Join Date: Nov 2009
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Re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
AJPW Excite Series 2013 - Day 2
Burning (Jun Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kotaro Suzuki) vs. GET WILD (Takao Omori & Manabu Soya) & Kaz Hayashi
Burning's first fully televised match. This was great. And wow, the Burning guys seem so... fresh. They looked motivated as hell, and you could tell they're happy campers now. Fuck NOAH, seriously. Everybody had a story here: Omori giving Akiyama a nice warm welcome with stiff forearms, because they have a legitimate beef dating from the 90s, Manabu Soya trying to hang with those two, and trying to justify his pertnership with Omori, then there's Hayashi defending the honor of the Junior division, Kotaro and Kanemaru trying to send a message to the Juniors backstage, etc. Kotaro/Hayashi will be a gem down the road. Plus, the crowd was hot. Great match. Too bad this is the only fully televised Burning tag from the tour, but at least AJPW has uploaded clipped shows on their YT channel.