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Overlooked Matches From 2003-2004

Postby SoCalAndy » Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:44 pm

I've been watching some "retro" PWG DVDs lately and there have been a lot of matches that are overlooked by fans. This thread is ment to give those matches some much needed attention and hopefully help out newer fans look into matches that would help them get into the PWG product even more. That, and I'm really bored.

Debut Show: AXP vs. The Ballard Brothers
I'm not big on the Ballards, but their match with the AXP was really fun. Lots of fun team work from the AXP in this one, and a pretty good '03 tag match from PWG.

Bad Ass Mother 3000 Night 1: Hook Bomberry vs. Super Dragon
At the time, this match got a lot of praise from those who saw it. But the buzz around this match has died down and seems to have been forgotten. This match was really well worked and was a fun slow paced match. Dragon getting in a fan's face for not shutting up was also funny. Hook Bomberry lately hasn't been looked at as a serious worker by most fans, but this match, along with his match with Scorpio Sky(will touch on this later) showed that he can go with PWG's elite as a singles wrestler.

Bad Ass Mother 3000 Night 1: M-Dogg 20 vs. Colt Cabana
A really fun match, with Colt Cabana bringing out comedy gold. M-Dogg and Colt worked well and M-Dogg did a great job limiting his flippyness that is looked down upon by many smarks. Really fun match that should be checked out.

Bad Ass Mother 3000 Night 2: Adam Pearce vs. Joey Ryan
While Pearce's PWG work will mostly be remembered for his comedy stylings and heated feud with Frankie Kazarian, his short lived rivalry with Joey Ryan was really fun to watch. This match was a really good opener and Joey played a great spunky under dog going up against an old school heel veteran who will use anything he can to get the win. The story was fun and it helped setup a fun rematched the month after(will go into this later aswell).

Bad Ass Mother 3000 Night 1: Super Dragon vs. Colt Cabana
While Dragon matches get a lot of praise by fans, this one was a match that got looked over because of the Joey Ryan vs. Super Dragon match that took place in the next round. Cabana and Dragon worked well and had a really fun match. Colt Cabana is awesome.

Are You Adequatley Prepared To Rock!?: Hook Bomberry vs. Scorpio Sky
Getting back to Hook Bomberry for a minute, before he was teaming with Topgun Talwar, he was tearing things up in SoCal as a singles star. This match with Sky was so good, yet so overlooked by the match that followed it(Briscoes vs. B-Boy/Dragon). Sky as a singles wrestler is so much fun to watch, and this match is a great example as to why. This was Hook's last match in PWG before he suffered bad leg injury that kept him out of action for a year, but it was one hell of a way to go.

Are You Adequatley Prepared To Rock!?: Adam Pearce vs. Joey Ryan
At first, Pearce was supposed to wrestle TARO, and Joey was supposed to wrestle Bobby Quance. But with Pearce angry about the outcome of his match with Joey last show, he wanted to avenge that. TARO and Pearce got into a fight, Pearce took him out and Joey made the save and TARO let Joey face Pearce. This angle worked out well as it resulted in not only the best PWG Multi-Man tag match, but also an awesome brawl between Joey and Pearce and a great setup for the Joey/Dragon Guerrilla Warfare match.

Pimpin' In High Places: Chris Bosh vs. Excalibur
Before he was known for his ultracharasmatic promos driven by racism and sexual pervertions, Chris Bosh was a spunky babyface who's claim to fame was getting KO'd by Excalibur's lariat at the Debut Show. The build up to this match was pretty much the start of the transformation from the old Bosh becoming the Mexican hating Bosh that we know and love today. The match itself was so much fun and the heat was off the charts so to say. The angle at the end with The AXP and Bosh turning on PWG was so awesome, and the brawl that took place was also great. This match will get looked over because of the 6 Man Tag and AXP/Pitbulls, but this deserves some praise.

