Dragon Gate USA: Untouchable 2010
Shingo/Dragon Kid ***3/4
CIMA and Ricochet/Yoshino and Doi ****
Danielson/YAMATO was such a good match, in a totally different way than Danielson/Shingo was. IMO this is one of the best DG USA shows since the first two PPV's. I gave every actual match higher than 3 stars. Course you can't really rate the 2 minute handicap squash.
The greatest DGUSA show ever. The main event was immense.
A proper re-watch:
1. Open the Freedom Gate Championship
: Johnny Gargano © vs. Jon Davis
An impromptu title match. Solid stuff all around, with Davis being methodical and controlling the match, and with Gargano working from behind. The finish made a lot of sense, it pulled the trigger on Davis, and started the first chapter of the feud.
2. Lince Dorado (1-2) vs. Jigsaw (1-1)
Good match, this was your simple and effective Lucha showcase. Both guys worked hard, and the finishing stretch was really good.
3. SHINE Challenge
: Marti Belle vs. Christina von Eerie
A nothing match. Christina was botching a lot of moves. But that ass, yumi…
4. The Scene (4-0) vs. The D.U.F. (Sami Callihan & Pinkie Sanchez) (0-0)
5. Sami Callihan (3-6) vs. MASADA (0-0)
Watching this live, it seemed like Sami was legit hurt, and watching it now, I’m damn sure he was. Because, no way this would be that short, especially considering Sami’s “focus on wrestling” story, which was meant to showcase his change in approach. Shame, he looked weak here, it ended just like that. Hopefully we get a proper rematch down the road.
6. The Gentlemen’s Club (Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak & Orange Cassidy) vs. Rich Swann & The Super Smash Bros
The Gent’s Club is probably the most awkward stable ever. #variety~ That being said, this was a cool trios affair, there was some stalling, but once they got going, this turned out into something good.
7. Ricochet (4-2) vs. AR Fox (6-3)
Damn good stuff. Awesome, fast paced sprint. Ricochet’s character work was great, few nice psychological touches.
8. El Generico (2-3) vs. Samuray Del Sol (2-3)
The match of the night. Del Sol was his usual self, performing many breathtaking spots, but it doesn’t make a good match. Thank God there’s Generico, the true BOSS of wrestling. Anyway, this was the rubber match, nice and exciting, they showcased their Lucha influences, and the finishing stretch was good, they didin’t go overboard.
Good show overall. Four good, three solid, and one really bad match. The show just flew by, like it’s always case with DGUSA and EVOLVE, which is a big draw for me, it’s really easy to watch when nothing drags. The last hour was strong, and the midcard was solid, but I was disappointed with the Sami/MASADA match, where Sami got fucked up. Shame, it was really solid for what it was.