Originally Posted by Lord Santa Claus IV.
That was really all Nakamura and Korakuen tbf. Tenzan did his part well but red hot Nakamura + Red hot Korakuen is a pretty faultless formula regardless of the third party. He had a great match with Kojima at the G1 Final last year too. These days he's awful most of the time but he can deliver with the right guy in a big atmosphere. The Yano/Iizuka tag from Dominion this year for example.
Not convinced he was ever that great but I really haven't seen enough to say one way or the other.
Won't deny the points you laid out. I managed to get into Tenzan's work during the bout. Besides, I'm so sold on Nakamura that I can see him (and know he can)
bring out strong elements vs anyone he works with. For whatever reasons they were, it was a great match.
I have no major faults with him. He does what he does and I can watch him no problem. I'll stick with tags at the end of the day. I think those do suit him better.
I'm sure Tanahashi vs Yujiro is actually good. I haven't seen one negative review on it yet. While I don't think Yujiro has any special qualities whatsoever, Tanahashi is unreal. Especially in the big match situations. I'll buy it on that aspect alone.