Last week, Dragon Gate USA, a United States branch of Dragon Gate from Japan, presented their second ever Pay Per View spectacular, Untouchable. Unlike the debut event, this one featured several matches pitting the best wrestlers from Japan, and the best wrestlers from here in the United States. Let’s get this review under way, shall we?
Dragon Kid vs. Masato Yoshino
This opener, was a rematch from the first DGUSA Pay Per View, Enter The Dragon, bringing this classic feud amongst these two incredible athletes, from the land of the rising sun, to here in the states. This match was a great opener, which featured faced paced action, that really set the tone for the entire evening. dragon kid got the win in about 15 minutes, with Dragon Kid getting the win, with a Crucifix. After the match, Dragon Kid offered to shake hands with Yoshino, but was blown off. Dragon Kid is now 2-0 against Yoshino on DGUSA Pay Per View, and I am really looking forward to this feud continuing, as ii seems to be getting more personal, rather that just a feud over competition. (***1/2)
Yamato and Gran Akuma vs. Jigsaw and Mike Quackenbush
Bryan Danielson vs. Naruki Doi
For Bryan Danielson’s final independent wrestling match, this was quite an amazing way to go out! This match was tremendous, featuring two of the greatest wrestlers in the entire world, putting on a stellar match up, with plenty of great wrestling, and false finishes. Naruki Doi got the victory, in about 20 minutes. Again, great, great match! (****)
Brian Kendrick vs. CIMA
I’ve got to admit, that I had been looking forward to this match, but sadly, it was rather short, and not given much attention at all, but with all the great action on this event, I can’t complain. CIMA got the pin, in about 5 minutes, with a double knee bomb from the top. (**)
Davey Richards vs. Shingo
All I can say about this match, is WOW! This match, could very well end up being match of the year, featuring the future of pro wrestling in the states, Davey Richards, and a great talent from Japan, Shingo, who shaved off all his hair! This 30 plus minute match, was off the charts, featuring great action throughout, and plenty of false finishes. Davey Richards ended up getting the win, with the Kamura, forcing Shingo to tap out. (****1/2)
The Young Bucks vs. Ryo Saito and Genki Horiguchi
Although I don’t think this should have been the main event, this was a pretty good match nevertheless, featuring many cool spots, and double team maneuvers. Personally, I have been very impressed with the Young Bucks, and truly believe that they are the future of tag team wrestling, here in the states. Saito and horiguchi got the win, in about 15 minutes or so, with a double cross power bomb. I think the Young Bucks should have been put over here, but they were still very impressive, and won the fans respect. (***1/2)
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