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I really liked the BJ/AJ tag from the show and Omega/Kondo was really good too imo, I have yet to watch the rest though.
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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.
Rating: **


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.
Rating: *3/4


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.
Rating: ****


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.
Rating: ****


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.
Rating: ****1/4


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.
Rating: **


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.
Rating: *3/4


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.
Rating: ***3/4
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2. Ikkitousen - Strong Climb - Semi Final: Yoshihito Sasaki vs. Sami Callihan
3. Ikkitousen - Strong Climb - Semi Final: Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Bad Bones
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5. Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka
6. Yuji Okabayashi, Kazuki Hashimoto & Masashi Otani vs. Shinya Ishikawa, Shinobu & Takumi Tsukamoto
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Speaking of Big Japan...

Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Yuji Okabayashi (BJW, 2/26/2012)

Wow! This was fucking beautiful. There's nothing like two heavyweights going back-and-forth and full ballistic. Everything in the match made sense. Slower parts, fast parts, everything was top notch. I liked the fact that no one had too long control sessions, it fit the "tag team partners collide" story very well. The clash of the titans. Legit MOTYC.
Rating: ****1/4

After watching this, I gotta ask: is there more matches like this in Big Japan? I've seen some Daiskay/Yuji tags, but I'm talking about singles action. Also, I heard this was like third Daiskay/Yuji match, where can I find the previous two?
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I'm sure youtube or dailymotion have their first two matches. I remember being in the minority who really liked their first fight, their second one was more praised (rightfully so, as it was better than the 09' one) but they are both inferior to their third encounter.

Big Japan doesn't have a lot meaningful singles matches (unless it's a deathmatch) but every now and then the StrongBJ guys get to work their magic in one on one action. It's probably for the better though, StrongBJ works best in multi-man matches.



oh, the dates are 29/6/09 & 2/1/2011
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1) Akira Raijin, Kaz Hayashi & Minoru Tanaka Vs Gillette, Hiroshi Yamato & KAI
Tidy opener
Rating: 2.25+

2) KENSO, Osamu Nishimura, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yutaka Yoshie Vs. SMOP (Akebono & Ryota Hama), Masanobu Fuchi & Taiyo Kea
Throw-away leftovers match that the crowd didn't really eat up - most probably because SMOP drooled over it for the most part. Watching the two super-heavyweights of Hama and Yoshie smack the oily, chicken-tasting sweat off each other was somewhat entertaining but this match was anything but good.

Funny how Yoshie looks like the aborted love child of Daisuke Sekimoto and Danshoku Dino, too.
Rating: 1.75

3) SUGI Vs RONIN
RONIN, YOU WORTHLESS SACK OF CRAP, I LOVE YOU. ALSO, ALLCAPS IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE CAPSLOCK KEY THAT LOST ITS LIFE WHEN SEEMINGLY 90% OF JAPAN'S LOW-CARD TALENT WAS NAMED.
Rating: 1.75

4) Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi Vs Suwama & Takumi Soya
Another smartly wrestled match with Okabayashimoto (I know, that didn't work) going for the youngling and weakening him down as opposed to going toe-to-toe with the better wrestler in Suwama. The hot tag was made, however, and the veteran laid all sorts of offence on the champs.

In singles the champs wouldn't have stood a chance against Suwama but their combined strength ('Yashi is a beast, period) and tag team experience helped them pull out the win against the challengers. A good showing for all men and hopefully the start for Soya to pick up steam. I managed to see a match of his the other day and was going to go for a joke about "soya" being a cheap imitation but he seemingly impressed me. I wouldn't say he's anything but average at this point, but another few years or so of training and working out in the gym and I'm sure he'll look and wrestle legit.

Until then he can play the rookie in peril with Suwama and I'll have fun watching it. One of the better Seki/Okabayashi matches this year, too.
Rating: 4

5) Kenny Omega Vs Shuji Kondo
Great, great, GREAT finishing stretch!

