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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
MP’s Indy DVD Bonanza 2010: PWG Kurt Russellmania
I had a shit-eating grin on my face through the whole talky bit. I fucking love this company. Even the Bucks cracked me up on the mic (wait…WHAT?) by name-dropping all of the IWC’s favorites (Bischoff, Hogan, RUSSO) in TNA.
Cutlers, Ryan Taylor, & Christian Von Eerie vs. CK Jackson, Johnny Goodtime, LTP, and Candace LaRae: ***
-Typical PWG opener, which I mean as a compliment. The ladies looked great. For some reason I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the usual big show opener. Probably the lack of Excalibur, although this call by Chris Hero is a classic: “Malachi comes in [attacks Candace LaRae] and he’s a little pervert.”
Brandon Bonham vs. Brandon Gatson: **1/2
-I’m being fairly generous here due to inexperience. I like Gatson, but he’s always been put in a position to look good, and here he had to do a fair bit of carrying. I’m not that familiar with Bonham (just BOLA ‘08) but I think they both still need a bit of work.
Excalibur promo (on a douchebag in the crowd) gets *****. Hell yeah.
Human Tornado vs. Super Crazy: *3/4
-Well…Tornado really tried. And that was the last we would see of him in PWG for the time being. Too sad to think about, so let’s just move on.
Davey Richards vs. Kevin Steen: ***3/4
-SAVE THE SHOW, please. Not that it’s been bad, but not up to PWG standards. And save the show they did. This got weird, it got wild, and it got gross. The most PWG-like match since Danielson/Omega, and that’s the highest praise I can give it.
The Great Muta & KAI vs. Joey Ryan & Scott Lost: ***
-I’m an old-timey Muta mark, but I also know his knees are shit so my expectations aren’t that great. It’s pretty good though. Muta is the indy/puro version of Hulk Hogan, in that he knows how to work just enough to get the crowd into it.
El Generico vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger: ***3/4
-Something of a dream matchup here. I’ve said before that Generico plays the best babyface in wrestling. Really good lucha-style action. Not much to say really, indy fans will love it.
Paul London & Brian Kendrick vs. Max & Jeremy: ***1/2
-Pretty good tag match, probably not as good as you’d expect considering the talent involved. London looked fat and out of shape, probably because he’d been out for months with a back injury. Kendrick looked better than he has since going back to the indies. The Bucks were the Bucks.
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Hero vs. Roderick Strong: ***1/4
-Completely disjointed match with no structure at all. A handful of nice sequences are what earned it this rating.
Final Thoughts: I have to say I was a bit disappointed by this show, probably due to unrealistic expectations. It was certainly a lot of fun and any PWG fan should check it out. But again, there are a number of shows I’d recommend before this one.
Next up: Chikara--A Touch of Class
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Last edited by The REAL MP; 05-13-2010 at 07:46 PM.