Originally Posted by Honor™
Joe is not god, KENTA is really not god.
On a related note.... Minoru Suzuki IS GOD
^^^^^ That damn well might be true, Minoru Suzuki is Pro Wrestling's true bad ass, still I'd love to see him mix it up with the likes of Joe, Danielson & Homicide.
Anyways Thoughts on 1PW Invincible
Austin Aries, Roderick Strong & Matt Sydal vs Darkside & The Briscoes
Good Opener if not MOTN, quick paced and full of action like you'd expect from the 5 ROH guys in the match and Darkside a young up and coming UK talent holds his own even if slightly outclassed.
Jimmy Rave vs El Ligero
Pretty standard match from Rave working the Embassy bit, El Ligero is basically the UK version of El Generico (but spottier a tad less fun to watch). Fairly entertaining match up but nothing is spectacular about it except the Rave TP shower prematch.
Andy Boy Simmonz (Open Challenge) vs Martin Stone
I don't really know why but I enjoy Simmonz, he has a good amount of heel charisma and is decent enough in the ring from what I've seen. This was my first time seeing Stone and he seems to be little else than a brawler. Quick match up and it's amusing that Simmonz always jobs out in his own Open Challenges.
Martin Stone vs Iceman
Promoted as a Wild Unsanctioned Brawl this was pretty bland even for a Brawl, little more than punches and irish whips. Stone has an issue after being knocked out by Iceman who could easily be the lost member of the Carnage Crew.
Bryan Danielson vs SUWA
While isn't nearly as good the ROH match (amusingly enough the 1PW commentators are oblivious to the fact they had a match a week before) they had a few days before this event it was still a good match, shorter than your average Amdrag match at about 15 mins which makes it less epic. Nice to see Danielson back in babyface mode and always fun to watch SUWA hit the camera man with a singapore cane. Why? Why the hell not. SUWA your so damn awesome
Samoa Joe vs Jay Phoenix
Pheonix is hated backstage for his ego, reported theft and blindsiding other wrestlers with a pillow (don't ask), he also did something to piss off Samoa Joe, sounds like an angle? I'm not so sure after seeing this match, Joe absolutely beats the shit out of Phoenix as this match is nothing more than a drawn out squash. Joe is incredibily agressive in this match even by his standards even after seemingly dislocating Phoenix's jaw with a facewash. Can't think of a match more fitting of the "Joe's Gonna kill You" chant. Fun match
Doug Williams vs Nigel McGuinness
No beef in this match just two friends and tag team partners (in NOAH) displaying a great british style match up. However since this is a fair match and basically an exhibition there is not a lot to say about it unless you want to hear about all the holds and counterholds. Exceptional work from both men.
1PW Tag Team Titles - Jody Fleisch & Jonny Storm vs Team SHAG (Cabana & Burridge)
Despite the fact I love Cabana and his antics, throw in Burridge who compliments Cabana perfectly there was just too much comedy in this match to make it feel like the title defense was being taken seriously, then add in one of the worst booked endings to a match I've ever seen and it seriously hurts my rating for this match, a shame cause the actual wrestlng in this match was pretty good.
Ten Man Survival of the Sickest Elimination Match - 1PW Champion Steve Corino, Spud, Teddy Hart & Southern Comfort vs Abyss, Sterling James Keenan, Team Supreme & Spike Dudley/Matt Hyson
A falls count anywhere survivor series match seems like a good idea on paper but this match was a big mess. It started as Hart/Spud vs SJK/Hyson in a plain tag matchbut soon after everyone else runs in and a big brawl starts off but there is so much going on (and only 3 camera men) you have no idea whats going on half of the time. Some cool spots like a piledriver off the top rope, Corino getting hit in the head with a barbed wire chair and a crazy balcony dive from Spud but there are so many stupid things in the match as well, top of the list would be Abyss eliminating Hyson.... his teammate. Poor main event.
Overall Show Rating
The Joe/Phoenix beating is fun, SUWA/Danielson is entertaining and the 6 man and Williams/McGuinnness match are both excellent but the rest of the card is filler.