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re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
AJPW Pro-Wrestling Love In Ryogoku Vol. 14
Akira Raijin, Kaz Hayashi & Minoru Tanaka vs Gillette, Hiroshi Yamato & KAI
Gillette's near-botch at the end of the match could of been brutal, but he was fine. I guess you could say it was a close shave. YEEEEEEEAAAAH~! Ehh.... Decent spotty juniors match, complete with a botch here and there.
KENSO, Osamu Nishimura, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yutaka Yoshie vs Akebono & Ryota Hama, Masanobu Fuchi & Taiyo Kea
This ended prematurely in my opinion. This could of been a pretty good match if they let them go at it for 5 minutes longer.
RONIN vs SUGI
All Asia Tag Team Title Match
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (c) vs Suwama & Takumi Soya
Those hench bastards Sekimoto and Okabayashi once again put on a potential MOTYC. This time it's them trying to keep control of the much weaker Soya and avoiding the equally powerful Suwama like the plague. Great match with a great ending, even if that Boston Crab did feel out of place.
AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Kenny Omega (c) vs Shuji Kondo
It's my first time seeing Omega and I'm a fan already. His heel work is amazing and he just comes off as a right arse to the crowd. Not to mention his epic moveset. There's nothing too in-depth I can really say why I loved this match other than it was just a great face versus heel back-and-forth match filled with plenty of sick moves.
Cage Death Match
Masayuki Kono vs Yuji Nagata
I was a bit underwhelmed by this to be honest. It really lacked the intensity I was hoping for, and maybe the stiffness too. These two really didn't make it seem like their hatred warranted a cage deathmatch. Maybe Funaki/Nagata in a cage would of been better, when Funaki heals of course.
Satoshi Kojima vs Seiya Sanada
At this point in the card, I really couldn't care for this. This should of went on before the the cage and the first Tag Title match. It was decent for what I can recall.
AJPW World Tag Team Title Match
Dark Cuervo & Dark Ozz (c) vs Get Wild Manabu Soya & Takao Omori
This has the same problem as the last match. I just couldn't give a shit.
Triple Crown Title Match
Jun Akiyama vs Keiji Muto
Mutoh and Akiyama spamming the Shinning Wizards and whatever-the-fuck-you-call-Akiyama's-knee made this match super-entertaining and it didn't come off as Kurt Angle level of move spamming; each Wizard/Knee felt like it was contributing to the ending of the match. Not too mention, Mutoh's cool comeback at the end helps this match become even more entertaining.
Great show, but show of the year? Currently, yes. At the end of the year, not a chance. A tad overrated in my opinion. Still highly recommended though.