Yes, that's the one where Sydal pinned Kingston with the 450 and then the 4Fathers of CZW and Blackout got angry that Kingston took the pin. Think the only followup to that on the next show was Steen/Whitmer vs. Dragon/Necro. So much potential but Zandig blew it and it started the downward slide of CZW's booking.
Originally Posted by Eddie Kingston
....It's like watching Lost and getting angry at the end. "Fuck I've been watching this show for six years and it turned out to be the bullshit thing I thought it would be!"
I have alot of respect for Zandig because he did anything to make CZW a bigger name and Sonjay Dutt posted a blog pretty much saying Zandig took care of everybody when he was in CZW but man he made just terribad business decisions.
Danny Havoc vs. Devon Moore vs. Lucky tHURTeen
Really fun much. Great way to open up the tournament. Nothing overly special aside from the ending, still a whole lotta fun though.
Drake Younger vs. Rory Mondo
I was not expecting this to be as awesome as it was. Rory's best performance to date.
Masada vs. Scott Summers
Didn't pick up right away, but still a smart first round match. Good for what it was, plus the finish was once again, great.
Matt Tremont vs. Abdullah Kobayashi
Usual shtick from Kobayashi here, and solid performance by Tremont.
Ryan Slater vs. Joe Gacy
Holy shit, talk about having expectations blow away. Not that this was the best match in the world, and wasn't even the best of the tournament, but I wasn't expecting a damn thing from this match, and they both tore it up. Slater took some serious shit in this match.
Drake Younger vs. Danny Havoc
This is easily my favorite death match since Thumbtack Jack vs. Nick Gage from Cage of Death 11. Just so much fun, and the match had a little bit of everything. Just awesome.
Masada vs. Abdullah Kobayashi
Things picked up for Masada here. Match wasn't perfect but it was a ton of fun. No complaints here.
Drake Younger vs. Masada
Great finals. Told a great story and a phenomenal performance by both of these guys. Not quite MOTN but pretty damn close.
All in all, probably my favorite T.O.D. Easily one of the most solid tournaments without a bad or unwatchable match on the card, which usually plagues death match tournaments. I might be bias as it was my first live T.O.D. but I had a blast. Ironically enough as soon as I popped this in earlier I saw online where DJ announced a possible return to Delaware. T.O.D. 11.5 anyone?
Danny Havoc vs. Lucky tHURTeen
A whole lot of fun here. Served it's purpose very well of getting DG:USA fans introduced to death matches. All the usual stuff you'd expect from these two. Plus Kevin Steen on commentary is always a win.
Drake Younger vs. DJ Hyde
Another good match. Once again, another great performance from Drake who is on fire this year.
I just watched Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team vs Colt Cabana and El Generio from ROH Tag Team Turmoil. I had heard it was a bad match, but that was downright awful. Haas and Benjamin looked awful, particularly Shelton who seemed to be gassed just moments into the match. I can't believe how bad some of their performances have been as I always thought they would excel in a place like ROH. Since I am so far behind in my ROH viewing I have not seen much of their heel work which I hear is better, but their match with The Briscoes at Final Battle 2011 was another of my least favorite matches in my history of watching indy wrestling. Totally overbooked, and again I feel like a lot of it came down on Shelton. I think Haas has potential as I really enjoyed his match against Davey Richards and he seems to be excelling as a heel from what I hear and have seen. I have noticed they have been booking Haas in more singles lately...probably can only be a good thing for him as I think he has main event heel potential.
@Mark: Fantastic video although a music selection with a bit more energy would've been cool but everything felt smooth and it came off very well. Great job.
Ricochet and Rich Swann discussing DGUSA weekend... Legion of Coons FTW!
FIP Dangerous Intentions
Melbourne, FL- February 2, 2007
Quick Thoughts: This show wasn't nearly as good as Unfinished Business and nothing really stood out on the show. The Title match not being the ME really bought the show down but for the most part not the worst show.
Shingo Takagi vs. Hallowicked- Good opener
Allison Danger vs. Lexie Fyfe- Pretty dull
Black Market vs. Rance & Rinauro- Match sucked ass
Jason Moore vs. Ricky Vega- Short, Nothing Match
Necro Butcher vs. Mark Briscoe- Fun Brawl
Mad Man Pondo vs. Jay Briscoe- More fun brawling
Erick Stevens vs. Seth Delay vs. Jigsaw vs. Akuma- Good 4 Way
Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards (FIP World Title)- Strong () title match, though not nearly as good as their first FIP match.
Colt Cabana & Erick Stevens vs. Sweeney & Castagnoli- No idea why this was the main event, it was pretty nothing and screamed middle of the card.