Anyone here into Vanguard Wrestling? I've heard a lot about the Out Of Ashes show which I'm considering buying, but they also have a 6 disc set for 18.00 that I'm considering buying. Are they a good promotion?
I assumed the DGUSA shows would draw well, it's the EVOLVE show Gabe better worry about since that's the least one I've heard people talking about for these shows.
This is really unscientific as it doesn't take in how they're doing in General Admission sales but the Evolve show you can buy third row seats. Same as CZW (the other Friday show) the 3 big Saturday shows (Shimmer, DGUSA, Chikara) you can buy 4th row seats. DGUSA's Sunday show is also up to 4th row.
So presumably it's doing worse, but not significantly so and part of that could be a combination of being on Friday rather than Saturday and going against SCOH rather than just an ROH TV taping.
With ROH selling out and Gabe claiming DGUSA might break it's attendance record which might mean Evolve, Shimmer, & Chikara are about to do the same, it'll be a very big weekend for Indy Wrestling.
1. The Colony (Fire Ant & AssailANT) vs. The Swarm (DeviANT & Soldier Ant)
2. Delirious vs. Dasher Hatfield
3. The Batiri (Obariyon & Kodama) vs. Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.)
4. Ophidian vs. Frightmare
I’m not an execution mark, but these two guys couldn’t connect moves to save their lives. Also, the finish was awful.
5. Jigsaw & The Shard vs. Icarus & Sugar Dunkerton
6. Green Ant vs. Eddie Kingston
This was an old school, slow paced, methodical, tactical and mental battle, enjoyed it very much.
7. 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) & Gran Akuma vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) & Kevin Steen
Steen and the Bucks need to appear on King of Trios this year, they’re such an awesome unit.
8. Chuck Taylor vs. Hallowicked
Really enjoyable, didn’t expect something good like this. Fast paced, high octane affair.
9. NO DQ: Archibald Peck vs. Mark Angelosetti
This was a solid main event, but nothing particularly good or special at all, which is a shame, because these two guys are among my favorite Chikara characters.
Uh, the first half was mostly so painfully uneventful, but things got better with Ant/King, which was followed by two equally good matches. Didn’t really enjoy the main event, but it was okay for what it was, I guess. The matches under 6, 7 and 8 were really good, though.
PWG have released ASW for pre-order. Gabe has posted Evolve 14 & 15 for pre-order. I asked him on Twitter recently during one of his Q&A's about DVDs and he said they will "have several new DVD releases for Wrestlecon". Hopefully "several" doesn't mean two.
Evolve Standings Match
Chuck Taylor vs. AR Fox vs. Jon Davis - **1/2
Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann vs. Jimmy Susumu & Ryo Saito - ***1/4
Vendetta Pro Showcase
Kevin Divine vs. Julian Cash - N/A
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. D.U.F. (Sami Callihan & Arik Cannon) - ***1/4
John Morrison vs. Akira Tozawa - ***1/2
Solid show. Nothing blow away great but nothing horrible either, though those expecting a great match between Tozawa & Morrison might be slightly disappointed. Bucks were great in the their tag match and when Gargano eventually loses his title I wouldn't mind a Swann/Gargano reunion as a tag team.
ROH - Nigel McGuinness: In It To Win It
10/15/05 - ROH Pure Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Samoa Joe - ***1/4
4/28/06 - ROH Pure Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Christopher Daniels - ***
5/13/06 - ROH Pure Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Jay Lethal - ***
7/15/06 - ROH Pure Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Roderick Strong - ***1/2
Nigel McGuinness & Doug Williams vs. Takeshi Morishima & Chris Hero - ***1/4
7/16/07 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Takeshi Morishima - ***1/2
Nigel McGuinness vs. Chris Hero vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Naomichi Marufuji - ***1/2
10/21/07 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Jay Briscoe - **3/4
12/29/07 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Austin Aries - ****1/2
1/26/08 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Roderick Strong - ***3/4
4/19/08 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Kevin Steen - ***3/4
6/7/08 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Go Shiozaki - ***3/4
Nigel McGuinness vs. Jerry Lynn - ***1/4
9/14/08 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Jimmy Jacobs - ***1/4
11/7/08 - ROH World Title - Elimination Rules
Nigel McGuinness vs. Go Shiozaki vs. Kevin Steen vs. El Generico - ****
12/6/08 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Jerry Lynn - ***1/2
12/27/08 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. Naomichi Marufuji - ***1/2
1/31/09 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. El Generico - ***3/4
3/21/09 - ROH World Title
Nigel McGuinness vs. KENTA - ****