I was somewhat interested in watching that, but what is the time length of the match? I saw Cagematch put it down as 12m but the video seems to be 30m long. Did you also manage to see the Akiyama match before it, by any chance? Just like to know if it's worth my time.
As for the superkick spamming, I've noticed quite a bit of NOAH (or perhaps, rather, their juniours) going towards more of an American Indy/Thigh-SLAPZ~! style of wrestling, tbh. Not that I'm particularly perturbed by it, though.
I've been giving this some thought, what would your reactions be to me starting a "2012 Honourable MotYC" thread? I'm guilty of this, too, but as a MotY thread I'd imagine it to rather be concise and limited to, say, a match that takes a slot in our Top 10 (or you'd think would remain in that position by year end). I'd just think it would keep this thread concise and easier for people to gauge what are each others' top matches - where we're currently at page 37 only a quarter way through the year. I realise we have separate Lucha/Puro/Indy threads for match recommendations but for the convenience of it I'd suggest a new thread, anyway.
That said, what is everyone's top 5/10, so far?
Yeah the match was kept really short, around the 10 minute mark and it was a lot better for it. Having it go their usual main event length would have been bloody awful.
Marufuji was one of the first people I ever saw doing the superkick spamming thing, and as I was pretty young then I thought it was awesome lol. I remember him doing it back in like 2006 or something.
I'll get around to watching the tag later on, I'm hoping Akiyama and Go can carry it through.
Not sure on the thread tbh, could be useful but I would predict most people would just post in this one anyway with their lower end matches or whatever we want to call them.
Heres my list so far, I'll just give my top 10...
Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito (NJPW 04/03) ****1/2
Daisuke Sekimoto vs Suwama (AJPW 02/01) ****1/4
Suwama vs Seiya Sanada 2/3 Falls (AJPW 04/03) ****1/4
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI) ****1/4
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs SHINGO (D-Ring 11/2) ****1/4
Go Shiozaki vs Takeshi Morishima (NOAH 22/01) ****1/4
Finlay vs Tajiri (SMASH 19/02) ****
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yoshihito Sasaki vs Akebono & Ryuto Hama (BJW 02/01) ****
Bad Intentions vs Tenzan & Kojima (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI) ****
NRC vs Apollo 55 (NJPW The New Beginning) ****
So yeah, nothing from America that high up, but I do have the two Punk/Bryan matches and Hero/Elgin from Homecoming somewhere further down the list at **** too.