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#FinisherFridays (10/16/15): Pure and Pro

Konnichiwa Henrizzles!

It's Friday yet again and that only means one thing: everyone's favorite in-your-face, leg-breaking, and smash-mouth coverage of worthy moves and holds is here with #FinisherFridays!

As we scoped out the week, it truly has been a doozy, in spite of and despite a floundering champion, a messed-up revolution, and a sky-rocketing nation. But what makes this week memorable is, of course, New Japan Pro Wrestling's King of Pro-Wrestling PPV, or KPW for short.

In this side of the world's wrestling scene, NJPW's KPW is treated as one of the bigger events of the year and that cannot be said more than a stacked card. Now while we here at the Smark Henry boiler rooms may not be as well-versed in puroresu as some of our contemporaries—although we are getting there thanks to a few swigs from Lance Tan Ong's excellent weekly column, "Cafe Puro"we are very much appreciative of well-executed moves and stiff af strikes!

There's a reason why the life expectancy in Japan is only about 26 years.

Let's highlight the Top 3 finishers of this year's NJPW King of Pro Wrestling:


3. Tomoaki Honma vs. YOSHI-HASHI - Kokeshi

2. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship - reDRagon vs. Roponggi Vice - Double Dragon

1. #1 Contendership to the IWGP Heavyweight Championship - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito - High Fly Flow


Did any other finishes from KPW turn you on, puro fans? Did you think Styles and Okada's picture-perfect backslide-tiger-driver-huracanrana-lariat-Pele chained sequence deserved at least an honorable mention even if it wasn't the finish?

Drop us a comment below with your thoughts, and depending how much we like you, we'll invite you over to the Smark Henry offices for some sake.

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