Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: "I'm from Winnipeg, you idiot!"
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
The goods of what's available IN FULL of the G1 so far, so not the slightly clipped final (amazing as it appears to be)
From 8/4 and 8/10 (The J SPORTS A.K.A. The B Shows)
1. Kojima vs Suzuki ****+ - Pretty damn good match, this. Vintage MiSu as a shit disturber rather than a "heat heel" and somehow not a "Kojima match" even though it had all the ingredients.
2. Nagata vs Marufuji **** - Interpromotional Nagata and smarter, slower, better, heavyweight Marufuji as I figured he would be. The leg work went nowhere but that's my only complaint.
3. Tanahashi vs Yujiro ***3/4 - This did so much to establish Yujiro. Great work by Tanahashi. I'm really digging this new Yujiro, except that this match suffers from his 90% of normal match speed pacing problem.
4. Tanahashi vs Kojima ***3/4 - These guys doing what they do, only Tanahashi being better than usual and Kojima being worse. I really liked Kojima's transition into his first neckbreaker.
5. Nakamura vs Archer ***1/2 - This wound up being awesome after a shaky start. When crickets sound after Shinsuke's running corner knee to the gut, you can see him make the decision to give it his all, and all of a sudden (not unlike Ishii in the Goto match!) it gets reaaaally good.