Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bristol, England
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
CHIKARA ANIVERSARIO: NEVER COMPROMISE
The Colony: Xtreme Force vs The Spectral Envoy - **3/4
~ Fast paced and fun but a bit sloppy.
Delirious vs Dasher Hatfield - **1/2
The Devastation Corporation vs The Colony - ***3/4
~ Heated and non-stop, with a feel-good ending. Couple of crazy dives too.
Ophidian vs Amasis - ***
~ Parts of this I really enjoyed but the pacing was all over the place and it slowed down to a pedestrian level at one point which made it a bit of a chore. But early on it was pretty intense and felt like a proper blowoff. And the Canadian Destroyer on the stage was awesome.
Tim Donst vs Gavin Loudspeaker - **3/4
~ Don't let the rating detract from the fact that this was pretty entertaining despite not being a 'workrate' match.
Pieces of Hate vs 3.0 - ****
~ Great tag match here, PoH did a good job targeting the leg/ankle of Scott Parker, and Parker himself had a nice moment of selling near the end where an attempted fireman's lift failed due to the bad ankle.
Eddie Kingston vs Icarus - ***1/2
~ Hard one to rate because of the non-finish. What we saw was good though, and Icarus showed heart and the crowd got pretty firmly behind him. His pedigree looks like crap though. Backfist to the Future against the ropes was pretty sick. Icarus sure took a beating!
Very watchable show; Pieces of Hate vs 3.0 was MOTN, and the Colony/Dev Corp trios match was great too. Couple of 'average' matches though too, so I wouldn't say it's 'outstanding' by any stretch, and perhaps not the grand sendoff the promotion deserved if it truly is the end of Chikara.