Generico is the greatest living person on this planet. GIVE HIM EVERYTHING, WWE.
Yeah, that was fabulous. He's already beloved and the atmosphere has created some to replicate the intense emotion he provided while working on the Indies. I don't mean to undersell Jack Swagger in any of this b/c he's always been fantastic & very underrated himself and a damn good piece in this match being so great, but Generico lads. Still, after nearly a decade, still amazes me to this day with his work.
I love wrestling so much.
I echo everything here, superb match tbh(hayley ), When I saw someones rate it ****1/4 I thought that may be alittle to high but I think I give it about the same. Anybody else notice there was only two restholds the entire match, just a excellent faced paced all-out match.
Kyle Matthews vs KT Hamill(DSCW 8/2/13):**** YEAH! Kyle Matthews is a highly pimped cat but I don't know if I've ever truly got it. I may have gotten it here. Hamill is a guy I've tried to watch a bit of but most of his stuff that's taped literally hurts my eyes. I'll try again at some point cause he was real good in this. These guys worked a nice mat-based match which is not something you see done well on the American independents. They brought contrasting mat styles with Hamill being steak and potatoes(not even close to a bad thing) and Matthews being more flash. Hamill having a waistlock and slapping Matthews to the ground was so nice.Loved that both guys escaped a headscissors with two totally different approaches. Hamill being a bit bigger used his momentum and floated over to a headlock. Matthews being the flashy sonbitch does a headstand for a bit then escapes into a sub on the legs. The matwork was a solid foundation for a fine finishing stretch. Wasn't crazy over the top but that's what made it so nice. Always there being a clear fan favorite was nice. Matthews was SUPA OVA! Matthews hits a nasty dropkick near the end that Hamill sells like he got shot in the face. IN THE FACE! I think this is gonna be the peak of indy matwork in 2013. It is not Virus vs Blue Panther but this match has a little more grit that I DUG!
Fuck there is another Gallows match I'm gonna be watching in the future but W-1 first because MYSTERY OPPONENTS! Gallows is gonna make a run for Top 30 worker this year with minimal time on his side. LOVE IT!
Watched Swagger/Zayn. Really, really good match, but much like the 2/3 falls with Cesaro, it feels like we're missing a lot. The first part of the match, before the commercial break, was good and everything, but to get a "this is awesome" chant almost as soon as the break ends? Feels like we missed some pretty important stuff there. I'm really happy to see that Sami has been able to get over to the degree he has without really changing the style we fell in love with on the indys, but there are a few signature mannerisms that worked for Generico, but come off a bit too over-the-top without the mask. That's a minor complaint, though.
A bigger complaint, although it may be a weird one: Did anyone else find it a little off-putting that Swagger was in firm control before the break, but the first thing we saw after was Zayn hitting the Blue Thunder Bomb? I tend to like prefer it when (non-live) TV matches just edit out part of a single heat segment for the commercials.
Kyle Matthews Vs Anthony Henry (24/08/2013 LPW) These guys are no strangers to making impressive mat-work and transitions with each other, as they've been doing that for, at least, the past two years. Still, it's always a treat to witness. Matthews now being less-capable of hanging with Henry, which drives him to run shitless at every escape he got, delivered a great performance edge to their match-up instead of being one of simple class exhibition. Concrete may have pimped the Hamill/Matthews match but I thought this was infinitely better, especially due to the first half. That's no slight on the other bout, but rather of just how great these matches are. Utter sleepers.
Kyle Matthews Vs Anthony Henry (24/08/2013 LPW):**** This did not disappoint at all. I'm not sure I'd agree with it being infinitely better, or better at all, but this was another great Matthews match. He is certainly creeping up more and more on my Top 100. I hadn't seen a quality heel performance from Matthews yet but he did a swell job in this one going to the outside when he was in danger. They built well to big moves and exciting sequences which was wonderful since it made the crowd really pop in a meaningful way. I have seen zero other Matthews vs Henry matches so I feel as though I must go watch some in the future.
Nowhere near as good as their last match was. Decent at best via a Cesaro show, but nothing greater than that. Smackdown doesn't look to hold any promise here either. So it's probably only going to be RAW & NOC to look out for this week. Unless NXT has itself another glorious gem on the horizon.
Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Shuji Kondo & Kaz Hayashi (Wrestle-1, 8/9): Bodyslams & backbreakers bitches!!! Strong BJ smash the living shit out of the Last Revolution juniors for much of this, but Kondo & Hayashi rally magnificently with some hi-octane double team assualt & battery ****
I have that BJPW tag from W-1 as well as the KICK-FEST 2013 at ***3/4. Probably should have loathed the KICK-FEST but there became a certain pleasure I got from just crazy kicks and Koji being a bad ass when he was in. They didn't try and disguise the match as an epic or give me layers just to yank them away. Straight forward and stiff.
Dean Allmark/Hiro Takahashi vs. Bravado Brothers(ASW:UK 8/20/13):**** There is something so super charming about Dean Allmark matches and ASW:UK. The Bravados are in full heel mode and work over Allmark for a good portion of this match. Allmark being a MEGA FACE certainly makes this work better than it would with 90% of wrestlers right now. Bravados use ever single trick in the book to make sure they can beat up on Britain's favorite son(this may not be a statistical fact). Hiro Takahashi comes in off a hot tag and looks amazing! Like that's the most time he spends in the match and it is so good him going full on Japanese Jr. cat and throwing elbows with authority on the evil foreigners(USA SUCKS chants WHY). So yeah, an Allmark tag that's super fun with rad heel work and a great comeback from the babyfaces.
Not a MOTYC but since I don't want to go to the indy thread for such a simple thing match but Robbie Dynamite vs. Dean Allmark in a Tables Match was tons of fun. First tables match in a long while that I actually rather enjoyed. There was an overbooked finished but since this never reached awesome levels it doesn't make me too sad. Not a surprise that Allmark was involved. Oh and Dynamite is extraordinary as well.This is the sort of wrestling I want on TV. Super fun, clear cut good guys and bad guys plus only taking up minimal time.