Teflon Turtle Posted January 5 Share Posted January 5 I have not gotten a chance to watch the entire WK show yet...I'm not sure what the timeline is for spoilers but I'll put my initial thoughts in the spoiler box just in case there are others who are in the same position I'm in and didn't take the day off to watch the show: Spoiler I am starting to love how divisive Will Ospreay has become, or maybe has continued to be. I love a good paradox, and if you read a bunch of people's comments, he's simultaneously the best and worst wrestler in the world. It's fun to me that you can have seasoned, lifelong wrestling fans both on this board and elsewhere say that he carried the WK17 match with his selling, and then other seasoned fans say his selling is cartoonish, overblown, the guy is a clown...whatever. I'm not saying either side is wrong - it's just a fine example of "different strokes for different folks." I continue to be in the middle. I thought Ospreay has gone overboard in his AEW appearances, but I was fine with him playing to the back of the Tokyo Dome here. Besides one or two big comebacks in this match, he slowed down considerably after the turnbuckle DDT, which he usually does not do to the extent that it was done here. As for the match itself - overall I loved it. While there was seemingly an element of risk not seen in an NJPW match since...well...probably the last time Kenny worked there, both guys still put on an epic that went counter to my expectations. Namely: I did not think that Ospreay and Omega were going to beat seven shades of hell out of each other. I expected a lot of big moves that should've led to three counts, but not legit swollen eyes, etc. I'm interested in seeing where this all goes from here. Main event was fine. I'll probably have more to say on rewatch. I liked the Jr. heavy 4-way, too. Those four guys have been very entertaining in the lead-up to this match. I still root for Despe and Hiromu both. Honestly, I didn't hate all of what Wato did in this match and he landed an utterly massive German suplex that got quite a response out of me. Okay. Maybe I'll post more once I watch the rest of the card and New Year Dash. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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