Re: The 2010 MOTYC Thread
STAIRWAY TO HELL MATCH- RVD vs. Abyss (TNA THE WHOLE FUCKING SHOW) ***3/4
Either this match was going to be very terrible, or a pretty enjoyable hardcore kind of match up. With the stupid gimmick stuck onto the match, and the fact that Abyss hasn't been that great for about the last year or so; I really wasn't expecting much out of this match. Luckily both men pulled it together and we got a pretty great ECW style match. Barbwire boards, thumbtacks, ladders, and many objects came into play during the match. I think the spot of the match was RVD's sick Van Terminator with the barbwire board. I would of gave the match **** but there were a couple of little botches throughout the match. Both wrestler's styles clashed together very well and they both delivered a solid way to end the show.
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Chuck Taylor (Evolve 3 Rise or Fall) ****
Pretty entertaining match with some nice teases and some great big man/litte man spots. The whole story behind the match was Claudio's size/power advantage over Taylor. It told a nice story but it's not like Castagnoli is really much bigger then Taylor. Throughout the match Chuck Taylor tried to hit his finisher, but Claudio was just to big/powerfull for him to hit the Awfull Waffle. Both men hit their usual signature moves on one another, and there were some close near falls. One thing that hurt the match was the crowd wasn't really hot throughout the whole match. Crowd reaction plays a huge factor in most matches. Also, while Taylor/Castagnoli were having a excellent match their styles didn't seem to mesh up all that well. At times the match seemed awkward.
Naomichi Marufuji vs. Go Shiozaki (NOAH 4/10/10) ****
I'm not a huge Shiozaki fan, but I usually enjoy Marufuji vs. Shiozaki matches. This match was probably the weakest match I've seen these two wrestle together. The pace was slower than most of Marufuji's matches, and focused on both wrestler's working each other over. Both men sold very well throughout the match, but I just never thought the match really ever hit second gear. Near the end they did picked it up a little bit, and pulled off a couple of pretty sweet reversals. A lot of people are overrating this match, but that's just my opinon. At the end of the day it was still a very good match, but I was suspecting much more out of these two.
ADDED TO MY TOP 25 LIST
Team WWE vs. The Nexus (WWE SUMMERSLAM) ****1/4
After a overall lackluster night, this Summerslam was shaping up to be one of the worst Summerslam's in WWE history. Luckily the main event delivered big time to save this show from being a total flop. For months now the Nexus take over has been building up to be one of the most ground breaking WWE angles in recent history. All of the beat downs, all of the matches they've interfered in; it all came down to this. I must admit that Daniel Bryan's suprise return had me marking out of my seat like a little school girl, and made me even more excited for this match. The crowd was RED HOT, and were into the contest the entire time. I haven't seen a WWE crowd this hot for a long time. I'm not going to lie, this match had a certain feeling to it. It kind of felt like Taker vs. HBK where everything was on the line. The match lasted almost 40 minutes making it the longest WWE match in recent history. There weren't to many highspots. No, the spots weren't what made me love this match. I loved this match so much, because it was such a well booked contest. All of the elimanations were pretty much done correctly (Yes, Bret Hart had a reason to get DQ'd. I mean the NEXUS nearly killed the man, so I would be swinging a steel chance at them if I was in his boots.). From Jericho/Edge turning on Cena, Daniel Bryan's hot tag, the beatdown on John Cena, and even the ending. A lot of people are complaining about Cena getting the victory, but let me explain. Pretty much Nexus has been beating down on Cena for the past 4 monthes, and finally Cena got his redemption. Anyways Cena has been putting mad people over, so I think he deserves a victory. At the end of the day it was a very memorable well booked main event, and it made The Nexus look great even if they lost. As of right now this is my number two WWE match of the year right behind Taker vs. HBK 2, and in front of the Smackdown Elimination Chamber.
