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This was announced as the Kaientai DX revival match and it's basically a Kaientai DX showcase instead of a passing of the torch type match. The indy side is really composed of a mix of guys from different organizations. Shinjitsu Nohashi is a Michinoku Pro guy who was heavily influenced and may have been trained by Jinsei Shinzaki. Not a MOTYC by any chance or a great match or anything that compares to peak Michinoku Pro Kaientai DX or even Michinoku Pro Skull 'n' Crossbones even and something that's just mostly fun watching for the nostalgia of watching Kaientai DX together once again.
These Indy Summit events are joint shows run by various Japanese organizations. This is the main event and it's a young, rookie Jr. showcase for some of the potential top stars from K-Dojo, Osaka Pro, DDT, Michinoku Pro and IWA JAPAN. At the time Ibushi was the youngest and was seen as the weak link in the match, but he's the one who's peaked the most out of all of these while others disappeared into obscurity. Given the companies these guys work in front of regularly, this is the biggest crowd a lot of them have ever worked in front of before. Given the participants here, the ones we get the most footage available for are Shanao, Tigers Mask, Ibushi and Kagetora. Shanao is Takuya Sugi who's wrestled all over the Japanese indies under a variety of aliases -- Sugi, El Blazer, Yoshitsune, Mini CIMA, The★Zest, etc. and he's also worked in AAA as Sugi. Tiger Mask is an Osaka Pro guy and was one of their aces for years. Kagetora is a former Dragon system guy. There's been some footage from K-Dojo, but I don't know of anyone who followed them close enough to actually give a proper opinion of PSYCHO, Oishi or Asahi, although Oishi was a guy who later broke out and worked in other places such as DDT and BJW where he was a member of MEN'S Teioh's MEN'S Club. This is a showcase match as I mentioned before, so the main point is to put on display all of the cool spots these guys can perform with a mix of a little comedy from Tigers Mask. With Shanao you know you'll get some cool looking spots and some horrendous botches and that's exactly what you get here from him. Everyone else was perfectly fine and no one particularly excelled with a groundbreaking performance or anything. The finishing stretch didn't go into overkill and the finish was pretty amazing with Ibushi pulling out a Golden Star Splash which was a 630 Phoenix Splash which is spot I've never seen anyone ever be able to replicate. Pretty fun match and something you should check out if you're into Japanese indies.