Recap from TJ Hawke:
Spanky looks like he is in great shape. Spanky used some rudo tactics at the start, but Devitt managed to pants him and slap his ass. NJPW! The rudos were eventually able to isolate Taguchi, and they worked him over briefly. That ended when Taguchi tricked Spanky to blindly attack Jado. Apollo 55 did some posing shenanigans to the delight of the crowd. The rudos managed to go back to working over Taguchi after that. Taguchi eventually hit Spanky with a springboard back elbow. Devitt tagged in and ran mild. This was not his most inspired comeback. Taguchi went for the Three Amigos on Jado, but Jado blocked the third vertical suplex and came back with a back suplex. Apollo 55 managed to pants the rudos, and Devitt then crotched Spanky on a guardrail. Taguchi then caught Jado in a pinning combination: 1…2…3!
This was the typically solid/fun house show effort. We’ve posted a few of these matches, and my reaction is pretty much always the same: if you watch this match, you will be entertained, but the match is nothing that you need to go out of your way to see. Kendrick was pretty amusing during this match. His shtick was getting over, which is a testament to his willingness to be himself instead of conforming to some “expected standard.”
Match Rating: ***