Took myself off on Sunday to The Regal, a slightly but pleasantly decayed art deco former cinema on Oxford's Cowley Road, to see the Dragon Gate Invasion wrestling show. Dragon Gate are a Japanese promotion, with a style fusing Mexican lucha with puroresu strong style. It's pretty fantastic and downright thrilling when you see it happening right in front of you.
I've been trying all week to put together a sensible review, but if you're a wrestling fan who's heard of Dragon Gate you can guess what I'd say. If you're a wrestling fan who hasn't heard of Dragon Gate none of what I write would make sense. Finally, if you're not a wrestling fan at all none of what I might write would make any sense at all without pages and pages of extra context and even then you'd only get it in an intellectual way and not with any emotion.
Instead, here's a tiny but representative snippet from the end of the evening. Your reaction might vary (see above), but it's impressive however you look at it.