Death by Elbow (Chris Hero & JT Dunn) vs Da Hoodz (Davey Cash & Kris Pyro)
Fete Music, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
I find Da Hoodz to be real hit and miss (more the latter than the former), but Death by Elbow haven’t let me down yet, so I’ll give this a fair shake. There’s some good stuff at the beginning based around the size differential between Pyro and Hero before Death by Elbow assert their dominance. Dunn in particular shows a few little touches here that evidence his recent growth (some of which are clearly due to Hero’s influence), and it’s nice to see. It’s clear that while Hero and Dunn are both superior to either individual member of Da Hoodz, if Da Hoodz apply their tag team prowess to Dunn on his own and isolate him from Hero, they can dominate the young Providence native, and it’s a nice bit of psychology. At one point, Hero tries to do his signature flip over the ropes to the apron but he totally misses it and comes down right on his neck in the ring, and it’s hard to tell whether it was a botch or on purpose, but either way, it looks bad and probably feels worse. The rest of the match just sort of happens, though the big spots towards the end are alright. It’s not a bad match, but neither is it particularly good, just really in the middle, and you can really tell which half of the match is to blame.