Happy Ultra-Violent Saturday Everyone!
I decided to review some Combat Zone Wrestling for the heck of it seeing as I’ve had this one in my collection for years and I remember mostly enjoying it back in the day. CZW from this era is kind of a guilty pleasure for me, in that it does have some good wrestling sprinkled throughout but it’s also a pretty low-rent and sleazy product a lot of the time.
The big story coming into this one was that a Heel group known as the High Five (Or “Hi-V” as they spelt it, because as mentioned CZW was a pretty skeevy company a lot of the time) made up of Trent Acid, B-Boy, Johnny Kashmere, Nate Hatred, Adam Flash and The Messiah are trying to essentially take over the company, so CZW original John Zandig has brought back some of the classic CZW ultra-violent wrestlers to back him up in a big Cage of Death match.
The event is emanating from Viking Hall in Philly, PA on the 13th of December 2003
Calling the action are Eric Cargiulo and John House
We open up with a pretty impressive opening video package for a company CZW’s size, with dramatic music interspersed with shots of famous political speeches.
We then get the pay per view opening proper where we see some of the matches tonight set to “Downfall” by TRUSTcompany.
Cory Kastle and Jon Dahmer Vs Jude and Niles Young Vs DJ Hyde and Jamie Samuels
Dahmer was the head of the CZW Wrestling School at the time of this one I believe. I don’t really know any of the other wrestlers that well outside of DJ Hyde, who would eventually go on to promote CZW shows and would famously hold a Deathmatch tournament in his mums back garden. Samuels is apparently Lit from Special K, who we’ve been seeing on and off in my ROH reviews.
Kastle and Dahmer’s whole thing is that Kastle is the calm one and Dahmer is the crazy one, which works as a way to differentiate them from one another I guess. This is a match full of green guys doing spots, with a lot of the actual wrestling being pretty sloppy at points. Dahmer is the best worker of the bunch and he does his best to try and hold it together.
Everyone is doing their best and Hyde actually looks decent doing big power moves on the smaller guys, showing some reasonable poise for a guy who was still in his rookie year. Samuels was only really a random character in a sea of bodies in ROH as part of the Special K faction, but he gets a chance to do a little bit more here, including a few high spots.
The crowd isn’t really that patient with them, although they do seem to like Dahmer and react whenever he hits a big move. Dahmer does actually manage to muscle Hyde over with a big German Suplex at one stage, and they quickly take it home following that when Dahmer gives Samuels a terrifying looking piledriver type move off the second rope.
WINNERS: KASTLE & DAHMER
Dahmer actually did a decent job firing up the crowd a bit there, so it ended up kind of working as an opener in the end, but it wasn’t an especially polished match due to how green most of the competitors were
The crowd cheers for Dahmer after seeing that insane finishing move.
GQ Vs Shun The Kabuki Kid Vs Rick Feinberg Vs Krystian Wolf
GQ probably had the best run in CZW out of everyone here, sometimes tagging with Chris Ca$h and doing the cocky good looking dude gimmick. According to CageMatch.net, Shun is a lad from Osaka who is still going today for a company that operates out of Hiroshima called Dove Pro Wrestling. Feinberg is doing a bit of a Blue Meanie “out of shape guy who likes to dance” gimmick, whilst Wolf doesn’t even have a CageMatch profile and is basically just a fella wrestling in a shirt.
Feinberg does some typical gay-baiting comedy spots that you’d see on the indies from this period, with The Christopher Street Connection being one of the more well-known proponents of it. Shun does some decent kicks and submission holds, whilst GQ does some high-flying and character work. Wolf is really just a warm body here, and his stuff doesn’t look that good. It’s another mostly sloppy match in all honesty, with the crowd not really caring that much about it. GQ and Shun are the two best guys from an in-ring perspective, with Shun eventually pinning GQ with a senton back splash off the top, even though the crowd wanted a moonsault
WINNER: SHUN THE KABUKI KID
The occasional nice looking move, but not much else
Shun thanks the crowd following that but they mostly boo him.
Feinberg hangs around outside the ring following the match, leading to Dahmer running down and beating him up for reasons I’m not clear about.
