Don't know about Kawada/Mutoh but I recently watched "2001.06.08.AJPW.Keiji Mutoh vs. Genichiro Tenryu.(WON MOTY)" and the fact it got the WON MOTY for 2001 ahead of about 20 WWF matches alone is absolutely INSANE because its terrible. Not even Tenryu could get something good out of Mutoh.
Agree with Rock/Cena. It was so poor despite the anticipation. The crowd though make it some what watch able.
RVD/Lynn from Hardcore Heaven is so underrated, but that was late 90s so I can't really include it. I remember Lesnar and Angle having a match on Smackdown in the early 00s for the WWE title and I remember thinking this is fucking awesome.