Originally Posted by McQueen
You just want to get your hands on some Dick right?
Again I mean Dick Togo matches. Sorry bro, I had too.
Every freakin' time I walk into that. Every freakin' time lol.
Just rewatched Sekimoto/Tanaka from 1/1 again. I think I'm bumping it down to **** as opposed to the ****1/4 I originally gave it. I'd still put it in my top ten for the year so far though (bearing in mind I haven't seen all that much puro).
Going to watch the 2/21 NOAH 6-man shortly. It was awesome on first viewing and it's one of those matches I can see liking even more on a secons watch.
Just got done watching the 6-man I mentioned and DAMN it was awesome.
Kobashi, Honda & Taniguchi v Sugiura, Marufuji & Morishima (NOAH, 2/21/08)
OK, so this establishes a number of things, first of all is that Kenta Kobashi continues to be God. It's abvious from looking at the line-ups that Taniguchi is the designated job guy for this, and Kobashi's team is noticibly weaker than the team consisting of 3 of NOAH's top young stars. That doesn't stop the 3 punks from kicking the old man's bitch in every chance they though!
It starts off right from the bell with Sugiura going right after Kobashi, starting a forearm/chop war, pissing Kobashi off to the extent that he drags Sugi all aound the building, launching him into any wall in sight. Then, when all 6 guys get back to the ring and things settle down a little, Marufuji gets in there with Taniguchi. They're walking around, feeling each other out, and the Maru chops Kobashi who's on the apron, giving the coolest grin as if to say "Yeah, I did that."! It was so fucking beautiful. Kobashi's facial expression is priceless as well, giving the old "What the FUCK is this fool doing. Does he WANT me to fucking kill him?". I popped here. Then, they start feeling each other out some more, before Maru does it AGAIN! At this point the crowd are all "OOOOOOHHHH!", Kobashi's all "OK, just fucking wait..." and I'm all marking the fuck out.
This is actually how most of the match goes, with the 3 young guys picking on Kobashi until Kobashi manages to get a hold of one of them and beat the shit out of whoever it is (Marufuji takes an absolute pounding when Kobashi gets a hold of him for like, 10 minutes straight). The younger guys take the beating though because they know that 1 Kobashi beating up 3 of them while the other 2 members of him team help out, is nowhere near enough to get over on 3 younger guys beating the living shit out of Taniguchi while they bitch Kobashi in the process (Honda's just there). The punk team are so great at just cheap-shotting Kobashi at any opportunity. Marufuji is my personal favourite at this as he just seems to be able to pull off the most irritating shit (like chopping Kobashi! CHOPPING KENTA FUCKING KOBASHI!? REALLY!?) that you just KNOW Kobashi's going to get him back on. It's all fantastic.
The finishing stretch is superb as well, with the punks continueing to keep Kobashi and Honda out of the way until they can put away the weaker Taniguchi. It takes a while, though, and Taniguchi is great at getting the crowd behind him. Eventually, Maru manages to hit him with enough shit that there's no way Taniguchi can kick out, and Morishima has driven his ass into Kobashi enough times that Kobashi can't possibly make the save, so after enough persistance, Mori, Sugi and Maru pick up the win over team Kobashi.
This is by far the best NOAH 6-man I've seen in a LONG time. I'd say it's probably the only MOTYC 6-man that the company's had in years. Maybe ever! It really is that good. Watch this now and see how much of a pest Naomuchi Marufuji can be. It's pretty freakin' sweet. ****1/2