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Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
I swear I think I've died and gone to wrestling heaven with this show. I've got 3 four star matches and I'm not even at the main event yet.
About to go watch it now. I'm nervous because I have never liked a single Tanahashi match I've ever seen. Here goes nothing!
Tanahashi vs. Okada
Yeap, that was incredible. I cannot believe I got through an entire Tanahashi main event without hating my life once. Absolutely excellent. Some very minor quibbles with how Okada's leg was sold and Tanahashi's usual repetitiveness make it so this isn't quite as good as Okada/Naito, but its either second, or at worst third in MOTY for me.
Rest of the show:
Opening 6-man: didn't dig this, mostly because I didn't think its really showcased the 3 top talents that well. Just ended way too fast. ***1/4
Heavyweight 6 man: A little better, and funny, but just ok. ***
Jr Tag: Incredible drama. Would have loved 5 more minutes, more from Taka, and better finish, but this was so much fun. ****
MVP/Shelton vs. Tonga/Anderson I actually really liked this. I think Shelton shows down and puts together a much more logical match than he does in the states. His finisher is awful, though. ***1/2
Lowki vs. Taguchi: Taguchi is so bad...why do they ever bother putting him over. Such a bland moveset. Low-ki does make the best of it though, I wish he had wrestled a better opponent with this same structure, because it probably would have made 5 (FIVE?!?) 4 star matches in one show, but as it is, Low-Ki did the best he could with a limited opponent. ***3/4
Heavy Tag Title Match: This was fine, I guess. Crowd was into it, good personality, nothing speical though. Maybe ***1/4?
Special Tag: I just want Shinsuke to have the World Title all the time....is that too much to ask? This match was incredible, and I agree that its the best tag match of the year. All the Goto/Shinsuke interaction was just totally excellent. ****1/2 Yeah, seriously, I loved this that much.
Makabe vs. MiSu: If they would just structure every Makabe match like this one, I would have no problem with it at all. I like no-nonsense MiSu a lot. One really cool story in the match was how the lariats became the turning point. I just this this was perfectly structured for what it was. ****1/4
Just an incredible show all around. And a whole lot of legwork in, like, every match.
Last edited by Nervosa; 08-29-2012 at 11:28 PM.