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Tetsujin

Member Since 12 Dec 2017
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In Topic: Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 01/04/18)

06 January 2018 - 06:55 PM

Even if the first half suffers a bit from lack of hate and violence, that changes when the blood appears and it became a great match. I agree with Y2J being the best man there, but I have to give Omega some credits too. He had to guide 2018 Chris Jericho through a NJPW big Dome match, and he had to get out of his confort zone to do it. He still needs to learn how to sell exhaustion and accumulated pain throughout a whole match, though. ****1/4.

In Topic: Wrestle Kingdom 12

06 January 2018 - 06:41 PM

I haven't seen it yet, but I'd say it has to beat:
 
HHH last man standing (Fully Loaded 2000)
Benoit ladder match (Royal Rumble 2001)
HHH quad tear tag (RAW 5/01)
TLC III (Smackdown 5/01)
Shawn Michaels ladder match (No Mercy 10/08)
The Rey series in '09


I'll add Punk/Y2j from WM XXVIII, one of the most underrated matches ever imo.

In Topic: Wrestle Kingdom 12

04 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

He kinda is, but no way at the same league as Naito.

In Topic: Greatest Match Ever Project

04 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

OMG! I'm here thanks to GWE so I'm very happy to see this. Awesome stuff :)

In Topic: Wrestle Kingdom 12

04 January 2018 - 09:28 AM

Didn't watch the Rumble.

Opener match was fine; nothing more, nothing less. Glad they're taking the division seriously, but I wanted RPG 3K to win and became the true kings of the mountain.

Gauntlet match was mediocre as expected, but hey Ishii is champion of something.

Cody vs Ibushi was a good match, nice body and great climax. So happy they put Kota over, I'm no way a Cody fan (anymore, loved him in WWE).

I liked KES vs LIJ, the heat segment was golden and EVIL'S hot tag too. Would have prefered if they had a few more minutes 'cause the win felt too easy.

MiSu/Goto was great. Stiff, dramatic, without Suzuki-Gun... All I could ask for. Post-match was awesome too, Suzuki's the most badass wrestler alive when he wants to.

The F4W was nice, with some cool moments and some dull ones. Crowd didn't give a shit about Scurll/Ospreay, loved it. Hiromu cleaning the house near the end was amazing :'(

I wasn't too focused when the IC match happened, and I need a rewatch, but I loved White's offensive in this. Tanahashi was good enough. Repeat, I need a rewatch.

Omega/Y2j was fucking great. First half was funny, but when the bladejob happened the magic started. What a Jericho performance, his best one since... 2012? So cool. And thanks to Omega for not choosing his classic big match formula against such opponent, it was the right call.

Aaaand finally the main event.


That was WK 12, everybody!!!





Ok, fine. The ME was Incredible, nothing new in terms of NJPW's big match formula but the special feeling was there at every moment, because it was THE moment. Naito's moment, the fans moment. Aaaand it wasn't. And that was horrible. And they fucked up the most beautiful tittle-chase story since Bryan. And no, next year is not going to be the same. Terrible ending for a pretty good show (and a terrific match).