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CHVRCHES

Member Since 12 Mar 2017
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Donovan Dijak vs. Marty Scurll (ROH TV 02/25/17)

Yesterday, 01:40 PM

This is Dijak's send-off match and, boy, does he go out in a blaze of glory. There's a sense of urgency to everything Dijak does & he throws everything but the kitchen sink at Scurll in an attempt to put him away. His commitment to the Code of Honor & demand for respect costs him the match as he tries multiple times throughout the match to get Scurll to shake his hand only for Scurll to throw it in his face & use Dijak's momentary lapse in judgement to take over. Dijak puts over Scurll huge as one of the few (only?) to kick out of Feast Your Eyes, and now moves on to greener pastures. There's some horribly contrived sequences & Dijak's insistence on getting a handshake is more aggravating than it is interesting, but overall -- a good match. Rating: ***¼


Rich Swann vs. Neville (WWE RAW 03/06/17)

22 March 2017 - 04:04 PM

Great television match! This was a fast-paced, frenetic cruiserweight showdown - exactly the type of match we’ve been yearning for from the cruiserweight division. Swann delivers a fantastic babyface performance & he wrestles this match like his life absolutely depends on him winning it. Neville does a terrific job of cutting off Swann’s shine & is his usual vicious self. The match is really elevated by both guys bumping maniacally & wrestling with a sense of urgency. Snowflakes: ****


Neville vs. Mustafa Ali (WWE 205 Live 03/21/17)

22 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

Neville comes off like an absolute brute in this match. Just systematic destruction of Mustafa Ali. Neville’s heat segments were good, if not too methodical at times, but his viciousness and facial expressions are aces. Ali does a great job of bumping & selling underneath and has some awesome counters to Neville’s offense. Neville toying with Ali towards the end & having him grovel beneath him before submitting him with the Rings of Saturn was a helluva visual. Snowflakes: ***¼


Lio Rush & Jay White vs. The Young Bucks (ROH Manhatten Mayhem VI 03/04/17)

21 March 2017 - 07:51 PM

This is just mindless entertainment. I’ll always appreciate the Bucks for putting on these absurd, athletic showcases because they’re just so damn fun to watch. They put forth no effort in making this feel anything like a wrestling match … and I’m completely okay with that. I'm here for the movez (that's right - with a z!). Snowflakes: ***


WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov (wXw 16 Carat Gold 03/12/17)

21 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

Very effective storytelling here with WALTER absolutely mauling Dragunov and Dragunov doing well as the fiery, wild-eyed babyface underneath. WALTER chops Dragunov into oblivion -- his chest becoming more and more raw as the match progresses -- but the smaller Dragunov doesn’t hesitate to bring the physicality right back. He may be out-matched physically, but hell if he’s going down without a fight! Dragunov really impressed me here after doing nothing for me in his first & second round matches. WALTER continues the onslaught of chops while Dragunov does all he can to stand his ground, firing chops right back at WALTER, and the match continues to escalate as the emotion & drama of the match starts to hit its second gear. The finishing stretch was super heated, and Dragunov pulls the victory off by the skin of his teeth with two running uppercuts (his finisher, I guess) in succession. An excellent match to end the tournament on. Snowflakes: ****¼