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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread

Live thought from 2CW's Gas Into Fire in Binghamton,NY

Veda Scott vs. Cherry Bomb(Special Guest Referee EMT)
-EMT and Cherry Bomb sort of have a feud
-EMT is fat as hell
-Cherry probably has 10 or so pin attempts that EMT doesn't count as he goes to yell at fans
-After Cherry Bomb super kicks EMT Veda Scott takes advantage and EMT is able to make the super fast count
-Decent match and since everyone and their mother's are a fan of Cherry it was a decent choice for the opener

Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Colin Delaney
-Everytime I see Colin I hope for the love of Pete that Chikara brings him back and I was hoping so badly that Chikara would have a 2CW showcase with some of the former Chikara guys. But yeah, the dude is talented and knows how to show it a lot better than he did at the beginning of his 2CW run
-Slyck was super over for some reason
-A particularly awesome spot was when Colin went for a suicide dive and Slyck caught Colin in a fireman's carry position and then flipped Colin around into a tombstone position and hit it on the outside. It was pretty darn awesome
-Really good match, Colin is the most consistent midcard guy 2CW has and puts on short and sweet matches for the fans to get behind
-Colin loses and continues his losing streak. I don't know where this losing streak is heading but I think we will find out by Living on the Edge weekend(2CW's biggest weekend of the year)

STRIVE TO SURVIVE:Kevin Graham/Punisher VanSlyke/Pete D. Order/Dick Justice vs. Pepper Parks/Loca Vida/The Killer Steves
-This is a 4 vs. 4 elimination tag match unlike last night's, which was 5 on 5
-Graham and Parks are the captains
-Alex Colan was suppose to be on Parks' team and EMT was suppose to be on Graham's but Colan must not have made it saddly
-The 4 on 4 set up worked better here since wrestlers weren't just coming in getting about 2 minutes of stuff in and then getting eliminated until it was down in numbers. Each fall felt like enough work had been done to get it
-The local 2CW guys do much better with each other than they usually do with outside talent like a SSB or Steen. I say this because if you watch First Class(Graham and Pun) or a Vida with outside talent they look awkward but here they look just fine. That doesn't mean they are superstars waiting to happen or anything but they aren't as bland in the ring as you would think when watching matches with them against bigger name indy guys
-Cool spots include:Loca Vida doing a summersault off the top rope to a group of guys on the outside,Graham looking like he is about to dive on a group of guys only to stop short for the psych out which leads his partner Pun to press him up and toss him over against his will, and Pun lifting Loca into a stalling butterfly suplex where he holds him probably close to 30 seconds then double clutches it for ultimate little man tossing fun
-I would say this match had better pacing than last night even though the ending with Graham and Parks was not as good as the night before

Sami Callihan/Rich Swann vs. 3.0 vs. Planet Fitness(Cheech/"Muscle" Marcos)
-Planet Fitness was added since they were scheduled for the show and by no means did they hinder this match and if anything them as heels added to it
-This is a return match for 3.0 having wrestled in 2CW once against The Olsens for the 2CW Tag Team Titles
-If you like your wrestling serious then though this match was fast paced and spotty enough for the people who love that sort of thing, it was incredibly carefree and simply fun
-Sami comes down to the ring with a plastic fork, Parker stole the shake weight from Marcos, Marcos has is leg press thing and we have a stand off
-Sami would take the shake weight and we get a "Shake" chant going
-Sami stabs Marcos in the stomach with the fork and it breaks into a million pieces.Awesome
-Other Awesome moments include:Sami Stabbing Marcos again with another fork and it shattering again, a dance off between Swann and Parker, Sami and Swann simultaneously doing dives on opposite sides of the ring, Sami dropping Shane Matthews over the steel guardrails and into my lap, a 5-man tower of doom, and every team hitting big moves toward the end(PF with a Air Raid Crash/Piledriver, 3.0 with a pop up then spear, and Sami/Swann with a Scissor Kick/Shoulder Breaker)

-This match was odd
-The pace was okay because it seemed like Isys was about to get a real comeback after Steen had stopped it everytime but Jason Axe would come out to interfere. Isys notices though and flips to the outside onto Axe
-Steen has time to recover and hits Isys as he is on the top rope. Isys pushes Steen off after a failed superplex
-This leads to Steen essentially hugging the ref so he can't do anything and Axe actually interfering
-Steen takes advantage and hits the Package Piledriver for the win
-I find it odd that they have this whole thing where Isys wants to earn his shot by beating top contenders and has been doing so since April but when he finally gets it it ends like this. Why Axe interfered I don't know. Maybe because he is pissed with Isys for winning the night prior but since it looks like him and Spike are going to be going at it for a bit I don't think that it was necessary for him to do
-This makes Steen 2-0 this weekend because of Axe interfering and either there is something going on with them or it just so happens the people Steen was facing, Axe hated

DJ Hyde vs. Spike Dudley vs. Jason Axe vs. Masada
-There was a lot about this match that didn't make sense but that's okay
-Was suppose to be Spike vs. Axe but Hyde came out instead of Axe. The crowd boos LOUD partially because of Hyde but a lot because they wanted Spike vs. Axe
-Spike's pissed and wants to know where Axe is and Hyde just says that he is better than anyone so it doesn't matter
-Spike then takes the microphone from Hyde and says he wants Axe and goes on to hit Hyde in the head with the mic while it was still on
-When Hyde takes control Masada comes running out and attacking Hyde
-While Masada and Hyde are brawling Axe comes out and him and Spike go at it
-This match is a chaotic brawl reminiscent of 2CW of old
-Spike and Axe disappeared at somepoint only leaving Hyde and Masada. The crowd dies a bit at this point since 1)Spike vs. Axe is big with the crowd and 2)The local crowd has never seen Masada or Hyde and don't know why they should be excited
-Masada has a chair set up and looks like he is going to suplex Hyde right on it but Hyde does a small package and its over
-This won't be very memorable. Lots of throwing of chairs and guys tossing each other around but this match was missing any big spots

Demolition vs. Team CK
-This was 2CW's almost mandatory big name match
-Unlike last night Demolition gets a HUGE ovation but so does the local team of Team CK
-Smash yells that he is going to kick a fans teeth in a few times
-About as good of a match as you can expect with Demolition but the crowd being hot didn't hurt anything
-Hottest crowd of the night and it felt like the main event

OVERALL: 2CW is not what you think of as a top tier indy promotion. When you think of those you think of Chikara or PWG or DGUSA. 2CW is like a mash up of your typical indy promotion and a top tier indy promotion. A typical indy promotion usually has legends to draw fans and is made up of local talent. A top tier indy promotion has guys like Ricochet,Davey Richards,Sami Callihan,Michael Elgin, and Kevin Steen to draw fans to the show. 2CW does both of these things because Upstate NY isn't a huge internet wrestling fan area. It is more made up of WWE,TNA,ECW and WCW fans.I wouldn't want to listen to most of their opinions on wrestling but because of of them not being internet fans, the crowd seems to get a more lively feel then you would find at a DGUSA show. American Legion post 80 is like 2CW's K-Hall. This show looked like it was going to have a low attendance since about 10 minutes before the start there was about 1/2 as many people as usual but in those 10 minutes the other half certainly came through that door. The show was a shade under 2.5 hours compared to the night prior which was 3.5 hours. Another really fun night of wrestling with a good amount of variety. Maybe it isn't the best show and like a lot of earlier 2CW shows it geared more to the live audience than the DVD buyers but with the card I can't blame them. I'm hoping my friend brings me some of his 2CW DVDs so I can review them leading up to the April 20th iPPV.
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