Puro Flashback: A Japanese Sampler Featuring Katsuhiko Nakajima

by Daniel Johnson

Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kaz Hayashi

Katsuhiko Nakajima is a wrestler who is talented enough, yet at the same time young enough, where he could be said to have unlimited potential and for that statement to not be a complete exaggeration. Although at age 26 Nakajima already has over 10 years of experience he has a surprisingly finite number of accomplishments and matches that can be deemed truly memorable. Yet, Nakajima’s few faults make clips like these all the more significant.

Particularly if you are unfamiliar with one or more of these Japanese wrestlers this clip acts as a sampler. Although by the end, the match gels together more as a tag match, the different pairings of the singles wrestlers allows viewers not only to get a glance of what each wrestler has to offer, but what they have to offer against opponents with different techniques and styles. As such in the time that could be spent watching one Nakajima match or one Satoshi Kojima match a viewer can see both those wrestlers not only work, but how they vary their move set given the opponent. Also, some of the spots in this match are just plain fun such as:

*The much larger Hiroyoshi Tenzan trying to give Nakajima a brainbuster only to receive one himself.

*Satoshi nearly striking right through the chest of Kaz Hayashi with a brutal chopfest.

*Hayashi dropping an f bomb and then flipping off Kojima before throwing a spinwheel kick at him.

If you enjoyed this match and want to see a similar Japanese sampler click here. On the other hand if you just want to see one of Nakajima’s truly memorable bouts click here.

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