Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bristol, England
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
DGUK: Invasion 3
Dragon Kid vs Akira Tozawa - ***1/4
~ Good little opener, just what you want really.
Gamma vs Naoki Tanizaki - **3/4
~ Well this was pretty fun but was near enough ruined by the retarded refereeing. Tozawa interferes in blatant full view of the ref, but he does nothing and continues the countout on the floor? Then Tanizaki brings a chair in the ring (I'll overlook the fact it was plastic...) and the ref admonishes him a bit...and then turns away to tell off Tozawa for no reason, leaving Tanizaki with the chair in the ring. Stupid. Fun stuff on the whole but those moments of stupidity ruined it for me.
Lion Kid, Marty Scurll & Mark Haskins vs CIMA, Naruki Doi & BxB Hulk - ***3/4
~ Man that Chris Roberts referee is a douche, he was at it AGAIN in this match. It's not on the level of other Dragon Gate 6-mans; a couple of the spots were clearly telegraphed which bothered me a bit but this was still a very good match.
Susumu Yokosuka vs Masato Yoshino - ***1/2
SHINGO vs Pac - ****1/2
~ Remember their match in LA a couple of years ago? This outshone that encounter by a mile. Such a crisp contest, everything connected perfectly, it all looked pretty stiff. This moved into the upper echelon towards the end of the match when Pac started selling SHINGO'S beatdown like a champ. No you didn't read that wrong, Pac sold his ass off and he just worked brilliantly here, getting slower and slower as the match progressed but letting off the ocassional burst of energy, which works incredibly well with his flashy high-flying offense. Simply put, this was epic.
Overall: The undercard was pretty good and reasonably consistent, but where this becomes a must-see is the spectacular main event. Well worth a look.
Now on to Night 2, the incredible Nottingham show I attended live...