This was some seriously boring work. They went for the epic tag match because it was Kobashi’s return, but it felt so forced. MAYBE, if they had three guys who could just fly all around, this could have worked. Saito really was incapable of doing much though, and Akiyama can only do so much.
The bigger issue with the match was the lack of good in-ring tag psychology. The match just went on and on and did not really get interesting until the very end. Akiyama desperately yet meticulously trying to finish Kobashi and then finally succeeding was great stuff. It came after way too much filler though. (**1/4)