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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Watched these while I was in LA for the DGUSA/PWG/PWS weekend. First review was more detailed, second show I was just lazy.EVOLVE 7 - 4/19/11
My thoughts going into the event are that the Main event should be okay, but I'm not a huge Moxley face. Taylor/Tozawa, Fox/Swann, and Xion/Jacobs all sound like great
matches. I've never seen Sabre wrestle (crazy huh?), and I want to see if he can hold his own against Callihan. Young is good in the ring, and Tony Nese is a beast
from his other EVOLVE match and in TNA so that should be solid. overall this looks pretty strong.
Jimmy Jacobs (4-2) vs. Shiima Xion (0-0)
This match was good for the time given. Lots of solid high flying action that kept me entertained. Nice reversals like Xion's into the crippler crossface near the end.
The finish was great, you don't see a lot of heels using that move to pull out the win. This was bittersweet since I know that neither of these men will be seen in
EVOLVE again, since Jacobs goes to ROH and Xion goes to TNA.
Tony Nese (0-1) vs. Silas Young (1-1)
Really short match but solid nonetheless. Great showing by both men, but it wasn't given much time at all.
Johnny Gargano (4-2) vs. Jon Davis
Going into this I haven't seen much from Davis, but he was really solid in this bout. Really stiff strikes and his power counters were amazing.Gargano was really agile
throughout the bout. The finish was solid, everything was solid.
CHIKARA Sekigun (2-0) vs. Facade and Jason Gory (0-0)
High flying fun match. Definately exceeded my expectations and I was simply amazed.
Zack Sabre Jr. (0-0) vs. Sami Callihan (2-1)
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Excellent counters. Excellent strikes. Excellent exchanges. Excellent near falls.
***3/4 - ****
AR Fox (1-0) vs. Rich Swann (0-1)
Unbelievable counters like the ace crusher one. Very innovative and exciting. Can't wait to see them meet again. Spot fest done right. Also, dat finish.
Chuck Taylor (4-2) vs. Akira Tozawa (0-0)
Very very good match. Great strikes. Finishing stretch was great.
Chuck Taylor (5-2) vs. Johnny Gargano (5-2)
Good for what it was. Not a real match, just to advance the storyline. Each had already wrestled so not much left in the tank at this point.
Austin Aries (1-0) vs. Jon Moxley (1-1)
Good technical wrestling in the start. Big spots throughout the match while keeping both men strong. Amazing near falls throughout the ending and a strong finish. Not
the highlight of the show but definately great.
Overall: Aries/Moxley, Taylor/Tozawa, Fox/Swann, and Sabre/Callihan were all great matches. The rest were fun and quick for the most part. Easy to sit through and enjoy.
EVOLVE 8 - 5/20/11
Rich Swann vs. AR Fox
Tony Nese vs. Jon Davis
Sami Callihan vs. Brodie Lee
Bobby Fish vs. Austin Aries
AR Fox vs. Jon Davis
Bobby Fish vs. Sami Callihan
N/A wasn't paying enough attention but seemed short and weak
The SAT vs. The New Havana Pitbulls
Sami Callihan vs. AR Fox
Overall: Nothing great, easy to watch and everything was solid. During Fish/Callihan and SAT/Pitbulls was distracted by people arguing outside of my hotel room in the
hall ways. Didn't feel like I missed much.