This Saitama Pro show is being held in a high school gym and has a larger crowd than the one in December that I’ve already watched. You’d think it was some A-list celebrity entering the building the way the fans sprint from one end of the arena to the other to get photos of Bauxite, as it is it’s a guy dressed up like a giant robot! Not only does he look like a robot, but with the short, staccato steps he moves like one too. It appears Bauxite has no idea what’s going on despite the official trying to point him in the direction of Tobita, seemingly more interested in all the people watching. A fed up Tobita grabs the ring announcer’s chair, takes a seat and sinks a beer. He tosses the can away but that finally catches Bauxite’s attention. Seeing the metal discarded and thrown away like that riles the robot up and he wallops Tobita over the head with one of his metal box hands (something that made me laugh out loud). He only just beats the ref’s ten count in getting back to his feet and Bauxite then proceeds to continually clobber him around the head and body with those boxed hands. The match continues in that vane until Tobita picks up one of the ring mats and uses it to knock off Bauxite’s hands. Fisherman buster! Tobita with the headscissors choke but the robot doesn’t tap, so he covers him in the mats and piles on top for the cover.
While I had no idea what was going on in December, I sort of got this. Maybe having watched that previous match I now knew what to expect. A couple of genuine laugh out loud moments and a fun little ten minutes. Roll on Drill Baba, Watermelon Head and the Ghost!