Great start to the show, I really dig Black Blooded as joint champions and I think this dynamic is going to kick a lot of arse over the next few months. Great promo from BB and it really solidified the fact that taking the title from them is going to be hard as dicks. Great Vince Russo reference from KJ Punk, had me grinning at that one and then David Ryan to come out and book the rematch for Uprising. Great start.
I like the names of the two new tag teams, seems quite gimmicky and i like gimmicks. Cool to see the Pepsi Plunge being used as a finisher, would love to see CM Punk go back to using this but you get the feeling WWE are far too pussy to give it a try. No post match promo so i'm left wondering what to expect from both teams and where they will fit into the roster.
Next up we have a solid rap battle. some of the stuff was pretty tame but then again they're wrestlers, not rappers haha. Gotta throw in a little bit of comedy for these shows otherwise they get boring and segments like this always deliver. Pretty short match but then I expected it to be as Dave Steele isn't really 'active' and seems to have been replaced by his opponent, Tenacious D(ave).
Solid interview from Chris Diamond to move the show on, i smell a new feud coming on. Always like to see heels dragging GM's into their squabbles, gives them the appearance of a guy who likes to blame others for their short comings.
Big tag team promo follows on and I think each team was represented quite well, got a lot of teams vying for that top spot, competition is good. Having a triple threat match for the number one contendership should hopefully be a good match.
Oh wait that match is right now! Solid match, I always fear with tag team matches that they'll drag on but nice to see that wasn't the case here. Extremely Lethal get a title shot, can they knock the champs off the top spot? Not sure.
I was bored what I wrote this promo, didn't have a clue what to write and just sort of rolled with it and made it up as I went along.
Looks like we have another new feud set up between Gatling and Clandestine, I hope they can deliver. Would be nice to see more and more people pushing for that top spot considering up at the top of the ladder IWA is thin on main event faces, looking at you Gatling. Saying that it's a foregone conclusion that Captain Amazing will be champion on his debut.
Oh Archer Black is back, man I got swerved. Good match between Clandestine and Gatling with a controversial ending and a run in at the end from Draymen. Where's Teddy Long? I smell a tag team match coming on playa!
Solid promo from Darius followed by a hilarious one from Osca Laydonis! Quite funny to see Des have a go at mimicking Adonis with his emotionally disturbed copycat of a character. Thought it was a great effort personally haha.
More good promos to follow with Jackson Smith and Israel Pamich, I never really got Israel because he seemed to hop about from one character to another but he's been getting a lot better of late.
Another promo, got to say the show could have done with a match here just to break things up a little. Was a very good promo though, adding another tag team to the mix, nice to see a team with a little bit of history too.
Fourth promo in a row haha. It was another good promo from Des though who provides entertainment on a weekly basis regardless of the characters he's using. Can't imagine it being a long time before he starts collecting title belt. And we get a match after it! Good match, predicted that Diamond was going to come out if i'm honest.
And a good match to end the show was a somewhat predictable outcome really. Laymen going on to face Darius at Uprising was the right outcome and it should be a good match!
Show Grade: B+