Now for the feedback I was planning on doing, before the craziness
(This is part 1)
first, the flashback, little corny, but I loved it!
Then we get brought in, good hype for the show, card is fucking stacked!
Gonna do something a bit different here that I wanted to do for a while and that's probably gonna piss someone off Entrance Music Review! (I'll even do my own)
That in mind, let's look at Pamich - coming out to Eminem's Run Rabbit Run... Not my favorite em song (Bad meets Evil) but a decent one, if a bit lacking in any sort of noticable beat to come out to, not sure how it fits the character, especially given the heavy profanity attached to a character that always speaks in a more... civilised manner. Overall, good song, just not sure it's the right song
Now for Draymen, Coming out to The Executioner's it's going down... I don't know a whole lot about Draymen's character, but I know that he dances his way out to the ring. bit of a thicker song, in terms of having more to it than a voice, and really comes off as entrance music, which is good. also good hook for the song "It's going down" is something that the fans (if they existed) could chant as he came out.
Onto the match
that was, what a 45 minute match? Nice back and forth, both guys come out looking strong, and it sets up the possibility of continuing the feud (y'know, unless you want to find someone new for those guys to deal with)
Break out the rulers, we got our-selves a manage-off! it's like a dick measuring contest, but with the added benefit of repeating the same info you read just before the match.... I liked this better than the way the announce team brought it in, and honestly would have been happy to see this replace that bit. It was well written, and funny, but I think it could have fit better sooner.
Odd to note that during the back and forth, one title match wasn't mentioned.... guess which one?
Anyway.... Matthew Black! (Damn we got a lot of Blacks here, Mr. Black, Matthew Black, Archer Black, We could totally have a stable, call it BlackOut!)
Interesting choice, having a song about crying over an ex as entrance music, but the song has a lot of energy, and noone pays attention to lyrics anyway.
Well, unless you use the lyric video for the song that is, then I end up reading it all. Either way, good song, though I get more of a face vibe than a heel vibe from it.
speaking of, "since his heel turn" really? not "Since he has become more violent" or something like that? well just kill my sense of disbelief why don't you :P ... I'm kidding here, but kinda not. The commentary team are the guys that are always without a shadow of a doubt, 120% kayfabe, it actually made me wince when I read that line, because it just sticks out like it doesn't fit.
"Wells has been relentless on the back of Black" try saying that 5 times in a row without taking a breath, bet afterwards you'll wonder why you do the things I tell you to. another great match, Wells comes out living up to his nickname, and newcomer Black shows he's not just here to clean the toilets!
On to Diamond's interview. I like Diamond as a character, he's really stepping up each week and I constantly see improvement from him. Like pointing out that Darius has been pinned, it adds legitimacy (as much as a heel ever gets) to his claims of being screwed.
"Downward spiral" heh, sometimes I wonder just how intentional these puns are, if that one was, it's brilliant!
I am never listening to Sugar and spices entrance music again,
(may watch the video on mute) still not sure that can count as a "song" but if anything is gonna help these girls get heat, it's that!
Ahh, Jeff Hardy... what can be said about his band that hasn't been said about Steven Seagalls band? Obviously it fits the gimmick Juno is trying to get over, so it works
good choice having Juno take the fight to them, only way she has a shot really.
Good match, a bit Cena-like in the way Juno can take a lickin and keep on kickin (yeah, that was intentional, I'm a sick, sick man) All the debate about whether or not a low blow works on a girl, tell you what, go pussy-punch your girlfriend, and report back here after you get out of prison. Of course it's gonna hurt like hell, male organs may be out, but I've spent enough time entertaining the ladies to know that they are just about as sensitive. I Honestly expected Juno to win this one, but no shame in losing 2 on 1... wonder what the loss will do to her mental state. would have liked to see more of a post-match ass-kicking, but given the rest of the PPV, I understand why it was cut short.
I like the vibe between Sag and Pisces, with her being on the verge of homicide pretty much all of the time, and him keeping her calm, no matter what it takes.
Never heard Abel's music before, but it's on my playlist now. Very loud and angry, just what a guy like Abel needs.
skipping Layman as he doesn't count
When did disturbed change their name? either way, great song, fits Darius really well.
