So before we get started, I think this match may have run into timing issues. Usually for a Trios Match, just by pure virtue of different wrestlers getting their shit in, you can expect it to go at least 6-7 minutes but as someone who was there live and happened to glance down at his watch during entrances, it was getting dangerously close to 8pm for the live Dynamite. It’s a shame because I would’ve loved to see this match get a lot more time.
Hikaru Shida and Emi Sakura start things off and we’re about two strikes in when everyone else storms the ring and all six women are duking it out as Paul Turner tries to get control. It’s the heels actually who toss ThunderStorm out of the ring and go back to their corner as Shida hits a Tilt-o-whirl Backbreaker on Emi. Emi returns with her own Tilt-o-whirl before doing her “spot of tea” spot.
Nyla gets tagged in and trucks Shida. Shida dodges a Senton and hits a Meteora from the middle rope. Storm gets tagged in and gets the better of Nyla before a distraction leads to Nyla super kicking Toni. Shafir gets tagged in. This match pace is furious now as it scanned to me like they were trying to get out of there well before 8pm. Shida jumps off the apron taking out Sakura and Nyla. In the ring Storm hits the Hip Attack and then a Pendulum DDT on Shafir for the win.
Like I said, a very quick match – especially for a Trios match. The babyfaces stand tall. Thunder Rosa earns an easy “W” for her record as she never even got tagged into the match!
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Note: Just because I give a match a low rating doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it for what it was nor is it necessarily a commentary on the competitors. Not all matches are meant to be 3-to-5 star matches.
Shida & ThunderStorm win via pinfallShida & ThunderStorm win via pinfall
- Great star power in this match
- Hella short