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I've been out the loop for a while. Can someone give me a heads up on the best few ROH shows this year and any essential indy stuff. Doesn't have to be comprehensive, just a few off the top of your heads. Thanks people.
Any PWG show, pretty much.
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Chikara: It's How You Play the Game

I've got a bunch of Chikara stuff on my hard drive and I want see it all before the season finale.

Bonus Match:
Mike Bailey vs. Mathieu St. Jacques

So they let some of the local guys have match on the opener because Chikara was running in their territory. Always good too see indy companies working together. I wasn't overly impressed with these guys but they didn't look out of their league in this match. Bailey was a decet face and he had a few nice moves. St. Jacques wasn't anything memorable either. Both guys really should have shown a little more personality in the ring. The match was fine but you can see this in any wrestling company and it didn't make me think more or less about C4.

Jigsaw vs. Mr. Touchdown

Good as expected. This was earlier in the year and Mr. Touchdown was still doing some goofy stuff to say in gimmick. I like what he's doing now with just being a jerk to everyone but some of the football stuff was pretty funny. So the match had a few laughs and had an ending that I didn't expect at all. A better finishing stretch would have been nice since I didn't the match was ending until I heard the bell. Very good though as both guys played their characters well and the pacing was pretty quick.

Leah Von Dutch vs. Sara Del Rey

Von Dutch got in almost no offense and was killed by Sara. I understand why Chikara did this with Sara, to show she was miles ahead of all the other female wrestlers out there, but I would have preferred if Sara had been in a good match.

Dasher Hatfield vs. Ophidian

Dasher gets in his stuff early nd we see a few funny moments. Ophidian eventually takes control of the match and once the comedy is out of the way (which was good) this turned into a good, serious match. Dasher's comeback got the crowd going and the finishing stretch was really exciting. Not bind blowingly good but still a nice addition to the card. Only problem really was that nothing about the match really stood out to me and it was overall kind of forgettable.

3.Ole vs. The Batiri

Bad start to the match where Matthews hurts his leg before the match even starts. I'm not sure exactly what happened to him because they had a weird camera angle but he was walking around screaming, "Fuck!"and holding his leg before the match even started. I feel lie it took them a while to get back into the swing of things as the beginning of the match just felt off. Once Generico was able to play the face in peril they seemed to get back on track though I did feel like Mathews was limited the entire match. Still they were able to work through an injury and still put on a good match. Not great but not bad either.

The Spectral Envoy vs. 17 and The Shard

The purpose of this was just storyline advancement. And for a 7 minutes match there was a lot of it. Donst was on commentary and virtually cut a promo the whole time (and it was a good one at that), Delirious made his presence known and it was kept a mystery what he was he doing out there. Ophidian made an appearance and Donst tried to steal his YLC back from Hallowicked. With all of this going on you can see why it's hard to remember the match. It was pretty average from what I remember. It just seemed like they were going through the motions because there was more important stuff happening than the match.

Chuck Taylor vs. Archibald Peck

Archie had just gone through a break-up and wasn't in a very spirited mood, which made for a pathetic entrance from him as he went through all of his motions as if Veronica was still with him. If someone in a marching band being in a wrestling ring is ridiculous a depressed member of the marching band is even more absurd. These are two of my favorite comedy guys to see wrestle and they didn't disappoint me. I won't go into detail about he match but it was amazing. Also it had character development for Archie which is impressive. It was 15 minutes of greatness.

The Colony vs. The Swarm


Personally I think it's matchs like this where Chikara struggles. They wanted to wrestle this like it would be some big, wild, hate filled brawl. If you don't watch other wrestling that might work but for me it just seemed like a weak attempt at the style. It wasn't bad by any means just I wish they had been able to take to the next level and it's a shame that they were restricted by Chikara. I feel like that this would have been a lot better if it took place in another company.

2nd Grand Championship Defense:

Eddie Kingston(c) vs. Brodie Lee

Brodie is a monster and Kingston is amazing as an underdog. So yeah, this was really good and easily the best match of the night. Great storytelling with Brodie playing full heel the whole match despite the fact that this was his last match before he left for WWE. Just describing the roles that each guy played should be enough to convince anyone to see this match. If that wasn't enough this match also features a moment where the you quickly realize all the hard work paid off as the crowd went from pretty dead to really into the match on a nearfall at the end. Oh and there were some brutal strikes going on. Both guys can play characters, tell a story, and work. Great match. There were a few bad looking moves though and Kingston really shouldn't be trying huricanranas but other than that poor decision this was wrestled incredibly well. Did I say how stiff the strikes were?

