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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

 

Big Japan Death Match Wars #48

This show continues from #47 where Kobayashi & Ito faced Numazawa & Kasai in the Fire Death Match main event.

Katsumasa Inoue & Masa Takanashi VS Daichi Kakimoto & Kota Iifushi
Three of DDT’s top rookies in a match here with BJW’s top rookie (Inoue). I like that DDT gives it’s rookies gimmicks or at least a distinguishing look off the bat so that they at least have a personality. These four guys put on an entertaining match here, with Kota & Kakimoto showing a lot of potential. And I loved the SWEET Dead-End style Dragon Suplex move or Kakimoto!
Inoue has a strong following in BJW with his regular tag partner, Hiroyuki Kondo, but I feel the guy still needs to add to his move set before he can actually stand out from the rest of the pack.
Match Rating: *

Hardcore Tag Match: MEN'S Teioh & Daisuke Sekimoto VS Shadow WX & MASADA

This one started off with the usual brawling out into the crowd, which I’m really not big on cause the camera can never catch up with the workers. I don’t even know how Sekimoto got busted open. This wasn’t really much of a hardcore match, other than there being no disqualifications for using a chair, it was mostly a standard tag match. But the ending sprint was pretty good though. MASADA is a big gaijin, but really didn’t do much of note here. WX used to be one of the best, but I guess his age is catching up him as he was rather stiff and didn’t do anything special I would say other than the senior role.
Teioh looked pretty good, delivering some good rolling elbows even if they did look a little weak. It was fun watching him hit the Miracle Ecstasy chokeslam on MASADA though. Sekimoto was all about the power game. I think the best spot in the match was when he lifted MASADA’s dead weight off the mat and gave him an awesome delayed German suplex.
Match Rating: *1/2

Hardcore Match: Mad Man Pondo VS Necro Butcher

These two American maniacs put on another bloody battle. I really mark out for Necro Butcher’s West Virginia Bar Fight, where he sits two chairs in the ring, than the two of them sit there and trade STIFF punches! First to drop loses, and Necro almost always comes out on top of these!
Necro also did one nasty blade job, where you could actually see the gash in his head, and it even freaked out the announce team! It also didn’t help Necro that Pondo started carving away at it with his knife! Necro would get a measure of revenge for this when he would rip open a beer can and carve Pondo’s head with it!
And what Baka Gaijin match would be complete without some sick spots? I think Necro hurt his hand punching the stop sign away from Pondo. Necro also gave Pondo a super Frankensteiner off the top through several chairs, and Pondo gave Necro a sick suplex onto the steel steps!
A good match, but I know they can do better (maybe sicker), which is probably why they requested a death match during the after match interview. I’d love to see what they could do with barb-wire and broken glass myself.
Match Rating: **1/2

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