L&WRR #14: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue (4/15/95) w/ JP Houlihan

L&WRR #14: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue (4/15/95) w/ JP Houlihan


WH Park welcomes his first return guest to the Long & Winding Royal Road as GRAPPL Spotlight’s JP Houlihan comes back with another great match choice.

WH and JP talk about a pivotal match in the careers of both Mitsuharu Misawa and Akira Taue: their Champion Carnival final confrontation from April 15, 1995.

They discuss the paths both men took to get to the finals and how an injury suffered by Misawa nine days earlier played a significant part in how this match was laid out. They also give an analysis on how Taue’s Nodowa Otoshi is different from other chokeslams.

Click here to watch the match on YouTube.

WH Park and a special guest look back at the greatest matches of All Japan Pro Wrestling from the 1990s in The Long & Winding Royal Road, a limited-edition podcast from POST Wrestling.

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Music: “Across the Danube, Op. 36” by John Philip Sousa | Performed by United States Marine Band (band) and Jason Fettig (conductor) | The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa, No.4 | Washington, DC: United States Marine Band, 2015. | Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 | Public Domain Letter

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