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Dimebags Brain
Feb 18, 2013





Dragon Gate Rainbow Gate, 6/21

MOTYC: Open the Brave Gate Championship - Kaito Ishida vs. Keisuke Okuda

Very good match, excellent story of Ishida being an absolute arrogant poo poo head and Okuda wanting to kick his dumb stupid rear end.

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MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


IceAgeComing posted:

hello I am a criminal

MOTYC: SEAdLINNNG Beyond the Sea Singles Title: Arisa Nakajima (c) vs Asuka, SEAdLINNNG Delivered To You 2020, 13th June

This is one of those matches that you could tell would be great from the moment they were announced. Asuka just gets wrestling more than 99% of other wrestlers despite still being very young and comparatively inexperienced and she gets how to change her style up with the promotion she's working and the opponent she has and Arisa Nakajima is the best big match wrestler around today; she wrestles a lot less than others but she always wrestles at this insanely high level in every match she works.

These big SEAdLINNNG main events have an intensity that a lot of other Joshi companies just can't match. They feel like this big time fights even though in this case they're wrestling in front of no fans because of a pandemic. I didn't even notice that botch and if there was something it didn't detract from the match, and the story of the match just worked really well. I forgot that no fans were present which I've never done before for any other no fan match.

I will nth this.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'd like to
speak to the moderator


HM: SANADA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Comedy, technique, nearfalls, this match had a bit of everything

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


HM: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SANADA - New Japan Cup Night 3 6/22

Match was feeling the lack of crowd, but it picked up so strong in the back half and had such a good ending I have no issue with giving it an HM nod.

Rarity posted:

HM: SANADA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Comedy, technique, nearfalls, this match had a bit of everything

Edit: Yep, that's a 2nd from me.

Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010



Fun Shoe

Rarity posted:

HM: SANADA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Comedy, technique, nearfalls, this match had a bit of everything

Agreed.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO - New Japan Cup Night 3 6/22

Just insane from start to finish, lariats and suplexes and just loving killing each other at an insane pace. Glorious. And that finish... holy fuccccck.

Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

Second behind Nagata/Suzuki for me, but goddamn yes this is a 2nd because what a loving match.

Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010



Fun Shoe

Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

nth forever.

Aesculus
Mar 22, 2013



Jerusalem posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO - New Japan Cup Night 3 6/22

Just insane from start to finish, lariats and suplexes and just loving killing each other at an insane pace. Glorious. And that finish... holy fuccccck.

Yes, I agree

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

Nth, tho I preferred Nagata Suzuki

Stanfield
Feb 2, 2008

...Can we have the radio?


Rarity posted:

HM: SANADA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Comedy, technique, nearfalls, this match had a bit of everything


Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

yea

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'd like to
speak to the moderator


MOTYC: SHO vs. Shingo Takagi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

What a loving finish

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

plusone

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

HM: Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., New Japan Cup 6/22

Didn't quite hit the peaks of a MOTYC but real loving good action

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Benne posted:

HM: Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., New Japan Cup 6/22

Didn't quite hit the peaks of a MOTYC but real loving good action

Yeah, really solid even if it seemed like both guys were going a little easier than normal.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'd like to
speak to the moderator


HM: Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Was expecting to go MOTYC but then the ending just came outta nowhere so HM it is

Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010



Fun Shoe

HM: Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr. New Japan Cup 22.06.

Great grapplefucking meets great striking and it was good.

Stanfield
Feb 2, 2008

...Can we have the radio?


Benne posted:

HM: Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., New Japan Cup 6/22

Didn't quite hit the peaks of a MOTYC but real loving good action

nth fun as heck match

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

MOTYC
22nd June
New Japan
New Japan Cup Round 1
Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr

ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010




Grimey Drawer

Rarity posted:

HM: SANADA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Comedy, technique, nearfalls, this match had a bit of everything

Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

Benne posted:

HM: Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., New Japan Cup 6/22

Didn't quite hit the peaks of a MOTYC but real loving good action

Nth


New Japan, it's good!

Aesculus
Mar 22, 2013



MOTYC: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, New japan Cup 22/06

What the gently caress

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

Aesculus posted:

MOTYC: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, New japan Cup 22/06

What the gently caress

Finishing stretch especially ruled

SG Bamboo
Aug 21, 2013

I will never shake your hand.

Ever.


Aesculus posted:

MOTYC: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, New japan Cup 22/06

What the gently caress

Taichi rules, Nth

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'd like to
speak to the moderator


Aesculus posted:

MOTYC: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, New japan Cup 22/06

What the gently caress

Yes, although this is partly for the post match angle

Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010



Fun Shoe

HM: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi New Japan Cup 22.06

A bit too sloppy for me to go MOTYC, but it does deserve a HM.

GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



I love Taichi and he put in an incredible performance but I can't in good conscience give that an MOTYC nod given how little Tanahashi contributed

MOTYC to Shingo/SHO

Stanfield
Feb 2, 2008

...Can we have the radio?


EDIT: Actually, thinking about it again it wasn't quite an HM for me.

Stanfield fucked around with this message at 13:20 on Jun 22, 2020

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Match was just a little off HM status for me, finish notwithstanding. Kinda shocked that I thought it was the weakest singles match on the card.

forkboy84 posted:

Finishing stretch especially ruled

Sorry to be pedantic, forkboy, I assume this is a second?

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

Jerusalem posted:

Match was just a little off HM status for me, finish notwithstanding. Kinda shocked that I thought it was the weakest singles match on the card.


Sorry to be pedantic, forkboy, I assume this is a second?

Aye, sorry, I hate phone posting because since getting a new phone the buttons aren't in quite the same place and I'm still really bad at typing on it 6 months later, but that was indeed a nth

Akileese
Feb 6, 2005



Rarity posted:

HM: SANADA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

Comedy, technique, nearfalls, this match had a bit of everything


Rarity posted:

MOTYC: SHO vs. Shingo Takagi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

What a loving finish

Cerebral Bore posted:

HM: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi New Japan Cup 22.06

A bit too sloppy for me to go MOTYC, but it does deserve a HM.


Cerebral Bore posted:

HM: Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr. New Japan Cup 22.06.

Great grapplefucking meets great striking and it was good.

nth

Punch McLightning
Sep 19, 2005

family sticks together





Grimey Drawer

Rarity posted:

MOTYC: SHO vs. Shingo Takagi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

What a loving finish

I'll HM this match.

Burn Down Canberra
Oct 27, 2005

GAME PLANS? We don't need no stinking game plans.



All from the new Japan cup 23/6

Motyc: SHO vs. Shingo
HM: ZSJ v Kota Ibushi
HM: Tanahashi v Taichi

Liked sanada v taguchi too but just fell short of an hm for me personally. Great show

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

HM
23rd May
Dramatic Dream Team
DDT TV #4
DDT Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title
Danshoku Dieno vs Antonio Honda

The first "cinematic" match I've loved, it's Dieno vs Honda nonsense, they do their usual bits, Honda does his Gon story and turns a bunch of people at ringside and the ref into his Gongitsune. And then it gets weird. A good spin on a well worn combo

blast0rama
Aug 13, 2003

Tingly.




Benne posted:

MOTYC: Shingo Takagi vs. SHO, New Japan Cup 6/22

Best match of the Cup so far

Yes.

This absolutely ruled. I can only imagine how much a crowd would've added, but this is currently my MOTY.

(For whatever it's worth, my other favs in the running were Okada/Ibushi, Stadium Stampede, and Bucks vs. Omega/Page.)

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Stanfield posted:

EDIT: Actually, thinking about it again it wasn't quite an HM for me.

Hey what was this? Because I already have your name down for a bunch of stuff including two that made the list thanks to your second.

Thanlis
Mar 17, 2011


forkboy84 posted:

MOTYC 22nd June, Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr

Nth -- this makes MOTYC for me because of the sequence where Zack kicks Ibushi lovingly just to piss him off, until Ibushi gets pissed off, kicks back, and Zack grabs his leg. Awesome bait tactics. Eventually Ibushi figures out that he's got to kick Zack by surprise.

Rarity posted:

MOTYC: SHO vs. Shingo Takagi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

What a loving finish

Cerebral Bore posted:

HM: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi New Japan Cup 22.06

Also nth for both of these.

NienNunb
Feb 15, 2012

still a threat



forkboy84 posted:

MOTYC
22nd June
New Japan
New Japan Cup Round 1
Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr

Rarity posted:

MOTYC: SHO vs. Shingo Takagi, NJPW New Japan Cup, 22/06

What a loving finish

Nth

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





Aesculus posted:

MOTYC: Taichi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, New japan Cup 22/06

What the gently caress

nth

Stanfield
Feb 2, 2008

...Can we have the radio?


Jerusalem posted:

Hey what was this? Because I already have your name down for a bunch of stuff including two that made the list thanks to your second.

Tana/Taichi

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SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007



MOTYC: Sho vs Shingo, Ibushi vs ZSJ

Thought both were great though Sho/Shingo is now my favorite of the no crowd matches I've seen. Sho wrestled like a heavy and he's gonna be IWGP champ some day

HM: Taichi vs Tanahashi - Finishing stretch got it up to HM for me

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