The venue looked pretty good and I was glad that you almost couldn't saw the open seats. Good job there, SBG. Great way to open the show with The Briscoes' promo and the announcment about the new matchmaker.
Mischif vs Allysin Kay was ok, I didn't cared too much about the match to be fair because I was listening to Nigel and Kelly talking about the Ladder War and the 3-Way. Still it was fun little match as I said and Kay was good. *3/4
Truth Martini was gold in the shows I've seen. He did an awesome job by playing someone who keep saying everything is fine even if he knows it's not. Best manager today in my opinion, looking forward to see what'll be his future after FB12. Strong vs Thomas was good, Strong once again showd that he's the pefrect guy for matches with new guys like Thomas. Thomas is good for his current role right now but if he'll be in the Mid-Card in the future I hope he'll add more moves to his moveset because he's overusing his kicks. **1/2
Cole vs O'Reilly was so exciting to watch. It was shorter than I thought but the match was packed of action and crowd was soooooooooooooooooo hot. Great first Main Event and great match to end their feud. O'Reilly is reminds me Nakamura with his facial expressions lately and I love it.
This was a really good show, defintely felt much more diffrent than the Baltimore crowd and Corenette booking.
: I officaly loves the PGH crowd. There's the NYC atmosphere but just the fans not being totall dicks, would love to see their more tapings/IPPVs. Charlie Haas finally did his old schicks (it didn't worked with Baltimore) and the crowd loved it. The match wasn't something diffrent than their last TV match which is great because I was a fan of the last TV match. Was happy that finally C&C with pin and not stupid roll-up, this match made them looked good. ***
Fish vs Mc'Bride was nothing more than showcase Fish so I won't rate this. Don't know if Roundhouse Kick is the best finisher for Fish because DR and O'Reilly are using this.
The O'Reilly and Richards was pretty decent. Yeah, they had the whole "you are my brother", "my best friend" thing that people didn't liked and I wasn't a fan of that too but then O'Reilly saved it after he and Fish attacked Davey. O'Reilly's mic-skills are so much better than last year. They annouced American Wolves vs Fish & O'Reilly but it still not offical since Edwards is in Japan and he didn't accept to team up with Davey again so I guess we'll wait to his offical OK.
SCUM vs BJ Express was good. I'm kinda tired of writing right now so I'll just say this was fun and the only not-good thing about this was Rhett's typical sloppiness in the end. They did a good job with hyping the match between BJ Express and WGTT and gave them actaully lots of TV time. Looking forward to the match, for those who don't know it's NYC Street Fight... **1/2
Briscoes vs Headbangers was ok, Mark took some nasty spots on the floor. Ending was bad and very Cornette-ise. **
QT Marshall vs Adam Page was really short, I guess because of Marshall's bloody nose. The post-match promo was really funny and I enjoyed Nigel and RD Evans chemistry, would like to see more promos between them. RD Evans vs Nana in Final Battle will be amazing. N/R
Elgin vs Richards was their typical great match and very similar to their PWG encounter. I believe I'll be enjoy the match much more when I'll be watching the episode again in three weeks from now because I just the 3 episods without stopping. Great TV match and worth checking in my opinion. ***1/2-***3/4
Just want to mention that Lethal was good too with being pissed about how things went for him, looking forward to his feud with Steen after Final Battle and hope he'll win the belt at Mania-Weekend or BITW (you can't do it at Canada's show)
So the shows were great. Really diffrent feeling and everything felt important with purpose unlike Cornette's no-point booking. The results and way the match ended were good too besids the bad Briscoes/Bangers match and this thing totally was worth the 6$ IMO.