Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato vs Yuji Okabayashi & Ryouji Sai
Taped 01/01/2016, aired 01/12/2016
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
(reviewed as it aired on 01/12/2016) The stream from Samurai TV of this is utter dogshit, which may impede my ability to judge it fairly, or at all. Good basic chaining here at the start between Sekimoto and Sai, and it has a nice heavyweight flair to it, which I like. Sato and Okabayashi tag in and go right at it chaining, and the crowd loves it. Typical, solid BJ strong division spots, with chops, shoulderblocks, slams, the works. Sekimoto, as he’s getting worked over, does a lot of little things that are really impressive, and I’m glad to see them, as often I find him a bit repetitive and spotty. Okabayashi eats a bunch of chops and chest kicks from Sekimoto and Sato, and the crowd is all about it, and then a FUCKING HUGE Falcon Arrow from Sato that’s played like it’s nothing, despite being the most impressive spot I’ve seen so far this year. Sato tries for a piledriver and is repeatedly thwarted, and just smashes Okabayashi with a snug little headbutt, but gets backdropped when he goes for the piledriver again. I sort of lose interest toward the end browsing Twitter, but everything here is solid as fuck, your typical Strong division style match (even though it’s not in BJW) that is certainly worth a watch if you’re into such things.