Chicago Ridge show was okay.
I have completely lost any shred of mental thought ability beyond typing in this box and hitting save when I’m done, so perhaps now’s not the time to go into detail, espically since I’m losing typing soon. It’s Flowers for Algernon situation.
See what I mean? How the heck did I come up with Flowers for Algernon? It’s all breaking down.
I think I’m kinda down on the show because
- I, and only I in the whole freaking world, really wanted to see Puma vs Noble (the stars of my favorite TV shows collide!!!!!! except no Jack), but they apparently had a rule where the first one to acknowledge the crowd would immediatly be killed and that kinda annoyed me. Half the fun of Jamie Noble matches was him yelling out things and calling people BOY.
He did wear the CTU shirt, come to think of it. Better than Tony?
The main last time I went – Colt/Punk vs the Briscoes – was really really good and blew me away. (Not enough to go again, but let’s pretend.) The top two here were
Punk vs Rave. Rave had an unbelivable awesome robe. It was the shining moment of Rave’s career – he can not possibly be greater than he was wearing that robe. (He did not take my ticket this time.) The match, perhaps on purpose, killed the crowd by Rave trying to demonstrate 13 ways to illegally use a hidden chain on Punk, and sadly only actually coming up wiht like 5. This went on forever, especially if forever is 15 minutes. Punk eventually lost by arm drops, and while I went for FRESHLY DISCOUNTED TO $1 PIZZA (no real food today but a big slurpee probably screwed with my head too, but it’s been a real bad day besides), they *OMG* caught the chain and restarted the match. Punk gets his comeback off that (the reaction for the caughtness wasn’t strong enough to make it worth all of before, but I think people were still in ‘omg someone didn’t get their arm up on the third try and it was punk!’ shock.) But then, after about 8 more minutes and Rave nearly killing Punk when a top rope Rave Clash gets aborted, Rave ended up using Prince Nana’s portable smokey aerasol thing to Punk’s eyes, and gets the win.
Prince Nana is everything Tanvir wrote he was way back then. Awesome.
I’m thinking the point of this win and the one over Styles in Dayton is so Nana and Rave can say “look at the victories this man has! isn’t he great!” but it more makes me think “victories are overrated.”
Speaking of! Can you imagine Samoa Joe beat up Aries for a while, Aries came back, Joe beat him up again. After the kick out of finishers exchange, Joe had the match won with his sleeper on the mat and wasn’t particularly hurt, but somehow didn’t get his shoulders up in time, and got himself pinned. This also falls into victories are overrated category! From my (often wrong) booking thought process, I figure you don’t book this rematch unless you’re doing it to validate Aries as champion, and nothing here validated Aries as champion (unless they did the match after I left) so what the heck.
on the other hand, I’m happy it didn’t go an hour because I’d be dead now.
I think Samoa Joe’s weakness is he can absolutely maul a guy for the better part of thirteen minutes, and all the sudden one jawbreaker and one (spot on) kick and he’s just as hurt as the other guy. He needs to watch that.
I went to the show to see the Dragon/Homicide match, and after, I would still like to SEEE that match. I did get to see the airplane spin spot.
This wasn’t a bad show. An easily mockable show, though. Which is always a plus. But Ringcrew Express vs Delirious and Golden Vampire Ocho is the match I’m sure Scott is most jealous he didn’t see.
Next show is May 14? I think? Don’t trust me, look it up on your own.
Edit: Attendance was A LOT. So many GA people roaming around. I know for a fact they sold every seat made available, because I bought the last one, because I was cold. (it makes sense in some way I could explain but shall not attempt at this time.)
Either that or they did a might good job of working me. Yeeha.