AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

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AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by SammyJ_D » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:33 pm

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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by mrjoshdude » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:59 pm

This is gonna be high on my list, like really high. I can't think of a match I straight up enjoyed more than this one

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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by SammyJ_D » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:08 pm

Have you watched any 80s lucha though?

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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by Rah » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:46 pm

Barely squeezed out my top 15 for last year. Probably disqualifies it from the list, thus. Kind of a strange character portrayal here by AJ. He's been working this cocksure, insulting foreigner heel (that the crowd never quite boos) yet seemed to forget all of that mid-match. I would perhaps have less qualms over that if AJ had changed his reaction to hitting the ref from one of enquiry to that of angrily degrading the ref for getting in his way. I understand that they needed a stall to get the Suzukigun stable out and onto AJ, but focusing his anger onto the ref for a few seconds would have done the job oh so much better.

That's more a minor boggle compared to some of the work within the match, however. Suzuki was brilliant. He's this sick fuck that looks like he sadistically gets off on hurting his opponents. His arm workover was top notch. He pretty much tried to break AJ's fingers and hand at one point, too. Low-and-behold, though, AJ makes his comeback with a rally of elbow strikes and kinda just shrugs off the damage for the most part. Everything before that ref spot was reaching to be an out of this world classic. I'd have no issue ranking it next to my match of the year (Shield/Wyatt) if that quality had continued, but alas.
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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by Jareddatdude » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:03 am

I know this match won match of the year which is fine but I just thought this was an ok match. Not really into Minoru Suzuki

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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by ultimoDANK » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:57 am

I'm a huge MinSu fan but I do think this match is somewhat overrated. Fantastic and top 10 of the year but will have a hard time getting on a list like this.

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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by Statoke » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:34 pm

This match wins my 2014s Match I Never Got. I swear every year there is at least one match everyone rates extremely high that I just don't get.
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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by sternness » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:49 am

Suzuki did a hell of a job in this match and I enjoy it, but it's not gonna wind up on my list. It wasn't the best match of last year's G1, let alone the best match of the year.

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Re: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 08/01/14)

Post by dj22319 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:42 pm

Statoke wrote:This match wins my 2014s Match I Never Got. I swear every year there is at least one match everyone rates extremely high that I just don't get.
For me, last year's Bayley/Sasha Brooklyn match was my 2015 Match I Never Got. It was a good match, it just didn't boil my blood if u get what I mean.
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