I would have loved to been able to get a new FIP show watched this week. My job in online retail has been absolute bonkers though. It is usually pretty bad just because its the holiday season. This year has been especially rough due to the pandemic. I thought maybe people would be chill since folks have been home and able to online shop probably more now than ever. So perhaps they shopped early...I don't know what I was thinking! Hahaha maybe it was wishful thinking. Anyhow, I wasn't able to watch more Full Impact Pro this week but, I've assembled my watch list for the remaining DVDs. I snagged a new on during Highspots Black Friday sale. I was supposed to get a second one but, it was sold out and I got a refund. Bummer but, it was one I was on the fence about so, I'm not to sad.
I wanted to put this list together for folks interest in what's out there beyond what I have already reviewed. As of writing this, these are still available on Highspots website. They usually do an after Xmas sale or a New Years Sale so, if you're interest in scooping a few up I wanted to give a heads up on what I'm digging. So if we have the same tastes then maybe this will help you without having to wait for my slow ass to watch all of these
The Heartbreak Express vs. Jaison Moore & Bobby Hopkins, Jr. - will skip
Black Market vs. Jerrelle Clark & Jon Davis - worth checking out
Chasyn Rance vs. Canadian Cougar - will skip
Seth Delay vs. Steve Madison - ehhh might check out...perhaps
Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Sal Rinauro & Erick Stevens - yeah looking forward to this. Sal & Erick are good stuff in this setting for sure.
Matt Sydal vs. Shingo - Sydal was wrestling Dragon Gate and ROH had their DG matches so, this is one to watch
Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards (FIP Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders Match) - Can't go wrong with this match especially in this small setting
Bryan Danielson & Cyber Kong vs. Davey Richards & Roderick Strong - Other than Cyber Kong this would be a main event on a ROH 2006 B-show. Swap Delirious in for Kong and there you go!
Second Year Spectacular Night 1
*(the listing is reverse on Highspots so the main event is at the top)*
Davey Richards vs. Delirious w/Dave Prazak - Speaking of Delirious - yup this should be good stuff
Jerrelle Clark vs. Jay Briscoe - Interesting to see Jerrelle this high up but, I'm all for it.
Roderick Strong vs. Cyber Kong w/Dave Prazak - I'll watch it but, Cyber Kong is an unknown to me. Could go either way...
Steve Madison, Chasyn Rance & Kenny King vs. Erick Stevens, Roderick Strong & Seth Delay - Yeah, a 6 man match...this should be fun
Mark Briscoe vs. Canadian Cougar - I'm watching it for Mark.
Allison Danger vs. Lacey - Yup I'm down for this. Its been awhile since I've seen either wrestle.
Black Market vs. Colt Cabana & Sal Rinauro - I liked Black Market from Unstoppable 2007 and Cabana & Rinauro are a fun team. I might watch this whole show!
New Years Classic 2007
Kenny King vs. Seth Delay - Maybe based on Kenny King
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Shane Hagadorn - Probably will skip but, this is probably a squash
The Heartbreak Express vs. Shiima Xion & Pelle Primeau - same as above
Sal Rinauro vs. Gran Akuma - yeah, I think I'll watch this.
Black Market vs. Steve Madison & Chasyn Rance - Not crazy about this match but, we'll see how I feel when I get there!
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Larry Sweeney - I've only ever seen Sweeney as manager so, I'm interested. Him vs Jimmy should be entertaining for sure
Brent Albright vs. Erick Stevens - This is an ROH match I remember seeing and it reminds me of an AJPW undercard match. It should be stiff and have some suplexes- I'm game
Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. Jimmy Rave & Shingo - The selling point of the DVD. Seeing as the ROH guys have experience together and Shingo has been working with them as well. This should be very good stuff.
In Full Force 2007
Hallowicked vs. Seth Delay
Shingo vs. Jigsaw (FIP Florida Heritage Title Tournament Qualifier) - I'll pick up here...I'm a Shingo fan if you can't tell
Black Market vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Sal Rinauro (Losers leave Town) - Hey a tag match with an old school stipulation...I'm hoping its a brawl
Sean Waltman vs. Chasyn Rance - Probably will skip
The Briscoe Bros. vs. Necro Butcher & Mad Man Pondo (FIP Tag Team Title Match) - Yeah, my hope is this is indy deathmatch crazy. Just see for the spectacle
Erick Stevens vs. Gran Akuma (FIP Florida Heritage Title Tournament Qualifier) - Stevens is working his way up the card
Colt Cabana vs. Larry Sweeney (FIP Florida Heritage Title Tournament Qualifier) - This is looking like a good comedy match
Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards (FIP Heavyweight Title - 2/3 Falls Match) - Selling point right here. These guys are like bread & butter. Violent bread & butter.