The match started a bit slower than I'd have hoped, and the Kondo moments fell a bit flat but, ffs, Kenny can do little wrong in his work. He's not the smoothest or most technical worker going, but his mannerisms and entertainment factor are second-to-none, imo - a rich man's Dolph Ziggler.

The slowness of the start, I suppose, was mostly due to building the latter bits of the match with Kenny taking a vicious neck bump to the ring apron which he sold solidly for the rest of the match. I loved how he reciprocated the spot to Kondo's own head and neck giving him time to massage down his injury and spray some muscle freeze onto his throbbing neck. Kenny pretending it to be deodrant and spraying his dick was epic, too.

I'd have prefered a better offence from Kondo but the good definitely outshone the bad here - especially a finishing stretch that made me actually think Kondo would win. That, Kenny's antics, a springboard super-powerbomb and witnessing Omega deliver a fantastic Croyt's Wrath to the much larger Kondo make this match a definite watch from this show.

Probably won't be as well liked by others but dammit if I didn't love this.
Rating: 4+

6) Yuji Nagata Vs Masayuki kono
A bit of an underwhelming ending. I loved how they ended the match with a KO but I just felt disappointed for some reason - almost as if I had hyped this match up too much.

The exploder suplex and just about everything else definitely didn't live up to the hype, either. Still, it could have been worse. A lot worse. Kono underperformed, imo, but it still had enough going for it not to fall below what many fans thought this was capable of.
Rating: 4+

7) Seiya Sanada Vs Satoshi Kojima
Seemingly under-rated by you guys. I wasn't blown away but I wasn't upset with it, either. The comments about Sanada looking weak didn't make sense, too, as the surprise lariat caught an on-offence Sanada off-guard and gave Kojima the victory that, imo, would have been Sanada's. It called back to the injury he was working from the ring-side DDT. He wasn't going to win a pinfall against Suwama, too. It was about him standing up to the beast, rather than actually beating him - similar vein to Kono/Nagata.

Maybe the AJPW's "SHIYANING STAH~!" isn't too bright, currently, but it's not like he probably won't bounce back. Though, even if he doesn't, I can't say I'll truly care.
Rating: 3

8) Dark Cuervo & Dark Ozz (c) Vs Get Wild (Manabu Soya & Takao Omori)
It's Cuervo and Ozz, who actually cares?
Rating: 1.5+

9) Keiji Mutoh Vs Jun Akiyama
Phenomenal considering how physically limited Mutoh has sadly become. They knew this and worked well within the limitations, rather putting on a Smartly wrestled match than one focusing on flashy, offence-driven back and fourth action. Mutoh attempting to negate Jun's knee offence with his dragon-whips and keeping him grounded with his Shining Wizard glory was a great sequence that transitioned into Akiyama hulking up and not taking shit from Mutoh's offence. I loved how the knee became a factor after the dragonwhips in striking the hell out of Mutoh's head, almost as a "screw you" exclamation point.

Probably the best Mutoh will look for the rest of the year and possibly what remains of his career. This was just a means for elivating Akiyama, though, before he has his rematch with Suwama next. That match will definitely blow this out the water but, if you don't go in expecting a MotYC, you'll be mightily happy with this match.
Rating: 3.75+

OVERALL
A very fun show with three MotYC in a row and a great main event that geared up to a future rematch between the two great talents of Akiyama and Suwama. The rest of the matches were fine, too, and didn't take up more time than they should (with the exception of the tag title match) with each having a somewhat meaningful role to play.

