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Old 03-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #381 (permalink)
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I've only read great things about the show as a whole ("Show of the Year" on DVDR etc) but, if you can wait, I'll have a "review" of 5 of the 9 matches out by tomorrow night (matches # 4,5,6,7 and 9).
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #382 (permalink)
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Jun Akiyama vs. Keiji Mutoh (AJPW, 3/20/2012)

Two bald motherfuckers going at it! Great Triple Crown match that felt big and important. I liked how they went full force ballistic from the moment the bell rang. Akiyama almost captured the win right away, so Mutoh needed to cut him off with his Dragon Screws in order to prevent Akiyama from using his knees. Akiyama's selling was mostly good, I like how they told the story that Mutoh worked Akiyama's leg, but not for long/hard enough to shut down his knee arsenal. Great strategies and counters from both, some really smart shit right there. Akiyama is great (old news), and Mutoh worked very well here, he showed he can still deliver, even with doing the most simple things. Another great title defense for Akiyama, his reign is rocking. I liked the post match stuff with SUWAMA and KENSO. I guess SUWAMA is ready for a rematch.
Rating: ***3/4
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:02 AM   #383 (permalink)
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I'm going to work my way through that show tonight I think. Looking forward to Akiyama/Mutoh actually, never thought I would say that about a Mutoh match these days.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #384 (permalink)
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Copy and pasted from the Puro thread. All matches are from the 20/03/2012 AJPW event.

4) Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi Vs Suwama & Takumi Soya
Another smartly wrestled match with Okabayashimoto (I know, that didn't work) going for the youngling and weakening him down as opposed to going toe-to-toe with the better wrestler in Suwama. The hot tag was made, however, and the veteran laid all sorts of offence on the champs.

In singles the champs wouldn't have stood a chance against Suwama but their combined strength ('Yashi is a beast, period) and tag team experience helped them pull out the win against the challengers. A good showing for all men and hopefully the start for Soya to pick up steam. I managed to see a match of his the other day and was going to go for a joke about "soya" being a cheap imitation but he seemingly impressed me. I wouldn't say he's anything but average at this point, but another few years or so of training and working out in the gym and I'm sure he'll look and wrestle legit.

Until then he can play the rookie in peril with Suwama and I'll have fun watching it. One of the better Seki/Okabayashi matches this year, too.
Rating: 4

5) Kenny Omega Vs Shuji Kondo
Great, great, GREAT finishing stretch!

The match started a bit slower than I'd have hoped, and the Kondo moments fell a bit flat but, ffs, Kenny can do little wrong in his work. He's not the smoothest or most technical worker going, but his mannerisms and entertainment factor are second-to-none, imo - a rich man's Dolph Ziggler.

The slowness of the start, I suppose, was mostly due to building the latter bits of the match with Kenny taking a vicious neck bump to the ring apron which he sold solidly for the rest of the match. I loved how he reciprocated the spot to Kondo's own head and neck giving him time to massage down his injury and spray some muscle freeze onto his throbbing neck. Kenny pretending it to be deodrant and spraying his dick was epic, too.

I'd have prefered a better offence from Kondo but the good definitely outshone the bad here - especially a finishing stretch that made me actually think Kondo would win. That, Kenny's antics, a springboard super-powerbomb and witnessing Omega deliver a fantastic Croyt's Wrath to the much larger Kondo make this match a definite watch from this show.

Probably won't be as well liked by others but dammit if I didn't love this.
Rating: 4+

6) Yuji Nagata Vs Masayuki kono
A bit of an underwhelming ending. I loved how they ended the match with a KO but I just felt disappointed for some reason - almost as if I had hyped this match up too much.

