Kota Ibushi vs Bad Luck Fale
G1 Climax Block A Match
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan
(reviewed 08/01/2017) Hey this was fun! Pretty simple, straight-forward match that really filled out its narrow parameters instead of thinly spreading quality over too much ground. Ibushi applies his usual efforts against a giant, to mixed results, while Fale does his usual thing and actually switches it up a bit with some brief limbwork that I appreciated quite a bit. It’s not mindblowing or anything, but it’s an enjoyable match that supplies lots of hard-hitting action and some solid underdog fire from Ibushi. Usually I don’t buy into his stuff but I did here for someone reason and I’m glad of it.