This is easily my Show of the Year, so far, and a card that made me actively seek out every match on the card (well, three of which I did as my OCD wouldn't let me leave three matches open, but anyway). If you're to watch any show make sure it's this one.
Rating: 8.75/10
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Yeah, the show was great, IMO. Three MOTYCs and the crowd was great, I don't know what (some) people want. This was probably the SOTY so far, together with DGUSA Open The Golden Gate and possibly SMASH 25.
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Callihan better not win. He wins EVERYTHING! Hoping for Daisuke/Sasaki but it seems like it'll be Daisuke/Sami. Interesting they let Bad Bones get that far. At least you get another bossy 6 man out of it. Sucks no Sasaki/Shinobu as the final though

Toshiaki Kawada vs Satoshi Kojima - AJPW 2/16/2005
Kawada is unreal in this. One of the greatest single performances in a match from Kawada here. Every little thing he does is perfect and combined with the mega match that they worked together that sets up something really fucking special and this was REALLY FUCKING SPECIAL. Match long story progression of Kojima having to prove himself to the great Kawada and slowly but surely finally getting there was beautiful. At the start Kawada would just shrug off Kojima's strikes and Kojima hits really fucking hard. Then as you progress through the match Kojima keeps coming at him with his strikes and then Kawada gets to a point where he starts getting pissed off with him for it and retaliates by murdering Kojima every time he attempts to hit him. It all builds to the end when Kojima finally starts to knock Kawada off his feet with his strikes. The finish where Kawada keeps coming back from Kojima's lariats but they slowly take more out of built on that so perfectly. The one where Kawada kicks straight out is insane. Match builds perfectly to the finish they do, both in story and pace. Goes almost 30 minutes but you never notice that it's a long match because of how well worked it is and the fact that they have gripped into the match for the full length. There's no portion in the middle where they slow down for a couple of minutes to let everyone catch their breath and prepare for the big home run. The slow wear down of Kawada throughout was immense and he does so many little things that are beyond incredible, especially with his selling. I loved how he'd go for the powerbomb and when Kojima held his ground he'd just smash his face on the apron or kick his head in and then go straight back to the powerbomb. I should mention that it's far away from being a one man show too because Kojima is great in it too and more than plays his role in the story and the match perfectly too. AMAZING.

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KENTA vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru - NOAH 7/18/2005
God this reminded of me how fucking great both KENTA and NOAH were back in the day. Starts off with KENTA beating the piss out of Kanemaru and that's about as good of a start to a match that you'll get. KENTA works the arm early on and Kanemaru sells it really well. Goes nowhere in the end but I guess it didn't last that long and it's not like they chucked it away and had a poor match. They had a fucking brilliant match. Kanemaru's flurry of jumping DDT's to regain control was a good transition. Whole match was good but then the final 5 minutes it really took off which is what you want it to do. Amazing sequence which leads into KENTA eating a brainbuster but popping right back up to destroy Kanemaru's face with his knee before he dies from it. I can see why someone would dislike that spot but it got a huge reaction and then they both died for a while after so fine. Plus the slow motion replay of the knee is nuts. KENTA hit some incredible knee strikes in this. GTS kickout was super and led to KENTA really losing it with Kanemaru and just murdering him with his kicks for kicking out of his finisher. Awesome finish. Fully restored my faith that the NOAH Jr. stuff should hold right up. I'll love anything with a crazy hot crowd like this one but the match was really great as well which just makes me love it even more.

****1/4

Jun Akiyama & Makato Hashi vs Minoru Suzuki & Naomichi Marufuji - NOAH 7/18/2005
Loved this too. Hashi and his taped up head ruled. That diving headbutt off the top to the floor right at the start was amazing. Him and Marufuji work the opening segment really well together leading up to the powerbomb spot which started the control segment. Terrific spot btw. Hashi holding on for his life and Suzuki kicking away at his fingers was great. MiSu's an awesome cocky heel in control with his facials and his swagger. Him and Marufuji make a great little heel team actually. Slap segments with Hashi and Suzuki rule. The one with Suzuki and Akiyama later in the match was even better though. Post tag to Akiyama the match kinda crumbles a bit though. Post slapfest between Akiyama and Suzuki to be more precise actually. Just goes on too long after the tag and there was no need for them to keep going as long as they did. Kinda lost parts of the crowd for it too. Shame because it would have been an easy vote if the finishing portion was as good as the finish in KENTA/Kanemaru.

