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KaijuFan's Stoned Reviews:
PWG - DDT4 (2009)
As I continue to work my way through PWG 2K9, we're getting into the meat of the year with their annual tag team tournament. This year the Young Bucks were entered and also forced to defend the tag titles in addition to each tournament match they're in. Pack a bowl and let's dive in!
Joey Ryan and Scott Lost vs Bryan Danielson and Roderick Strong:
Holy shit has Roderick Strong evolved(all puns will be pardoned from this point onward)! The man is just a perfect looking wrestler. Crazy finish capped off a wonderfully woven match. If that makes any sense.
Men of Low Moral Fiber vs Dark & Lovely:
*** + 1
Everything about this was amazing, the Street Fighter spot, the double grenade, and the finishing sequence were just perfect. Kenny Omega continues to enhance my high.
PWG Tag Team Titles:
The Young Bucks (c) vs The Cutler Bros.
2(2/2) + 1(1/2) + (-4) + 5 = My rating.
There's a really hot chick with black hair in the 3rd row of hardcam. The match featured some brain numbing spots, but I couldn't help but feel that I'd already seen this match. The Cutlers are really starting to make a name for themselves, I've been impressed from every outing they've had.
I really don't know what my rating is because I didn't even do the formula given, so if you really want to know, do the math.
Malachi Jackson vs Phoenix Star:
Meh, Malachi is noticeably new and seems his boots don't fit. Spots all over, and his boots are just too big.
PWG Tag Team Titles:
The Young Bucks (c) vs Men of Low Moral Fiber:
***** Star Frog Splash
Yeah, someone stop the internets, someone gave out a 5 star rating for a match no one else ever thought to give. Whatever. There were three pinfalls were I thought the match was over and it just intensified. I've never seen a crowd more outrageous than the one in Reseda for this match. While I hated what finished the match, the overall performance was mind melting.
Like, when Mat got that huge combo done to him, he should not have run around the ring before planting Omega with the Finlay roll. He should have been aching and in pain the entire time. But honestly, I don't give a shit. The match blew me away regardless. Afterall, isn't what this really is all about? Watching a performance of athletes entertain us to the point of excitement. I think it is, and fuck, when you're blasted it's all the more believable.
Bryan Danielson and Roderick Strong vs Motor City Machine Guns:
registered 5 on the rector scale.
Alright, now I know I'm starting to lose the faith of fellow raters, two five star matches in a row? My reputation is in jeopardy now. Well I was just thinking to myself how far Roderick and Shelley come. I remember them wrestling each other in 2005 and to see them only four years later, they're 200% better than before.
The same goes for when Danielson and Sabin were in the ring together. They both evolved quite a lot in the past four years. Watching this was like watching wrestling for the first time again. I was horrified and amazed. By far the greatest pure wrestling tag match I've ever seen. And this is the difference between this 5 star and the previous, the last one was solely because the entertainment was so astronomically high. This was because it was a beautiful display of the sport of professional wrestling.
Chris Hero (c) vs Joey Ryan:
The reason Hero isn't in the WWE is because the WWE is hiring actors now. There was some botching, not going to lie, but the overall effect was there. In fact, one of the botches actually added to the match. Joey Ryan continues to be awesome and Hero continues to win me over with his title reign.
PWG Tag Titles:
Young Bucks (c) vs Bryan Danielson and Roderick Strong:
Alright, the ending pissed me off. I know I argued with someone before about giving it a bad rating and I now take it back. The match itself was stunning and I legit thought the Bucks were going to die, they were mauled. However the ending is just so upsetting I just can't really be too positive on it.
That Young Pot Smoking Kid
R.I.P. Bison Smith
Fuck ratings, enjoy wrestling.
Last edited by KaijuFan; 03-10-2010 at 01:12 PM.