pillars of heaven mitsuharu misawa, toshiaki kawada. Jun 04, 2018 ill just come out and say it mitsuharu misawa vs. Misawa mokuzai, the predecessor of misawa homes co. Alongside toshiaki kawada, kenta kobashi, and akira taue, misawa was. He made his professional wrestling debut at the age of 18 on october 4. Thats a move taken straight out of kawadas book, as he had a. When one thinks of the two of the greatest professional wrestlers. Misawa was the all japan triple crown heavyweight champion. The hda is the most successful and dominant team in the history of all japan. The holy demon army hda is a professional wrestling tag team that competed in all japan pro wrestling during the 1990s. Ajpw triple crown championship match mitsuharu misawa cv9 vs toshiaki kawada may 1, 1998 ajpw 25th anniversary tokyo.
Jumbo tsuruta, akira taue and masanobu fuchi on may. The 15 best things to do in misawa 2020 with photos. Mitsuharu misawa debuted vs shiro koshinaka in urawa, japan. One of the most storied rivalries in puroresu history, before they were hated rivals they were a bright young tag team. Sans any goofy gimmicks or sportsentertainmentish swerves, misawa vs. Ajpw triple crown championship match mitsuharu misawa cv7 vs toshiaki kawada june 3, 1994 ajpw super power series 1994 day 16 tokyo, japan, nippon budokan 16. Terry gordy and steve williams tournament win career highlights. The first true finals match in the history of the real world tag team tournament was one of their.
Oct 05, 2014 ajpw triple crown championship match mitsuharu misawa cv9 vs toshiaki kawada may 1, 1998 ajpw 25th anniversary tokyo, japan, tokyo dome 58. Misawa and kobashis first reign was the longest in the titles history for over a. Widely considered one of the greatest matches of all time, and a must watch for anyone getting into japanese wrestling. Toshiaki kawada, kawada toshiaki born december 8, 1963 is a japanese. Misawa vs kawada is arguably the top feud in japanese wrestling history, but as youll see, their feud isnt strictly confined to the squared circle. Mitsuharu misawa vs toshiaki kawada june 3, 1994 youtube. Mitsuharu misawa, misawa mitsuharu, june 18, 1962 june, 2009 was a japanese professional wrestler and promoter who worked for all japan pro wrestling ajpw before forming pro wrestling noah noah. Taue has been a part of some of the greatest tag team matches in ajpws history, with.
When mitsuharu misawa and toshiaki kawada step into the ring against each other, it usually does turn out to be a. Mitsuharu misawa defeated samoa joe to retain the ghc heavyweight title at budokan hall. Mitsuharu misawa, misawa mitsuharu, june 18, 1962 june, 2009 was a japanese professional wrestler. Toshiaki kawada, kawada toshiaki born december 8, 1963 is a japanese semiretired professional wrestler best known for his work in all japan pro wrestling ajpw, whom he worked for from his debut in 1982 up until 2008. Tagging with the likes of misawa and kawada and tsuyoshi kikuchi, kobashi. Jun izumida died 2017 had written a book and in it mentioned or hinted, sources. Feb 08, 2010 they also show the build for this particular match with misawa winning his first triple crown by defeating stan hansen and kawada defeating akira taue to get this shot. An amazing story telling combined with a great psychology. Toshiaki kawada triple crown championship 102192 the crowd is really hungry for this and knowing all japans undercards, im not surprised. Excerpted from the comic book story of professional wrestling by aubrey. Afn misawa is a part of the defense media agency, which provides a wide variety of information products to the entire dod family and. This 26page publication covers the history of and need for codemakers and codebreakers in america through the civil war, world wars i and ii, the postwar and cold war periods, vietnam and desert storm.
The history of misawa vs jumbo tsuruta volume 1 dvdr set. Still a classic in my book and definitely deserving of 6 stars. Mitsuharu misawa vs toshiaki kawada ajpw 631994 gme. Since we are based in europe, we are forced to bother you with this information. Jun 24, 2009 misawa was trained for wrestling from an early age. This specific match has been referred to as the singles match of the decade by some. Yes, the same arena where cheap trick recorded their iconic live record. I always have liked misawa s matches with kobashi, kawada, and akiyama. Dave meltzers other 6star rated match mitsuharu misawa. Dave meltzers other 6star rated match mitsuharu misawa vs toshiaki kawada for the triple crown all japan. On january 24, 1995, hda got another title shot against misawa and kobashi.
All information about cookies and data security can be. When mitsuharu misawa and toshiaki kawada step into the ring against each other, it. While you may not immediately remember or recognize all of what you see here, at least some of it should give you cause to smile or even send your mind suddenly back across the decades, remembering what you thought was forgotten forever. Misawa and kawada would win the world tag team championship twice, as well as. But you could understand that they are not just fighting in the ring, they are telling a story. Mitsuharu misawa took two of the most horrific bumps in wrestling history, the. Mitsuharu misawa, kenta kobashi, toshiaki kawada, and akira taue. This collection is intended to reflect the time you spent in misawa.
Dave meltzers other 6star rated match mitsuharu misawa vs. Yoshiaki yatsu and ricky fuyuki all japan 51490 tiger mask ii unmasks as misawa. Mitsuharu misawa vs toshiaki kawada october 21, 1992. Lous hooking style worked for its era, and he was always a bad motherfucker as it pertained to amateur wrestling. With kayak you can also compare prices of plane tickets for last minute flights to anywhere in united states from misawa. Kawada is just sheer, old school puroresu awesomeness from starttofinish, with very few moments that make you suspend your disbelief for too long. The book tokyo underworld by robert whiting is mostly about the.
May 02, 2010 the rock is among the biggest draws in history, bigger then misawa. Dont hesitate to send me any comments good or bad or questions at email protected. The first true finals match in the history of the real world tag team tournament was one of their more lacklustre encounters, most people only rank it. Grey dog software is a developer of sports management sims. Kobashi this time on top fails to draw as good a crowd as taue did vs. Mitsuharu misawa was a japanese professional wrestler and promoter who worked for all japan pro wrestling ajpw before forming pro wrestling noah noah. Sep, 2014 ajpw triple crown championship match mitsuharu misawa cv1 vs toshiaki kawada october 21, 1992 ajpw october giant series 1992 day 17 tokyo, japan, nippon budokan 16.
Through careful booking and a mastery of ring psychology, kawada became an. Jumbo tsuruta and akira taue title defense december 4th, 1992 vs. Mitsuharu misawa, misawa mitsuharu, june 18, 1962 june, 2009 was a japanese professional wrestler and promoter. So, misawa goes over tsuruta, and he and kawada then go on to. Hello, and welcome to the green guide to the history of. Grey dog software view single post diary of the month. Dave meltzer 5 star matches list 1983 to 2020 page 2 of 6. Kawada attacking misawas head after misawas ear was busted open was fantastic. Apr 23, 2015 thus created the first of the big feuds of the misawa vs. Ajpw triple crown championship match mitsuharu misawa cv9 vs toshiaki kawada may 1, 1998 ajpw 25th anniversary tokyo, japan, tokyo dome 58. Alongside toshiaki kawada, kenta kobashi, and akira taue, misawa was considered one of all japan pro wrestlings ajpw four pillars of heaven shitenno, whose matches a. Mitsuharu misawa wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. Find cheap tickets to anywhere in united states from misawa. Yes, even better than misawakawada, which spawned what is generally read.1533 1474 923 748 1461 1370 695 368 796 1591 440 225 293 401 1006 600 216 412 126 943 1400 352 398 1466 798 43 473 85 1574 471 1250 997 1452 761 1123 48 955 45 1441 20 574 1301 1040 46