Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
EVOLVE 4: Danielson vs. Fish
Union City, NJ- July 23, 2010
Quick Thoughts: EVOLVE 4 was a really consistent show and even the few meh matches did not overstay their welcome. Cannon/Callihan, Jacobs/CT were good with a fantastic main event that clicked on all the right cylinders.
Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee- Fun, short opener
Chris Dickinson vs. Rich Swann vs. Ricochet vs. Drake Younger- Decent 4 way with Ricky and Rich handling the load.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Tina San Antonio (WSU Title)- Squash
Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano- Good, hard worked match with some solid back and forth.
CHIKARA Sekigun vs. Aeroform- Pretty meh match until the ending which was really good.
Arik Cannon vs. Sami Callihan- Really good, hard hitting slugfest. Well done brawl.
Osirian Portal vs. Up in Smoke- Standard tag fare
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Chucky T- Really good match with some innovative spots using the small space to their advantage.
Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish- Awesome shoot style main event match with lots of strikes and submissions mixed with storytelling. Fantastic stuff.
EVOLVE 5: Danielson vs. Sawa
Rahway, NJ- September 11, 2010
Quick Thoughts: Really good show that was very diverse in what it presented. Some matches were spotty, others were workrate and some were MMA influenced shoot style. Really good that is probably on par with EVOLVE 4, if not a bit lower.
Mike Quackenbush vs. Chuck Taylor- Solid opener that got good time.
Up in Smoke vs. Aeroform- Typical fun spotfest
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Adam Cole- Really good match with some nice storytelling and back and forth.
Drake Younger vs. Sami Callihan- Decent match that could've been better, Younger seemed off his game here.
Allen vs. Gargano vs. Frightmare vs. Moxley vs. Akuma vs. Swann- Fun match with lots of Frenzy and Chaos.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Awesome Kong (WSU Title)- Disappointing match with a horrid finish
Kyle O'Reilly vs. Ricochet- Really good match with a great ending. Very structured but believable.
Bryan Danielson vs. Munenori Sawa- Really good strike-for-strike match, further differentiating each of the EVOLVE main events. These guys went balls to the wall with action from start to finish. Not a lot of time but it wasn't necessary with the way they worked the match.
FIP Impact of Honor
Orlando, FL- June 10, 2006
Quick Thoughts: Pretty decent show, nothing was blowaway but Davey/Shingo, Stevens/Madison and the main event were the shining instances of this event.
Sal Rinuaro vs. The Canadian Cougar (Tony Kozina)- Lackluster opener
Alex Pourteau vs. Seth Delay- Not good, Delay was horrid.
Chasyn Rance vs. Kory Chavis vs. Kenny King vs. Ryan Drago- Pretty crappy 4 way with a decent ending.
Davey Richards vs. Shingo Takagi- Really good match, but very short.
Erick Stevens vs. Steve Madison- Very good brawling style match
Bryan Danielson vs. Colt Cabana (ROH World Title)- Match was boring and didn't get out of first til the last few minutes.
Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. Fast & Furious- Great main event with fantastic double team sequences and consistent action throughout.
I Matt Hardy (A Matt Hardy guy since '99):
*=meh **=decent/average ***=good ****=very good *****=outstanding