BxB Hulk & Akira Tozawa vs. SHINGO & YAMATO (Dragon Gate, Final Gate 2011)
Epic, epic tag battle with 3 of my favorites. Tozawa is growing on me too. This was just brilliant. YAMATO looks soulless without hair.
Where exactly is a link to that match? For the life of me I cannot find it anywhere.
I always find it amusing every year when the new year rolls up and people start posting final MOTY lists like they're not allowed to watch anything from the previous any more and add it to their lists.
Well, apart from a divisional standing, lists such as this gives a concise and all-around view of each our own interests. Most of those who have posted in this thread have discussed matches, in depth, already but there will probably be gems that others new to the thread (such as myself) or even matches others haven't read about yet.
So, not only does it offer people the ability to see just what each person approves of (offering a great podium for debate if interests differ), but it can also open our eyes to more matches that may end up making our own lists, as well.
Speaking just for myself, by this point I've already seen pretty much everything from '11 that A)came highly recommended enough to pique my interest, or B) involved wrestlers I enjoy watching, with a few notable exceptions I took care to point out. I imagine it's the same for most people who make such lists this early in the year.
I'm obviously open to the possibility that at some point in the future I'll stumble upon some hidden gem from '11 that'll make me re-think my list, but I think I'm in decent enough shape right now to put something out there.
Anyway, here is my top 30 for 2011 (as of posting)
(Sorry about the pic, but I had my list in Excel and it doesn't align correctly when I copy it over)
+ indicates a match above the given rating but perhaps not completely worth the next rating
- indicates the opposite
(Basically I was see-sawing between ratings and neither rating was accurate enough)