0% » 20% – Terrible match. Characterised by short matches with sloppy execution and no worthwhile combat psychology emulation.
20% » 40% – Below average match. Normally these matches will be affected by execution errors and a lack of entertaining action.
40% » 60% – Average match. Some degree of fictional combat well presented, good execution, and enjoyable action.
60% » 80% – Above average match. Unique or well conceived micro-storylines/psychology with excellent execution.
80% » 100% – Excellent match. High intensity, edge-of-the seat action that presents a well conceived and executed narrative.
Any match over 50% is considered worth seeing.
Any match 90% and over is comparable with a 5 star rating.
Hey guys Charles here to give you my thoughts and notes from NOAH’s 7/24/2010 Event. As you may or may not the know the site is down due to an update to the server, so I will be going back to my original way of posting material for the time being with the facebook note system. So without further hesitation let’s get to the event.
1. Ishimori Taichi & Ricky Marvin vs. Asian Cooger & Matsuyama Kanjuro
~ Good opening match, on the Osaka side Matsuyama brought the comedy moments while Cooger brought the wrestling. Marvin was looking pretty unamused in this match and was not taking to kindly to what Osaka brought to the table in this match, especially Matsuyama.
[59%] All in all it was a good opener and was enjoyable.
2. Inoue Masao & Taue Akira vs. Okita Takashi & Miyahara Kento
~ This was alright match, Taue is turning into a creepy old man in my opinion or atleast a little too touchy / feely of a few manly parts.
[49%] All in all not as good as the opener, but it is showing the growth of Okita & Miyahara and as far as I am concerned they should be jumping up the ranks anytime now.
3. Saito Akitoshi, Sano Takuma & Masashi Aoyagi vs. Mohammed Yone, Kanemaru Yoshinobu & Hirayanagi Genba
~ [54%] Another descent match, if you have not seen Kanemaru as of late he has gotten into really good shape and he shows it in the ring as well. There was nothing too great in the match, but it was fun for good nonetheless.
4. Takayama Yoshihiro & Ogawa Yoshinari vs. Morishima Takeshi & Nakajima Katsuhiko
~ [64%] Good battle, and Nakajima was giving it to Takayama, I wouldn’t mind seeing a real one on one match between them two in the near future. Especially if it mean putting over Nakajima in some fashion.
5. Shuhei Taniguchi Rush 10 Match Series 9th: Sugiura Takashi vs. Taniguchi Shuhei
~ [73%] Taniguchi is definitely showing that he is a top contender in NOAH. He pretty much gave his all against his teacher Sugiura. I would rate this higher, but I feel we have only seen the beginning of something more in the near future.
~~~~”suprise” comes out to the ring~~~~
6. Special Tag Match ~ NOAH vs. NJPW: Marufuji Naomichi & Aoki Atsushi vs. Nakamura Shinsuke & Gedo
~ Now the match that is almost a fulfillment of a dream match that I have been wanting to see. Marufuji and Nakamura in the same ring. I have nothing but high hopes for this match, and man it did deliver for the most part.
[75%] This match showed that Marufuji and even Aoki can hang with someone like Nakamura, no joke. This match had the crowd behind it was well, mainly for the outsiders in NOAH. Just got to think what would happen between Nakamura and Maru one on one. I know a lot of people on the net have something against Marufuji, but ya you know what he is “one of the best” out there with in-ring work without a doubt.
Marufuji after the match even laid out a challenge to Kojima after the match it seems. Wow, even the thought of that would have been great. It sucks that Maru got hurt in his match against Omega. Maybe we will see something in the next year or so?
7. Special Singles Match: Sasaki Kensuke vs. Shiozaki Go
~ Before the match they show the battle between Kobashi and Sasaki in 2005, and with Shiozaki being the apprentice of Kobashi it seems we will see much Go has learned from his sensei.
If you are expecting a battle even close to the before mentioned match in 2005. This is probably as close as we may ever get. Shiozaki is still considered the young wrestler in NOAH even though being the champion of the promotion once before. He still knows he has much to prove and fought Sasake with much of what he has to offer.
[83%] I was fighting with what percentage to give this match, but I think I give it about right since I bet we may see these two face off again in the near future. I suspect the rematch to out due this one easily.
8. Special Tag Match: Akiyama Jun & KENTA vs. Nagata Yuji & Taguchi Ryusuke
~ The NJPW vs. NOAH was raging on tonight as this time around we have a tag team bout that looks to be one for the ages. Akiyama and Nagata hace a strong history ranging on from 2001 when they were a tag team, and there single bouts in 2002 and 2003 respectively. This match was pretty much a battle from start to finish. With 3 wrestlers (Akiyama, Nagata & KENTA) that are known for their stiff matches, and this match was a good main event match-up.
[81%] I think this would fit the match very well, because it was exactly what I was expecting. Also I am wanting to see Nagata and KENTA one on one in some form in the future. I know I have said I want to see a few matches up after this event, but that is the truth. I got some dream match possibilities running through my mind, and a lot seem like they will happen in some way.
Final verdict I call this event a “must watch” there was a lot of good stuff and really only one match from this event that keeps it from being a perfect must see, so I will provide the links below if you have not seen it. Then you can judge for yourself if it was as good as I recommend.
Thanks for checking out my review and I hope to see some feedback if you have any 😉
NOAH “PRO-WRESTLING NOAH 10TH ANNIVERSARY ~ NEW NAVIGATION 2010 IN OSAKA”, 7/24/2010 (PPV)
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Part 2: (Download both and use WinRAR to put them together)