Twin Towers (Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato) & Yuji Okabayashi vs Okami (Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto) & Ryota Hama
taped 03/30/2017, aired 04/06/2017
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
(reviewed 10/19/2017) Sadly we’re missing about five minutes of this match from the Samurai TV airing, but maybe that’s for the best because what we get is real good. Okabayashi is the star of the show here, whether he’s doing more great stuff with Hama or wrecking youngsters as part of one of the best stretching crew trios the world has ever seen. Towards the end he matches up with Daichi, who is notably bad here throwing a ton of limp, misplaced kicks and a general lack of effort but sort of makes up for it by the last 40 seconds or so of this match with a sudden burst of energy and a really good DDT that Okabayashi bumps super well on for the finish. Before all that, Okabayashi simply murders him on a lariat, though, and it has to be seen to be believed. Check this one out, y’all.