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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwest Virginia
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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
EVOLVE 2: Hero vs. Hidaka
Chris Dickinson vs. Brad Allen - **1/4
Gran Akuma vs. Brodie Lee - **
Aeroform vs. Up In Smoke - **1/4
Kenn Doane vs. Caleb Konley - *1/2
Hallowicked vs. Kyle O'Reilly - **1/2
Chuck Taylor vs. Ricochet - ***1/4
These two have amazing chemistry.
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Bobby Fish - ***1/2
WSU World Championship
Mercedes Martinez(c) vs. Sumie Sakai - *
This just felt completely out of place. No one was really into it in the crowd but the effort was there in the match. Should've been farther down the card.
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Johnny Gargano - ***
Who the fuck is this fat guy with blonde hair? He looks like the dude from FIP, I think the team was called Heartbreak Express or something. And the Mexican guy he's with looks like one of the gay guys from The Christopher St. Connection. Whoever they are, I hate them.
4-Way Tag Team Elimination Match
Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. The Colony vs. The Osirian Portal vs. Hallowicked & Frightmare - ***3/4
Awesome action from start to finish. Frightmare, Quackenbush, & Ophidian looked great.
Chris Hero vs. Ikuto Hidaka - ****
If you're a fan of mat based submission wrestling, you'll absolutely adore this. If not, you'll be quite bored. My eyes were glued to the screen for 28 minutes. And despite the match being so long, I actualy think it ended too soon. It's not very often you see a match end during a "let's go this guy!" "let's go that guy!" chant. A very different match that we're accustomed to seeing from Hero these days, refreshing in a way. Shows he hasn't lost his roots.
As an entire show, EVOLVE 1 was better overall and flowed better, but EVOLVE 2 has better individual matches. The first half was extremely average but from Taylor/Ricochet on, it was excellent bar the women's match. The attendance was way down from the 1st show, but I believe that was because of weather at the time. Still, another very solid show from the company. I look forward to the next two.