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[2015-11-17-DDT] Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yohei Komatsu vs HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka

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The atmosphere is really great in a completely different way to good DDT audiences. Really enjoyed the atmosphere on this match. There are crazy people in this building trying to chant for Komatsu and then the DDT fans start booing them. Tanahashi is the most hated person in Korakuen Hall, after he said HARASHIMA sucked following a really bad Sumo Hall match between the two. I absolutely loved this one though. The sight of Tanahashi struggling to put Ohka and his shitty jeans in a Boston crab is fantastic. The thought of Tanahashi selling for Ohka is also great. Ohka is really great in this match, him and Tanahashi meshed together incredibly well throughout. Tanahashi really tries in this match without having to do anything too crazy, throwing a wild dropkick at HARASHIMA, brawling outside and riling up the audience. Komatsu also gets a ton of heat. Great heeling by him, and the crowd cheers when he wipes out Tanahashi on a dive. He also gets some shine with a great spot where he reverses HARASHIMA's somato into the boston crab. He escapes and Ohka hits Tanahashi with the FIRE SPEAR, which allows HARASHIMA to hit the somato and pin Komatsu.

Tanahashi does a power point presentation after the match and everyone is happy. He says he'll do DDT's election, which didn't happen as NJPW and DDT stopped working together shortly afterwards but he really should do it. It'd be great, I'd vote for him.

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The heat was off the chants for this match. The crowd solidly behind the DDT guys and Tanahashi and Komatsu ran with it. The New Japan guys started off with attacks on the outside attempting to brawl before the ref gained control and got them in the ring. Stuff like that, they played the subtle heels the entire match, not necessarily cheating but being ultra aggressive and acting super cocky, especially Tanahashi. Ohka was excellent in this match, his selling was great, his offence looked good, he had a great performance overall. He brought loads of fire which allowed the crowd to get behind him even more than they already were. HARASHIMA didn't do much until the end but what he did was awesome. His interactions with Tanahashi were very heated and I can totally buy in the dislike between the two. Fantastic performances from both teams and a very hot Korakuen Hall crowd. Great mix. ****1/2

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