Video: Tanahashi vs. Goto (12/25/05)
As you may know if you’ve followed puroresu a while, today’s Hiroshi Tanahashi-Hirooki Goto title match was not the first between the occasional friends & rivals. It’s a rivalry that stretches back more than 5 years as seen in the latest installment of the New Japan Greatest Moments series on their YouTube channel. Today we look back at their Christmas Day 2005 match, which was for the IWGP U-30 Openweight Title then held by Tanahashi. The only differences back then? A little less hair. The clip is below, the match itself runs about 14-15 minutes (the clip is just over 16 minutes).