Nick Berk and Z-Barr Vs The Dirty Rotten Scoundrelz (EC Negro and KC Blade) Vs Rebel’s Army (Greg Matthews and Rockin’ Rebel)
I think they’re probably overdoing it with all the multi-man matches now to be honest, but when you’re trying to fit as many people onto the show and most of your roster are green guys who can only really do spots then I guess it kind of makes sense. Rebel was someone who would get booked quite a bit in the Tri-State area despite not really being all that good because he would also rent out his own wrestling ring, which usually meant he got a booking every time he rented the ring out. He ended up killing both himself and his wife in 2018, leading to him getting the Benoit treatment over on WWE Network if you ever want to watch some of the older ECW shows he appeared on.
Berk and Barr are the babyfaces here, so the two Heel teams try to team up on them, although they manage to hold their own pretty well. Berk and Barr were The Softcore Connection at one stage I believe, which would have made them natural Heels in an ultra-violent fed like CZW, but they seem to be liked well enough here and they do things like dives and whatnot, so there’s nothing “soft” about their style.
Eventually the two Heel teams work some heat on Berk and Barr, with The Scoundrelz actually being quite entertaining as a pair of insufferable jerks. Greg Matthews was on one of the series of WWE Tough Enough I believe, with Eric saying he quit the show whenever he was on it. He’s a pretty generic worker but he has a decent physique at least. Berk sells well whilst the two Heel teams take turns in working him over, as this seems to be logically building to the two Heel teams falling out to give the babyfaces a window to fight back.
Z-Barr eventually tags himself in and runs wild on the Heels. Smartly he just stands in the middle and lets them come to him rather than chasing them all over the ring, making for a neat little hot tag segment whilst it goes on. Things break down following that, leading to Rebel’s Army getting a Hart Attack on EC Negro for the three count.
WINNERS: REBEL’S ARMY
This was more of an actual match that told a proper story rather than an assortment of spots being held together by sticky-tape, so I appreciated that aspect at least
Berk and Barr beat up The Scoundrelz following the match to get their heat back.
Winner is #1 Contender to the CZW Junior Heavyweight Title
Derek Frazier Vs Sabian Vs Jimmy Jacobs w/ Becky Bayless
Frazier is another member of Rebel’s Army, whilst Sabian is “The Black Jesus” and Jacobs is “The Barbarian Berserker”, complete with furry boots and yelps of “Huss” during his entrance. Sabian and Jacobs get into an argument pre-match when Jacobs thinks Sabian is putting the moves on Becky, leading to Jacobs slapping him.
This one is all-action and it’s mostly good, with lots of dives and big moves, with some character work from Jacobs thrown in for good measure. The crowd enjoys it for the most part and it’s a fun match. It’s the first match of the evening I’d say is even bordering on being classed as “good”, with everyone mostly nailing the big moves and some nicely executed near falls from some last minute saves.
It’s fun watching this version of Jacobs and thinking of all the times he reinvented himself to stay fresh. He could have probably milked this character for much longer than he did, but he saw the need to change things before it got to stale, which is something Chris Jericho has always been good at also. Jacobs eventually manages to take out Frazier whilst also catching Sabian with The Contra Code at the same time for the three count.
WINNER: JIMMY JACOBS
This was fun, if a bit spotty in places
Jacobs and Becky leave together following that, whilst Sabian gets a nice reception from the crowd. He would end up becoming a pretty big star in CZW following this.
CZW Iron Man Title
Twenty Minute Iron Man Match
Champ: Trent Acid w/ The Dew Vs Jimmy Rave
The Iron Man Title wasn’t always defended in Iron Man matches I think, but it was pretty much the main secondary Title in the company up until they brought in the Wired belt. Johnny Kashmere jumps in to do commentary for this one, and he is of course backing his stablemate Acid throughout the bout.
Rave controls things in the early goings with standard babyface stuff like arm drags, but Acid eventually hides under the ring in order to cut him off and works some heat. Rave sells that well and Acid is a good cocky Heel whilst working him over. Some of the crowd thinks the match is boring, but I think that’s unfair. It’s not been great or anything, but it’s been solid enough for the most part. Acid ends up getting the first fall of the match by coming off the second rope with a twisting leg drop.
Acid 1-0 Rave
One issue with this is that they haven’t bothered putting a graphic on the screen to let you know how much time is left, and the ring announcer isn’t keeping the live crowd up to date either, which kind of dampens the drama a little bit. We do finally get some when we hit the last five minutes, which coincides with Rave making a comeback. The last five minutes are pretty exciting stuff actually, as Rave ties it up with a cross face.
