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  1. This was pretty cool and pretty much displayed what JAPW was all about. Despite the size difference, this was worked evenly. Both guys work hard and stiff and you can visibly see the exhaustion and fatigue endured in this. The finishing stretch was crazy -- Ki hitting a Ki Krusher, some brutal strike exchanges, etc. Unfortunately the finish sucked, but it was the right way to keep both guys looking strong. Good stuff. ***
  2. Typical ECW garbage match with chairs and tables. Unfortunately here Sabu doesnt carry that aura he did in the match with Low Ki and Billy Reil and its just his himself botching spots with chairs and tables. The post match stuff included Gary Wolfe and Ian Rotten coming out and cutting promos. Yeah, Im not the biggest ECW fan, so this did nothing for me.
  3. Having watched their USA Pro match before this one and having enjoyed it, I had high expectations for this, but I was letdown. Ki wasnt working as stiff as he did in that match here and he worked more underneath here and this felt more of an opportunity for Xavier to showcase himself. I thought he was good here, but the fans didnt seem to be buying into him. The finish was pretty neat with Ki countering a roll up from an over confident Xavier into a Dragon Clutch. Underwhelming.
  4. Im not familiar with Jay Lover, but he seems like someone should be invited into a IWA-MS KOTDM tournament. The match is a falls count anywhere barbed wire Singapore cain match and theres also a mouse trap board match at ringside that was brought out for the match. The match itself was pretty bad imo. They went for the props from the get go and didnt build to them. They brawled around the crowd with Homicide taking a crazy tumble from a stage to a stage beneath it. Jay Lover took a break from the brawling to get a ladder which wasnt used until the end. Jay Lover also took a while setting up props to use such as the mouse trap board. The ladder came into play as he climbed the ladder for no reason and just ended up taking a bump off of it onto the mouse trap board trapped in between two chairs. I did dig Homicides tope con hilo table bump which Ive seen him previously do in ROH. Aside from that, there wasnt much else I dug. Skippable.
  5. I didnt like their previous match from the club with the horrible lighting and this was worked pretty similarly with Da Hit Squad working underneath as faces and Homicide and Montoya as heels, so I didnt like this match either. I personally prefer Da Hit Squad working as heels on top and potatoing people and bruising chests or as we saw in the KC Thunder and Metal Maniac match, as invading 1980s territorial heels. The first half is Homicide and Montoya with an extensive beatdown getting heat on Mafia and then he tags out and the match falls apart with them just brawling all over the ringside. A table is brought out to ringside and some glass is broken and they have to get some cleaning crew to clear up the ringside. Near the finishing stretch there seems to be a botched ref count as Montoya hit a tornado DDT on Monsta Mack and the ref makes the count, but Macks foot was on the ropes. He notices this later and restarts the match and then Homicide gets backdropped over the top rope onto the table this tells me the botched count was actually a work. Overall I thought this was rather skippable as was their previous match.
  6. This is quite the spectacle. Teddy Hart is one of the most compelling figures in the indy scene and his feud with Homicide is legendary. Teddy is legit crazy and is a guy who will no show events or refuse to the job, but the dude always puts on a show. He will pull out some of the most ridiculous and contrived things you will ever see and he is also willing to bleed buckets and brawl all over the area if need be. He also packs some heat behind a lot of his right hands. He is also known for doing endless moonsaults in matches and I have even seen him poorly calculate a dive and just land on a sea of fans. Him and Homicide have had an ongoing feud in the Northeast for almost 15 years now, but the matches have mostly all taken place in Jersey All Pro and these guys legit hate each other and will shoot on each other mid match. It is by far one of my favorite feuds in wrestling history. They will go from throwing worked punches, to fish hooking, shoot punching each other in the mouth, to hitting some brutal chair shots on each other, to throwing each other down flights of stairs. BLK Jeez is formerly Sabien from the BLK OUT CZW faction from years ago and Dezmond Xavier has been working for iMPACT!. Both guys are interchangeable here to me and I would've preferred if we got Azrieal, Insane Dragon, Jay Lethal or any of the other JAPW regular Jr.'s instead of these two. This starts out as a three way between Homicide and BLK Jeez and Dezmond as they don't even know if Teddy will make it to the match. 2 minutes in and Teddy's music hits and he walks out and this entire thing breaks down with Homicide and Teddy confronting each other, but getting attacked from behind by BLK Jeez and Dezmond. Teddy here hits some of the most ridiculous spots you'll ever see before this gets really entertaining with Teddy finally getting to brawl with Homicide in the stands. Some of the highlights here are Homicide and Teddy punching each other in the mouths, fish hooking each other, biting each other, Homicide trying to break Teddy's ankles by hitting Teddy with some wild chair shoots to his ankles, Homicide and Teddy flipping each other off while Homicide tries to put Teddy in a sharpshooter and Homicide telling Teddy this is for Shawn before trying to hit him with a Cop Killa. There's also the addition of Julius Smokes being here a hype man. He's all over the place and he takes off his belt and his butt is being exposed to everyone for the entirety of the match while he whips Teddy with it. Teddy opts that he doesn't want to get whop with it and he chases J-Train down around. BLK Jeez and Dezmond drag this down a bit with some somewhat sloppy exchanges in the ring, but luckily Homicide and Teddy are ringside pushing and throwing guardrails and tearing the ringside apart. Really bizarre entertaining spectacle.
