Originally Posted by Platt
Wow SMV's shipping to the UK is crazy 1-5 DVD's it's $13.95 which is fine but add a 6th and it's shoots to $36.
That is some amazing stupidity. Couldn't you just split it to orders and pay a total of $28? Something like that should never be the case. Did you contact them about it? You obviously wouldn't want to split the order because you wouldn't qualify for their sale.
And as insane as Steen/Vader sounds I would much rather see Steen and Tozawa team against the Bucks in January. At some point they also need to do a 6-man where Generico and the Bucks are on the same team because heel Bucks with super face Generico sounds like the greatest thing ever.
Well BOLA is in the mail so I really need to get around to watching this.
Kevin Steen vs. Pac
Steen was not happy at the improved physique of Pac. Lots of nonsense in the opening minutes of the match with the climax of the nonsense being the "Fucking 1982 Test of Strength!" Surprised how long this went as Steen would go on to have a pretty busy night. The match was fun as hell and I have to admit that I love all of Steen's trash talking.
Brandon Gatson vs. Brian Cage-Taylor
"Slop Drop Stunner!" was a great call by Hero on one of the moves Cage-Taylor did. I feel like I've seen this match before, as in dozens of times before. Oh that's right it's SoCal Local Match #3. It's not the SUPER SERIOUS style and it's not the OMG SPOTZ!!! type of match. It's the in between match that they do where they don't go crazy with anything and just sort of do a bunch of moves for no reason. After checking my SoCal reference guide I see that the SoCal Local Match #3 is in the *-** range. Hero and Excalibur just told stories so bonus points for that, but the match sucked so I'm deducting 247% the bonus points. Lack of botches adds a 1.05 multiplier to the rating as well. The sarcastic crowd also merits a 7% increase plus 1/16* but the bonus cannot bring the rating over ***. Ok so let's do some quick calculations...
(4!+8)/4 + (2+3*4)^2 - 3^4 + (9+10)(15-21) + 7(17-15)=23
Now lets check the numerical calculations to STARZ chart.... And we get a rating of.........
Alex Shelley and Roderick Strong vs. El Generico and Ricochet
So I will really try to watch this match and not type up a review where I make a calculation chart for my star ratings. I like how they have Ricochet basically playing a bad influence on Generico. Shelley is still an asshole in the ring and him and Generico really build some heat up with each other. Odd structure of the match though, Richochet was a clear heel yet he played the face in peril while building up the hot tag to Generico, but he bumped like crazy so it didn't bother me that much. The match was really good and a lot of fun but with the guys involved I was expecting a little more.
Peter Avalon vs. Ryan Taylor
Oh good another Locals match. This was the FUNNY 2 SERIOUS type. I would explain what that means but I feel that name is fairly self explanatory. Actually it was a fairly entertaining match for the first few minutes so I'm not going into all the calculations. Don't know why it was so long. I feel like this could have been significantly better if it had lasted 5-7 minutes instead however long it did end up lasting, which felt like a long fucking time.
The RockNES Monsters vs. The Dynasty
The Dynasty starts things off by jumping Yuma and Goodtime. What I really liked about this was that it really pissed of the RockNES Monsters and made this a lot more interesting by creating some intensity in this match. Too bad this wasn't very good at all. I don't think they made any tags and just threw as many moves at each other as they could. I can live with matches like that if you're doing some really cool moves but that wasn't the case here.
Kevin Steen and CIMA vs. The Young Bucks
The Bucks came out with a clear strategy; Work on Steen's leg because he's already wrestled before and be huge assholes. The match was a little on the short side but I still pretty awesome. Steen wanting to kill the Young Bucks and them just being the biggest jerks in the world towards him make for a great feud. Despite the fact that Steen got the win he didn't get that decisive ass kicking that he's looking for. Good stuff.
PWG World Championship Match:
Chris Hero vs. Claudio Castagnoli(c)
I love watching these two wrestle. At All Star Weekend they wrestled like they were luchadors to start and in this they did the exact opposite and they wrestled like the heavyweight main eventers they really are. After some great technical exchanges Claudio pops something in Hero's arm (or that's what it was supposed to look like and that's what it did sound like) and Hero just looked up at him with a look that said nothing other than, "Are you serious bro?" Claudio was indeed serious and the match itself got much more serious from that point on. Another thing I loved about it was that they played different roles than their last match. At ASW Hero was the one doing the trash talking and playing the heel. Well in this one we just saw a really really mean streak from Claudio. I wish they had picked up the pace a little more as I would have loced this to be a little faster and 5 minutes shorter. Still a pretty awesome match between them.
PWG World Championship Match:
Kevin Steen vs. Clausio Castagnoli
Really awesome how this went down with Steen hinting at it on commentary and challenging Claudio right after he wrestled for over a half hour with Hero. The way this started was awesome as well and for the short time it lasted the crowd was at a fever pitch. Awesome way to end the show.
Good show but not quite up to the really high standards that PWG had set for itself recently. The ending to the show was worth at least one amazing match though.