30 in 30 Reborn: Tigers Pro Wrestling’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Tigers Pro Wrestling (TPW) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about TPW’s Youtube channel:

Number of videos: 28

Frequency new videos are added: The channel was launched in November 2012 and has not been updated in roughly six months so about two a month at it’s peak though uploads came in spurts.

Frequency full shows are added: No full shows have been added yet.

Total views of the most popular video: 1,522

TPW is a French promotion launched at the start of the decade. The promotion uses a six sided ring like the more widely known TNA. To their hexagon they invite some notable independent talent including like Jonathan Gresham, CJ Banks and France’s own Tristan Archer. TPW also showcases some local French talents who have not traveled much outside of the country’s borders, if at all. TPW’s YouTube channel consists of full matches, video packages and training clips some of which are super short like the ones found here and here. The full matches have no commentary or onscreen graphics and the picture is not the best quality. Also, at some point the cameraman apparently just said, “Screw it,” and fixed the camera to one of their ringposts. As a result later matches are shot from one odd fixed angle. On the plus side the lighting of the clips tends to be good and the in-ring action is ultimately worth checking out. The channel has not been updated in about six months, but the promotion has an active Facebook page so there is still hope.

A recommended clip:

Vince ‘NT vs. Tristan Archer

 Tristan Archer controls the majority of this match first with mat wrestling and then in rougher style by taking down Vince ‘NT with moves like a hard shoulder block. As the French say Archer is, “Le Bastard” of this match, but he doesn’t really show it until Vince ‘NT gives him reason to.

In contrast to Archer, Vince ‘NT is a slightly smaller worker with a much more high flying style. Vince ‘NT first takes Archer down with a dropkick and then some sloppy head scissors. Yet, the bits of this bout where Vince ‘NT is in charge are few and far between. As soon as Archer starts with choking Vince ‘NT and taking cheap shots, the little children of France cannot stop heckling him. For good reason too. Archer is giving this baby face a beating!

Vince ‘NT reminds me a little of Ricky Morton in the way he draws sympathy from a crowd by taking a beating. It’s just a shame that at least for this match there is no French Robert Gibson he can tag in.

In any even Vince ‘NT makes his comeback with an enziguri and lays in hard sounding strikes to Archer right in front of the hard cam (I know, I know, what other cam is there?). However, Archer had dominated so much of this match he’s not just about to go down and delivers a belly-to-back suplex followed by a wild roaring elbow much to the dismay of the children in the crowd.



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