Kushida vs Bushi (2-14-2016)

Kushida vs Bushi (2-14-2016)

Kushida vs Bushi
****1/4

February 14, 2016
Aore Nagaoka in Niigata, Japan
NJPW New Beginning in Niigata
IWGP Junior Championship

This was a more traditional Japanese match, with a slower build that picked up towards the middle and every spot meant something. Great match with good selling, but with lots of American staples like outside interference (from Bushi’s fellow Los Ingobernables members Evil and Naito) and spraying mist. It got a tad silly at times with the referee allowing so much of that, but if you can get past that, this was one stellar match where the high spots were far more memorable than your typical New Japan spotfest.

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