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Edwin posted a topic in July 2001This is a great little match and from what I've seen in APW, ROH and Noah, this is the best singles match I've seen Modest in. Modest does this cool drop toe hold cutoff on Ogawa where he stun guns him on the second rope early on before going after Ogawa's injured taped up left shoulder. Once Modest sees Ogawa's taped arm, he begins going after it with some neat looking arm yanks and armlocks. Modest also does a great job at stalling and playing up to the crowd and he makes them believe he can pull off the upset. However, his own overconfidence costs him. Great match.
This is sooooo much fun. Modest is a guy I didn't think much of before re-watching/watching a lot of these Noah matches, but he puts on a show here. Ever since his breakout singles match performance against Ogawa, back in July, Modest has really grown onto the local fans and he's made a name for himself. Here he does a great job at working over Ogawa's arm briefly with some nasty stuff that could easily dislocate someones shoulder. Unfortunately this doesn't go on for long given the match setting. They also pop the Michinoku Pro/Osaka Pro/Toryumon JAPAN wrestler on the ring apron is given opponents arm to pull and opponent reverses it and the guy on the ring apron ends up yanking his own tag partners arm which gets a big pop from the crowd. Everyone else looks good without taking the shine away from Modest. The finishing stretch is pretty neat as it's kept short and neat enough to not overstay it's welcome or head into overkill territory.