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Thursday, September 24, 2009

#8: The Necro Butcher



by EricR

It seems kinda cool to hate the Necro Butcher now, just because his '08 wasn't as good as his '07. He's been all around the indies and gotten all the indie dream matches out of the way, and some people think he's now just a meth dealing Hillbilly Jim. Yeah, some of his ROH work stinks, but so what!? There were a bunch of rad Necro matches in '08. He still looks awesome and has presence like few, like the lead singer of Spin Doctors gone crazy awesome. He punches people in the face and gets punched even more, he throws chairs around with pinpoint accuracy and will take at least two stupid bumps in a match. He takes insane beatings, but showed against Sami Callihan that he can also be great beating a guy down. Necro is one of those wrestlers who looks appealing opposite anybody, just because of what he brings to the table. Fantasy book anybody opposite Necro, and it sounds awesome. Necro vs. New Jack? Yes. Necro vs. a 400 lb. Samoan guy? Yes. Necro vs. a flippy guy in vinyl pants? Yes. You want to see any movie Willem Dafoe is in because he's Willem Dafoe. And I want to see any Necro match because he's The Necro Butcher.

Recommended 2008 Matches:

~w/ Chris Hero/Candice LeRae vs. Eddie Kingston/Human Tornado/Claudio Castagnoli (PWG, 1/5/08)
~w/ Joey Matthews vs. Briscoe Bros. (ROH, 3/16/08)
~vs. The Predator (IGF, 6/23/08)
~vs. Roderick Strong (ROH, 8/1/08)
~vs. Too Cold Scorpio (IWA-MS, 8/17/08)
~vs. Sami Callihan (IWA-MS, 10/4/08)
~w/ Toby Klein vs. Deranged/Brain Damage (IWA-MS, 10/18/08)
~vs. Chris Hero (PWG, 11/1/08)

Recommended Career Matches:

~vs. Toby Klein (IWA-MS, 8/1/03)
~vs. Samoa Joe (IWA-MS, 6/11/05)
~w/ Toby Klein vs. H8 Club (CZW, 7/9/05)
~vs. Super Dragon (PWG, 9/2/06)
~vs. Homicide vs. Teddy Hart vs. Low-Ki (JAPW, 10/28/06)
~w/ Mad Man Pondo vs. Briscoe Bros. (FIP, 4/21/07)

2009 Outlook:

He won't finish top 10, but he'll make the 100. He's already had good matches against Hernandez, Bull Pain, Alofa the Samoan Tank, an IGF rookie, and a bunch of fun tag matches. Sadly, he likely won't be mentioned by name at this year's Academy Awards, as word has it that his scenes in the newest Lars von Trier film have been cut.

2 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

Nice work. I just watched that PWG six man from '08 that's on the list. Fun match but I thought the stuff with Candice LaRae and Human Tornado was tremendous. Also, Claudio slipping on the wet concrete had me laughing so hard I was crying.

Necro tied it up with Bison Smith in that elimination match from the ROH DBD weekend in Canada. I liked their exchanges and it made me salivate over the prospect of a Necro/Bison match.

3:37 PM  
Blogger EricR said...

I loved that 6 man. Everything outside the building was amazing! Claudio eating shit was hilarious, Eddie Kingston stumbling around with the trashcan (filled with a nice mixture of trash and effluent rain water) on his head...but dude...Necro throwing GRAVEL at people trumped everything else in the match. Also everybody sold being hit by gravel.

Haven't seen the Bison exchanges but I will seek them out. I could see Necro pulling a good match out of Bison. He did with The Predator.

8:28 PM  

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