Originally Posted by ywall2breakerj
Then why was his G1 only slightly better than Tenzan's?
I guess I just don't think it was. My ratings:
Styles vs. Okada ****1/2 (most considered it the best match of the night)
Okada vs. Tenzan ***1/4 (probably better than most expected)
Okada vs. Makabe ****(either match of the night, or second by hair. For me it was mach of the night)
Anderson vs. Okada **** (granted, nearly everyone had a 4 star match on night 4, but certainly not a bad match)
Okada vs. Naito ****(Best Naito match I've seen all year, and I know I'm not the only one who thought this was the best match of the night)
Yano vs. Okada ***1/2 (granted I am a Yano mark, but Night 6 sucked for everyone. All things considered there really wasn't a match that blew this away that night. Of course that might be because I hated Tanahashi/Ishii)
Yujiro vs. Okada ***1/4 (Admittedly not very good, but did Yujiro have a better match in the whole tournament?)
I haven't seen Nights 9 through 12, but if you read most reports, Goto/Okada was right around 4 stars, Okada/Suzuki had the best match of day 11 and it sounds as if he had the best match on Night 12, as well.
Thats means you can at least make a case for him having the match of the night on no less than 6 Nights. In just the first 8 days, I gave him four 4-star matches, and that isn't even counting the Suzuki match, the goto match, or his day 12 match.
So yes, I would say his 7 potential 4 star matches is a bit better than Tenzans 'maybe 1.' No one but AJ and maybe Honma had a better tournament than Okada.