Archive for the ‘2007’ Category

1. Ronin vs. Top Gun Talwar

For those who aren’t followers of PWG or are new to the product. These two have been present right from the get go of the So-Cal promotion. Top Gun is like a west coast version of Colt Cabana, only raunchier. He was quite serious in this match so it was interesting but the whole thing itself was very slow and didn’t have any emotion to it.
Grade: C-


2. Human Tornado vs. Tony Kozina

Human Tornado was one of the biggest babyfaces in PWG and now is slowly becoming one of the most despised individuals. He’s now a pimp and has his favorite doll, Candace LeRae who he loves to torture and give her monstrous beatings. Here he faces Davey Richard’s mentor and best friend, Tony Kozina. Honestly, this was not that impressive for what it could have been.
Grade: C


3. TJ Perkins & The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Scott Lost, Karl Anderson & Bino Gambino w/Jade Chung

This was pretty fun and enjoyable contest. The finishing spot was very good.
Grade: B-


4. Davey Richards vs. Fergal Devitt

If you are wondering, yes, it’s New Japan’s Prince Devitt. This was a very scientific wrestling contest but this was 2007 and both were  few years from becoming the best of the best so it’s not perfect.
Grade: C+


5. Street Fight
Scorpio Sky vs. Joey Ryan

Despite the title and stipulation, this was everything BUT a street fight which is highly disappointing. The wrestling was very off sync so I take it this was a double whammy day for both men.
Grade: C-


6. Austin Aries vs. Rocky Romero

If Aries wins, he takes Rocky’s spot in the BOLA tournament. This was back and forth right off the bat with a lot of stalemates.  Rocky is very underrated and usually doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Aries is always an asset for PWG.
Grade: B-


7. Bryan Danielson vs. Necro Butcher

Danielson was scheduled to challenge El Generico for the PWG World Title but there was a huge card change and Generico was moved to another match. He was pissed and declared an open challenge that was answered by the dangerous Necro Butcher. I believe this is their first ever encounter, I could be wrong though. Danielson got perhaps one of the worst beatings he’d ever taken in his career with the stiff punches from Necro. This was a battle for survival and both performed a hell of a match. Must See!
Grade: B


8. PWG World Tag Team Championship
PAC & Roderick Strong (c) vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico

Originally the Briscoes were gonna challenge for the titles but didn’t make the show and the card was severely changed and Steenerico had a shot at the titles. This was very special because PAC & Strong despite being champions are underdogs compared to Steenerico who have been teaming for a number of years now in various promotions and most notably in Ring of Honor. This was fast paced back and forth action that really set a tone for tag team wrestling in a way only that PWG can do. Must Watch!
Grade: A


9. PWG World Championship
El Generico (c) vs. Bryan Danielson

Immediately after the tag match, Danielson showed up to the ring and demanded his title shot since his match Butcher only made him hungrier. Generico complied and both do double duty in PWG’s fourth anniversary show. Both wrestled like they were fresh and their previous matches were just warm ups. Both are absolute naturals to the sport and are instant success wherever they go. They didn’t disappoint one bit despite already wrestling grueling matches earlier on. Great way to end the show with the scheduled title match.
Grade: A-


Final Thoughts:

The first half of the show was struggling to average at best; However, the second half was beyond perfection. This one is definitely up there as one of the PWG’s best shows of all time. I heavily recommend this show for both the price of purchase and the heavy quality of professional wrestling stuffed in the disc.

Verdict: 8.75/10

You can get this show and many other wrestling DVD’s at Highspots.