It was Wrestlemania month, so you can only imagine the number of great matches we had. Still, only three made the final cut.
3. JOSH BARNETT vs MINORU SUZUKI – GCW JOSH BARNETT’S BLOODSPORT (APRIL, 4)
I love the Bloodsport concept. It’s that one night of the year when you are taken back to the UWF years. Also, there were no better choices for the main event than these two dudes. Suzuki is the best active wrestler when it comes to the shoot style. Barnett showed here that he is not that far behind. They went after each other the whole match and, after a time limit draw, they demanded it to restart. If you like violent physical poetry, this is your match.
2. DAVEY BOY SMITH JR. vs KILLER KROSS – GCW JOSH BARNETT’S BLOODSPORT (APRIL, 4)
Earlier that night, two wrestlers won my absolute respect. Both Smith and Kross were never exactly my cup of tea. After this match, I will pay attention to everything they do. These guys are talented, and they showed exactly that in here. They were vicious and brutal. It looked like a real fight. When it comes to realism, this is probably a match of the year contender. If you missed this match, go and watch it right now.
1. ORTIZ & SANTANA vs RICKY MORTON & ROBERT GIBSON – GCW JOEY JANELA’S SPRINGBREAK (APRIL, 6)
We have to address some things here. First, GCW has been offering the best wrestling shows when it comes to Wrestlemania for a couple of years already. Second, no one puts a better show than Joey Janela. Third, the Rock N’ Roll Express is the best tag team ever.
This felt like one of those moments where you feel lucky to be alive. It was a true dream match when you had one of the best tag teams on the planet today going against a legendary one. And, boy, they delivered. I’d never expected to see a Canadian Destroyer by Ricky Morton in 2019. Hell, I wouldn’t expect such a thing to ever happen. Still, I did. This was magic. It was everything professional wrestling needs to be. It’s the past making way for the future leaving a mark in the process. The art of tag team wrestling came to life in this once in a lifetime masterpiece.