Re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)
Dragon Gate Kobe World 29.07.2009
Super Shisa, Shisa Boy and K-Ness vs Real Hazard (Kong,Arai,Kanda) - **1/4
Just a 'meh' opener. Babyface team got sloppy at the end. Cyber Kong was entertaining and that's pretty much all your positives here. Blah.
Stalker Ichikawa vs Abdullah The Butcher - -*
Don' like Ichikawa. I'm a fan of guys like Danshoku Dino or HG, but absolutely not digging Stalker's gimmick. And his opponent here was Abdullah...Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeaeh...
Anthony W. Mory & Super Shenlong vs NOSAWA and MAZADA - **
Just a ...match. Shenlong trying to be funny after Ichikawa's match and Cyber Kong being kinda silly in the 1st match felt like an overkill.
Naoki Tanizaki vs Kzy - **1/2
Started off strong but then turned into a complete mess.
No1 contendership for the Triangle Gate Championship
Warriors-5 (Gamma, Susume Yokosuka, KAGETORA) vs Akebono, Don Fuji, Mochizuki Masaaki - ***
Not bad. Decent action, Akebono was used well here and the match made the new contenders look strong/dangerous.
Open the Triangle Gate Championship
Kamikaze (Tozawa,Taku Iwasa, Dragon Kid) vs. World-1 (BxB Hulk, PAC, Masato Yoshino) (c) - ***3/4
Good 6-man Dragon Gate-style match. Not a classic, but DG guys doing their thing in multi man tags without too many botches and 2343 kick-outs always works.
Open The Twin Gate Championship
Shingo Takagi and YAMATO vs Ryo Saito and Genki Horiguchi (c) - ***1/4
DG made YAMATO look good here and the right team still won. That was good. Everything else - Real Hazard doing their heel shit lucharesu style and some occasional decent action. Meh.
Open The Brave Gate Title and Open The Dream Gate Title are on the line
CIMA (c) vs Naruki Doi (c) - ****
MOTN and a very good main event. Surprisingly decent selling of a leg work, especially for a DG match. A well-paced match as well (surprise No2). CIMA was the star of this match; very smooth, fine selling and told a good story in and after the match.
Overall - 7.25