Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
FutureShock 49 - Hero's Fall Part One, February 27th 2011
This is my first venture into FutureShock wrestling (FSW) based in Stockport in the North West of England, actually i tell a lie this dvd came as part of all of last years FutureShock events in a boxset for £25, and i just had to see the much raved about Jack Gallagher vs Davey Richards match (which does live up to the hype) which happens at FSW 52. From what i have heard FSW are one of the premier promotions in the North West of England along with NGW, GPW, XWA and the recently formed PCW, so without further a do lets get this review started.
Match 1 - Dangerous Damon Leigh vs Cyanide [*3/4]
I wasn't a fan of this match at all, what both guys did was okish, but the match its self just seemed like a run of the mill and both guys going through the motions, the crowd sounded none existent as well.
Match 2 - Team Gallagher (Jack Gallagher, Action Jackson, Jynkz and Evan Sarven) vs Blonde Jovi and High and Mighty [**1/4]
Ive seen Jack Gallagher a few times and the guys great, and there appears to be a buzz about the guy on the British Indy scene,in this match he was tagging with 3 XWA rookies and you could really tell. Action Jackson looked orite in what he did and the best out of the 3 rookies all be it a bit green but someone who could have a future, Jynkz did very little bar a top rope dive to the outside on the opposition team. Evan Sarven was the real weak link he looked awkward out of his depth and real sloppy. High & Mighty did little in this match, it was really Gallaghers interaction with the heel team of Blonde Jovi and in particular Axel Rage of Blonde Jovi. who look a real solid tag pairing, was on the money and made this match fairly decent, Gallagher got the win when Rage tapped to the armbar.
Match 3 - FutureShock Tag Team Championship match, The Models (c) (Delicious Danny Hope and Hot Stuff (Joey) Hayes) vs 101% Proof ( Jimmy O'Shea and Danny Boy Evans) [**]
Another match where it seemed both teams were just going through the motions and a quiet crowd didn't help.The Models who were accompanied to the ring by the 'It Girl' Melanie Price, look a really good tag team with a great prima donna Esq heal persona, ive seen Hayes before and he is classy wrestler and Hope looked decent as well. The problem i had in this match was all 101% proof did was throw punches and kicks. In all of the 14 min match they only did by my counting two wrestling moves all match a spinebuster twice (i know there gimmick was two drunks but two moves thats abit of a joke) by Danny Boy Evans who looked the better of two in 101% proof, The Models made the match watchable but that's about it and retained their titles.
Match 4 - Sean Daniels vs The Nordic Warrior [*1/2]
This was the pro-wrestling debut of FutureShock trainee Sean Daniels going up against the massive Nordic Warrior, i wouldn't even say Daniels looked half the size of the Nordic Warrior, more like a quarter the guys huge. For what it was, a squash it was rather entertaining, Daniels put up a valiant effort and rocked the big man but ended up on the wrong side of the 3 count. I couldn't understand the booking of this match, as i say this is my first viewing of FSW, and i presume the Nordic Warrior is their monster type wrestler but he was made to look anything but in this match with Daniels getting far to much offence in during the match.
Match 5 - The Blossom Twins (Hannah & Holly Blossom) vs Charlotte Quinn and The Artiste Formerly Known As Rebecca James [**1/2]
This match was apparently the birth of FutureShock's womens division and judging by this match up it has the potential to be really good. Quinn and James were making their FSW debuts,but it was The Blossom Twins who came out this match looking like stars, and a non existant crowd all night started to liven up as the Blossom Twins exhibited some good mat wrestling and some high - flying antics. Quinn wrestled most of this match for he team while she looked ok she looked nothing flash, Rebecca James in small glipse's looked good and has a good heel gimmick going for her. The Blossom Twins picked up the win in this one.
Match 6 - FutureShock Championship match - Raynaldo (c) vs Dave Rayne [**3/4]
This match was originally meant to be a 3 way including the Ascension Alex Shane,however he was not there as highlighted by his group of Greg Lambert and his minions, and cut for me a poor promo which was played on the TV screen for the fans, i guessed the big turn half way through the promo, which was Rayne turning heel and clocking Raynaldo over head with the belt and the match got under way, again i don't know if the crowd were in shock but there appeared little reaction from them and they were quiet through out the match. Also for a main event both guys were given very little time about 10 minutes, but what they did produce was solid enough, Raynaldo had the match won but Lambert pulled the ref out the ring allowing Rayne time to recover and hit a stranglehold face plant time move to pick up the win and the title.
Overall thoughts - Well for my first time watching FSW i was a little let down after the massive hype i had heard about them, this event might just have been a bad day at the office for them i hope. I can't really recommend this show, unless you get it as apart of the special £25 boxset of all FSW's 2011 events, the crowd as well sounded none existent throughout the event as well. Although the Negatives there are positives, Gallagher is a beast a superb wrestler from what i have seen ofhim. During this event he was award with with the 2010 Trophy that he won for winning FSW's yearly end of year tournament, and thus earning himself a title shot, for me if FSW build the company round Gallagher they can't go far wrong because he is that good. The introduction of the Women's division looks interesting and I'm intrigued to see where they take that, and Raynaldo and Rayne did well in the short time they had, one has to wonder if they had a bit more time then the match could have been really good.