Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs Masayuki Kono & Minoru - AJPW 03.02.2012
Holy cow. Not sure how anyone could want more from an 11 minute match than this gave. Stems from Nagata destroying Funaki's face at Wrestle Kingdom and now his two boys are out for revenge on Nagata on his behalf. So heated throughout and I loved both Kono and Minoru going for Nagata from the get go and just ignoring Inoue because he's irrelevant. Crowd gets really into it and they manage to get a great heel/face dynamic going and the crowd really get behind Kono and Minoru and eventually give some heat to Nagata too. Kono does the running knee in the corner on Nagata and it's a beautiful spot after WK and then at the end Nagata does it himself on Minoru and his reaction to hitting it is the best thing ever and the crowd give him all the shit he warrants for it. Breaks down again post match when Kono attacks Nagata doing his wonderful dance of justice. Ridiculous heat and hot crowd and only 11 minutes. More or the less the perfect match for what I want from wrestling in 2012. Can't wait for Nagata/Kono now which took place today and seems every bit as wild looking at the result.