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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
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Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
I can agree it was hardly spell binding, and the crowd really weren't that terrific bar rallying behind Tajiri when he got close to a comeback. Still I wouldn't say it lacked drama, they established a wonderful sense of tension during the grappling and lock up exchanges, and you could tell the match could break down into a physical affair at any moment and I was constantly gripped watching each exchange just waiting for that moment of physicality and Tajiri's strike flurry after 6 minutes of tight grappling was just a wonderful build that you don't see anywhere else in Japan these days: if this was any other promotion you would have already had some pedestrian hold trading with little purpose, or some god awful 'I stand here and let you chop me, then you stand there and let me chop you back' spot that I absolutely HATE.
I can see why people wanted it to kick into a higher gear, and maybe my love for it is only escalated by how crap a lot of other title matches are in Japan, but the slow build, the selling of Tajiri's signature offence and its importance in him potentially winning the match as well as the little things Finlay added to the match (struggle in executing a drop toe hold takedown, and rubbing his thigh when he had Tajiri in a submission moments after Tajri had unleashed a string of kicks to his leg) just impressed me so much I couldn't fault it.