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PWG Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock N’ Roll) 3-18-2017 Review


  • March 18th, 2017
  • Pro Wrestling Guerilla
  • Rosada, CA


Brian Cage vs. Keith Lee vs. Sami Callihan. What a way to start the show. Callihan comes in and says PWG officials said he could do what he wanted and he made this a 3 way dance with himself included. Callihan really stood his ground against Cage and Lee who are both vastly larger than he is. What is more impressive is as usual Lee and Cage both show that they are much more agile and can do high flying moves that typical big men can’t do. This was a great kick off match and all 3 men came out looking strong.
OI4K (Dave Crist & Jake Crist) vs. The Chosen Bros (Jeff Cobb & Matthew Riddle).
This was a tag match that on paper may not look great but actually managed to come out well. With Chosen Bros being more on the mat submission wrestling or grapples and OI4K being the more faster paced high flying type these two for sure have different backgrounds. Shockingly though both sides showed that they could fair well with the others types. Riddle continues to show as well that has all the potential in the world to become one of the indie scenes biggest guys.
Lio Rush vs. Trevor Lee.
This match gave a good heel and face feel with Lee doing his heel role that has been going around with the indy scene with as of lately. Both men had their moments to shine but I felt that while Lee was selling everything well Rush would sometimes undersell moves that Lee did.
Dezmond Xavier vs. Shane Strickland.
Flips, flips, and more flips between these two. This match was pretty much a straight up spotfest but these are two wrestlers that know how to do that well. Xavier continues to show why he is becoming such a big name and Strickland as expected continues to impress more and more.
Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent) vs. The Leaders Of The New School (Marty Scurll & Zack Sabre Jr.)
For PWG to have a long lasting story isn’t normal but the story between Best Friends and Leaders Of The New School is turning out great. Scurll and Sabre know how to work the crowd great while Chucky T and Trent work their babyface side to a perfection here. This was a great back and forth bout with all 4 showing that they can go in any style of wrestling. The fact that these two teams are able to keep a story line during the match to keep you involved here is great and I can’t wait to see the next chapter in their feud.
The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (c) vs. Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs. Penta el 0M & Rey Fenix.
As expected match of the night. These are 3 teams who are at the top of the indy world right now. The match starts off fast and rarely slows down minus a few times towards the end. Even the comedy bit they do fairs well. Every member is given ample time to showcase himself as well as show the insane spots and tag spots they all pull together. This was one match that will have you on the edge of your seat in excitement to see what they can do next.
Overall this PWG was well above average from start to finish. Showcasing nothing but solid to excellent matches, this is one show all fans should check out.
Score : 8.5/10

PWG All Star Weekend 12 Night One (2016) Review


  • Pro Wrestling Gorilla All Star Weekend Night One
  • March 4th, 2016


“The Carolina Caveman” Trevor Lee vs. “The Kentucky Gentleman” Chuck Taylor – Good start to the card with both men playing to the energy of the crowd and moving through the crowd as well. Trevor Lee seems to have taken himself up as a good heel against the crowd here.


Chris Hero vs. Evil Uno – Not a bad match with Evil Uno taking the lead in the beginning. Turns into a typical Christ Hero match having a lot of stiff hard hits in it but still a good match.


Drew Galloway vs. Trent? – Overall a very solid match with both men coming out looking great. Galloway has really shined after leaving WWE and Trent? walks away from this with much respect from this solid match.


Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion Roderick Strong vs. Mark Andrews – Another solid match with more flips and spots then the previous match. It left the champ looking strong just had some sloppy moments to it.


Kyle O’Reilly vs. “The Villain” Marty Scurll – A great technical submissive match from these two. Great working between them both with moves and aiming towards specific limbs.


Adam Cole vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. – What another damn great match. Adam Cole does his heel role great working Sabre (for his match the second night) and does his USA role against the Candian Sabre Jr. Cole tries to weaken Sabre with Sabre ending up making him tap in front of his Cole’s friend (who Sabre was to face on Night Two).


Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Championship Title Match :
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson – Champions) vs. Ricochet & “Reborn” Matt Sydal (Challengers) –

What a great way to end the night. The Young Bucks pull their heel yet oddly loveable roles off perfect. With their amazing spots however when they do a low blow or something though it does bring it down. The match is full of great spots , reversals, and near falls. Both teams fully bring it and Sydel and Ricochet together work great.


Overall Night One of PWG All Star Weekend is great wrestling. From the spots to the more technical matches PWG continues to show why they are one of the top indy companies in the world.


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