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Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread

Eddie Kingston vs Kevin Steen - CHIKARA Hot of the Griddle
This starts off as your typical indy brawl that you would find in any ROH or PWG grudge match. They fight around the ring spitting at each other and interacting with the crowd. It all leads into to Kingston's comeback nicely. They then trade big moves and get a bunch of 2.9 counts (some felt out of place and it borderline overkill) before the well-placed low-blow to abruptly end the match. The cheap ending leaves room for a future match. Steen was the star here. That man is simply great at being a dickhead. Kingston however, came of as pretty dull in this match. His comebacks felt pretty lame and only worked because of Steen.
Rating: ***1/4

El Generico vs Sara Del Ray - CHIKARA Hot of the Griddle
I'm a big Generico mark and I've heard great things about Del Ray so my expectations were quite high. I really enjoyed the character dynamics. Generico didn't want to hit a woman, and Del Ray was offended by Generico's reluctance to go balls-to-the-walls on her so she had to dish out the punishment until Generico is forced to make an effort. Unfortunately, this didn't last long and they scrapped all the character work about eight minutes in and turn the match into an indy wankfest, but a fun one at that.
Rating: ***1/4

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