Hideki Suzuki & Daisuke Sekimoto vs The Astronauts (Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe)
Saikyo Tag League 2018 Strong Block Match
taped 08/12/2018, aired 08/18/2018
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
(reviewed 10/18/2018) More great stuff from these four, probably even better than their last match save for the weak finish. Remembering just how annoying these guys were last time (not to mention how far Nomura got against Suzuki one-on-one), the veterans jump the younger men before the bell and try to connect with a big Doomsday Device. The Astronauts are too fiery to let that happen and in the natural course of their blazing through this match they manage to actually control the pace for most of it. Real great to not only see how well they work in that scenario, leading a match with guys at or above their level, but to see Suzuki in a more vulnerable state than he maybe ever has been in BJW. Would recommend this for anyone who’s been bored to tears by his reign atop the company as this is well outside of his usual work and everyone else here is on point.