Jon Moxley returned to the commentary desk for the second time tonight, calling the match between Ricky Starks and the Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta. This match was hastily thrown together, with Starks feud with Bryan Danielson ending before he was lumped into this match with Wheeler Yuta.
While both men are good in-ring wrestlers, they failed to bring anything new to the table. They executed their moves well, hit some fun combinations and sequences and hit each other with some big, exciting moves.
But something was missing. I found myself wondering why I should be caring about that match. There seemed no reason for his match to happen, and the in-ring action failed to convince me that I needed to care about his match, and who I even wanted to win. Both men are ostensibly heels, so I really want them both to leave.
They clearly tried to position Ricky Starks as more of a heel, by having Big Bill come out in the middle of the match. However, Moxley was already at ringside, so both wrestlers looked equally heelish during the bout.
Ricky Starks won with the Roshambeaux (yes, that’s how you spell it) after Big Bill interfered, but I didn’t really care about any of the action in the ring.
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