That's pretty much it for 2003. I'll bring more thoughts on some of the Pre-Reason For The Season 2004 shows as there are a lot of awesome matches that are overlooked from the Elks Lodge Era of PWG.
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Postby SoCalAndy » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:55 pm

Pre-Reason For The Season 2004 Underpimped Matches:

88 Miles Per Hour: SBS and The X-Foundation vs. Topgun Talwar, AXP, Chris Bosh, and Charles Mercury
The build up leading to this match was done really well. With the near riot after the SBS/AXP and Bosh 6 Man from the show before helped set things up really well. The match did a good job of keeping up with the Joey Ryan/Super Dragon feud at one point as they started to attack eachother while the younger guys watched and egged them on. The eliminations where done really well. The Topgun elimination was done well as he took everyone's finisher, as a form of redemption from his buisness partners and friends. The Sky/Dragon interactions where cool aswell, and Sky hitting Dragon with a chair to help out his team was gold, as it showed he was willing to take himself out of the match just to gain an advantage and added a new element to his character. It also helped set the tone for the Quick/Bosh vs. X-Foundation match which also helped setup the break up for the X-Foundation. Just an awesome match overall.

Kee_ The _ee Out Of Our _ool: Ricky Reyes vs. Puma
This was one of the better Puma matches. The crowd was really hot for this, and Ricky was showing a side that he had rarely shown before prior to this point. He was being a great dickhead heel, and at one point rips off Puma's mask which got the crowd even more upset. Great match that seems to have been lost in time.

Kee_ The _ee Out Of Our _ool: Adam Pearce vs. Bobby Quance
Bobby was so underrated, and this match showed why. At first I thought the match wouldn't be that good, as it was a huge styles clash going into this but I was surprised. Bobby worked so well and did a great job adjusting to Adam's style. Great match worth checking out.

The Musical: Apollo Kahn vs. Ricky Reyes
This also got a good amount of praise around the time it happend, but the hype sort of died down a but and is rarely mentioned when great PWG matches are disscussed. The knee selling from Kahn was great and the story was really fun. Ricky continued his streak of awesome singles matches in this one, and to this day he's still one of the most underrated wrestlers on the scene.

The Musical: The Thomasellis vs. The X-Foundation
The continuation of the breakup of the X-Foundation, and an awesome six man tag and PWG's introduction to Brandon Thomaselli. The match meshed really well, and there where so many cool spots. The real keeper here is when Joey and Scott where going for the win, but Scott dived to the outside to save Tommy and Joey ended up losing the match and getting mad at Scott was well played.

44 Ways To Kill You With A Pimento: SBS vs. M-Dogg and Josh Prohibition
This match was so whacky, fun, and shocking. Dragon was great here, and Josh Prohibition did a good job in his debut match. Dragon and Excalibur worked amazingly well as a team, and it's a shame they aren't teaming up anymore as they where one of the best tag teams in PWG. While the match itself was really fun, it was definitly overshadowed by the M-Dogg turnbuckle nut buster. One of the most insane things I've seen in my life.

44 Ways To Kill You With A Pimento: B-Boy vs. Scorpio Sky
Right after Sky split from the younger Rev Pro group hellbent on breaking out and becoming a force in PWG. This match was a lot of fun, and there was a lot of great stuff packed into this match. They had another match later on in the summer in AWS, but it wasn't as good as this match.

Rocktoberfest: Sexual Tension and Aggression vs. Supa Bad, Human Tornado, Lil Cholo, and Phoenix Star
One of the finer PWG Multi-Man tag openers, next to the 6 man tag from AYAPTR. These guys put together a really fun match with tons of great spots and a lot of great comedy mixed in. Disco leading the former Anti-PWG young guys onto a new path to try and better themselves and to release their pent up sexual rage made for a great story.

Rocktoberfest: SBS vs. The X-Foundation
A year before, both teams faced off against eachother in APW-LA in an awesome match. This was no differen, except for the fact that it was in a different venue in a different promotion in a different county. The break up for the X-Foundation finally taking place and Joey having to take on Dragon and Excalibur on his own was great. The setup for the match the month after was also great. An awesome match that needs to be seen by PWG fans who haven't seen it already.

That's all for now. I'll probably put in more underrated matches tomorrow depending on how bored I am.
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Postby It's A Bomb » Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:02 pm

Great topic. I've been following PWG since PIHP and have all the shows on DVD. When I went to PHIP, the Excalibur/Bosh match was one of my favorites and it's great to see someone else express how they feel about it. The Steiner Screwdriver was really sick, and I'm surprised Excalibur is still walking after taking that. And the brawl after was insane and I thought it was legit. Dragon carrying out a brick was nuts aswell.

