Just watched BOLA Night 1 and 2 this weekend.....wow, what great shows!!
Night 1 was really fun, the standout matches for me being
- Roderick Strong Vs Johnny Goodtime ***
- Austin Aries Vs Kendrick (Match wasn't crazy or anything, Aries just rules on the mic and the screwy ending was awesome, which is not easy to do IMO)
- Kenny Omega Vs Kevin Steen *** 1/2 - Steen is hilarious, the talking at the beginning was a little long but on purpose...good match as well, lol.
- Alex Shelly Vs El Generico **** - just a really really good match. What do you expect from Shelley and Generico...Shelley was a class act all weekend.
even though the ever important (
) star ratings aren't that high, night one was so much fun. The commentary is always great. Perfect set up for Night 2...match pace from beginning to end was well done, built well to the main Event. Never got tired always wanted to see more.
Joey Ryan Vs Brian Kendrick ***1/2 - GREAT opener, I love the way Brian Kendrick is re-developing his personna subtly since leaving the WWE....the opening interaction between Ryan and Kendrick was GOLD. generated some legitimate heat for Kendrick.
Kenny Omega Vs Scott Lost - **** - fun, fun, fun. Great match, Lost looked like a star which Steen and Excalibur stated. Commentary wise and match, my second favorite of the night/weekend (still havn't watched String Vs Omega main event yet, lol.)
Strong Vs Tornado - *** 1/4 - HT and Strong in a match, bound to be somewhat good!
Young Bucks Vs Steen and Generico - **** 1/2 - LOVED this match. One of my favorite matches I've seen in forever....so so good. Crowd was molten, commentary had me laughing all the way through and all 4 men put it in overdrive. Steen and Generico are so true to their characters it's amazing...wish i had seen this match before I saw ROH Final Battle 2009.
Omega Vs Strong - Haven't watched yet, I'll update tonight after I do =)
I would highly suggest watching both night 1 and 2, lot's of stuff plays into night 2 from night 1 (obviously) good elevation of Goodtime, Gaston and Lost, also anytime a mic was touched on either night, hilarity insued...and it all made sense.
Omega is a star, Aries is a heat magnet when he wants. Generico is one of the best baby faces on the planet.
Kurt RussellMania can't come out quick enough.