Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
SoCal Pro Wrestling - 1/14/12
Tommy Wilson vs. Kid Caramba
I don't usually see fantastic wrestling like this match when I see my local indies, but I was shocked to see this great of a match at one. This match was amazing in so many ways. A little backstory to it is Tommy Wilson has been the heavyweight champion for 364 days, retaining by controversial means including his last match against Kid Caramba in November (which was also good but nothing of this level). I'm a huge Tommy Wilson mark, and that helped this match a lot. I knew going into this that it was likely Tommy would lose, but this match had so many great spots and near falls I thought anything could happen. This match was overbooked in hindsight, but it was booked in an amazing way that by the last 5 minutes or so, everyone was on their feet. The several wrestlers that had made run ins (Tommy's stable and the faces to cancel them out) were at ringside similar to Kingston/Quack and it made for a great feel. The last several minutes had tons of near falls were I had no idea who would win and innovative manuevers from both men. In the end, I was emotionally invested so heavily that I was holding my head sad when Tommy lost, but proud that I witnessed such a good match. They did everything humanly possible to ensure this match would be great and it delivered. I never thought I'd see such a good match out of such a small company that gets less than 100 attendance a show.