Thunderstruck #5: Jushin Liger vs. The Great Muta (10/20/96) w/ Matt McEwen

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WH Park and Matt McEwen discuss that time Jushin Liger faced off against The Great Muta on October 20, 1996 in Kobe and someone by the name of Kishin Liger made his first appearance.

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Hell of a match. Obviously this is remembered for the Kishin Liger appearance, now, but holy shit this featured some god-tier heeling from Muta. Proof that slow and methodical monster heeling doesn’t have to be boring. I am forever searching for matches which fit Roland Barthes’ archetype of a match: a hero and a villain emerge, and we know what each represents as soon as we see them, without word or action. The villain will cheat and be a coward and eventually the hero will have to break the rules in an attempt to pay the villain back. This perfectly fits that mold.