re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
*puts up flame shield*
Jushin Liger v Shinjiro Otani (NJPW 9/2/97)
--The fuck was Otani doing here? I lost sight of how good Liger is over the past few months, and I thought he was great here trying to put on a hell of a match, but Otani fucking sucked for a bit of it. Liger was going for the leg early on, and Otani ignored it, no sold it, and tried to get every bit of offence in himself. Liger was awesome, bringing Otani to the corner while Otani was sitting and dropping a dozen knees on Otani's knee. Two seconds later Otani was on offence and using SPIN-KICKS of all things. He tried to completely dominate the next bits of the match and was going for the arm, then the leg all in the space of a few minutes. The way Liger sold the knee for no more than two seconds was great, yet Otani goes to an armbar. Liger keeps going for that knee too, like "sell you fuck". otani just looked real stubborn and almost wanting to not look weak at all. Some of the exchanges were pretty nifty themselves, but it felt structered like a mess at this point. His domination section with the arm was actually pretty damn good, Liger's a top seller ever and I give a lot of props to him, but Otani seemed to be less sucky by then. He tries to get in offence at times but Otani just won't allow it. Otani had a NASTY armbar on too which I thought was his highlight of the match. he was grinding his knuckles into the elbow joint and I had hope that he *wasn't* trying to ruin the match. Liger actually gets some control in and slaps the hell out of Otani's cheek a few times. Just to make sure Oatni is short of breathing he dives on his sorry arse and powerbombs him on the outside. Otani throws him to barricade after that then dives on him himself. WHAT??? Otani be sucky part 2. They had a good ending stretch but because of the rest of the match I just didn't care about it. If there's something I'm missing here liek a backstroy or anything else than can soemone let me know? If not I didn;t think this was that good at all and it'll be a while before I bother to watch it again.