Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Sami Callihan is instant fast-forward material. I've given him enough chances and he will never be anything other than shitty. His promos are horrendous, his facial expressions are worse, and he can't do anything remotely interesting in the ring. He just sucks.
Also, I'm officially off the Davey Richards bandwagon. Like Tyler Black in mid-09, he's had enough of a main event run that his matches are getting exposed as not much more than lots of cool moves that disguise the fact that he has no character depth whatsoever and no idea how to work more than one style of match.
The problem with ROH recently has been that they don't know when to pull the trigger on a guy, and as a result they have the most anticlimactic title reigns possible. The wrestler most people want to see should be in the main event, and the main event should very often include the world champ. If the world champ isn't the wrestler most people want to see, then you've got the wrong guy holding the belt. When the guys who get the most over have short shelf lives, like Richards and Black, then you have to really capitalize at the right time to keep people interested. They failed miserably with Tyler and it looks like they're about to fail again with Davey.
Meanwhile, PWG just put their belt on Claudio. In all fairness, the PWG belt doesn't really mean all that much, but Claudio is a guy whose game has just taken a massive step up recently. He is hotter than most people on the indies, and PWG recognizes that and they're giving him the belt because people want to see Claudio in main event matches. Plus now there is a ready-made feud with the other hottest guy on the indies, Chris Hero, over the belt just waiting to happen. That's why PWG is the best wrestling company in the world, because they put wrestlers people want to see against other wrestlers people want to see in the type of matches people want to see them in. In other words, they know what the fanbase wants, and they don't hesitate to give it to them.
This is the other wrestling section. It's still fake to us.