This had some fine moments here and there for sure. They set a good and intense tone early on that they most stuck to throughout. It’s just hard for any match to overcome the fact that Takashi Sugiura is complete trash.
Sugiura is not charismatic, and he seems more like a cliche puro star than a genuine one. Meh. He does try hard though~! Akiyama needed a million knee strikes and exploders to keep him down for the three. (**1/4)