Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
So I went to a Northeast Wrestling show tonight (NEW). Decent show but when the main event has Hacksaw Jim Duggan in it you can't expect much (in all fairness the show was in his hometown). Some decent indy wrestling that was fun to watch for a couple hours. Wouldn't drive too far to go and see them again but I made the trip in like 30 minutes which isn't too bad considering how far apart things can be in Upstate New York.
But going to an indy show isn't why I'm posting this. I picked up some DVDs at the merchandise table. I got a sweet bootlegged copy of WCW Road Wild 1999 for $5 (I have like 3 shows before it and 3 after it so it was a missing piece that I didn't want to overpay for online), July 2007 TV episodes from NOAH (it looked like a pretty good buy for $5) from this shady table in the corner of the building...
I also stopped at the Highspots table and got up to date on PWG. I picked up BOLA 09 and Sells Out Volume 2. There was also a little something else that I saw on the table... Kurt Russell Mania! I don't know why I'm so happy that I got my copy a few days early but I am. The thing is that I have to watch BOLA first before I can brag about how good the show was before anyone else even gets their copy.
ROH Night of Appreciation
Da Hit Squad vs. The Christopher Street Connection vs. Simply Luscious and Prince Nana *
Not going to lie it was a pretty terrible match but it was pretty damn funny. Whether it be Steve Corino trashing Allison Danger (his real life sister) on commentary, Nana picking Luscious as his partner over Towel Boy and throwing the little gu out of the ring, the absurd gayness of The Christopher Steer Connection, or the huge ass kicking that the Hit Squad dished out. Fucking hilarious stuff.
Jay Briscoe vs. Tony Mamaluke **¾
Insanely fast stuff and a lot of fun to watch.
Scoot Andrews vs. Xavier vs. James Maritato **¼
A nice short, fast paced match. Nothing incredible but enjoyable for what it was.
AJ Styles vs. Low-Ki ****
They beat the hell out each other in this one. At times it just looked like a legit fight. Awesome match that I would have gone higher on if the ending had been executed better (the final fall didn’t look like a 3 count at all). Low-Ki delivers again with another fantastic match.
Christopher Daniels vs. Donovan Morgan ***½
Great technical wrestling shown and once again the match wasn’t too long but not all that short either. It kept the show flowing after following the great Ki/Styles match
#1: Michael Shane vs. Paul London *
Fun for a few minutes that it lasted. Wish London hadn’t taken an awkward flop onto the mat to set up for the finish.
#2 Spanky vs. Michael Shane ***
Good stuff all around. These 2 had been building towards a feud and Spanky picking up another win was a good way to keep it going.
#3 Bryan Danielson vs. Spanky ***½
Great match and an ending that really surprised me.
Eddie Guerrero and The Amazing Red vs. SAT ***¼
I’m not really sure how ROH managed to book the current WWE IC Champion for the show but it was pretty cool to see Eddie back in ROH. The match was done pretty well and was highly entertaining. It was at it’s best when Red would just jump all over the place and let Eddie do his thing in the ring.
Overall a very solid show besides the opener (which I thought was funny) there wasn’t really a bad match on the card (London/Shane only got a low rating because it lasted like 3 minutes). Only one match that I gave 4* to but lots of matches in the 3* range make for a really good show as well.
Last edited by FITZ; 03-13-2010 at 12:22 AM.