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BG Says: PWG The Musical

December 14, 2005 | Posted by Brad Garoon
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BG Says: PWG The Musical  

The Musical

Time for trial DVD 2 of 4 for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. This DVD was the talk of the town when it was released, and PWG actually sold all of their copies of it. Highspots however did not, so you can pick it up there. Let’s get right down to it.

April 17, 2004 – Santa Ana, California

Your hosts are Excalibur and Disco Machine. Once again, you have to switch the audio track on your DVD player to hear it.

Chris Bosh, Quicksilver and Scorpio Sky accompany their heel stable mates Talwar and Mercury to the ring for their match. Bosh says some mean things to the crowd. Sky talks about his match with Super Dragon from the last show and the frightening finish to it. He says he now respects Dragon, and his buddies have a problem with that and tell him he has to wrestle KANE! Okay, I guess Talwar was just kidding, but he does convince Sky to keep hating Super Dragon.

Topgun TalwarCharles Mercury VS. Human TornadoSupa Badd
Topgun Talwar & Charles Mercury VS. Human Tornado & Supa Badd
Talwar and Tornado start. Tornado grabs a headlock but Talwar fights out. Tornado hits a leg lariat and pimp slaps Talwar. He hits a dropkick and tags to Badd. Badd hits a bodyslam and tags to Tornado. They hit a double suplex for 2. Talwar grabs a wristlock but Tornado uses his dance moves to escape. Talwar hits a clothesline and tags to Mercury. Mercury hits an elbow drop for 2. He hits a series of knees to the back and puts on a chinlock. Talwar tags in and hits a shoulder block for 2. He hits a bodyslam and an elbow drop for 2. Mercury tags in and knocks Badd off the apron. The heels choke Tornado in the corner and Mercury hits a bodyslam. He goes to the second rope and hits an elbow drop for 2. He puts on an armbar but Tornado makes it to the ropes. He hits an armbreaker and tags to Talwar. Talwar hits a pair of clotheslines in the corner and bites Tornado’s arm. Mercury tags in and hits a clothesline in the corner. He misses a running knee and Tornado gets a low blow into a Sliced Bread backbreaker. Talwar and Badd tag in and Badd cleans house. He atomic drops everyone and hits a double noggin knocker. He hits a chokeslam on Mercury for 2 when Talwar saves. Talwar hits Badd with a chokeslam and tosses him to the floor. Mercury puts a cloverleaf on Tornado and Talwar hits him with a legdrop from the second rope. Mercury rolls him up for the win at 9:48. Decent opener, but the camera work makes it really hard to focus on the match.
Rating: **

Apollo Kahn VS. Ricky Reyes
Apollo Kahn VS. Ricky Reyes
Kahn is a Butch Reed wannabe from Pro Wrestling Iron. Reyes takes him to the mat with a leglock to start. They work the mat and Kahn comes up with a hammerlock. They trade forearms and fall to their knees. Reyes gets a headlock takedown but Kahn fights out. Reyes takes him down with a shoulder block and hits another when Kahn goes for a leapfrog. He puts on a leglock and keeps it on for a while. Kahn makes it to the ropes. Reyes hits a vertical suplex and goes back to work on the leg. He hits a clothesline and sits on Kahn’s leg. He hits a forearm for 2. He dropkicks the knee but Kahn comes back with a springboard spear. Ugh. Kahn hits a series of armdrags and a dropkick for 2. He hits a snap suplex and rolls through for two more and gets 2. Reyes gets a single leg takedown and puts on a half crab. Kahn makes it to the ropes. He comes back with a pair of northern lights suplexes for two. C’mon man! What’s with the bridging? Reyes blocks a bodyslam but gets forearmed down. Reyes hits a big DDT and Kahn no-sells it. Reyes catches him with a leglock and Kahn taps at 9:37. Pretty entertaining match, but Kahn’s shitty selling tainted it for me.
Rating: **1/4

