OMG! Long review of the show. Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
Yeah, superb show and an experience I'll never forget. To see my favourite wrestling promotion live was awesome and something I never want tainted. I'd go as far to say that the live experience was better than both shows Id been to previously combined (Universal Uproar and International Showdown), but that's mainly to do with my love for PWG, and most will now think I'm a lunatic fanboy. Honestly, anybody who was off to this show solely for the big names like AJ, Joe and Strong; I feel sorry for you. But, I hope that what you saw on Sunday night motivated you to check out much more PWG goodness.
It's official folks; Ronin punches AJ Styles in the dick repeatedly. Kevin Steen cannot work flashes on camera's. Dino Winwood > Silly IPW:UK DVD salesman. Scorpio Sky has better abdominal muscles than anyone that has even lived, including Jesus, and me. PWG PWNZ(~!) Samoa Joe. Mistico wants to be El Generico. Kenta Kobashi's chops cannot match Super Dragon's or Kevin Steen's. Chris Bosh likes to bite nipples. And finally, when PWG set out to put on an enjoyable wrestling show, they damn well do it in spades!
I was sat front row about 2 seats to the right of Dino Winwood, being front row really made the show much better and made me appreciate what they do in the ring. We started off with the best show opening multi-man comedy spotfest in PWG history, fact. Spud and Maayan (Or is it Mayyan? Help...) helped the match in terms of high risk spots, and it was rather formulaic, but the comedy spots were all hilarious. Tits The Blow Up Doll doing a SICK twisting hurracanrana to Disco was quite arguably the best move I've ever witnessed. Disco's dancing was better than I could ever expect. My chant of "Chipotle" was met with silence sadly. GOD DAMMIT!!!
Reyes/Stone was alright, but a little short. Both seem to wrestle the same style of wresting, being strong powerhouses and all that, and there was no real heel/face divide (Can be said for all matches, but this was the worst), but still a solid stiff grapple. Stone hasn't done anything to impress me, and Strong/Reyes would have made me orgasm, while a Rocky Romero appearance would have made me die in enjoyment probably. Ricky Reyes > Ginger headed smarks aptly known as 'carrot tops'
I was expecting lots from Sky/Quicksilver, and if it had gone about 5 more minutes, I would have gotten exactly what I wanted. Still, it was a great match with some excellent counters/reversals and several of the exchanges were tremendous. Sky's dominance was very good and Quicksilver's comebacks were really impressive. Both men were on fire, not literally I don't think, and with 5 more minutes it could have been the shiat, and more. Sky reversing out of the side headlock into an arm bar then looking at his abs, breaking the hold and screaming out "OH MY GOD! Look At My Abs!!" was just too funny to say it was illogical in a wrestling match. Seriously, has he possessed Chris Masters body or what? If he had applied at full nelson submission at any point, that would have broke the umbilical cord of God. No lie.
Kazarian/Simmon was overshadowed by Simmons heel heat unfortunately, but it wasn't much of a match really, seemed filler, but still decent none-the-less. I have no idea why Simmons was so hated, nor do I want to know, but I did partake in the "Prick" chants, and I don't really like him at all. Seeing The Wave To The Future live was cool, and Kazarian looked less sloppy than usual, hope he comes back to TNA when possible.
PWG Title match just before intermitting between Ryan and Storm made me laugh. Not because I thought that match was so bad it was funny, but because a) Joey Ryan/Joeh Ryon is the F'n man and b) They don't have to rely their main title match to carry the show out on a high. It was a good match, but seemed to really be getting going when it was ended. I was sure they'd so a similar finish that they did in Germany the night before, but it was just an old cocaine to the eyes and DQ for the wrong man. Joey's pre match promo was funny and funni, I felt like shouting out "Is that Ben Stiller" but opted against it. Joey is a heel to be proud, he never uses cheap heat, NEVER! He does, however, take it up the ass like the rent boy that he is. I shouted out "Retard" when he was getting in the ring as he couldn't turn the mic on, Dino let out a big one second laugh, Joey just ignored me. I wanted him to get in my face and be a total heel though, it'll happen someday, I guarantee it. Obvious who was going to win, but Ryan and Storm made something entertaining out of it, and with 5-10 more minutes, could have been right up there, wherever that may be.
Intermission over, and we're onto the match I was most looking forward to; Kevin Steen Vs. El Generico. It's safe to say this blew every other match they've had out of the water, over the grass, down the road and into non existence! Seriously, this is as enjoyable a match gets for me, being there live added another astounding dimension to it. These 2 have so much chemistry together it's unreal. Steen dominating the match with his impactful and innovative ways was magnificent to watch, and Generico's bursts of offence were great, practically every single one of their exchanges were hella fun. A lorra lorra fun they were, it's not even subjective. The flow of the match was handled well, and Steen apparent "sloppy execution" was no where to be seen from my point of view, although he seems to be bulking up/stacking on the pounds. The thrilling near falls at the end nearly had me in relapse, and the "This Is Awesome" chant was fully deserved, chop his face! I actually offered Steen some of the power/cocaine left in the bad to ease his hand pain, but he opted against it. A few men standing at Steen's entrance (Me included obviously), everyone standing at the end. Fantastic overall live match, I really hope it holds up well on DVD, it'd be a real shame if not. Mr. Steen is now officially the most popular person for bandwagon jumpers, I just hope he doesn't forget all those dedicated fans that wanted to marry him all the way back in 2004, like me. MOTN for enjoyment factors easily, I went over to Steen after the show and told him how much this match and he as a wrestler meant to me, I was almost crying. Well, maybe not that extreme, but I think he was actually.
That's it, AJ Styles is the most repetitive, stale and predictable wrestler to ever exist. Every spot he set up for, I could predict what it was. It was disheartening, as he easily got the biggest pop of the night for his entrance, while I sat there getting up slowly clapping sluggishly. I was totally on Fleisch
Puma > TJ Perkins!