Dragon Gate USA, Open The Golden Gate
Low Ki vs. BxB Hulk
Great dream match and opener. One word: STIFF! Some lethal kicks and balls-to-the-walls action, and the Double Stomp was sick. Low Ki was super over with the crowd. The Ki and Tozawa post-match staredown teased a potential clash. Great, great match!
Young Bucks vs. Chuck Taylor & Scorpio Sky
It's a damn shame that Rich Swann missed his flight (fuck!), but Scorpio did a good job in this match. Bucks' pre-match promos was funny. This was another great match, great tag action all around. The "TNA rejects" chant was
Masato Yoshino vs. Naruki Doi
Speed Muscle collide!
First time ever in America, and this match delivered, some very smart wrestling here, also some breathtaking counters with beautiful technique. Yet another great match, this was superb action and awesome storytelling.
Sami Callihan vs. A.R. Fox
In a pre-match promo, Fox demands adding the Tables stipulation on Anything Goes and shit is on! This was a sick match with great storytelling - hatred and natural intensity. You combine that with some SICK bumps, great crowd and smashing execution, and you have a legit MOTYC. These guys are awesome, especially Callihan. Another beautiful things is - this was only the first chapter.
Jon Davis vs. Caleb Konley
The feed broke here. Well, at least it was during this match, but still - it sucks. I will rate this when I watch the replay.
PAC vs. Akira Tozawa
The feed is back, but the match is already in progress, which bugs me, of course. From what I've seen, this was another helluva match, but I won't rate it until I watch the replay next week. But this was ***1/2+, that's for sure.
The Spiked Mohicans vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Jimmy Susumu (Tag Team Championship)
Fantastic main event, which just tells you how awesome this was because I thought the show peaked with PAC/Tozawa. The finishing stretch was batshit insane, but they stayed classy, which is very important. Insane back-and-forth sequences. The post match sutff with Blood Warriors and Low Ki was great too, and it set up Low Ki vs. Pretty Much Everyone. I loved this.
Well, what can I say, the show was fucking great - two (probably 3, with PAC/Tozawa) MOTYCs, one great dream match and a shitload of great modern wrestling. Dragon Gate USA is pretty damn great, their shows are a lot of fun, even when mediocre.