re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
It's 25 minutes. It's good but I wasn't into it enough to care about it. I imagine if someone really gets into it then they'd love it.
Meiko Satomura vs Aja Kong - Sendai Pro Wrestling 7/9/2006
God damn this was incredible. Should finish in my top 20, maybe top 10 if stuff doesn't hold up. Satomura puts in an truly incredible babyface performance and it's complimented by an equally incredible performance from Kong. Kong's basically the Joshi version of Vader and not just in size and ring work but in quality too. Match is laid out and paced amazingly well with Satomura constantly coming back after everything Kong throws at her and managing to throw everything she has back at her. Kong's an incredible monster in the sense that she's not only dominant and looks great at being dominant but this isn't the WWE formula of babyface vs monster where the monster is taken down after a five move comeback. Satomura throws everything she has at Kong and Kong still keeps coming back at her and she looks truly unbeatable. Kong's an awesome bitch in this too, flipping off the crowd and using goofy boxes. There's a spot where Satomura kicks out of a big move and Kong just goes for the box because she doesn't care about playing fair, she just cares about winning. Arm work from Satomura in the beginning pays off big in the end and really tips it over the edge from really good match into classic match. Gets totally forgotten about in the middle but then they do this awesome spot where Kong goes for the elbow off the top and Satomura catches it in an armbar and suddenly the weakening of the arm at the start comes into play and Kong's arm gets really hurt and becomes a problem for the monster. Spot looked nifty as fuck too in the execution. They each kick out of big stuff at the end but it builds to the finish and adds to the character dynamics better and better with each near fall. Satomura looks like a greater babyface everytime she fires back after a near fall and Kong looks even more like a monster when she takes Satomura's best shots and still won't be beaten. Kong's selling of the arm in the last 5 is awe inspiring and she gets the idea of the arm injury slowly toppling the monster as Satomura works on it more and more done perfectly. There's an awesome spot too where Kong uses a spinning back kick right at the end when she's selling her arm rather than using lariats and back fists like she used in that position previously. Bit where she takes her punch glove off and start hitting Satomura with her bare fist because she's desperate to end the match and win by any means possible but Satomura knows she has to take this chance and just rides them out was amazing too. Phenomenal match.