Thursday, June 16, 2011
New Japan Pro Wrestling sustains the boy-are-you-gonna-get-yours tradition, as seen in this December match (here and here) pitting champions Kota Ibushi, 5'11.5", 190#, and Kenny Omega, 6'0", 200#, against a couple of sexy tough skinheads, Jado, 5'11", 220#, and Gedo, 5'9", 200#. I love Ibushi longtime, though, truth be told, his emo-slash-manga haircut is starting to take on a life of its own, quite independent of the rest of the man--and the same might be said of Omega's Alex Forrest do. But in the spirit of the one wrestling angle I never seem to tire of, ring veterans Jado and Gedo, aka "The World Class Tag Team," have their way with the big-hair duo, aka "Golden Lovers"--double-teaming, strangling, ball-busting, and so on--for a good two-thirds of this match--until, wonderfully, guess what happens? Go on, guess.