Recommended by Simon of Handwerk Reviews. Read his review of this here.

What a charming match here. Honestly don’t know what else to call it. There’s such a sense of both ease and mastery on display here that makes for a perfect showcase. Normally, I would like the crowd to be a little more invested but for once the lie about Japanese crowds being silent and respectful feels earned in this match. Sure, the crowd isn’t too familiar with these guys but there’s a mesmerizing quality to the ringwork going on. It’s so grounded and detailed that you can’t help but lean in and try to figure out what the next step will be. And even then, you get fantastic moments of escalation. Santito gamely clings onto an armlock as Panther lifts him straight up onto his shoulder. Both men spill out of the ring and back in and Santito still maintains the hold. It’s a stunning show of strength and athleticism that will stick in the mind for a long time. There’s a bit of crowd brawling in here with Panther being the first to use a chair to get Santito off his game but Santito gets his receipt later on in the match. In general, Santito’s comebacks are lovely. Energetic, smooth, and impactful. Things wrap up nicely with Santito getting the win with his patented Camel Clutch and a show of respect from both veterans. A nice, easy match to just sit back and enjoy.

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