Acid 1-1 Rave
I’ve enjoyed this match a lot more this time around than I did back in the day. I don’t think these guys have much in the way of chemistry together, but they’re working hard here and that’s shining through. Sometimes you can force a good match even if you don’t have a lot of chemistry with your opponent, and they’re kind of doing that here.
They tease doing the time limit draw when the twenty minutes expire, with Acid trying to walk out. However, Rave isn’t going to let it end like that and challenges Acid to get back into the ring to finish things. The referee also tells Acid to do it, which leads to Acid agreeing to five more minutes, only to then try and take a count out. The referee threatens to just award the belt to Rave in that case, which leads to Acid sneaking back down for a school boy for two.
Both men trade some pin counters, with neither being able to pick up the win. Acid did a good job being a jerk during the post-match and the closing section is fun action, if a bit on the sloppy side at points. Rave ends up catching Acid with a big knee strike to the face OUTTA NOWHERE following the pin counters and that’s enough for a three count.
WINNER AND NEW CHAMPION: JIMMY RAVE
The action was decent for the most part and I thought the match told a good story too with Acid trying to weasel out of the five extra minutes before finally being vanquished
Rave’s win got a big pop and he celebrates with the fans.
Hi-V join us for some promo time in the ring, to a mix of 50 Cent and Nine Inch Nails. They have a guy called J.P. Christian with them, who looks to be the money behind the group. Johnny Kashmere also says he’ll be the first in the cage with John Zandig later on. Zandig interrupts from atop the suspended scaffold that will be used in the Cage of Death match later. He retorts that the fans are here to see CZW tonight, not Hi-V. He also confirms that he has a full quotient of six guys for his team later on; meaning that one of them will be a mystery. This segment dragged a little bit, but it advanced some storyline stuff at least.
Winner is #1 Contender for Iron Man Title
B-Boy Vs Alex Shelley Vs Chris Hero
B-Boy’s entrance theme is awesome as it’s “Real Mutha F’N Gees” by Eazy E, but at the start it goes “B-Boy” instead of “Compton”. Shelley and Hero look to be babyfaces here, whilst B-Boy is a member of Hi-V, and thus a Heel. This match is really good, with lots of nice wrestling in the early going. Hero and Shelley want to try and out-wrestle one another because they are sportsmen, whilst B-Boy wants to turn it into a fight so he can start kicking and kneeing people, which gives the match an enjoyable dynamic.
The crowd gets into the action too, especially when B-Boy double stomps on both of his opponents when they are selling on the mat, not unlike Super Mario jumping onto a parade of Goomba’s. Following the technical sections early on we move into a series of big moves and strikes, with some good near falls stemming from them at points. All three men give off the vibe that they actually want to win the match and they’re not just doing cool stuff for the sake of it, which adds to the enjoyment of the match for me.
B-Boy nearly kills poor Shelley with a big Buckle Bomb at one stage, but Shelley seems to survive it thankfully. They are some really creative combination moves, such as Hero giving Shelley a neck breaker causing Shelley to also give B-Boy a DDT styled move at the same time. Hero manages to fire up following a B-Boy face wash, but B-Boy keeps up the pressure and gets a back suplex following by a Shining Wizard for the pin to eliminate Hero
Chris Hero eliminated by B-Boy – Shining Wizard
So now we have B-Boy and Shelley to close us out, and they do some good stuff together, with B-Boy bending Shelley in some unpleasant looking directions with some specialised submission holds. Shelley sells all of that well and the crowd gets behind him, popping when he counters a Shining Wizard into the Border City Stretch in a good submission tease. We get some good near falls in the closing stages, with both men having a chance to win it, but eventually Shelley goes back to the stretch and this time B-Boy uncles.
B-Boy eliminated by Alex Shelley – Border City Stretch
WINNER: ALEX SHELLEY
This match was all kinds of fun and a good example of how CZW could provide good wrestling sometimes. In some ways it was like classic mid-90’s ECW, where Paul Heyman knew the hardcore stuff was the bread and butter, but he also knew that his fans would accept good wrestling as well and just let the likes of Malenko and Guerrero go out there to wrestle with one another. CZW tended to do similar in that they would usually get out of the good wrestlers’ way so that they could go out there and have good matches, with the fans more often than not being receptive to it
Shelley gets a good reception for his win and will now get a match with Jimmy Rave down the line. Rave would win that match via submission. B-Boy gets a nice reception from the crowd too even though he lost.