****

Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki vs Jun Akiyama & Genichiro Tenryu - NOAH 4/24/2005
Tenner says that Shiozaki takes a beating in this one. Spoiler: he does. Right from the off Tenryu and Kobashi ignite their sheer hate for each other and Kobashi makes Tenryu live to regret it. There's a spot where Tenryu just lobs a table at Kobashi on the outside and Kobashi just gets rid of the table and gives Tenryu the best "cross me and again and I'll fucking MURDER you" face ever. Tenryu crosses him again and he gets murdered. His chest actually dies! I've seen loads of great Kobashi chopfests but nobody's chest ever ended up like that. They don't meet again until the end but even during Shiozaki's own personal murder here they constantly go at each other. Tenryu lobbing the water bottle at Kobashi across the ring after he's had his sip is wonderful and there's the spot where Tenryu is about to murder Go on the floor and Kobashi comes across to warn Tenryu off like the bossiest motherfucker ever. Shiozaki's super in this as the rookie. Basically the perfect rookie performance actually. Takes a great beating and shows tons of fiery spunk with his strikes. When he goes after Tenryu is the fucking best because Tenryu just lets him get a few shots in and then just punches him right in the face. Tenryu's "I've had enough of you hitting me now" punches are the fucking best. Shiozaki gets in some crazy strikes of his own too though, in particular them slaps right at the end. He almost gets his big moment too when he has Tenryu down and goes up top for his moonsault and the crowd start going bonkers for it only for Tenryu to nonchalantly get up and throw him back down to rookieville. Absolutely ridiculous match in all the right ways. The Tenryu/Kobashi exchanges are fucking crazy and Shiozaki's fucking super in it too. Tenryu mocking Kobashi's winning pose post match after he won was just the perfect cherry on the cake.

****3/4

Kenta Kobashi vs Minoru Suzuki - NOAH 1/8/2005
This is great but the fact that it's one of the weaker Kobashi title matches during his GHC Reign tells you how fantastic his reign was. Kobashi kills Suzuki at the start with his chops so Suzuki decides he's taking no more of that shit and goes to working over the arm to take it out. MiSu's a fucking awesome cocky heel in control with his facials and mannerisms. One of the best heels in control of a match actually. Finish felt a bit flat though and the last third of the match never gets to the strong heights of the first two thirds which hurt the match overall. Won't vote for it myself but it's still a comfortable nomination. Fuck all of Kobashi's 03-05 run is nomination criteria.

KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita - NOAH 5/8/2005
This is basically what all NOAH Jr. Tags have turned into these days. This has the redeeming quality of KENTA and Marufuji being dickheads during the middle of it though but Fujita isn't good enough to make me care about them being dicks to him. Home run is very long and by the point they'd got to it I'd stopped really caring about it but I can see someone really loving it if they weren't already lost.

Mitsuharu Misawa vs Takeshi Morishima - NOAH 3/5/2006
Meh. Morishima starting off by pummelling Misawa rocked. Morishima looked super in this but Misawa didn't really compliment him anywhere near enough. Be interesting to see how much great Misawa stuff is there post say ... 03? What I've seen of him post 03 has never been all that great. Certainly isn't someone who I'd say grew into being a great old man wrestler. I guess he was so broken down by this point that it was tough to work great singles matches anyway. He takes a decent enough beating from Morishima but it never feels like he's busting his gut to get Morishima over which really should have been the sole focus of this. Tiger Driver off the apron looked neat but it didn't have much effect as a spot. NOAH were great at doing bombs off the apron to the floor but this wasn't a case. See Kobashi vs Akiyama. Hated the finish. Misawa took all of Morishima's strikes and bombs and then just rose back up to kill him with elbows and win.

