I gave the match a ****1/2 and have a review here(A little spoiler protected though): http://www.wrestlingforum.com/other-...ml#post8686651
The match was great and you know it is has great storytelling if you were seriously hoping for Go to win. The problem that hurt it for me is that the botch hurt it immensely for me. Usually botches can sometimes help a match out for me like Richards/Daniels but this was the opposite of that. Shiozaki was clearly suppose to be doing some awesome DDT or maybe a hurcanrana counter to Kensuke one arm powerbomb but it just turned dreadful especially with Kensuke landing on him. That being said, if that had not happened, it most likely would been at the border rating(****3/4) if not the full five. Most likely the border. The chopfest was glorious and Shiozaki putting himself up for the machine gun chops was up there with HBK basically saying "F&#% YOU" to Undertaker that year for me.