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DGUSA Bushido 2011: Code of the Warrior

November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Uhaa Nation & BJ Whitmer vs. Caleb Konley & Scott Reed
Nation and Reed start. Nation powers Reed into the corner. Konley takes a cheap shot. Nation hits a dropkick and dumps Reed. He hits Konley with a powerslam. Whitmer tags in and hits a leg lariat for 2. He hits a back elbow. Konley puts on a chinlock. Whitmer gets a roll up for 2. Reed comes in and helps Konley hit a stereo enziguiri for 2. That was ugly. Konley puts on a cravat. Whitmer hits the exploder. Nation hits Reed with a clothesline and a back bodydrop. He hits a German suplex. He hits a standing SSP for 2. He blocks a crossbody and Rolls the Dice. Whitmer hits the SicK Kick for 2. He hits the Complete Shot and puts on the Peruvian Necktie for the win at 5:53. This was just a squash. The big guys looked good, but the Scene pretty much looked like doodie.
Rating: *¾

After the match Lee runs into the ring and hits Whitmer with a big boot. He and Nation don’t come to blows.

Masato Yoshino {J3} vs. AR Fox
They fight it out on the mat to start. Fox hits an enziguiri and a pair of super neato dives. He hits a crossbody for 2. He puts on a chinlock but Yoshino gets to the ropes. He hits a legdrop for 2. He puts on a surfboard. Yoshino comes back with From Jungle. Fox gets to the ropes. He hits an enziguiri and the DVD. He hits a 450 splash for 2. Yoshino comes back with the shotgun dropkick. He hits the Torbellino. He puts on the Sol Naciente for the win at 10:33. I was having some technical difficulties while watching this match, and only really feel like I saw half of it. But if clipping doesn’t stop me from rating matches on Infinity than why should it stop me from rating this. The highlights were fun, so let’s go…
Rating: **¾

CIMA and Ricochet come to the ring for a promo. They brag about beating Yoshino for the Open the United Gate Championships. CIMA attacks Yoshino and they put the boots to him. PAC makes the save, so Ricochet sends out Brodie Lee to take care of the Man That Gravity Forgot.

PAC {J3} vs. Brodie Lee {BW}
PAC dives onto Lee to start. Akira Tozawa attacks PAC. Lee hits a dropkick to the back. PAC hits a head scissor takedown. Lee returns the favor. He hits a suicide dive. PAC hits a head kick. He misses a quebrada and gets slugged to the floor. In the ring Lee hits an elbow to the back of the head. He sends PAC to the floor where Tozawa posts him. Back in the ring Lee gets 1. PAC dropkicks Tozawa and lee. He hits Lee with that beautiful quebrada. He hits another dropkick to the back. He hits Phoenix Splash off of the second rope. He jumps off the ropes like a goof and eats a big boot. I hate that spot, it just makes PAC look ridiculous. Lee hits a superkick. PAC hits an enziguiri. He hits another and a German suplex. He hits a head kick. Lee hits a half nelson suplex. PAC pops up but runs into the Truck Stop. It gets 2. That was a great spot. Lee shoves PAC up top (sweet) and hits a hanging DDT for 2. PAC blocks a powerbomb and gets 2. He hits a head kick. He hits another to the back of the head. He hits the Shooting Star Press and runs back up top to hit the 360 Shooting Star Press for the win at 10:22. Lee’s efforts to outshine PAC made for a very exciting beginning to the match. I was worried that it got Lee over too strongly as a babyface, but the way PAC fought from behind for the rest of the match fixed that. PAC’s strategy was fantastic, and the finish was a stroke of brilliance, as PAC didn’t even bother wasting energy on a pin after the SSP, knowing it would take more to keep Lee down. I want to see a rematch.
Rating: ***½

After the match Tozawa tries to attack PAC from behind, but PAC is ready for him. Rich Swann’s music hits and he sings his way to the ring. He challenges Tozawa to a rap battle. Tozawa says that nobody wants to hear Swann rap, they want to Tozawa sing. Tozawa wows the crowd the way he did the night before. Swann acts surprised, which annoys me until it turns out to be feigned surprise so that he can hit Tozawa with a superkick. You played me Swann, well done.