We get some replays following that.
Joker Vs Chris Ca$h
Deranged and Azrael were supposed to be in this, but they’re not here so it’s just going to be a singles match instead. Zandig makes sure to come out and complain about them not being here in order to put the heat on them and not the company. There’s no item to climb up and collect, so the winner is the first one to get a pin or submission. This match was a favourite of tape traders at the time due to just how wild a spot fest it is.
Ca$h notably uses “Down with the Sickness” as his entrance theme and a later series of tributes for him were named that after he passed away. This is one of those matches that I can definitely see dividing people, as it really is all about both men doing as a wild a series of spots as possible, with everything from ladders, to tables, to the super-super extra-large WrestleMania ladder all getting involved at one stage or another.
It’s one of those matches that I can see some people absolutely hating, but what works in it’s favour is that both guys are “on” tonight and that means the spots land as they are supposed to and the match itself gets over with the live crowd as a result, meaning the match has a great atmosphere and some genuinely heart stopping big moments that I still remember all these years later. Again though, I totally get why some would really dislike this match. Even I’m prone to disliking matches like this sometimes, but they execute it so well that it ends up being an excellent match in my opinion.
The big spot that really gets the crowd invested is when Ca$h sets up a chair in the ring and then rides Joker down to it face first whilst Joker also has his head in one of the rungs of the ladder. That looked brutal and it got a BIG reaction. They make some kind of bizarre contraption of broken ladders in the corner at one stage and Joker gives Ca$h a uranage onto it for another big pop, as they are getting pretty creative with these ladder spots.
The big critique you can throw the match’s way is that some of the selling is a bit spotty, with guys popping up a bit too quickly sometimes because it’s time to do another spot, but at the same time there are a few occasions where one guy is left to sell for a bit whilst the guy who did the move is able to set up whatever the next spot is going to be, such as when Joker takes a terrifying bump off the ladder out onto another ladder on the floor, leaving Ca$h time to bring the even bigger ladder into play.
Eric does at one point say both men are fighting for their lives, and he might not be wrong. In one bit I liked, Joker gives Ca$h a big move onto a ladder and goes for a pin, with Ca$h getting a foot on the ropes to break it, meaning he didn’t just kick out of the big move, and because it’s not a falls count anywhere match it makes sense that a foot on the ropes would stop the pin as Ca$h was technically outside of the ring. The finish is super memorable too, as Ca$h tries coming off the top to put Joker through a table, but Joker cuts him off and then power bombs Ca$h through the table off the ladder for the three count. And I should say so!
This was utterly bonkers, with plenty of things that would alienate and outright anger some viewers. I found myself really enjoying this though, if only because the crowd was so into it and they didn’t really go near fall crazy. Both guys got a big near fall off a ladder move and then they took it home with the biggest move in the match that nothing else was going to follow, so they reached the peak and didn’t overdo it. Some will surely hate this, but I thought it was excellent. Your own personal mileage may vary
Zandig and some officials come down to help up both wrestlers and they receive a warm reception from the crowd for destroying one another for their enjoyment.
CZW Junior Heavyweight Title
Champ: Ruckus Vs Sonjay Dutt
Ruckus had been a babyface and a friend to Dutt, but he’s now gone Heel and would soon start putting together a Heel faction as 2004 would roll on. This is ostensibly the blow off to the feud, as Dutt tries to take his former friend down. Ruckus tries to weasel out of the Title match, but Dutt does a pre-match promo of his own on the video screen and that is enough for Ruckus to agree to the match.
This is a solid effort from both men, as they focus more on trying to work it like a grudge match rather than just an excuse to do high-flying, with more of a focus on storytelling and each man playing their respective Heel/babyface roles. It’s not as thrilling a spectacle as the match that preceded it, but it’s still a well worked match that has an extra level of intensity due to both men being former friends who have now fallen out with one another.
In a fun moment, Ruckus goes for his handspring back elbow “Razzle Dazzle” move, but Dutt moves and then delivers it to him instead, which makes more sense as it’s much more of a babyface move. Ruckus is the more powerful of the two, so he tries to muscle Dutt around at points and Dutt tries to counter it by using his speed, leading to some nice high-flying submission moves at points when Dutt is able to out-quick his opponent.
