Seems that Uraken
wasn't too pleased with my reviews of the matches I posted and sent me this reply through a rep. I was going to reply privately but what's the fun in that? Feel free to chip in your two cents in because I'm wondering if I'm the only person who isn't too high on the two CHIKARA matches.
Looks like you failed to follow the stories told in both all the way or even past a few minutes in, & pegged them as "typical indy" shit. Kingston's selling was top notch & every move SDR hit Generico with softened up his neck for the piledriver.
I never called them straight-up shit as I gave them a decent rating, but I could see plenty of flaws in them. I looked back at my copy of the event and I can see that Kingston gave great facial expressions when selling but he physically sold the moves like drunk man flopping about. I've always heard Eddie Kingston is a break from the dull Davey Richard's and Roderick Strong's of the US Indy scene, but so far he hasn't yet impressed me.
I looked back at the ending of Del Ray/Generico and yes, Del Ray did do some neck-work. But that doesn't cancel out the fact that I thought they were too reliant on near-falls.
I'm not shitting on CHIKARA for the hell of it. Hell, it's my first time watching. I enjoyed the matches but it's not really my preferred style and I will probably avoid it from now.