New Japan iPPV feedback such as it is

Thumbs Up
Best Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs.  Minoru Suzuki
Worst Match: Six Man Opener (Wasn't actually that bad)
Hi Dave,
Since the show started at 9am for me I was able to watch it live.  Overall it was a great show and well worth the $25. The stream was great quality the whole way through with no problems. 
I'm hoping they continue to offer the service because I'd gladly buy them all.
The main event was a legit strong MOTY candidate for me.  Very hard hitting and very technical.   Everything that happened mattered and it built to a great finish.  Tanahashi has been the best main event wrestler in the world for the past few years and Suzuki more than held up his end of the bargain here.  Actually he was pretty great. 
The undercard was the usual solid New Japan card.  The opening couple of matches were fun.  Alex Koslov is a much better fit as Rocky Romero's partner than Davey Richards was. 
Low Ki vs. Ibushi was good.  The tag team title match was fine and and Naito vs. Yujiro served its purpose. 
The same can be said for the Shibata and Sakuraba tag match.  I think Sakuraba has limited uses going forward in terms of singles matches but he's fine in tags where he can come in, do some moves and get out.  Shibata can obviously still go.  The crowd really came alive for this one also.

Nakamura vs. Goto was also good which was to be expected given who they are. 
Okada vs. Anderson was terrific.  Okada has grown so much this year to become one of the best workers in the world.  Everything he does, he does very well.  Anderson has also really emerged as a consistently great singles wrestler.  Their finishing stretch here was great.  

From top to bottom this was a great card that people really should try and watch.  The replay was up and running within an hour of the live show finishing.
Patrick McHugh

Send us a news tip:

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news from this site or from our newsletters, please include a link to

For the most in-depth and detailed news and analysis on pro-wrestling and MMA, always turn to Four Weekly Online, the #1 website of its kind on the Internet. Members receive online access to both the Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly newsletters and growing archives, Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer three times per week, the popular Bryan and Vinny Show three times per week, additional radio shows including Figure Four Daily with Alvarez, Mike Coughlin's Five Star Radio, the Dr. Keith Lipinski Show, The Adam and Mike Big Audio Nightmare, Tough Talk and the Karl Stern Wrestling History Show, the infamous BOARD, and more! Members also have full access to the thousands of hours of audio in our radio show archives which date back to 2005. For your convenience, we offer secure online payments using your VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover card or PayPal account. Don't miss out on the fun, sign up now! Don't miss out on the fun, sign up now!

Want full access? QUICK AND EASY SIGN-UP, AS LOW AS $9.99 PER MONTH!