YES to Private Party vs The Young Bucks - AEW: Dynamite 10/9/19
Private Party really are better than I expected them to be. These two were great in this match, matching the athleticism of the Bucks easily, and special credit to Kassidy for selling his back really well following the powerbomb onto the ramp. Bucks were, well, the Bucks as per normal, but they did a really good job of putting over Private Party as a legit team, especially with the huge upset win that had the crowd going crazy. An electric opener this was.
Oh and Royal's Quest was much fun! Shame it took me months to sit down and actually properly watch it.
NO but Recommended - Birds Of Prey (Robbie Eagles & Will Ospreay) vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori - NJPW: Royal Quest ***3/4
NO to Tomohiro Ishii vs KENTA - NJPW: Royal Quest
This was great initially, with KENTA being a tremendous bad guy and just heeling it up to the crowd. However, he did suffer a concussion following that german, and a lot of the match is just difficult to watch and enjoy in any aspect because of it. A shame because this probably would have ended up being a tremendous match, you could see it with some of the sequences following the german (Ishii’s near fall after GOD ran in was top). I hope they get the chance to do a proper match one day, and I hope KENTA is okay, he looked in real ROUGH shape.
YES to Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Zack Sabre Jr.
Not their best match, but I really never get tired of them grappling one another and the fantastic chemistry they always seem to have. We got all of their trademark spots, some real nice near falls, and to my surprise Tanahashi won! Good match!
YES to Kazuchika Okada vs Minoru Suzuki
An absolute treat this was! First off, this crowd was amazing, eating up everything these two were doing and going batshit crazy at points and it just made the match so much better. In particular, their reactions during those long striking segments was so goddamn great, as was the segments themselves. I was giggling when Suzuki was just flooring Okada to the awe of the crowd. Really, the last 2/3rds of this match was insanely fun, full of great counters and great slugfests, and the aura they had the entire match was something else. The only negative is that it took a good 10 min to really get going for me, although I did like cocky Suzuki early on. This was one of the best matches these two have had, and I wish I was in that crowd.