The Greatest Wrestler of ALL-TIME Tournament RD 1 Toshiaki Kawada vs Keiji Muto

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    Toshiaki Kawada (川田 利明 Kawada Toshiaki?) (born December 8, 1963) is a professional wrestler who is most known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling. In 2005, he started freelancing in other promotions, including Pro Wrestling NOAH and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
    His matches against Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi in the 1990s are argued by many fans and experts in the industry as some of the greatest professional wrestling matches of all time. He is widely known for his extremely stiff wrestling style, and has the distinction of having competed in 17 matches that were given a 5-Star Rating by Wrestling Observer Newsletter writer Dave Meltzer; he is third behind long-time rivals Kobashi (23) and Misawa (24).

    Championships and accomplishments

    All Japan Pro Wrestling
    AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Samson Fuyuki
    AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
    AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship (9 times) – with Akira Taue (6), Mitsuharu Misawa (2) and Taiyō Kea (1)
    Champion's Carnival (1994, 1997)
    World's Strongest Tag Team League (1992) – with Mitsuharu Misawa
    World's Strongest Tag Team League (1996, 1997) – with Akira Taue
    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    PWI ranked him #42 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    5 Star Match (1990) with Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue and Masanobu Fuchi on October 19
    5 Star Match (1991) with Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue, and Masanobu Fuchi on April 20
    5 Star Match (1992) with Mitsuharu Misawa and Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue and Masanobu Fuchi on May 22
    5 Star Match (1993) vs. Kenta Kobashi on April 13
    5 Star Match (1993) with Akira Taue and Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, and Jun Akiyama on July 2
    5 Star Match (1993) with Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa on December 3
    5 Star Match (1994) with Masanobu Fuchi and Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, and Giant Baba on February 13
    5 Star Match (1994) with Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa on May 21
    5 Star Match (1994) vs. Mitsuharu Misawa on June 3
    5 Star Match (1995) vs. Kenta Kobashi on January 19
    5 Star Match (1995) with Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa on January 24
    5 Star Match (1995) with Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa on June 9
    5 Star Match (1995) with Akira Taue and Tamon Honda vs. Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, and Satoru Asako on June 30
    5 Star Match (1996) with Akira Taue vs. Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa on May 23
    5 Star Match (1996) with Akira Taue vs. Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa on December 6
    5 Star Match (1997) vs. Mitsuharu Misawa on June 6
    5 Star Match (1997) with Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa and Jun Akiyama on December 5
    Tag Team of the Year (1991) with Mitsuharu Misawa
    Wrestler of the Year (1994)
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1997)

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    Keiji Mutoh (武藤 敬司 Mutōh Keiji?, born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. He is mostly known for his work as The Great Muta in New Japan Pro Wrestling during the 1990s, but he has also competed in America, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan. He is the current President of All Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as being a full-time wrestler for the promotion since 2002. Mutoh is widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese wrestlers of all-time, both in Japan and America. He is currently the reigning AJPW Triple Crown Champion.
    Mutoh is credited as one of the first Japanese wrestlers to achieve a fan base outside of his native Japan in the United States. The Great Muta gimmick is one of the most influential gimmicks in puroresu, having been emulated by many wrestlers including Satoshi Kojima (The Great Koji), Kazushi Miyamoto (The Great Kazushi) and Atsushi Onita (The Great Nita). In addition, countless independent wrestlers have paid tribute to Muta through emulation and imitation.
    Mutoh is one of two (the other being Shinya Hashimoto) wrestlers to hold the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the AJPW Triple Crown Championship and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. He is also infamous for taking part in what is generally considered to be the bloodiest match of all time against Hiroshi Hase, leading to the creation of the "Muta Scale."

    Championships and accomplishments

    All Japan Pro Wrestling
    AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship (3 times, Current)
    AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Taiyō Kea (1), Arashi (1) and Joe Doering (1)
    Champion's Carnival (2002)
    Champion's Carnival (2004)
    Champion's Carnival (2007)
    World's Strongest Tag Team League (2001) with Taiyō Kea
    World's Strongest Tag Team League (2007) with Joe Doering
    Championship Wrestling from Florida
    NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    IWGP Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
    IWGP Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Hiroshi Hase (2), Masahiro Chono (2), Shiro Koshinaka (1) and Taiyō Kea (1)
    NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    Greatest 18 Championship (1 time)
    G1 Climax (1995)
    G1 Climax Tag League (1999) with Scott Norton
    Super Grade Tag League (1993, 1994) with Hiroshi Hase
    Super Grade Tag League (1997) with Masahiro Chono
    Super Grade Tag League (1998) with Satoshi Kojima
    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    PWI ranked him # 3 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2002.1
    PWI ranked him # 4 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2001, 2003.
    Tokyo Sports Grand Prix
    Best Tag Team (2005) with Akebono
    World Championship Wrestling
    NWA World Television Championship (1 time)
    WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Vampiro
    WCW BattleBowl (1992)
    World Wrestling Council
    WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    WWC World Television Championship (1 time)
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    Best Wrestling Maneuver (2001) Shining Wizard
    Match of the Year (2001) vs. Genichiro Tenryu on June 8, Tokyo, Japan
    Most Improved Wrestler (2001)
    Wrestler of the Year (2001)
    Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1999)
    1His highest-ever ranking and the second highest ranking achieved by a Japanese wrestler - Mitsuharu Misawa was ranked second to Dean Malenko in 1997.​
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    abz is dead. bobby the brain

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    i really hate to vote either guy out in the first round.

    i guess i'll go with mutoh because he got over in america too, and kawada was never really the top guy. based solely on in-ring or singing talent though, kawada would be the easy choice.
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    abz is dead. bobby the brain

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    eat your heart out, koko b ware.
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    abz is dead. bobby the brain

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    yes.


    also, mutoh wins just for the entrance.

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    lmao.... that's awesome
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