We first met Tony many months ago at another independent wrestling show. We have kept in touch and when the opportunity arose, we took him up on his offer. Tony's only request was an honest review (good or bad).
My review is simple. AAW put on a fantastic show. I would really have to think hard about finding any negatives on this night.
The crowd was large (about 400+) and really into the action, without being out of control. I didn't see any incidents of poor behavior anywhere.
The card was jammed with 12 matches and none seemed like time-filler. Every match had a short vignette to explain some history, which really helped. I never felt lost in any of the fights. The wrestlers fought hard, moved well, told stories with their actions and really did a great job.
Champion Michael Elgin kept his title in a match with Sami Callahan. This match is definitely a "Match of the Year" candidate anywhere. I had to give extra applause to these guys!
After the matches, Tony helped us with interviews with some of the talent. We hope you enjoy these interviews as much as we enjoyed doing them.
Silas Young is the multi-time champ and one of the cornerstones of AAW. When you talk about AAW, you start with Silas Young.
I hope this is just the beginning of a long relationship with AAW Wrestling and I encourage everyone to check out AAWrestling.com and to go to their live events.