Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
There's an array of top quality matches and wrestlers as you said. I personally wouldn't be concentrating on the heavyweights but as you said that's not to say there isn't something to be had from watching their bouts.
Still between Steve Grey, Johnny Saint, Jim Breaks, Clive Myers, Terry Rudge, Marty Jones, Adrian Street, Clive Thompson, Alan Sarjeant amongst others you get a beautiful mix of stiff striking wrestling, tremendous matwork and grappling and some very subtle and intelligent stories developing in matches, whether its a veteran versus a young rookie, a face/face title match which gradually breaks down into a heated fight etc there's something for various wrestling fans.
Its also really disheartening to see how simple and toned down US matwork and grappling is compared to the European and Lucha counterparts. Its hard to watch some of the more 'pimped' American technicians and hear the commentators praising the matwork when they're getting outshined by even the most basic Lucha and British wrestlers, let alone the supreme workers. That's not to say the US form of grappling cannot be entertaining or work its way into the story of a match..but watching WOS, Lucha and Puro Shoot Style can leave you rather unimpressed in comparison.