Daisuke Sekimoto vs. HARASHIMA (DDT 7/25/10) ****1/4
Daisuke Sekimoto is my choice for Puro breakout star of the year. Sekimoto has been wrestling for many years, but he's really getting noticed this year. Daisuke Sekimoto expressions made the match, and he looked worried for his title. A very hard fought match from both men, and it had that "championship on the line feeling to it." I've never seen HARASHIMA wrestle in my life, but he got me cheering for him by the end of the match. HARASHIMA's running knees are SICK, and Shinsuke Nakamura has nothing on him. Like the usual Sekimoto match HARASHIMA worked Moto's legs (Which makes sense, because if Sekimoto's legs are weakened then his power game is weakened also.) Many nearfalls towards the end of the contest which had me on the edge of my seat. The highlight of the match was Sekimoto's deadlift German suplex on HARASHIMA as Shima was sitting down on the apron into the ring. Very great match, and made me want to continue to care about DDT. Hopefully I'll get to see Sekimoto vs. Kenny Omega in the near future.
TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS- MCMG vs. Beer Money (TNA THE WHOLE FUCKING SHOW) ****1/2
Move out of the way Anderson and Angle. here's your current TNA MOTY. Fuck Motor City Machine Guns vs. Kings of Wrestling, this match was much better in my opinon. All of Beer Money's/ The Motor City Machine Guns matches have been absolutely phenominal so far with the weakest being at about ***. It all comes down to this, as everything all four men's feud have been building on would come into play during the match. Each fall of the match was a different contest, a different story. That's what I love about two out of three fall matches, all three stories combine and make up an very awesome match. Hell, the first fall alone was worth ****. A lot of people are saying this match was nothing more then a spotfest, and didn't tell a story at all. I will admit this wasn't a story driven match, but if you watch the whole Beer Money vs. Motor City Machine Guns series at once you will see the context of the match. You will see the evolution of these two teams, which comes down to this epic final battle. This match was a lot like The Rock N Roll Express vs. The Heavenly Bodies matches in Smokey Moutain Wrestlng. This was the best free television match since Cena vs. HBK endurance test from a couple of years back. If you have not watch this match yet check it out RIGHT NOW.
MY TOP 25 MATCHES OF THE YEAR SO FAR (FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN)
1)Undertaker vs. HBK (WWE Wrestlemania 26) ****3/4
2)Yoshinobu Kanemaru Vs Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH 10th Anniversary Show) ****3/4
3)TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS MCMG vs. Beer Money (TNA THE WHOLE EFFING SHOW) ****1/2
4)Richards vs. Omega (PWG As The Worm Turns) ****1/2
5)CAGE MATCH- Mr.Anderson vs. Kurt Angle (TNA Lockdown) ****1/2
6)Naomichi Marufuji vs. Prince Devitt (NJPW 1/30/10) ****1/2
7)STREET FIGHT- Cobana and Generico vs. Corino and Steen (ROH BFSE2) ****1/2
8)KENTA vs. Marufuji (NOAH 06/06/10)****1/2
9)Jushin Liger vs. Marafuji (NJPW)4/4/10) ****1/2
10)Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Kota Ibushi (DDT Max Bump)****1/2
11)DG Six Man Tag (DG USA Mercury Rising) ****1/2
12)Davey Richards vs. Roderick Strong ****1/4 (PWG Titannica)
13)AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle (TNA Impact 1/4/10) ****1/4
14)Chris Hero vs. Tyler Black (ROH BFSE 2) ****1/4
15)Davey Richards vs. Kenny Omega (ROH Epic Encounter 3) ****1/4
16)Davey Richards vs. Kota Ibushi (Evolve 1) ****1/4
18)Austin Aries vs. Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Black (ROH Big Bang)****1/4
19)Daiskuke Sekimoto vs. HARASHIMA (DDT 7/25/10) ****1/4
20)Shingo vs. BxB Hulk (DG 7/11/10) ****1/4
21)Takashi Sugiura vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (NOAH 10th Anniversary Show)****1/4
22)Team WWE vs. Team NXT (WWE Summerslam) ****1/4
23)Tanaka & Mochizuki vs. Hidaka & Sawa (Zero-1) ****1/4
24)Smackdown Elimination Chamber (WWE Elimination Chamber) ****1/4
25)YAMATO vs. Masaki Mochizuki (DG Infinity 177) ****1/4