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Re: Official Indy DVD Discussion Thread
Another DVD review cause I'm bored.
DG USA: UPRISING 2012
1. Pinkie Sanchez & Arik Cannon vs Jigsaw & Fire Ant ★★½
2. Akira Tozawa vs Samuray Del Sol ★★★¼
3. Johnny Gargano vs John Davis ½★
4. Ricochet & Rich Swann vs The Super Smash Brothers ★★★½
5. Chuck Taylor, Drew Gulak and Orange Cassidy vs Scott Reed, Caleb Konley & Cheech ★½
6. El Generico vs Sami Callian ★★★½
7. CIMA & AR Fox vs Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito ★
-Opening match was meh. Ugh, Arik Cannon. Post match the Scene attacks the DUF. I thought DUF were heels but clearly they're not. I don't know.
-Tozawa/Del Sol was neat. Only problem I really had was Del Sol eating shit on the barricade and barely selling it. But whatever.
-Gargano/Davis existed solely to advance the angle. Don't think it went more than one minute.
-Tag team match was pretty damn fun as expected. The wrong tag match main evented.
-Sigh, The Scene.
-Generico/Callihan was good but that's about it. Had higher expectations.
-Fuck the main event. I'm so glad DG USA is no longer around. I own 13 DG USA DVDs and apart from a match or two, the shows are pretty damn boring largely in part due to the generic, cut and paste Dragon Gate wrestlers. I'm not familiar with the smaller promotions in Japan but I have a hard time believing Horiguchi is a star- in any country.
And I've always found CIMA to be overrated. Quite frankly, the only good talent to come from there, imo, is Tozawa and Yamato. The rest put me to sleep. The "do more" philosophy" of Dragon Gate doesn't help either. This match was basically generic Japanese moves combined with one of the worst heat segments ever! The match is a plodding mess (like pretty much any other match in DGUSA featuring the DG roster) and I popped for the finish not because it was good but because it was finally over. Terrible match and terrible main event for an overall terribly booked show. Are the DUF heels or faces? What about the Gentleman's Club? I'm not a fan of shades of gray booking at all. DGUSA has got to be Gabe's biggest failed experiment ever. And why am I stressing over a show that took place in 2012?
Despite three good matches, none of them are strong enough to really warrant the purchase of this show. I got this DVD for $5 in the Highspots Clearance section. I don't even think it's worth that little.
Last edited by sharkboy22; 02-07-2016 at 10:17 AM.