The following are results from the Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) internet pay-per-view event from Reverse, MA. on Friday, November 11, 2011. The report comes courtesy of James Brown and F4WOnline.com.
Show opened with The Scene (Scott Reed and Caleb Konley) showing off how the show can be watched on their iPhone’s. Larry Dallas got on the apron to witness this amazing technological advancement for WWN first hand. D.U.F. (Arik Cannon and Pinkie Sanchez) hit the ring and The Scene to start the show. Sami Callihan is ringside with his crew. Awesome spot where Arik was tossed a can of PBR by a fan while setting up a submission. The match broke down like any other tag team match, with Cannon hitting a brain buster for the win.
Sami got a mic and called out Jon Davis to move things along.
Jon Davis proceeded to beat Sami Callihan in a brutal, hard hitting match. Davis looked awesome, destroying Sami with kicks inside the ring and out. His power slam variations were innovative and fresh. Finish came when Davis hit a spinning Liger Bomb variation.
D.U.F. attacked Davis for a 3 on 1 beat down. Davis was subjected to three guardrails slammed on top of him before the locker room made the save. Sami proceeded to rip a fans ringside Sabu poster that was signed. Cannon walked by and said that was a dick move before D.U.F. joined Lenny Leonard at the commentary booth.
Next, Akira Tozawa defeated Masato Yoshino with a delayed bridging German suplex. Tozawa is so great in everything he does: work rate, playing to the crowd, his reactions, tremendous wrestler. I thought this was the best match of the night, from 2 DG originals.
CIMA and Brodie Lee defeated Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano. This did not start off too good, but got better as the match went on. Kids were heckling the shit out of Brodie from the stage area and showed no fear every time Brodie approached them. I don’t know if it’s the state of wrestling in 2011, or the fact that kids suck in 2011. Probably both. The climax got really good from both teams with the finish seeing Brodie Lee hitting a sits down power bomb, with CIMA come off the top hitting a double stomp for the win.
There was a brief intermission at this point. Sabu was signing and taking pictures via Larry Dallas. Dallas had some awesome lines in trying to sell Sabu: “the man has more scars on his body then the amount of women you slept with.”
Back from intermission, BJ Whitmer made a surprise appearance and squashed a local, Vinnie Marsceglia. BJ looked really good in the ring, looks in great shape, and hopefully is kept fresh. BJ won via submission. After, he called out Brodie Lee and a brawl ensued thru the crowd and into the locker room.
Ricochet outlasted Sabu, PAC, A.R. Fox, Uhaa Nation and Black Swann to win FRAY! Really fun FRAY that opened my eyes to new talent I’ve never seen before (Nation & Fox), as well as the legend Sabu, and international sensation PAC. Speaking of which, PAC’s physique is insane and looks ridiculous! I don’t want to speculate, but I’ll speculate 🙂 The man looks like he ate a carton of steroids. Swann and PAC started off, with Ricochet coming in 3rd via Rumble style entrances. A.R. Fox was 4th and blew me away with how fluid he moves. Swann was eliminated via PAC and a 450. Uhaa enters 5th and holy shit was he awesome. Big guy moving like he is a cruiser weight. Drop kick, standing shooting star, and a plancha to the floor to wipe everyone out. Not to mention the power moves he was killing Fox with. Crowd loved this man. Sabu finally came to FRAY and hit his own Air Sabu. The Scene attacked Uhaa somewhere in the middle of this madness, and we never saw the Nation of domination again. A.R.was back moving like a cat and hit a nice Fox splash, before being taken out by PAC. PAC then got rolled up and eliminated immediately by Ricochet. Sabu then hit all his classic moves on Ricochet, which was amazing for his age and the abuse he’s put himself through for years. No botched spots either. Ricochet finished Sabu with a great 630 to win FRAY!
Tozawa and Swann are back out while the ropes were being removed for the main event. They challenged each other to a sing off to crown the first DGUSA X Factor champion. Tozawa went Susan Boyle, as Swann went free style. Swann is your new champion! Tozawa left Swann laying with a bicycle kick.
And in the main event, YAMATO defeated BxB HULK to win the first no ropes, no dq match in DGUSA history! Good blend of brawling with solid in ring work. It was different, but not a match I would ever bring back. I miss the old BxB HULK. YAMATO climbed and successfully hit a move off the ring post which was great.
YAMATO thanked the crowd and said they’d be back to Boston (i.e. Revere). I hope that is the case because it was a great show and the venue was awesome! Crowd was solid, seats looked full, I’d estimate at 400-450.
I cannot justify how great and convenient the venue was.