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Yes To: Jacob Fatu vs 'Filthy' Tom Lawlor ****1/4

Short and brisk (ish) but that's exactly what it needs. Great early brawling section with Fatu launching Lawlor into the guardrails, with Lawlor taking some hard bumps. Then because he is hurt, Lawlor has to go for the finihs early, constantly jumping on Fatu's back trying to lock on the rear naked choke but Fatu's size allows him to throw Lawlor off. Some nutty counters like a handstand from Fatu to block the cutter!!! Definitive finish too, which I always love. Great match.

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Yes To: Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard ****1/4

Sami isn't everyone's cup of tea but he is mine and I thought he was absolutely terrific in this match bell-to-bell. His body language to his facial expressions screamed evil and aggression and it fit the early tone perfectly. I loved the way his offence changed and adapted once he started to respect Tessa abilities and she started to make some great comebacks. The way Tessa sold for Sami and her overall underdog performance was great. The post match angle was great too. Love Sami, love Tessa. Great main event.
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Tessa vs. Callihan - ***3/4

They naturally go with Callihan doing most of the work on top, while Tessa fights from underneath. It proves to be a winning dynamic with both rocking their roles pretty greatly the whole way through - Callihan is an awesome evil & brutal sleazebag while Tessa rules with her fiery & intense babyface work. The way the thing progresses with Sami at first being real cocky about his brutalization, to ultimately being shocked & low-key desperate about not being able to put Tessa away, is great stuff. The piledriver kickout perfectly showed that progression, and was probably my favorite moment of the entire match. Very, very good stuff overall.

And one of the biggest surprises of the year...

"Big" "Mike" Michael El"G1"n vs. Brian Cage - ***3/4

I never in a million years would've thought that I'd end up LOVING a match between these two, but here we are. This kicked so much ass. The beginning perfectly sets up the pace for what's about to come, as they collide in explosive fashion right from the get go. From that moment on, it's just borderline balls-to-the-walls bombfest action with the two, especially Big Mike, brutalizing one another in very compelling fashion. The length was just about perfect for the way they went with it, too. An absolutely awesome match with a big A.

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Tessa vs. Callihan - ***3/4

They naturally go with Callihan doing most of the work on top, while Tessa fights from underneath. It proves to be a winning dynamic with both rocking their roles pretty greatly the whole way through - Callihan is an awesome evil & brutal sleazebag while Tessa rules with her fiery & intense babyface work. The way the thing progresses with Sami at first being real cocky about his brutalization, to ultimately being shocked & low-key desperate about not being able to put Tessa away, is great stuff. The piledriver kickout perfectly showed that progression, and was probably my favorite moment of the entire match. Very, very good stuff overall.

And one of the biggest surprises of the year...

"Big" "Mike" Michael El"G1"n vs. Brian Cage - ***3/4

I never in a million years would've thought that I'd end up LOVING a match between these two, but here we are. This kicked so much ass. The beginning perfectly sets up the pace for what's about to come, as they collide in explosive fashion right from the get go. From that moment on, it's just borderline balls-to-the-walls bombfest action with the two, especially Big Mike, brutalizing one another in very compelling fashion. The length was just about perfect for the way they went with it, too. An absolutely awesome match with a big A.

Impact vs Swann was a fun match too but when Swann went to the top rope and Impact did a complete 180 degree turn to get in the correct position.....yeah he should have just commited to being in the wrong position at that point because that kinda took me out of the match.

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NO but recommended

Daisuke Sekimoto & Takuya Nomura vs Yuji Okabayashi & Kazumi Kikuta - BJW 6/30/19

Another worthy preview for the July 21st title match between Yuji and the young gawd. The matchups you think will be dope (Okabayashi vs Takuya & Daisuke) are dope, Kikuta is fine but everytime he's in, the match comes down a notch or two, the good thing is that his participation is minimal for the 2nd half of the match. I think this can be more appreciated if you've seen the other preview tags between Yuji and Takuya - sadly, the Korakuen Hall show were Nomura finally beats Okabayashi in a tag after like 6 straight Ls hasn't surfaced yet , but the three other tags that are out there are also worth checking out -, though the last 4 minutes are undeniably great, with an awesome young star doing everything to take down the monster champ. There's also a sequence were Yuji goes full beast mode that's he even treated Daisuke like he was nothing.


