Alright, my motley crew of dumbass friends and I have secured our front row positions. We are ready for BOLA! It looks like the All-Star Weekend DVDs might be on the way this week as well. Life is good! I was initially a little bummed that it was only a one night tournament, but I think it's actually for the best and will help kill the burnout factor that often happens with back to back shows (and it doesn't suck to save a little $$$).
As for my early predictions...
1) HERO over Mack (This one is tough to call. It makes sense in a lot of ways to have Mack go over and get a little rub. And he very well might. I just have a feeling that Hero will win this one and face...)
2) EL GENERICO over Claudio (The obvious tease would be for the KOW to have ONE more head to head encounter before walking out the door. But I think Generico steals one here and has to defeat both the The Kings to reach the finals.)
3) EDWARDS over Strong (I'm going with Eddie on a hunch here even though Roddy might enjoy a little revenge on the guy who took his ROH Title. Not a lot of charisma in this one, but two wrestling machines. And speaking of wrestling machines...)
4) STEEN over Finlay (This should obviously be a badass, hard-hitting, mat-based clinic. And I will be saying "WRESTLING - YAY" throughout its entirety because I know how much you all love that!
But yeah, Steen is ON A ROLL! And I don't see that stopping here)
5) EL GENERICO over Hero (I'm banking hardcore on Generico vs Steen in the Finals. So, Nuff said!)
6) STEEN over Edwards (Whether it's Strong or Edwards, it don't matter. STEEN STEEN STEEN!!!!)
7) EL GENERICO over Steen (It was the fued of the year in 2010, but the West Coast got none of that. And as much as I enjoyed following the mayhem on DVD, I need to experience it first hand! The tag match from ASW was a good appetizer. But I say PWG kicks it in to gear here! Generico gets the victory and demands a title match(maybe at WrestleReunion...maybe before).
As for an additional match, a Young Bucks vs RockNES Monsters title match would be great. Maybe a 3-way with the Dynasty included. Pretty much anything with some good high flying and fun to counter all the strong style that dominates the show would be just what the doctor ordered.
Just a few weeks! Time to start gearing up for another trip up to LA! See ya there!