Kenta Kobashi vs KENTA - NOAH 3/5/2006
Million times better in execution of doing what it's purpose was than Misawa vs Morishima. The 3/5 NOAH show had 3 big singles matches which pit the old guard vs the new guard to basically put over the new generation. Pretty ironic given NOAH's current state. This put KENTA over huge as Kobashi's equal. KENTA vs Heavyweight is an awesome formula but at the same time such a missed opportunity for NOAH that they didn't capitalise more on it over the years and give KENTA the title run rather than Marufuji. On top of that you've got the great student vs teacher dynamic to play around with too and the two mesh really well together. Loved KENTA not holding back with his strikes and trying to murder Kobashi. Kobashi gives the greatest "You're gonna die now bitch" faces ever. He fucking kills KENTA at points in this with his hands. There's one chop he hits right in the face that they show a slo mo replay off that looks brutal. KENTA hits an incredible looking springboard hurracanrana off the apron to the floor that serves as a super transition spot too. This is the type of spot I talked about above that NOAH does so well but didn't work in the Misawa match. Leads to KENTA working over the arm for a bit which they do a neat job with. Doesn't go anywhere after but in fairness KENTA never really had control of the match after to go back to it and had to rely on his short term strikes so it was fine. There's a couple of minutes here and there in the last five or so where it falls a bit flat which is the only thing stopping me from calling it a lock at this point. Should be a safe bet that it'll feature in my bottom half though. Kobashi felling the need to use the Burning Hammer to put this punk away put KENTA over more than KENTA beating the entire roster in a gauntlet match.

****1/4+
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AJPW 20/3/12

Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs Suwama & Takumi Soya
Awesome tag match!! Yeah this was pretty much a sprint, but man I was marking out towards the end big style. Soya is pretty much the sacrificial lamb here to Sekimoto and Okabayashi. Everyone played their parts well but again it's Daisuke who comes out looking the best for me. The man is a machine. Okabayashi and Suwama were great too. The finishing stretch was great and I thought it was over on more than three occasions. I also loved how strong they make Suwama look.
****

Kenny Omega vs Shuji Kondo
This was maybe my favourite Omega heel performance to date. He was brilliant and his heel stuff just gets better every time. Kondo is good but I've never been that impressed by him and it was the same here. The crowd really wanted him to win though so that was good. Omega does have some big faults though, his matches always go too overkill for me, but here it was a good amount apart from Kondo kicking out of his main finisher twice, the one kickout was awesome and even though I thought it was over when he hit his second one, I would have rather it ended there instead of him kicking out again. But the stertch of the match after that was really great so I was glad it did continue in the end.
****

Yuji Nagata vs Masayuki Kono - Steel Cage match
I thought the first half of the match was just good but slightly dull, but in the second half it got REALLY good. Once Nagata hit the exploder off the top rope the match had this important, epic feel to it. There wasn't a lot apart from forearms, knees, headbutts and strikes, but it worked because this wasn't a wrestling match, this was a fight. The finish was pretty amazing.
****

Jun Akiyama vs Keiji Mutoh
Wow, I loved this. A simple yet effective story with Mutoh going after the leg to stop Akiyama using his knees. Akiyama is probably in my top 3 guys in Japan and I believe he can carry most people to a good/great match, but Mutoh worked within his limitations and delivered as well. Yeah he only used the Dragon Screw and Shining Wizards, but it didn't matter to me, he made it work. I'm going to admit I marked out every time he got up from an exploder and hit the Shining Wizard, usually a spot like that would have annoyed the hell out of me (I think it happened 3 times in a row) but here it just felt right and added to the match. I also liked the finishing stretch a lot, maybe Mutoh kicked out of too much stuff and I wasn't a fan of Akiyama completely no selling the Moonsault but apart from that they definitely made this match way better than it should have been and I really liked it even with the limited Mutoh offense and this felt like a big time match all the way through.
****

Well, 4 **** matches imo, thats pretty fucking awesome. The cage match was kind of dissapointing, but it was still great, and everything past the top rop exploder was gold imo. Apart from that, the matches I expected to deliver definitely did just that (apart from Sanada/Kojima). The stuff after the main event was great with Suwama and Akiyama. Suwama/Akiyama rematch? Yes please!

Ah, I need to get on that Kawada/Kojima match!

Seabs, whats this list your making with these matches btw?

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