Finished Callihan vs Cole Iron Man match. Absolutely brilliant the entire time. I'm not surprised. Too bad Callihan left for WWE. He was easily the lock as PWG MVP. Now it's going to retain with the Young Bucks without much competition. Not a slight to other tops there like Cole & Steen, but c'mon. Obvious.
I swear, I dug Is Your Body Ready? more than both ASW shows this year. ASW was hit or miss for me on both nights. A lot of shit mixed in with some great stuff. Used to only the great stuff when it comes to PWG.
Got a bunch of UWA Hardcore shows from a trader. I have all shows with bar one or two. Just reading the match cards while I put them on some case sleeves I whipped up is making me excited. Also managed to get 90% of the DVDs I need to make the Sami Callihan Farewell comp I'm working on.
I watched Danny Havoc's third shoot a couple of nights ago. Pretty interesting. He has some really good ideas overall IMO. Just curious - I've heard a lot about it but never heard any specifics: What did Rory Mondo do on his first trip to Japan that got him so much heat?
Ill pretend you said 18 is putting out the following titles soon
*Shoot interview with Steve Keirn
*Shoot Interview with Bruce Prichard
*Shoot Interview with Paul Roma
*MAJOR MYSTERY SHOOT coming in Jan 2014 already filmed!!
*Shoot Interview with DJ Hyde
*Shoot Interview with Masada
*In the Ring with Terry Funk and Manny Fernandez
*Shoot interview with Angelina Love
*Backstage Pass/shoot with Matt Tremont
*Best of Jerry Lynn IPPV Special
*Tons of new Best of ECW DVD's
ECW Best-Ofs and the Tremont DVD may interest me depending on what the content is. I think the only one that I'll likely buy is the DJ Hyde shoot (Assuming SMV doesn't do one) if for nothing else than to listen to him talk himself up like he's some kind of Wrestling God.
Gonna preface this by saying PWG is my favorite company ever so I'm not trying to be cool and hate on PWG (in fact, I disagree with a lot of people on here all the time) but this show was pretty bad (wrestling wise) - some of the comedy stuff was gold though.
PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2013
1. Kevin Steen vs. Chuck Taylor vs. Giants Hat - ***** (just kidding - but so fun and awesome)
2. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Brian Cage - DUD
3. Johnny Gargano vs. Willie Mack - ** 3/4
4. AR Fox vs. Roderick Strong - ***
5. Joey Ryan vs. Drake Younger vs. Jolly Ranchers vs. Legos - N/A (funny though)
6. ACH vs. Anthony Neese - *** 1/2
7. Trent vs. Kyle O'Reilly - *** 1/4
8. Michael Elgin vs. Rich Swann - ***
9. Young Bucks and Adam Cole vs. Forever Hooligans and TJ Perkins - *** 1/4
Opener was so funny and entertaining. One of the best opening matches EVER. 2nd match was really bad and sloppy. Ciampa dropping Cage on his head then they continued and it was sluggish with no selling. Didn't really like anything about this match. Gargano/Mack had some cool moments - OK match. Fox/Strong was pretty good but not great. Drake/Ryan was nothing special until the Jolly Ranchers and Legos. Then things got awesome! Funny stuff. ACH/Neese was great. Started off really good - just evenly matched trying to one up each other. I think it went a little too long and things started going downhill after the knee injury and some things didn't really make sense (ACH ignoring the knee and Neese using the knee to hit him in the face) but overall, the best match of the night. O'Really/Trent went on too long but it was pretty good. Elgin/Swann was good but it just felt like they had some great moments but then it kinda slowed down and got boring, then it got good again, then it got boring, then the finish seemed out of nowhere. Just paced weird. Elgin dancing was hilarious though. Main event was pretty good - but that's it? The opener was hilarious, the Joey Ryan/Younger match was funny, the ACH/Neese match was really good and most of the matches were solid but, that was probably the worst PWG show I've ever seen. I feel like PWG used to have the perfect mix of comedy and wrestling and there was maybe too much comedy in this one and it affected the wrestling. Nothing went above *** 1/2, which is shocking. Weird. Let's hope night 2 is better.