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  1. A pudgy black metal cosplayer teaming with a prettyboy against a japanese guy pretending to be black and another pretty boy dressed as Tarzan. The one thing that T2P got right is to supplement the spots with cool matwork and submissions: some of the execution here was a little soft (naturally), but the techniques were positively wonky and IWRG-like. Yoshino and Tsujimoto/YASSHI added some heel tactics to give this something to it beyond "young guys experimenting". The stuff between the spots was pretty lacking as always with these stomp-happy Toryumon guys, but they stuck to whacky submissions and tricked-out reversals, and it was for the better. Very fun experimental juniors match.
  2. This got **** 1/2 from Meltzer. As expected, the match was very fast and had a lot of slick moves. Also, Shiima had his heel faction at ringside, which added a semblance of a story to the bout, as TOKYO had half a dozen guys piling up on him when he ended up on the outside. The execution was fine and this wound up being a decent indy style match, altough the action was not the type that will leave a lasting impression on me.
  3. I will never not find T2P nifty. Sure, these matches are a littly exhibition-y, and you can't help but think that they could use some of the spots they throw out in the opening here for greater effect later, but they were experimenting after all. Surprised no US Indy has ripped off T2P yet, to be honest. I'll take this stuff over the movezzz matches that PWG et al are doing these days. And there is even a little story here, as you have a power vs. technique matchup and Ogawauchi attacks Kondo's legs to make up for Kondo's short distance lariat and slam attacks. Especially liked how Jun bumped huge for a Kondo german suplex to put over his strength. Ogawauchi lands some world class kick aswell that wouldn't look out of place if Daisuke Ikeda threw them. Some great counters in the last couple minutes. Come for the weirdo grappling, stay for the classier things. Surprised no T2P stuff made it into the Best of 2000s Japan project.
  4. This was a good trios match. The highlights were the opening Genki/Saito matwork, Shisa's highspots and all things Kenichiro Arai who is such a cool character. The Toryumon crew couldn't touch the 90s M-Pro guys and you could tell that they were more interested in putting together finishing stretches than the body of the mat (the rudo work in this match was pretty average), but this was in the 90s M-Pro style and a very fun, fresh take at it.
  5. Cool 7 minute match built around swank technical stuff. If Dragon Gate still has matches like these I'd really like to know about them. Kondo does some surprisingly nifty submission stuff and SAITO has some impressive swanky headstand moves. Some moves were a little slow, altough in their defense they were doing pretty intricate stuff and things didn't get exhibition-y.
  6. SUWA has hair, terrible acne and is dressed like the jerkiest kid in high school. Dragon Kid was only in his 2nd year of wrestling, but already a bonafide highspot machine. Again, Suwa has a heel faction at ringside that interferes very liberally. It's almost shocking how much this feels like the heel faction matches New Japan would do with the Bullet Club. The moves are better - in fact, the whacky twisting headscissors etc. look great, but the stuff in between is impossibly dry and you can tell they are just glueing spots together. SUWA wasn't as much of a prick as later on and this was merely an indicator of things that would plague Dragon System wrestlers and soon all of wrestling later on. However, because it went 8 minutes and not 16 or 45 the match didn't feel bloated.
  7. Talk about it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z8x3Sw_t_A&feature=youtu.be
  8. Talk about it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksdMvdNHufQ&feature=youtu.be
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