Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Drake Younger (3-0) vs. Silas Young (0-1)
Silas Young can be a lot of fun to watch. He can move around really well for a big man and can also bump like a little guy at times. They stiffed each other a bunch and hit some crazy moves. It was around 10 minutes and after seeing this I'm happy to be watching Evolve again. Younger being so upset after the match really showed how important wins were.
AR Fox (0-0) vs. Tony Nese (0-0) vs. Scott Reed (0-0) vs. Rich Swan (0-1)
I love it when AR Fox bothces, when he crashes onto the floor the move looks better than if he had actually done the move right. He straight up face plants on the floor in a botched moonsault attempt. The match was a blast though. All spots granted but it was short and very entertaining.
Bobby Fish (0-4) vs. Kyle O'Reilly (2-2)
This is one of those matches that you really only get to see from Evolve. It was as real looking as you can get for a wrestling match during the first half. The second half was just a straight up war where they really beat the hell out of each other. Great match.
Super Smash Brothers (0-0) vs. Up in Smoke (3-0)
Another good match. Cheech and Cloudy are always fun to watch and I the SSB from pretty good in this one as well. Some really cool spots and funny heel antics by Cheech and Cloudy.
Homicide (0-0) vs. John Moxley (0-1)
The match itself was nothing special but it was all about building a feud between Homicide and Moxley, and in that aspect the match worked perfectly. You could just see Homicide getting more and more pissed off with Moxley who would talk trash at every opportunity. I really liked the arm work on Homicide as well, using the guard rail to apply a hammerlock was a pretty good idea. Moxley going over clean by the ref calling for the match was a good booking decision as Homicide had a reason to be pissed and Moxley still looked good getting the win.
Post match was awesome, even better than the match itself. Homicide lost it and started to beat up Moxley but Moxley refused to fight back by telling Homicide that he played by the rules and talking about how Homicide was going to get suspended and fined for what he was doing. Throwing in some insults like calling Homicide a pussy made it even better. Moxley taking the whole beating and handing Homicide a screw driver so he could keep hitting him with it was awesome. This is the best I've ever seen Moxley. This had to be what got him signed to a developmental deal. This is probably the best thing I've seen in Evolve, they really used the unique rules that the company has to their fullest extent. I can't think of a better way to build a feud.
Adam Cole (1-2) vs. Ricochet (2-2)
A much different approach then what I was expecting. I thought they were just going to go all and throw in a bunch of a spots. Instead they went with a more hard hitting approach and spread out the crazy spots. There were still plenty of spots though and most of them looked awesome. Really good match.
Johnny Gargano (3-2) vs. Jimmy Jacobs (4-1)
Aside from the fact that this match is really good it should be seen because it shows how awesome of a place the Ace Arena is. They hung on the support beam for the air conditioner (that I know doesn't work from personal experience) and kicked each other. The other awesome spot was using the guard rails that are nailed into the ground to set up a suicide dive into the crowd onto a bunch of chairs. The match was really good too, Gargano and Jacobs had been involved with each other since Evolve 1 and it was good to see that Gabe was able to reach some sort of conclusion to this match before Jacobs left.
Austin Aries (0-0) vs. Chuck Taylor (4-1)
I thought they both did a good job at showing some personality in the match. Hearing that Taylor wrestled a good portion of the match with a dislocated shoulder is pretty crazy. Everything worked well here, they had some nice technical stuff, some brutal chops, and a few hilarious moments. Not sure if I agree with the decision of Aries going over but I still enjoyed this match a lot. Not on par with some of the other main events that Evolve has had but it was still pretty awesome.
This is a really good show. Every match was enjoyable and there was a wide variety of styles shown. Aside from the main event nothing went to too long and this made the show really easy to watch. There are a ton of good matches but this could have used a great one. I would still recommend this to just about anyone. I've now seen the first 6 Evolve shows and they haven't had a bad show yet.