Lacing SCOTT STEINER's boots
Join Date: Jul 2011
re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
Shame about NOAH, but it would be cool to see them dissolve into All Japan. While on the subject...NOAH Great Voyage In Yokohama 2012
Harlem Bravado vs Taiji Ishimori
Good. You know what you are getting with the Ishimori openers.
Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara vs Genba Hirayanagi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Way too much overkill on the near-falls.
Kento Miyahara vs Maybach Taniguchi
Entertaining brawl that spilled all over the arena. Fun match to establish Maybach as a mean motherfucker.
Kensuke Sasaki vs Mohammed Yone
Two salty overweight veterans hitting each other hard; A good example of why I love puro.
GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Atsushi Aoki & Kotaro Suzuki (c) vs Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy
Plenty of cool looking spots with a cool finish, regardless of the few botches.
GHC Tag Team Title Match
Akitoshi Saito & Jun Akiyama (c) vs Go Shiozaki & Keiji Muto
The first 15 minutes stunk and bored me to death, but the last 10 or so minutes were great. Muto is finally starting to grow on me. He may be naff in the ring, but something about him made me mark out when he started out dishing out Shining Wizards to everyone. Insanely charsimatic, I guess.
GHC Heavyweight Title Match
Takeshi Morishima (c) vs Naomichi Marufuji
I've only seen a handful of Marufuji matches, but does he always dish out his entire finishing arsenal of moves in 10 minutes? Seriously, this was a 12 minute throwaway GHC defence; a top rop shiranui is not necessary here. Add on top of that most of Marufuji's offense to Morishima looked ridiculously fake. There's no way a 200 pounder can arm drag a 300+ pounder like he's Ricky freakin' Steamboat. Anyways, the match was entertaining for what it was, but I was expecting much more.