Rich Swann {R} vs. Akira Tozawa {BW}
Things move incredibly quickly until Swann hits a dropkick. He hits mounted punches in the corner. Tozawa pitches him to the floor. He hits the bicycle kick. He throws Swann into the steps and then throws a chair at him. Back in the ring he hits a senton for 2. He picks Swann’s nose and throws his findings at the referee. He jabs Swann for 2. He hits a back kick for 2. He tries to humiliate Swann in the corner. Swann hits a hurricanrana. He hits a topé con hilo for 2. Tozawa hits a gutbuster. He hits the bicycle kick and a side suplex for 2. Swann hits a handspring Ace Crusher for 2. He misses the FIREBIRD. Tozawa can’t connect with the German suplex and Swann gets la magistral for 2. He hits a spin kick. He hits a handspring 450 splash for 2. Tozawa hits the bicycle kick and a German suplex for 2. Swann gets a roll up for 2. He gets a crucifix pin for the win at 9:39. Fun little match there, as Swann pretty much had Tozawa off his game the entire match and used a quick pin to finish. I dig it.
Rating: ***

BxB Hulk comes out to confront Johnny Gargano, who was at ringside, and the two start their match. They’re just blowing through the first half.

Johnny Gargano {R} vs. BxB Hulk {BW}
Hulk catches Gargano with a kick to the head and a dropkick. Gargano hits the Complete Shot into the turnbuckle. He hits an Ace Crusher. On commentary Brodie Lee says Gargano should join the Blood Warriors, which Lenny Leonard points out is dumb to say because the reason Ronin formed was because Gargano wasn’t accepted into that stable. Good for you Lenny. Hulk escapes a leglock by getting to the ropes. He hits a low blow. He dropkicks Gargano to the floor. He nails Gargano with wine mist. Gargano trades slaps for Hulk’s kicks in an ill-advised exchange. Back in the ring Hulk hits a dropkick to the face for 2. He puts on a half crab. He puts Gargano in the Tree of Woe and stands on his crotch. He hits a thrust kick to the crotch for 2. He hits the BxB Star Press for 2. Gargano comes back with a head kick. He hits the spear. He hits the Mushroom Stomp. Hulk hits a big boot. Gargano hits a sit-out powerbomb for 2. He hits a suicide dive. He hits a somersault off the apron. Hulk hits a spin kick. He hits the Burnout for 2. He hits a chest kick and a senton for 2. Gargano hits an enziguiri. Hulk hits the Mouse and a lariat. Gargano hits a German suplex. Hulk hits the axe kick. Gargano hits a thrust kick and a lariat. He hits a superkick. Hulk hits a spin kick. He punts Gargano and hits the AEVO for 2. Gargano avoids an enziguiri and gets la magistral for 2. Hulk hits a SicK Kick. Gargano returns the favor. He hits the Lawn Dart. He hits a superkick and the Hurts Donut for 2. He puts on the GargaNo Escape for the win at 12:10. Great, energetic match between these two. Hulk brought his A-game and Gargano did the same. They kept it short and sweet, which kept Hulk looking threatening and gave Gargano some momentum going into his title match the next night.
Rating: ***½

Brodie Lee complains about Black Friday on commentary because it means he has to drive his truck around the country so people can buy things. As someone who knows ACTUAL truck drivers I can tell you that having too many jobs is something they would never ever complain about.

Pinkie Sanchez {DUF} vs. Sabu [Street Fight]
I’m dreading this after the disaster that was their first match against each other. Sanchez stalls to start. He attacks Sabu from behind. They go to the floor where nothing happens. Sanchez hits a legdrop in the ring. He puts a chair in the corner. Sabu sends him into the chair. He hits a slingshot legdrop for 2. He puts on the Camel Clutch. The crowd is dead. Sanchez hits an ugly suicide dive. Sabu misses a legdrop. Sanchez hits a missile dropkick for 2. Sabu throws a chair at his head. He hits the chair-assisted dive. He puts a table in the ring. Sanchez hits a DDT for 2. Sabu throws another chair at his face. He does it again. Sanchez throws the chair at Sabu’s back, then at his face. Sabu throws Sanchez off the top rope. He hits the Arabian Facebuster for 2. He hits the Arabian Facecrusher through the table and puts on the Camel Clutch. He won’t quit, so Sabu uses a chair and reapplies the hold for the win at 9:02. The finish made Sanchez look tough, though the match was sloppy as all hell. Still, not as bad as the first go around.
Rating: *¾

After the match Sami Callihan and Arik Cannon run out and attack Sabu. AR Fox tries to make the save but he’s just one man. Jon Davis comes out and cleans house. The DUF are idiots for putting themselves in the position to take damage before their title match. Sabu, Fox and Davis celebrate winning this little battle.

