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March 22, 2002 / TJ Hawke

Katsuyori Shibata & Wataru Inoue vs. TEAM2000 (Eddie Guerrero & Black Tiger) from NJPW 2002

Recap from TJ Hawke:

Eddie Guerrero and Shibata were in a match together. Very random. Black Tiger was being played by Dr. Wagner Jr. Silver King at the time. Apparently Silver King also once played Dr. Wagner Jr. I do not understand lucha history. Thankfully, Gran Akuma pointed out this error.

It took a while, but eventually Shibata was cut off and then worked over. This went on for a bit. Eddie and Tiger even used a chair to keep the advantage. Tiger botched a diving attack, but then hit a moonsault to make up for it. This heat segment was just too darn long. Shibata was finally able to hit Tiger with an enzuigiri. Inoue tagged in but immediately got cut off by Eddie. Worst hot tag ever. Inoue got a nearfall with a backslide but mostly just got his ass kicked. Is life this hard? Eddie hit Inoue with a brainbuster and was going for a second one, but Shitbata kicked him the gut. Inoue got a small package: 1…2…3

This was not good at all. There was mind-numbing heat segment, no hot tag, and then a fruit roll-up finish to give the team that got its ass kicked the whole time the victory. Thumbs down. Eddie and Shibata were in a match together though.

Match Rating: 1/2*



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