  7. Bully Low Ki against super baby face Generico who's seeking to revenge the beating he suffered at the hand of Da Strong Style Thugz and the unmasking from Ki in said match. Ki walks out with Generico's mask and Generico gets the upper hand as Ki isn't used to work with a mask on. Once Ki unmasks, he tosses Generico's old mask to the outside and the beatdown on Generico begins. Again Ki unmasks Generico and puts on the other mask and Generico slides under the ring and he puts on the old mask Ki had taken from him and again the baby face gets some in on Ki, but the bully is too much and ends up mauling Generico. Really good match -- Ki is great at dishing out a beating and he does a fantastic match unmasking and mocking Generico and Generico is a pretty great sympathetic baby face despite his goofy mannerisms.
  8. Just by looking at the line up of guys in this match, you should know what to expect... Surprising enough, Teddy is the babyface and Da Strong Style Thugz are the heels and for the first bit of the match it's basically a handicap match with them beating up Teddy until Teddy gets his hope spot in which is a... Moonsault! And the lights go out like the usually do and Necro comes out like the toothless, barefoot hillbilly hero to save Teddy from the mugging and turn this into a proper four corners match... Then the match develops with Ki v. Necro and Teddy v. Homicide pairings and it's chaos. Necro takes some nasty double stomps here including one in/off the bleachers and one off the top rope into a bridged wooden panel between the guard rail and the ring from Low Ki. Homicide forks Teddy like he's Abdullah the Butcher and but Teddy doesn't bleed like he's Carlos Colón in Bayamón, Puerto Rico like he did in the cage match against Homicide and B-Boy. There's also a betrayals near the end and confetti flying to celebrate the victory. Pretty great stuff.
  9. This is built as Fat Frank's Suicidal Games and it's basically a WarGames-style 4 vs. 4 match with weapons in trash cans placed all over the ring. The teams are Dickinson, Jaka, Ortiz and Draztic vs. Homicide, Low Ki, Monsta Mack and Mafia. There's a ton of hate, chaos and violence in this from the get go. Draztic bleeds buckets and blood is splattered across all over the floor. Low Ki's entrance was amazing as he carries this local hero aura around him as he walks out with his Hitman gear to a massive pop. Ki accidentally dropkicks Ki in the corner and later on Mack shoves Ki off the top and turns on him which of course is all part of the build to the crazy year end steel cage match. Joker comes out near the end of the match and he runs over Mack with a brutal knee in the corner which seems like it legit KO's Mack. Truly chaotic and there's a million things going on a time. One of the most underrated matches of the year.
  10. One of these dream matches we didn't know we wanted to watch until it was booked and it lives up to expectations. Rey has historically bummed knees from all the crazy dives from over the past 20 years, so Ki goes after that first and then they do a cool knuckle lock section with Ki headbutts, Rey kicks to the mouth and neck bridges. There's a ton of cool stuff moving forward though -- Rey popping Ki in the mouth with a springboard dropkick before doing a baseball slide dive to the floor, Ki's John Woo dropkick on a seated Rey, Ki adjusting the Warrior's Way only for him to get dumped off the top by Rey and the highlight for me was the constant tease of the 619 which was built around perfectly. On one of the 619 attempts, Ki pulls on the second rope and Rey takes a nasty bump on the outside which is reminiscent of one of his nutty WCW day bumps. Rey finally hitting the 619 got a massive pop due to the extensive tease, plus Rey finishing with the tribute Eddie frog splash was an awesome way of closing this out. Really great match.
