Aja Kong vs. Manami Toyota, Nov 14 1994.
Far too often these days the term “5 star match” gets thrown around carelessly. When I think of a 5 star match the Flair/Steamboat series comes to mind first. Then Austin vs Bret at Wrestlemania 13. Those are certified classics that should be required viewing for any wrestling fan. Those are the measuring sticks by which I judge the quality of matches. This match right here, is another.
When people think of women’s wrestling they unfortunately think of the current product the WWE & TNA push. Bikini models & former fitness competitors looking to cash in on their looks & limited athletic ability. It’s like GLOW only slightly better…or worse depending on your tastes. Sure there are real talents like Natalya, Beth Phoenix & Gail Kim in the mix but they’re the saving graces. The women featured in this video would fall under the category of world class performers.
Sit back & enjoy one of the best wrestling matches ever. Notice I didn’t qualify it by saying its one of the best women’s matches you’ll see. This match rivals anything you’d see the men do. In fact, for you fanboys that thought that Elgin vs Richards was 5 stars, watch this & watch that & tell me which had better atmosphere & finish.