Lacing SCOTT STEINER's boots
Join Date: Jul 2011
re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
NJPW Road To Kingdom 1st
Hiromu Takahashi vs Kyosuke Mikami
Decent rookie opener. A total Boston crab-fest, as bizarre as that sounds. I like the guy in the black tights a lot.
Gedo, Takashi Iizuka & Yujiro Takahashi vs Hideo Saito, Hirooki Goto & Ryusuke Taguchi
The match has a pretty entertaining ending, but not much else can be said about it.
King Fale, Wataru Inoue & Yuji Nagata vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
Worth watching for Nakamura's swag and Nagata's strikes.
Karl Anderson vs Satoshi Kojima
This took me by surprise. From it's nice limbwork to it's stiff strike exchange and many near-falls, it was a treat to sit through.
Giant Bernard vs Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Enjoyable big man match, by my only complaint is that it ended before it had a chance to really get going.
Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask & Togi Makabe vs Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, TAKA Michinoku & Yoshihiro Takayama
Tanahashi and MiSu squared off and showed that they have great chemistry together. I'm looking forward to their match on Jan 4th even more now. The match here was extremely entertaining and really set the mood for WrestleKingdom.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Prince Devitt (c) vs Rocky Romero
This had a very strong face/heel dynamic, with Rocky playing the cocky heel to perfection and he was genuinely annoying. This really got the crowd and myself behind Devitt. It took some time to do this, but it made up for it with it's fantastic finishing stretch.
IWGP Intercontinental Title Match
Masato Tanaka (c) vs Tomoaki Honma
Just changed the title's name to the IWGP Hardcore Title for Christ's sake. Very hardcore stuff. Honma was ridicoulously over with the crowd and it made the near-falls feel so much more important. This was only for the Intercontinental Title but these two made it look like they were fighting for the Heavyweight title.