Scorpio Sky VS. Disco Machine
Scorpio Sky VS. Disco Machine
Sky couldn’t beat Super Dragon last night, so lets see if he can beat Dragon’s fellow PWG owner Disco Machine. Sky takes Machine to the mat to start. He puts on a leglock but Disco kicks away. Sky puts on a hammerlock but Disco comes back with a headlock. Sky blocks the Chokebreaker and hits a monkey flip for 2. They trade 1 counts and Sky gets a hurricanrana sending Disco to the floor. He follows him out and hits him with a mini disco ball. Back in the ring Sky gets 2. He hits a knee to the gut for 2. He puts on a surfboard stretch but Disco comes back with a front facelock. Sky puts on a half crab but Disco makes it to the ropes. Sky puts on a full nelson leglock but Disco rolls back and gets 2. Sky forearms his face many times for 2. Disco gets a sunset flip for 2. Sky comes back with a clothesline for 2. Disco hits a fisherman’s suplex for 2. He hits a pair of kicks to the face and Sky bails. Disco follows him out and comes off the apron with a somersault dive. He grabs a banana and hits Sky with it. Back in the ring he hits a senton for 2. Sky blocks the straight jacket piledriver and hits a backbreaker. He puts on a triangle choke and Disco taps at 8:04. Really solid match as they fit in a lot for the time they were given.
Rating: **3/4

After the match Scorpio Sky’s team of evil doers all attack Disco Machine. Sky tries to show Disco some respect and Bosh turns on him. Mercury and Talwar join in the beat down as Quicksilver tries to pull them off. Looks like the tag team champions Bosh and Quicksilver are on opposite sides of this conflict. Quicksilver can’t win as Sky seemingly doesn’t want anything to do with him after the heels leave the ring.

The Thomasellis VS. The X-Foundation
The Thomasellis VS. The X-Foundation
Joey Ryan and Vito start. Vito gets an armbar but Ryan reverses to his own. Vito comes back with a legvice but Ryan reverses that and they work the mat. Vito gets a headlock but Ryan escapes and tags to Billy Kim. Brandon tags in for Vito. Kim grabs a headlock and gets a roll up for 1. He hits a back bodydrop for 2. Ryan tags back in and hits a dropkick for 2. Scott Lost tags in and hits a leg lariat for 2. Kim tags in and hits a European uppercut and a dropkick for 2. Lost tags in and hits a dropkick but Brandon comes back with a chinbreaker. He tags to Sal who gets hit by a forearm from Lost. He comes back with a stun gun and a dropkick for 2. He hits a back suplex and tags to Vito. Vito comes off the top rope with a legdrop for 2. He hits a high knee and tags to Brandon. Brandon hits a bodyslam and a standing shooting star press for 2. Sal tags in and hits a headbutt and a side Russian legsweep. He hits a legdrop and a pair of elbowdrops for 2. Vito tags in and hits a leg lariat for 2. Sal tags in but Lost catches him with a DDT. Vito and Ryan tag in and Ryan cleans house. He hits bodyslams on Brandon and Sal but Vito catches him and beats him down. Kim runs in and hits a shoulder breaker on Vito allowing Ryan to get 2. The Thomasellis dropkick the X-Foundation, getting 2 for Vito. Lost hits Sal with a spear. The X-Foundation triple-team Vito for 2. Everyone fights to the floor. Lost and Vito end up in the ring where Lost hits a spear in the corner. Vito dumps Lost to the floor. Ryan runs in and gets dropped on his butt. The Thomasellis come off the top rope with a three post massacre for 2. Ryan and Lost try to go for their finisher but Lost gets distracted and dives onto other Thomasellis on the floor. Vito takes the opportunity to hit Ryan with a Demon Driver for the win at 12:31. That was a really fun and action packed match. It also kept the Lost/Ryan miscommunication story line going well.
Rating: ***1/4

After the match Lost tries to explain by saying that Kim needed his help, but Ryan doesn’t think that’s good enough. He says friends first, then the win, but Ryan is still pissed. Kim keeps the peace as the crowd chants bros before hoes. That’s not exactly fitting, but we get the point.