  11. I remember really digging their first match at IWA-MS Simply the Best 5 as it was worked as a teacher vs. student type match. I also dug their second IWA-MS match and their ROH match, but not as much as they were worked more evenly. This one was worked like their other 2 matches -- i.e., more evenly and despite not having liked it as much as the original, it was still really good. These guys just have great chemistry together and know were and when to be there for each others things, so everything is hit crisply. I really dug AJ just relentlessly tossing Sydal into the corner with a suplex, AJ's phenomenal forearm and AJ's counter to the shooting star press with knees looked like it could've caved Sydal's ribs in. Sydal also hits a nice springboard type code red which is something i've never seen before. I also dug how they didn't go into overkill territory kicking out of each others finishers for 2.99 and the timing felt just right. Really fun match.
  12. This was bonkers. Not the thigh slappy heavy stuff we usually see in the indies. These guys are legit beating the tar out of each other. Dickinson pulls out something I've never seen anyone pull off before -- he hoist Mack on his shoulders for a death valley driver and he tosses him to the turnbuckle and it's surprising Mack didn't suffer a broken neck. As if that wasn't enough, Dickinson hits a burning hammer on him afterwards. Dickinson is one of the craziest guys in wrestling. Unbelievable stuff.
  13. Not as good as the cage match that followed this, but still a brutal wild brawl. Low Ki is out in his Hitman gear managing Homicide and Joker. They start brawling and wrecking the ringside and knocking guardrails and throwing chairs at other while stiffing each other up with strikes. When it gets in the ring, it turns into a traditional tag match for a while with Da Hit Squad working from underneath which is an oddity and with Maff working as the FIP. During the beatdown on Maff, Joker busts Maff's eyebrow with face kicks. Once Mack gets the hot tag, this breaks down again and brutally beat each other up as you'd expect -- even the pin saves are brutal as they just run through each others with stiff tackles. The ref. throws out the match after Ki interferes and brutally elbows the ref. Kyle the Beast then runs out and makes the save. A perfect way to build up to the upcoming steel cage match. The post match antics with Homicide tearing up the ringside is fantastic.
  14. The JAPW Homicide and Teddy Hart continues... Not as great as the previous cage match between Homicide and B-Boy vs. Teddy and Jack Evans as it lacks the blood and intensity from that match, but this is still really fun. It's basically a handicap match for the early part of this before the lights go out and Samoa Joe comes out and cleans house. Joe and Hernandez brawl around ringside while Teddy and Homicide go at it in the ring. Joe returns to the ring and he sets Homicide up for the Hart Attack before he turns on Teddy and powerslams him. Homicide then buries Teddy with a brutal Cop Killa. Fun match.
  15. As every other Teddy Hart match, utter chaos. His pants seem like they were made out of an Ikea rug. There's a ton of wild crowd brawling here and it's not particularly great, but definitely entertaining. Teddy busts out a moonsault off a vending machine and he still has time to vend a bottle of water... Teddy also gets a gruesome gusher and eats a brainbuster on a standing chair on the outside. They brawl back to the ring and Teddy eats a nasty chair in the corner before they head back to the crowd and there's crazy visual where Teddy is literally looking straight into the camera with a bloody face before he busts out another moonsault off a table onto the commentators table and he tells the ref. he will kill him if he stops the match. They head back to the ring and it's pretty much a wrap at that point as Teddy eats a vicious super kick before hitting a nasty cradle DDT he calls Captain Crunch on Lethal. Fun stuff.
  16. This is very good, albeit nothing special with the invading indie superstar coming in to take on the local crowd favorite former champ. They built neatly and slowly towards the second half of the match and everything was executed crisply. It was neat seeing them keeping this simpler than a lot of the other ROH-style indie matches that falls into the 2.99 finisher kick out sequence.
  17. This is a 4 way TLC match for the JAPW tag titles. Teddy Hart's tag partner is Homicide who refuses to come in into a couple of minutes in the match when Teddy's getting beat up by everyone else in the match. Homicide cleans house before turning on Teddy and them punching each other in the mouth. This isn't the flippy spot fest that I expected, but more of a wild brawl with unprotected chair shots flying everything, unbreakable tables, Homicide forking Kashmere and nasty ladder spots. Some of the highlights include Teddy punching people in the mouth, Teddy unprofessionally suplexing Acid through a chair, Teddy powerbombing Jay through the remains of a table, Homicide missing a tope con hilo and going through a table, the SAT hitting an air raid cash on Mark off the ring apron through a table, Jay hitting a Jay Driller on Kashmere through a table and endless bumps off ladders. The Homicide vs. Teddy Hart feud was built through out the match too as they verbally attacked each other when given the chance to. The post match mess was fantastic -- Teddy sucker punches Homicide in the mouth and then goes nuts doing flips on him. Homicide then flips out and destroys the tag title with the ladder and ring post. Definitely not for everyone, but I definitely enjoyed this fiasco.