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Impact vs Swann was a fun match too but when Swann went to the top rope and Impact did a complete 180 degree turn to get in the correct position.....yeah he should have just commited to being in the wrong position at that point because that kinda took me out of the match.
Yeah, I definitely enjoyed Swann vs. Impact as well. Really dug Impact's douchebag act all the way through & LOVED the Bravo inclusion. Very strong & solid 3.25 starz from me Can understand that spot taking you out of the match though, but I personally just kind of shrugged it off.
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BOTSJ night 8

Sho Tanaka vs Marty Scurll-****1/4

This might be one of the most complete and compelling 12 minute matches I've ever seen. Sho continues to just rise up and the crowd is so behind him here. Marty is his usual self but the pace here was a little different for him. They get a great climax out of the time they are given too, fantastic sprint.

Bandido vs Will Ospreay-*****

So 1 night after a 5* classic with El-P Willy does it again back to back. This match really reminds me of Eddie and Rey from Havoc 97 in its innovative nature and dynamic. Bandido is actually the star here for me and for once somebody outdoes young William. A breathtaking back and forth contest that is hard hitting and feels like a fight. I was pulling hard for Bandido by the finish and so was Korauken, a match everyone should see.

Dragon Lee vs Shingo Takagi-*****

So when I had heard people say night 8 might be the best BOTSJ event of all time I knew it would come down to this match, and my God they somehow delivered after an absolute classic. While not as innovative as the previous match, these 2 just fucking kill each other. For me this is Dragon Lee's best performance I've seen and a great babyface reaction for him as well. The finishing stretch is otherworldly and had me jumping out of my seat literally. Shingo is an animal and probably right next to William as the best pro wrestler on the planet right now.

Both of these matches are just incredible.
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Shingo Takagi vs. Michael Oku from RevPro 'Ungovernable' is NO but recommended
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BOTSJ Night 9

Will Ospreay vs Ren Narita-****1/4

One of the best under 10 minute matches I've ever seen. A fantastic sprint where Ospreay gives Narita so much before putting him away. At this point Willy is just pulling 4* matches out of just about anyone. Rens offense was great here though and he has a bright future. Banging match.

Dragon Lee vs Titan-****1/4

Probably one of more underrated matches of the tournament for me. It's big negative being they do go a little over the top with the best friends stuff as these guys are supposed to be killing each other. But technically this is unreal and these guys clearly know each other like the back of their hands.

Rocky Romero vs El Phantasmo-*****

This is the match that to me solidifies this tournament as the best BOTSJ of all time and honestly it's right there with some of the best G1s. To me, this is a very rare kind of match that just had all the right elements. This match is the essence of what makes me a fan of pro wrestling. It had heart and a story that you just cant replicate. Rocky earned that moment and that is undeniable. Elp is a dastardly that you love to hate who is also a really fucking good performer and pro wrestler. Yes this match isnt as technically sound as some of the others in this tourney and it does have the ref bump stuff but to me it only made it better. The crowd was absolutely nuclear for Rocky and the layout of the match only fueled that fire. Some incredible nearfalls down the stretch and sequences that just were beautiful yo watch. In a tournament with 3 or 4 other all time classic matches this isnt the best probably but it's the most important and enduring.
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2019 OTT WrestleRama 3 David Starr vs. WALTER - *****
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NJPW G1 Climax Day 2: Jay White vs. Hirooki Goto

One of the more built up to matches in the G1 with Goto trying to redeem himself and it lead to a fun match. Goto, who I'm usually not the biggest fan of, felt like he evolved here into a more crazed side of himself to win. I hope that he can continue to bring that side out.

Also recommending Shingo vs. Juice from the same match. And impressive opener from the B Block.



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