Garden State Saint wrote:I'm all for Steen vs. Sami happening in PWG but I wouldn't mind waiting either as you raise a good point.
A possible scenario is Steen pulling double duty like he did on some 2011 shows. He could face Sami and then be in another match with Dragon.
Colt Banana wrote:I absolutely agree that my main reason would just be for the heat, I'm very curious to see the rection from the pwg crowd. I suppose my ideal scenario would be a multi night BOLA where he lost the 1st night and then worked the multi man the next night where he could just rile up the crowd. I think he's a solid enough wrestler who doesn't do anything flashy because he doesn't want the fans to cheer him, admittedly I don't watch every ROH show so again other people may have more informed opinions, but from what I've seen of him I've enjoyed his work. There may be a chance that I like Mike Bennet as a concept more than the wrestler. I really dig the idea of a wwe style wrestler in an ROH context where he's the opposite of everything the company supposedly stands for and I'd like to see if that dynamic would translate into pwg where things have always been a bit less serious than roh (and that's a strength of PWG's IMO ). As for all the wrestlers you listed, I'd love to see them all in pwg too and I'm not necessarily sure I'd book Bennet at the expense of one of them either, specifically Elgin who is somebody I'd love to see before the end of the year.
PWG already has a few "WWE-style" wrestlers (Brian Cage, Joey Ryan) who are far more talented than Mike Bennett. Bennett is one of the reasons people have been turning away from ROH because he's bland on top of being mediocre, so there's no redeeming quality.
The crowd reaction to him would not be good. It would fall somewhere between Brandon Gatson and Hurricane Helms. Flat. And having him in BOLA would be a sacrilege to the tournament's integrity.