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Re: Official Puro Results/Spoilers Discussion Thread (BEWARE OF THE SPOILERS)
Well Tanahashi Fucking won. I'm so fucking pissed right now. At least four 4 star matches on this show. Nakamura/Sakuraba was match of the night for me.
Great show, but what a bitter ending note. Such stupid booking. I have no explanation. I honestly think this ruins Okada. I know that seems like overreaction but this is just dumb. What was the point of the entire briefcase angle? I am so over Tana as champ having the exact same defenses over and over.
Between this and Laughter7 losing both matches I'm really confused on the booking, here.
Just so mad that Okada lost. Stupid.
EDIT: Now that I'm done raging, here is a review.
Missed the first dakr match, the second one was ok but man Taguchi is just awful. BUSHI and Liger made it worthwhile, but very short, as can be expected.
I don't really like anyone in this match but Yano, so it was fine, I guess. the big guys tossed people around so it was fun. Most of the match seemed to revolve around the announcer that Iizuka always torments getting revenge. Whatever, crowd was into it I guess.
Shelton vs. Tanaka**1/2
Too short to matter. REWATCH: Upon rewatch this was way worse than I thought. I wonder why I liked it.
Tag titles: ***3/4
Really enjoyed this. Archer was good, and I dare say that DBSJ was even better. Goto also did well as I think Tag matches hide his flaws. Anderson was his usual awesomeness. I really dig KES right now.
Suzuki vs. Nagata ****
This was amazing. A great, striking based brawl built around these two knowing each other so well. I know a lot of people groaned when this match was made again, but I thought this was incredible. Taichi was involved a lot and made everything a lot better. Nagata worked Suzuki's arm and it ended up being the difference. I absolutely loved this.
Ok so Low Ki's entrance: he raises up from the ground in a three piece suit holding two silver handgun's with a barcode on the back of his neck ALA Hitman and then..........he wrestles in the fucking suit. Seeing him doing all the opening speed spots in that suit was incredible. The whole match was an awesome, fun speedy match that highlighted everybody. I don't agree with Devitt going over and the suit alone had me marking like a bitch for Low Ki to win. you guys GOTTA see this just for the suit. the ultimate bad Ass.
TenKoji vs. Muta/Otani ***1/2
Plodded a little at the beginning. The rest became great, mostly due to Otani. Kojima was also good and the crowd just loved all of this.
Makabe vs. Shibata ***1/2
What the fuck happened? No clue why this was so short or why Makabe went over. Had a really great table spot, but Shibata got owned most of the match. It was a fun brawl but I expected a whole lot more.
Nakamura vs. Sakuraba ****1/2
Maybe this will come down on rewatch....but this was the best MMA hybrid match I've ever seen. Nakamura is just amazing. He can change his style even within the limitations of Sakurba. I was so happy when this match was announced, but everyone seemed so sure this would be bad. I will never doubt Shinsuke again. Just amazing that he pulled off something this good. He also won with basically a Bome Ye curbstomp. Awesome match.
Okada vs. Tanahashi****1/4
It's a really good match, and lots of fun, so maybe I am just holding the finish against it.....but man, the wrong guy went over here. Okada didn't even come off as that strong, in my opinion. He never really felt like he was in control. this honestly felt like a big match to convnce us how great Tanahashi is....and he doesn't need that. I kinda think they destroyed Okada here. The match was your typical legwork vs. neckwork we have come to expect from these two with a lot of really nice counters. Tanahashi goes Slingblade crazy here: I think he hit 4. I just don't get the booking here. Tanahashi goes over is just so deflating for me. Maybe I'm being too hard on the match, but I feel like it almost never got to top gear because Okada never even looked like he was gonna win. I also think Tanahashi did a crappy job selling his neck. I don't know. Maybe I'm just angry.
Anyways, despite some puzzling booking, a great show. 4 matches are ****+. check it out ASAP. It's all great stuff.
I just seriously feel like crying for this dumb booking. Boo-Hoo.
Last edited by Nervosa; 01-05-2013 at 08:38 PM.