Saturday, January 21, 2006

Slam Bam – Episode 3 (DVD)

1. Tyson Dux and El Tornado vs. Hacker and Gutter – 5
2. Pierre Carl Oulette vs. Kevin Steen vs. El Generico – 6
3. D-Lo Brown vs. Sinn – 3
4. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Balls Mahoney – Falls Count Anywhere, No DQ Match – 3
5. AJ Styles vs. Red – 4

I got this DVD on sale as a birthday gift to fellow RTW wrestling writer Jessie. It featured talent and matches from a wide range of federations, and overall, wasn’t so bad. I had low expectations for the opening tag match, but it actually had the basics of a quality tag match, and was superior to most of the tag stuff I’ve seen by either W.W.E. or T.N.A. lately. The best match of the DVD featured Pierre Carl Oulette (or PCO, as dubbed by his rabid fans) in a three-way. You may remember Oulette from his W.W.F. stint, as one-half of the Quebecers, and later in a pirate gimmick. He looked very impressive, as did his opponents. Although, with a character like El Generico, nobody will ever take you too seriously. Sinn looked like shit, and he and D-Lo had a lousy match. The Balls versus Bam Bam hardcore fiasco was tame by E.C.W. comparison, and lacked effort or entertainment. Lastly, Styles and Red had a poor match. I like both these guys, but in this match, everything looked so damn choreographed and unreal. I’m talking more choreographed than Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I couldn’t get into it no matter how hard I tried.

No comments: