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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
PWG DDT4 Night 2 (2006)
TopGun Talwar vs. Stalker Ichikawa:*½ Bad match quality but a decent little comedy match. Pretty stander Stalker stuff but I never really get bored of it. The first time I watched TopGun I thought he was pretty funny but after that I just thought he tries too hard a lot of the time and doesn’t come off that funny.
The Briscoe Brothers vs. Ricky Reyes/Rocky Romero: *** This took a little bit to get going but once it started there were quite a few nice spots. It irks me to see The Briscoes to get hit by about 6 possible match ending spots and for the Briscoes to only hit a couple and have it be over(I tend not to like to give match results away in a review but it’s a tournament). Though to be fair the finish was pretty sweet looking.
Kevin Steen vs. Ronin: ** Pretty much the definition of meh. I don’t believe I have seen a Ronin match that I have actually enjoyed so I wasn’t thrilled going into this match to begin with. There was a little comedy in the beginning with the speed of the ref’s counts. Steen isn’t the cat’s pajamas yet which nowadays lets him make a match just a little better by the crowd getting behind it. This isn’t the case here so you wind up with meh.
Roderick Strong/Pac vs. Masato Yoshino/ Naruki Doi: ***¾ MOTN at this point. Overall it was a great effort by all involved in this match. Started off quick, then slowed down in a good way, and then I had a little finishing stretch. Roddy is an absolute bruiser when he gets to work with smaller workers. PAC has developed into a true all around great wrestler these days but at this point he is still just an aerial artist which isn’t a bad thing. Yoshino and Doi showed why they are such a good unit using their speed and their submissions to slow the stronger Roderick Strong down. Plus, they are so damn fluid in the ring. Roddy and PAC had to make a few comebacks before the eventual payoff but they were able to get control. Aside from an extremely noticeable botch by PAC it was a very good contest.
El Generico vs. CIMA: *** This match followed a really good match and sadly the crowd didn’t get into this match as match as the previous one or this could have been a little bit better. This match does have an interesting moment where CIMA ties El Generico’s mask tassels to the ring rope. El Generico tries to get up and the tassels rip off. Generico then unties them while getting stomped on by CIMA and goes on to bitch slap CIMA with the tassels. It was awesome. Other than that it was pretty standard PWG fun. Some good wrestling mixed with a little comedy.
Don Fuji vs. Bino Gambino vs. TJ Perkins vs. Human Tornado: *** What a nice 4-way? They gave a good match without doing more than they needed to. Three things to know about this match 1. Don Fuji gives and takes 3X as much as most men 2. TJ and Bino aren’t friends 3. Hearing “That’s my OxiOxiOxiOxiOxi” in a match makes it that much better.
Joey Ryan vs. Bryan Danielson: ***½ I’m not the biggest fan of Joey Ryan’s wrestling. I am a pretty big fan of his character work. It is top notch stuff. Bryan Danielson is the best wrestler of the 21st century and can seemingly get a good match out of practically anyone, hence why this ended up being a good match.
Kings of Wrestling/Trailer Park Boys vs. Davey Richards & Super Dragon/ Arrogance: ***¼ To get the most of Super Dragon just put 7 other wrestlers in the match. That worked swell here and gave us a good match. The ending was a little weak but it had its purpose so I won’t shit on it.
PAC & Roderick Strong vs. The Briscoe Brothers: ****¼ Now that was a hell of a main event. One of the best tag teams out there against the complimenting team of “The Man that Gravity Forgot”, PAC, and “The Messiah of the Backbreaker”, Roderick Strong. The Briscoe Brothers try to wear down PAC in this match which was the opposite strategy that Muscle Outlawz used. Doi/Yoshino knew they were too quick for Roderick and that with PAC things were a little bit dicier; The Briscoes knew they were just way too strong for PAC. When Roderick gets in though then this becomes a much more even and crazy match. The Briscoes try to hit all the big moves that got them to the finals but Roderick and PAC are wise to it for almost the entire match and are able to avoid the big moves and reverse momentum.
OVERALL: A real solid undercard with all but two matches being at least good. PAC and Roderick Strong put on 1 really good match and one flat out awesome match, not to mention the two best matches of the show, and are the clear MVPs of the show. Without the main event the show is decent but with it the show ends up being really good.