What’s going on readers, Chris GST here back with an exclusive DVD review of VWAA Best of 2011 DVD. I would like to say thank you to VWAA for providing this for us and that hopefully you readers are checking them at the following links:
We are back with part 2 and another set of matches. Just FYI this is not your typical blow for blow, move for move type of review. I’m just giving general thoughts and overall opinion of the matches and some that are so good I might not post the finish because they are can’t miss. Hope you leave some thoughts and check out VWAA on your spare time and if you live in the Oak Forest, IL area that you’ll check them out.
VWAA Curcuit Championship: Joe Firoz(C) vs Jordan Pryude
As I said the last time I am more aware of Pryde though Firoz I believe I saw on the iPPV of theirs that I covered. The one real downside is the shaky cam. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed this before and so it is really apparent there. Not sure why this is the case for this match and even some of the camera angles between the ropes are really shaky. Not something I want distracting me while I’m checking out this match. Firoz is built up by the commentary as the rookie and he’s got that Mikey Whipwreck feel to him with the crowd trying to show some love but overall he’s trying to do whatever he can to keep Pryde off his feet. The rookie gets the pin and retains his title after catching Jordan in a moment of pride, no put intended. I always enjoy a match that has the face catch the heel in a moment of weakness and capitalizes as it only can make the crowd appreciate the face more. Solid match though I wish the commentators had explained more what the belt was about.
Better Than The Best Semi-Finals: Titan vs Backwoods vs Jon E. Kash vs Titan
A multi man match and the semi finals to the annual tournament that VWAA puts on, actually coming this Saturday if any of you are reading this by April 7,2012 check out their Facebook for details. This as I’ve said before is right up my alley as I enjoy multi man matches when they are done well. Titan is always impressive as is Kash. Firoz from the last match is back so I figure he’s the youngin in this one while Backwoods I’m not too sure what he’ll do though no doubt he provides the mass of the match. All three contestants jump on Backwoods as he’s the biggest man in the match but then of courser Kash being the other subsequent heel is also teamed on within the first 2 minutes. Some flying from both Titan & Firoz brings the crowd to cheers and this match is off to a great start. A decent match and overall something fun for everyone in it. We get an attack on VWAA Champ Titan from some hooded men which does lead me to plug my review of their iPPV Num3ers Game 2.0 (which you can read here) where you’ll see where this angle culminated. Good stuff over all Kash gets the win but I would say this is worth checking out.
Better Than The Best 1st Round match: Isaias Velaquez vs Thomas Sinclair
Both men are technically sound with Isaias being more of the high flyer but this is a match that I was looking forward to when I saw it on the back cover. Both men are really laying in the heavy strikes so definitely a match that I think any fan would enjoy if you’re into a stronger style of match. A big curb stomp by Sinclair gets the crowd oohing though I would still say Super Dragon’s is still a tad harder, but only by a hair. Both of these men have some cleaning up to do but overall they are putting on an awesome match that I would say so far is the best of what I’ve watched tonight so far. Velazquez gets the win and moves on in the tournament.
VWAA Curcuit Championship: Joe Firoz (C) vs John E. Kash
Kash & Firoz obviously have a history even within this DVD and so these two guys are starting off fast and furious. Two good young prospects in VWAA much like the last match and they are showing the crowd what they can do. While not as crisp as the last two there is a lot of high flying here from Firoz as to be expected and you can see the welts on the backs of both men only 2 minutes in. Kash works over the back of the head as his finishing move does focus on that area of the body and it’s good to see small details like that noticed and mentioned by commentary. A fun and fast match though the ending of the match had a few misses here and there and while it ends on a count out it only furthers the feud so I can see the logic in it.
VWAA Curcuit Championship: Joe Firoz vs John E. Kash vs Isaias Velazquez
So we start again with 2 men we’ve seen multiple times on this DVD so far and Velazquez who impresses me every time out so this should be a fun three way. Kash tries to take on both men but he gets stifled and all three men are on their toes in this one. Springboard moves and hard strikes are pretty much all I can say about this match as I got so caught up in it that I just put my laptop to the side, brought out another brew and enjoyed this. The last 3 matches alone are worth the price of this DVD and this match alone caught my attention this evening. I really want to say that I have enjoyed this match enough that I won’t give away the ending, you’ll just have to see it for yourself.
Overall Thoughts As I said in part 1, there are 16 matches on this card and of the 5 matches I watched last time alone would be worth the $10 tag for this DVD but with these 5, it’s practically a steal. You can purchase this DVD over at http://www.vwaawrestling.com/merchandise.htm
Chris GST has been a wrestling fan since around 1991. He grew up enjoying most of the back stage politics as well as enjoyed all the aspects that it takes to create that perfect wrestling match. At the end of 2001 when the original ECW died it was then that Chris took an interest in indy promotions such as ECWA and others. Those made him appreciate companies like Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, PWG, JAPW and it has continued to this day. Follow him @
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