Recap from TJ Hawke:
Davey was in his “dick heel” mode here. Not much of note happened until Davey cut Liger off with a missile dropkick. Davey worked over Liger’s left arm after that. The crowd was apathetic to most of this match. No more than five people in the crowd started to rally behind Liger, and he promptly made a comeback. Liger hit a Liger Bomb: 1…2…NO! Liger hit a frog splash: 1…2…NO! Davey came back with a tombstone piledriver and a swan dive headbutt: 1…2…NO! Davey locked in a kimura. Liger managed to reversed it into a pinning combination for a nearfall. Davey avoided a German suplex. Davey then hit a Falcon Arrow, and Davey immediately transitioned into a Cross Armbreaker. Liger tapped out!
The work was fine, but to say that the crowd gave zero fucks about the match would be an understatement. It’s another match in a long line of underwhelming Davey matches in NJPW. The crowds just never got into him.
Match Rating: **1/2