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6/8 Match of the Day: Dustin Rayz vs Davey Richards

by on June 8, 2011

Today’s Match of the Day comes from the November 15, 2008 Insanity Pro Wrestling event (continuing our IPW Week on MOTD), as Davey Richards faces Dustin Rayz.

Rayz is a hidden gem in the Midwest scene. Outside of one Chikara appearance last year, Rayz hasn’t seen much ring-time with any of the “super-indies” of the world (the Ring of Honors and Pro Wrestling Guerrillas of the world, for instance). But, Rayz is definitely talented enough to be considered for any major group in the country, in my humble opinion. He gets to display his wares monthly at IPW out of Indianapolis (and will be doing so, alongside his fellow Messiahs of a New Age, Lou Roberts & Rickey Shane Page, in a handicap match against Irish Airborne on Saturday, June 18th – for more information, click the “Insanity Pro Wrestling” link above) as this match is a great example of.

Rayz seemed motivated to show something, facing top national name Richards on this card. Both guys worked for two, but Rayz especially seemed game for anything, including a hellacious gainer bump off of the apron and to the floor off of a clothesline at one point. Rayz shows an aptitude for eating all of Davey’s offense really well, especially the handspring turnaround kick. If you’re a fan of Richards’ usual style of match, the finishing sequence is good stuff, as Rayz is more than able to keep up with Richards’ pace (and doesn’t seem to back down from the task during a slap exchange late in the bout, which is sometimes an issue with opponents of Davey’s).

To see the match in its entirety, please click under the cut!

-TOM. 

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