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NOAH The Navigation in May - Day 2
Atsushi Kotoge vs Zack Sabre Jr.
Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste vs Ricky Marvin & Taiji Ishimori
Kensuke Sasaki & Kento Miyahara vs Genba Hirayanagi & Yoshihiro Takayama
The aging Kenskay and Takayama can be god-awful nowadays if they aren't working with the right guys and this was the case here. Hirayanagi & Miyahara really aren't the guys to carry them to a decent match. Hirayanagi's little MiSu antics were cool but not enough to save this wreck.
Atsushi Aoki, Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki vs Daichi Hashimoto, Ikuto Hidaka & Shinjiro Otani
I really enjoyed this for Go's interactions with Hashimoto and Otani alone. Otani had the hard-to-please crowd in his hands during his slapfest with Go. Daichi and Go had a little thing running where Go shrugged off Baby Hash's kicks and just chopped the tar out of him. Daichi later then no sold 3 of Go's lariats and it just got silly. That topped with the stupid junior stuff from the other three guys ruined my enjoyment and the match unnecessarily going 20 minutes .
Akitoshi Saito vs Naomichi Marufuji
Pretty fun match. Nothing overly offensive from Marufuji apart from him starting off the match with a superkick. Aside from that, I thought his performance was good, even using his athleticism to spike himself on potential match ending lariats. My only complaint is that I wish the well executed arm work on Saito went somewhere.
Jun Akiyama vs Mohammed Yone
Cool finish but everything else was pretty dull.
Katsuhiko Nakajima © vs Yoshinobu Kanemaru - GHC Junior Heavyweight Title
All of Nakajima's defenses feel the same and this was no exception, but to say I didn't enjoy this would be lying.
Takeshi Morishima © vs Maybach Taniguchi - GHC Heavyweight Title - No Rules Match
Patchy quality to say the least. The brawling portion of the match was fun but the finishing stretch draaaaged. It also didn't help matters that Maybach couldn't pull of most of his moveset on the behemoth that is Morishima.
Another poor showing from NOAH. Avoid.
Last edited by Cactus; 05-19-2012 at 07:49 AM.