Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 PWI 500 Project: Ethan Page (#483)

483. Ethan Page

Ethan Page vs Jake O'Reilly (TCW)

This is from Tri-City Wrestling in Kitchener, Ontario, on September 25. The YouTube description tells me this is "a FANTASTIC must see match." I'll be the judge of that, orion101460.

"Jake O'Reilly is a superstar." Right on. These commentators need new microphones. Is one of them on Skype? I really think this dude is on Skype. These dudes are really jerking off Jake O'Reilly pretty hard. Ethan Page is cocky but Jake O'Reilly, he's not gonna put up with this too much longer! Not Jake O'Reilly, the international champion who has been to Japan and other places! No way! Not Jake O'Reilly!

Fuck I hate modern heel commentators. Ventura and Heenan were clever, smart, and knew when to stooge, particularly Heenan on the latter. These guys are all working off of like, Mark Madden and Michael Cole templates. These guys are making me truly hate Jake O'Reilly, and not in a good way. Typical Canadian exaggeration bullshit.

Page chops the shit out of O'Reilly and then admires his work. "I can't believe I'm saying this, but O'Reilly may be in trouble here." Jesus Christ. They do some back-and-forth mat wrestling in the match that is pretty decent but not exactly thrilling. I'm pretty sure I do not consider this a must-see match. Sorry, orion101460.

Jake O'Reilly has been all over the world in all the top companies. He doesn't even have a wikipedia page. Ethan Page spits water in O'Reilly's face. "Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?" Yes! They're kidding you!

I hate this guy. He's killing the match. O'Reilly sets for a DDT or something on the apron, but Page pushes him off and kicks him, then legdrops him while O'Reilly is hanging through the second and top ropes. Later Page winds up taking that DDT on the apron. O'Reilly the Japanese superstar has really brought some knowledge back from the Orient.

O'Reilly throws another DDT in the ring - he's got a pretty good DDT, sort of a right-handed Arn Anderson DDT rather than the snapping quickness of Jake's or the lazy shittiness of Raven's fucking "Evenflow."

I should say this is a pretty decent match, I guess. Neither of the guys in the match are anywhere near bad and they're managing to overcome the heinous commentary. O'Reilly with a brainbuster. He really HAS been to Japan! Lariatuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Page with an absurd bit where he picks O'Reilly up for a DVD, but instead of doing anything he bumps his head into the top rope, which doesn't look very badass or anything, but O'Reilly is all staggered so he winds up victim to a kick to the head from the second rope. But that can't finish this. This is turning into IWA Mid-South Strong Style meets WrestleMania. Piledriver from O'Reilly finishes it. Big +++ for the piledriver as a finish. I love the fucking piledriver.

This was good.

Related: Ethan Page on Twitter / Tri-City Wrestling Official Site

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