Hunter of Invisible Game
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Re: Official Indy DVD Help Thread
Ok so I watched the Kurt Angle vs Yuji Nagata "Fake IWGP" belt match from the dome, quick run-down on the match.
Both guys come out, Crowd is 100% pro Nagata. They start off with some strikes (nagata is noticbly holding back a bit) then proceed to belly to belly each other a couple times. They then start to get into some pretty basic chain wrestling which culminates in a long and non-exciting figure four spot where Nagata is trying to escape the hold, at least the crowd is behind him. Angle is getting almost no reaction and it's rather funny actually, anyways Nagata makes it too the ropes and the hold is broken. Kurt works the leg some more but goes for the dreaded ankle lock a little too early and nagata escapes and places Angle in an armbar. Now were talking because Nagata starts going into overdrive with his "I'm gonna shit out a block of ice" facial expressions, good stuff. Kurt eventually gets out and its time for him to get kicked a few times, but then more suplexes! Nagata locks in the crossface but now it's time for the multiple Ankle Lock/Crossface reversals. At this point both guys pretty much start running through the motions with there signature moves. They start hitting each other again to soften each other up, eventually Nagata takes down angle again with another belly to belly and set ups for what looks to be a buzzsaw kick but angle catches the leg and we get one last ankle lock before Nagata taps.
Not really much story behind this other than Nagata obviously wants New Japan's property back, and Angle continuing to think he's still great. Pretty uninspired match but the crowd was firmly behind Nagata which helped, sadly it just seemed like these guys were going through the motions when this really could have had a big match feel. Not exactly a bad match, but not good either and was in a lot of parts on the dull side. - ** 1/2
Oh and just to clarify i'm getting tougher on rating shit this year, so from now on if my ratings seem lower that they used to now you know why.