This was about what I would expect from Chikara. The main event delivered and the undercard was solid. Peck/Taylo was hilarious as well. I like he booking a lot as well because I love seeing characters develop on screen. Good show.
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I've been out the loop for a while. Can someone give me a heads up on the best few ROH shows this year and any essential indy stuff. Doesn't have to be comprehensive, just a few off the top of your heads. Thanks people.
Border Wars
Glory By Honor
SITS both nights (N1 had pretty good undercard and great triple-Main Events, N2 wasn't that good but worth watching because of Elgin-Richards)

The year started pretty weak with Wrestlerunion show and World's Finest but then everything was great. Start watching from DDT4.

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It's How You Play the Game
Chikara Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color + The Ogg and I
Chikarasaurus Rex: How To Hatch A Dinosaur
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Seabs, recomend me some UK promotions that have decent shipping rates to the states, please.
Don't know what shipping rates are like but they should all ship abroad. IPW:UK/RPW shows this year have delivered. First 2 Progress shows are really good but I think they only did a limited number of DVDs so you might have to pick them up from a 3rd party trader. SWE are a good promotion too. There's a load of great stuff on YouTube too if you search out guys like James Mason, Dean Allmark, Robbie Dynamite and Rampage Brown from All Star.
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Announced for EVOLVE 18:

Spoiler for E18:
- Gargano vs. Davis for the Freedom Gate Title
- The Super Smash Bros vs. El Generico & Samuray Del Sol
Way to soon for another Gargano/Davis match, and why on EARTH is the OTFG title defended on EVOLVE yet again, when they just announced the creation of the EVOLVE Championship. Smh...

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JoeRulez please put this in spoiler tag since there's spoilers from DGUSA last 3 iPPVs.. anywho looks good but I gotta agree with you
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Evolve 18 is going to be in Voorhes right? That would explain why they're having that one match since all the significant moments in the feud have happened in the same venue. I think that's smart booking for indy companies to do. They've been building that match for Evolve for a while and if you've been at the last few shows in Voorhes then you likely want to see the match and seeing another encounter on the card is going to make you more likely to go and see the show.
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I got no complaints on the match outside of the obvious "Davis is meh" opinion I have. That tag match is what I care about. Exuberant high energy action galore is gonna be in that one. Should OWN.

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PWG - Steen Wolf

Peter Avalon, Ray Rosas, & Freddy Bravo vs. Famous B, Chris Kadillak, & Candice LeRae - ** 3/4

TJ Perkins vs. Rocky Romero - **

The Fightin Taylor Boys vs. The RockNES Monsters - *** 1/2

Davey Richards vs. Willie Mack - ***

The Dynasty vs. Los Luchas - ***

Chuck Taylor vs. Ricochet - *** 3/4

PWG World Tag Team Titles
The Young Bucks (c) vs. Future Shock - **** 1/2

PWG World Title - Ladder Match
Kevin Steen (c) vs. El Generico - **** 1/2

Overall: 9/10

- Fun little spotfest in the opener, nice debut for those few guys, especially Famous B. Far too many fuck ups in Perkins/Romero. The last half of Taylors/RockNES was fucking nuts. Super fun tag match there.

- Davey/Willie was pretty hit and miss for me. It had its moments (most of which came with Willie on offense) but the majority I was just shrugging at Davey's usual offense. It was just a little bit of a weird pairing, Willie didn't seem to be able to wrestle his style of match. Nice moment for Mack post match.

- Taylor/Ricochet was excellent. 100% fluid and crisp transitions in everything with some amazing counters and sequences. Ricochet doesn't seem to be human and I still don't like Chuck's constant goofyness.

- Holy fuckface at that Tag Title match. I think I've rated it higher than anyone else I've seen but I don't even care. It was Cole & O'Reilly's PWG debut and JESUS did they look like they fit right in. Constant entertainment throughout, even with the Bucks' workover segments since they like to impersonate every famous wrestler out there. Personal favorite was Kevin Nash this time around. But anyway, once they had that superkick(s) spot (which I went ape shit for) it was just amazing from there. Seeing Matt's nose being bloodied and his face turning purple inside that guillotine choke was another huge markout moment. Call me crazy guys, but I think THIS was match of the night.

- So what hasn't been said about the ladder match? It had everything you'd want in a match of its type. Sheer brutality, hatred, big spots, and quite the feel good moment at the end. Believe me, I loved the match, but I think I honestly preferred their encounters from Final Battle 2010 and BOLA 2011. Why, you ask? Well I believe it was the storytelling those two matches had. Final Battle was symbolism at its absolute finest and BOLA was so amazing having things revolve around the kid in the crowd. This time around it was just about the killing the other person, and it was still awesome. Steen's top rope brainbuster was sick as fuck and so much of Chuck Taylor's commentary explained exactly how I felt watching this. And then we get Super Dragon's return? Fuck me, what an amazing show. "I knew we'd tear the roof off"

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