The exploder suplex and just about everything else definitely didn't live up to the hype, either. Still, it could have been worse. A lot worse. Kono underperformed, imo, but it still had enough going for it not to fall below what many fans thought this was capable of.
Rating: 4+
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Another smartly wrestled match with Okabayashimoto (I know, that didn't work)
lol. At least you tried, it shocks me that Big Japan still hasn't given a name to their best and most successful tag team. Oh well...
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Rah. I watched those matches today and those were the same exact ratings I gave those matches. I didn't watch any of the other matches but from what I can tell it already has to be up for event of the year. Those three matches were all great, none of them touching Naito vs Okada for me but still 4 matches that I was not disappointed by.
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Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Team Destruction (AJPW, 3/20/2012)

Really, really liked this. The more I watch Daiskay and Yuji, the more I fucking love them. Now I feel bad for not catching more time for their 2011 tags, but I'm getting there. One helluva match this was, IMO. SUWAMA and Soya tried, but Daiskay and Yuji are just too experienced tag team dogs. I liked Soya's underdog surviving. MOTYC.
Rating: ****


Kenny Omega vs. Shuji Kondo (AJPW, 3/20/2012)

What a match! Omega's heel work was top notch here, he's really great. His role is similar to Aries' in TNA - dandy, cocky heel, but he can back it up inside the ring. He made this match, and he made Kondo's role important. All Kondo had to do is not to botch his comeback moves, and the result is one excellent match, IMO. Great nearfalls in this match too. MOTYC.
Rating: ****
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AJPW 20/3/12

Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs Suwama & Takumi Soya
Awesome tag match!! Yeah this was pretty much a sprint, but man I was marking out towards the end big style. Soya is pretty much the sacrificial lamb here to Sekimoto and Okabayashi. Everyone played their parts well but again it's Daisuke who comes out looking the best for me. The man is a machine. Okabayashi and Suwama were great too. The finishing stretch was great and I thought it was over on more than three occasions. I also loved how strong they make Suwama look.
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Kenny Omega vs Shuji Kondo
This was maybe my favourite Omega heel performance to date. He was brilliant and his heel stuff just gets better every time. Kondo is good but I've never been that impressed by him and it was the same here. The crowd really wanted him to win though so that was good. Omega does have some big faults though, his matches always go too overkill for me, but here it was a good amount apart from Kondo kicking out of his main finisher twice, the one kickout was awesome and even though I thought it was over when he hit his second one, I would have rather it ended there instead of him kicking out again. But the stertch of the match after that was really great so I was glad it did continue in the end.
****

Yuji Nagata vs Masayuki Kono - Steel Cage match
I thought the first half of the match was just good but slightly dull, but in the second half it got REALLY good. Once Nagata hit the exploder off the top rope the match had this important, epic feel to it. There wasn't a lot apart from forearms, knees, headbutts and strikes, but it worked because this wasn't a wrestling match, this was a fight. The finish was pretty amazing.
****

Jun Akiyama vs Keiji Mutoh
Wow, I loved this. A simple yet effective story with Mutoh going after the leg to stop Akiyama using his knees. Akiyama is probably in my top 3 guys in Japan and I believe he can carry most people to a good/great match, but Mutoh worked within his limitations and delivered as well. Yeah he only used the Dragon Screw and Shining Wizards, but it didn't matter to me, he made it work. I'm going to admit I marked out every time he got up from an exploder and hit the Shining Wizard, usually a spot like that would have annoyed the hell out of me (I think it happened 3 times in a row) but here it just felt right and added to the match. I also liked the finishing stretch a lot, maybe Mutoh kicked out of too much stuff and I wasn't a fan of Akiyama completely no selling the Moonsault but apart from that they definitely made this match way better than it should have been and I really liked it even with the limited Mutoh offense and this felt like a big time match all the way through.
****

Yeah...Awesome show!
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Kenny Omega vs Shuji Kondo
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It's my first time seeing Omega and I'm a fan already. His heel work is amazing and he just comes off as a right arse to the crowd. Not to mention his epic moveset. There's nothing too in-depth I can really say why I loved this match other than it was just a great face versus heel back-and-forth match filled with plenty of sick moves.

Rating: ****
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CIMA vs. PAC for the Open The Dream Gate Championship
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Holy hot damn where do I start. Fantastic back and forth between these guys and CIMA did a great job working over PAC's leg and PAC sold well by not doing the little things because of his leg. The ending stretch was insane and had me believing that PAC was legit going to walk away with the Open The Dream Gate title; crazy ass near falls that had me jumping out of my seat like a 5 year old thanks to the stablemates and the crowd going apeshit and playing into every fall. Great finish and PAC looked like he about to die after the match I can't remember where CIMA might've knocked him loopy as he was bleeding from the mouth. As much as I enjoyed CIMA vs. Susumu, this match tops that easily.

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