Last stop on our whirlwind tour around the world with the Best of 2012…


Kota Ibushi (c) v. Kenny Omega

There are very few in the world who can say they improved as much as Kenny Omega has in the past year.  He has gone from relative American Indie/WWE Developmental obscurity to a great overall performer overseas.  He’s a star over in DDT and in the past year has beaten a who’s who in Japan while being cartoony and cocky while doing it.

Kota Ibushi (c) vs Kenny Omega (DDT) by Jahmale_Hepburn



Kenny Omega vs Hiroshi Yamato
AJPW 01/03/2012

 Like I said, Kenny Omega has been off-the-wall this year.


Yuji Hino (c) vs Kota Ibushi
DDT What Are You Doing 2012 6/24/2012

Don’t you worry about Kota Ibushi…he’s good for quite a few great matches every year.  I gotta leave a few out…this isn’t one of them.

Kota Ibushi vs Yuji Hino (c) (DDT) by Jahmale_Hepburn


Yuji Nagata v. Suwama 
AJPW 05/05/2012


All Japan had a really strong first-half of 2012 and its been represented several times here in the Honorable Mentions.  The Championship Carnival had a ton of good matches.  This one will cap off Tag 10 with a 30 minute time limit draw.



KENTA vs Naomichi Marufuji
NOAH 7/22/12


KENTA picks up where he left off, returning from a long hiatus and not really missing a beat.

07. KENTA vs Naomichi Marufuji – (NOAH 07/22/12) by SenorLARIATO



Hirooki Goto (c) vs Tomohiro Ishii
NJPW 20.05.2012

Hirooki Goto (c) vs Tomohiro Ishii (NJPW) by Jahmale_Hepburn
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