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Super excited to see that ladder match now.

This is my MOTYC list currently. Everything **** or over...

Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito (NJPW 04/03) ****1/2
Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW Dominion) ****1/2
CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan (WWE Over The Limit) ****1/2
Suwama vs Yuji Nagata (AJPW 05/05) ****1/4
Daisuke Sekimoto vs Suwama (AJPW 02/01) ****1/4
Davey Richards vs Michael Elgin (ROH SITS Night Two) ****1/4
Bobby Roode vs Austin Aries (TNA Destination X) ****1/4
Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus (WWE Extreme Rules) ****1/4
Hirooki Goto & Tetsuya Naito vs Masato Tanaka & Shinsuke Nakamura (NJPW Dominion) ****1/4
Kazuchika Okada vs Hirooki Goto (NJPW Dontaku) ****1/4
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs SHINGO (D-Ring 11/02) ****1/4
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI) ****1/4
Daisuke Sekimoto vs Yoshihito Sasaki (BJW 26/03) ****1/4
Adam Cole vs Kyle O'Reilly (ROH Best In The World) ****1/4
CM Punk vs Chris Jericho (WWE Extreme Rules) ****1/4
Prince Devitt vs Pac (NJPW 06/06) ****1/4
Suwama vs Seiya Sanada (AJPW 04/03) ****1/4
El Generico vs Ricochet (PWG Death To All But Metal) ****1/4
Go Shiozaki vs Takeshi Morishima (NOAH 22/01) ****1/4
Jun Akiyama vs Keiji Mutoh (AJPW 20/03) ****
Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs Taichi & TAKA Michinoku (NJPW Dominion) ****
Horishi Tanahashi vs Togi Makabe (NJPW/AJPW 01/07) ****
CM Punk vs Chris Jericho (WWE Wrestlemania 28) ****
Austin Aries vs Samoa Joe (TNA Slammiversary) ****
The Young Bucks vs The Super Smash Brothers (PWG Death To All But Metal) ****
Yoshihito Sasaki & Yuji Okabayashi vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Big Van Walter (BJW 28/4) ****
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs Suwama & Takumi Soya (AJPW 20/03) ****
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki vs Akebono & Ryuto Hama (BJW 02/01) ****
Lowki vs Prince Devitt (NJPW Dontaku) ****
CM Punk vs Mark Henry (WWE RAW 16/04) ****
NRC vs Apollo 55 (NJPW The New Beginning) ****
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs Akebono & Ryuto Hama (AJPW 03/01) ****
Daniel Bryan vs CM Punk (WWE Smackdown 21/02) ****
Daniel Bryan vs CM Punk (WWE RAW 30/01) ****
HHH vs Brock Lesnar (WWE Summerslam) ****
Chris Hero vs Michael Elgin (ROH Homecoming) ****
Daisuke Sekimoto vs Yuji Okabayashi (BJW 26/02) ****
Minoru Suzuki vs Togi Makabe (NJPW Dominion) ****
Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs Masayuki Kono & Minoru (AJPW 03/02) ****

Plan on re-watching a lot of the higher stuff, so some might be lower on rewatches. I'm thinking something like Aries/Roode will drop in rating once I see it again with knowing the result and all.

Also, @ JoeRulz, Thanks lol. Tony's staying for the foreseeable future .
You don't have a handy list with download links for those matches, do you?

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Kota Ibushi vs. Low Ki Last Rebellion ****1/2-****1/4 [haven't figured out what i would give it]
Low Ki vs. Ryusuke Taguchi Dominion 2012 ****
Tanahashi vs. Okada Dominion 2012 ****1/2-****1/4
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You don't have a handy list with download links for those matches, do you?
Just check the media sections, and most of the puro stuff is on dailymotion if you can't find it in the media section.
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Just check the media sections, and most of the puro stuff is on dailymotion if you can't find it in the media section.
Oh thanks, didn't know about dailymotion.
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Haven't gotten around to watching Go/Shima yet. Was it better than their last match were Mori' won the belt? Because I really liked that match, and seemed to be in the minority.
I thought it was. The story wasn't more of Go tossing Shima around with some bitching counters but actually coming up with unique offense and the near falls or suspense are extremely well built(Morishima's comeback is pretty rad). Shima's selling could of been better but Go was just awesome in this minus two sloppy bits. Great facial expressions, great random selling, and all their ideas worked. Thousand times better than KENTA/Fuji if you ask me. My favorite part in the match :

Spoiler for For Morishima vs. Shiozaki:
Go getting mad speed from ducking all of Shima's lariats and instead of lariating Morishima(The 2009 finish to the Global League finals), he lariats the leg. That makes his submission seems like a done deal and incredibly believable considering a upper lariat might have won him the match but he opted to continue going for the leg. I haven't watched allot of Tanahashi matches recently, however his cloverleaf hasn't had me buying like Go's submission did. That says allot for a guy who isn't a consistent leg worker. Go also Marufujing out of Shima's Backdrop driver surprised the shit out of me and the Go Flasher nearfall was awesome. Simply because Morishima lost the lariat off gave the feeling that he was done.....that Shiozaki had finally climbed that hill. Great great storytelling.

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They better have a fucking ***** match to end with.
Fucking music , dancing , and 360 piledrivers , Maryse sex scene , 450s through tables , shoot star press drop kicks , Rock comes back , Austin comes back

It better be epic
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WWE Night of Champions 2012
Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton
CM Punk(c) vs. John Cena
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I thought it was starting to get ridiculous towards the end with the finishers but still good match.

You know you remember this.