Christopher Daniels VS. B-Boy
Christopher Daniels VS. B-Boy
They lock up to start. Neither man can get the power advantage so they stare each other down. The crowd is solidly behind Daniels. Daniels grabs a headlock but B-Boy reverses to a hammerlock. Daniels gets a shoulder block for 1. He goes back to the headlock but B-Boy rolls him over for 1. Daniels gets another headlock takedown but B-Boy powers out. Daniels hits a backbreaker and a back suplex for 2. He hits a seated blockbuster for 2. B-Boy comes back with a spinebuster and a running forearm sending Daniels to the floor. He follows him out with a plancha. Back in the ring B-Boy hits a snap mare and s stiff kick to the back for 2. He puts on a chinlock but Daniels fights out and hits a flatliner. B-Boy hits a vertical suplex and a kneedrop for 2. He hits an enziguiri-like kick to the arm and puts on a chicken wing submission. Daniels makes it to the ropes. He puts on the Anaconda Vice but Daniels fights out. B-Boy puts on a crossface but Daniels makes it to the ropes. B-Boy hits a standing legdrop for 2. Daniels comes back with an STO and both men are down. He hits a back bodydrop and a clothesline. He hits an enziguiri and calls for the finish. He hits a blue thunder bomb for 2. B-Boy hits a German suplex for 2. He hits a blockbuster for 2. He goes for another but Daniels catches him and hits a Samoan drop. He hits the triple jump moonsault for 2. Both men clothesline the other and the referee starts the count. Daniels gets up at 7 and they slug it out. Daniels gets a backslide for 2. B-Boy gets la magistral for 2. Daniels gets a roll up for 2. B-Boy hits a northern lights suplex and rolls through into a brainbuster for 2. He puts the crossface back on and turns it into the Rings of Saturn. Daniels makes it to the ropes. Daniels gets a roll up for 2 and then hits the Last Rights for the win at 16:02. Solid match, although a little disappointing as B-Boy didn’t seem all that fired up for it.
Rating:**3/4

Hardkore Kidd and El Jefe get in the ring and Kidd wants to pass a cuss jar around the room to make all the foul mouth fans afraid to swear. He calls out Messiah but its Teddy Hart who answers. Hart cuts one of his ridiculous promos and warns that he’s bringing a clique of people to PWG soon. He says he risks his life and breaks his neck more than any other wrestler on Earth for the fans, so of course he doesn’t wrestle. He buries Hardkore Kidd after Kidd talked about how low class that it was, and then brings out Lit and Deranged to wrestle him. I’m so glad this guy isn’t around anymore.

LitDeranged VS. Hardkore Kidd
Lit & Deranged VS. Hardkore Kidd
Just pretend that there’s a picture of Lit there, okay? He starts the match for his team. Kidd overpowers Lit while Excalibur quotes Aqua Teen Hunger Force in the process of making fun of Teddy’s team. Brilliant. Deranged comes in and gets overpowered. Kidd overpowers both opponents simultaneously and they bail. Excalibur apologizes to Hardkore Kidd for booking him in this match and then exposes Hart for the vagina that he is. Kidd dumps Lit to the floor. Deranged comes in and poses so Kidd intimidates him to the mat. He throws him into the turnbuckle but gets hit with a hurricanrana. Deranged hits a series of armdrags and Kidd bails. Lit follows him out with a dive. Deranged launches himself out with a dangerous springboard moonsault. Kidd hits them with a double noggin knocker and rolls them back into the ring. Teddy’s boys hit Kidd with a double drop toehold and hit the ugliest double-team move in the corner. They go for it again but Kidd catches Deranged and supine busters him onto Lit. Hart distracts Kidd allowing Deranged and Lit to low blow him. Hart slips when getting off the apron and takes the referee down with him. He immediately gets up and comes off the top rope with a DDT to Kidd. He goes back to the top rope and hits the Spiral Tap. He puts Deranged and Lit on top of him but the referee is down. El Jefe stupidly wakes the referee up and the commentators call him on it. The heels go to the top rope but Kidd cuts them off and pulls them down with a double stunner. He hits Deranged with an Alabama slam. He hits a CRAZY one on Lit for the win at 7:14. Simply awful match made watchable by the hilarious commentary. This match could not have been more of a mess, but the commentators called it as it was and pulled no punches. It also gets points for Kidd killing his opponents at the end there. Teddy does useless backflips after the match and the commentators ask him to never return.
Rating: 1/4*

