Watched Jones vs Dynamite Kid which was posted on the OP here. Ok, I'll start fast and state I loved the hell out of it. Captured my interest immediately, character paths were mapped out quickly, it had so much to bite on it really was a perfect way to introduce anyone who is new yet familiar to the product (myself)
or anyone who flat out has never seen/heard of this style. First aspect which hooked me in, and maybe I'm alone on it, was the crowd. Yep, absolutely the crowd made this a joy to view. So passionate. Had those flashbacks to the NWA/early WCW days with how much the fans - noticed a LOT of dames in particular - got into the work. Jones was mad loved. Not over, he was loved
by the fans. Anytime Kid would do a dirty strike, oh they wanted his blood. They nearly got it too as it pissed Jones off every time.
Speaking of, Dynamite's rise into dirtier and dirtier tactics as the match worth on was excellent. Starting with getting frustrated out of hold for hold grapples. Slapping Jones. Jones fury wasn't set to burst just yet, so he fired back with his own slap to teach the youngster a lesson. Things rage on and so does Dynamite's attempts at working more like a heel. So much fun to see. Loved the building it led to. Dynamite would soon nearly through the entire rule book out (pointed by the commentator as "he's not familiar to the rules here" haha) Every time Dynamite would tarnish the pure nature of the sport, Jones was get PISSED. Best example of this was following about the second slap which led Jones to to grab Dynamite by his head and chuck him through the ropes leading to one hell of a stiff bump on the concrete floor. Conveyed how Jones was sick of his games and showed Dynamite how he wasn't going to take his crap anymore. Don't get me started on Dynamite kicking Jones square in the face the moment one of the rounds ended
HEAT PERSONIFIED. Oh, and JONES WANTED TO KILL HIM. Moment the next round started it was hell on earth for Dynamite. Eating some gnarly whips into the ropes & eventually getting crossbodied by Jones over the top. Heel work was bliss here only b/c of how much fun it was to see Dynamite keep on poking the bear. He poked him so much that Jones had to snap. Playing possum for one spot & hitting/attempting the top rope flying headbutt - despite being illegal - all came into play too. Fabulous. Hope this didn't sound all too one sided. Dynamite's heel work was great and a blast to see, but Jones as the rugged face teaching the punk a lesson was very bossy. On par, if not better simply b/c the subtle rise of aggression was legit
worthy. You wanted to see Dynamite get roughed up at the end.
So, obviously the ring work in this was top notch quality too. Couldn't help but only harp on the other factors which earned my love while watching such as immense crowd participation & great character work by both men. Can't remember the other Marty Jones matches if recommended specifically by good ol WOOLCOCK, but I'm plenty open for them.