Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi (1-24-2016)

Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi (1-24-2016)

Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi
****1/2

January 24, 2016
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
NJPW Fantastica Mania 2016 – Day 6
CMLL World Lightweight Championship

This match was crazy. Dragon Lee, barring injury, is going to be a superstar. He’s got the perfect name, the perfect look, the perfect style, and he’s only 20 years old.

The story is that the night before, Lee beat Virus to retain the CMLL Lightweight title, and Kamaitachi attacked him afterwards and challenged him for the title the following night. Kamaitachi was to stay in Japan, but wanted to go back to Mexico as he enjoyed it more and was tearing it up in CMLL.

This feud has drawn comparisons to Tiger Mask vs Dynamite Kid, and it’s rather simple to see why. These two had amazing matches in Mexico the prior year, but this match got more attention since it was in Japan. The acrobatics are amazing here, and you’ll find yourself wincing in pain and making audible noises with your mouth in utter disbelief at some of the spots these two pulled off. Really worth going out of your way to see.

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