Chris BoshQuicksilver VS. Super DragonExcalibur
Chris Bosh & Quicksilver ©) VS. Super Dragon & Excalibur [PWG Tag Team Championship Match]
Bosh and Quicksilver beat the X-Foundation for the titles at the last show. Quicksilver and Super Dragon start. Dragon beats on Quicksilver but Quicksilver blocks a powerbomb. Dragon puts on a leglock and turns it into an STF. Quicksilver makes it to the ropes. Dragon puts on a toehold and Slaps Quicksilver’s back. He goes for the Curb Stomp but Quicksilver reverses it to a headlock. Dragon comes back with a bow and arrow lock but Quicksilver makes it to the ropes. Bosh and Excalibur tag in for their partners. They knuckle up and Bosh gets a snap northern lights suplex into an armbar. Excalibur bites Bosh’s fingers to escape but gets caught in a chinlock. Excalibur hits a dropkick and Bosh tags to Quicksilver. Excalibur this a backbreaker and Dragon tags in and hits a double stomp for 2. Dragon hits the Curb Stomp, which makes me cringe every time. He hits it again and gets 2. Excalibur tags in and hits a vertical suplex. He puts on a surfboard stretch and turns it into a camel clutch. Dragon comes in and ax kicks Quicksilver out of it. Excalibur goes back to the surfboard stretch and hits a kneedrop for 2. Dragon tags in and hits a back suplex for 2. He puts on the full nelson leglock but Quicksilver leans back and gets 2. Dragon keeps it on but Quicksilver makes it to the ropes. Excalibur tags in and hits a stiff kick to the back for 2. He puts on a chinlock and gets 2. Dragon tags in and hits a snap suplex for 2. He hits a kneedrop and an elbow drop for 2. Excalibur tags in and Quicksilver hits him with a modified Ace Crusher and tags to Bosh. Bosh slingshots Excalibur into a Quicksilver leg lariat and gets 2. He distracts the referee and Quicksilver comes in with a double stomp. He tags in legally and gets a sunset flip for 2. He hits a suplex for 2 and puts on a sleeper hold. Excalibur fights out and hits an enziguiri before tagging to Dragon. Dragon cleans house on his opponents but gets caught with a Hart Attack and Quicksilver gets 2. Quicksilver hits the Cradle Shock for 2 as Excalibur informs me that the tag team titles have never been successfully defended in PWG. Bosh tags in and hits a series of double stomps. He hits a clothesline into a backbreaker and tags to Quicksilver. He knocks Excalibur off the apron and hits a moonsault for 2. Bosh tags in and chops and bites Dragon in the corner. He misses a crossbody and both men are down. Dragon hits a tiger suplex for 2. Excalibur tags in and hits a German suplex for 2. He hits a brainbuster for 2. He hits a bodyslam and climbs to the top turnbuckle. He hits a flying elbow and Dragon rushes off the top rope with a senton. It gets 2 for Excalibur. Dragon tags in and beats on Bosh in the corner. He hits a running forearm and hits a double stomp to the head from the top rope for 2 when Quicksilver saves. Excalibur pulls Quicksilver to the floor and then makes the tag. Bosh hits a backbreaker both men make tags. Dragon hits a DDT and puts on a double underhook submission. Quicksilver makes it to the ropes. Dragon hits a butterfly suplex and keeps the hold on. He sets Quicksilver on the top rope and hits a butterfly superplex for 2 when Bosh leaps out of his tights to make the save. Excalibur tags in but Bosh hits him with a pumphandle suplex. Dragon nails Bosh with a leg lariat. Quicksilver hits Dragon with a piledriver and everyone is down. Excalibur hits a chinbreaker and a clothesline on Quicksilver. Dragon hits him with a clothesline and Excalibur hits Bosh with the tiger driver ’98. Dragon hits a moonsault double stomp and the Psycho Driver on Quicksilver for the win and the titles at 21:59. That was an insane and super fun match. I expected nothing going in and very much enjoyed every minute of it.
Rating: ***3/4

American Dragon VS. Samoa Joe
American Dragon VS. Samoa Joe
These two had a falling out when They teamed up to face the Ballards at the last show and Joe got them disqualified. They knuckle up and Dragon gets a wristlock. Joe rolls out of the hold. Dragon complains that the show is called The Musical so Joe and Dragon dance around as Joe plays a Shark to Danielson’s Jet. Joe hits a shoulder block as the commentators talk about the proper structure of a good joke. Dragon puts on a cravat but Joe reverses to a wristlock. Dragon goes to the apron to escape and ties Joe’s arm up in the rope and hits a dropkick. He puts on a crossface and gets a roll up for 2. Joe puts on a half crab but Danielson makes it to the ropes. They trade very hard chops and Joe headbutts Dragon down. He puts on a seated abdominal stretch Dragon comes back with a Japanese stranglehold and drives his knee into Joe’s back. He leans back but Joe rolls to the ropes. Dragon goes back to the cravat but Joe hits a back suplex to escape. They lock up and Joe works Dragon over in the corner. Dragon returns the favor and hits a dropkick. He hits another and Joe falls to the floor. Dragon follows him out with a baseball slide and a springboard somersault dive. Dragon gets into the ring and tries to suplex Joe inside but Joe reverses and suplexes Dragon to the floor. Sick. Joe beats on Dragon on the floor and hits a stadium seating ole kick. They trade chops but Dragon can’t stay on his feet. Back in the ring Joe hits the Big Joe Combo for 2. Joe beats on Dragon in the corner and washes his face. He keeps beating on the resilient Dragon who keeps asking for more. He knocks Dragon down with a chop but Dragon gets to his feet at 7. Joe hits a legsweep for 2. He hits a backbreaker and puts on a Boston crab. Dragon pulls Joe’s leg out so Joe puts on the Samoan crab. Dragon makes it to the ropes. He hits a bodyslam and a kneedrop. He climbs the ropes but Dragon cuts him off and hits a superplex. Damn. It gets 2. He puts on a modified legvice that apparently defeated Brad Bradley but Joe makes it to the ropes. Joe comes back with a powerslam for 2 and goes right into the cross armbreaker. Dragon makes it to the ropes. Joe headbutts the back and hits a spinebuster for 2. Dragon comes off the second rope with a European uppercut for 2. He hits a neck wrench suplex and climbs to the top rope. He hits the diving headbutt, despite Excalibur stating otherwise. They trade slaps and Joe takes advantage. Dragon goes for an abdominal stretch but Joe spins around and both men fall to the floor. Joe obliterates Dragon with kicks but Dragon recovers and rams Joe into the first row. He hits an ole dropkick on Joe and goes for a suplex but Joe blocks and hits one of his own. Joe goes to the apron and misses a Cactus elbow. Dragon works over the leg and rolls Joe back into the ring. He puts on a half crab but Joe makes it to the ropes. Dragon puts on a leglock but Joe fights out. Joe hits the STJoe but Dragon rolls through a crossface attempt into the Cow Killer. Joe gets out but Dragon hits him with a roaring forearm for 2. Joe hits a brutal clothesline and puts on a liontamer but Dragon makes it to the ropes. Joe puts on the Samoan crab but Dragon gets to the ropes. Joe puts on the choke but the 30 minute time limit expires before Joe can get a win. Dragon made it to the ropes anyway, so its kind of moot. Great match that they would actually top later in the year in ROH.
Rating: ****

The crowd asks for five more minutes but Ricky Reyes runs in and he and Joe beat Dragon down. Dragon gets on the microphone and talks them down after they leave. He challenges both of them to one-on-one matches when he gets back from Japan. And just to add just out of spite he mentions that he’s a far superior dancer to Samoa Joe.

Highlight the banana on the last page of the Match Select section reveal this bit of tomfoolery
Adam Pearce in Vegas! Pearce is suspended so he took a vacation to Las Vegas. Colt Cabana, Babi Slymm and Frankie Kazarian are also suspended because the brawl they were all involved in on the last show ended up injuring Commissioner Paul T. Pearce is going to take us on a tour of the city. He hassles some shy tourists accosts a stripper. The next day he burns a mime and befriends a bum. He’s going to train in Vegas for his upcoming confrontation with Slymm and Kazarian. Back at his hotel he gets ready to show us his training, banging two nasty hookers. Slymm busts into his room and hiptosses him onto a bed. Pearce runs out but gets cut off at the elevator by Kazarian. They chase him down the hall but stop at Pearce’s room to play with his hookers. Great stuff here.

The Reference
Do you really need help with this one? Dragon and Joe will give you all the help you need.

The 411BG Says

Everything from the six-man tag on was good-great, with the exception of the handicap match that was worthwhile due to the commentary. A huge improvement over the last show, and if they keep this up then they'll have me hooked. You can pick up this DVD at Highspots.com. Join me when I return for part 3 of 4 with 44 Ways to Kill you with a Pimento.

 
Final Score:  8.0   [ Very Good ]  legend

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