Friday night there was alot of chaos at the McCarran airport in Las Vegas as President Trump was also about to leave Las Vegas (he was here to make a presence as the Nevada primaries were held on Saturday) and it basically shut the airport down (not a political statement- I think the same thing would of happened with a Democratic President.) Thankfully I have Clear so I was able to bypass all the 100s of people in the backed up security line. But my plane got delayed 3 times, I did not think I was going to make it on time until I saw the plane's online flight map and realized the pilot made up over 30 minutes of lost time by slightly changing his flight route.
Thankfully I got there just in time as the first match was Sonico vs Black Danger- one of the matches I wanted to see the most. It was one of my favorite matches of the night and I knew immediately how cool it was to go to a Defy show. Sonico is one of my favorite wrestlers and I was able to get my picture taken with him at Intermission. I also got a signed picture of Sonico that Will brought and asked Sonico to address to me. It was great to finally meet in person the Lucha Ghoula!
The next match was Danika Della Rouge vs Rebel Yel. Both women were trained by Buddy Wayne. I liked both of the women in this match. I think it was better than most women matches I see in FSW (but Lacey Ryan of FSW is so damn good- Lacey IMO just needs more good female talent to work with.)
My other favorite matches of the night were Anthony Bowens vs Jet Knight, 4MH vs Guillermo Rosas and Damian 666 (oh hell yeah- I am so glad I got to see Damian 666 on Friday night,) and La Rebelion Amarilla vs the Amerikan Gunz for the Crash Lucha Libre Tag Team Championship.
Defy's venue in Seattle is cool and the crowd is awesome (the only two better crowds I have ever seen were PWG crowds back in the Legion Hall days- nothing will ever touch that- and San Antonio.)
I wish they had better beer though. Washington state has some of the best hops in the entire world and thus some of the best beers in the entire world, but at Defy they are serving Reineer and Freemont IPA (I drank one of each- but a better beer selection at a Seattle venue would have been appreciated lol.) It is cool they serve burgers though- most feds other than Sam's Town that I have been to do not have burgers (a major exception being GCW in Los Angeles with Grill Them All- best burgers I ever had at a wrestling show.)
Most of the show was A quality. I made one signing at the show (I also made one in advance before the show) and may have some more soon too via Email (including from one wrestler who previously said no to being in the game back at Expo Lucha Las Vegas.)
Thanks again to Will for getting my ticket to this awesome show!
Great to see Seattle again! I will be back in Seattle the last weekend in July- the weekend after I go to GCW in Portland- if not sooner.
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