Title: IWRG 3/8
Phil Schneider - March 8, 2010 06:33 AM (GMT)
Discuss below, some fun looking stuff on this show
ohtani's jacket - March 8, 2010 12:53 PM (GMT)
The Freelance trios was going all right until Ultraman Jr lost all his front teeth. I dunno if we'll see the end.
WKO_Mike - March 8, 2010 02:02 PM (GMT)
This was great whenever Freelance was in the ring. The guy seriously looked like the best wrestler in the world. Trauma II/Jack opening matwork was cool, but I would have liked to see a few reversals.
ohtani's jacket - March 8, 2010 02:30 PM (GMT)
Saw the last fall. Good match.
Phil Schneider - March 8, 2010 06:47 PM (GMT)
Anyone know the deal with the big black guy they ran an angle with? Is RF booking IWRG now?
Phil Schneider - March 8, 2010 07:46 PM (GMT)
Gringo Loco/El Hijo Del Diablo/Avisman v. Chico Che/Black Terry/Dr. Cerebro
This was stupendous. All three techncios get really bloodied up in the first caida and then have a great fighting comeback. This may have been the best I have seen Gringo Loco look, his Psicosis corner bump was insane and all of his offense looked good. Black Terry continues his run, Cerebro redeems himself for Thursday and CHICO CHE is absolutely spectacular. I can't remember him really doing a lot of brawling before, but he really puts his weight behind his shots, and all of his flying looks really violent, those splashes look like someone throwing a sectional sofa off a balcony. Close the ballots for feud of the year.
Phil Schneider - March 8, 2010 08:05 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Phil Schneider @ Mar 8 2010, 01:47 PM)|
| Anyone know the deal with the big black guy they ran an angle with? Is RF booking IWRG now? |
OK that is Dhani Jones, Cubsfan mentioned him earlier. Did he actually wrestle MA2KJr. or just get into a shoving match with him?
thecubsfan - March 8, 2010 08:14 PM (GMT)
They set up the match for next week.
With Black Terry training him and this being in IWRG, I'm thinking he's got a good shot at cracking next year's WKO 100.
AlfredoE - March 8, 2010 08:44 PM (GMT)
Its good that Dhani Jones is going to wrestle and not spend the offseason getting into trouble, considering he's a Bengal.
That lady who was arguing with MAY2K Jr. had quite the potty mouth.
Rob - March 8, 2010 11:09 PM (GMT)
|With Black Terry training him and this being in IWRG, I'm thinking he's got a good shot at cracking next year's WKO 100.|
You're too nice to have meant it as one but I'm totally taking that a 100% amazing ZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!
I don't follow the NFL and think the CFL is a joke so should I expect this to air on my local news or is this Jones guy not a big enough star?
Haven't watched the matches yet but Jack looks beyond creepy without a mask. Turn him rudo please.
Also I've now come to the conclusion that Maldito Jr. = Megatronik. No doubt.
Phil Schneider - March 9, 2010 12:22 AM (GMT)
Freelance/Jack/Ultraman Jr. v. Oficial 911/Trauma I/II
Mike is right about Freelance here, he looked absolutely nuts. His leap to stand on 911 shoulders and backflip off, just graceful as hell. I also love how 911 takes a dive, as he is always flipping backwards over rails. That root canal tope by Ultraman was sick, really nice camera work by Black Terry Jr., as we could see him spitting chiclets. Fun fun stuff, and a great pair of matches this week.
Dylan - March 9, 2010 02:03 AM (GMT)
Alan Extreme v. Eros
I usually enjoy these two when they are paired off against each other in trios and this had some really fun moments, but Eros was having a really bad night, slipping off the ropes twice and badly botching what looked like it may have been the original finish as everything that came after seemed awkward. Still I enjoyed watching this one. Alan Extreme is a guy that is not a complete pacakage yet, but he does certain things well and I thought he did a good job covering for Eros fuck ups. I continue to like a lot of his matwork and his big offense off the ropes always looks good. His dive was pretty fucking brutal in particular here.
Traumas/Official 911 v. Freelance/Ultraman Jr./Jack
I liked this a lot actually. I wasn't totally enamored with all of the Trauma II v. Jack matwork as it seemed to drift back and fourth from really swank to overtly cooperative, but man was Freelance fucking great in this. To be fair Trauma II looked like a bad ass throwing fist of fury and Official 911 had some great moments, as well but Freelance was just on a whole nother level. Ultraman's dive here was pretty awesome and you hate to see a guy hit the bricks like that but I actually think the reaction of Freelance to that moment really makes the match. He immediately gets in the ring and almost seems to say "fuck it I'll have to do it myself" before rattling off a string of awesome offense on all the rudos. Obviously he gets cut off early, but he continues to rattle off explosions for the rest of the match and some of it is unreal. It's almost amazing how late he locks his legs on the final headscissors setting up the insane moonsault that wipes out 911. Just an incredibly smooth offensive wrestler who is super charismatic and really underrated when it comes to selling and structuring comebacks (I say underrated because he's still an unknown to much of the smark universe). I really liked the finishing comedy shit with Jack too, but man this was the Freelance show. Best match he's been in all year and a home run performance from him in general.
