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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: New Japan Pro Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, better known by its initials FMW, was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in the late 1980s by Atsushi Ōnita (often spelled Ohnita).
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 Top 10 Bestselling Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (FMW) DVDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Japanese ring action with a weird edge is presented by Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (FMW) in this 90-minute compilation, which kicks off with the gleefully obnoxious announcers promising lots of blood, ball bats, and barbed wire.
The wrestling action itself is lively, with a lot of aerial moves, but just when things could turn graceful, something utterly brutal comes along and restores the proper tone.
Welcome to the bizarre and brutal world of Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (FMW), where contestants gleefully choking each other with barbed wire is commonplace and it takes flaming torches used as cudgels to get the crowd really excited.
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  Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, better known by its initials FMW, was a revolutionary Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 1989 by Atsushi Ōnita (often spelled Ohnita).
In 1995 Ōnita wrestled his retirement match with young talent Hayabusa in an exploding ring, barbed wire steel cage match.
Arai brought in former International Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling and SWS jobber Hiromichi Fuyuki as the new booker, and he brought an end to the garbage/death matches in favor of an entertainment-oriented style based on that of the WWE.
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 Buy Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (fmw) DVDs from Movie-shopper.com in association with Amazon
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 s h o t g u n r e v i e w s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All of these discs feature a history of FMW section to read through, a short history of Hayabusa, a gallery explaining 15 of the principal wrestlers, trailers for other Tokyopop titles, and a bonus match with Japanese commentary.
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a fan of hardcore, and to term hardcore bouts as "wrestling" is something that I believe is an inaccurate and dishonest term.
The Gladiator renews his feud with Masato Tanaka, which was something we all got a taste of during their ECW run.
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 Mike Awesome information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After wrestling for the PWF in 1989, teaming occasionally with Brett Sawyer, Alfonso moved around, appearing in various promotions including a brief stint in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) under the tutelage of Nate The Rat, a manager there.
In one of the more bizarre moments in pro wrestling, Awesome- now under contract with WCW - returned to ECW for one night to drop the title to Tazz, who was under contract with the World Wrestling Federation.
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FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling): King of the Death Match, Cactus Jack, Terry Funk, Masato Tanaka...
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 Blockbuster Online - Person Detail Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The hardest-hitting act in wrestling comes to the most famous bingo hall in Philadelphia in this release of a battle royal that's guaranteed to leave grappling fans clamoring for more.
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Terry Funk would wrestle his brother Dory for the NWA International Heavyweight Title on April 30, 1981.
He also had a brief stint in the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1986, working entertaining matches with the likes of Hulk Hogan and the late Junkyard Dog.
It led to a bitter feud between the two competitors, culminating in one of the most brutal "I Quit" matches in the history of the sport on November 15, 1989, with Funk losing to Flair.
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Alfonso wrestled for 17 years, mostly in Japan's Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling promotion, where he was known as "G - The Gladiator." He won the World Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship twice as well as the World Street Fight Six-Man Tag Team Championship.
In 2000, Awesome shocked the wrestling world, and angered his fellow ECW wrestlers, by making a surprise appearance on World Championship Wrestling "Monday Nitro" with his ECW belt.
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 Martial Arts video
This is another very very B-Grade martial arts film but still manages to show some good fights and action with a plot.
Ron Hall is a top martial artist who always shows off his speed, flexibilty and aerial displays all in one motion.
The only downside is you will not find any of the internal basis or what have you on about the Stone Warrior or Iron Wire/Thread qigong on the disk, but it is the advanced portion of their system so they probably expect you know about the internal or historical aspects already.
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 Pro Wrestling Insider - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
Tanaka noted his feud with Awesome in ECW was the turning point of his career and that Awesome's passing does not change the importance of Awesome's friendship to him.
Tanaka and Awesome feuded for several years in both Japan's Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling and the original Extreme Championship Wrestling, trading the ECW World championship.
Awesome defeated Tanaka in his final professional wrestling match at the first ECW One Night Stand in June 2005.
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 FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling) - Ring Of Torture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the small selection of wrestling DVDs available (not only in the US but Japan as well), these FMW discs are obviously rather attractive to eager fans.
Well, being a wrestling fan who loves the substance of the "sport" as opposed to the entertainment their is little choice left in an American market dominated by a single federation.
FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling) - Yokohama Deathmatch
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 FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling): King of the Death Match for $10.76
If you're a WWE fan watching this tape, you'll probably gain the first impression that this is a much lower quality of entertainment (and it probably is), but appreciation is gathered for this DVD by watching it more than once, and admiring the cool aspects (while trying to ignore the bad ones).
Fans of American wrestling will be displeased at first (probably), but may find excitement in the stipulations, weapons, and hard-hitting impact.
The tables used are of poor quality for pro wrestling, as they're very narrow and don't break as easilly as they should.
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 s h o t g u n r e v i e w s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anyway, for these two videos, I maintain the fact that whether the dialogue is scripted or not, it doesn't work and it's stupid.
Because I was able to switch to the Japanese audio track, I really didn't mind, and I was able to skip over their match intros and Snake Sister segments that add absolutely nothing to the wrestling.
Most of the matches are from Yokohama circa December 1995.The quick opening match features a guy named Getkou who dresses in a patchwork outfit resembling that of a gecko.
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 Megumi Kudo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was released after two years because she had not enhanced her wrestling ability enough, and worked as a kindergarten teacher for a while.
However she still felt the desire for pro wrestling, and joined Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling in 1990.
She vacated both of the titles she held in a retirement ceremony on June 13, 1997.
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 Masato Tanaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Masato Tanaka (born February 23, 1973 in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture) is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in Japan with Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling and in America with Extreme Championship Wrestling.
Wrestling in matches featuring explosions and barbed wire, Tanaka earned a variety of scars, and the nickname "Dangan", which he would often shout during his matches.
Tanaka continued to wrestle with FMW, feuding with Team No Respect, until leaving in 2001, allegedly as a result of animosity between him and the owner of FMW, Shoichi Arai, mostly over Hiromichi Fuyuki's role as booker.
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 The EXTREME Icon's Unofficial Extreme Championship Wrestling Page
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Or if you just know of a really cool wrestling related webpage that you think deserves to be up there, then feel free to send us the address, be it multimedia page, or news or whatever.
Any information, and or pictures or files are property of me and or Chaz and may not be used (excluding the midi or wav files) on any other publication, be it either webpage or a newsletter without expressed written consent by me. If discovered, legal action shall be taken to the utmost extent.
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 Buy Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (FMW): FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling) - The Flying Assassin, FMW (Frontier ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tanaka has returned from the U.S. to the FMW insisting that he, not H, should be leading the FMW into the future, beginning a feud between two of the FMW's greatest stars ever.
As the FMW and ECW Japan fight to become the pre-eminent hardcore wrestling promotion in the world, egos collide, and the war can only be settled one way: on the mat.
Some of the wrestlers specialize in acrobatic 'flying' moves, but the emphasis is on brutality, as tables, chairs, barbed wire, and--oh boy--flaming torches, are all used as weapons.
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 Rick Titan
He began wrestling in various organizations around Japan.
After wrestling some in the ECW, Titan came to the WWF as the new "Razor Ramon".
He eventually changed his name to be "The Free Spirit" Rick Titan, and wrestled in various independents as well as NJPW.
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 FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling) - The Enforcer DVD - Michael Weise Productions
FMW (Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling) - The Enforcer (2001)
If you've never seen Japanese wrestling, this is a good DVD to break you in.
Masato Tanaka wrestled for a short time in ECW, so he's familiar to US fans.
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 Fmw
Welcome to the bizarre and brutal world of Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling (FMW), where contestants gleefully choking each other with barbed wire is commonplace and it takes flaming torches used as cudgels to get the crowd really excited.
These wrestling matches from Japan have a decidedly weird edge to them, with the announcers promising plenty of blood while declaring "this isn't cartoon wrestling, Monday night soap opera wrestling." Watching an unfortunate gladiator with a flaming pant leg hop about in agony as blood streams down his face seems to validate that claim.
The announcers provide plenty of toilet humor in English, and even the subtitles (translated from Japanese) are sprinkled with a hefty dose of obscenities.
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 CygyWrestling.com - Biography - Sabu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling throughout the 1990s, where he developed his high-risk hardcore wrestling technique.
Sabu was also employed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling for a brief time in 2002 and then again from 2004 to 2006.
All wrestling names, pictures, and media files are copyrighted by their respective owners.
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