I just completed watching 48. Some observations in no particiular order. Things I guess I forgot or missed being there live.
I did not realize how good the Athena v Rey match really was . Of course I could hear one my my girls in the background yelling "Come On Athena" the whole time and I think during that match I was more worried about that the match itself.
Courtney Rush is quick. I think, being our first show, we were so caught up in her personality (and to me her ring personality is her normal personality turned up to high) that I did not realize just how good and amazingly quick she is in the ring. I did realize this live 49-52, but I am looking back in time.
I hope I get to see some more Kurihara down the road.
I miss SDR!
The O-Face is devastating!
It's cool to see yourself pop on video (I and they couple beside me, who were super nice, both popped big when Courtney pinned Portia).
Portia is awesome as a color commentator!
Rhia was growing into her new role in these tapings and I can see it.
KC and Divina are still fun to watch, live or on DVD.
I am a huge Canadian Ninjas fan! HUGE!
Joey Eastman is the best ring announcer I have seen (sorry Kevin Harvey).
Finally, I did not realize (again, I came to appreciate it at 49-52) how much Bryce adds to the matches. He wordplay in the four way tag match just enhanced the fun and effectiveness of the teams in the match. Bryce and I had a couple of short fun verbal exchanges on Day 1/Vol 49-50 when he kept missing things (Bryce, you are having a bad day and he replied "It sounds like it") but watching things are DVD I always see things I missed life. I am not at all criticizing the other officials.
Fun times, good memories, great wrestling, great role models
Can't wait for April!
Again, thank you Dave and all the athletes!
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