Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dragon Gate Infinity #176 (May 15, 2010)

1) Yasushi Kanda/ Takuya Sugawara/ Kzy v. CIMA/ Gamma/ Genki Horiguchi- 4
2) Shingo Takagi & Cyber Kong v. Susumu Yokosuka & K-Ness- 7

The opening six man featured a variety of strange characters, the most absurd was Kzy, sporting a Coolio haircut with a orange prison Jump suit on with a dinosaur painted on the back that looked like a Daniel Johnston original. Everyone was out there having fun, with fast paced action and halfway decent dive spot that you can usually only find in 90's Lucha Libre. Genki i've never been enamored with and he didn't do anything to catch my eye here either. Cima is a smooth worker, always has been and is the glue to this one. The finish involved the heels trying to make a bunt cake on Genki's head and I'll leave you with that.

Shingo was a guy an old NHO contributor used to blow up to us all the time during that ROH/ Dragon Gate cyclone that whirled around in 05/07/07; but I never saw it. He would always do move after move and never sold any of it. Here, I warm up to him. He's learned a few things and while he still doesn't acknowledge a series of strikes from K-Ness at one point (even though it is a small portion of what leads to the really kickass ending) he has learned how to pace himself out and timing. Kong and he make a good team, a faux-Powers of Pain for the smaller DG roster but here they not only display some nice powerhouse double team stuff but they also sell and put over the challengers really nicely. Some damn good nearfalls really push this match into something I don't think most people even know about but is certainly worth finding, like that Marilyn Monroe blowjob tape or the scene with the guy hanging himself in the Wizard of Oz.

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