Scott mentioned it Tuesday, and the lineup’s over on PWTorch, but I’ll save you some gunk.
– Samoa Joe (c) squashes Colt Cabana [ROH]
– Punk/Steel vs Maff/Whitmer [street fight]
– Homicide/Rocky Romero vs Briscoes
– Doug Williams vs Austin Aries
– American Dragon vs John Walters
(many others scheduled to appear – I’ll pick out Chad Collyer.)
The people in the US indy scene (so excluding lucha guys and whatever category Ultimo Dragon is in) I’d actually pay to see at this point are American Dragon, Spanky, various combinations of the Havana Brothers and Bobby Quance. There’s a some guys which I’d be eager if not as excited to see, like Collyer and Colt Cabana based on the last time I’ve seen them.
This card has a decent amount of those people…but I’m not enthused about the matchups. I have no particular feelings about John Walters, so I don’t care much about the matchup and it pales in comparision to the NJPW-LA Rocky/Dragon rematch Wisconsin’s getting, which might’ve been enough to get me to go alone.) I dunno that tag match is the Rocky Romero match I’m looking for. And I’ve got the impression that once you’ve seen Samoa Joe kill a mid card guy, the next time he faces one will be an awful lot the same.
I’m not sure what this needs to get me more excited. It’s just not clicking yet.
BTW, I’m sure I’m way overrating Quance and once I get around to seeing more of his work, I’ll be sad. But till then it’s all great.
99% Unrelated: If, as Dave says, the WWE is going to create a Middle Eastern team to annoy me (but surely cause an Iron Sheik return to thrill Tan!), instead of using an Italian guy and Jimmy Snuka’s son, why not use Daivari? He’s already got the gimmick down.