Monday, July 15, 2013

NJPW Kizuna Road 7/13/2013 Review

NJPW Kizuna Road 7/13/2013 Review

I'll be doing selected matches from this show.

Tomohiro Ishii & Alex Koslov vs Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku 

Ishii won with the brainbuster. Fun match with a little something for everyone. Suzuki and Ishii forearmed each other in the face, everyone played with the hat and Taka and Koslov mocked each other. This was better than expected and I liked it.

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Captain New Japan and Jushin Liger vs Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga and El Terrible

Anderson won with a cutter. Fun match here. Liger was really good, the heels were good heels, NJ got some near falls in and this was a good effort by all involved. Rating:***

Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI vs Prince Devitt and Bad Luck Fale

 Fale got the win over Yoshi with a thumb to the throat chokeslam. The match was okay but forgettable. The heels didn't cheat too much and both faces were pretty decent. Yoshi got to show off a little and fly some which was cool to see. Okada and Devitt worked well together.

Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Tetsuya Naito and La Sombra vs Masato Tanaka, Yujiro Takahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano and Takashi Iizuka
You can win by KO, pin, submission ,over the top rope, countout and DQ.

I think Tenzan and Izuka went out from a countout.
Yano got Kojima with a lowblow and a pin.
Sombra then got Yano right after for the pin.

Sombra takes out Nak
Somra gets eliminated
Naito and Tanaka got eliminated
Makabe eliminates Yujiro with a flying knee and a pin
Togi Makabe got the win over Yujiro with a flying knee. Good match. Nothing outstanding and it was still a house show match but it was fun for what it was and was better than regular tag matches. Sombra was probably the highlight here going against Nakamura. Rating:***

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