This was for Hojo’s World of Stardom Championship.
Even if it certainly went on for much too long and the time limit draw finish was forced, this was a hell of a spectacle. Both women just treated this like a fight from the opening bell. It led to the match’s tension increasing progressively throughout, but it also had a rare element that most matches don’t go for.
Things got sloppier as they went deeper into the match. That’s not to say the execution was bad. They just sold the physical exhaustion of such a competitive and high stakes battle in a way that caused them to be less precise performers. It was quite cool. (***)