Not knowing the result wouldn't have made the matches any better though. We're still watching the same matches. Steen vs Generico was fine for what it was but it should have happened before the Chicago Street Fight.
Am I the only one who thought Cornette was a pain to listen to during the event btw
oh and another thing lol, now I'm caught up on the DVD shows, does anyone know where I can find a list of the HDNet cards week by week that they aired or just tell me what matches are like ***1/2 or higher with the date?
It's the same match but it's a completely different experience watching it live. I honestly believed Davey was going to win, and that made me enjoy the match a lot more than I would have knowing he lost in advance.
Here's a mostly full list of matches I'd rate in the ***1/2 and up range from HDNet:
05/30/09, Richards/Edwards vs. Steen/Generico (Tables Match) - ****
06/06/09, Lynn vs. Black vs. Danielson vs. Aries - ***3/4
06/20/09, KENTA vs. Strong - ***1/2
07/18/09, KENTA/Steen/Generico vs. Hero/Richards/Edwards - ***1/2
07/25/09, Black vs. Danielson - ****
10/12/09, KENTA vs. Hero - ****1/4
10/19/09, Aries vs. Danielson - ***1/2
11/09/09, Richards/Edwards vs. Danielson/Strong - ***3/4
11/16/09, Strong vs. Danielson - ****
11/23/09, Richards/Edwards vs. Young Bucks - ***3/4
11/30/09, Castagnoli vs. Kingston - ***1/2
12/07/09, Aries vs. Richards vs. Strong vs. Omega - ***3/4
01/04/10, Richards vs. Strong - ***1/2
01/11/10, Hero vs. Omega - ***3/4
04/12/10, Steen vs. Edwards - ***1/2
04/26/10, Richards vs. Edwards - ****
07/19/10, Steen/Corino vs. Generico/Cabana - ****
There's been other good stuff, but those are mostly the really good matches. I'm pretty sure some people will be higher or lower than me on some of those matches and some others. Claudio/Kingston for example was one that I absolutely loved, but it was eight minutes and some people might DQ it just based on that.