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EVOLVE 1: Ibushi vs. Richards
Bobby Fish vs. Kyle O'Reilly - ***
Excellent opener and a perfect example for what EVOLVE is gonna be all about
Chuck Taylor vs. Cheech - **
Arik Cannon vs. Ricochet - **1/2
Pretty awesome for a 4 minute match. Thank god Ricochet eventually got rid of that ridiculous haircut. No one was gonna take him seriously with that shit.
Aeroform (Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon) vs. The Dark City Fight Club - **1/2
Maybe it was my inexperience of seeing both teams but I really enjoyed this as well. Although I still hate Louis Lyndon and wish someone would just beat the piss out of him. Kendrick's spiral tap 540 was sick.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Niya - 1/2*
A complete squash, but an enjoyable one. Niya's got some big ol titties.
Brad Allen vs. Silas Young - ***
Definitely liked this. That moonsault bump on the outside was nasty and added much more emotion to the match.
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Kenn Doane - **1/4
This wasn't bad, it was just basic. Nothing really that stood out and the pace of the show completely slowed down here.
Chris Dickinson vs. Johnny Gargano - **1/4
TJP vs. Munenori Sawa - ***1/4
The pace of the match was just insane. I honestly think if they just would've slowed down a bit and the match got a little more time I would've enjoyed it more. Still good nonetheless.
Team Frightning (Mike Quackenbush, Hallowicked, & Frightmare) vs. Akuma's Army (Gran Akuma, Icarus, & Brodie Lee) - ***1/4
Chikara always impresses when they venture to a different company. Think this ended just a tad too soon though.
Davey Richards vs. Kota Ibushi - ****1/4
Wow. That was pretty fuckin awesome. They just beat the hell out of each other for nearly 20 minutes and I loved it. This may possibly be my favorite match in Davey's career as it shows that he can do it all. He didn't have any ridiculous faces and kick out 32 times either, so that helps. But yeah, it's gonna be tough for any other EVOLVE main event to top this one.
A great start for EVOLVE. 11 matches on the card and they all flowed well for the most part. 5 matches at ***+ and an awesome main event. Support this company!