Great opening promo by the three men in the IWA Championship match, showing why they’re at the top of the roster. I am hoping for a chink in the armour of BB tonight, give me a sense that KJ has a chance, cause at the minute, its not realistic he’ll win. Obviously, there’s plenty of time left to do this.
Now onto the opening match of the night, following an OK promo from Draymen, not much to say except that he accepts. Before tonight, I haven’t seen much of this feud, honestly not been paying attention to it. Israel was decent on commentary, I enjoyed the part where he turns to face Josh and looks somewhat dumbfounded and turns back to watch the match continue…I thought that was quite funny to imagine.
Some crazy ring burning going on there. One thing I didn’t like with that is surely the ring ropes would have got charred and even fall off when lit on fire? Seemed a bit off there. Maybe if he had lit something else on fire, like the t-shirt of doom, or a replica of the mask would’ve been more symbolic of Doom. Still if this was on TV, it would be a true OMG! Moment, and was one of the more unforgettable moments so far in this show.
Last week had me wondering what a Ali/TVK feud would be like. I know how good Asher is first hand, so for him to be in a solid midcard feud is deserving for the guy. I loved Ali’s character when I first came here, the novelty has worn off somewhat, but I do enjoy reading his stuff now and again. Would’ve preferred his part to be a little longer though.
Next up, The Endurance Title promo. Can’t speak on my promo (I’ll let others do that lol!) but Lay-Miz was great, and the return of Abel, who, I must admit, I cant really remember (Hangs head in shame) My bad! Great announcement from D.Ryan, and I am looking forward to the outcome of the match tonight.
Lay-Miz looking good, makes me feel Abel wont be involved in the End. Champ match, as he tapped. Made the ‘true monster’ a little weak.
Chris Gatling and Archer Black. Good, solid promo. An interesting and brave move to put two new characters together right away, will be interested to see how that works out.
Yes! Best moment so far for me! Some storyline development, playing up a little tension in Black Blooded. I don’t think for one second BB will split, but if Asher ever wanted to split them up, and go on a singles run (probably with Blood) then DBG would be the perfect stage, for the World Title no less. Starting to think KJ now has a chance.
Solid promo as usual from Des, delivering on the mic as usual. Now, this was actually one of my most anticipated moments of the night, believe it or not. Kayfablous: Great or goofy? I must admit, first bit, I facepalmed, I wanted a serious promo from the two, and the corniness with Ron failing to get in the ring was a turn off. I would’ve skipped it then, if I hadn’t been waiting for it since Jelly told me he was making the guys a little more serious. Bravo my man! You delivered on the seriousness, I was invested, especially in Mancoonie’s promo, really enjoyed that. I think Kayfab should get a massive win tonight, and give themselves a bit of momentum facing the Infection.
Next up, Vegas Kid beats Kazam again! And this feud could be over before it even got going! Or not! Kazam DESTROYS TVK post match and shows a vicious side I’d never seen of his. I wonder how he’ll incorporate this side into his upcoming promos and matches. You’ve got me hooked!
Great promo as usual from Jackson, nothing much to add here apart from keep up the promos CM!
Another big match up next as Diamond takes on Darius. I was hoping Diamond could pick up a win here, but also was worried about Darius taking the pin two weeks in a row, so I was in a bit of a mix to be honest lol! Anyways, great, exciting match, and Diamond picks up the win (not cleanly, therefore keeping Darius’ credibility) to advance to DBG. Of course I’m excited to work with Darius, should be great J
Quick random note....Matthews reminded me of Cole with the NOT THIS WAY!! DAMMIT! When Edge beat Taker for the belt hahaha!
I honestly don’t know where Torphs comes up with this shit haha! He is brilliant to be quite honest. Also, CA gives a nice comedic balance to what has been a serious show thus far.
Double DQ in the final match, bit of an anti-climax for me, but it has left me wondering what the situation with the Tag Titles will be. Massive props to HBK and VHX for a top notch promo, stole the promo of the night at the very end. Freshening up the main event slot with Tag Teams was a great shout as well.
Top 3 Moments
The ring being set on fire
The chinks in the armour of Black Blooded
Kayfabulous Ditching the jokes for a bit, giving me some serious shit!
Ano Doom vs. Ivan Draymen (would've been Main Event 'cept for the finish)
Top 3 Promos
Jackson Smith/Opening Promo
A-: Lots of great storyline development, would’ve loved a clean Main Event finish, and some promos could easily have been improved.