Mr. Pogo vs. Gypsy Joe (WING February 16, 1992)

Everyone’s favorite face painted Japanese sadist, Mr. Pogo, takes on a nearly 60 year old, Gypsy Joe in a steel cage.  The match is about as good as one would expect from a WING match pitting Mr. Pogo against a man in his late 50s, but we’re now two for two in Mr. Pogo matches during which he removes his cowboy boots and uses them as a weapon so it does have that going for it. We’re also two for two in post-match Mitsuhiro Matsunaga run-ins.

Pogo gets the win in the most anti-climactic way possible: he pins Joe for three and then Joe has to stand before a referee administered ten count.  This happens like 3 or 4 times in a row with a single move knocking Joe to the mat between each pin attempt so it’s like a minute total of Joe lying in the ring while the referee counts before it’s finally over.

Matsunaga then hits the ring and beats the hell out of Mr. Pogo before Pogo’s cronies make the save and pull Pogo out of the ring. Matsunaga gives chase and gets chairs thrown at him for his troubles.  He then returns to the ring and he Gypsy Joe pose like goddamn champions.


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