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Old 03-24-2012, 11:17 AM   #3941 (permalink)
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I watched the final SMASH show, today, and I'm pleased they had a very good closing match. A bit disappointed with Ohara's very inconsistent selling work, but the Akira mat/limb-work and everything after the hot-tag to Tajiri was balls awesome. You could see they were nervous and knew they had to end off the show with something great, but they did enough to make this memorable and for the crowd go home happy.

Tajiri thanking everyone for supporting SMASH throughout its short existence and the crowd loudly chanting "we love SMASH" was a good ending point for the promotion but I still can't help but think the Finlay/Tajiri match and post-match sequence would have truly cemented the promotion's closing as iconic. Meh, just a small gripe for an otherwise good show.

KUSHIDA Vs Yusuke Kodama also proved you don't need to have a good match for it, at least, to be fun. A lot of wrestlers could learn from that.

On a different topic, Devitt has been cleared to wrestle tonight and will (hopefully) start a mini-feud with Volador. CANNOT.FAP.HARD.ENOUGH.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #3942 (permalink)
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I watched the final SMASH show, today, and I'm pleased they had a very good closing match. A bit disappointed with Ohara's very inconsistent selling work, but the Akira mat/limb-work and everything after the hot-tag to Tajiri was balls awesome. You could see they were nervous and knew they had to end off the show with something great, but they did enough to make this memorable and for the crowd go home happy.

Tajiri thanking everyone for supporting SMASH throughout its short existence and the crowd loudly chanting "we love SMASH" was a good ending point for the promotion but I still can't help but think the Finlay/Tajiri match and post-match sequence would have truly cemented the promotion's closing as iconic. Meh, just a small gripe for an otherwise good show.

KUSHIDA Vs Yusuke Kodama also proved you don't need to have a good match for it, at least, to be fun. A lot of wrestlers could learn from that.

On a different topic, Devitt has been cleared to wrestle tonight and will (hopefully) start a mini-feud with Volador. CANNOT.FAP.HARD.ENOUGH.
And in what promotion would this be in? I'm pretty new to Puro (and indy/foreign wrestling), but I've been loving what I've seen so far.
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SUWAMA vs. Seiya Sanada (AJPW, 3/4/2012)

Great 2/3 falls match. The storytelling was very nice with SUWAMA being a tough badass against young Sanada. This was basically 25 minutes of SUWAMA making the man out of him, and it worked perfectly. Very effective storytelling, with great wrestling from both, especially from SUWAMA. Sanada's underdog sequences were good too. God I love SUWAMA, he's so fucking awesome, he just keeps getting better and better. Very smart wrestler, easily one of the BITW currently. Plus, he reminds me on Takayama - another huge plus in my book. Great match, but not "epic" enough to reach the ****+ territory.
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And in what promotion would this be in? I'm pretty new to Puro (and indy/foreign wrestling), but I've been loving what I've seen so far.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:12 AM   #3945 (permalink)
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Yeah, sorry, I should have restated that for those who didn't see my original post about it.



I'm so glad CMLL have rechanged their opinion about Volador (the CM Punk of CMLL) this year. They didn't give NJPW permission to bring him over for some of their shows last year, and yet now they've brought Devitt in specifically for their little program. I'm not sure if there's a wrestler I'd be happier in Devitt working with.

The AJPW Cage Deathmatch (and rest of show) are now on SenorLARIATO's Dailymotion account.
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Someone needs to take Old Yeller out back and put a slug in the ear. RIP NOAH... eventually.
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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.
**¾

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.
***¼

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.
***½

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.
***¼

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.
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Overall:
Avoid.
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Yep, thats Marufuji for ya.

Also, I agree, I thought the Akiyama/Saito vs Go/Mutoh tag was incredibly entertaining once they finished that LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ass workover on Go and it went into the tag to Mutoh and the finishing stretch. It was definitely too long but the second half was very entertaining.
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Yuji Nagata vs. Masayuki Kono (AJPW, 3/20/2012)

One of the stiffest matches I've ever seen. It was a simple, yet super effective Cage Match. The story was told through sick, stiff and decapitating blows. Kono is usually average, but he brought his A-game for this match. Nagata is great, of course, and his comeback near the end was well done. I liked the drama in the end, but it was not about whos's gonna win, it was about how much punishment can Kono take. This was excellent, and my new All Japan MOTY.
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3/20 All Japan show disappointed the fuck out of me. So much potential on the card and a lot of it really wasn't all that good.

Juniors 6 man blew.

BJW Tag was maybe the biggest disappointment all year so far. They basically had a 15 minute long finishing stretch. Started off well with Soya getting worked over but then he tagged out before it even begun and they just worked an average finishing sprint. I assumed it got cut early because they were short on time but then it just kept going and going and going. Nobody looked good out of it.

Watched the first 10 minutes of Omega vs Kondo and skipped the rest. Omega's heel shtick is neat but the Jr. style for All Japan singles matches sucks because most of them don't have enough character.

I liked Nagata vs Kono but it was still a letdown. I couldn't feel any legit hate between them. They hit hard and they bled and everything but I never felt any hate like there was in the All Japan tag they had. Finish was great though.

Kojima vs Sanada was nothing. Sanada's been booked like too much of a chump lately. Losing in 2 falls to Suwama and then looking really bad vs Kojima. He'll win Champions Carnival this year now though.

Hoped so badly Daisuke, Yuji and Nagata would be in CC this year. It better all be televised. Isn't enough dates for one big block though so I guess there'll be 2 blocks with them working non tournament matches on some dates. Please give me Nagata and Sanada vs at least one of the Big Japan guys.

Akiyama/Mutoh was the MOTN for me which is sad. Not because it was a bad match but because the rest of the card should have far eclipsed it. Good match but nothing all that special really.

As for NOAH, the sooner they shut down now the better for all of pro wrestling. There's too many promotions in Japan right now for the number of really great workers so condensing them into one less promotion will benefit everyone. All Japan can make use of the heavyweights as their heavy division is weak for main eventers and New Japan can add some much needed depth to their Jr. division. NOAH's juniors working New Japan matches would be the best thing to happen to puro wrestling in ages. They're all really great wrestlers but the booking of Jr. matches is horrendous. New Japan's matches rarely go over 20 minutes bar IWGP Title matches.

The more likely scenario though is the majority of the top guys just move to Diamond Ring and they start doing more shows.
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