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Old 08-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #1561 (permalink)
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #1562 (permalink)
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Trying to get caught up on a lot of wrestling before I go back to school so I thought I’d right up some reviews. Pretty sure very few people will care but hey just throwing it out there for the consumption of the world, or just this forum.

Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (Extreme Rules):****1/2

This made the 18 second match at WM all worth it for me. I don’t know how Daniel Bryan couldn’t be at the top of people’s WOTY lists. While I don’t think Sheamus is bad at all as he actually fills his role, the good-guy kicking ass champ, better than most wrestlers but Daniel Bryan is just on another level compared to almost any American Worker. Onto the match I guess. Not for a second was I even a little bored by this match. This had a lot to do with Daniel Bryan’s ability to make a rest hold interesting and when Sheamus was on offense he was able to rock his power game. That being said it was quite nice to see Sheamus try to Cloverleaf in the beginning of the match since Bryan kept saying in the build that he was going to make Sheamus tap, but when Sheamus tried again the reaffirm that Bryan is a technical wizard and counters it into a pin attempt.

The armwork by Bryan was awesome. Weaving it throughout the match leading into the first two falls. The way Bryan just kicks the living piss out of Sheamus’ arm and not even caring when he got DQ’d was classic heel. Sheamus sold it like his arm was about to fall off. As soon as Bryan applied the Yes Lock I thought it was going to result in a tap out but in what could have been stupid I thought was well done because in the end Sheamus doesn’t tap. Even though it seems like Sheamus may have just had is arm killed he keeps going because 1)he’s pretty resilient cat 2)he’s the champ. I loved the way Sheamus didn’t seem like he was fighting against tapping out and getting to the ropes, it was more him fighting against the overwhelming pain and his ability to just remain conscious from it. The doctor’s coming in seemed a little cheesy to me but it put a little break between the falls and made sense of what followed. The ending for me, and if I recall when this match was actually wrestled applies to a lot of people, fell a little flat. After all the awesomeness that happened it just seemed to end without the big climax that I was kinda expecting. That does not take away from this being one of the best matches of the year by any means. I’d say this is in my Top 2 as of this writing…

Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena (Extreme Rules):****1/4

BROCK SMASH!!! I kept reading everyone’s posts from earlier in the year about how “unique” this match was. I had no idea what that could possibly mean until I saw it. Brock beats up on Cena like no one has done. A sort of beat down I have never seen in the WWE that is for sure. While Sheamus vs. Bryan was great because of the work both guys put in the ring that created a fantastic story, this match was great by being a spectacle while at the same time getting the audience insanely invested. The ending in this match hurt it for me but just a tad as you can see by my rating I think it is awesome.

Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode (Destination X):****1/4

I’m glad I decided to watch all the pimped matches in a short span. Now I feel like “THAT WAS SWEET. SO WAS THAT. BUT WHERE THE FUCK WOULD I RATE THEM!” But that is a dilemma I can live with. Great match here with Roode just being that great old school kind of heel. While in his control segments he isn’t the most exciting IMO he helps progress the match. The way he would just taunt Aries when he was down pretty much saying, you are beneath me and you even thinking you have a chance pisses me off. I also loved how every time Aries went for one of his signature moves Roode had it scouted. There were very few big moves that Aries hit the first time around. And when he did hit his big moves they weren’t all in a row which I usually see. Aries would start hitting his big moves that Roode had countered earlier and then when he went for something he hadn’t tried yet it would be countered. Unlike the previous matches where I thought the endings didn’t quite end on that big note like I had hoped this did without a question.

So it seems I have 2 more matches to throw into the middle of the pack and one that may just be my new MOTY. Hopefully watching some CHIKARA tomorrow including El Generico vs. SDR and Jigsaw vs. Kingston. Then only Day 3 of 16 Carat until I am caught up with what I own.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:31 AM   #1563 (permalink)
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ROH Brew City Beatdown 2012:
Silas Young vs Michael Elgin - ***3/4

Briscoes vs SCUM was really fun too, ***1/2 imo.

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:32 AM   #1564 (permalink)
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Ibushi vs. Omega is utterly ridiculous. Some folks will love it, others will despise it with a passion, but it has to be seen to be believed.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:35 AM   #1565 (permalink)
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Completely agree.

If you're going to go in there expecting great selling and "psychology" then you're going to waste your time but if you watch it for the sheer HOLY FUCK WITH ME A CARROT moments then you'll get them in spades.

My most fun match of the year by miles.
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I'm not even kidding when I say every match on the New Japan 6/16 show bar Anderson/Tonga vs MVP/Benjamin and the CHAOS 6 man (which I didn't watch but I presume not) could be considered **** and upwards. Liger/TM4 vs Taichi/TAKA and Tanahashi vs Okada are legit MOTYCs.
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Dragon Gate USA Enter The Dragon 2012: CIMA & AR Fox vs. Ricochet & Rich Swann - Open The United Gate Match

Holy fucking shit, starts with a feeling out process, about 10 minutes (maybe less) in, this just explodes, tag team balls to the wall action, and by god! some of the tag team stuff they did, amazing, AR Fox I'm just not a big fan of, but he is getting there, Ricochet and Rich Swann are amazing together. Like someone said, the finish is alittle weak, but didn't take anything away from the match, really amazed this hasn't been talked about more, yes this was pretty spotty, but I am in love with this match. ****1/2
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You should defInitely watch that 6 man. Starts with the best of Ishii vs Nagata and is very Ishii heavy overall. They work in CNJ nicely and Y-H/Romero produce a good laugh. Really fun match ***1/2
Jr tags ****
Gaijin Special ***1/4
IWGP Jr ***3/4
Tag Titles N/R but insanely fun
Heavy Tag - ****1/4 I absolutely loved this. They trimmed all potential fat and kept it at a high pace. Shinsuke is amazing, Tanaka kept the pacing in check and Naito dies very well. Goto...
Makabe/Suzuki - am I crazy or did they not show the majority of this on that digest? I'm still a huge fan of the route they took this in and think it deserves ****

Haven't watcher the full main yet but seriously, this show is fucking insane.
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Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi - DOMINION 2012

My new puro MOTY. Amazing atmosphere, you just now something important is on the line. There's tons to love about this match a not a whole lot to complain about. The amount of great teases to their different signature moves and great sequences is pretty remarkable, in the last 10 or so minutes I had not fucking clue what was going to happen next. The drama towards the end was awesome, people screaming and jumping up and down...just go watch this.
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Suwama & Taiyo Kea vs Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki - AJPW 17.06.2012
Seabs says a match is good. It holds up. Who would've thought?

Falls shortly from being a MOTYC but that's due to Kea and Akiyama just going through the motions, especially Akiyama, damn those knee strikes looked weak...
I'm not a big Go fan (Shiozaki that is, Ryūma=gold) but his interactions with Suwama have been absolutely awesome. He seems to be the Cena of Japan as when he wants to, he can go, but is too inconsistent. Definitely deserves a watch.

***1/2-3/4
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