Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Chikara King of Trios 2011 Night 1 3.OLE! (El Generico and 3.0) vs. The Osirian Portal
Show starts off with a very nice tribute to Larry Sweeney. Good of Chikara to do it.
It's great to see Generico in an environment where he can be all fun. Him being convinced by 3.0 to cheat by poking someone in the eyes and proceeding to hide under a table afterwords in shame was hilarious. After the comedy in the beginning, which was hilarious, things picked up and got really exciting. Total spotfest but almost everything looked good and they kept a crazy pace for a long time. Really fun match, basically it sums up everything Chikara is about. It lasted over 18 minutes but didn't feel nearly that long. Great way to kick things off.
Team Australia (Tama Williams, Percy T., Kabel) vs. F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, and Icarus)
Very forgettable but not particularly bad. F.I.S.T. really made easy work of the Australians. Thankfully they have enough charisma to still make a match like this entertaining. Can't say I was too impressed with the Australians. Kabel was big and Percy T. seemed just like 100 other guys on the indies. Tama Williams seemed like he had some potential so that's one positive I can say about the Australians.
BDK (Tim Donst, Delirious and Jakob Hammermeier) vs. Da Soul Touchaz (Willie Richardson, Acid Jazz, and Marshe Rockett)
Jakob was hilarious in this one. The rest of the match was decent but nothing too amazing. I see Da Aoul Touchaz wrestle all the time in KOT matches and I honestly have never been impressed by them. I liked the ending a lot though as it made Hmmermeier's eventual ass kicking all the better by giving him another win. Solid match.
The SAT (Amazing Red, Joel, and Will Maximo) vs. Manami Toyota, Mike Quackenbush, and Jigsaw
This match was on the path to average until the last 5 minutes. The last 5 minutes were perfectly done and Jigsaw really shined. He really had the face in peril down and his offense was clicking as well. Really awesome short match, couldn't ask for much more in 10 minutes. I had no idea that the Maximos were even wrestling at this point and I was even more surprised that they went and had a good match.
Team Dragon Gate (Super Shisa, Kagetora, and Akira Tozawa) vs.The Spectral Envoy (Hallowicked, Frightmare, and Ultra Mantis Black)
For 13 minutes they kept a quick and easy to watch pace. Nothing too crazy but everything they did worked. Tozawa wasn't as badass and awesome as he is in PWG but he was close. The guy is always fun to watch. Nothing too incredible but the match was really easy to watch, they also managed to avoid this from turning into a total spotfest at the end while keeping it entertaining so that's another plus.
The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfiel, Suger Dunkerton, and Matt Classic) vs. Team Osaka Pro (Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada, and Ultimate Spider Jr.)
Osaka Pro seemed to baffled by the antics of the Throwbacks, but they were not amused by their antics at all, Classic was also not amused at all. Aside from the fact that this match was hilarious I need to point out the awesome story that they managed to sneak into the match. Ultimate Spider is afraid of Matt Classic. Spider gets his ass kicked constantly by Classic yet at the end he makes a super human effort and overcomes his greatest enemy. Granted it was a comedy match but it lasted 17 minutes and I enjoyed it from bell to bell. As far as I'm concerned that makes this a great match.
Sinn Bodhi and the Batiri vs. The Colony
So this had a slower approach than most of the other matches but the beginning was still really well done. Slow paced but The Dark Army did a great job of isolating Green Ant and the crowd was getting behind all of his comebacks. It's just a shame the hot tag ended up coming across flat because the ref didn't see the tag but since Green Ant was out of the ring he had to allow it. Really wish they had made the tag a different way so the crowd could have popped for the tag like they wanted to. After that the match really lost focus and the had this slow paced match with limited tags. They were so close to making this work perfectly. Still a solid match but could have been a lot better.
Team Michinoku Pro (Great Sasuke, Dick Togo & Jinsei Shinzaki) vs. Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid, Arik Cannon & Dorin Corbin)
Waltman can still wrestle. From what I saw from he's good enough to be working in the WWE, I really hope we see him back there soon. He can still sell and remains to be on the best underdog babyfaces I've ever seen. The guy can play a face in peril as good as anyone I've ever seen. The match was funny at times and when it needed to be serious it got serious. Great match.
While the show is missing the mind blowing match that I would hope for with all the talent every match was good and the show was easy to watch. You had 8 trios matches and everyone managed to keep things from getting repetitive. Great start and I think it will only get better from here.