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Csonka’s NJPW WTL (Night 15) Review 12.06.17

December 7, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NJPW WTL (Night 15) Review 12.06.17

Block A Match: Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka @ 5:40 via pin [DUD]
Block A Match: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi @ 12:04 via pin [**½]

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Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka: Desperado is out with Suzuki-gun; I wish he was tagging with Suzuki instead. So stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Suzuki-gun attacked before the bell, during the entrance actually, and it led to a floor brawl. Desperado helped out a bit; they used chairs and killed a few minutes. Suzuki and page finally rolled back to the ring, Page hit the buckshot lariat and sent Suzuki to the floor. He followed for more floor brawling. Page took out Desperado, and then used the barricade to attack Suzuki. Back to ringside and Page continued to work over Suzuki. Yujiro joined in for double teams, and then back in the ring they worked some double teams, with Page hitting a running shooting star press for 2. Suzuki started to fight them off, tossing Yujiro and locking in the sleeper on page. Iizuka got the iron fingers, but the ref stopped him and Bullet Club took back over. Suzuki used the ref to counter the last rites, Iizuka back in and hits Page with the iron fingers for the DQ. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka @ 5:40 via pin [DUD] This was really horrible as they spent half the time brawling on the floor and you couldn’t see almost any of it. I’m glad it was short, and that an actual DQ was enforced, but this was simply horrible.

Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI: Nagata and Goto begin. They lock up, and Nagata looks to work the arm, but Goto escapes. They work to the ropes and Goto lays in strikes. Nagata fires back, and they trade. Goto hits a shoulder tackle, HASHI tags in and so does Nakanishi. They lock up, Nakanishi looks to over power HASHI, but HASHI lays in chops. Nakanishi fires up, hits a shoulder block, slam and running splash for 2. He follows with chops, and they work to the floor as Goto attacks Nagata. We get some floor brawling, and HASHI posts Nakanishi. Back in they go and HASHI lays the boots to Nakanishi. Nakanishi fights off the suplex attempt, but HASHI drapes him over the ropes and hits the dropkick for 2. HASHI takes Nagata to the floor and lays the boots to Nakanishi as Goto tags back in. Goto takes the heat, hitting an elbow drop for 2. He keeps Nakanishi isolated and grounded, tags in HASHI and they work double teams on Nakanishi. HASHI again knocks Nagata go the floor, but Nakanishi cuts him off with a suplex. Nagata gets the tag; he runs wild taking out Goto and lays in kicks on HASHI. The corner boot follows and then the XPLODER gets 2. HASHI fires back with chops, but Nagata takes out the knee. HASHI fights back, hits the blockbuster and tags in Goto. He hits the spin kick, covering for 2. Nagata escapes the ushigoroshi and locks in the arm bar. HASHI makes the save, but quickly gets tossed. Nakanishi back in and they double-team Goto. It breaks down, Nakanishi hits the high cross of the top, wiping out the CHAOS boys. Nakanishi looks for the rack, Nagata takes HASHI to the floor. Nakanishi works the rack, HASHI tries to make the save and Nakanishi tosses Goto onto him. Nakanishi accidentally hits Nagata, but keeps fighting off Goto and HASHI, hitting a suplex on both. HASHI and Goto double team Nakanishi, and the double team GTR finishes things. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi @ 12:04 via pin [**½] This was a perfectly average match, with some solid crowd interest thanks to the dads being so loved. Unfortunately it was no better than average, thanks to a slow pace and repetitive layout. There was nothing to separate this match from most of the matches during the last 15 days.

A Block:
* SANADA and EVIL: (4-2) 8pts.
* Yujiro Takahashi and Hangman Page: (4-2) 8pts.
* Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI: (4-2) 8pts.
* Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale: (3-3) 6pts.
* Juice Robinson and Sami Callihan: (3-3) 6pts.
* Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka: (3-3) 6pts.
* Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima: (2-4) 4pts.
* Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi: (1-5) 2pts.

B Block:
* Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii: (4-2) 8pts.
* Best Friends: (4-2) 8pts.
* Jeff Cobb and Michael Elgin: (4-2) 8pts.
* Guerrillas of Destiny: (4-2) 8pts.
* War Machine: (3-2) 6pts.
* Killer Elite Squad: (3-2) 6pts.
* Henare and Togi Makabe: (0-5) 0pts.
* Katsuya Kitamura and David Finlay: (0-5) 0pts.

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The final score: review Very Bad
The 411
Overall, another depressingly bad show from the A block, with one DUD and one average match, with the booking trying to create drama in the standings since there is none in the ring.