Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
London Riots vs Velocity Vipers - Progress Chapter 2
Yeah this was just an incredible spectacle and a total blast to sit through. Both Vipers make Pete Doherty look like a bodybuiler and they're just bumping machines for everything the Riots throw at them. Riots themselves are really entertaining bruisers with some nice trash talk and just being suitably stiff in every bit of offence they dish out. More commentators need to reference their distain that the Justin Bieber wannabee getting slaughtered isn't actually the real Beiber. HOLY SHIT at the attempted Ziggler monkey flip bump the scrawny looking Viper attempted when taking an exploder suplex, landed disgustingly on his knees and got taken to the back almost immediately. The Viper who took most of the beating actually looked pretty damn good as a mini Evan Bourne bump freak with some admittedly spotty offence, although the extent to which the Riots had continually dominated at least made the chaotic and unique offence feel necessary instead of just mindless spots. Spot where one of the Riots dislodged the mouthguard, spat on it and then pushed it back into the Viper's mouth was a nifty character moment and the sort of thing someone like Steen should replicate.
Sami Callihan vs John Morrison, (2CW 8/3/12)
Ehh a bit of a divisive match tbh, opening stages were pretty uneventful and didn't feel too well structured and seemed disjointed and haphazard. Just a bunch of basic countering broken up into stop-start momentum with some brawling on the outside but with no theme being developed. Sami took a couple of strong looking bumps in all of this though, and Morrison's moonsault spot where he balanced with both feet on the guardrail and apron to hit a moonsault was fucking spectacular as far as nutty spots go. Callihan transition spot was well timed with Sami failing to hit a floatover powerbomb off the top rope, only to superkick Morrison's knee as he's still clinging to the ropes. Next few minutes are honestly the peak of the match, with Sami having a bunch of nifty looking submissions to exploit the knee injury as well as utilising some creative spots such as wrenching the injured leg during a cover and breaking out the Finlay powerslam into the ropes spot. Morrison sells really well during all of this, noticeably limping when he's on both feet and bringing it into key moments of the match, such as when he counters the odd Callihan move only for his knee to buckle as well as a sweet spot near the end where Morrison's knee takes too long in pulling Sami to the corner for Starship pain and allows Sami to hit a surprise backdrop suplex.
Last few minutes weren't as strong imo, and I disliked Sami ignoring the leg for a few minutes and basically losing out to Morrison in strike battles, rather than Morrison making a comeback by countering some of Callihan's attempts at further injuring the knee. Its watchable and I'll still take this sort of match over a strike battle orientated Kyle O'Reilly match, but truth be told the biggest thing I took out of this is that Callihan vs Masters could seriously OWN.