(01/19) Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Xtra Large

Hakata Star Lane (Fukuoka, Japan)

You will remember Xtra Large as the standout of the 1/5 Xplosion Nacional de Lucha Libre (Chile) match written about here. This would be his fourth match from NOAH’s ongoing tour, but the first to surface online.

The match is clipped down by a couple of minutes but you can easily get a good feel of it by what’s there. Xtra Large looks comfortable working a singles match sprint versus Nakajima. He hits everything crisply and doesn’t try too much. His selling – which was difficult to get a read on in the not-well-lit match from Chile – impressed me. He has a real natural and believable way of selling.

The match is a short sprint without much substance, but I wanted to take a look at Xtra Large in NOAH because I am a sucker for any pro wrestling with a global feel to it. Chilean wrestler in Japan certainly fits that bill. I was also interested in seeing how he looked in the ring with a more polished opponent. The answer is that it definitely helped, as even though he seemed like the most polished in the three-way tag from Chile, I could definitely notice an additional step up here in the ring with a ten year veteran like Nakajima.

Juniors | Skippable | Individual Performance (Xtra Large)

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