Cruel Summer #5: Keiji Mutoh vs. Shinya Hashimoto (1995) w/ Martin Bushby

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WH Park welcomes the host of POST Wrestling’s British Wrestling Experience, Martin Bushby to discuss the finals of NJPW’s 5th G1 Climax tournament: Keiji Mutoh vs. Shinya Hashimoto from August 15, 1995.

Martin and WH talk about the origin of Martin’s wrestling fandom in American, British and Japanese wrestling, wrestling video games, the makeup of Japanese audiences, Muto’s last run in WCW among other things.

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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Another fun listen. Cool hearing other POST hosts on other shows.

BUT, during August '95, Diesel was still the WWF Champion. His title win over Backlund was November '94, and then Bret won the title from Diesel in November '94.