Pro-Wrestling Love In Ryogoku Vol. 14
KAI, Hiroshi Yamato & Gillette vs. Kaz Hayashi & Minoru Tanaka & Akira Raijin
Fun opener, some stupid shit, but mostly entertaining.
SMOP, Taiyo Kea & Masanobu Fuchi vs. KENSO, Osamu Nishimura, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yutaka Yoshie
Did not watch.
Rating: Did not watch.
SUGI vs. Ronin
Cute little match. Not good, but somehow entertaining, it was 5 minutes of fancy and flashy moves. Cute.
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Team Destruction All Asia Tag Team Championship
Really, really liked this. The more I watch Daiskay and Yuji, the more I fucking love them. Now I feel bad for not catching more time for their 2011 tags, but I'm getting there. One helluva match this was, IMO. SUWAMA and Soya tried, but Daiskay and Yuji are just too experienced tag team dogs. I liked Soya's underdog surviving. MOTYC.
Kenny Omega vs. Shuji Kondo World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
What a match! Omega's heel work was top notch here, he's really great. His role is similar to Aries' in TNA - dandy, cocky heel, but he can back it up inside the ring. He made this match, and he made Kondo's role important. All Kondo had to do is not to botch his comeback moves, and the result is one excellent match, IMO. Great nearfalls in this match too. MOTYC.
Yuji Nagata vs. Masayuki Kono
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.
Satoshi Kojima vs. Seiya Sanada
Good match, but nothing special. I liked the story, but I feel like Sanada had to win this one. But anyway, this didn't hurt him badly, I guess.
Dark Cuervo & Dark Ozz vs. Get Wild World Tag Team Championship
This was a mess, tbh. It was all over the place, and the action was nothing special. The crowd was rooting for Omori and Soya, and it helped a lot in the end, after they won. Cuervo and Ozz were trying too hard.
Jun Akiyama vs. Keiji Mutoh Triple Crown Championship
Two bald motherfuckers going at it! Great Triple Crown match that felt big and important. I liked how they went full force ballistic from the moment the bell rang. Akiyama almost captured the win right away, so Mutoh needed to cut him off with his Dragon Screws in order to prevent Akiyama from using his knees. Akiyama's selling was mostly good, I like how they told the story that Mutoh worked Akiyama's leg, but not for long/hard enough to shut down his knee arsenal. Great strategies and counters from both, some really smart shit right there. Akiyama is great (old news), and Mutoh worked very well here, he showed he can still deliver, even with doing the most simple things. Another great title defense for Akiyama, his reign is rocking. I liked the post match stuff with SUWAMA and KENSO. I guess SUWAMA is ready for a rematch.