Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
I was going to wait for a bit more of a consensus. You know, see if other people are able to find flaws in it that I didn't noticed.
But after seeing people praise the ROH 10th Anniversary ME, I'm just going to throw it in there.
Okada vs Naito. NJPW 40th Anniversary. ****1/2 - When you compare the two matches, it's like you can see exactly why NJPW is better than ROH right now in terms of match quality.
Okada vs Naito had long term consistent selling. Not so much in Davey/Kyle vs Adam/Eddie. Like, when Okada got his leg hurt badly (do did a move that damaged it), he actually buckled down and sold it, sometimes falling over. Both guys sold their injuries after the match too even. No need to look "uber badass".
Okada vs Naito had move build up and very clear psychology, with some pretty cool spots and moves sprinkled in. ROH's ME... Had a lot of moves, practically no build up, and the psychology was REALLY loose, at best.
Okada vs Naito had control segments. Okada vs Naito had the crowds attention, etc.
Big flaw though: the beginning was very slow until Naito started picking up the offense.
Still, great match.
Marking for: Asuka