Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Dec 2011
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Davey Richards and Kyle O'Reilly vs. Sami Callihan and BJ Whitmer from Friday's AAW show. This was one stiff as fuck tag match. At a little over 22 minutes, this match received a couple "this is awesome" chants and a standing ovation in the middle of it. Light on selling (of course) but it had a finish that came out of no where. I'll have to wait for the DVD, but maybe ****1/4? Maybe less, maybe more. Look out for this one.
And avoid, at all costs, Elgin vs. Silas for the AAW Heritage and Heavyweight Championships in an I Quit Match. Overbooked snoozer at over 41 minutes. Won't spoil the finish, or who won (you can do that on your own), but the only time the crowd was alive was after the final bell rang. Maybe a little at the beginning, but other than that, silence. Dead silence. What's more is Elgin botched so bad, it warranted multiple "boring" chants from the crowd. Loud chants. Just brutal. At one point in the match, Silas tied Elgin to the ropes using duct tape -- but Silas took a minute to open the tape roll, and it was painfully awkward to watch him bite at it and everything. Then, Elgin one-upped his botching ass by getting his hand stuck on the top rope after Silas taped him to it. First, Elgin tried severing the tape. That took a minute and didn't work. Crowd was getting antsy. Then he had the genius idea of trying to unscrew the top turnbuckle to free himself. Two more minutes, the turnbuckle doesn't unscrew. Crowd is furious. Boring chants start. Elgin starts tearing at the tape, pulling at it. Finally, he frees himself. It was like that time Mark Henry spent five minutes trying to get the cage door open but couldn't, only much, much worse. Felt bad for the guy, he got shat on hard. Wouldn't be surprised to see it on a Botchamania. *3/4 -- just painful.