Will Ospreay vs Ryusuke Taguchi
British J Cup First Round Match
Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Wathamstow, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
(reviewed 11/05/2017) Chalk this up as a fun match that I didn’t expect to have such good comedy. It’s not all stellar but the good stuff revolves around mistiming and physical comedy and I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. The “actual wrestling” itself is pretty solid too as these two are surprisingly good together, probably due to the fact that Taguchi is both a good base and not quite athletic enough to have a 100% Ospreay match so things are less excessive and more exciting. Based on what I’ve heard about the finals it’s safe to say that this is probably the highlight of the tournament and if you’re picking up this show for the more high profile Ishii/Riddle match, maybe give this a chance too.