There is an undercurrent of Ruckus focusing more on just hurting his former friend, whilst Dutt is more focused on just winning the belt, which explains why Ruckus isn’t always going for pins whilst Dutt is regularly trying to pin him or go for submission attempts. Ruckus does eventually get a big near fall when he low blows Dutt to block a superplex and then comes off the top with a Falcon Arrow to Dutt, which gets two. Dutt timed that kick out well.
Ruckus gets another near fall with a spinning power bomb, as he’s really busting out the heavy artillery now as Gorilla Monsoon would say. Fans are hanging from the rafters to see this CZW Superstars! Dutt gets some big near falls of his own from a Dragon Rana and Phoenix Splash, moves that would usually be match winners that add to the feel of this being a big Main Event level match between two of the company’s top stars for the future, which is what they are going for here.
The eventual finish ends up being Dutt catching Ruckus with a roll up, which feels like a little bit of an anti-climax but also leaves the door open for rematches whilst playing into the idea that Dutt was more interested in winning whilst Ruckus was more interested in inflicting pain.
WINNER AND NEW CHAMPION: SONJAY DUTT
This really did feel like an important match on the show that was deserving of being this high up the card, which is a testament to the work from both men and the story they told throughout the match itself. It was a very good match that was focused more on telling a story rather than just doing moves and I appreciated that
The Title change gets a big pop from the crowd and Dutt celebrates it big time in order to get it over as an important achievement.
Suspended Cage of Death
Hi-V: The Messiah, Adam Flash, Trent Acid, Johnny Kashmere, Nate Hatred and B-Boy w/ JP Christian and The Dew
Team Ultra-Violence: John Zandig, The Wifebeater, Lobo, Ian Knoxx, Nick Gage and ???
The idea here is that it’s kind of like War Games, with two rings and guys coming out in timed intervals. One ring has a cage around it, whilst the other is filled with thumbtacks. You’ve also got a scaffold hanging over the arena as well. Guys are eliminated by touching the ground and the last team standing wins.
Zandig is #1 for his team and ends up firing ring announcer Robbie Mireno, which would lead to Mireno coming back as a Heel manager for Ruckus. Johnny Kashmere is indeed #1 for Hi-V as promised, but he’s decked out in loads of protective gear like Norman Smiley. Zandig demands that everyone starts up on the scaffold, which Kashmere is not in favour of but eventually relents and agrees to. Kashmere is pretty funny as a cowardly Heel not wanting to start the match.
The scaffold is thankfully reasonably wide and pretty well reinforced too, meaning that guys have a reasonable amount of space to work in and they can actually take bumps up there too. Kashmere and Zandig have a decent enough fight to start us out, with Kashmere even taking a body slam onto the scaffold at one stage. As its essentially War Games, Zandig controls things for the most part whilst the numbers are even because he’s the babyface.
Entrants #3 and #4 are Messiah and Trent Acid of Hi-V, as they enter together for some reason. Zandig is fighting three men now, which leads to the Heels working him over for a bit. I like how Zandig books himself to be such a juggernaut that it takes three guys just for the Heels to get any sort of heat on him. Dusty Rhodes would have been in awe of Zandig’s self-aggrandising booking sometimes.
B-Boy is out as entrant #5 to give Hi-V an even bigger advantage, with the commentators explaining that the draw was random, so rather than the two teams alternating it’s more like a Rumble match and Zandig has just been incredibly unlucky. Zandig continues to get beaten up in the cage by three guys whilst B-Boy waits atop the scaffold, which is the cue for Zandig’s mystery man to enter at #6, and it’s only chuffing New Jack!
New Jack of course gets a monster pop from the Philly crowd, and he goes about destroying B-Boy on top the scaffold with the usual. Johnny Kashmere’s terrified sell job at the entrance of New Jack was pretty great I must say. However, once New Jack gets into the cage it’s revealed to be a Vince Russo like SWERVE, as New Jack turns on Zandig and beats him up instead. Why New Jack would go to the trouble of massacring poor B-Boy when he was only going to help Hi-V anyway is beyond me, unless Hi-V decided just to not let B-Boy in on the plan.
