Review for Bred for Combat
All right, so start of the show, I dug the theme song. I'm a big Hollywood Undead fan. I also liked the opening bit with commentary, as I started doing that with IWA. I think it's a good way to give focus on some of the stuff you are going to see that night. All right, so opening match, DJ Williams vs Bam Virus. Nice little opening match, glad to see DJ pick up the win here, as I am a fan of CM Rock's stuff. Time for the Punjabi Prison match. I'm intrigued by this. So it's Raden Blaine vs Grind Bastard. Not too familar with Raden, but I am a fan of Grind. So the match was good. I was glad to see Grind pick up the win. The two lines by bodom in regards to Alo had me shaking my head. So we got a 5 on 1 handicap match now. A decent match, with Doom picking up the win. Was anyone surprised by that? I wasn't
Ok time for Hot Wasabi vs The Force of Greatness. Big fan of Kyojin and Adonis so cool to see them in a match. Good match. Glad to see Kyojin and Adonis pick up the win, giving them momentum on Brutality. Ok, time for Bull's match. And his opponent, Malcolm Cage! Sweet! Glad to see Rehm here. Kind of bummed not seeing Cage get the win here. While it's cool Bull stays undefeated, I would have liked to seen Cage pick up the win and make an impact on his debut. Granted Cage lost through dirty means, he still lost. Ok next match, Archangel vs Rain. Good match. One thing I've noticed so far in matches, and maybe this is just me, but when it comes to someones finisher or signature where they've named it themselves, I'd like to see either in () the actual name of the move, or like "Kyojin to the top, RISING SUN! Kyojin comes off the top with the double rotation moonsault", that way I can go "Oh! Sick move" Instead of just guessing in my head. Anyways, glad to see Archangel pick up the win.
All right, time for our first title match. A triple threat. I'm pulling for Hawk in this one, as I am a big fan of his work. Cannon retains. Nice. I'm also a fan of Clrj. Up next is a triple threat tag match. So we got Paco and Taco Torres vs The Bloodstone Empire vs The Mexican nightmares. Nice little match. Glad to see TMN pick up the win on this one. Now we got Antonyo Angelo vs KJ Punk. Two guys I'm a big fan of. Good video match choices for this one. Angelo picks up the win. So that gives KJ 1 win, Angelo 1 win...who smells a rubber match sometime soon?
Now we've got Seth vs Luke. Good video chance once more. The written portion afterwards felt lacking though. Jameson gets the win, but I would have rather seen Seth get the win here. Maybe that's just me though. Now another title match. Black Blooded vs Free From Poison. This should be good. Really good match. Glad to see BB pick up the win and retain. And the next match..another title match! All right. Blue Flash vs Hanz Gruber for the Ignition Championship. So Flash wins and Gruber quits. Hmm...shame to see him go.
Ok, so up next is nightmare vs Gillz. An ok match. Again, i felt the written portion was lacking of depth, but knowing how much of the show is left, I can see why. All right, we got Prophecy vs HJ. Good match! All right, we got a dual championship match now. Glad to see Mixed Emotions get the win on this one and become dual champs. Kudos. All right, we've got Kyojin vs VHX. I've been looking forward to this one. Nice to see One Ok Rock perform kyojin's entrance song live. Very good match. Kyojin gets the win, 2 in one night for him. Though to be honest, I would have liked to see Van get the match, but still, good match either way.
Mark Dimension vs Ryan Wells for the Evolution Championship...hmm. Good match. Glad to see MD retain here. Congrats Chunkers
Now we got Arthur Lansdale vs Billy McCoy. Decent match, but the aftermath is what got my attention. So Lansdale is suspended. Hmm, I wonder what will happen next. Now we've got another title match! King Strem vs Istvan. King Strem picks up the win and keeps his lengthy reign in tact. I wonder who will finally dethrone the King.
Now we've got Shaz vs Tboz. my money is on Shaz. Really good match! It was interesting seeing Shaz show a mean streak. Bye bye Tboz! Hey my match is next! This damn mystery man...I have a hunch of who it is. All right, I get the win. Yay me
Here comes the mystery man...and it's...TDA! Hell yeah! Not who I expected, but still awesome. TDA, great on the mic. I'm pumped for this feud
ok, we not have a triple threat #1 contenders match. Carlin vs Jman vs Seraphim. Hmm....I'm happy with any of them winning. Excellent vid choice for this match btw. Great match! Nice to see Jman pick up the win on this one. Whoever wrote that match, kudos big time! Looks like we've got two title matches left to finish the night up. First up, Tommy Thunder vs Krystian Krysys. I like the video choice for this match. Another great match! Glad to see Thunder pick the win up here, as Tommy=Gold.
oops! I was wrong. Now we have two title matches left haha. Jesting Madness vs God's Grace for the Blacklist Championships. Good match. For it being a TLC match though, I feel like there could have been more to it. Glad to see God's Grace retain here though. Ok time for the final match. Ronaldo Romulus vs K-Jammin. I liked Ronaldo's entrance. Nice match. Glad to see Ronaldo pick up the win, so kudos to K2 here, as his stuff is usually great. Looking forward to what he makes with this title reign.
Final thoughts: Ok, so here are some final thoughts. First, there doesn't really seem to be an transitions between matches with this PPV. Maybe it's just me, but it felt more like each match was an individual match, some with commentary before or after, and some not. I would like to see something more tie them together. I will say I enjoy the commentary in EWNCW, as I feel like you guys do great stuff with it. All in all, this is a good start for EWNCW. If i gave this a rating, I'd go with a B+, A-. I can't decide, but the PPV was definitely good!
Ok..there is my feedback
Hope you enjoy reading it folks! Up next, WWE Great American Bash!
Also, want to mention, in 2 weeks, IWA will be bringing forth our WM type PPV, Destined for Immortality. It is a fully written PPV, with a one of a kind main event. If you are not in IWA, i hope you take a moment to go and read the PPV once it's done. I'm sure ill mention something in here once it's done if no one minds.