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Wrestle Kingdom 12
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:37:35 PM »
Anyone catch any/all of WK12?

So far I've watched Cody/Ibushi, Omega/Jericho, and Naito/Okada. Pretty good stuff, but WK11 was better so far.
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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 11:15:18 PM »
I catch NJPW when it comes on local station, i havent seen it on my queue yet.

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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 02:05:24 AM »
Gonna watch it Saturday. Might help with the sadness the Titans will bring me that day. :(


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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 02:52:07 AM »
People are saying it's Cody Rhodes's best match ever, thanks to Ibushi. Cody's rep has taken a hit in the past year, as he went from "Guy who proves that WWE doesn't know how to push its talent" to "Cody the *** Wonder", because he can never get over that hump and have GREAT matches.

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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 05:54:58 AM »
Glad to hear it was a good match.
I dont follow wrestling super close, so when i saw Cody challenge Okada last year, it was surprising/exciting, but maaan what an underwhelming plodding match that was.
Plus i hate he cant use the full Cody Rhodes moniker, that is just shit.

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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 11:34:44 AM »
I actually think the BEST aspects of Cody/Kota were Cody's brilliant heelwork. He was a true, old school asshole that whole match, so when Kota overcame him, it made him look like a million bucks.

The match should have had more time, though. They could have used 20 minutes to work with.
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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 12:49:50 AM »
I actually think the BEST aspects of Cody/Kota were Cody's brilliant heelwork. He was a true, old school asshole that whole match, so when Kota overcame him, it made him look like a million bucks.

The match should have had more time, though. They could have used 20 minutes to work with.
Yeah, this was more entertaining than Cody's Okada match. Agree on it could/should have been longer.

Watching the show a bit at a time.
Tanahashi's match was okay. That kid had no business such a huge match on such a big stage, but, at least he got a chance, that would never happen in WWE.
The Y2J/Omega match was fun story telling.
The build up, the match (each carried the other in certain spots), the outcome. All great.

Thats as far as i've gotten. 

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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 06:55:00 AM »
Damn, Okada, just drop the belt already.
I admit the guy is good, but its about time. He's broken several records, including one the night before this match. 
A win for Naito would have really started off his title run on a terrific note.
 

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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 08:50:32 AM »
I was cheering for Naito because he's my favorite guy in NJPW, and I've seen the "Okada should have lost" sentiment around a lot.

But I don't mind. I hate the predictability of guys dropping titles as soon as they break records. And Okada is maybe the best pro wrestler on the planet for the last 2 years+. I'm fine with his holding the belt for darn near ever. These kinds of runs are good for the business, I feel.

Besides, he really should hold that strap until Okada/Omega IV.
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Re: Wrestle Kingdom 12
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 12:03:36 AM »
I dont know what it is about the guy he just rubs me the wrong way.
I see him as a heel passing for a face.
I prefer my heels out of the closet after this long.
He puts on great matches, i will never say he doesn't.

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