It doesn't lag and I am thrilled. Huge crowd for the dark matches! Tama Tonga is a bad man! What belt is he carrying? A nothing opener, Jado Flair deserved the semifinal!
BUSHIDAguchi tai Hiromu Thunder Masuku! Firebird! Surprising winner.
Bob Sapp mark is me. Epic Sapp robe and entrance! Tokyo Dome Yujiro Promo! Where's Nogami?! He's backstage with live headset mic and Nakanishi! Entrance ramp commentary! Surreal! All commentary should be done in the field for the whole arena to hear! MVP wearing ARISTRIST attire, his mark dream come true! 4 x HOOOOO. Sapp visits Argentina! 4 man Bono Splash! Nogami HOOO LARIATOOOO! Two years of announcer angle paid off in a spectacle of sorts.
NEVER Title has its own theme and it's decent. 60 minute time limit; 500 bucks says we're getting a broadway! I hate them both for letting the first two moves be one a one count Northern Lights Suplex and a similarly sold German. BOOO. Shelton spirit no-sells a brainbuster early on for no reason. Finish is clever but I don't like either of these guys right now.
Awesome Anderson and Groan-it's-Goto offset each other to something just above average on my fandom scale. I don't like either of KES individually but they've been killing it as a team. Anderson t-shirt gun! Cerulean Blue の Mat! Archer riding in "Hell's Angels" style on a bike with IWGP windshield is far too good. Poor Goto. Archer looked amazing in this match.
Guitarist out to solo, kind of awkward but could this mean... YES! LIVE KAZE NI NARE~! Perfect. Singer fist bump. ***** match and only one man has entered. Damn right, standing ovation. I want to boo Nagata now. Haha, they mute the Pirates of the Caribbean intro but air his regular theme. Hatred. Hell yes to someone finally countering the easily telegraphed spider juji. Even more refreshing, someone finally counters that damn exploder. ****1/4 Tremendous. Nagata put on his best performance in years and Suzuki was at his best once again. Such expression in everything. Awesome.
Lets get flipsical! Shibata-San cannot believe Low Ki is actually wrestling in a suit. I've been informed by commentators he is the Hitman from the vidja games! No botches! That's really fortunate. Good spotfest but it probably could have been better. Good enough though.
Bakusho Sengen!!! Hold Out!!!!!! Mu-to-oh! 50 years old, immobile, and still out-popping everything. BATT sure look older than they did 12 or 13 years prior when they last tagged at the Dome. Hell yeah! Ohtani literally walking into chops! Holy fucking rushing elbow pop. STF, where Chono is? Mutoh swearing and selling those machine gun chops. ICHAUZO BAKAYARO! Huge facewash spot. Mou Ikkai! Suimengiri! No way TK are losing with all this outsider offense. Kesagiri x2! Ohtani's tribute offense and Mutoh's facials made this memorable for sure. Daichi slaps Tenzan, head butt! He'll be back!
Main events time!
Makabe and Shibata could not have had a better match, holy shit, how good did Makabe look?! Amazing match. ****1/4ish
You give me Stan Hansen but you mute Sunrise and the weeeeeee?! Damn you, copyright! Sakuraba and co. Looking MMA-y. God, I love Sunconscious. Shinsuke Shuffle!
I punched the air at least 8 times in that match. Amazing. ****3/4
Some band called Breakerz? Nice song, yay, go away now please. Crowd seems to be digging it from a select camera shot.
Blah to the main. Weakest of their matches and blah the winner and blah to no challenger.