Here’s a match I never knew I wanted but have always needed. On March 21, Zero-1’s Masato Tanaka and Dragon Gate’s Shingo Takagi faced off in what is many a Japanese pro wrestling fan’s dream match. The match took place outdoors on the concisely titled 12th Dedication Pro-Wrestling Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri World War II 70th Anniversary Memorial Show, or 12thDPWYSCMWWII70thAMS for short.
The match is ostensibly hard-hitting, and includes about as many lariats, sliding lariats, Sliding D’s, and Made in Japans as you’d expect from these two bruisers. The last five or so minutes is especially fantastic!