Low Ki vs. Prince Devitt from NJPW 2012

You can watch this match here.

This was for Devitt’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Devitt, Ki, and Kota trading the title back and forth among the three of them was probably the last real good period for the IWGP junior belt. This match was a good example of what they all were doing together.

The first half of the match was a methodical and ground-based game. While this was not the most exciting stuff on the planet, it did allow them to establish that Ki was *much* better than Devitt in this regard and would win the match easily if it stayed that way.

Devitt fought back and was showing signs of life and managed to give himself a chance after getting some big movez in. Ki fell into the trap of playing Devitt’s game and recklessly decided to go for a ghetto stomp through a table beyond a guardrail.

That failed miserably for Ki, and it led to Devitt only having more openings for big movez and thus giving himself a better chance of winning. It looked as though Devitt had a real shot at that, and he decided to go for the double stomp.

Ki blocked it though and then managed to finish Devitt off with the ghetto stomp followed by a Ki Krusher. This was so very good. (***3/4)

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