If anyone is interested a few matches from the kaufman brand are up a few thoughts I had (I've only watched the first set)
Is dretsch majoring in body building? The kid has always been strong but he looked absolutely enormous and bulky in the match I saw I didnt even recognize him but the camera people kept saying his name, he looked bigger last year then in 2005-6 and even more massive this year. He also looked pretty lethargic and lacking in energy despite obviously being the superior and much more physically strong wrestler. I was not impressed by him at all.
Malumura looked like pretty much the same old Yura, he seems to have absolutely no defense on his feet as the guy he was wrestling was pretty bad and got in on his legs at least once with no real effort. He has no future at this weight
Bronson looks much improved this year, wadzuiless is obviously not in any kind of contention for a starting spot but from what I hear hes a great guy and it was nice to see him get a match.
Thorn looked pretty good but like yura seemed to have absolutely no defense on his feet, he looked pretty flat footed too the other guy got in on his legs and thorn just toppled. Thorn is much faster then I thought he was and I think by next year he will be ready to start and possibly contend for AA honors. Thorn looked pretty good off the bottom also, very active and just the way he wrestles he has the right attitude and tries to score Im looking forward to seeing more of him
C.P. looked amazing! Granted he wasnt wrestling a top 20 guy or anything but I was blown away by how explosive and fast he looked in addition to being as strong as ever, although his opponents length gave him some trouble. He has his head shaved too and for the first few minutes of the match I was thinking "Wow since when is Dustin that thick?", yes he really looked that fast watch the match and tell me I'm wrong. I've heard from people at the quad that C.P. and other places that CP is looking incredible this year and Im really looking forward to seeing him wrestle sanderson next weekend.
Glasser looked solid not a world beater but good and I think he will only get better over time, 165 is a weight where we will probably be improved this year over last year.