DDS ace photographer Gregory Davis was on hand for this year’s edition of CHIKARA‘s annual, massive, King of Trios weekend. 2012′s KOT was all about the Queens though, as seven Joshi came to CHIKARA and demolished preconceptions, gender barriers and, most enjoyably, Matt Classic. Tsubasa Kuragaki told me she’s looking forward to returning to America again soon. Until then you can enjoy Greg’s shots of three days of wrestling excellence. You can also order the shows via SmartMarkVideo.com.
Today we bring you a post by someone new to DDS. Amanda is the creator of Wrestling For Everyone a site that covers, well, everything in wrestling. What caught my eye were her excellent profile pieces on wrestlers like Davey Richards, Masato Yoshino, and AJ Styles. Here’s one she did on no former ROH Champion Eddie Edwards. I hope you enjoy the matches, and her unique and enthusiastic way of talking about them – Leslie, Ed.
Since my last spotlight was for Davey Richards, and they had an epic title match at ROH: Best in the World, I thought I’d do the other half of the American Wolves, Eddie Edwards.
Gonna start out with Eddie’s first ROH appearance back in 2006, where he faces Austin Aries and has really bad hair.
Of course he gets owned by Aries, but manages to hold his own for nearly eight minutes. While there’s nothing in this match that inherently screams “Future ROH world champ!” I think it’s an excellent debut. Eddie, while not showing off any particularly unique moves, does a lot of other moves very nicely, like a perfectly lovely enziguiri at 2:45 in and a pretty epic missile dropkick off the top rope at 6:20.
In direct and almost startling contrast to his debut match, I bring to you a match from earlier this year. Eddie Edwards vs. Kotaro Suzuki in Pro-Wrestling NOAH, the joy and wonder that is Japanese wrestling.