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Just finished Highspots' 2nd Shoot with London & Kendrick. No where near as good as the 1st. It was ok. Nothing great or ground breaking. Told a few funny stories but lacked wrestling content.
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Chikara The Contaminated Cowl Review:

The Throwbacks vs. Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin: **3/4
Cannon is a really good big man from i saw, Chikara needs to use him more as a single wrestler because Corbin is pretty green. Good opener.

Remi Wilkins, Dale Patricks, and Billy Roc vs. Tripp Cassidy, Jeremy Hadley, and Sue Jackson: **1/4
God, the guy who looked like Chris Hero was horrible. SUE JACKSON

Four Way Elimination Tag Team Match:
The Spectral Envoy vs. Tim Donst and Jakob Hammermeier vs. The Batiri vs. The Young Bucks: **1/2
Nice, but really sloppy. Young Bucks pretty saved it.

Sara Del Rey vs. Obariyon: **1/4

The Colony vs. The Swarm: ***

17 vs. Eddie Kingston: **1/4

Jigsaw vs. Icarus: ***

Campeonatos de Parejas Match:
3.0(c) vs. F.I.S.T.: ***1/2
The best match from 3.0 (from what i saw so far), a really good Main Event.

Re-watch - Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode: ***3/4
So i finally watched it again. The match, like i thought was kinda better and even close to four stars. I guess it's a TNA MOTYC.
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EVOLVE 4: Danielson vs. Fish
Union City, NJ- July 23, 2010

Quick Thoughts: EVOLVE 4 was a really consistent show and even the few meh matches did not overstay their welcome. Cannon/Callihan, Jacobs/CT were good with a fantastic main event that clicked on all the right cylinders.

Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee- Fun, short opener
Chris Dickinson vs. Rich Swann vs. Ricochet vs. Drake Younger- Decent 4 way with Ricky and Rich handling the load.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Tina San Antonio (WSU Title)- Squash
Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano- Good, hard worked match with some solid back and forth.
CHIKARA Sekigun vs. Aeroform- Pretty meh match until the ending which was really good.
Arik Cannon vs. Sami Callihan- Really good, hard hitting slugfest. Well done brawl.
Osirian Portal vs. Up in Smoke- Standard tag fare
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Chucky T- Really good match with some innovative spots using the small space to their advantage.
Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish- Awesome shoot style main event match with lots of strikes and submissions mixed with storytelling. Fantastic stuff.

EVOLVE 5: Danielson vs. Sawa
Rahway, NJ- September 11, 2010

Quick Thoughts: Really good show that was very diverse in what it presented. Some matches were spotty, others were workrate and some were MMA influenced shoot style. Really good that is probably on par with EVOLVE 4, if not a bit lower.

Mike Quackenbush vs. Chuck Taylor- Solid opener that got good time.
Up in Smoke vs. Aeroform- Typical fun spotfest
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Adam Cole- Really good match with some nice storytelling and back and forth.
Drake Younger vs. Sami Callihan- Decent match that could've been better, Younger seemed off his game here.
Allen vs. Gargano vs. Frightmare vs. Moxley vs. Akuma vs. Swann- Fun match with lots of Frenzy and Chaos.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Awesome Kong (WSU Title)- Disappointing match with a horrid finish
Kyle O'Reilly vs. Ricochet- Really good match with a great ending. Very structured but believable.
Bryan Danielson vs. Munenori Sawa- Really good strike-for-strike match, further differentiating each of the EVOLVE main events. These guys went balls to the wall with action from start to finish. Not a lot of time but it wasn't necessary with the way they worked the match.


FIP Impact of Honor
Orlando, FL- June 10, 2006

Quick Thoughts: Pretty decent show, nothing was blowaway but Davey/Shingo, Stevens/Madison and the main event were the shining instances of this event.

