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post #401 of 2541 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 05:14 PM
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He had two really great matches against Hash where he looked good. Thought was a neat worker in FMW in the some of the 90s I've seen, but I don't really dig Tanaka overall either.

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This is where I am at now. Look, I have some non-MOTYC's here but does it really hurt anything? I apologize if it really offends someone on here but I think it does more good than harm.

ProWresBlog's Best of 2013:

January 2013
Polvora vs Titan - CMLL 1/1/2013 - Rating:***** - Best Match of January 2013
Meiko Satomura vs Yuhi - Zero-1 1/1/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Shuji Kondo vs Hiroshi Yamato - AJPW 1/2/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Antonio Cesaro vs Great Khali - WWE Main Event 1/2/2013- Rating:**1/2
Justin Gabriel vs Wade Barrett - WWE Main Event 1/2/2013 - Rating:***
Cage Match - Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe vs Ace's and 8's - TNA Impact Wrestling 1/4/2013 - Rating:***
The Uso's vs The Prime Time Players - WWE Superstars 1/4/2013 - Rating:***1/4
Yuji Nagata vs Minoru Suzuki - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 1/4/2013 - Rating:***
Davey Boy Smith Jr and Lance Archer vs Sword and Guns - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 1/4/2013 - Rating:***
Prince Devitt vs Low-Ki vs Kota Ibushi - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 1/4/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Katsuyori Shibata vs Togi Makabe - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 1/4/2013 - Rating:***
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kazushi Sakuraba - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 1/4/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kazuchika Okada- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7 1/4/2013 - Rating:***3/4
Pequeno Reyes Del Aire - CMLL 1/6/2013 - Rating****
Mistico II, Mascara Dorada and Titan vs Averno, Mephisto and Ephesto - CMLL 1/8/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler - WWE Main Event 1/9/2013 - Rating:***1/4
Falls Count Anywhere - Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio - WWE Smackdown 1/11/2013 - Rating:****1/2
TLC - Apolo vs El Mesias Ricky Banderas - WWC 1/13/2013 - Rating:***
Austin Aries vs Jeff Hardy vs Bobby Roode - TNA Genesis 1/13/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Cage Match - John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler - WWE Monday Night Raw 1/14/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Natalya vs Alicia Fox - WWE Saturday Morning Slam 1/19/2013 - Rating:**3/4
Estrellita, Luna Mágica, Silueta vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis - CMLL on Televisa 1/19/2013 - Rating:***
Wade Barrett vs Sheamus - WWE Friday Night Smackdown 1/25/2013 - Rating:***
Adam Page vs Silas Young - ROH TV 1/26/2013 - Rating:***1/4
Torneo Cibernetico - CMLL on Cadena Tres 1/26/2013 - Rating:***
Rush vs Terrible - CMLL on Cadena Tres 1/26/2013 - Rating:***1/4
Last Man Standing - The Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio - Royal Rumble 1/27/2013 Rating:***1/2
The Rock vs CM Punk - Royal Rumble 1/27/2013 - Rating:***
Marco Corleone, Titan and Valiente vs Averno, Dragon Rojo Jr. and Negro Casas - CMLL Guadalajara TV 1/26/2013 - Rating:***
January Wrestler of the Month - Titan (CMLL)

February 2012
Team Hell No vs Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara - WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2/1/2013 - Rating:***
Mascara Dorada, Titan and La Sombra vs Volador Jr., Mr. Aguila and Psicosis II - CMLL on Galavision 2/2/2013 - Rating:****
Tag Team Gauntlet - ROH TV 2/2/2012 - Rating:***1/4
Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpion - CMLL on CadenaTres 2/2/2013 - Rating:***1/2
Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Namajague - CMLL on Fox Sports Mexico 2/2/2013 - Rating:***1/4
Savio Vega vs Ray Fenix - WWC TV 2/3/2013 - Rating:***
Polvora vs Valiente - CMLL on Terra 2/3/2013 - Rating:***
Diamante, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Puma - CMLL on Terra 2/3/2013 - Rating:***
Daniel Bryan vs Rey Mysterio - WWE Monday Night Raw 2/5/2013 - Rating:***
CM Punk vs Chris Jericho - WWE Monday Night Raw 2/5/2013 - Rating:***

