Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
MP’s Indy DVD Bonanza 2010--PWG As the Worm Turns
I’m anticipating the main event more than any PWG match I’ve ever seen. And the semi-main isn’t too far behind. Let’s do this. WARNING: drunk, rambly.
Johnny Goodtime &. LTP vs. CK Jackson &. Ryan Taylor: ***1/4
-The usual fun PWG opener. This continues to be the best showcase of really young talent on the national indy scene. Jackson looks like he’s improved from looking like a bloody stool to looking like normal lukewarm piss.
Scott Lost vs. Brandon Gatson: ***
-Good match. The Brandon Gatson Means Business Tour continues. I definitely like him more in matches with veterans at this point in his career than having to carry somebody.
Roderick Strong vs. Chris Sabin: ****1/4
-Holy FUCK. This came out of nowhere. I honestly don’t see anything wrong with this, other than maybe a lack of backstory (and there‘s even some of that since this was supposed to be a first round BOLA match). Some of the sequences toward the beginning are breathtaking, and the strikes are just disgusting. Sleeper match that you need to go out of your way to see.
Joey Ryan, Brandon Bonham, & Candice LaRae vs. The Cutlers & Christina Von Eerie: ***
-I could really go for some goofy comedy after that hair-raising last match, and for the most part this brings it. A lot of fun. Joey and Candice completely own this thing, even before the bell.
Chris Hero vs. Alex Shelley: ***1/2
-Solid match. Chris Hero bores me, I’ve made no secret about that. The Kings are still awesome and occasionally he’ll surprise me, but this is comparable to a typical HDNet main event. Excalibur makes a couple of references to The Wire and warms my heart like nothing else in wrestling (while going straight over Roderick Strong’s head).
Shelley warms my heart further by giving a t-shirt to “that annoying prick of a kid” (according to Excalibur earlier tonight). A lot of people hate that kid, but this was too awesome for words. You know what, that kid’s probably the best fan in the building.
Young Bucks vs. Greatest Tag Team Name of All-Time: ****
-Referring to the 2 Skinny Black Guys of Low Moral Fiber. Chuck Taylor’s pre-match and DVD cover pic is hysterical. Nick Jackson is wearing a Hulkamania shirt and rips it off. How is this not the greatest promotion on the planet? Chuck Taylor plays a kick ass Robert Gibson. His wrestling has looked a lot better lately. Generico continues to prove that he has the best timing in the business. NASTY BOYS ARMPIT! This was largely character-based and nearly as amazing as the Strong/Sabin match.
Kenny Omega vs. Davey Richards: ****1/2
-Fuck yes. My favorite rivalry in wrestling. Omega is wearing a horns-and-shoulder pad deal that amuses me before the bell. Then he keeps he wearing it during the match and I’m begging for Davey to knock his god damn head off. Commentary is barely paying attention to the match and I’m about ready to turn it off for the first time in PWG history. RICHARDS DIVING HEADBUTT WITH THE HORNS! Horns Cloverleaf! Omega’s arm was a compelling, legitimate target throughout the match, and DAVEY RICHARDS IS A MOTHERFUCKING WORLD CHAMPION. Better than Aries/Black.
Final Thoughts: I probably annoyed people on this board for weeks complaining about when this DVD would be released. Now we know why. This was easily the best North American wrestling show of 2010 that I've seen to this point. Better than 8th Anniversary, better than WrestleMania, better than Guerre Sans Frontieres, better than probably any PWG show since Threemendous II. Buy this immediately! DO IT. Can’t wait for Titannica now.
Next Up: Chikara--A World of Comforting Illusions
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Last edited by The REAL MP; 05-16-2010 at 02:48 AM.