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Chris Jericho and Christopher Daniels are both 46 and as good as ever. Anyone older than them who are still doing it at as high a level?  



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Bill Goldberg, duh.

It doesn't take him but 30 seconds to wipe the floor with today's wrestlers.



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Minoru Suzuki, Jado, Gedo and Yuji Nagata are 48. Liger is 52. All are still full time with New Japan. They all have 30+ matches under their belt this year. That's more than Jericho and way more than Daniels. Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled 7 times for All Japan last year, almost qualifying him as an active wrestler in the Dead Pool.

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Kriss wrote: Minoru Suzuki, Jado, Gedo and Yuji Nagata are 48. Liger is 52. All are still full time with New Japan. They all have 30+ matches under their belt this year. That's more than Jericho and way more than Daniels. Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled 7 times for All Japan last year, almost qualifying him as an active wrestler in the Dead Pool.I can't  see Funk Jr. still wrestling at a high level.



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Onita and Masa Fuchi hold a tag title in All Japan

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Benlen wrote: Kriss wrote: Minoru Suzuki, Jado, Gedo and Yuji Nagata are 48. Liger is 52. All are still full time with New Japan. They all have 30+ matches under their belt this year. That's more than Jericho and way more than Daniels. Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled 7 times for All Japan last year, almost qualifying him as an active wrestler in the Dead Pool.I can't  see Funk Jr. still wrestling at a high level.
He can't.  There was a video posted recently (I think here) that was basically very sad with him "wrestling" in a six man.  Dude looked like he would break like a toothpick any second.  



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Kriss wrote: Minoru Suzuki, Jado, Gedo and Yuji Nagata are 48. Liger is 52. All are still full time with New Japan. They all have 30+ matches under their belt this year. That's more than Jericho and way more than Daniels. Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled 7 times for All Japan last year, almost qualifying him as an active wrestler in the Dead Pool.
Just because someone's alive doesn't mean he can still go. And the jury is still out on whether or not Dory is still alive. 

Nagata has still looked good in (very) limited singles action over the past 2 years, but he's heavily protected in 6- and 8-man matches where he's lucky to get 3 minutes of ring time. Pretty much the same with Liger at this point, who actually saves his best stuff for international tours where he still makes big bucks. In NJPW he does next to nothing, but what will always help him is the fact that the full body suit and mask will never age, so he'll always look the same physically even if he doesn't move much anymore. Gedo and Jado really can't go anymore at this point either. Gedo is now best known as Okada's manager and the booker. 

I would say that leaves Suzuki, who is tough as nails, but also often protected in multi-man matches and then saves it up for a 20-minute crazy stiff singles match on a big card a few times a year. 

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The question was can they still go...

Liger certainly can. So at 52, he's the winner unless someone else has someone older since he's two years older than Goldberg.



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Kriss wrote: Minoru Suzuki, Jado, Gedo and Yuji Nagata are 48. Liger is 52. All are still full time with New Japan. They all have 30+ matches under their belt this year. That's more than Jericho and way more than Daniels. Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled 7 times for All Japan last year, almost qualifying him as an active wrestler in the Dead Pool.
Here's a top 40 list of Japanese wrestlers over 40.http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2017/02/02/hill-not-thrill-40-best-japanese-wrestlers-40s-2/
Top 15 best Japanese wrestlers over 50.http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2017/03/14/really-hill-still-not-thrill-15-best-japanese-wrestlers-50/



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Benlen wrote: Kriss wrote: Minoru Suzuki, Jado, Gedo and Yuji Nagata are 48. Liger is 52. All are still full time with New Japan. They all have 30+ matches under their belt this year. That's more than Jericho and way more than Daniels. Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled 7 times for All Japan last year, almost qualifying him as an active wrestler in the Dead Pool.I can't  see Funk Jr. still wrestling at a high level.
There was a 8 man tag that involved the following wrestlers:

AJPW Champion Carnival Day 1: 4/9/16
Dory Jr. 76 years old
Takao Omori 47 years old
Masao Inoue 47 years old
Tamon Honda 53 years old              
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Masanobu Fuchi 63 years old
Kabuki 68 years old
Osamu Nishimura 45 years old
Yutaka Yoshie 43 years old

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I posted a Dory Funk match from November that also featured Chavo Guerrero in the Chavo is dead thread.



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Here's another match featuring Dory Funk Jr's reanimated corpse:









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Negro Casas and Atlantis are both 57, and are still very good. Negro Casas more so than Atlantis, as Casas has even recently had some very good matches.

Negro Navarro will be 60 in a few months and he's still really great at the classic Lucha style.



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Matt Farmer wrote: Negro Casas and Atlantis are both 57, and are still very good. Negro Casas more so than Atlantis, as Casas has even recently had some very good matches.

Negro Navarro will be 60 in a few months and he's still really great at the classic Lucha style.

How are you making out with your promotion? Saw a "documentary" involving the show in which the commission tried to screw you guys over.



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LAF wrote: Onita and Masa Fuchi hold a tag title in All Japan
Christ, how old is Fuchi?  He looked old back in the King's Road glory days. 

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