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by BillThompson
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Beyond Wrestling
Replies: 36
Views: 7915

Re: Beyond Wrestling

From those who know the style I like I've been told that GRRR had four matches that were MOTYC level. Basically it means that I may try to make that and the SCI priorities sometime soon.
by BillThompson
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: 2015
Topic: 2015 Wrestler of the Year tracker
Replies: 169
Views: 31185

Re: 2015 Wrestler of the Year tracker

Sasha Banks isn't the only wrestler who's had four ****+ matches this year. Or does she get bouns points simply for being a female? Is that how this thing works? It's about more than ****+ matches, or at l;east you know it is for me. It's the big picture, the matches where she is great but the matc...
by BillThompson
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: WWE NXT 2015
Replies: 968
Views: 141953

Re: WWE NXT 2015

I remember Matt Farmer brought it up on PWO when he got into it with Bill Thompson over how good these NXT girls are. He brought it up as a valid point that they won't have the time to go over matches at the main roster like they do in NXT cause the women have so many obligations on the road and th...
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (Evolve 07/10/15)
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (Evolve 07/10/15)

Really great, but won't make a list like this. I think my biggest issue is that it's been a month since I saw the match and while I recall it being great I'm having trouble recalling any way in which it truly stands out from the pack. Strong and Sabre do solid work here and the entire package is gre...
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Fenix vs Mil Muertes (LU 1/25/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Fenix vs Mil Muertes (LU 1/25/15)

Great, but probably won't make my list. Still need to watch UltimaLucha, but so far this is the very best that LU has to offer. It's wonderfully violent, and very old school Lucha in its brawling elements while new school in the way it integrates the high flying. Muertes is the start here, perfect i...
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle (WWF 08/19/01)
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle (WWF 08/19/01)

Great, but pales in comparison to their match a month or so later at Unforgiven. This one starts off swell, has a neat middle with Angle selling rather well and working to Austin's strengths very well. Then the end comes and the match kind of peters out.
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (WWF 01/21/01)
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Re: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (WWF 01/21/01)

I get all the issues with the violence and whatnot, but judging this just as a wrestling match I think it's pretty great shakes. The ladder is used in unique ways, their feud is incorporated into the match, and I found the entire thing very well worked.
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Steve Austin vs. The Rock (WWF 04/01/01)
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: Steve Austin vs. The Rock (WWF 04/01/01)

A good match, but it never kicked into the second gear for me. I think most of my issue comes into how overwrought the final ten minutes or so are, especially when it becomes obvious they are essentially stalling until some sort of interference happens.
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Edge & Christian vs. Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & D-von Dudley (WWF 04/01/01)
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: Edge & Christian vs. Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & D-von Dudley (WWF 04/01/01)

Great match, these three were always able to work these matches in a way where they became more than just spotfests (not that spotfests are a bad thing). But, this is the one that is hampered by outside interference, I think, and that does drag the match down.
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (WWE 08/22/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 2865

Re: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (WWE 08/22/15)

Need to rewatch it, may not get to it in time for the project to be honest, but definitely has a shot with me. Storyline paying off big time, logical wrestling, Sasha being the best in the world, just fantastic stuff.
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Ring Of Honor
Replies: 2701
Views: 349678

Re: Ring Of Honor 2015

Rottenrocker wrote:Hard to take Cornette seriously when his shitty SMW style booking nearly destroyed ROH.
Whoa, let's pump the brakes there pally. Cornette may have not done well in RoH, but SMW was fucking aces and I will not hear otherwise.
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: TNA: It still exists, kind of!
Replies: 666
Views: 105364

Re: TNA 2015: It still exists, kind of!

Not sure how much money that's going to bring when The Hardy Boys were both on top, in the Carolinas, and BFG (supposedly) drew 280 paying fans. This is pretty much a scathing indictment of TNA. The Hardy's have been able to get turn away crowds for their OMEGA shows in the Carolinas, and that's wi...
by BillThompson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: United States
Topic: Samoa Joe vs. Necro Butcher (IWA-MS 06/11/05)
Replies: 4
Views: 2645

Re: Samoa Joe vs. Necro Butcher (IWA-MS 06/11/05)

The match that makes me question my, "A match needs to be at least ten minutes to be great" rule. Everything about this match is boss, just unabashed violence at its very best. Necro is his usually sleazy greatness, and this is the Joe that I always want to remember. Up there with Hashimoto/Zangiev ...
by BillThompson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Beyond Wrestling
Replies: 36
Views: 7915

Re: Beyond Wrestling

Interesting, I'm super interested in seeing their latest GRR show, maybe this will speed up me getting around to it.
by BillThompson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Mexico
Topic: Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero (CMLL 09/19/14)
Replies: 1
Views: 1661

Re: Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero (CMLL 09/19/14)

Has a shot, it's a great match both in terms of what happens in the ring and the way they are able to work to the emotion of the crowd. Most people like to say that the in-ring work isn't up to par with the emotion, but that emotion only comes about because of the in-ring work. Not sure if it will b...