FEEDBACK: EVOLVE 1 - Richards vs. Ibushi (2010)

On Rewind-A-Wai #82, we will be reviewing EVOLVE 1 from January 2010 as selected by Espresso Executive Producer @cnoevil.

The full event is available on the WWE Network.

Post all feedback or questions related to the show in this thread and we will read them at the end of the show.

Rewind-A-Wai #82 will be released on Tuesday, March 16 for all members of the POST Wrestling Café.

EVOLVE 1
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Rahway, NJ at the Rahway Rec Center
*Main Event: Davey Richards vs. Kota Ibushi
*Six-Man Tag Team Match: Mike Quackenbush, Frightmare & Hallowicked vs. Brodie Lee, Gran Akuma & Icarus
*Munenori Sawa vs. TJP
*Johnny Gargano vs. Chris Dickinson
*Jimmy Jacobs vs. Kenn Doane
*Brad Allen vs. Silas Young
*Mercedes Martinez vs. Niya
*The Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis) vs. Aeroform (Louis Lyndon & Flip Kendrick)
*Ricochet vs. Arik Cannon
*Chuck Taylor vs. Cheech
*Kyle O’Reilly vs. Bobby Fish

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Brian from New Jersey.

I was very intrigued to see what Gabe Sapolsky would do after he was relieved of his duties at ROH, so I was drawn to both Dragon Gate USA and this. Both were companies of highs and lows, but I felt the highs got really high. I credit him for going a little outside the box for the presentation of EVOLVE here for the first handful of shows, from Real World-esque segments from the time EVOLVE was announced, to the win-loss records and no distinct entrance music. Trying for that real sports feel, even as this show had Chuck Taylor and Chikara characters. Pretty fun start to the promotion, briskly paced, some standout matches. I don’t recall anything too offensive outside of Sean Davis’ character, which thankfully didn’t last because he left to do something else.