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Re: The 2019 MOTYC Thread

Yes to:

-Ibushi vs Ospreay - WK13 **** 1/2
-Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White **** (good match, White dumped Okada on his head pretty nasty with the second Rainmaker counter. It's still like watching Cody get this type of push, it isn't right because he's simply not that good.)
-Tetsuya Naito vs Chris Jericho - WK13 **** 1/4
-Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kenny Omega - WK 13 *****

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-Gauntlet - WK13 ** 3/4
-LIJ vs Suzuki-Gun vs R3K - WK13 ***
-Ishii vs ZSJ - WK13 *** 3/4
-GOD vs LIJ vs Young Bucks - WK13 ***
-Cody vs Juice Robinson - WK13 ** 1/2
-Taiji Ishimori vs KUSHIDA - WK13 *** 3/4



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Jay White vs Okada WK 13-****1/4

I know everyone talked about some of the WK matches being rushed but this was the only one that I really felt deserved and would have benefited from maybe 5 more minutes. But White has come so far and truly this was a monumental moment for him. He is certainly the most improved talent in just a year that I can recall. Okada going back to the rainmaker persona was great and the crowd was so into this. This actually got the best sustained reaction of the night and it was never dull. Great heavyweight classic style match.

Ospreay/Ishii/Goto vs Cobb/Kushida/Nagata New Years Dash-****

What a cracking 6 man this was. Nagata is still the man and I am salivating for a match with Ishii like now. They also built to Goto/Cobb well and I'm always down for Ospreay/Kushida as they have had 2 of my favorite Jr's matches in recent memory. This ruled and all 6 guys are studs.
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YES to:

-LAX vs The Lucha Brothers - Impact Homcoming **** Great match, if a little to many big impact finishers used and then kickouts.

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-Willie Mack vs Sami Callahan - Impact Homcoming - *** 1/2
-Eli Drake vs Abyss (Monsters Ball) - Impact Homcoming * (don't like hardcore)
-Tessa Blanchard vs Taya Valkryrie - Impact Homcoming *** (good match, a little to sloppy with to much fuckery)
-Johnny Impact vs Brian Cage - Impact Homcoming *** (fuckery finish, Cage gets his shoulder up before the 3 count that gets counted anyway.



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YES to Dragon Lee vs. El Barbaro Cavernario - CMLL Super Viernes 04/01

I don't watch CMLL much, but I remember watching a great lightning match with both of these guys about a year or two ago. I'm glad I checked this out, because it was just tremendous.

Cavernario was just ruthless from the opening bell, mauling Lee and violently throwing him around outside. He even went for the mask and ripped it clean off, all the while showboating and being arrogant enough to cost himself a fall in the process. The third fall was the longest, starting with a tremendous comeback by Dragon Lee who was going ham with massive dives that almost resembled diving spears, which eventually turned into these huge moves thrown by both guys for a bunch of great near falls. Lee eventually won making the full comeback.

There was a ton of great heat here, and if I could give this any criticism, its that this ref had the most dramatic slow count ever, although I guess he was just older or something. IT felt kinda goofy at times. Still, tremendous match!

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That's Lucha for ya. There's always referee fuckery. You'll get used to it after a bit. (and it will always be there)

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That's Lucha for ya. There's always referee fuckery. You'll get used to it after a bit. (and it will always be there)
I figured it was a normal thing, given how many times it happened.

But I was actually getting somewhat annoyed by how slow it was at times. It felt like Earl Hebner's dramatic slow counts, only done times ten

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And we all know wrestling doesn't need anything else reminding us of Earl Hebner.

Consider it a lucky exchange that the old, fat ref was an old fat ref, and not one that tried to go heel mid-match for reasons nobody can explain. Potential MONTERREY LOGIC.
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Reminder that CMLL couldn't even keep heel ref fuckery out of the fucking LA Park v. Rush feud last year, where at the best the "fuckery" should be the ref accidentally getting in the way and becoming squished bulldozed mince meat.

I haven't got around to Caveranrio/Lee yet but big recommendation to Cavernario against Soberano Jr last year in March for a ruthless Cavernario beat down. If I actually put my 2018 list from best to worst it might have landed in the top 5. Their rematch in July is very good too, though not on the same level.

EDIT - slow ref counts aren't uncommon, I think it is a way to try to add more drama to the match, yeah, but it really can be jarring.


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Thought you were going to add there already was a Cavernario vs Soberano match from this year. Almost got very red mark out smiley because that first 2018 match is still around top three for last year. Need to see this July match now.

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Re: The 2019 MOTYC Thread

Yes to:

-Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs KUSHIDA, Jeff Cobb & Yugi Nagata - New Years Dash 19' - ****


The rest of the show wasn't bad, it just didn't have the big surprise. Jesus it's gonna be painful to watch White be the IWGP champion after Osaka.



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