Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Watched PWG's WrestleReunion show.
Much better show than ROH's, although it's probably not fair to compare them because this was obviously a much bigger deal to PWG than ROH. One thing, that I picked up on, was that I felt as though ROH tried to put on a PWG-style show and fucked it up and PWG put on some hard-hitting, physical, creative matches than were more reminiscent of vintage ROH.
Claudio-Generico, Hero-Steen and Davey-Ki were all must-see. The legends added something unique to the show too, which makes it even more worth buying. PWG put on the best show for all, whereas ROH tried to adapt to the California audience and tied themselves in a bit of a knot.
One thing that I've always hated about PWG are these multi-man tag matches. The opening one was insignificant enough not to offend me but the 4-way match was garbage. Brian Cage and RockNES came out of it with some respect but, overall, almost nothing got sold or had any consequences to it.
- Early in the match, the Young Bucks hit a signature combination on the Cutlers. The Cutlers showed no after effects and the Young Bucks jumped up and posed, giving away the fact that there was little or no actual physical contact there. The Cutlers didn't sell a move in the entire match IIRC and mostly just smiled obliviously, as if they were goofing around on a trampoline with their friends. They look like traps too.
- The finish involved Goodtime Death Valley Driving Yuma onto their opponents, from the top rope. Great spot but RockNES popped up and celebrated instantly, showing no ill-effects. Basically, no-one can ever use a Death Valley Driver again now.
The Young Bucks have huge potential but are still way off the finished article and one of the problems that PWG has, is that the YBs are a huge influence on every other PWG tag team. It's like the blind leading the blind. The division desperately needs a veteran tag team to glue it all together IMO.
Closing thought - What's up with Jake Manning's kiddy fiddler gimmick?
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