Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Oct 2010
re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
Quick Budokan thoughts:
Taue & Shiga vs. Taniguchi & Ishimori wasn't good or really bad. Shiga looked like he was trying, but this match really didn't mean anything or get anywhere. Taue did his usual comedy spots.
Aoki vs. Delirious was a standard crowd warming match. Aoki looked good, Delirious looked alright.
Saito, Inoue, & Marvin vs. Kensuke Office was really fun thanks to Inoue. Really nice little comedy match.
Shiozaki & Ogawa vs. Yone & Genba was decent. Shiozaki going crazy was nice, but people were not really invested in the match.
Marufuji vs. KENTA wasn't bad at all. I think a number of people will like it since it didn't go too long and because it tells a decent enough story. There wasn't really much overkill, but they obviously were not going for an epic match. Marufuji looked off at the start of the match, but he found his groove by the end. I do think he returned too soon.
Smith vs. Yoshie was alright. Yoshie looked really fat, but this was one of his better efforts this year. Smith was Smith. I'm not excited for the next GHC Title match at all.
Kanemaru vs. Suzuki never really got out of first gear. The opening exchange was fun, and the ending/result was nice. This match was kind of just there. It was nice seeing Wada after the video package on Joe before this match, but he did very poorly.
Takayama & Sano vs. Kings of Wrestling was REALLY good. Go out of your way to see this match. Easily the MOTN.
Sugiura vs. Morishima was extremely violent. The first third of the match was hit/miss, but it really picked up during the middle and end (minus two really scary Frankensteiner spots). Okita and Miyahara's expressions during the match says it all. Side note: Shuichi Nishinaga showed why he is the best referee in the biz in this match. Second best MOTN.
My DVD nomination:
Pro-Wrestling NOAH (12-5-2010) - Yoshihiro Takayama & Takuma Sano vs. Kings of Wrestling
This was a really good match. Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli followed through on their strategy of attacking Takayama and Sano with full force. The tag team work from KoW was phenomenal and they came across as legitimate and credible in front of the Budokan crowd and announcers. Takayama and Sano played their roles very well and looked good. I was worried that the match would go on too long, but the match length was perfect. I enjoyed the ending and I hope there is a rematch. **** match.
Last edited by leglock; 12-07-2010 at 07:47 AM.