My dvd's came in the mail today. Anyone else order them? I'm going to be watching them this weekend. have heard nothing but rave reviews about night 2. some people have said it was even better than night 2 of last year's show, and I had last year's night 2 as my show of the year last year.
There is very little that you can go wrong with over the last 3-4 years. BOLA 2011 was my first PWG event ever I saw and it was amazing. Threemendous III has an insane three way ladder match between Super Smash Bros, Young Bucks, and Futureshock. Like I said, you are going to get your money worth on any show from the last couple of years.
Finished night 1 and about to start night 2.
Pentagon Jr. is beyond over to the PWG audience. Him being in the 2015 BOLA was the best possible thing for his career I think. He has been every where since then. Ospreay/Fenix was that insane spotfest that I'm sure some people will shit all over, but I loved it. two spots especially that had me going "Holy shit!" Jushin Liger in the Legion in Reseda was surreal. Bobby Fish and Kyle o'Reilly were amazing as Dalton's boys. Played the role perfectly.
I've heard Day 2 this year was incredible. Curious to see if the main event lives up to the 5-star billing. I have high hopes based on some of the best matches I've seen in New Japan this year that also got 5 stars from Meltzer.
Ospreay/Fenix was that insane spotfest that I'm sure some people will shit all over, but I loved it.
Wouldn't say I would "shit all over" it but as impressive as some of the spots were I do feel that they took me out of the match a bit. Not that I am in the Vader/Cornette camp of "they're exposing the business" but there are times where it does seem with guys like those that it's more gymnastics than simulated combat. Especially what seems to be the latest trend of doing flips just to land on your feet. Looks good but doesn't really further the story of the match in my opinion. That being said, I was entertained by the spectacle, which I suppose is the important thing.
Nearly finished Stage 1. Highlight for me was actually the opening match, but I am a Scurll mark!
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2016 10:42:18 GMT -5 by kalgoroth
of course life got in the way and it took me about 5 days to get through night 2. I have it just a hair below last year's night 2. Maybe in 6 months or so I will watch them back to back to be sure. Still an amazing show.
Obviously I see where you are coming from on Ospreay/Fenix. The tag and the 6 man's on night 2 are the same formula.
Honestly the thing that "took me out of a match" the most was Dunne/Andrews. Tombstone piledriver on the floor, not the finish. Back to back tombstones in the ring, not the finish.
Post by Christian Small on Oct 22, 2016 1:48:37 GMT -5
Meanwhile I've just sat through Tournament of Death 9 so I can leave feedback for Review-a-Wai, that tournament is no where near the in ring work of a Battle of Los Angeles.
Hearing that about Dunne/Andrews surprises me, having watched Dunne he's really good at not over doing things and the UK wrestlers are pretty good at protecting piledrivers on the whole. Or they were until Chris Hero came over the summer and went piledriver nuts.
Onto disc 2 of night 3. Young Bucks verses Pentagon and Fenix. When that match was first announced, I would have bet a decent amount of money that Pentagon and Fenix were going to win the titles. Really solid match.
the 8 or 10 man tag on night 3, the comedic relief, might be my biggest wrestling guilty pleasure every single year. Shame that they couldn't show Kendrick being the surprize entrant and the reaction from the live crowd.
Awesome tournament, as was to be expected. Can't recommend BOLA enough to everybody. BOLA delivers every single year. Well worth the $50 (American.....plus shipping)
yeah, I get what you are saying. When you get a PWG show, you know what you are going to get. you know you are going to have to suspend your disbelief in terms of, "How was that not the finish???" And usually I can in PWG. But for some reason those tombstones got me.
Really looking forward to this week's Review a Wai. Todd Martin was revealed as doing one night, and one of the other co-hosts revealed themselves last week on another audio show. No idea who the third guy is.
Post by Christian Small on Dec 20, 2016 10:00:46 GMT -5
Finally got round to watching this. Ciampa was having a whale of a time, you could tell he was just having fun that weekend. Also I'm not adding anything new but Matt Riddle is so impressive, hard to believe he's barely a year in. Personally I preferred the Super Strong Style 16 in Progress over this (in terms of tournaments) but I was also at those shows so that sways me a lot.