These are two of Japan’s biggest names of the era so you know that you are in for something historic regardless of match quality. Keiji Mutoh is portraying The Great Muta here so he is not content just to have a great match with Jushin “Thunder” Liger, but wants to add a little zing to the action with his gimmick. Speaking of which a crazy Muta entrance would have been nice, but Muta has on some of his awesome classic gear so perhaps that is enough.
Muta spits green mist in the air twice and slides out of the ring to start. After some stalling Liger takes control and wrestles Muta down with a headlock. Muta eventually gets in some offense after no-selling a belly-to-back suplex. He throws Liger outside and piledrives him though a table. Next, Muta takes a cable and chokes his foe with it. By the way, Muta is not done with that table because soon he picks it up and smacks his opponents with it.
Liger re-enters, but Muta is still handing out punishment. The two don’t stay in the ring long and Muta hits a running clotheslines on the entrance way. Looks more painful than the ones Lex Luger used to hit in the WWF even if Muta doesn’t have a metal plate in his arm.
Liger gets back in the power position when Muta misses an elbow into the corner. Liger then dropkicks him from the top rope then jumps on Muta after the Japanese great escapes to the floor.
Liger chases Muta under the ring, but Muta attacks him with a broomstick. Perhaps it belongs to the Wicked Witch of the West because Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
Liger’s mask splits open to reveal that he has Muta face paint on. He sprays the mist at Muta, rips the top half of his costume off and attacks Muta with a chair. Liger continues with a piledriver on the cement and a chair shot from the top rope to the floor.
Muta ends it after Liger misses stabbing him through a table. Yeah, you read that right. Muta capitalizes on the mistake by getting in his mist, elbow in the corner and moonsault in quick succession.
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