So I wanted to get everyone's take on the more out there wrestling promotions on the indy circuit.
Chikara...Interspecies Wrestling...Lucha Va Voom...Bizarro Live...CLASH Wrestling.
There seems to be a growing number of Indy groups embracing the stuff we hated in the Fed and WCW back in the day and some how making it work IMO.
What are you guy's thoughts on wrestling taking the strange and the outlandish an infusing it into their product? Is it a good alternative to the strong style japanese inspired INDY stuff that ROH has helped create over the years and that DGUSA and EVOLVE continue today?
Here are a couple of free matches from our good friends at InterSpecies Wrestling:
El Hijo Del Bamboo vs. Izzie Deadyet
Twiggy vs. Eddie Kingston [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEkKYpvQsWE&context=C383fe56ADOEgsToPDskJBA15X-zU9O5BiAcbzNd04 [/youtube] As well as a great exchange between ISW Champion, Giant Tiger, and then NWA Champion, Colt Cabana
They're well worth checking out if you get the chance.
Post by shimmeringwarlock on Feb 17, 2012 15:18:45 GMT -5
I do like CHIKARA in the sense that, not only do they bring in a lot of great guest talent, but that they have fun with their comic book-y concept, and is one of the few places in the world that is practically gender neutral. It's good to see that you don't have to make the idea that Sara Del Rey can outwrestle her male counterparts and somehow force that into some post-modern feminist statement. So she can beat up Claudio Castagnoli. Cool. It doesn't mean she needs to be Gloria Steinham on steroids, and CHIKARA gets that.
As for everything else listed, I'd need a lot more time looking these over to give any real impressions. The quick glace I've given the links thus far, though, definitely says they'd be good fodder for an internet reviewer.
Post by Wrestle Ohio on Mar 3, 2012 20:26:12 GMT -5
Hey! Glad to see Bizarro Live mentioned in there with Chikara and Lucha Va Voom. We work pretty closely with the crew over at Bizarro, and let me tell you, they are getting better and better (as well as weirder) with every show. They've only been at this about a year, but their shows keep getting better written and their crowds keep getting bigger.
I'm sure that there are some out there that wish all of the "crazy" federations would go away, but I for one love the comedy aspect of it, and the comic book feel that you get from watching some of the shows. I mean when you get down to it, all wrestling is about guys in spandex going out and fighting each other in an epic "good vs. evil" battle...which sounds to me like pretty much every comic book I ever read as a kid...or you know, last week.
Anyway, I don't think they have any of the really crazy stuff uploaded yet, but here's a couple of matches that they have up on YouTube...
Honey Smaxxx & Canadian Idol vs. Spaghetti Connection
L.O.S.E.R. vs. Spaghetti Connection (Trio's Match)
Post by xnocreativityx on Mar 4, 2012 11:41:34 GMT -5
Just watched that origin video so far... don't think it's for me, but I will give the matches a chance. I don't mind goofy when you can back it up in the ring, but if you can't work so you try to hide that behind a goofy gimmick then I have no desire to watch you. Also, that origin video was from September and it only had 29 views?!
Post by xnocreativityx on Mar 4, 2012 22:29:06 GMT -5
Still... 29? Doesn't bode well for your fanbase. I have random podcasts I made with more than that in a couple weeks and I'm a nobody. I added these matches to a playlist though so I can watch them back to back on my Xbox later.