Heatstroke 2007 Night 1
Steve Madison vs Danny Daniels (w/SoCal Val)
Seth Delay vs Austin Amadeus
Trik Davis vs Scott Commodity - yeah I'll be skipping the first three matches...
Erick Stevens vs Davey Richards - Odd position for this match but, I've got hope.
No Disqualification Match - Delirious vs Necro Butcher (w/Dave Prazak) - Even if just for the chair spots I'll watch this!
The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) (c) vs Irish Airborne (Dave Crist & Jake Crist) - Brothers vs Brothers plus Airborne were the new thing at the time as well.
Roderick Strong (c) vs Tyler Black - Would be ROH main event stuff in a year...yeah I'll watch this.
Eight Man Tag Team Bunkhouse Brawl - The YRR (Chasyn Rance, Jason Blade, Kenny King & Sal Rinauro) (w/Becky Bayless & SoCal Val) vs Black Market (Joey Machete & Shawn Murphy) & The Heartbreak Express (Phil Davis & Sean Davis) - This is seemingly the acutal big storyline of FIP at the time and it should be chaotic so, why not. I'm guessing the wrestling main event is Black vs Strong though.
Third Anniverary Show
Kenny King vs. Seth Delay...
Jigsaw vs. Jason Blade...
Sara Del Rey vs. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze (Triple Threat Match) - I'll be starting here. Nothing against those guys but, this looks like a good card
Irish Airborne vs. Hallowicked & Scott Commodity - I will be skippinh this for the same reason as above
Necro Butcher vs Gran Akuma (No DQ Match) - Unless I'm just bored of Necro doing wacky stuff, I'm interested
Delirious vs. Larry Sweeney - It depends if I'm in the mood. Sometimes I LOVE a good comedy match. Othertimes, I can't be bothered.
Erick Stevens vs. Jack Evans (Florida Heritage Title Match) - Jack in Florida is gold.
Roderick Strong & Jay Briscoe vs. BxB Hulk & Yamato - This is whats on the cover and again this could be an ROH B-show main event.
Black Market & The Heartbreak Express vs. The YRR (Anything Goes Match) - Clearly these guys haven't settled their differences from the previous show. If that one grabs my attention then, I'm down for this.
Dangerous Intentions 2008
Jigsaw vs. Chasyn Rance - No
Rex Sterling vs. Chris Jones - Nope
Damien Wayne vs. Seth Delay - No way Jose
Sal Rinauro vs. Delirious - Again, only so much time and when this is following those then, I'd rather cut to the chase.
Black Market vs. Dark City Fight Club - These are some clubbering dudes so this should be good
Tyler Black vs. Davey Richards - Again, ROH Main Event in a couple years
Kenny King & Jason Blade vs. Jay Briscoe & Austin Aries - Certain to be an all action match
Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens (FIP World Heavyweight Title Match - Last Man Standing) - Oh yeah, the top half of the card looks awesome
The Heartbreak Assassins vs. The British Lions
Mercedes Martinez vs. Lorelei Lee - Might as well pick up a Women's match where & when I can!
Sal Rinauro vs. Chris Jones
Chasyn Rance vs. Shawn Osborne
Austin Aries vs. Jason Blade - I'm gonna go with this next. Blade is alright of all of the Streets of Rage indy wrestlers
Dark City Fight Club vs. Black Market (Weapons Match) - These are some clubbering dudes WITH WEAPONS so this should be good
Roderick Strong vs. Kenny King - ROH match right here
Tyler Black vs. Necro Butcher - Ditto
Erick Stevens vs. Go Shiozaki - If they chop and lariat each other like crazy then I will be a happy person.
(This is the end of the road with the FIP DVDs available. I think this was billed as Impact of Honor 2 but the DVD was called this.)
Shawn Osborne vs. CJ O'Doyle
Dark City Fight Club vs. The Lifeguards
Chasyn Rance vs. Nooie Lee
Damien Wayne & Rex Sterling vs. The British Lions
Erick Stevens vs. Tyler Black - Wow, we're just skipping all of that and this looks like a great place to start
MsChif vs. Rain (SHIMMER Title Match) - Sure why not!
Go Shiozaki vs. Roderick Strong - Sign me up yes, please!
Kenny King & Jason Blade vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe - I know these guys can all go so I'm looking forward to this. FIP guys challenging the ROH guys again
Sal Rinauro vs. Chris Jones - No idea what this is doing here in the top spot. Its here on the DVD case too. Alright...I'll give it a shot!
Whew! That took longer than I thought! Well I hope it helps you if you're thinking about checking old Full Impact Pro stuff out. If you're on the fence then I highly recommend Strong vs Evans as a place to start. I hope these above shows are very similar. If you look at the cards they look more like ROH year One in that the undercards are a little shakey sometimes but, the last 4 matches look really great. There are plenty of other shows that I guess were TOP shows at the time and I might try and find those on eBay but, that's what we're looking at right now. I'm digging it!
Thanks for reading!