Meltzer’s Classics: Samoa Joe vs Kenta Kobashi (1/10/05)

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Credit: ROH

It’s 2005 and Ring of Honor is the hottest independent wrestling company in America. One of the jewels in their crown is Samoa Joe, a man in the prime of his career who had spent 21 months with their title in 2003-04. Meanwhile, over in Japan, NOAH is in a similar spot, and the legendary Kenta Kobashi had just finished up a two-year-title-reign which cemented his already hefty legacy. When Kobashi signed up to do some dates with ROH, the chance to face him off with Samoa Joe must have been the easiest booking decision they ever made.

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Meltzer’s Classics: Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat, 25/5/1992

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The match’s defining moment.

Kenta Kobashi loves a five-star performance. This time, it’s not a six man involving a host of Japanese legends. It’s a straight up tag team match for the All Asia Tag Team Titles with the Gaijin team of Furnas and Kroffat defending the belts against Kenta and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. Shall we have a look at what went down?

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Meltzer’s Classics: Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue, and Masanobu Fuchi vs Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi and Toshiaki Kawada, 20/4/91

We’ve seen this match before,┬áhaven’t we? Yes, a few months after this six-man combo got a five-star rating they went out and did it again. That first one stood the test of the time. Will the second?

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Meltzer’s Classics: Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue and Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada and Kenta Kobashi, 19/10/90

Quick disclaimer, chronologically, I should be covering Tenyru, Kawada and Fuyuki vs Tsuruta, Fuchi and Yatsu. However, I can’t find it anywhere. If anyone knows where I can get a copy of it or even some highlights, let me know. For now, we must move on.

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