January 28, 2012
Los Angeles, California
Originally reviewed here.
This was WORLD OF SPORT RULES, but they didn’t work this in a Johnny Saint-like manner. Finlay basically just worked like he usually does, and Colt was a little bit more serious than usual. Round 1 ended with Colt applying a headlock. Colt held on after the bell rang. Mind games!
Finlay came out with some more fire to start the second round. Finlay was progressively getting more and more physical. Finlay went after the left arm. He had a hammerlock, as the round ended.
Finlay pounced on the left arm to kick off the final round. Colt fought back a little, but Finlay was in complete control. Colt finally made a big comeback. Finlay sent the injured arm into the post and then hit the Celtic Cross: 1…2…3
This was solid enough. Finlay’s arm work paying off was definitely appreciated. I was entertained a decent amount all the way through, but the tone of the match felt like it was shifting every two minutes. Finlay basically decided to work a Finlay match, and Colt couldn’t decide how serious he wanted to play it. I expected a bit more from this one.
Match Rating: **3/4