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1 15 (60.00%)
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 Posted: Tue Aug 12th, 2008 11:16 am
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the WWWF's greatest heel teams have advanced-  good luck with this one

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Executioners

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 Posted: Tue Aug 12th, 2008 01:34 pm
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Yeah both teams are sneaky but the Executioners have an overwhelming size advantage.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 12th, 2008 01:35 pm
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Tanaka and Fuji

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Close call, but Tanaka and Fuji.  In terms of size, Tanaka was a tank.  And watch the tapes.  Fuji and Tanaka were the better team.  The Executioners were good, but not in their league.



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HarryG wrote: Close call, but Tanaka and Fuji.  In terms of size, Tanaka was a tank.  And watch the tapes.  Fuji and Tanaka were the better team.  The Executioners were good, but not in their league.

If you got tapes of The Executioners you need to be sending them to me. So I can compare and make a better decision.

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The Executioners with the help of a third mysterious masked man?!



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beejmi wrote: HarryG wrote: Close call, but Tanaka and Fuji.  In terms of size, Tanaka was a tank.  And watch the tapes.  Fuji and Tanaka were the better team.  The Executioners were good, but not in their league.

If you got tapes of The Executioners you need to be sending them to me. So I can compare and make a better decision.


come to think of it, there is not a lot of footage of Tanaka & Fuji together either

they seemed to do a lot of mid-card singles matches at MSG house shows but I don't think I have many of their tag matches?!!!

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retroken wrote: beejmi wrote: HarryG wrote: Close call, but Tanaka and Fuji.  In terms of size, Tanaka was a tank.  And watch the tapes.  Fuji and Tanaka were the better team.  The Executioners were good, but not in their league.

If you got tapes of The Executioners you need to be sending them to me. So I can compare and make a better decision.


come to think of it, there is not a lot of footage of Tanaka & Fuji together either

they seemed to do a lot of mid-card singles matches at MSG house shows but I don't think I have many of their tag matches?!!!


I have two-  vs. DeNucci & Maivia  TV title defense 1977 and vs. Garea-Zbyszko when they won the tournament in 1977 after Strongbow-Whitewolf had to vacate

those are two pretty good matches though

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"Watch the tapes" makes an assumption-I'll grant.

My vote comes from memory.  I saw both teams live and on TV.  Tanaka and Fuji were always considered to be nearly-unstoppable.  The Executions were cheaters who could be beaten in a fair fight.  That's how I saw it back then.

Tanaka was (again) a tank.  You couldn't do much but back him up.  Fuji was the fall guy, but got by with the salt and the "deadly" karate.  When they did lose the belts to Garea and Ho, it was a shock.  A pleasant surprise.

The Executioners were seen as guys who rightfully should have lost to Strongbow and Whitewolf and only got by because of Albano or the double-identity thing.

Again, this is all that I can remember.



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studd's the weak link in this match. fuji & tanaka win with salt to the eyes.



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The Executioners came on the scene a little different than other WWWF heel teams of that era.  They sort of were the Road Warriors for that time period.  They came in and just beat jobbers up.  Other heel teams did that like the Moondogs and the Lumberjacks, but the Executioners did not sell anything.  They seemed dominant for that time period because of their size.

They get my vote.



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And we are tied !

 

Psst hey Retroken what do we do in the event of a tie?

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beejmi wrote: And we are tied !

 

Psst hey Retroken what do we do in the event of a tie?

well I just went home on a break from work, watched Fuji &Tanaka vs. Garea-Zbyszko (TV title tournament) and later tonight I will watch Executioners vs. Strongbow-Whitewolf (thanks DC Soul) and will make a referee's decision if need be-plus everyone is welcome to change their vote until roughly 8am tomorrow- this time I was alert enough to put the 24 hr limit on the poll

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HarryG wrote: "Watch the tapes" makes an assumption-I'll grant.

My vote comes from memory.  I saw both teams live and on TV.  Tanaka and Fuji were always considered to be nearly-unstoppable.  The Executions were cheaters who could be beaten in a fair fight.  That's how I saw it back then.

Tanaka was (again) a tank.  You couldn't do much but back him up.  Fuji was the fall guy, but got by with the salt and the "deadly" karate.  When they did lose the belts to Garea and Ho, it was a shock.  A pleasant surprise.

The Executioners were seen as guys who rightfully should have lost to Strongbow and Whitewolf and only got by because of Albano or the double-identity thing.

Again, this is all that I can remember.


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and with the absence of footage already noted, HarryG's memory seems right on

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