You also seem to greatly dislike Shelly for some reason. I thought that his match with Black was really entertaining and showcased both mens talents.
Alex Shelly could probably wrestle a 60 min draw against God with the crowd chanting this is awesome the whole time and you would probably give the match *** stars top.
As for Rave/Sydal, it wasn't the disaster that everyone made it out to be, but it was very boring in my opinion.
I dislike Shelley because he is all wasted potential. The only good matches I've seen him in are the ones where he actually tries, ie tells a story, sells, etc. Those are vs Dragon at Arena Warfare, Aries at Manhattan Mayhem I and Punk at 3YA:N2.
And the fans would be chanting this is awesome for all the kewl movez~!
Now, I haven't seen Shelley/Black but what's wrong with a match with just moves? That's a style, isn't it? I mean half of today's ladder matches are just moves but are still good matches because they're good for their specific style of wrestling. Like I said, I haven't seen Shelley/Black but if it's just moves, then I don't see why it gets graded on the same scale as the others.
With just moves there's no reason for me to care. That style is only really done by the Briscoes, Black, Shelley, Romero and a few others. All other Indy wrestling (well the bigger promotions, not the tiny ones no one's ever heard of) is more than just moves; look at the 2007 TPI, every match apart from Joker/CJ Otis and maybe Tornado/Webb told a story. Whether it be Quack fighting off a concussion for his pride and love for the sport or whether Joker could keep up with Brent Albright, I know I cared.
(Thanks Watts for reminding me to do this
CHIKARA: Chapter 11
1. F.I.S.T. vs. Tim Donst & Los Ice Creams - **1/2
(Weird. We got the normal start, rudos work over Donst, then no finishing sequence. Rudos worked over Donst then pinned him (kinda). Not bad at all though)
2. Hydra vs. Robbie Ellis - *
(Pretty awesome for what it was)
3. Shane Storm & Super Smash Brothers vs. The Colony - ***
(Fun Trios, SSB rock)
4. Bryan Alvarez vs. Larry Sweeney - **1/4
(Very slow and basic, still pretty solid though)
5. MIYAWAKI, Passion Hasegawa & El Pantera vs. Delirious, Cheech & Cloudy - **1/2
(very messy at times, coulda been better)
6. Shayne Hawke & Osirian Portal vs. Mike Quackenbush, Trik Davis & Helios - ***3/4
(Awesome match, all 6 guys were on)
7. Falls Count Anywhere - Eddie Kingston vs. Hallowicked - ***3/4
(Really good intense, believable fight)
8. Hair vs. Mask - Lince Dorado vs. Mitch Ryder - ***3/4
(Mostly down to the booking that made this great, but boy it was great)
: Big shame about Lince's injury because this show had a perfect undercard and 2 semi main events, then being topped off by an awesome Hero/CC would probably have made it Show of the Year. Still a really fun show with some good matches in there.