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Boss Rock

Member Since 25 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:07 PM
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In Topic: Dragon Lee vs Hiromu Takahashi (NJPW BOSJ 5/25/18)

Yesterday, 05:04 PM

Probably one of the lesser battles between these two, but that doesn't mean it wasn't great. You're always guaranteed a lot of chops, suplexes (a bit too many no-sells for my taste) and dives. Lee has been a bit less explosive this tournament due to recovering from his knee injury, but he was still on point. I'd argue the wrong guy went over, but this was still an awesome match.

 

****1/4.


In Topic: Kento Miyahara vs Naomichi Marufuji (AJPW Super Power Series 5/24/18)

25 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

Terrific follow-up to the CC finals. The finishing stretch is the hottest of fire, but the way they get there is really good. Marufuji is the wily veteran who is literally one step ahead while Kento is the hotshot ace looking to prove himself after his previous failure. Great selling by Kento, great offensive sequences, and the finishing stretch is tremendous. ****1/2.


In Topic: Your Wrestling Guilty Pleasure

25 May 2018 - 10:19 AM

Most dastardly heel of all-time he was.


In Topic: Current New Japan

25 May 2018 - 09:44 AM

Odd booking decisions aside (having Taiji not go undefeated after such a strong debut), Best of the Super Juniors is already loads better than last year. Low bar to clear I know, but it helps they have less SZKG guys pulling shenanigans (although Kanemaru still bores me to tears). Volador was also a guy who sounded great on paper but had little to no chemistry with anyone other than KUSHIDA. The A Block is still rather sparse but Tiger Mask has been turning in some solid grumpy vet performances, ACH has stepped up in a big way, YOH is impressing, and Will is on a two-month hot streak.


In Topic: Matt Riddle vs Will Ospreay (OTT ScrapperMania IV 5/12/18)

25 May 2018 - 07:36 AM

Really liked this match a lot and was a fitting conclusion to this "trilogy" (we all know there will be more). The action got a little too fast-paced at times, but both guys did a great job selling the damage and fatigue. Ospreay in particular has done a tremendous job selling since the Sakura Genesis match with Marty and has really come into his own as a babyface. I also loved the learned psychology as Ospreay would not allow himself to be overwhelmed early like the first two matches and knew he needed to be just as aggressive as Riddle to keep up. Seeing frequent opponents "wise up" and implement a better gameplan is one of my favorite things in wrestling, and it made for an extremely satisfying conclusion with Ospreay finally getting that elusive win.

 

Now it's Mike Bailey's turn. ****1/4.