PWG - Card Subject To Change III
Peter Avalon vs. Johnny Yuma - **3/4
Really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Great opener.
Candice LeRae vs. Portia Perez - **1/2
Real solid women's match. Hilarious commentary too.
Roderick Strong vs. Willie Mack - ****
Willie Mack, where the hell did you come from? I'd honestly never even heard of the guy before DDT4 and now he's legitly trading chops with one of the best in the world. Fantastic match highlighted by Mack becoming a star. Literally everything he did in this match was great. He sold all of Roddy's chops and backbreakers like a champ, and when he returned fire he did it with such force that it really looked like he was retaliating after getting an ass whipping. Fantastic underdog performance from Willie and clearly Roddy is just gonna do what he does and be great. Extremely excited to see more of Mack.
Low Ki vs. Akira Tozawa - ***1/2
Well early on they had that really great looking exchange, but once Ki decided to grab the mic and make a joke it pretty much just ruined the flow of the entire match and they had to get back into the groove of things. But it just never kicked into second gear. It was a good watch but nowhere near what it could've been and was overshadowed by half the card.
Johnny Goodtime vs. Ryan Taylor - **1/2
This was decent, but I don't think it needed to be this high on the card or needed to be as long as it was. It felt like it dragged on for most of Taylor's control segments with all the submissions he applied.
PWG World Championship
Claudio Castagnoli(c) vs. Joey Ryan - ****
Psychologically, this was great. Technically, this was great. Selling wise, damn near perfect. I really couldn't have asked for anymore from the match. Incredible performance from Claudio as he continues to make me wonder why he's not currently employed by Vince McMahon. The first several minutes where he displayed his technical prowess were just ridiculous. Joey's armwork was great and made perfect sense, and him telling the fans he would wrestle clean and then eventually poking Claudio in the eyes was great too. Although the finish was a bit rushed, it looked ok because Joey looked to be in quite a bit of pain. Awesome match.
PWG World Tag Team Championship
El Generico & Ricochet(c) vs. The Young Bucks - ****+
As if the night couldn't get any better, you get this beauty of a tag match. Ricochet was a PERFECT replacement for London, and the Bucks are extremely entertaining as heels this year. Mainly when they're posing, which is all the time. So there you go. Everythiong was crisp and Ricochet didn't botch anything, so that's a big plus. Really it's just what you'd expect it to be. A fast paced, high flying tag match that's a lot of fun.
Wow, for an impromptu show this was pretty damn great. Honestly, for my money, top to bottom this may just be the best show I've seen all year. Awesome stuff.
Revolution: USA is up for purchase. I'll be waiting for a % off sale.