Originally Posted by Japanese Puroresu
I just wanted to say this, Cage of Death SUCKED. I don't know what it is because I usually look forward to CZW shows, this one I wasn't into it from the start and none of the matches had me wanting more.
I feel you're definitely in the minority here but to each his own. The only match I didn't like was Excellent/Freight Train. I have mixed feelings on the ending. It was amazing and ultimately made sense and I still mark like crazy when it happens but I feel like it took away from the match.
I've been meaning to get into CZW but need a bit of advice on how to jump in to what's going on right now. Like any place of where to start? I've seen the first two Tournament of Death, last years Proving Ground and this years Cage of Death. I tried watching a bit of Cage of Death 8.5 but the lack of announcing and being able to hear just the fans and everything they're saying was actually kind of ruining the mood and I haven't gone back to watching it.
CZW's a mixed bag. Some months you get great shows. Some months you get shit. Tangled Web and Down With The Sickness from this year were pretty good. I also liked DWTS last year. Fox/Crist was pretty crazy.
Also, the COD 7 match is worth watching just for Necro beating the shit out of Justice Pain alone. heh.
watched Ryuji Ito vs. Masada Kamikaze Deathmatch from DWTS 2011, and now I can't wait for TOD. Makes me wonder who they'll bring in from BJW. Would be cool to see Tsukamoto again as he was the standout last year IMO.
I loved that match. I knew they had heat and I expected a war and that's what they delivered. Masada definitely fucked Ito up a few times in that match. That Powerbomb onto the ladder in the corner was brutal.
I posted it on another forum, but my guesses for this years TOD are Tsukamoto, Ito, Kasai and Numazawa representing BJW and Masada, Danny Havoc, Matt Tremont, and Devon Moore representing CZW. I'd really love to see Takeda back though if he's paired with the right people. Maybe even Isami Kodaka. Takashi Sasaki as well. I feel like he's always one of those guys who flies under the radar.