Post by unofficialartist on Apr 24, 2017 10:20:10 GMT -5
[10 bell moment of silence for Lance "Rosey" Anoa'i] Matt Striker over Chuckles The Clown(5/10 ripoffs) Alex "yours truly" Reynolds over James Maritato(5/10 heel heats) Trio Tag(no rating) (post bout beatdown save from Blue Meanie,Velvet Sky & Sandman) Juventud Guerrera over CW Anderson(6/10 lucha juices) [3 Way Dance]Brian Cage over Rhett Titus & Action Ortiz(6/10 weapon x's) MVP over Bull James(4/10 ballin's) [war of deletion]Hardys over Bully Ray/Tommy Dreamer & Spirit Squad(6/10 broken "thomas the dreams") Penta Ciero Miedo over Sami Callihan(7/10 lucha undergrounds)
[Dreams & Reality] Dedicating this work to Axl Rotten's birthday(4/21) & 5th anniversary of superfan Paul Roe's passing. Steven DeAngelis is brand's announcer!(was so surprised I offered moses compliment on his regal-looking facial hair) Striker got very surprisingly large pop! Chuckles reminded me of married with children's "stucky" just with less makeup & no clown clothes. Reynolds suffering crowd drownout was comedy highlight!(took me back to CZW 12/10 doing same to robert anthony with airhorns) Trios bout had some promise on paper but came out bathroom break flat so needs redo. Seeing Meanie with Sandman was extra nostalgic highlight!(partial tech error subtracted somewhat from sandy's intro) ROH/JAP star Sean Hanson is brand's co official! Guerrera radiated comedic swagger while Anderson was usual deadly disciplined self. (return "juice bar" segment tommy??) Cage continues rising star status as all around best heavyweight since Michael Elgin. Was quite surprised Dreamer/Ray didn't win knowing it was (probably) Hardy's last indy work & the (surprisingly effective) Squad. Knowing match name expected it to be a weapons clash. Callihan/Pentagon's "wrestlecon IV rematch" complimented the mixed methodical balance & strong style savagery of original in show's standout story! Lastly,while I agree it's somewhat problematic for a brand that doesn't use divisions-titles-etc to create new fans I also understand (after attending a record breaking show) that Tommy's spontaneous/semi-unconventional booking style makes HOH a rising star in it's own right. Grade B-
Post by unofficialartist on Jun 6, 2019 11:13:24 GMT -5
Keiji Muto/Tommy Dreamer vs Michael Elgin/John Morrison w/Jerry Lynn as Referee! [Street Fight] Sami Callihan vs Eddie Edwards! [Suck it vs Touch It] Billy Gunn vs Joey Ryan! [KO Title]Taya Valkarie vs Jordynne Grace! [TV Title] Willie Mack vs Rich Swann vs Teddy Hart!
Post by unofficialartist on Jun 10, 2019 10:48:36 GMT -5
[pre-show bout]JXT over Acey(5/10 christian yorks) Referees Kris Levin,Hanson & Ring Announcer Melissa Santos! Rascalz over OVE(7/10 wrestle circuses) Moose over Luchasaurus(5/10 panicky sarah palins) James Maritato over Justin Gainz(6/10 mama mias) [Impact KO Title]Taya Valkryie over Jordynne Grace(7/10 loca boriquas) [Twitch TV Title]Wille Mack over Teddy Hart & Rick Swann(8/10 showstealing heartbreakers) [Philly Street Fight]Sami Callihan over Eddie Edwards(7/10 cheesesteak d.u.fs.) [Joey Ryan/Billy Gunn's "touch it vs suck it" cancellation msg by D-LO Brown] Dreamer/Muto over Elgin/Morrison(7/10 iconic X factors)
[Dreams vs Reality]Referees Kris levin(curiously looking like larry legend recording matches while wearing ref shirt & backpack)& ROH/JAP veteran Hanson were representing our sport. Rascalz/OVE trio story began show in strong fashion in explosive/agile & creatively well balanced style. Heel-Moose made clear statement btw roode style robe & dark ring savvy. Saurus has star potential by his bigger-rougher-tattooed version of delirious gimmick.(easy compatability with chikara) "Little Guido's" still got it out-skilling gainz's much younger power edge & double dupree numbers.(#'s being double double d's that he motor boated like big sal at a mulberry street buffet) Grace's stiff/hungry offense collided against valkarie's vain ring savvy in wel balanced story that sadly ended in semi deflating way. Callihan/Edwards' clash was about what you would expect except a little less of their more inspired more bloody award nominated 2018 impact feud. Gunn's absence cost what would've been girl & gay fans' xxxtra comedy card standout!(incidentally ryan didn't deny or confirm retirement rumor) Dreamer handled excessively immature lyger fan like the fair/honest superstar he is,X & world title challengers morrison-elgin meshed well together,(being in same place was very surprised impact champ brian cage didn't use chance to score rebound points pilling onto elgin's loss)& iconic legend muto made special "impact" painting johnny's face "red with embarrassment".(thanks again becoming signature #4 on my IWGP shirt!) Sadly special ref jerry lynn was other absence. Dedicating recap to indy photographer Lyle C Williams who got double video/verbal tribute!(thanks for making ECWA experience that much more enjoyable) Grade B