Originally Posted by Caponex75
Weird seeing you rate something that high yet saying one guy didn't look strong. Okada losing was really the wrong decision though.
Well you know me, I tend to focus on the negative. I thought the selling was an issue, but I guess they wanted tanahashi to look like superman since they jobbed out the hottest guy in wrestling to him. Who needs selling if the point is just to push him down our throats?
As you can probably tell, I'm a little emotional about the whole thing. I think even these two at their worst is at least ****. I honestly must be letting the result influence my opinion too much. I don't really know. It certainly merits a rewatch.
The structure of the match was good, and okada sold great. There is one long cloverleaf spot that was really amazing, and was easily the most alive the match ever felt. The counters were also better in this match than the previous. I am just flabbergasted that there never even felt like one big moment that okada was going to win, and that the whole match seemed set up to make tanahashi look like okada wasn't in his league. Okada did his usual awesome neck work, but a lot of it got ignored.
Which I don't know....I guess that's why I ended up at the rating I did. I genuinely enjoyed the match, I just can't even express much positivity without the sheer bummerage of the wrong guy going over.