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MikeCampbell

Member Since 07 Apr 2007
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In Topic: Darby Allin vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (EVOLVE 98 01/13/18)

12 May 2018 - 02:18 PM

I thought this was fun, but not much more than that, and certainly not a MOTY calibre match. It's pretty much a squash for Sabre, and that's fine considering their respective positions in the company. it's nice that Sabre sells his neck so well when Darby hits the DDT and Crucifix bomb, but, at no point did I think for a second that Darby had a prayer of pulling this off. If Phil's comment about Darby being more of a bumper is accurate (This is only the second match of his I've seen). then it's no surprise that he and Sabre don't mesh as well as Sabre and WALTER did in PWG. 


In Topic: The Chosen Bros vs. Ringkampf (PWG Mystery Vortex V 01/12/18)

04 May 2018 - 05:07 PM

The only thing that I didn't like here was that Thatcher ignored selling his ribs/midsection when it was Ringkampf's turn to work a control segment. After the way that Riddle threw those knees and elbows at him, there's no way that he should have been able to take over Cobb with a butterfly suplex with ease.  Other than that, this was great stuff. Both teams' control segments were a blast to watch, and the match doesn't break down after Riddle's tag, they keep working smart. If not for Thatcher's selling lapse, this would easily by my match of the year pick.


In Topic: Keith Lee vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (PWG Mystery Vortex V 01/12/18)

29 April 2018 - 10:19 AM

This sort of match worked for Sabre's match with WALTER in October, but it doesn't come off as well here. Lee isn't anywhere near the wrestler that WALTER is, and it shows. Aside from the finish, Lee isn't able to outwrestle Sabre or use any surprising transitions. He just has to get the ropes or wait for Sabre to let him up from holds, and his offense is mostly him trying to stiff the crap out of Sabre (although I apprecaite Excalibur's comment that Lee isn't stepping into his strikes to protect the leg).  Sabre is a blast to watch, especially when he does little things to bait Lee into putting strain on the leg, like his overselling the bodyslam so that Lee will go for the moonsault and be unable to protect himself. Lee's selling is usually spot on, aside from the spot where he countered the hanging triangle into the powerbomb. ***


In Topic: Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa (Unsanctioned Match - NXT Takeover: New Orl...

13 April 2018 - 01:50 PM

I'll have to sit down with this again to see where I'd rate it. But, I had a blast watching it when it happened. I wish they hadn't burned through so many good finishes, like the Project Ciampa off the top. But, Johnny was literally fighting for his career, so it makes sense for him to put in a superhuman effort. I initially was disappionted to see Gargano win. I figured Ciampa would win, and Johnny could got to 205 or SD, while super heel Ciampa moves into a feud with Black for the title.  I also got a huge kick out of the spot where Ciampa took the bump on the concrete and fans started the 'You Deserve It!" chant. I thought the finish was brilliant with Johnny not wanting to sink down to Ciampa's level, but not being so stupid as to think that Ciampa suddenly wouldn't do it in heartbeat, and it pays off.


In Topic: My posts

10 April 2018 - 05:08 PM

Hey guys, sorry to post this in this folder, not sure where else to post, but I wanted to know if I am wasting my time on this board? It would seem that the majority of the posters here ignore my posts. So I was wondering why. Do people here think I am a troll or something? Many times I see the exact same points made by other people that people respond to, following my posts. No hard feelings here if I am on a block list or something. I just need confirmation so I can determine if I should stop wasting my energy posting here or not.

Have away at it the very few left that can read this post. Thanks guys for reading.

 

I've never thought you were a troll or anything. I haven't been posting much in general, so it's nothing personal.