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Old 01-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #111 (permalink)
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PWG Fear:
-Young Bucks/Dragon & Steen ****3/4
-Dick Togo/El Generico ****1/4
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #112 (permalink)
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PWG Fear:
-Young Bucks/Dragon & Steen ****3/4
-Dick Togo/El Generico ****1/4
had my hopes up i could find this somewhere. might want to post this in the 2011 motyc thread as well.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Akebono's actually a terrific worker. Or at least he has been in the past few months. I've been praising the 6 man from Z1 from 2/10/11 for ages but nobody seems to have watched it. YOU SHOULD! For Akebono if nothing else based on that post.
haha I'll get on it then either tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Kenny Omega vs Hiroshi Yamato - AJPW Jr Heavyweight Championship 3/1
I was a big fan of the first half of the match, I though it ruled with Omegas awesome heel antics and stuff, but I wasn't as big a fan of the second half. They just went all out and did loads of stuff, kind of like the Omega/KAI match from last year but this was better. I agree with seabs about the snap dragon suplexes though, they didn't really look good and weren't needed imo. Still this was great fun I just could have done with some time cut off. ****
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:03 AM   #115 (permalink)
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Cabana and Richards having a MOTY? I call shenanigans.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:39 AM   #116 (permalink)
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Kenny Omega vs Hiroshi Yamato - AJPW Jr Heavyweight Championship 3/1: ****
What a good match. I found myself asking myself the whole match how Kenny Omega hasn't been signed by either WWE or TNA. I know he was signed to a development deal at one point but he is just so good right now. He is able to portray his character, either a really good heel like he was here or an over-the-top babyface, better than almost anyone else out there and he does it within the confines of a match. Yamato beats up Nakazawa every time he tries to get involved which I thought was great. I saw Yamato's match vs. KAI last year which is my only familiarity with him and I thought he was phenomenal in that match and this just proved it wasn't a fluke. A very good match and being I have only seen a few WWE matches so far this year, this must be my MOTY so far but it will probably stay in my top 5 for a couple of months.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:06 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Yamato (1/3)
I love Kenny Omega. He's the only performer in the business today (maybe ever) who can work comedy into a wrestling match in a way that I find palatable, but man, it's gratifying to see him in a straight-up junior heavyweight-style bout. I've never had much of a "feel" for Yamato; he seems to me like a guy who'll have a better-than-average match with great performers, but not somebody worth going out of your way to watch in and of himself. He more than carried his weight here, though, and the crowd was behind him in a way that made the whole affair that much more exciting. It's true that in the second half, as Bubz says, "they just went all out and did loads of stuff." But IMO, there's quite a bit to be said for going all out and doing loads of stuff when you do it well, and in this match, Yamato and (especially) Omega certainly did. Great match.


Bad Intentions vs. Ten-Koji (1/4)
There's no way a match this short should feel this epic. That it does is a testament to the caliber of the teams involved. I was worried that Ten-Koji would've lost a step from their '00-'01 heyday, or even since their '08 revival, but (maybe due to the modest length of the match) they looked as much like world-beaters here as they ever have -- very impressive, considering that ever since they won the IWGP belts Bad Intentions have been looking like the foremost world-beating tag team of the past decade. I loved their reign; their best defenses were among the best tag matches I've seen in years, and even some of their middling defenses (vs. Muscle Orchestra, for example, or vs. Suzuki & Archer) were at least *** in my book. Even as long as it was, I'm sorry to see it end, but if Ten-Koji can keep looking as good as they looked here, the belts should be in good hands. Yet another ****+ Bad Intentions IWGP Tag Title match, and it's a shame that it looks to be the last one.

