1.Open the Dream Gate Title: Ben-K(c) vs Mochizuki ***3/4
I have been looking forward to this one. Ben-K is an integral part of the future of Dragon Gate. Mochizuki is the vet that's still more than able to pump out hits. Note that this has minor clipping, but not to the point that it hurts the contest nor really the flow, either.
As a result of the two's styles, this felt a lot different than most Dragon Gate main events. Regardless, it was deserving of the card placement no matter the promotion housing it. The champ still has a lot of rawness about him, but he has enough talent that not only is he worthy of the gold but he is also is scary in that you just know his development is leading to him being one of the top workers in the world. Continuing to throw him to the wolves in big matches for the belt is a must. I mean, the dude fucking dethroned PAC and is positioned as the true future ace of the company.
No pressure there, right?
The good news is Ben-K seems to be thriving in his new role so far. This match was well worth seeing and this episode of Cutting Edge further served as proof that this is one of the best regular running shows in the game right now.
Check this one out!
Overall Rating: 80/100%