I did love the opening vignette, though, including them having Tajiri offer Muta flowers and mist on them ("Don't think...FEEL"). And I think I like Muta's "Demon from Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" mask.
As for the match itself? Really didn't do a whole lot for me. There were some funny spots, and Muta really knows how to play a complete weirdo well, but most of it was stalling and on the few occassions it did get physical it didn't look all that good. Then again, that seems to be the case with most of Keiji Mutoh's "Muta" matches in Japan that I've seen, even going back to the mid to late 90s.
I really like that idea, but I think it may be a little past its time. Over the last few years, we've seen Austin, Undertaker, Kane, Rock, HHH, etc. basically go on a "beat-the-crap-out-of-everybody" streak WITHOUT the Hardcore belt in tow.