PWG Death To All But Metal
Famous B vs. B-Boy
Really entertaining veteran vs new guy match and I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. I even liked the strike exchange near the end, especially B-Boy going for a lariat on the ref but missing lol. Really solid opener and Excalibur was great on commentary on his own making jokes to himself
TJ Perkins vs. Ryan Taylor
Solid match, nothing great. Some of the shit TJ can do is really impressive, but Iíd just like to see him as a main stay in a company so he could be put in a feud and we could see some kind of character out of him. I enjoyed this enough though because of Perkins. Ryan Taylor has never impressed me at all. ***
Kevin Steen vs. Brian Cage Taylor - PWG World Title Match
Match is really funny to start with, as soon as they go into a lock up Steen shouts ĎOh Fuck!í and gets thrown down and asks Cage to be his personal trainer. Great stuff. Thereís a really good little story in this one with Steen playing the veteran and Cage playing the new inexperienced guy making a few mistakes and allowing Steen to get the upper hand on a few occasions. Steen going after every part of Cageís body was funny as well as something Iíve never really seen done before lol. Cage botched a spot and there was another thing that didnít look as good as it should have, but the guy is really impressive. I thought the finish was a bit sudden but it played into the story of the match really well. Great match. ***ĺ
The Young Bucks vs. Super Smash Brothers - No DQ Tag Title Match
I love how chaotic PWG No DQ matches feel, especially the crowd brawling. Loved the way they structured this match with The Bucks completely dominating the majority and being awesome heels constantly cutting off any comebacks by SSB. I thought a few spots from The Bucks looked a tad overly choreographed but thatís nit picking really when the match was this fun. Table spot was awesome, ref bumps were really good, the near falls were so well done towards the end. Rick Knox getting revenge with a lariat was fucking hilarious and awesome and so was Steen going mental on commentary because he hates YBís so much. Really really fun match. ****
I skipped the 6 man tag, just didnít have any interest in it.
Michael Elgin vs. Willie Mack
This was awesome. Just a full on powerhouse match from the start with great back and forth action and ridiculous moves. Some of the shit Elgin did was insane and Mack was great too. Delayed vertical suplex, chaos theory and the deadlift powerbomb were all completely sick from Elgin. ***1/2
El Generico vs. Ricochet
This match actually had a great story going in, but I didnít expect this type of match out of these two. It really felt like a grudge match, and there was definitely a sense that these two didnít like each other. The story is basically Ricochet being the only guy in PWG to out quick Generico, and Generico didnít like that one bit so they started this rivalry. This was awesome because the story was evident all the way through with Ricochet getting the advantage and acting cocky toward Generico. Ricochetís control segment was great, he went after the neck and was constantly mocking Generico and taunting him. I didnít expect that kind of performance from him. Generico keeps getting cut off and it seems like Ricochet really has his number all the way through. Even in the finishing stretch it was mostly Ricochet as he had a counter and a reversal to everything Generico was going for. Some sick spots towards the end and I loved the part were Ricochet was just toying around and Generico just snapped and starting throwing wild slaps. Loved the story they told and the action was so fluid. Generico was great as the underdog as he always is, but Ricochet was brilliant playing this guy who knew he was quicker and knew he was in control acting like a dick. The guy has really turned into a great wrestler. Awesome match. ****1/4
Great show, Generico/Ricochet was easily NOTN imo, but the tag match, Steen/Cage-Taylor and Elgin/Mack are all well worth watching too, especially the tag title match which had some brilliant stuff in it.