Dec 24 2011, 07:40 PM
Oh, New Japan booking, you and your upsets. Another match where I was sure who was going to win and I was surprised. So I guess the early stages of the G1 were about giving both Muto and Hashimoto an early loss so they could fight back from it. This was a really solid, hard-fought back, but it's pretty slow-paced. I think some people will really dig it because of the stiffness. I liked it myself, but it felt a little on the bland side. The Tokyo Dome match from earlier in the year is the Hashimoto/Sasaki match you want to see.
Jul 1 2012, 02:32 AM
I thought this was mostly boring with good things in between. The chops while on knees spot was nice. The restholds were not. Felt more like a house show match than a G1 match