Originally Posted by JoeRulz
Well, you'd be surprised, because Japs aren't buying into "Juniors over Hewikis" stuff. Shima's already lost a ton of his drawing abilities since his Wild II and post-ROH days, imagine what happens if a midget called KENTA defeats him for the big one. Sheeeit, even Jun Akiyama lost some of his mojo after Ogawa embarrassed him.
There's a reason why Liger or Kanemoto never went out there (major titles), it's just too risky. "Being over" is a very tricky thing. NOAH is playing with fire, IMO, it could be Marufuji 2006 case all over again, but NOAH was hot back then at least.
That's a damn shame then. Especially from someone who's size shouldn't come into play. Morishima might be a monster, but if you get kneed or kicked that hard (since that's KENTA's MO) you're gonna go down. That simple. This isn't some Rey Mysterio beating Big Show with a seated senton BS. KENTA is a junior who is strong enough to actually lift Morishima for his finisher. There really isn't going to be some major disbelief that a smaller wrestler beat a bigger wrestler here. Don't know why fans would be so taken aback by it. Then again, I'm one of those guys who doesn't ever put size into play. Except for my previous example of Mysterio. That was mostly due to cheesy booking.
@ an upcoming El Generico vs Kenny Omega match.