Terminus : Modern Age Grappling
All Roads Lead Here
Jan. 16th, 2022
A decent grapple based match. Countering any attempt for Lee to do a jumping move was good. Ending it up with roll up though was a good way to make it a quick finish.
3 / 5
A 4 way elimination match with some wonky rules that didn’t always make the best sense. Clearly Garcia was gonna win since he was the only well known name in the match. The match had its moments but also seemed to slow down to a halt too many times.
2.5 / 5
Honestly not really a good match and this showed just how these rules don’t always work in the favor of a good match. The match itself wasn’t anything good and somewhat slow but having it constantly stopped due to needing technical fouls is just bad. Then having the ending be a self foul to end the match is just an insult almost.
1 / 5
A really solid match that made Diamante look great. She’s clearly good in all sections in ring and was pulling off some great submissions. The match had a nice pacing to it and didn’t overstay its welcome.
3.5 / 5
A very mediocre at best match. Hogan seemed to carry most of it but moves just weren’t connecting right and it never found a good pacing to go along without being a dud match to watch.
1.5 / 5
A very slow match that just never matched to kick it past first gear. Bandido clearly carried Baron Black through this and it showed. It had its moments where you thought it was going to pop off but it just never did.
1.5 / 5
Another match that just doesn’t work great with Pure Rules is a tag match. It had its moments where the action picked up but just as quick it died. Going almost the entire time limit too made it feel drawn out given so many slow moments.
1.5 / 5
As the main draw of the card this match was going okay for most of it. Very grapple and technical based as expected. Some good spots but also a bit too much down time to draw the clock out some. The finish though was just anti climatic and killed the match. Counting it as a double pin due to shoulders down then saying its a draw instead of the obvious choice to restart the match or something just killed the mood and the crowd.
2.5 / 5