YAMATO © {J3} vs. Chuck Taylor {R} [Open the Freedom Gate Championship Match]
¬The crowd chants H-A-G-E at YAMATO, which is awesome. They lock up to start. YAMATO forces Taylor to the ropes. He works the arm. Taylor does his best to keep up. He goes after the leg. He puts on the Figure 4 Leglock. YAMATO turns it over so Taylor goes to the ropes. Taylor stays on the leg. He puts on a chinlock. He goes to a leglock but YAMATO gets to the ropes. YAMATO hits a back elbow. He hits an elbowdrop for 2. He puts on a chinlock. He hits a neckbreaker for 1. He chops the skin off of Taylor’s chest. He hits a dropkick for 2. Taylor hits the Sole Food and a dropkick. He hits a topé con hilo. He chokes YAMATO with some electrical wire. He hits a missile dropkick for 2. He puts on a leglock. YAMATO gets to the ropes. YAMATO hits a big boot. He hits the punt and the brainbuster for 2. He puts on the crossface. Taylor gets to the ropes. Taylor hits a thurst kick and a powerbomb for 2. He hits the uranage for 2. He misses a moonsault and hurts his leg. YAMATO takes the bait and Taylor gets a small package for 2. He hits a superkick and gets la magistral for 2. YAMATO blocks the Awful Waffle and hits an enziguiri. He puts on the sleeper hold. Taylor blocks the Galleria and hits the Awful Waffle for the win and the title. But YAMATO’s foot was on the bottom rope! The referee sees it after the fact and asks Gargano at ringside if it was there the whole time. Gargano reluctantly tells the referee the truth and the match is restarted. Taylor tries to hit YAMATO with the belt but YAMATO avoids it. YAMATO catches him with the Galleria for 2. He puts on the Cross Bone Vanguard for the win at 17:47. The pacing of this match was too slow for its spot on the card. The finish moved the Gargano-Taylor story forward, but didn’t do much for the match.
Rating: ***

After the match YAMATO stares at Gargano, as if to tell him that he can’t win tomorrow night. Taylor uses the stare-down to steal the belt from YAMATO and run to the back.

CIMA © {BW} & Ricochet © {BW} vs. Sami Callihan {DUF} & Arik Cannon {DUF} [Open the United Gate Championship Match]
CIMA and Callihan cut dueling promos against each other before the match to establish the DUF as de facto babyfaces. CIMA pokes Cannon’s gut, getting the match started with a brawl. Callihan and Ricochet trade kicks. Ricochet hits a dropkick. Callihan chops him to the floor. Lee sneaks into the ring and hits a big boot. Ricochet hits the Sasuke Special. Whitmer runs out and takes Lee out of the equation. Callihan hits a lariat and suicide dive on Ricochet. Cannon puts on a leglock. He and Callihan beer mist CIMA. The crowd chants “don’t waste beer,” and won’t get behind the DUF. Callihan hits a lariat. Cannon slams Callihan onto Ricochet for 2. Ricochet hits a head scissor takedown on Cannon and kicks Callihan. CIMA works Callihan’s bandaged shoulder. Ricochet hits a back flip kick. CIMA hits an enziguiri for 1. He hits the hanging double stomp for 2. CIMA spits in Callihan’s face. Callihan slugs CIMA. He smacks him again. He hits a high kick and tags to Cannon. Cannon hits a neckbreaker. Ricochet hits a missile dropkick. Cannon hits an exploder into the corner. He misses a moonsault. Ricochet hits the Rickrack (thank you Rich Swann) and the standing SSP for 2. He dropkicks Callihan. Callihan kicks Cannon by mistake. CIMA hits the Tokarev. He hits a double stomp. He hits the Perfect Driver for 2. Callihan hits a back suplex. He hits a thrust kick to the knee. He puts on the Stretch Muffler but Ricochet makes the save. Cannon hits Total Anarchy for 2. The crowd is silent. Ricochet hits a reverse hurricanrana to wake them up. Callihan hits a high kick. Ricochet hits the reverse hurricanrana on him as well. Cannon hits a turnbuckle powerbomb and a lariat. CIMA hits the Superdrol. Callihan hits a bicycle kick and the DVD. He misses a splash and Ricochet hits a Lionsault for 2. Callihan hits a powerbomb for 2. He puts on a leglock. CIMA makes the save by hitting the Iconoclasm on Cannon onto Callihan. He hits a senton on Callihan for 2. CIMA hits a high kick on Cannon. He hits his Ikkakugeri and a superkick. Ricochet hits a spin kick on Callihan. Cannon hits a brainbuster for 2. Swann’s shrieking on commentary is getting annoying. CIMA shoves Callihan to the floor. He hits Cannon with the Schwein and Ricochet hits the 630 senton for the win at 17:56. They picked this up and got the crowd into it down the stretch, but leading to that point this wasn’t much. Still, it was a good main event given that the DUF were wrestling pretty loose.
Rating: ***¼

After the match Ricochet rambles repetitively about how he and CIMA have no competition, and that he’s finally going to put PAC in his place tomorrow night. No tag team comes out to refute the claim, which makes the division look really thin.

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