Sal Rinuaro vs. The Canadian Cougar (Tony Kozina)- Lackluster opener
Alex Pourteau vs. Seth Delay- Not good, Delay was horrid.
Chasyn Rance vs. Kory Chavis vs. Kenny King vs. Ryan Drago- Pretty crappy 4 way with a decent ending.
Davey Richards vs. Shingo Takagi- Really good match, but very short.
Erick Stevens vs. Steve Madison- Very good brawling style match
Bryan Danielson vs. Colt Cabana (ROH World Title)- Match was boring and didn't get out of first til the last few minutes.
Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. Fast & Furious- Great main event with fantastic double team sequences and consistent action throughout.

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ROH Best In The World 2012

Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. The Guardians of Truth *

Eddie Edwards vs. Homicide **

Hybrid Fighting Rules

Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly ***-****

Fit Finlay vs. Michael Elgin **

Mike Bennett vs. Mike Mondo *

Triple Threat Elimination Match for the ROH Television Championship

Roderick Strong vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jay Lethal ***-***

ROH World Tag Team Title Match

Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The All Night Express **

Anything Goes for the ROH World Championship

Kevin Steen vs. Davey Richards ***

Briscoes/GoT: Complete crap

Edwards/Homicide: Not too bad of a match though Homicide being a heel certainly helped it.

Cole/O'Reilly: I was enjoying this even before Cole's teeth went flying, then the crowd ate up every single thing they did. The last few minutes are some of the hottest I've seen an ROH crowd in awhile.

Finlay/Elgin: I actually enjoyed this more then quite a few others. Sure it was slow but I found myself into it throughout.

Magic Mikes: Maria is incredibly hot...and Mondo wants to fuck her. All I will remember from this.

Strong/Lethal/Ciampa: Biggest surprise of the night for me. I expected to not be all that interested in the match and the crowd to be meh for it...but instead I enjoyed it quite a lot. All 3 worked surprisingly well together, the fans were into it and there were a good few moments too.

WGTT/ANX: Charlie Haas is a massive dick...and that isn't necessarily a bad thing, because the crowd certainly think the exact same thing. As for the quality of the match, usual meh WGTT match with a pleasing result...until they win the belts back.

Steen/Davey: Slightly below their Border Wars match but a real great brawl, in which both guys managed to make the match seriously seem like a hostile environment where anyone could get kicked in the face. Corino was fucking class on commentary and I loved Steen's promo afterwards...just a shame NYC loved it and him too much lol.

The only real noteworthy stuff on the show for me are Cole/O'Reilly, Steen/Davey and the triple threat. I won't remember anything else looking back, including ANX's title win.

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Well, CZW has YT podcast too:

Not even close to CHIKARA's stuff, but we shall see.


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I wish they would just put up an hour long show with matches and segments. Funny thing is CZW uploaded all those videos as one then took it down. Much better as one whole video actually. Nevveah cant not do a promo worth shit though. Her promo with DJ and Dave backstage was painful.
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1 day left on this lot:

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Just listed the following:

ROH: Eddie Edwards - Road To The Triple Crown 2-Disc Set

ROH: The Briscoe Brothers - The Baddest Tag Team on the Planet 2-Disc Set

ROH Supercard Of Honor IV DVD

ROH Supercard Of Honor III DVD

ROH Death Before Dishonor V Night 2 DVD
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About damn time, CZW has a growing following so better late than never I say. This can serve as a good buffer between shows and hype events. Going to watch all three shortly. EDIT: If Shane Douglas brings in more up and coming lucha talent from Mexico, I may have to give him all my money.


EVOLVE 6: Aries vs. Taylor
November 20, 2010- Union City, NJ

Quick Thoughts: This was a solid show, again nothing stood out as spectacular but a consistent card up and down which is more than I could say for EVOLVE 5 at least. The main event was disappointing, as was the relaxed rules match but the post match made up for that. That Moxley promo bending his finger back with a wrench ewwww...

