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re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
Legend Pro - Legend The Pro-Wrestling (2012/01/08)
Ebessan vs Kikutaro
What you come to expect out of these two. Semi-amusing match that I would of probably enjoyed more if I knew Japanese.
Bear Fukuda, Hiro Saito & Taro Kurashima vs Hayato Mashita, Super Tiger II & Tiger Shark
Heavily-influenced by shoot wrestling, this match's highlight was the rough beating Mashita took from the heel team.
Alexander Otsuka & Tomoaki Honma vs Masato Tanaka & Tomohiro Ishii
The long slap exchange at the beginning of the match REALLY annoyed me. I intially thought that the wrestlers were just trying to create a fun match for the crowd and not necessarily a good match, but it soon turned into your typical Tanaka brawl, much to my approval.
El Samurai vs Original Tiger Mask
It's cool to see Samurai and Tiger Mask make a rare appearance, but this match was quite dull. The last two minutes were pretty cool though. A nice little back-and-forth finishing stretch.
Daichi Hashimoto vs Riki Choshu
The opening matwork was simple yet very effective. It put over Choshu as the experienced veteran and makes Daichi look like a rookie with something to prove. The match is mostly in Choshu's favor but not one soul in that building wanted him to win. The crowd was solely behind Daichi and rightfully so. He puts some much emotion in his desperation attacks you can't help but root for Baby Shinya.
Mitsuya Nagai & Tatsumi Fujinami vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Yuki Ishikawa
The first five minutes of this great ten minute match is mostly matwork that really isn't pretty. There isn't any flawless transitions and nobody makes any progress but I do think this helped the match The mat-wrestling was mostly a struggle that nobody benefited from and now they all sre pissed off and just want to kick and punch the crap out of each other now. Fujiwara was really the star of the show. Even in his sixties, he can still pull out a great performance like this. He was the grizzled vet that added to tension to the opening parts of the match after bitch-slapping his opponents.
I was expecting a fun show with plenty of rare appearances from familiar faces, but I got treated to two MOTYCs. The last two matches are must-see and it's up to you if you want to see the rest of the show.