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post #2523 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 02:47 PM
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Re: Official Indy DVD Help Thread

ROH Battle of the Best and ROH Tokyo Summit have arrived, thats some speedy service ROH.

The crowd is so small for the Battle of the Best show, sooooo many empty seats especially at the front rows. It seems most of the fans there just bought the cheaper seats as the back is more filled out than the front, its a little dissapointing to see. At least halfway through the show more people seem to filter in, and the crowd came alive the most during the brawling main event (very much a DDT crowd)

Production is top notch and the in ring action is pretty decent too

ROH Battle of the Best
1. Yamato vs. Eddie Edwards **1/2 (A decent match, had some painful botches but i've seen much worse)

2. Ryo Saito vs. Austin Aries **1/2 (Sound phsychology with Aries selling his back real well, just a little lacking as a match)

3. Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards ***1/2 (A very good and competitive bout, lots of hard hitting strikes and excellent exchanges. They really played well on the fact both were once team members and had learnt from that)

4. Generico, Shingo & Dragon Kid vs. BxB Hulk, Yoshino & Doi *** (A fun match that took quite a while to get going but was entertaining when it did, due to the exciting Dragon Gate overkill style)

5. Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson ***3/4 (Easily their most techincal match in a very long time, with the crowd into the reversals and impressive counters. Had an old school british feel to it and I loved it)

6. AOTF vs. Briscoes **3/4 (A fun bout with the crowd uber into it, lots of brawling and a sense of a fight rather than a striaght up wrestling match. Felt a little short but was a nice change of pace)

Overall an enjoyable show, people may not like the fact the fans were very very quiet but it didn't bother me but have a feeling it will turn people off the show. I will give the show a reccomendation based on the McGuinness/Dragon & Davey/Strong encounters but a show as a whole there are obviously better out there yet those two matches deserve a viewing.

ROH Tokyo Summit
1.Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black **3/4
2.Miyamoto vs. Eddie Edwards **
3.El Generico vs. Ishimori ***
4.Briscoes vs. Morishima & Richards **3/4
5.Danielson vs. Kanemaru **** (Uber epic)
6.Nakajima & Marufuji vs. KENTA & Ibushi ****1/4 (Fucking incredible)
7.Kensuke Sasaki vs. Roderick Strong **3/4 (decent but lacking)
8.Nigel McGuinness vs. Jimmy Jacobs ***

Awesome, awesome show. Much better than Battle of the Best, many more fans and far more vocal. Matches 5. & 6. are out of this world and deserve all the attention possible and then some.

Sorry the review for Tokyo Summit is shorter, but im in a slight rush

Puroresu - the most perfect form of wrestling there is, the atmosphere, the wrestlers, everything. As far as im concerned it can do no wrong.

So say we all!
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