Originally Posted by EmbassyForever
DGUSA Untouchable 2011 review:
The Scene vs. Kentucky Buffet: *1/2
Not the best way to open your show.
Jon Davis vs. Rich Swann: ***1/4
Great match, should've been longer. Davis is awesome.
Ricochet vs. PAC: ***1/2
Relaxed Rules match:
AR Fox and Sabu vs. D.U.F. (Arik Cannon and Pinkie Sanchez): ***
Johnny Gargano vs. Akira Tozawa: ****
MOTM, just an awesome match.
Four Way Freestyle:
Sami Callihan vs. Naruki Doi vs. Chuck Taylor vs. Masato Yoshino: ***
Open the Freedom Gate Championship match:
YAMATO(c) vs. CIMA: ***1/2
Another very good show from DGUSA. The venue looked really good even the crowd was pretty weak.
This was the show from Chicago, right? I was sitting on the stage next to a really obese guy, and it was pretty awesome watching Pinkie flying around right in front of me. I'll agree that the venue is solid, but it also comes off kind of... empty. The building is so massive and seeing the little ring near the pit area turned me off initially. Then, instead of a bell, they clanked together steel pipes. I don't know, it really came off as dinky to me when I attended, though the in-ring action was pretty consistently solid. Maybe it comes off better on DVD, but I wasn't exactly compelled to go back there for another show. Especially for the outrageous prices Gabe asks for his tickets. Seriously, front row for this show cost me $75+, more than ROH charges, more than double PWG charges, but without half the name value you'd get from either of those promotions (especially PWG).
That Gargano/Tozawa match was intense, though. That German on the apron was disturbing. And, yes, the crowd did lack, quite noticeably. But I suppose that's to be expected when you put, what, 200 or so people into a venue that was built for over a thousand. There's bound to be some echo and noise bouncing off the walls, which doesn't work with that few people in attendance. It works at a football game in a domed stadium, but not for this particular venue.