Lobo is #7 and Ian Knoxx is #8, leading to Team Ultra-Violence finally getting back in the game, with the crowd popping big for Lobo running wild. Knoxx flings B-Boy off the scaffold into the thumbtack ring and then follows with an elbow drop, as Nick Gage is #9 and in a surly mood. The entrants are coming thick and fast now, as Adam Flash is #10 and goes after Knoxx in the thumbtack ring as they used to tag. B-Boy has apparently been eliminated somewhere in all of that.
Knoxx tries to climb back up to the scaffold, but Flash cuts him off and then Spears him back down into the thumbtack ring, as they’re really starting to up the ante with this big wild spots now. #11 is Wifebeater, whilst Zandig is dragged out of the cage by the already eliminated B-Boy.
John Zandig eliminated
Flash leg drops off the scaffold onto Gage inside the cage, whilst New Jack decides his work is done for the night and he dives off the cage to put Zandig through a table just to make sure he’s dead all good and proper-like. He eliminates himself in the process of course, but I don’t think that really matters at this stage.
New Jack eliminated
Nate Hatred is the final entrant at #12, meaning we now have our full quotient of entrants in there. Ian Knoxx takes his third crazy bump of the match as he fights on top of the scaffold with Acid and ends up getting Yakuza Kicked off onto some tables.
Ian Knoxx eliminated
Knoxx made sure to completely “Jeff Hardy” this match by making sure everyone would remember his crazy bumps so that he’d get over even though he wasn’t going to be a survivor. The Dew tries climbing up onto the roof of the cage in order to help out his team, but that ends up going awry for him as Lobo does possibly one of the craziest spots I’ve ever seen in a wrestling match by putting both Kashmere and Dew on his shoulders before giving both of them a Spicolli Driver off the roof of the cage through a stack of tables. That one is still absolutely unbelievable to me. How did nobody die?!
Johnny Kashmere and Lobo eliminated
Just before that crazy bump, Gage had been knocked off the scaffold into the tacks, as this match is one of the most insane spot fests I’ve ever seen. They’ve been incredibly lucky too as not only have the spots gone off without a hitch but they’ve also looked good too. If you’re going to do a match like this then you should at least do it competently, and that’s very much what has happened here. Like the ladder match earlier, some are going to hate it regardless of how well it’s been executed though.
Wifebeater starts getting hung in the ring via a noose at one stage, whilst Acid and Gage both take it in turns to take bumps in the tacks, Eventually they start fighting on the apron of that ring, which leads to Gage giving Acid a back breaker to send him to the floor.
Trent Acid eliminated
Gage goes at it in the ring with Messiah and Hatred for a bit following that, whilst Flash and Wifebeater go at it on the scaffold. Hatred and Gage’s big collision didn’t really get the pop you’d think considering they used to team together, probably because so much else is going on, which is one of the pratfalls you can find yourself in when you have big wild matches like this. Wifebeater ends up giving Flash a side slam off the scaffold into the thumbtack ring (Imagine Dino Bravo doing that) which didn’t look fun to take but is also a mostly safe flat back bump at least. Wifebeater follows with a Cactus Clothesline following that, leading to both of them being eliminated.
Adam Flash and Wifebeater eliminated
So we’re now left with Messiah and Hatred against Gage in the cage, which is where we get the other big SWERVE of the match that Hatred is actually back with Gage now, as he betrays Messiah and the teams up with Gage to throw Messiah off the top of the cage through a thumbtack covered table. Messiah is promptly thrown to the floor and that means Team Ultra-Violence are the winners to a gigantic pop from the crowd.
WINNERS: TEAM ULTRA-VIOLENCE
That rating could be controversial, but to me this was the perfect way to do a wild match like this, as it was pretty intricately booked with all the storyline stuff and the big bumps were all done exceedingly well for good measure. I’ve not seen every Cage of Death match, but this remains my favourite of the ones I’ve seen
The babyfaces celebrate in the cage together, with Zandig revealing that Nate Hatred was a double agent all along and it was building to this. I guess that means he always thought it was likely that New Jack would betray him.
The opening matches are pretty rough, but all of the main matches on the card delivered and there was a good mix of wrestling, storytelling, high spots and extreme violence. Chances are there’ll be at least one match on here you’ll be able to enjoy. It would have been nice for some more singles matches rather than all the multi-man ones, but in general this show delivered in my opinion and I’d be happy giving it the thumbs up.