...and every time she slapped meiko, meiko went down to the ground hard...
Err...that's what I call selling... I don't get when people see Meiko as being a no-seller.
Basically, Hokuto was tough, but just like Kandori, I think Meiko could have tossed her all over the ring if she had wanted. Meiko sold the slaps because it was freakin Akira Hokuto. When Meiko won that match by ten count it fit the story of the match. I watched the recent Double Ayako's versus Meiko and Okuda match that Lucky just put up, and on home Sendai turf Meiko let Ayako Sato get in a ton of stuff on her and sold for her like crazy, to the point where I was thinking, "Meiko, this is your home turf and your team is going to lose this match, please, just start kicking her arse!"
But yes, Hokuto's slaps were awesome. I think she looked a hell of a lot like she did in the marine wolves in that mexico video. It's hard to tell that is Mita at points as well compared to her LCO days.