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Kensuke Office Battle Station 2/16/11 KENSUKE 25th Anniversary Take The Dream 2011 taped 2/11/11 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Kensuke Sasaki & Takashi Okita vs. Manabu Nakanishi & King Fale 18:58

Kensuke Sasaki Debut 25th Anniversary 100,000,000-en Scramble Battle Royal 8:04

Namazuman & Kikutaro vs. Akira Taue & Masao Inoue 15:37

Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kengo Mashimo vs. BxB Hulk & Fujita "Jr" Hayato 23:36 of 30:00. I'd like to see Nakajima have a series of tags with Hayato leading up to a big singles match like he did with Mochizuki in 2009. You realize just how little "Jr." is when you see him against Nakajima, who is hardly a giant, but the boy can really pack and take a kick. His stuff against Nakajima was by far the highlight of tough, this mostly stiff kicking match. BxB was definitely the change of pace, but even he had kicks at the end of a lot of his fancy footwork. Mashimo fit the style better, but was just kind of there. Really, the quality was 80% Nakajima and Hayato and 15+% BxB. I liked that they had a mix of guys from different promotions who haven't worked together much, but that definitely showed, particularly where BxB was concerned. The match was intense, but it didn't really build, just kind of going along at a nice clip until the time limit expired. ***

Kento Miyahara vs. Go Shiozaki 23:28. A huge match for Miyahara, as it's the first time a KOPW show has been headlined by someone other than Kensuke or Nakajima. Shiozaki is always up for a competitive match, and understands he's there to make Kensuke's student look like he belongs, so he's pretty generous. Shiozaki has a huge advantage in weight of shot, but gives Miyahara ample opportunity to beat him to the punch or use his athleticism and quickness to get in some flashier higher impact strikes. The impact is pretty impressive, with both men getting out of control resulting in double hardway juice. Other than striking, they keep it simple for most of the match, mixing submissions in. It's solid and well structured, with Miyahara taking advantage of Shiozaki's accidentally chopping the post to help justify the competitiveness. Miyahara looks competent if a bit green in the first half, but turns it on in the 2nd half. I wouldn't say he's main event level yet, but he's certainly come a long way and wasn't out of his depth by any means. **3/4

Kensuke Office Battle Station 11/2/11 Take The Dream 2011 in Hakata taped 10/29/11 Fukuoka Hakata Starlaness
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Namazuman & Kikutaro vs. Kenichiro Arai & Antonio Honda 12:42

Matsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Ryo Saito 7:47

Satoshi Kajiwara & Sanshiro Takagi vs. Ultimo Dragon & CHANGO 13:40

Kensuke Sasaki vs. Kento Miyahara 19:04

Katsuhiko Nakajima & KUDO vs. Koji Kanemoto & Hayato "Jr" Fujita 35:00

Kensuke Office Battle Station 12/13/11 Take The Dream 2011 in Osaka taped 11/23/11 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Namazuman & Kikutaro vs. Kuishinbo Kamen & CHANGO 12:52

Satoshi Kajiwara & Daisuke Ikeda & Gou vs. Magnitude Kishiwada & K-ness & NOSAWA Rongai 16:47

Kento Miyahara vs. Kazunari Murakami 7:07

Kensuke Sasaki & Matsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Kenichiro Arai 22:32

Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Hayato "Jr" Fujita 27:34