Kensuke Office Changes
Masao Inoue & Stalker Ichikawa vs. Kikutaro & Numazu Man
Haha, this was a great comedy opener. Japanese strange humour at it's best. The YT version is heavily clipped, but judging from highlights, you can tell everyone was having a great time. Kikutaro is pretty damn hilarious.
Ultimo Dragon, Taiji Ishimori & Satoshi Kajiwara vs. Kazunari Murakami, NOSAWA & Takeshi Minamino
Good 6-man tag action, Ultimo Dragon is still the man, Ishimori can be wild, but the man of the match was Kazunari Murakami. He's like a damn animal, very rough and fierce. Good match overall.
Kento Miyahara vs. Fujita Jr. Hayato
Great, great Junior match. Miyahara is very talented and has a good look. Hayato, on the other hand, is pretty damn small, but he's scary at the same time, I guess that haircut helps a lot, lol. Anyway, this was only 10 minutes long, but they went back-and-forth style, and it worked very well. Miyahara's growing frustration was really good storytelling. Eventually, Hayato applies K.I.D. out of nowhere and wins by T.K.O. Miyahara is pissed off at the referee, and I guess we will see the rematch down the road. I love this match a lot, great action and story.
Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
Holy shit, this was great! The storytelling was really fucking great here, it was about Kenskay's latest trainee Kitamiya, he wanted to prove he belongs there, with big boys. And really, Kitamiya fought like a man, his sequences with Akiyama were awesome. Akiyama was like ''GTFO, you kid, I will eat you!'', but Kitamiya showed tremendous guts, and he stood up every time. It was so easy to cheer him, the crowd was firmly behind him, and the pep talk from Kenskay was a nice touch. 23 minutes of great tag team action, this is so easy watch. Of course, the chop battle Vol. 36 between Kobashi and Kenskay was inevitable, but it was okay. At the end, Kitamiya ate the pin, but he earned respect, from Kobashi, Akiyama and from the crowd. The star is born, I'm really impressed with Kitamiya, he looks like MiSu 2.0, and wrestles the similar, grappling style. Great match.
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. SHINGO
And there you go, this is your first D-Ring main event. Awesome, kick-ass match, so easy to wacth. They went back-and-forth style mostly, but we got few control segments too. SHINGO is such a great powerhouse, but he has no chance against Jima's M-16 strikes, so he works his legs, but not for long enough to be efficient. Jima still strikes like a motherfucker. The finishing stretch was very exciting, SHINGO was on the verge of victory, but Jima used his strikes as a defense this time, and after few blows won the match with German Suplex Hold. Awesome, awesome match, they really stiffed the hell out of each other, the storytelling was very simple and nice. MOTYC, easily, and great showcase for D-Ring's first main event.
Awesome first D-Ring show, hopefully they continue to upload on YouTube, I fucking love that move. I love the show-structure, with only 5 mathces - hilarious opener, solid 6-man tag, and the last 3 matches were really, really great, with the main event being legit MOTYC. The man who impressed the most was Kitamiya, definitely. Kenskay is a good teacher.