I am all about AJ (Bullet Club) taking down Okada. AJ has the talent and think his defenses will be better than anything Fale, or whoever else from BC they could do. It was good, not great, and interesting for me as I really like international matches where verbal direction/communication in the ring is at a minimum because of the language barrier. Okada isn't himself, imo, when wrestling non-Japanese talent. I go back to his TNA days and Anderson title defense. He lacks a certain confidence and it comes off a little robotic for me.
Honma v. Ishii stole the show, like you just knew it would. Honma impressed me back when against Shibata a few months ago, and I say that as someone who isn't a total Shibata mark. Honma's got a ton of personality, and just soaks up each exchange. I forget who used to run that Diving Headbutt to the floor some years ago, but it's still so
- HOW CAN I NOT BE ROOTING FOR YOU NOW?! Crowd was lifted, and the match itself was in the great territory (****1/2 I had it). Honma needs just a little
bit more to hang with the big boys, and I hope he gets there. Ishii racking up dem great 2014 matches!
Only other thing worth mentioning was the Young Bucks/Forever Hooligans match which was damn enjoyable - Rocky especially is still one of my guys, and was dying at how literally every gesture and every sound that comes out of either Jackson's mouth is at least
borderline WWE gimmick infringement just cracks me the hell up. "Go homer-u! Pur-lease go homer-u!"