Re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Jado & Gedo vs Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Kengo Mashimo & TAKA Michinoku - NJPW 03.03.2013
Really fun with more than enough greatness thrown in to make this a MOTYC for me. Juniors shtick is great. It's always great with them 3. TAKA bumping when Archer or Smith bodyslam someone and he's standing on the apron is the greatest spot ever. It's almost better when the camera barely catches it and you just see TAKA bump off the apron to the floor when it happens. Need more multi mans with TAKA and Taichi tagging with Archer and/or Smith so they can recreate the greatest spot ever when they both bump off the apron like total lunatics over and over again when the big men do consecutive bodyslams. Goon TAKA isn't far behind M-Pro TAKA and that TAKA was the fucking best. Match really picks up into great territory when Ishii gets his run and does what Ishii does best. Okada/Suzuki final run was good and I dug the finish. If I was nitpicking I'd fault Mashimo for being pretty bad and Okada for looking lost at times. I guess I just did. Nitpicking though. I can't remember the last time I actually watched Okada do his rainmaker pose. Everytime he does I immediately look for Gedo doing his version of it.
Nakamura/Archer was kinda bad I thought. Ref bump nonsense just killed the match flat as soon as they were building momentum. Match was very so so before that though. Devitt/Tanahashi I liked and thought was good but just below MOTYC status.