DAYUMMMM that was great show, like 8/10 or something. The tag-team matches alone made that event worth the money IMO, and there wasn't a terrible match to be found on the card.
My only major problem with it, (apart from GFL's fuck ups) is that it maybe was a little *too* fast paced at times for a live show. I mean, when you've got a 2hr+ event crammed full of fairly intensive wrestling that requires a lot of attention to detail to appreciate, a little breathing space between matches would be nice - more promos, some pre-taped interviews, video packages, a short intermission or something. It's never really bothered me with before because, being mostly pretaped events, I always assumed the brevity was due to clever editing - and I could always pause it.
(You just know a wrestling promotion is AWESOME once you start criticising it for having too much wrestling, lol)
Looking forward to tomorrow... I wonder if there will be any major changes to the card now.
It was a bit overkill at times, but but that just enhances the replay viewing for me. Match of the night? For me it was Doi and Ricochet Vs Gargano and Taylor. Move of the night? The Awful Waffle, everytime!
May I just thank you for the links to these. I never realised I could watch iPPV's on replay after purchasing them. I'll be purchasing all Dragon Gate and RoH events from now on.
As for tomorrow's event. The sixway freestyle match looks great (I've always liked those kind of matches), as does PAC and Yoshino Vs Doi and Ricochet. Obviously, I can't see YAMATO Vs Brody Lee (who, for the record is fucking awesome) being a title match. Any predictions on who's gonna win this tournament?
P.S it's pretty shitty that night three won't be shown.... Pretty shitty indeed!
The best thing about the replays: what we watched was probably a 1mbps stream, but the replay streams are often available in 2mbps and sometimes 4mbps after a few days. Presumably the sound issues will be fixed too.
MOTN: I'm torn between BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO and CIMA/Kid vs. PAC/Yoshino... Gargano/Taylor vs. Doi/Ricochet most likely would've been a strong contender if I hadn't missed several minutes of the climax.
I would place my money on Gargano and Taylor winning the round robin. I don't really have any much deep reasoning behind that choice, just because they're Americans in an American promotion, and that promo they cut after the Aries match about proving themselves worthy of Japan.
The finish to the PAC match was awesome, that suplex was fucking sick! Topped off a great night of wrestling that 99% of the EWN will never see lol.
Less than two hours 'til the Philly iPPV! (perhaps three - poster says 7EST but the website says 8.. I'm guessing it starts at 7) I guess with it being held in the old ECW arena, the crowd will be much hotter than yesterday's.
Main site says BxB Hulk vs. Jon Moxley is now a no-DQ match. I'm more than okay with that! Now, I wonder is YAMATO vs. Lee will now be a title match...
Jigsaw vs. Frightmare vs. Sami Callihan vs. Cheech vs. AR Fox vs. Rexx Reed - this should be off the hook! (Not really sure who Rexx Reed is though)
I AM EXCITE
Hoping to see both Ronin and PAC & Yoshino pick up the win tonight!
I reckon the title won't be on the line, but I've been wrong before!
Wife's still awake so I may miss the beginning again, aargh!
YAMATO vs. Brodie Lee was disappointing. Just very awkward looking and unsatisfying finish :(
Swann vs Jacobs was more than solid. I'm starting to love this Swann fellow a lot!
The six-way was a match that Gabe specialises in booking, I can imagine him screaming at all six "Just go out there and do the most high flying, insane, innovative shit that you can think of!"
Side note's; Watching Moxley on this grainy picture, he looks a bit like Tracy Smothers!
This is money well spent, but I couldn't imagine paying $35 for a TNA PPV!
I hate it when I type a big reply only to hit "go advanced" by mistake :( Think I'll wait until the end to post again