**1/2 at most for Nigel/Williams vs. Rikioh & Kawabata. Kawabata was the one who got pinned as Rikioh is a former GHC Heavyweight champion, so he'll rarely ever get pinned, especially not to mid-card gaijin.
***-***1/4 For Hero & Doug vs. Ota & Yone.
I used to love Briscoes vs. Ricky & Kotaro but the last time I watched it I had to turn it off because of all the damn flippy moves from both teams.
KENTA/Morishima is one of the best under 10 minutes matches you'll ever see.
There were a lot of flippy moves but I still had the impression that I was watching a wrestling match so that alone was enough to make me love it.
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re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
Seconded in regard to the sig.
A wrestling match is like a balanced diet. The basics are carbs, keeping you going. Armdrags may not be the highlight, but they're key to the development. Dairy is emotion and crowd interaction, like bones, they strengthen the match, and in there absense, the it will fall apart. Meat is moves like suplexes and finishers. They’re cool, but if you rely on them you’d be unhealthy, and the matches unwatchable. Mat work is fruits and vegetables. We may not like them, but some is sweet chain wrestling. Last is spots and indy MoVEz~!, your sugars and fats. You can't just eat chocolate, and thus you need to do more than flips and head drops to get above ****.