I still have to watch the Tanaka/Kanemoto vs Kondo/Hayashi tag, the new STARDOM show, some of the NJPW/CMLL stuff and Kenta/Morishima, but there's only so many hours in the day.
I havent seen Kenta/Morishima show up online yet.
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Can anybody post the links to the Noah matches from 1/27/13 because I havent seen them show up online yet.
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Crowd-o-meter rating is lame. Dead crowds happen and you're only cheating yourself if you base a match's success on crowd responses.
It's not like I said oh the crowd was dead so it's not a good match, only said the crowd being shit didn't help.
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Nevermind my post about the Noah matches I did find them.
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I have no problem with Tanaka's formula as long as it's a sprint or he's working with a guy who matches up well with his style. I love his dumb ass "let's just collide against each others" matches with Daisuke and I think Ishii makes his style work too.

I agree that most of his spots just come off like generic bullshit rather than meaningful stuff though. I'm just not that bothered by them because the kind of match he had against Ishii don't suffer that much because of them.

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Masato Tanaka vs Tomohiro Ishii - NJPW 03.02.2012
Man I wish Ishii would get singles matches with good workers. Pushing my luck I guess because a Ishii singles match at this point is still a novelty but after having great matches with Goto and Tanaka (x2 btw) just imagine if he got paired with someone who's actually a good worker. Even Makabe isn't the easiest of guys to have a great match with and he managed that.
Fuck all that rambling Seabs. Ishii had a near classic with Wataru fucking Inoue. And he did it TWICE.

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NJPW Road To The New Beginning 2/3

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Masato Tanaka(c) vs Tomohiro Ishii ~ ***1/2

War. That's all it was. For that, it was worth a watch. To be completely honest, it began to wear thin on me towards the end. I would have been just as satisfied if it ended at around 16 minutes or something. The crowd made the match for me. On account of Ishii's charisma getting them to love him tremendously the entire bout. I'm not even one of the guys on here who loathes Tanaka or anything, but his work fell flat for me during the latter half of the match. It was pretty continuous (tbf I guess a lot of the match was since it only had one direction - flat out punishment until one couldn't go anymore) and didn't come off as exactly impressive. All in all it was a straightforward match and one you'll probably have a good time viewing if you like a real bang em up slugfest. A top MOTYC? Not really. It's going to be a universally liked match. Not a universally loved match, imo. NJPW might as well push Ishii as the next NEVER champ. It might not have the importance or credibility like the other singles championships have, however if Ishii will never get his chance in singles with those divisions he might as well be used to elevate the status of the new gold and get a pretty deserving run out of it. Guy is good and the crowd loves him. Seems like the right factors to push a guy. Especially when the only competition atm is Masato Tanaka & the championship can be used to try something new.

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Originally Posted by Srdjan99 View Post
Dinastía & Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson-****
I didn't dig this as much as I'd have hoped. Some okay to good dives but it was neither well-produced nor spotty enough to make it truly great. The ending was such an obvious botch, too, but I'm glad Dinastía attempted to save it by acting as if his flip was more of a taunt than an attack.

Watch the minis match from last year. Three of the four guys from this match are there, and they're putting on a much better show. Still, this was almost like a house show in a way. Not critically good but it made you laugh/smile as it went along.

Rating: ★★★

Masato Tanaka Vs Tomohiro Ishii (NJPW 03/02/2013)

Outside of the lacklustre period that involved the table spot (and general tomfoolery out of the ring) this was a novel little match-up. Well, perhaps little wasn't quite the right wording but you get the gist.

There really isn't much to mention as nothing truly stands out or hasn't been said before aside from the JYD headbutts. I'm really not a fan of them but I'll secede that it worked within the story and that the moments leading up to it and after it were pretty great viewing. I swear I've seen this ending a myriad of times before this but no matter. The story here has been done a myriad more times yet it still hasn't lost its charm.

Nothing strong here but I wouldn't shrug it off as something below nomination level. I can see merit in HayleySabin and Seabs not thinking akin to that but I don't believe keeping it as a low nomination does a disservice to any other MotY contenders and because of that I'll put it in my list.
Rating: ★★★★

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Masato Tanaka vs. Tomohiro Ishii ****1/4

Takeshi Morishima vs. KENTA ****1/2- ****1/4

They are on YouTube and Dailymotion
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Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler- Main Event ****

Definetely MOTM. It was almost as good as the first Del Rio/Show LMS match


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