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Join Date: Apr 2010
Re: Official Puro Results/Spoilers Discussion Thread (BEWARE OF THE SPOILERS)
Yeah, if this is an indictment on anybody, it's on Naito. This is very different from Punk not being on PPV main events because of Cena. This is the fans choosing the Tanahashi/Nakamura match over your big moment.
Though, if I can speak for myself, I blame seniority, charisma differences (on average), and... well, it's been a while for both matches, but while one gained momentum, the other one got hampered by Naito's injury (worst time to get an injury in a long time, IMO).
This wouldn't have been so much of a problem if the IC title wasn't on the line. That just makes it feel weird, so expect either a Naito (complete) heel turn, or a jealousy story line (as mentioned before).