Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Yoshihito Sasaki vs Daisuke Sekimoto - BJW 26.03.2012
Big match feel, hot crowd and an awesome Yoshihito Sasaki performance. Terrific match. Sasaki's performance in this is right up there with Sekimoto's against Suwama and Cena and Lesnar's at Extreme Rules. Looked terrific in peril, comeback rocked and his selling was sublime. Neck work was neat and formed a nice base for the match early on and then the progressive long term selling of a fucking battle from both men was something else. They execute the epic type match perfectly and have a great finishing stretch with great near falls but never even border on doing too much. I'm normally not crazy about sudden turnaround finishes but this was executed perfectly. Sasaki just swinging wildly at Sekimoto and going all in ruled and it was made even better by not just Sasaki's selling and his desperation faces but by Sekimoto's selling and his faces when he was getting slapped and his post match selling too.
Wasn't crazy about the semis. Sekimoto/Bones was fun but middle portion was really dead. Didn't like Sasaki/Callihan. Too many meh chops and not enough hitting each other in the face. Callihan's face wash kicks were awful and that ring post spot was embarrassing. Adam Cole in the opener was amazing though.