Drake Younger vs. Silas Young- Good opener
Rich Swann vs. AR Fox vs. Tony Nese vs. Scott Reed- Fun 4 way with nonstop action, but that AR Fox botch must've hurt like a mofo.
Bobby Fish vs. Kyle O'Reilly- Very good match, probably on par with their previous EVOLVE match.
Super Smash Bros vs. Up in Smoke- Strong tag match with lots of action and a great finish
Homicide vs. Jon Moxley (Relaxed Rules)- Pretty nothing match, but the post match stuff was excellent.
Adam Cole vs. Ricochet- Alright match but these two could do better, too many drag periods.
Johnny Gargano vs. Jimmy Jacobs- Solid match with good back and forth but a flat finish.
Austin Aries vs. Chucky T- A good match, but disappointing considering this was the most build ever put into an EVOLVE main event by this point. Some good back and forth and some nice spots, but some parts dragged and others fell flat imo. Still the finish was nice and dramatic and the storytelling was on point.

EVOLVE 7: Aries vs. Moxley
April 19, 2011- New York City, NY

Quick Thoughts: Pretty much my same sentiments from EVOLVE 6, top to bottom consistent with a solid main event.

Jimmy Jacobs vs. Shiima Xion- Nice, effective opener introducing Xion to EVOLVE.
Silas Young vs. Tony Nese- Short, decent match with good back and forth.
Johnny Gargano vs. Jon Davis- Smartly worked big man/little man match with some good sequences down the stretch.
CHIKARA Sekigun vs. Facade & Jason Gory- Good tag match with lots of crisp offense from both teams.
Sami Callihan vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.- Very good, intelligent worked match with both guys building the match around their signature submission moves. Didn't remember this being so good.
AR Fox vs. Rich Swann- Fun and short spotty match to bring people back from intermission, they did some crazy shit.
Chucky T vs. Akira Tozawa- Surprising great match with lots of offense squeezed into 11 minutes.
Chucky T vs. Johnny Gargano- Pretty nothing match while good for story purposes could've been done without looking back.
Austin Aries vs. Jon Moxley (Moxley's last indy match)- Very solid main event on par with Aries/Taylor, they worked a par the course ME style match but here it worked and they put on some nice exchanges in the process.

EVOLVE 8: Style Battle
May 20, 2011- Union City, NJ

Quick Thoughts: Ugh, I remember hating the shit out of this show. (At the time) it hardly reflected EVOLVE, no promos, no build, nothing. Most of the show was booked awkardly and the card itself was pretty lackluster and screamed throwaway. Some decent stuff for the first half of the show but then it just went to shit in the most extreme way, the main event was nice but not their best. Definitely the weakest EVOLVE show by far.

AR Fox vs. Rich Swann- This was their EVOLVE 7 match except lackluster and toned down.
Tony Nese vs. Jon Davis- Actually a really good match for the time it got, both played to their styles.
Brodie Lee vs. Sami Callihan- Decent with way, way too many nearfalls for a 12 minute match.
Austin Aries vs. Bobby Fish- Good match, got WAY too much time and they couldn't get the fans into it at times.
AR Fox vs. Jon Davis- Decent match but pretty short and the finish came out of nowhere.
Bobby Fish vs. Sami Callihan- Really short match that made Bobby Fish look like Sami's bitch which is kind of backwards booking wise.
The New Havana Pitbulls vs. The SAT- Pretty nothing tag match and the crowd couldn't have cared less.
FRAY!- Very bland FRAY, Chavis and Pinkie carried most of the load here.
AR Fox vs. Sami Callihan- Alright match, but definitely not their best and really unrealistic in execution; How does Fox take all that blunt damage to the head and just turns around and up and win the match right afterwards WTF?

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Evolve 8 was hurt by the fact that there were like 70 people in the crowd. As cool as the Ace Arena is they weren't getting anyone to those shows. At least when they would have shows at BB Kings in New York they could get a decent sized crowd. They were doing terrible numbers in New Jersey and it's probably for the best that they stopped running shows there.
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