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3/27 DGUSA in Phoenix, Ariz.: Traditional WrestleMania Weekend six-man tag, Tommy Dreamer, Young Bucks, Jacobs & Jack Evans vs. London & Kendrick

Mar 28, 2010 - 1:36:00 AM
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Dragon Gate USA "Mercury Rising" PPV taping
March 27, 2010
Phoenix, Ariz.
Report by Luke Fleeman Martinez, Torch VIP member


-- SEE ALSO: March 26 DGUSA show report.

Today's show drew more people than last night, which should make the crowd better. We are also Bob Saget-free tonight, and the addition of Tommy Dreamer to the card has brought out more ECW people.

Tonight will also be a PPV recording.

(a) Dark Match: The Cutler Brothers & Malachi Jackson & Chimaera beat The Irish Airborne & Derek Niekirk & The Prophet. A decent match with all the guys trying to get their spots in. The Cutlers won with their double-team Spike Piledriver.

The dark match was over by 7:00 p.m. and it was about 8:30 p.m. when the show started. The attendance was spotty, and they again had to move people down to the hard-cam side and to the front rows to fill in the seats.

(b) T.J. Perkins beat Brad Allen with a nice single-leg Boston crab-type submission. Good match to get the fans going.

(c) Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw beat the Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson a/k/a Generation Me in TNA). This was an awesome match that the crowd ate up. They ended strong, and the Bucks put the Chikara guys over on the mic after the match. This was the Young Bucks's farewell match from DGUSA.

Apparently, they are NOW taping the PPV.

(1) Shingo beat Genki Horiguchi in a very good match. The smaller Genki worked Shingo's injured knee to get offense, but ultimately was overpowered. A great match, and Shingo played to the crowd well.

Teddy Hart cut a promo asking Jimmy Jacobs to take his place in his tag match tonight. He cut a long promo, putting over Stu Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart. Paul London and Brian Kendrick interrupted, and made peace with Teddy before they jumped him. Jimmy made the save and was also attacked. Jack Evans made the rescue and the match commenced.

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(2) Jimmy Jacobs & Jack Evans beat Paul London & Brian Kendrick when Jacobs submitted Kendrick. Part of the pre-match hysterics was that the loser had to leave DGUSA. Kendrick was therefore sent away to be exclusive to TNA. Post-match, London and Kendrick attacked, but Teddy Hart intervened. The match was good, but the crowd seemed worn out, so didn't give it the attention it deserved.

[Intermission]

(3) Jon Moxley (w/Christina Von Eerie) beat Tommy Dreamer in a pedestrian ECW circa '94 match. This was just a sad example of how stupid hardcore matches still get legacy pops. And it wasn't even a good hardcore match.

(4) Dragon Gate champion YAMATO beat Susumu Yokosuka to retain the Open the Dream Gate Title. This was an incredible, great match and the crowd was into it. Hard-hitting, good psychology, and great all around.

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(5) Yoshino & DGUSA champion BxB Hulk & Naruki Doi beat CIMA & Dragon Kid & Gamma. This match was INSANE. Just wall-to-wall action. Great spots, good timing, and the crowd was way into it.

After the match, Yoshino challenged his stablemate, BxB Hulk, for the DGUSA Freedom Gate Title at the next show.

This was the best show so far this weekend. The crowd was small, but very enthusiastic, especially for the final two matches. If anyone likes good wrestling, order this PPV to get it.


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