FIP In Full Force
February 3, 2007- Crystal River, FL
Quick Thoughts: This show is about on par with Dangerous Intentions from the night before. A bit better in that this was structured much better than the night prior. Some good title matches and Stevens/Akuma.
Seth Delay vs. Hallowicked- Not the best match
Shingo Takagi vs. Jigsaw- Good match, same as night prior.
Black Market vs. Castagnoli & Rinauro (Loser leaves town for 90 Days)- Fine tag match
Sean Waltman vs. Chasyn Rance- Short, nothing match really
The Briscoes vs. Necro & Pondo (FIP Tag Team Championship)- Really fun brawl style title match; got lots of time.
Erick Stevens vs. Gran Akuma- Good, solid consistent match
Colt Cabana vs. Larry Sweeney- Alright match
Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards (FIP World Heavyweight Championship- Best of 3 Falls Match)- Very solid ME but really didn't pick up til after the first fall. A little better than their match a night before.
FIP First Annual Eddie Graham Memorial Battle of the Belts
March 10, 2007- Crystal River, FL
Quick Thoughts: Very good show with a 2007 MOTYC in Strong/Stevens, a nice 6 man and a consistent undercard highlighted by Strong/JB. Eddie Graham's son Mike Graham added a nice touch to the show with the Heritage Title.
Roderick Strong vs. Jimmy Rave- Roderick beating the piss out of Rave was fun. Good opener
Jay Briscoe vs. Larry Sweeney- Average match
Erick Stevens vs. Shingo Takagi- Really good match
Mark Briscoe vs. Delirious- Too short
Roderick Strong vs. Jay Briscoe- Great chemistry, great match.
Erick Stevens vs. Delirious- Decent match
Clark, Delay & Chavis vs. Rance, King & Rinauro- Really good to great six man action with lots of time.
Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens (FIP Florida Heritage Championship)- OMFG
this match was sick and stiff, they fucked each other up badly! Easily top 3 FIP match.
FIP International Impact (Phase One)
April 20, 2007- Inverness, FL
Quick Thoughts: An pretty alright show, the standouts were Takagi/McGuiness and the title matches. The top two matches were really disappointing, moreso Jay/Necro.
Seth Delay & Jarelle Clark vs. Kenny King & Sal Rinauro- BORING
Delirious vs. Jigsaw- Opposite wise, this was really solid
Sal Rinauro & Chasyn Rance vs. Heartbreak Express- Nothing match
Shingo Takagi vs. Nigel McGuinness- Really good match
Sean Waltman vs. Larry Sweeney- Barely passable
Erick Stevens vs. Claudio Castagnoli (FIP Florida Heritage Championship)- Stevens made this match, and that says something when you're in the ring with a worker like Claudio. Outstanding title match.
Roderick Strong vs. YAMATO (FIP World Heavyweight Championship- YAMATO's debut)- Solid Vet vs UNC match.
Mark Briscoe vs. Mad Man Pondo (Falls Count Anywhere Match)- Lots of action in little time.
Jay Briscoe vs. Necro Butcher (No DQ Rules)- Really disappointing ME and match in general.
FIP International Impact (Phase Two)
April 21, 2007- Crystal River, FL
Quick Thoughts: A great show that really picked up in the second half. It got better with each match and culminated in a sick, violent and at times disgusting feud ending hardcore brawl between the Briscoes and Necro/Pondo a fitting end to a long feud indeed.
Seth Delay vs. Larry Sweeney- Par the course match
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jerrelle Clark- Fun
Heartbreak Express vs. Kenny King & Chasyn Rance- Boring
Delirious vs. Jigsaw- Same as their last match but longer
Erick Stevens vs. Nigel McGuiness (FIP Florida Heritage Championship)- Solid Title match
Shingo Takagi vs. YAMATO (Shingo's last FIP match)- Really good back and forth match with that signature DragonGate flavor.
Roderick Strong vs. Sal Rinauro (FIP World Heavyweight Championship)- Good storytelling by Sal but I laughed my ass off when Strong started no selling everything in the last 2/3rds of the match.
The Briscoes vs. Necro & Pondo (FIP Tag Team Championship- Bar Room Brawl)- Wow this was a pretty violent and disturbing match. Lots of gore and unmitigated violence in this match, at times hard to watch. Fantastic ME they sold the hate with brutality.