Working Dark Matches
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: University Of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Re: Official Indy DVD Help Thread
1. I don't have a 'beef' with ROH persay...I am just getting tired of it. Back in the day when I first started watching it (Late 06) it all flowed better, storylines were richer, and there was a stronger focus on wrestling. ROH is trying to hard to be the next TNA/become a mainstream thing. And to be mainstream the product has changed. Storylines were once 'You hit me so hard I went deaf, now I am gonna kill you', to todays 'I'm a lizard man who can't talk but I'm still gonna ask the Shimmer girl out on a date.' Don't get me wrong, I think Gabe is the smartest booker in wrestling and still writes gernius storyline, ala Aries and Jacobs. I feel ROH is watered down in product and selling out to appeal to the mainstream. And I hate the newswires. I could kill myself after reading them.
2. On Jack Evans and Daniels, I have seen a lot of people online give it ***3/4, but I think it was better than that. I think many people look over the fact that there was a good story in the match just because Jack Evans was in the match. I need to watch it a second time, but there really isn't any way that I think it would go below ****.
A wrestling match is like a balanced diet. The basics are carbs, keeping you going. Armdrags may not be the highlight, but they're key to the development. Dairy is emotion and crowd interaction, like bones, they strengthen the match, and in there absense, the it will fall apart. Meat is moves like suplexes and finishers. They’re cool, but if you rely on them you’d be unhealthy, and the matches unwatchable. Mat work is fruits and vegetables. We may not like them, but some is sweet chain wrestling. Last is spots and indy MoVEz~!, your sugars and fats. You can't just eat chocolate, and thus you need to do more than flips and head drops to get above ****.