by Daniel Johnson
Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku and Taichi Ishikari
This fight from May is supposed to be a three-on-three match, but it opens with some wild brawling and the cameras focus exclusively on Togi Makabe and Minoru Suzuki while they fight all over the arena. If you’re expecting Ric Flair/Ricky Steamboat type action then you’re out of luck. The closest thing to technical wrestling at this point is probably when Makabe and Suzuki try to shove each other’s face in a urinal. As bad as Makabe is, Suzuki consistently has the upper hand in this fight.
Suzuki ends this initial brawl with an exclamation by giving him one of the stiffest headbutts ever. I haven’t seen a headbutt that vicious since…well you know. Suzuki isn’t satisfied with just cracking heads with Makabe and goes after a fan. Sure, the fan is probably a plant, but with Suzuki you can never be too sure.
Heading back to the ring he lands a series of smacks on Nagata and completely puts his past emasculation of the technical wizard to shame.
Makabe manages to stumble back to the ring and brawls some more. He wraps his chain around his arm and obliterates TAKA with a lariat followed by a knee off the top rope because you know there was no way Suzuki was taking the fall.
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