Alright, I'll go ahead and do that match that @Curt McGirt put up. Sorry to lock you out, @Super Ape, but I wanted to make sure that Curt's match got reviewed:
Daisuke Sekimoto & Daisuke Ikeda vs. Yuki Ishikawa & Kazunari Murakami
Ikeda and Ishikawa start out with some basic chain wrestling that actually feels like wrestling with a bit of struggle, which is nice. It's not "let's do this chain reversal routine that looks very pretty" like it looks too often in modern wrestling. Also, Ishikawa disrespectfully slaps Ikeda at one point, which I appreciated. The sequence got me interested at the start.
In fact, the thing that was most appealing about this match is that it felt like a fight. There was a lot of struggle in the mat work, but there were still some cool worked punches and pro wrestling interactions put in there. Same thing with the opening standup, which was worked n a nice blend between shoot and pro wrestling-style work. Murakami putting up a shoot-style kick combo leading to not letting up on a rope break and then kicking his opponent any fucking way after the ref finally steps in is good pro wrestling heelery. In general, Ishikawa and Murakami were total shitheads in a way that made me enjoy watching, say, both of them get whipped into chairs and guardrails.
I also dug that the Fighting Daisukes got tired of Ishikawa and Murakami's shit and then it got sort of wild for a bit, where things got taken outside so there could be some good old fashioned pro wrestling-style ringside brawling and general fuckery.
The first three matches that I've reviewed are basically shoot-style in some form. This match hit that balance between shoot-style and traditional pro wrestling the best of all of them for me. There aren't too many protracted submission spots; most of the time, someone is getting to the ropes quickly enough when in an arm bar that it doesn't take me out of the parts of the match that feel really shooty. At the same time, the match has these random bursts of pro wrestling in the middle of a bunch of grappling. Like, there might be a shooty strike exchange that leads to a very pro wrestling-style elbowdrop or brainbuster. It never feels like an abrupt shift from one style to the other, though. Things feel blended together really nicely for some reason that I can't quite put my finger on.
Maybe part of it is that, IMO, the match starts out very shooty, but as guys get beaten down and tired, it sort of devolves into a pro wrestling fight. I like that idea; as you get more tired, you leave yourself more open to the sort of moves that work in a straight pro wrestling match. If wrestlers are exchanging strikes while standing and are really tired, the idea that they'd try to find some fighting spirit inside and answer a punch or chop with another one as they struggle to stay on their feet makes sense.
I'm not entirely sure if those things are what make it work for me, but this was a fun tag match that blended together multiple elements and tropes nicely.