Hiromu Takahashi vs Marty Scurll
May 28, 2017
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
NJPW Best of the Super Juniors (Day 10)
Takahashi is a great worker, however he can’t possibly have a long career given the pounding his joints are taking from his high spots. Scurll is also very good, however his selling is non-existent to the point it’s comical. He’ll take a complete pounding and then less than ten seconds later act like nothing is wrong. Can’t these guys learn from Rick Steamboat, who still got his spots in but at least looked hurt while he was doing them? Common sense psychology and he lacks it almost entirely.
Also, since when do kicks to the face sound like thigh slaps? If you’re going to kick that much, wear long tights so the sound is more realistic. Not that it matters, because all those kicks to the face had no effect since the selling was again weak (Takahashi at least made an attempt, whereas Scurll didn’t). Some great moves here, yet it’s funny to see Meltzer give this **** while he bashes the bad selling of Shane McMahon. Shane might sell poorly, yet he still sells. Scurll doesn’t sell. Sigh… it’s not like Meltzer has a Japanese bias or anything, right?