I didn't like either day five match.
KENTA vs. SANADA was average enough at sub-15 minutes last year, so they go for the half hour main event this time? This is your textbook example of long main event when not needed. It was excruciatingly slow and bad, with KENTA playing the Jr. heavyweight version of EVIL. The number of ref bumps was so absurd I had to laugh. SANADA has a new finisher but could use a new personality if he's ever going to be pushed further.
Naito vs. Owens was ok and inoffensive, but again felt very slow with Naito working at half-speed and Owens not being someone you'll get a very good match out of unless its a motivated top-level wworker.
It felt like a very lazy day despite them being in Nagoya, a region that has turned out in good numbers for NJPW going back decades.
Not the best NJC so far but the best is probably yet to come. Goto vs. Kyle Fletcher on the next show could be good and Tama vs. Henare has the potential to surprise if they work at their best recent standard.
Goto is still my dark horse pick for the tournament with it being his anniversary year... so watch him go out later.