Over the weekend, the internet lit up with tons of talk about the Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay match from the NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors tournament. There was some criticism but most of the feedback I’ve seen has been positive.
Vader’s comments on the match caused a stir but several names in the industry praised the match. Some will say that these types of matches are “killing the business” but the same was said about Rey Mysterio when he burst on the scene in the mid-1990s and, in my opinon, the match was fantastic. In fact, it’s the first time I’ve ever heard a “this is awesome” chant from a Japanese crowd so they clearly made an impression on the people at the arena.
I did notice that some of the criticism for the Ospreay/Ricochet match came from people that watched short clips on Twitter. So, if you are one of those people or if you just want to watch the match that so many people are talking about, New Japan Pro Wrestling has made the match available for everyone to see. Click below to check it out and then scroll down to leave your comments on the match.