Cutting a Shoot Promo To Get Over
Join Date: Mar 2010
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2011
This dvd arrived at my house about two weeks ago, and I am ashamed it took me this long to watch it. Outstanding show. Only paused it once for 5 minutes to run to the bathroom and grab a drink.
Chris Hero vs Willie Mack - This match went almost 20 minutes, but it didn't feel like 20 minutes. Mack beating Hero would have been very questionable, but then when the Kings got the match later against Young Bucks it made sense.
Kevin Steen vs Dave Finlay - Really good story telling in this match. Obviously Finlay is starting to show his age, but still better than half the guys on the current WWE roster.
El Generico vs Claudio Castagnoli - I knew this was going to be good, but it was even better than I expected. You know you have two good workers when they can botch a spot quite badly, but recover without trying to do it over, and the crowd forgives them for the botch instantly.
Eddie Edwards vs Roderick Strong - Not one of their better matches, but still good. hard to match some of the matches they have put together.
RockNES Monsters vs The Dynasty - By no means a bad match, but this match gets dragged down a little by being one of the two weakest on the card.
El Generico vs Willie Mack - I've heard Mack got injured in his first match and that's why this one had so much comedy at the start and was fairly short. Entertaining sure, but just a good but match
Eddie Edwards vs Kevin Steen - Really enjoyed the eye poking exchange at the beginning. Yeah it was juvenile, but it was entertaining. The finishing exchanges were very enjoyable as well.
The Young Bucks (c) vs The Kings of Wrestling - Started hot, slowed down a little in the middle, and then picked up at the end again. That formula more often than not gets you a solid rating. Finish upset me a little, but I guess that's what they had to do to get the Bucks the win.
El Generico vs Kevin Steen - Great call by PWG to make this the final, piggy backing off the ROH stuff. Would have prefered another 5 minutes, but since both guys wrestled about 40 minutes that night, they get a pass.