I am a huge PWG mark, so I thought it would be fun to do this series, which is: I put a bunch of PWG DVD names into a randomizer and it picks one for me, and this time it happened to be Is Your Body Ready? Which, for many reasons, is not a bad thing, as you will find out momentarily. So let’s get into it!
A good opener. When Uma and Goodtime are heels, it is so much more entertaining, and they got their asses kicked early on with some stalling suplexes. A pretty fun bout with some awesome spots, like a failed WAZZZUP and some nasty German Suplexes from the F’N Machines. Elgin looked like a monster here, which is great. The Machines end up winning with a discuss lariat into an Elgin Bomb for the win. Really fun opener.
O’Reilly is my favorite wrestler currently in the whole world and I am pretty lukewarm on Richards, and this match was kind of a let down but it was still very good. I don’t know what I was looking for, but this was not as good as I wanted it to be or I had even remembered it to be. A lot of cool looking submissions and good strike exchanges but it felt lackluster, but the thing is, the match was still fairly good. O’Reilly, after hitting a brain buster and then getting Davey in a cross armbreaker, got the win. Solid match overall, on first watch back in 2013 I definitely liked this a lot more and had fonder memories of it.
F.I.S.T. vs. The Dojo Bros, love all the wrestlers in this match. This was a very fun match, Eddie and Roddy work very stiff and Chuck is very hilarious. Johnny is an all around wrestler. Some great spots, great pacing, makes this a very fun watch. A cool dive to the outside from Chuckie T that I loved happened. Johnny Gargano gets hit with a big back breaker from none other than the Messiah of Back Breakers Roddy, and ends up taking the pin.
Both are now in WWE and this match is a fucking hoot. If you don’t like Drake Younger matches, then you will hate this, but he can be good, and this was the case here. At one point, Steen hits one of the most nasty powerbombs onto the aprons ever, and I love it. Lots of awesome spots make this still fun to watch on second viewing, I would see this one if you could, whenever, a lot of fun! Drake ends up winning, which I thought was fitting for this match, Drake was so damn good during his PWG run.
Do you love spots and high flying and flips like I do? Then this match is right up your alley. Mental and bonkers. Del Sol is Kalisto from the WWE currently, and good lord, they have barely tapped into his potential. A crazy bulldog, flippy back rakes, SO MANY FLIPS. I LOVE IT! This was my type of match, I love spots and I love the Young Bucks. Springboards 450s and so much more. Nick hits a kick on the out side then they connect with the More Bang For Your Buck for the win. Please check this out if you like spotfests, I had so much fun watching this, and it is a match you can look back on and still have a lot of fun with it.
And the hoots keep coming. At the time this was Callihan’s last PWG match because he was going to WWE/NXT, but that did not work out that well. So this was a 60 minute Iron Man match for the PWG title. Cole gets 3 falls quickly by being Adam Cole which includes being a douche bag. But when Sami all of a sudden takes the lead, this match just gets even more out of control and it is amazing, still as good on a rewatch. A violent end to these guys’ huge awesome feud and it was fitting. Competitive, and tense, and most importantly, amazing, this was the best way to send a guy off yet make the champ look strong. Awesome spots, such as two straight jumping piledrivers and many others. Cole ends up getting a sunset pin for the last fall, winning 6-5 falls. Like I said, the hoots kept coming, and 3 straight ****+ matches is something awesome and I loved every second of the main card. This match seemed even better on my rewatch.
Overall, this was a great show, with 3 ****+ matches and all the undercard matches being *** or more. The tag match and the main event were just awesome matches that seemed even better on rewatch. A great show to start off this new series and I am excited to keep on going with it! For all your PWG reviews, you are already at the right place, Wrestling With Words.