Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Masahito Kakihara
taped 08/14/2017, aired 08/24/2017
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
(reviewed 08/28/2017) Even twenty years later, some things stay the same. Kakihara, who has wrestled about five times in 12 years, makes another one-off appearance, this time against a guy who was old when Kakihara was still in this twenties. Fujiwara handily dominates this thing, tapping Kakihara out again and again in a matter of seconds as they blow through this free-form exhibition match. It’s not terribly compelling, but it stands to reason being that Kakihara hasn’t wrestled in five years and Fujiwara, even in his old age, is a regular competitor and has always been a number of rungs higher than his younger opponent, and in any case it’s still a lot of fun to see these two grapple around again.