Re: Official Indy DVD Help Thread
For the guy who was asking about When Hero Met Punk, I feel it should be mentioned, if it hasn't already, that it really was a one match show. The Hero/Punk main event was a tremendous match imo, but the rest of the card ranged from average to terrible. Just throwing it out there.
wXw: The World Lightweight Tourney-16/9/06
Mike Quackenbush def. Marc Roudin: Pretty good match. solid mat wrestling, with some old-school heel tactics from Roudin thrown in for good measure. At 17 minutes, it ran a bit to long for an opener imo, but it still held up well enough. Quack advances. **3/4
Tommy End def. Carbon: good showing from both guys. A couple of blown spots hurt it slightly, but they held the match togeter well enough. Would have been a better choice to open the show imo. End advances.
Ricky Marvin def. Taiji Ishimori: My pick for MOTN. Both guys outclassed everyone else on the show, and put on an incredible 10 minute match. A couple more minutes wouldn't have gone astray but what was there was very good. Marvin advances. ****
Emil Sitoci def. Tengkwa: Sitoci is the reigning wXw lightweight champion. Very impressive match. Sitoci played a very good heel and tengkwa looked pretty crisp in ring. good action. ***
Pac def. El Generico: Second best match on the show, only just beaten by the NOAH guys. Pac looked like a million bucks in this one, and a great showing from Generico also. A few very impressive highspots and all around great action. Pac advances. ***3/4
Kevin Steen and Bad Bones def. Steve Douglas and Iceman: Average bout. Never been a huge fan of Steen, and he only looked to be going at half capacity here. The other three guys didn't really do anything to impress me. Not terrible or anything, but probably could've been much better. *3/4
wXw Tag Team Title match - Murat Bosporus and Wesley Croton def. the High Class Catch Club: Solid if unspectacular bout. Mostly worked on the mat. Murat certainly looked a lot better in ring than the rest, but everyone in there looked decent enough. **1/4
wXw World Heavyweight Title Match - Ares def. Baron von Hagen: Match itself wasn't incredible, but watchable. The biggest issue with this bout is it went WAY too long. it ran about 37 or so minutes, but they could have easily fit the action into a 15 minute tine frame. As a result, the match seemed to drag on forever, and got rather tedious by the end. **
World Lightweight Tournament finals - Tommy End wins wXw Lightweight Title: Order of elimination was Quackenbush, Marvin, Pac, Sitoci. Very fun match. lots of 5-man spots worked into the action, and all 5 men entered fine performances. End pinning Sitoci with his own finish (the Snapmare Driver) was a nice touch also. ***
Final thoughts: While the non-tournament matches were rather weak, the tournament itself was very good. It's a fun show, but it's also not really must-see material.