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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
EVOLVE 1: Ibushi vs. Richards
Bobby Fish vs Kyle O'Reilly
This 5 minute opening bout really sums up what EVOLVE is trying for. Quick and flashy action with a lot of strikes.
Chuck Taylor vs Cheech
Arik Cannon vs Ricochet
Aeroform vs The Dark City Fight Club
This was meant to be a traditional tag team match but the ref never got the match in order. Even the fans noticed and started to show the ref their disapproval.
Mercedes Martinez vs Niya
A quick and simple squash match.
Brad Allen vs Silas Young
I'm going to sound like a dick for saying this, but all of Brad Allen's references to his deceased mother really did bug me a bit. I'm okay with him dedicated a match to her and writing her name on his tape and whatnot, but he really did go overboard with it. Still, it made me want to see him win, especially after the moonsault spot. Emotion-filled match-up.
Jimmy Jacobs vs Kenn Doane
The headlock in the middle of the match really didn't fit in with EVOLVE style and it really killed the match.
Chris Dickinson vs Johnny Gargano
TJP vs Munenori Sawa
Lightning fast action.
Team Frightning vs. Akuma's Army
A really fun Chikara exhibition match.
Davey Richards vs Kota Ibushi
One of Davey's better matches. He spends a good portion of the match working down the arm and he plays the ruthless motherfucker character well. That's the Davey Richards I like. Kota wasn't too shabby either. He did all his signature spots such as the feint moonsault, the springboard moonsault plancha and of course, the Phoenix Splash. A great first main event for EVOLVE.
EVOLVE incorporates everything I hate about indy wrestling into one big ball and run it at hyper speed. That can be taken both negatively and positively. On one hand, it's very spotty and has many pointless strike exchanges, which stops any matches from being masterpieces, but on the other hand it's very entertaining and if you don't be a typical indy wrestling hating snob about this show, I'm sure you'll have as much of a blast as I did watching it.
Last edited by Cactus; 12-12-2011 at 06:37 PM.