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The Finals of the KOT is my #2 MOTY behind HHH/Undertaker HIAC. One of the best indy matches that I've ever seen. I'll give more thoughts once the DVD has been out for a while so I don't spoil anything but I will say that the Finals were the best match of the weekend.
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CM Punk vs John Cena - WWE Championship - Night Of Champions 2012
Match of two halves. First half I thought was really great and seemed to be progressing towards MOTYC territory if it carried on that way. It really didn't though. Positives out of the way first because yay for negatives. This felt like a major title match. Crowd probably didn't match Punk and Cena in that aspect but they worked a really good top dog vs top dog match. Played nicely off their history too with them both having counters for the others trademark stuff and being forced to bust out new stuff. Punk just kicking Cena's arm to counter the 5KS was sweet and Cena dropping the theatrics and just concentrating on landing the punch later was maybe the highlight of the entire match. Either that or Cena busting out a desperation suicide dive when the opening arose. Heyman's reaction to it was the absolute best. Heyman added a ton to this I thought. Looked like a manager thinking strategy on the outside rather than a cheerleader like Vickie is. There was a spot later on when Cena started taking control when Punk looked to him for a different game plan and Heyman just yelled "I'm thinking". Heyman's the best non wrestling character ever for me and he just continues to push forward ahead of anyone else. Punk's stalling at the start was really bossy and definitely intensified his heat. Then Punk hit a GTS and the match fell apart. Top dog vs top dog PPV main event so you know they're both gonna kick out of a finisher each. At least make them good stand alone near falls. These fucking sucked. Made both the AA and the GTS look like secondary moves the way they just threw them out there and they had no effect on the momentum of the match. Cena sells nicely during the first two thirds of the match but once the heavy artillery comes out he sells nothing. Finishers came out of nowhere and if you're doing a finisher kick out then it needs to be fought over and built to rather than just throwing one out there. The stuff they kicked out wasn't 100% the problem, it was the way they did the finisher near falls. They didn't even sell for a bit and then make a late pin to kinda protect the move. That moonsault. Holy cow. It's no secret that Punk isn't a very graceful wrestler but that took the biscuit. Knew as soon as he went up and had Cena positioned where he was that it wouldn't turn out well. Got nowhere near Cena with it and it looked ugly as fuck. Rock Bottom spot was neat. Crowd actually reacted to this time unlike during the Lawler match. I was fine with that not getting a 3 and that was actually a good near fall. Cena popping right up from it like he was playing possum sucked though. Actual finish wasn't that good either. Feels like they've done that double pin copout finish with Punk way too much this year. You could see it coming too. Cena never does a suplex from the middle rope so why is he going to that now? Shouldn't he have been going for an FU off there. Double small package would have been a lot better and had the same outcome. Remember when Shawn and HHH did the double pin finish in 03 I think and it ruled because it was a legit finish but Shawn just so happened to have his shoulders down too, rather than being an actual double pin spot. I think Shawn kinda did that pin risking his shoulders being down in the build to that match too. Would have been cool if Cena had started doing the suplex from the ropes in the build to the match and hadn't quite mastered it yet. Punk's reaction to keeping the title got pretty damn close to making up for the shoddyness though. That was amazing. Real shame that they ruined what was building to a really great match but there was still enough great stuff prior to the first GTS for me to still really like it.

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Punk vs Cena was an odd one for me. I seriously thought for the first two thirds it was going to my new MOTY. They kind of lost me towards the end, but not because I actually thought anything was bad. Punk working on top is where he really shines, and working from the bottom is where Cena is best, so that structure really worked and it played off their two PPV matches last year. Punk's facial expressions throughout while he constantly one upped and cut Cena off were amazing. Loved how he had a counter for everything, and basically wrestled a perfect match but still couldn't put Cena down and got gradually more and more pissed about it. The interactions with Heyman outside (who was amazing btw) reminded me of Austin/Rock @ WM 17 with Austin getting so frustrated and looking to Vince for advice etc. Really added a lot to the match imo and it was a great story. Match really made both guys look like the top guys in the company and I loved them both having to bust out new shit because they couldn't get the job done. Cena's suicide dive was surreal and awesome and wonderful. Punk's moonsault was atrocious, but that didn't bother me because the way he did it looked as though he knew he couldn't do it, but was prepared to do anything by that point. What brings the match down for me is the way they went about the near falls towards the end. The fact that there were a lot of them didn't bother me because it worked in the context of the match, but they weren't believable. I never thought Punk was losing to the first AA and I never thought Cena was losing to the first GTS etc. Rock Bottom was fucking awesome though, and Punk's face after he hit it was amazing. There were also parts you could clearly see them talking to eachother and working out what to do next and that really took me out of it a bit towards the end. When Cena put Punk up top I knew something stupid was going to happen, and yeah, that finish was just weird because when has Cena ever attempted a normal German before let alone a middle rope one. Just seemed unbelievable that Cena would do that for some reason. Punk's reaction to hearing the decision had been reversed and he still had the belt was pure gold though. What a smarmy little dick. Seriously thought Punk was BITW material in this tbh with his character work and little things he'd do like really sell the leg after the STF. How many people do that? I can't think of any, but Punk does it and it's what makes me like him so much. Cena was great too though, being worked over he's great here. Annoyed me when he popped up straight after a GTS (I think) and went for the AA but that's to be expected form his character. So yeah, I adored a lot of this tbh, but the last run kind of just felt flat to me. Still, what came before was legit MOTY material imo, and I can't really ignore that. It's not like I even thought it was that bad in the home run, just kind of zoned out of it and I really want to re-watch it. It definitely felt 'epic' and had a huge feel to it, something that only these two guys could do with the current roster imo.

Think I'm going to wait untill I watch it again later to put a rating on it.
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