I was there and this was enormously disappointing.
It took over an hour for them to get the queue in. (This was after not opening the doors at the time they'd stated on the tickets)
The sound was largely inaudible all night.
You needed beer tokens to buy beer at some bars but not others which was just odd.
One large section where we were couldn't see the screens (which was hilarious as they'd cordoned off one area on the opposite side assumedly for the same reason, so seems like they'd oversold the show)
The two pre show matches were just sort of there. (not a problem with that it's to be expected)
Ospreay Riccohet did a great job in the circumstances with the broken rope. But they went to the outside for a long period of time but the ring crew really didn't jump on top of this. It took them about a minute to repair the rope between the matches. This could have easily been done whilst the action was on the outside. It ruined what could have potentially been an amazing match. Christ knows why this was the opener (the order of the card was pretty baffling at times)
Plodding I Quit Match that never got going.
With no Pentagon Jr there we were left watching one of the worst Lucha matches that's ever taken place on planet earth. Seriously, botchy and featuring what looked like an overweight Max Moon cosplayer.
Zack Sabre Jr Vs Travis Banks was good. But after watching two duds of matches it was odd to throw out an (admittedly well done) slow burn technical match here.
Women's title match was OK but short. (And if Nixon doesn't come out to bewitched what's the point eh?)
The ladder match was fun spot fest so no issues there. The finish from Ospreay was a thing of beauty.
World title match just proved that Joe Hendry isn't much more than a flashy entrance when it comes to match time. I love Drew though so got some joy out of that.
It was great to see Angle and he did all the signature stuff. As said before it felt a bit house showy but it was all about the chance to watch Kurt wrestle one more time and that delivered. He really is on a different plane tin terms of presence and star power. Paige slowly disappearing behind the barricade when the crowd started chanting for her was a genuine LOL moment.
Overall - nothing about this show made me want to go to a WCPW show again (save the Bullet club being advertised for an upcoming show). It was badly paced, very little delivered and the shows are nothing without relying on star power.
Really good review.
I was there too and agree with most of what you said. Some people were acting like this was the greatest event to take place in the UK !!! It wasn't. WCPW may have the money but their fanboy attitude means it is not producing a good show. I suspect they will be done in a year or so.