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XPW “Rebirth” (11.07.2021) (Wrestling Review)

XPW 

Rebirth 

Rochester, New York

Nov. 7th, 2021

 

 

Pre-Show Match
Cheech vs. Facade (w/Dani Mo)

Why is everything outside the ring so dark, they really need some more lighting. For being a pre-show match this was a long match. Way better than expected. Facade had some good moves and with some time could be pretty decent. Some hits didn’t look great and not all moves connected right but it was better than expected. 

2.5 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Match
Matt Cross vs. Willie Mack

A super dull main card opening match. Both men have had great matches and should have put on a clinic. It just always felt slow and lifeless. Even by the end when the action picked up it always just came off like going through the motions doing the bare basics. 

1.5 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Match
TJP vs. Bill Collier

Dear lord why did this have to be so long. It just dragged and dragged here. Everything moved slow and sluggish and the finish was just abysmal. 

.5 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Match
Rhino vs. Masada

God the lighting here outside for the brawl part is dark. This was a super lackluster brawl type match. Not having really any weapons or blood for this event hurts matches like this. 

1 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament First Round Match
Brian Cage vs. KC Navarro

Actually a pretty solid match. The size difference didn’t matter much since Cage can usually do some pretty good high flyer stuff for a guy his size. A bit slow to start but picked up its pacing nicely. 

2.5 / 5

Last Hell Standing Match
G-Raver vs. Vincent

Even though it was called a “Last Hell Standing” match it wasn’t anything other than a hardcore match. A very very lackluster hardcore match at that. Some door spots, a lego spot, and the ladder spot was decent enough but it just felt so bland. 

1.5 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi Final Match
Masada vs. Willie Mack

A long and boring mostly normal match with Masada is what no one wants. Mack was fine, it had its moments, but it was way too long and boring for what it was. Post match attack was what everyone waited for. 

1 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi Final Match
TJP vs. Brian Cage

Another just okay match. It had its moments but also dragged on far too long between those moments. Cage and TJP never felt like they meshed together and the good times just didn’t outweigh everything else. 

1.5 / 5

Two On One Handicap Match
Silas Young vs. Colin Delaney & Nick Ando

Thankfully this was pretty quick. It wasn’t bad really at all just seemingly pointless. Silas in 2022 isn’t exactly a spring chicken but still can pull some things off well. 

1.5 / 5

Chairs Match
Madman Fulton vs. SHLAK

A chair match itself is just odd given XPW. Match itself was bland. Ending it in a no contest due to Shlak bleeding from a chair shot and the New York State Athletics Commission not allowing blood in shows made it stop. Lame match with a lame ending. Mad Man taking down security and refs along with Shlak was just an even lamer attempt. 

1 / 5

XPW World Heavyweight Title Tournament Final Match (vacant)
Brian Cage vs. Willie Mack
XPW World Heavyweight Title Match
Willie Mack (c) vs. Brian Cage

What a horrible end to the PPV. A very substandard match but better than most this card. Felt slow and the end was just dumb. Going through several refs only for Rob Black, owner, to come out and restart or make a new match for a quick champ lose and new champ. 

1 / 5

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