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The Decade in Indie: Luke Gallows vs. Michael Dante (Pro Wrestling Showdown, April 15, 2012)

Michael Dante vs. Luke Gallows
Luke Gallows vs. Michael Dante (PWS 4/15/12)

Pro Wrestling Showdown 7

Watch: YouTube

P3 – Purmerend, Niederlande

Pre-Match ThoughtsYou gotta couple of thick brothers here. Luke Gallows during this era of his career is always going to be a favorite of mine. A big dude who throws leather and will take things all around to get an advantage. Never have been high on Dante but being a large individual never hurts yer standing if you decide to throw your weight around. Nothing worse than a light hoss. At that point you ain’t a hoss but a liar. This match took place at Pro Wrestling Showdown 7 in the Netherlands.

Match Thoughts: The first few minutes of this are tremendous. They come at each other quick, throwing their bodies into each other. Then they take things to the outside where the foundation of a lovely brawl is laid. Gallows tosses Danta into fellow humans with no desire to make sure they know what is coming their way. Things settle down once the competitors find themselves back in the ring. Despite not breaking any sort of new ground the hosses provide a sound structure with timely cutoffs and a headlock by someone who can actually work one, your man Gallows. Compact match just as I like. They don’t waste time and they don’t just go through the motions. Keep things simple stupid probably should be applied to indies more often. Gallows teases a Go2Sleep during the match for his main man CM “Phil Brooks” Punk. Love the wrestling sometimes.

SIDENOTE: The video I watched has the screen flicker throughout so if that may elicit seizures from you then you might need to pass.

Beating the 10-Count: Gallows came to brawl and Dante wants to hoss.



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