DGUSA: Fearless

Chicago, IL – 1.23.2010

Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. CIMA & Super Crazy

Quack and Crazy wrench on each other’s arms. Quack single legs Crazy into a crab. Quack rolls into a cross-legged submission. Quack forces Crazy into a drop toe hold and Jigsaw leg drops Crazy on the back of his head. CIMA tags in and gets in Quack’s face on the apron. Jigsaw rolls up CIMA for two. CIMA locks to work on Jigsaw’s ankle, but Jigsaw turns CIMA over and stretches out his arms. CIMA grabs a half-nelson while rubbing his elbow on Jigsaw’s head. CIMA and Jigsaw trade kicks. CIMA kicks Jigsaw in the hamstring. CIMA knocks Jigsaw down and kicks him in the chest. CIMA knocks Quack to the floor. CIMA goes over Jigsaw. Quack forearms CIMA in the neck, and double teams CIMA with Jigsaw. Quack applies a submission to CIMA, but Crazy comes in and forearms Quack to break it. Crazy sunset flips Quack, and Jigsaw comes off the top with a crossbody. Jigsaw sends Crazy to the floor with a rana and Quack gives CIMA a quebradora. Jigsaw follows with a legdrop. CIMA doublestomps Jigsaw on his shoulder blades to turn the tide in his and Crazy’s favor. Crazy and CIMA beat on Jigsaw for a bit, including Crazy beating on Jigsaw with thunder sticks. Jigsaw is able to hit a flatliner/DDT combo on CIMA and Crazy after a few minutes, and tags in Quack. Quack gives Crazy an armdrag to the floor. Quack gives CIMA a Manhattan Drop. Jigsaw gives CIMA an enzugiri, and Quack rolls him up for two. They dropkick Crazy and CIMA to the floor and hit stereo tope con heilo’s. In the ring, Jigsaw is pushed off the top rope to the floor. Quack gives CIMA a hurricanrana off the top. Jigsaw follows with a top rope legdrop for two. CIMA and Crazy powerbomb Quack and Jigsaw. Crazy locks Quack in the Romero Special and CIMA double stomps him. Crazy holds on and reapplies the Romero Special. CIMA superkicks Quack and Crazy pins him for two. CIMA gives Jigsaw the Superdrol for two. CIMA hops off the ropes with a doublestomp on Jigsaw. CIMA gives Jigsaw a Tokarev and a Schwein and Quack breaks the pin. Crazy gives Quack a quebradora and powerbombs him for two. CIMA accidentally superkicks Crazy. Quack rolls Crazy up in a Skayde schoolboy for the pin at 17:50. CIMA attacks both guys afterwards, but gets thwarted with a double superkick. This was a very fun opening tag team contest; certainly a lot better than the last tag match Quackenbush and Jigsaw had in Chicago. Crazy held his own and CIMA was of course great. When Jigsaw was pushed off the top rope and came back immediately, that was really annoying. No complaints otherwise. ***1/4

Gran Akuma vs. TJP

Akuma and TJP waste no time trading slaps to the face. TJP flips around on Akuma and dropkicks him in the head. TJP lays in some kicks to Akuma in the corner, then headscissors Akuma head first into the second turnbuckle. Akuma rolls to the floor, and TJP dives through the ropes onto him. Akuma kicks away at TJP back in the ring and chokes him with his boot. Akuma slaps TJP when TJP grabs his leg. TJP kicks him in the chest a couple times. TJP sunset flips Akuma into a sharpshooter. Akuma immediately grabs the ropes. TJP hits a knee drop for two. Akuma throws TJP to the ropes. TJP tangles in the ropes intentionally. Akuma drives TJP face first into the apron before kicking him in the back. Akuma locks TJP’s legs. They trade strikes. TJP grabs the ropes. Akuma drives TJP into the corner. Akuma hits a forearm and a cheetah swipe kick for two. Akuma grabs a cravate and TJP kicks away at him. TJP and Akuma tumble to the floor. In the ring both men exchange kicks to the chest. Akuma hits the ropes but eats a Baisaku knee. TJP hits a jump-up neckbreaker for two. Akuma rolls up TJP and grabs the tights for two. Akuma kicks TJP in the head for two. TJP and Akuma trade victory rolls. Akuma pump handles TJP up so Akuma can drive both knees to his chest. TJP superkicks Akuma but Akuma lariats him. Akuma pins him and TJP crucifix pins him for two. They both go up top. Perkins pushes Akuma off and sunset flips him into a figure four death lock for the submission at 8:48. This was a fun battle of two strikers, and a match that I actually was clamoring for ever since seeing TJP’s 2009 revival in Florida. I’m glad it happened on a stage like PPV, and it didn’t disappoint. **3/4

