Cruel Summer #2: Masahiro Chono vs. Rick Rude (1992) w/ Matt McEwen

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WH Park welcomes Matt McEwen to discuss the finals of NJPW’s second G1 Climax tournament: Masahiro Chono vs. Ravishing Rick Rude from August 12, 1992.

Matt is a Canadian wrestling fan who’s been a guest on numerous wrestling podcasts. He and WH talk about Chono’s judicious use of the Yakuza kick at this point in his career, Rude’s possible creation of a modern dance move, plus Canadian Maritime and Montreal wrestling talk.

Click here to watch this match on New Japan World (account required).

WH Park and a special guest look back at the finals of every NJPW G1 Climax tournament in Cruel Summer, a limited-edition podcast from POST Wrestling. New episodes every Saturday and Sunday morning.

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