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ICW No Holds Barred – Volume 40 (01.21.2023) (Wrestling Review)


Volume 40

Westville, New Jersey

Jan 21st, 2023


Death Match
AKIRA vs. Eric Dillinger

A decent match. The knife spots were crazy but it felt like too much down time otherwise. Continues my streak of not caring for Akira matches a ton in ICW. 

2 / 5

Death Match
Crowbar vs. Tommy Vendetta (w/Darren McCarthy)

Crowbar worked great here. Some really fun and impressive moves. Solid ending but could have been sped up a little bit. 

2.75 / 5

Death Match
Bobby Beverly vs. Jeff Cannonball

Good to see Cannonball back. Fun deathmatch here here some sick spots. The fork board had to hurt. The Bev continues to be a shining deathmatch star though. 

3 / 5

Death Match
Neil Diamond Cutter vs. Dr. Redacted

Two of the craziest guys in deathmatch going at it. Dr continues to just throw himself around like a maniac and both guys took some serious damage here. Looks like NDC hurt his arm or hand here and kept going though. 

4 / 5

Death Match
Eric Ryan vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda

Broken pots everywhere is a crazy stipulation. Also the needle spot is absolutely disgusting especially in moments like this match where it doesn’t want to break through the cheek. This was a great match with 2 legends in deathmatch currently. Tons of big spots and moments throughout. 

3.75 / 5

Four Corners Texas Bull Rope Death Match
Matt Tremont vs. Hoodfoot

This was an insanely bloody match. Its almost like Tremont just bleeds more and more every match. Both men gave it their all and even with a slightly sloppy or awkward finish this was a match between a deathmatch legend and one of deathmatches biggest guys of the last year. 

4 / 5

ICW American Deathmatch World Title Match
Brandon Kirk (w/Kasey Kirk) (c) vs. John Wayne Murdoch

A deathmatch classic here. The amount of light tubes involved made the room filled with gas and it was the old guard with JWM vs Kirk bringing in the new reign. The story here they told was great and it was a close match. 

4.25 / 5

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