Re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
Well it was never going to match the first match but I thought it was really good in it's own right. YOSHIHIKO JOY~!
Watched some stuff fron NOAH's Global League. Quickly remembered why NOAH is so bad these days. Akiyama/Nakajima was one of the few NOAH pairings I enjoy but their match from GL sucked. Every NOAH match is the same. Generic opening, transition via guard rail spots, normally some pointless crowd brawling and then do their moves and the juniors do terrible superkicks. The clipping was horrendous too. First of all there's no way that Akiyama/Nakajima from the first day of the Global League should have 5 minutes clipped off it, especially when it only goes 12 minutes to begin with. Then they come up with the worst clipping ever. Rather than just clip 3-4 minutes out of the middle or have it JIP they try and show the full 12 minutes in highlights form and clip out all the time spent setting spots up. It's truly horrendous. Nagata/Shiozaki wasn't good. Largely due to the crowd being silent. Hilarious that they claimed 2,000 for this show. 1,500 would be a stretch. There's been AJPW and BJW Korakuen shows recently that have struggled to draw 1,000 and it wasn't that empty but for a show as significant as this with a strong card and Nagata/Tenzan/Kojima it was embarrassing. Not sure why most of them turned up because they didn't care about anything. If they worked the same match next year on a New Japan PPV then it probably would have been very good but wrestling doesn't work without crowd involvement, hence why NOAH doesn't work anymore.