Gringo Loco/El Hijo Del Diablo/Avisman v. Chico Che/Black Terry/Dr. Cerebro
Awesome match, definitely top ten, possibly top five for the year. Opening fall is rudo domination fall and features some serious blood loss from Terry, Cerebro and Chico Che. BTJR does an awesome job catching the gore here as there are some really wonderful shots of all of those guys throughout that really make this one feel like a war. I really love Diablo's nut kick as a defensive move any time someone tries to get the upper hand in a strike battle. Gringo Loco is a great prick as well and Avisman's headbutts look surprisingly vicious at times in this. There is a really great moment at the beginning of the second fall where Avisman comes over to cheap shot Terry and Terry gives him a "you have got to be kidding me boy" look and starts beating his ass before the rest of the rudos run over and stomp him down. The transition to offense for the "good guys" is really awesome here as Loco flies to the floor on a corner charge and they proceed to whip up on Avisman and Diablo with the inside out Cerebro dropkick and the Chico Che fat man senton. Chico Che by the way is fucking awesome in this. I'm a big mark for good big men in general, but Chico Che is one of the single most "fun" guys in wrestling and is super underrated. There is a moment in this that really feels like something out of a teen movie where the fat homely kid from the country is finally fed up of getting picked on a just snaps and starts beating the shit out of people. Seriously Chico Che is just punching people in the face and screaming and the crowd is going batshit like it's that scene in Can't Buy Me Love where Ronald Miller makes the save before the jocks beatdown Kenneth for hanging out with the cheerleaders and everyone in the school gives him a standing O. Actually I think nice fat kid getting picked on by douchebag jocks only to snap and start fucking people up is a really under explored way to structure a match in wrestling despite having real life relevance for a lot of people (and I say this as an emaciated vegetarian with a bit of a mean streak). Anyway Chico Che is awesome here and hits a couple of fat man splashes to take the second fall. Third fall is as awesome as the rest of the match with some crazy brawling, some great Terry hulk up moments, a run of awesome Chico Che shit with him gliding through exchanges, sprinting around the ring and hitting a super sweet tope during the dive segment that actually looked more impressive than the really great Loco dive that proceeded it. The moments in this when it is just Diablo and Cerebro in the ring are ultra hot and the crowd really goes nuts as Cerebro looks like he's about to put a run together and Diablo cuts him off and finishes him clean with a submission for the finish. Actually Diablo was fucking awesome in this too, begging off, picking his shots, et. Avisman was probably the least of the people in this and he was really fucking solid. This was just a great fucking match. Aside from one awkward spot with Diablo on Cerebro's shoulders that seemed to last forever until Chico Che hit the ring, this was prety much a flawless brawl.
Nikita - March 9, 2010 02:36 AM (GMT)
I posted this on Cub's blog, but I'll paste it here too...
|I live in Cincinnati, where Dhani plays football for the Bengals. While at work I listen to sports talk radio. Thus far, there has been not one single mention of the Dhani/IWRG thing at all.|
Although, to be fair, it was a big sportstalk day here, as the Bengals brought in TO and Antonio Bryant for workouts, resigned a couple of key players from last years team, and Reds pitching prospect Ardolis Chapman blew everyone away in a Spring game.
If it is anything like in the past, the only mention of it will be when Dhani makes the talk show rounds to promote the show when the season debuts.
Black Terry Jr.: warn your dad not to trust Dhani – the bastard went to Michigan!
Dhani isn't a Bengal that would get into any trouble - in fact, he was one of the "character guys" brought in to rehab the Bengals image a few years back. He is considered a lockerroom leader, and is a beast of a linebacker on the field.
I wouldn't say he is a household name, but he is kinda like the pre-Dancing with the Stars Jason Taylor. He is a good looking guy that the camera loves. He has his own show on the Travel Channel called "Dhani Tackles the Globe", where he goes around the world and competes in different "unusual" sports in each country. I watched one episode where he trained and had a (I think) Muay Thai bout. It was interesting. I don't have cable though, so I have never really bothered to watch it again...
I do not see this drawing much for IWRG really, as he isn't really a big name footballer that Mexicans would recognize, and he doesn't play for a big market team like the Cowboys. Unless it gets a TON of publicity before the match next week.
ohtani's jacket - March 9, 2010 03:33 AM (GMT)
Is this the big thing Moreno said they had planned for March??
DocSarpolis - March 20, 2010 10:15 PM (GMT)
YES! The Gringo Loco/El Hijo Del Diablo/Avisman v. Chico Che/Black Terry/Dr. Cerebro match made today's TV.
Phil Schneider - March 20, 2010 10:48 PM (GMT)
It's probably the 3/14 match, not the 3/8 match
DocSarpolis - March 22, 2010 04:23 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Phil Schneider @ Mar 20 2010, 05:48 PM)|
| It's probably the 3/14 match, not the 3/8 match |
Yeah, you're right. That's too bad. While the 3/14 match was very good, the 3/8 match was fantastic.