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Yohei Komatsu vs. Hirai Kawato (NJPW – 01/03/16)

Yohei Komatsu vs. Hirai Kawato
New Japan Pro Wrestling
January 3, 2016
Differ Ariake
* 1/2

The focus for a wrestler’s debut match is usually on the debuting wrestler for the obvious reasons. However, there is scarcely anything meaningful that can be gleamed about a wrestler’s potential from a five-minute match where the new guy receives little to no offense. So rather than act as if we have any better idea of Kawato’s prospects after watching his public in-ring debut than we did before, let’s look at how Komatsu fared instead. This match was Kawato’s first, but it was also the first chance to see Komatsu assume a new role. Continue reading