Oh, and Bad Intentions' entrance is several different kinds of awesome.
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Eterno/Daga/Flamita vs Sadico/Trauma I/Trauma II-AULL 1/14/12. This was one of my favorite Lucha matches this year. Great matwork in the beginning with Trauma II & Eterno. Nobody works the arms & legs like Trauma II can. Right now from what I've seen the Traumas are either 1 or 2 for top tag teams in the world currently. ****1/4.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs Akebono & Ryuto Hama (All Japan 1/3/12)

Well fuck, I just wrote this long review about how much I loved the match and then realized that Sekimoto was teaming with someone different. I wrote the whole thing about how it was a great rematch with him and Sasaki and made all these references to the last match. So fuck. It would have been the perfect rematch as well. If Okabayashi was Sasaki here is my review:


Spoiler for FUCK:

So how does Sekimoto follow up his 3 MOTYC in 2 days? He goes and tries to have one the next day so he can have 4 MOTYC in 3 days. They took a slightly different approach as Sekimoto and Sasaki actually managed to hold their own in this for a while as they got in significant offense against Hama. While all of this was going on though you could just feel that Akebono was getting more and more angry and you just knew when he came in he was going to kick some serious ass. When Sasaki took a shot at him standing on the apron and Akebono no sold the shot and just look pissed you knew that someone was going to get their ass kicked. He did kick some asss but it wasn't on the level that I was expecting.

Unlike the last match I actually thought there was a chance that Sekimoto and Sasaki would win this. They were impossible not to get behind as they threw everything they had against the two monsters they were in the ring with. After seeing the first match they had with each other seeing this was incredible. I felt like a proud father when they Sasaki managed to suplex Hama and follow up a minute or so later with a 3 count. They threw everything they had at the Hama and Akebono and managed to somehow escpae with a victory.

I liked this better then the last match they had. As enjoyable as the structure was on that match I liked this one more because the face team that you immediately fall in love in actually made me think they could win and I never really got that in the first match. Sekimoto continues to be on fire as the story in this was incredible. Just make sure you watch their first match so you can really enjoy this one.
****1/4


I still thought the match was great but the fact that it wasn't a rematch takes a lot of the story away from the match. I guess I'll just keep the rating the same since I enjoyed it so much and 3 of the 4 were the same but this just totally sucks.


All Japan Junior Heavywight Championship Match (1/3/12)
Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Yamato

Omega was incredible in this match. He probably plays his character in his matches better than just about anyone else out there. He goes into the match really cocky and (he said he had no doubt in his mind that he would win this match in a promo he did) and despite the fact that throughout the match Hiroshi showed to be a real threat he just didn't let up with his antics and overall being an obnoxious jerk. You just want to slap him 10 minutes into the match when he's going around like a fool doing the Rick Rude neck breaker and other stupid things. It's important to remember too that Omega wasn't in control the whole mach either, Yamato had gotten plenty of offense in already at this point and I think had shown he belonged in the ring with Omega. Yet it took Omega so long to realize any of this.

When you really thought there was a chance Yamato would win this match Omega stopped taking him lightly but at that time he was on the verge of losing the match. Omega was perfect here and he made Hiroshi Yamato look incredible. The ending was brutal as Omega dished out some of the craziest looking suplexes I've ever seen and Yamato wouldn't stay down for them. Yamato was good as the babyface and playing his character and he held his own in the ring with Omega.

This was really awesome. A lot of cool looking moves and a kickass story is exactly what I want to see in a wrestling match.
****1/4
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It's not a moty but bryan vs. henry this past smackdown is really showcasing bryan's heel character and how great he is right now.

Spoiler for bryan's heel work:
Bryan from the start of the match was trying to get on the nerves of the lumberjacks, saying You can't touch me multiple times and just constantly berating them. Bryan realizes he can't beat henry because he's dominating him throughout the match. Bryan attacks a lumberjack and gets back in the ring after he's attacked. When henry's outside the ring bryan starts kicking at the lumberjacks. Then all hell breaks loose and bryan is the guy who smartly started all the chaos.

Bryan then sneaks out the back door with his title because the match is ruled a no contest due to the lumberjacks.


Bryan right now is playing an absolutely fantastic heel right now. He calls himself in a wwe.com promo after the match not only the best wrestler in the world but also the smartest wrestler in the world.

I love his character right now, the smart heel is such a great character for bryan. And wwe is booking his reign to perfection right now.
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