2 vids per match is a new thing then? not that I mind, I just find the trend interesting. good match, though if you aren't reading closely, you'll miss Diamond's big moment
and Oscar the Grouch is born. not sure how he's gonna do a heel-turn with such an entertaining character, but I have no doubt that the man can pull it off.
Extremely lethal, worst thing I can come up with to complain about? it's bound report, not Bounded report. now don't you feel stupid! (What's that, you don't because 2 letters don't fucking matter? Damn) gonna have to settle for saying that after this promo, I am officially a fan
Not as big a fan of the song, it's a good song, I just can't see someone walking out to it as entrance music (not sure if it's the tempo, the synthesizer, or what)
The pardy Boyz music no longer exists, so no review for you!
this match I am going to say is probably my least favorite on the card, and it comes down to this "Carbon slowly climbs the cage and exits, winning this match" there is just no drama there, not even a chance that he was gonna be stopped. I had to read it twice just to see that little line where he won, and it made me a bit sad inside... That being said, still a really well written match, it just feels like the ending was done at 3am, you know?
Holy Jose, no wait, it's Benny Jose! this part made me laugh my ass off.. there are a lot of ways to handle a missing promo, this is mah favorite!
Geek Team, Geek song, seriously though, this is perfect for Kayfab, it really is. It's just over the top enough to fit them to a T
Awww, no homeboys? however will I hide my disappointment?
ICONOGRAPHY!!!!!! I've seen a bit of them in JBW, (Well I jobbed to them... Kidding!) and they will do very well in IWA, especially given the heel-heavy tag scene here. Song-wise? I can't bring myself to say anything bad about P.O.D. so lets leave it at that. nice short promo to let IWA know why they should give a shit about ICON, and right to the action
Kayfab had to continue here, though it's sad to see ICON out so soon, I have no doubt we'll see more of them in IWA
sick Puppies!!!! Actually pretty sure that this song was on either WWE 12 or 13, but either way, good entrance music.. gonna break from what I have been saying here though, I would actually like to see them come out to something a bit slower. I always see DG as these couple of straight-out beasts, with Schweizner lookin like the Sinister Minister. (Maybe more Truth comission) I love that they are the Tweener team, it fits perfectly with their promo style of being serious assholes that make too much sense.
would have liked to see more action between Kayfab and DG, but what was there was great!
Here's the one that may piss off someone. I can't for the life of me figure out why Carlos Alberto Ramon, a character that is trying to show that he's different from Razor, still comes out to his music. Please, pick something else, anything else.
Win via knockout, that is something you don't see often, good choice there.
Rock cover of a rap song? This I can get behind, awesome entrance theme there Dave!
I have got to find a version of 3s and 7s that starts with the actual song. Well, either that or find a song that fits TVK's gimmick in more than just title (3s and 7s = a really shitty poker hand)I love the song, I think it makes great entrance music, it doesn't even fit TVK's style a little bit though.
won't say much here other than this is gonna be a fun feud, and I wrote this bit thinking it was leading into a match, so if it comes off weird that's my fault.
You know, I never actually listened to Kaige's music before now, so I always assumed that it was Dennis leary's song, I find myself kind of dissapointed to find out it isnt...
Good music, and doesn't sound a bit like Chyna's which is awesome! I can totally see Athena stalking down the ring to this, just looking ready to tear someone's arm off.
Can't argue with Dre... or he'll kill you and stuff your punk ass in one of those sweater-vests he used to wear.
Not gonna lie, I went into this hoping that the video would be something other than Jericho/Chyna but I can see where there aren't a whole hell of a lot of other options. All in all, great match, good to see Kaige sticking to the job, not being the least bit intimidated.
Well done by Kyojin here, I always love the amount of crowd interaction in Kyo's promo work.
great song for Ace Note, especially love that it starts with the line "I've been cursed"
FUCKING MAIDEN!!!!!!! Sorry, still a bit of a metalhead :P
Hawk is an awesome champ, and I never want to see him lose the belt, on the other hand, Ace Note fucking rocks, and needs a belt sooner than later, you know?
That Archer Black promo seriously gave me a bit of goosebumps, well fucking done!