Re: The 2014 MOTYC Thread
Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii - AJPW New Year Wars Night Two 1/3
Watched this the first time & thought it was good. Although, I couldn't remember a thing except for Irie's pounce on Suzuki. (which totally ruled, btw) Decided to check it out again and sooooo glad I did. It's way better than I originally thought. The formula here was nothing short of intelligent. Feeling out, slower paced early going as I'm almost certain these two teams have never worked vs each other. Building up to the finish was set in stone from the outset. The feeling out flowed into a consistent control segments by the Xceed duo; fixated on the decimation of Ishii's mid-section. The next flow of motion was just that, to picking up the pace on the hot tag to Irie & things got hot. To the top of where it was controlled, didn't go over the top in the slightest, and all four made it very fun & very interesting. Crowd grew more invested by the minute too. Finish was arguably the smartest worked portion of the match. Tremendous timing by the teams. It appeared to have the upset coming, then in a flash it seemed the former Burning legacy members would squeak out the win, only for it to be moot as the time limit expires. I don't need championships on the line to want to see a rematch here. Very good stuff.
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