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Join Date: Jan 2006
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
CHIKARASAURUS REX:KING OF SHOW
Match #1: Tim Donst, Lince Durado, Pinky Sanchez and Tursas vs. Fire Ant, Soldier Ant, Green Ant and Frightmare
Great opener, tons of fun. A little sloppy at times, BDK team seems especially careless at times. Can't tell if that's planned, regardless, fun match with some great spots. Ending with Vokoder showing up was cool, loved the way they transitioned right into the backstage segment.
Match #2: “Equinox” Jimmy Olsen vs. Shingo
Was initially very pumped for this, was a little let down. Still, slightly better than average match. Worth the watch for some of the stiff shots and of course, it's Shingo.
Match #3: Sara Del Rey and Daizee Haze vs. Amazing Kong and Raisha Saeed
Nice womens tag match. 4 of the top womens wrestlers in the world. Wish they had brought the hate a little more, Ah well. Also, I was eating a barrito and nacho chips while watching this match, I feel like it deserves a 2nd go.
Match #4: Team F.I.S.T. (Icarus, Gran Akuma and Chuck Taylor) vs. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki & Super Shenlong
Awesome Trios action (I've always wanted to see Chikara and DG go into a full trios stable war long before the DGUSA ties brought them togeather)
Mochi kicks FIST members hard, CIMA is CIMA, FIST make surprising turn by kicking Akuma out, Gargano rules, wanted to see more Shenlong.
Match #5: The Unstable (Stigma, Colin Delaney and Vin Gerard) vs. Drake Younger and The Osirian Portal
This match was awesome for a couple reasons. 1) it was way different than stuff they usually do 2) Drake was actually aight 3) The Unstable are just getting better and better.
Fun brawl, loved seeing a different side of Chikara here. Lots of people get dropped on their head.
Match #6: Tommy Dreamer and Eddie Kingston vs. Claudio Castagnoli and Ares
Tommy looks better than expected in teh ring, match is just overall better than expected. Claudio is the man.
**** - **** 1/4
Match #7: Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked and Jigsaw vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino and BxB Hulk
Just fantastic Trios action. Everyone looked like a million bucks.
This was my favorite Chikara shows top to bottom. One of my fave shows this year along with PWG Titanica, ROH DBDH and NOAH's anniversary show.
Chikara did some different things on this show and did them really well without going to far away from what makes Chikara, well, Chikara. They have the best stortline booking in the american indies hands down. Everything ties into everything else and makes sense and that means something to me.
If this show was what DGUSA was like, maybe I'd be into it more. Good job Chikara!
PS - The commentary was awesome, as usual. UMB for president.