Bonus Disc

Six Man Elimination Match
Lince Dorado vs. Arik Cannon vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Jon Moxley vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Brad Allen

Cannon and Allen start on the mat vying for the advantage. Allen shoulder blocks Cannon, but fails to knock him down. Cannon does the same. Allen knocks Cannon down with a shoulder tackle and a scoop slam. Allen hops onto Cannon with a springboard crossbody. Allen gives Cannon a bulldog. Cannon blocks a slingshot senton. Moxley runs in and attacks every competitor in the match. Brian Kendrick runs in and helps Moxley attack them. Moxley gets eliminated at 1:40 for his conduct. O’Reilly and Dorado end up in the ring together. Dorado hits a corkscrew plancha. O’Reilly and Dorado reach a stalemate with stereo dropkicks. Dorado schoolboys O’Reilly for two. O’Reilly gives Dorado a trifecta of rolling butterfly suplexes for two. Allen blind tags in, and Dorado takes him over with a headscissors. Allen clotheslines Dorado down. Dorado gives Allen a tilt-a-whirl DDT. Gargano blind tags in and dropkicks Dorado as he goes for a quebrada. Allen gives Gargano a spinebuster for two. Gargano rolls up Allen and grabs his tights for the pin at 4:56. O’Reilly blocks a superkick from Gargano and suplexes him for two. Gargano superkicks O’Reilly and lawn darts him into the second turnbuckle for two. O’Reilly and Gargano exchange strikes, knocking each other down. Dorado and Cannon tag in. Dorado hits a handspring elbow for two. Dorado hits a springboard crossbody and a quebrada. Cannon drops Dorado with a brainbuster and hits the Glimmering Warlock for the pin at 7:45. O’Reilly and Cannon exchange shots, and Gargano nails O’Reilly with a slingshot spear. Gargano gives Cannon double knees in the corner. Gargano looks for another spear, but Cannon catches him with the Total Anarchy and the Glimmering Warlock for the pin at 8:44. O’Reilly gives Cannon a Saito suplex for two. Cannon drops O’Reilly with a Saito suplex and a lariat for two. O’Reilly boots Cannon a few times. Cannon ducks a superkick and nails a big right punch. O’Reilly hits a superkick but gets another right hand. O’Reilly hits a superkick and a tornado DDT. Cannon gives O’Reilly the Total Anarchy. Cannon gives O’Reilly an exploder suplex. O’Reilly blocks a brainbuster and hits a sick kick. O’Reilly hits a tornado DDT and a brainbuster for the pin at 11:45. This was a really fun elimination match that served as basically a showcase for EVOLVE. Everyone however did have enough time to make an impression and get their signature stuff in. I imagine some of these guys will become regulars at some point, which is fine by me. **3/4

AAW Championship
Silas Young (Champion) vs. Hallowicked

Hallowicked won this title shot by winning a six-man mayhem match at AAW’s “Chaos Theory” show Hallowicked traps Young in a headscissors on the mat, but Young transitions into a single leg crab. Hallowicked rolls up Young for two. Hallowicked rolls up Young’s shoulders into an armdrag. Hallowicked snapmares Young over, but Young attacks Hallowicked in the corner. Hallowicked takes Young down with the step-up Frankensteiner and step-up enzugiri. A super snapmare gets Hallowicked two. Young hits a backbreaker. Young targets Hallowicked’s back. Young throws Hallowicked down by his stem. Young hits a second backbreaker, and Hallowicked knees Young in the face three times to free himself from a stretch. Hallowicked whips Young into the corner. Young flips up to his feet and each guy hits a big boot simultaneously. Hallowicked drops Young with a Rydeen Bomb for two. Young hits a backbreaker into a lariat. Young applies a full nelson stretch. Hallowicked looks for Go Too Sleepy Hollow, but Young rolls through. Hallowicked gets a back slide, but Young escapes. Young gives Hallowicked a Finlay roll into an Arabian press for the pin at 9:12. This was a good exhibition match to give AAW a nice rub. I really like both guys so it was nice to see them in this spot. Solid stuff to get things rolling. **1/2

Read my review of the entire “Fearless” DVD here!

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