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Re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
Grudge Match: Sami Callihan vs. Shane Hollister (with Markus Crane and Scarlett)
AAW Point of No Return
This one blew my mind out of my skull when I caught it live two weeks ago and it did the same on DVD just now. Everything in this one is crisp as it could be, which you would expect from a guy about to head to WWE and someone considered by many AAW's next Heavyweight Champ. You could feel the hatred, the heat, the, shit, I don't know, but these two have put on one of the best blowoffs to a lengthy feud I've seen in some time. The feud wasn't too good but it ultimately elevated Hollister back into one-on-one title contention. He had a shot last December against Elgin and Sami but no person to person shots in a while.
Hot crowd, very stiff, unprotected strikes, bumps aplenty, and story! There's a little overbooking at the very end, in the last maybe two minutes, but it's well-placed if you've followed everything up to this point. If you do not like Sami Callihan before this match, I have a feeling you will after it. Ditto Hollister, who is just getting better and better each and every time out there.
This show, by the way, is my show of the year from any promotion. Top to bottom fantastic.
Last edited by Last Chancery; 04-28-2013 at 03:05 PM.