  18. Another chapter in the wild, hate filed Homicide and Teddy Hart feud. This is crazy as you'd think. I like Jack Evans and B-Boy, but what we want to see from this is the Homicide and Teddy Hart exchanges and luckily there's a lot of focus on these two. Teddy does a nutty moonsault off the top of the cage to the outside onto Homicide. Homicide also wrecks Teddy with an LP record and then forks him and he bleeds buckets. There's some other cool stuff, such as Jack getting hung upside down on the cage and then getting face lifted by B-Boy and a super cool visual of Teddy pouring blood while Homicide rams his faced against the cage with a close up from the ringside camera. Also, no one takes a Cop Killa like Jack. He takes it on his neck/head/face and it looks brutal every time. In the finishing stretch, the lights go out and Jim Neidhart comes out to a massive pop. Neidhart and Teddy hit the Hart Attack before Teddy hits his flippy finisher off the top. Fantastic match.
  19. These guys have had better matches with other before, but they have great chemistry together. A hot Philly ECW Arena crowd, Lethal as an upcoming baby face getting a shot against the vet who loves putting brutal beatings on his opponents makes this a really fun match.
  20. The Homicide vs. Teddy Hart feud continues to deliver entertainment. Teddy comes out with a wrapped up arm and Homicide viciously goes after it throwing him to the corner and Teddy has to leave due to it. so it turns into a handicap match. According to a Steen, he was talking with Homicide before the show and they were told Teddy couldn't do the match because he had suffered an arm injury and they saw him doing pull ups on a hoop. Classic Teddy. The match is a bit one sided, but it's a handicap match for the majority of it, so it makes sense. Steen gets a brutal beating at the hands of Da Strong Style Thugz as they isolate him, namely getting the skin of his face peeled off by B-Boy from a face kick. Steen finally makes the hot tag after an extensive beatdown and Generico makes a fire-y comeback, before he gets destroyed too and Ki unmasks him which gets him massive heat. However, Ki ups the heat by putting Generico's mask on. Near the end, Teddy makes a return and hits a DDT, before he gets dumped off the top rope and Steen gets wrecked again, namely getting dropped with a brutal backdrop and a nasty double stomp from Ki off the top. Great stuff.
  21. This is a no disqualification match for the JAPW light heavyweight title. Despite being a No DQ match, the majority of the action occurs in the ring and it's a fairly straight up match aside from 2 nutty chair assisted bumps which see Azrieal getting powerbombed onto a chair and Lethal getting brainbustered onto a sitting chair. Really fun Jr.'s match that never really drags and doesn't over stay it's welcome or head into the overkill territory a lot of these matches usually do.
  22. Not a MOTY candidate or anything by any chance, but it's the clash of Da Hit Squad -- i.e.; two big fat guys putting a wild beating on each other and dumping each other on their heads. Pretty fun match and well worth watching if you're a fan of these guys.
  23. These two have the never ending ongoing indy feud equivalent to that of Jim Cornette and Vince Russo's feud. This is the their first ever singles match and I've never seen it before despite being intrigued by it since they built their feud all over the indies namely being involved in a wild brawl at a CZW show some 14-15 years ago. It starts out a bit slow and the commentators mention Teddy injured his knee during a TNA TV taping, however that doesn't stop him from pulling out a top rope Asai moonsault on which he re-injures his knee and then it gets crazy. Homicide begins exploiting Teddy's bummed knee by constantly bashing it with wild chair shots and by doing a modified Bret Hart-esque corner figure 4. Homicide also puts a crazy beating on Teddy suplexing him into the guard rail and they brawl all over the arena and Homicide hits Teddy with a piledriver on the bleachers and he also tosses him from the bleachers. And of course, Teddy being Teddy, despite the bum knee he still hits some of his contrived offense before getting blasted by a huge lariat. Homicide continues with a post match beatdown that sees Jack Evans run out to save Teddy and he only ends up getting crushed with a running Cop Killa. Fantastic match.