Jan 27 2011, 06:23 PM
I think this is my favorite NJ tag of the year thus far. Nice mixture of wrestling and brawling, with great build from beginning to end. Chono and Tenzan are great at heeling it up, and Tenzan in particular hits everything really well. Chono is really good, but in a different way, as I like Chono more for being so sinister than I do for what he does in the ring, although he's definitely not bad. Low blowing Iizuka and getting a hot nearfall off ot it was awesome. Nice to see Iizuka as something other than a punching bag for the Steiners. Yamazaki is always reliable for some great kicks, and there's a fun spot where he and Iizuka double grapevine Chono. This could potentially creep up on some of the low end MOTYCs on this set. It doesn't touch the All Japan tags for me, but it's really good in its own right.
Jan 28 2011, 12:22 AM
Since you enjoyed Yamazaki & Iizuka a couple times, I'll recommend you check out them vs Tenryu & Araya in WAR from November '96. It's the match I most regret not having suggested for this...
Mar 19 2011, 08:19 PM
I tried watching this twice but couldn't get into it. Yamazaki and Chono were good but Tenzan just bored me.