Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Zero-1 Championship 1/1/12
Kohei Sato(c) vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
This was awesome. Sekimoto gets his ass handed to him early on by taking a brutal bump onto a pile of chairs. This control segment by Sato was so great because it just looked so painful, his strikes were stiff and threw out some nice power moves. There was this odd segment where Sekimoto got in some offense but he kept it slow which I wasn't expecting. Later on we got that awesome comeback that I was expecting from him. Good finishing stretch too with a few nice nearfalls and more brutal strikes.
Sekimoto was awesome here. He came across as a total badass that took all sorts of punishment before he went down for the count. And because Sato managed to survive with his title he ended up looking great. I'm hoping they have a rematch down the road very soon. First Zero-1 match that I've ever seen and I have to say that it was really really good.
So I'm trying to make an informed decision on what gets my MOTY this year and I'll try to do a write up for anything that I give over 4*s. Wrestle Kingdom had a few that I gave ***3/4 but that was the highest so I didn't include any of them in here.