Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. LDRS (Zack Sabre Jr. & Marty Scurll) from wXw 2011

Originally reviewed here.

wXw 16 Carat Gold
Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
March 13, 2011

Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. LDRS (Zack Sabre Jr. & Marty Scurll)

While it is absolutely a treat to get a chance to watch the Future Shock team (ROH breaking that team up remains one of the worst things to happen during the Cornette era), this match was excessive to the point where I started to enjoy myself less and less the longer it went. They started off with crisp action that was absolutely compelling, but the back-and-forth sequence after the heat went for an absurdly long time that it rendered everything before it moot. I did not expect to like this one much due to remembering how long it went, but I was surprised by how little it entertained me during the final ten minutes. This was akin to a Dragon Gate tag title match on PPV that just goes on and on and on. The effort is absolutely there, but it’s so misguided. (**)

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