This was a first round match in the 2017 New Japan Cup.
This was #VeryOk. There was a good sense of urgency and physicality to everything obviously. It did feel a little unnecessarily slow though and the Suzuki-gun related shenanigans felt tedious to say the least. Suzuki-gun running amok in 2017 is just beyond frustrating. It was played-out act in 2014 and two years of them destroying NOAH was not going to make it more fresh in NJPW. Go away. (**3/4)