Title: IWRG 3/11
Phil Schneider - March 12, 2010 08:43 AM (GMT)
Should be showing up soon, comment here
WKO_Mike - March 12, 2010 11:46 PM (GMT)
Black Terry's selling during the Navarro exchanges blew me away. The brief strike exchange between Navarro and Cerebro also ruled.
Very good match.
Dylan - March 13, 2010 12:26 AM (GMT)
I've got two youtube illiterate computers while my wife is out of town. Any change someone could put this up as a DL?
Phil Schneider - March 13, 2010 12:38 AM (GMT)
How can a computer be youtube illiterate?
Dylan - March 13, 2010 01:12 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Phil Schneider @ Mar 13 2010, 12:38 AM)|
| How can a computer be youtube illiterate? |
I have no clue. It just doesn't work for shit on either of these comps.
Phil Schneider - March 13, 2010 02:01 AM (GMT)
Black Terry/Dr. Cerebro/El Hijo Del Signo v. Negro Navarro/Trauma II/Barba Roja
I really liked the opening judo throw section between Terry and Navarro and the second caida mat exchange with Cerebro and II was damn slick too. I thought once the match got fixated with the Barba Roja horseshit it fell off a bit. Navarro and Terry are so fucking great to watch against each other, I am hoping for an epic singles match for 2010.
Trauma I v. Angelico
I have to be overrating this on first watch, but I thought this was legitimately tremendous. The first fall was their signature WOS stuff, which I kind of like and I thought was done with more intensity then usual. Second fall had Trauma I stiffing him, ad Angelico hitting some pretty good looking out of nowhere offense. I loved how he landed the suprise double stomp to take over. Finish of the second fall was a double stomp right on the bad ribs. Third fall was really Sano v. Kobashish with Trauma doing an awesome job selling the bad ribs and Angelico actually landing his spin kicks pretty hard. They was a little awkward Angelico shit in this fall (and throughout, I don't think he turned great or anything), but he kind of makes up for it in the finish. I assume he didn't actually blow his knee out, but I really thought he did. I just assumed "that dummy fucked this match up", but since it led directly to the finish, I guess I just bought his selling. Weird. I can't believe I liked this as much as I did.
DocSarpolis - March 13, 2010 06:12 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I enjoyed both quite a bit. Among the benefits to the handheld is the audio and this made the 2nd fall of the trios match stand out as Trauma II's selling was great as he sounded like he was in some serious pain out there getting stretched left and right.
I've only been watching IWRG for a few months now and have only been diving into the handhelds in the past couple weeks and I'm blown away. Great stuff.
WKO_Mike - March 14, 2010 02:43 AM (GMT)
Trauma I vs Angelico
If it wasn't for Phil's review I probably wouldn't have watched this. First fall was easily the weakest. I tend to zone out whenever I see second rate World of Sport chain wrestling, but I guess they did a good enough job here. Still, you can find better WoS exchanges in Japan. Second and third falls were very good and would have been great if the striking was a little better. Loved how they kept cutting each other off with strikes in the second. Rib attack stuff was so great mostly because of Trauma's selling. This had to be the best rib selling performance since Misawa vs Sano '07. Angelico's kicks were average at best for the most part, but he did manage to bust out one devastating rolling savate and man Trauma sold that like death. Build to the finish was great, all the transitions made sense, etc etc. That said, I didn't really like the injured ankle spot. I'm not a fan of fantasy booking, but I think the 450 would have been a great nearfall. This was far better than Navarro vs Angelico.
EricR - March 14, 2010 04:35 AM (GMT)
First fall didn't do much for me, but show me I think similarly as other people here. Watched it before I read this thread and just thought "This looks like really mediocre WOS style." It wasn't horrible, but there was too much "hey, stand here for a moment while I amble around behind you."
Second fall got a lot better, and Trauma's selling was what made it. Him screaming through the mask while in the Indian Deathlock variation, and screaming after the top rope foot stomp really sounded genuinely painful. Angelico's kick combo was nice, and I'm not too in-tune with how the Internet feels about him, but I imagine he could be this year's Kenny Omega if guys like Alan4L realize there is a foreign-but-Caucasian guy with bad hair and kicking offense. I do really hate the spots where guys have to hang out while draped over the ropes, and Trauma really looks like a guy who is gingerly balancing himself on the ropes here. He looks like he's trying harder to stay on the ropes than get off the ropes. But he also threw a pretty great kick with Angelico on the mat, so whatever.
Third fall starts with some nice kicks from Angelico and Trauma can sometimes be really awkward while getting into position for offense, sometimes El Generico-esque. Just hanging out draped on the ropes in the 2nd, and here just kinda bent over in the middle of the ring waiting for Angelico to do offense off the ropes. Eventually we get to the tope which Angelico takes like a MAN, all Oficiale 911 flying naturally into the 2nd row. He then comes back with a senton, which you'd think wouldn't feel too hot on those ribs he was screaming about in the 2nd, but he goes back to selling them 30 seconds later, and really his selling for the rest of the match is tremendous. The finish run was really good, as the knee injury spot was done really well, Trauma's elbow shots looked great, his dropkick to the knee was perfect, and the submission was awesome.
Fun match, but nothing I would need to see again.
Phil Schneider - March 14, 2010 04:49 AM (GMT)
I think you guys are being hard on the opening fall, I guess I have seen Angelico do that with everyone and I was impressed when it is done this well. Watch Trauma I, he is really laying in all the armlocks and counters. It looked way tighter and less showy then when Alex Shelly or Hidaka does stuff like that.