As far as underrated matches from 03/04 goes, I think the Double Dragons vs. Havana Pitbulls match from Tango And Cash was underrated. It was probably the closest we'll get to Romero/SDragon, which needs to happen soon. I also think the X-Foundation/Double Dragons match was underrated compared to the Dragons/Storm and Excalibur match from the night before. That was an awesome weekend in general for PWG.
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Re: Overlooked Matches From 2003-2004

Postby astro_zombie » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:48 am

SoCalAndy wrote:Pimpin' In High Places: Chris Bosh vs. Excalibur
Before he was known for his ultracharasmatic promos driven by racism and sexual pervertions, Chris Bosh was a spunky babyface who's claim to fame was getting KO'd by Excalibur's lariat at the Debut Show. The build up to this match was pretty much the start of the transformation from the old Bosh becoming the Mexican hating Bosh that we know and love today. The match itself was so much fun and the heat was off the charts so to say. The angle at the end with The AXP and Bosh turning on PWG was so awesome, and the brawl that took place was also great. This match will get looked over because of the 6 Man Tag and AXP/Pitbulls, but this deserves some praise.


spoken like a true fan... one of my favorite pwg matches ever! "SURPRISE, NIGGA!" :lol:

three cheers for excalibur, as he is god
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Postby SoCalAndy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:21 pm

It's A Bomb wrote:The Steiner Screwdriver was really sick, and I'm surprised Excalibur is still walking after taking that.


Yeah, and Excalibur's commentary when he saw the fans holding their heads after it happend was funny.
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Hook Bomberry?

Postby HeartPunch33 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:00 pm

Maybe the reason that Hook doesn't get the love from the fans has to do with the image of him before and after every show in the parking lot puffing away on cigarettes. That and the fact that he hangs with that fat porn "star" Ed Powers. Oh, he probably could stand to lift a weight or two. Other than that, he's great.....
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Postby Crazy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:50 pm

SoCalAndy wrote:
It's A Bomb wrote:The Steiner Screwdriver was really sick, and I'm surprised Excalibur is still walking after taking that.


Yeah, and Excalibur's commentary when he saw the fans holding their heads after it happend was funny.


IIRC Later in the Match when they were on the floor Disco said something about bosh doing the screwdriver again on the floor. then Cali said Then I would be dead. that had me in my fried crackin up. The Toilet Brick Promo is Awesome. SUPRIZE *****
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Postby Crazy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:52 pm

fried= friend we need an edit button
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Postby Lord Akiyama » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:46 pm

Think someone could put together a DVD set of these matches? I'll gladly pay money. :lol:
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Postby SoCalAndy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:56 pm

Buy some of the tapes from Smart Mark Video.

http://www.smartmarkvideo.com/ccp5/cgi- ... at&ref=pwg
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Postby Slappy » Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:24 am

Hopefully the dvd's will be back in stock soon. The 2003 matches sound great.
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Postby head_bump » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:19 am

Whats the camera work like on the 2003 shows?
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Postby El Asian » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:16 am

I can't believe you forgot Iron Saints vs. Havana Pitbulls from Taste the Radness, that was a good match
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Postby SoCalAndy » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:48 pm

It was a good match, but I didn't think it was overlooked.
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Re: Hook Bomberry?

Postby Aaron » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:27 am

HeartPunch33 wrote:Maybe the reason that Hook doesn't get the love from the fans has to do with the image of him before and after every show in the parking lot puffing away on cigarettes. That and the fact that he hangs with that fat porn "star" Ed Powers. Oh, he probably could stand to lift a weight or two. Other than that, he's great.....


I know nothing about Hook apart from what I've seen in PWG and a couple of other SoCal feds. Being completely unbias here, I think he's just serverely lacking in charisma? Surrounded by great personalities, colourful gimmicks, good comedy. . .he's probably the one guy in PWG I really don't care for.

Nowt wrong with his working ability. He's fine in that regards. Just have no reason whatsoever to care about him.
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