January 29, 2012- El Segundo, California

BxB Hulk vs. Jimmy Susumu
They fight over a hammerlock to start. Susumu hits a shoulder tackle. Hulk misses a dropkick. Susumu hits a knee to the gut. Hulk sweeps the leg but a standing moonsault meets Susumu’s knees. He hits another knee to the gut for 2. He puts on a chinlock. Hulk gets to the ropes. He hits an axe kick. He hits another for 2. He hits a dropkick for 2. He hits a roundhouse kick. He puts on a half crab. Susumu gets to the ropes. He hits an exploder. Hulk hits an enziguiri. Susumu hits an exploder into the corner for 2. Hulk hits a backdrop. He absorbs a lariat and hits the Mouse. He sweeps the leg and hits a senton for 2. He hits the Complete Shot for 2. Susumu hits a super exploder for 2. Hulk hits an axe kick. He hits a springboard spin kick for 2. Susumu blocks the EVO but Hulk punts him. Hulk hits the EVO for 2. The crowd and Hulk both thought it was three, but it was just a really close. Hulk hits an axe kick. Susumu hits a lariat. He hits the Jumbo no Kachi for 2. He hits the Mugen for the win at 11:09. They didn’t try to steal the show, but the crowd was hot for both guys, keeping the energy of this little match high enough for ten minutes.
Rating: ***

Naruki Doi vs. Willie Mack
They fight on the mat to start. Doi gets a wristlock. Mack returns the favor. They trade armdrags. Doi hits a dropkick. He hits a neckbreaker. He hits a back elbow. He dropkicks the leg. He hits the Dai Bosou. Mack hit a lariat and a back elbow. He hits a legdrop for 2. He hits a Samoan drop and a standing moonsault for 2. Doi hits a dropkick and a senton. Mack hits an exploder for 2. He misses a Frog Splash. Doi hits the Doi 555 for 2. He hits the Bakatare Sliding Kick. Mack hits a spinebuster. He hits the MDX and a dropkick for 2. Doi hits a superplex. He hits the Bosou Elbow. He hits it again. He goes for a third and gets 2. Mack is obviously channeling the Ultimate Warrior. Mack hits the Chocolate Thunderbomb for the win at 12:18. That’s pretty much the bottom of the barrel for Doi, as he not only lost to a midcard novelty, but he got completely devalued by him.
Rating: **½

CIMA & Ricochet vs. Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime
The Rockness Monsters attack before the bell. They hit stereo suicide dive. Ricochet works Yuma’s arm. The Monsters double-team Ricochet. CIMA makes the tag and comes back. He gets Yuma’s headband and dominates. Goodtime hits Ricochet with a backbreaker and a swinging slam. He hits a kneedrop for 2. He hits a Manhattan drop. CIMA and Ricochet hit Yuma with a double dropkick. CIMA puts on a chinlock. He holds Yuma in a leglock. Goodtime dropkicks CIMA, hurting his own partner. Ricochet dumps Goodtime and pins Yuma for 2. He stretches Yuma across his back and slams him for 2. CIMA hits both opponents with the Sodomy Dropkick. He puts Yuma in a leglock. Ricochet dropkicks Goodtime off the apron and pins Yuma for 2. The Spiked Mohicans work Yuma’s hair. CIMA works the leg until Goodtime makes the save with a dropkick. A really realy awkward spot leads to Yuma hitting Ricochet with a DDT. The Monsters hit piggyback clotheslines, a really stupid move. What is slightly less stupid is the Monsters’ spear/crossbody attack, though the Mohicans had to stand around doing nothing for too long during the setup. Goodtime hits Ricochet with a Mushroom Stomp and CIMA with a dive. He hits a Frog Splash on Ricochet for 2. Ricochet hits an enziguiri. He hits the Ace Crusher. He hits a standing back flip senton for 2. CIMA hits Yuma with a double stomp and an elbowdrop. He hits another double stomp for 2. Yuma blocks the Perfect Driver and hits the Sex Factor for 2. The Monsters double-team CIMA for 2. Goodtime kicks Yuma by mistake. Ricochet hits a missile dropkick. He and CIMA hit Superdrols. Ricochet hits a standing SSP for 2. He and CIMA kick the crap out of Goodtime in the corner. CIMA hits the Perfect Driver and Ricochet hits the 630 Senton for 2 when Yuma makes the save. Ricochet hits Yuma with an enziguiri. He hits another up top. Goodtime hits a nutty reverse hurricanrana. CIMA hits a superkick. Goodtime saves Yuma from the Schwein and hits Ricochet with the DVD. He hits Ricochet with the Falcon Arrow. Goodtime drops Yuma onto Ricochet with an avalanche DVD and gets the win at 20:20. The Monsters’ fancier offense was too contrived. Down the stretch however, everyone’s timing got a lot better and the match benefitted from it. That finisher is cool, but the fact that Yuma doesn’t sell it AT ALL is an absolute travesty.
Rating: ***¼

Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Roderick Strong
They lock up to start. Mochizuki goes for a cheap kick so Strong chops him. Mochizuki hits chest kicks. Strong hits a bodyslam. He hits a vertical suplex for 2. He puts on a chinlock. Mochizuki gets to the ropes. He sweeps the leg and hits the apron kick. He hits a shinbreaker on the apron. He stays on the leg in the ring. He hits a shinbreaker and a leg kick. He puts on a leglock. Strong gets to the ropes. Mochizuki blocks an enziguiri and puts on a grapevined anklelock. Strong gets to the ropes. He tries to gain control with chops but it’s a no-go. An enziguiri gives him a little breathing room. Strong hits a back elbow for 2. He hits an overhead suplex. He hits a back suplex for 2. He hits a backbreaker for 2. He goes for the Stronghold but Mochizuki counters to the anklelock in a really cool spot. Mochizuki hits a chest kick. He hits another for 2. They trade big boots. Strong hits the Olympic Slam for 2. He hits the turnbuckle backbreaker for 2. Mochizuki kicks the crap out of Strong. Strong hits a kneelift and the double knee gutbuster. He hits the tiger driver for 2. Mochizuki hits a big boot. He hits the Ikkakugeri and a punt to the face. He hits a superplex for 2. He hits the Illusion. He hits the Shin Saikyou High Kick, an axe kick and the Sankakugeri for the win at 14:21. The leg work was completely ignored, but it’s always a lot of fun to watch Mochizuki beat the crap out of someone who is game to take it and fight back in kind.
Rating: ***½

Akira Tozawa, Kevin Steen & Super Dragon vs. Masato Yoshino, PAC & El Generico
All of the bad guys (who are over like crazy as babyfaces) are disrespectful to their tag team championship belts (Dragon and Steen are PWG champs, Tozawa is Twin Gate champ). Generico and Dragon start. Steen distracts Generico so Dragon can attack him from behind. The masked men trade elbows in an exchange that Dragon wins. Dragon puts on the Mark Nulty Special. Excalibur talks about CFNM pornography, which is too hilarious for words. Generico comes back with armdrags. Yoshino hits Steen with a supercharged head scissor takedown. PAC hits Tozawa with a shoulder tackle. He hits a springboard dropkick. Steen and Dragon joke that PAC might be letting himself go. Generico slams Tozawa for 1. Yoshino double stomps Tozawa’s arm. He works the arm. Dragon helps Tozawa get to the ropes. Tozawa dropkicks the leg and hits a running knee. He hits the double suicide dive and a somersault off the apron. Everyone brawls around the ring. Tozawa hits Yoshino with a bicycle kick. Generico dumps Dragon in to the crowd. He shrugs off Steen and hits Dragon with a swinging DDT off of the guardrail. Steen hits Generico with the apron powerbomb. Tozawa hits a senton for 2. He and Steen bite Generico. Dragon beats the crap out of Generico in the corner as Cabana sings the tune to Pizza Party on commentary, changing the words so that they’re Super Dragon-themed. Dragon hits a snap suplex for 2. Steen hits an elbowdrop. Dragon and Steen stand on Generico’s crotch in the Tree of Woe, and Tozawa hits a dropkick. Generico comes back with a swinging DDT to Dragon.

Yoshino tags in and hits Tozawa with the Sling Blade. He and PAC suplex Steen. PAC hits Steen with a plancha. Yoshino puts Tozawa in the Coumori. Tozawa hits a spin kick. PAC hits the Ace Crusher. He hits a corkscrew moonsault off of Yoshino’s back for 2. Steen hits a hanging DDT for 2. PAC blocks the Swanton Bomb. He blocks the Psycho Driver and Generico hits Dragon with the Half & Half for 2. Yoshino hits the shotgun senton for 2. Tozawa hits a side suplex. Dragon hits the Koppo Kick. Steen hits a cannonball. He and Tozawa hit a Doomsday Knee for 2. Geenrico hits Steen with a big boot. Dragon hits a Blue Thunder Superbomb for 2. Steen powerbomb PAC and Dragon hits a German suplex. Tozawa hits a German suplex as well for 2 when Yoshino makes the save. Dragon giving PAC the double deuce during that sequence was amazing. Yoshino saves PAC from the High Tension Suplex and hits the Ude Yoshino. Dragon hits a Tombstone Piledriver. Generico hits a turnbuckle exploder. Steen hits a superkick. PAC hits a German suplex. Dragon catches Generico with a lariat. Steen hits the Package Piledrver and Tozawa hits the running knee for 2. PAC hits Dragon with an enziguiri and reverse hurricanrana. He hits the reverse hurricanrana on Steen as well. Tozawa blocks it. PAC blocks a German suplex. Tozawa hits a bicycle kick. Yoshino hits the Torbellino. Generico hits an insane brainbuster. PAC hits the 360 Shooting Star Press for the win at 26:15. The heel team is fantastic. All three wrestle the way I assume the Joker would wrestle, in the spirit of total chaos. The last ten minutes was entirely insane, and that’s not even to say that the first fifteen were slow. This was just nutty as hell the entire way through, with incredible violence from the heels and the babyfaces sneaking in a victory to prove that arrogance shouldn’t win.
Rating: ****¼