Michael Elgin vs. Chris Hero (1/20/12)- ***1/2
Michael Elgin vs. Silas Young (2/24/12)- ****
Michael Elgin & Roddy Strong vs. Amazing Red & TJP (3/4/12)- ***3/4
Michael Elgin vs. Davey Richards (3/31/12)- *****
Michael Elgin vs. Silas Young (04/21/12)- ****1/2
Michael Elgin vs. MASADA (5/5/12)- ***1/4
Michael Elgin vs. Adam Cole (5/12/12)- ***
Michael Elgin vs. Kyle O’Reilly (6/22/12)- ***3/4-****
Michael Elgin vs. Fit Finlay (6/24/12)- ***
Michael Elgin vs. Adam Cole (9/8/12)- ***
Michael Elgin vs. Silas Young (09/21/12)- **3/4
Michael Elgin vs. Kevin Steen (10/13/12)- ****1/2
These are the Elgin matches off the top of my head that I’ve enjoyed, my personal opinion he is far from trash. I don’t take offense to people who didn’t or don't enjoy some of Finlay’s matches as his style of wrestling is definitely not for everyone. I think people are simply conditioned to see Finlay work more brawler/aggressive style matches like he mainly did in WWE and not so much for his technical side.
Gargano is awesome. I'll put him over too. #1 on the indie scene today is Generico though. Has been for years. With Sami Callihan close behind.
Normally I would agree, but these WOTY lists are beyond tricky, because you gotta consider numerous factors into it. For example, I put Gargano over Generico because of his long ass Freedom Gate reign, which had few stellar defenses.
No love for Eddie Kingston, AR Fox, Sami Callihan, Mike Quackenbush or Willie Mack? Isn't Cabana still around as well? There are still some quality guys out there.
Kingston I don't get to see enough of because I always put off downloading CHIKARA shows for his matches that get pimped. Fox is shit. Callihan is even on the list. Fuck Quack. Mack has never really done anything bar the Strong and Steen matches. Cabana isn't top 50 worker calibre but he's good at what he does.