That GCW show was fun, and I definitely don’t regret buying it, but they really were screwed when it came to time constraints. The last two matches were maybe 12 minutes combined. The main event, I don’t mind being a quick sprint. But Moxley and Homicide, I was definitely expecting more. It really felt like it was just getting going.
The first half of the show was really amazing. That trios match in particular was out of this world. It reminded me of the trios match from ECW’s first Pay Per View. But after the Matt Cardona and Joey Janela match, the crowd only went wild two more times: Sabu’s surprise appearance, and Nick Gage’s entrance. I also think they didn’t help themselves by having Allie Katch and Effy lose. The crowd really wanted them to win. One of them losing is fine, but both of them losing really silented the crowd even more than they already were.
I also think GCW should’ve had at least one match be a blood bath. GCW is known as being ultra violent, so going in you would think we would get that. Instead, it was mostly chair shots and doors.
Why is it that Chris Jericho and Nick Gage, which was on free TV and I was there for live, was more violent than anything on FUCKING PAY PER VIEW? I wouldn’t have liked it if every match was violent, as I’m of the Paul Heyman philosophy that variety is the spice of life, but there should’ve been at least one violent affair. And instead, it was like they knew more people were gonna be watching it so they went out of their way to tone down the violence. Kinda lame, even if the show was still fun.
Overall, for my first GCW show I’ve ever seen, I had a fun time. I thought it was really enjoyable. However, I feel like it could’ve been so much more. This was GCW’s biggest show they’ve ever done, and they were really hampered by poor time management. That fucking blows.