North Tribe (BxB Hulk & Kzy) vs Don Fujii & Jason Lee
Ota Ward Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
(reviewed 09/18/2017) After a subpar showing in the CWC, I heard good things about Lee in the few matches of his that would pop up around the world, so I figured I’d give his match here a chance. For the most part, it’s alright. He falters a bit in some of the faster sequences with Hulk, but Hulk is an incredibly particular worker and this is Lee’s first match in DG that isn’t a dark match with one of the lower ranked guys in the fed, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. In any case, he’s way better here against Kzy, who is lighting it up as this genuinely hilarious trickster who can also work his ass off, and Lee bumps, sells, and stooges well for him along with some solid offense of his own. Fujii’s likewise lots of fun here as the surly old man, but that’s a given. It’s nothing special, given that this is the second match on the card of the fifth biggest Dragon Gate show of the year, but this had some surprising quality and was fun enough to warrant wasting 10 minutes of my life watching and reviewing it.