January Matches of the Month

I’m going to start posting every month each match I’ve watched that I rate **** or higher. This will help me keep track of the year’s worth of great matches.
***** – Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi
NJPW/CMLL: FantasticaMania Night 7, Jan 24, 2016.
When lucha is done right, when the luchadors hit all their spots and don’t mess up, it’s pretty amazing. This was damn near perfect.

****1/2 – Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles
NJPW: WrestleKingdom 10, Jan 4, 2016.
A dream match that lived up to the hype. Both men’s last major match in NJPW.

****1/2 – Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
NJPW: WrestleKingdom 10, Jan 4, 2016.
A rivalry for the ages was capped off with this incredible match.

**** Tomohiro Ishii vs Katsuyori Shibata
NJPW: WrestleKingdom 10, Jan 4, 2016.
I love a hard hitting match, and these two did not hold back one bit.

**** Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens
WWE: Royal Rumble, Jan 24, 2016.
As good a brawl as modern WWE can deliver.

**** Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, & Tomohiro Ishii vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto
NJPW: Road to New Beginning, Jan 30, 2016.
Nakamura’s farewell match. An emotional affair by all involved.

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