Doggie 6:32 Crack wrote:my thoughts on the night.
koslov vs topgun tawler
man what was pwg thinking putting this match first. super dragon is the hulk hogan of socal wrestling. holding the younger talent down and not letting anyone get over with the fans.
How does having Topgun and Koslov open the show hold them back? What makes you think that Superdragon does all the booking by himself? Topgun is one of the owners for crying out loud. He knows the style he wrestles and he knows how the business works. He knows he's not a world champion main event kind of guy. He doesn't mind doing the show opener, and frankly being a show opener isn't a bad thing. Koslov is already over with the PWG fans, so whats a comedy match going to hurt. Everyone in PWG has fun with their matches; comedy is a part of PWG. And just to clarify, Superdragon isn't old. He's about the same age as everyone else in the back.
b-boy vs frankie kazarian
why do they let greased up thugs even step foot inside of the ring. making kazarian lose was an insult to him. must be more of that backstage politics that the locker room is full of(super dragon)
Okay, so you referrence XPW in this post and yet you have a problem with "greased up thugs?" WTF!? You also make mention of story, but here you seem to forget that story also applies to character and gimmick. So what you're saying is that anytime a "thug" wrestles a clean cut looking character the thug should lose? Where's the unpredictable factor? Where's the story if you can always predict the outcome?
chris sabin vs alex shelly
tna had to ONCE AGAIN save the show from being a complete and utter disaster. this was easily match of the century. see you get what you paid for with these guys.
Are you serious? You mean to tell me that you don't find any appeal in the wrestling ability of Scott Lost, El Generico, Jack Evans, Roderick Strong, Davey Richards, Quicksilver, etc...? So why did 300 fans show up to the first show of the year when no TNA guys except for Sabin were on the card? Do you honestly believe that TNA is infallable and incapable of putting on bad matches and shows?
joey ryan vs kevin steen
this match was pretty predictable. kevin steen needs to learn how to read the crowd. i wasnt feeling the story they were telling me. wrestling needs story telling. not out of shape wrestlers with cheap spots and limited inring ability.
Limited in ring ability? Yet in this post you referrence XPW of all promotions.
super dragon/davey richards vs jack evans/roedrick strong.
what the hell is dragon's problem???? he's not even the champ but he somehow manages to get himself into the main event at every show. the ending was pretty predictable of course dragon wouldnt do the job but hey when your hulk hogan you dont need to do the job. why the hell does he need to work so damn stiff. is it to cover his ring abiliy? i could mail him a few xpw dvd's if he'd like study technical moves.
Teen Outreach Summit
ASW 2 - Night 2
ASW 2 - Night 1
Straight to DVD
After School Special
Battle of Los Angeles Night 2
Hmmmm... "main event at every show?" WTF are you talking about. It doesn't look like he was in the main event at any of these shows over the last half year, but then again we don't all use our imaginations when we look back at things we want to bitch about without any logical reasons. He may not be the champ but he is a tag champ; one of only two titles PWG has. The championship isn't always the main event in every promotion out there. Hell, the I Quit match was the main event at C.C. in December. So why is it that you'd choose to single out Superdragon? Davey Richards is a tag champ and has been in just as many main events as Dragon has lately? And predictable? Are you kidding? The whole crowd was sucked into the back and forth action. All the false finishes and near falls. The match spoke for itself. The ending didn't matter. If it had been a 5 star match I get the feeling that you'd still be bitching about it because Dragon was one of the victors. And is XPW the best fucking example you can come up with for "technical" wrestling? WTF!?
overall the show was mediocre at best. $20 and two tna stars??? common dont be so dam cheap staff and fly joe,aj,petey,& daniels in. these guys are the glue that holds the machine together.
Do you have any fucking idea how much money it costs to not only fly all of those guys in, but to also pay their fees?
Not counting wages & flights PWG spends 2 grand before they ever even open the doors. Do you know how much money they have to spend on TNA guys? You do realize that TNA is now causing all indy promotions to bump the wages that are paid to their (TNA's) wrestlers? Rent at the JCC has gone up. If you run a promotion on the level of PWG you're lucky to break even. DVD sales and merch are where the profits are made, and the work that goes into making the DVD's is a pain in the ass and it takes for ever to produce them. Besides, if you had a successful product, wouldn't you try to capitalize on it and make a little more money so you wouldn't be in the red financially? If you want bigger names and more shows they have to charge more money to make up for the expenses. If 5 extra bucks a show is too much for you then don't go. I'm sure you can find that much in change between your couch cushions. Give up for one day out of the week that double shot, non-fat, soy, mocha, latte with extra foam from starbucks and you've got your 5 bucks right there. If you're not willing to do either just get on your knees and beg mommy and daddy for an advance on your allowence.
Tell ya what. If you wanna bitch and complain about PWG's "lack" of talent so much you can flip the bill for AJ next time.
If not, then do your best to resist complaining about the next double shot show. You should have plenty TNA talent to keep you happy...
...but I'm sure you'll still find something to complain about. No worries. You'll still show up. No matter how much you piss & moan, and no matter how hard you try to find something to complain about you'll still come to the show with your money in hand.
See ya at the next show man.