Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Final Battle 2009 has got the be the biggest mixed bag in the history of ROH.
One on hand, there is an amazing, feud-ending tag match between Steenerico and The Young Bucks and an amazing beginning to one of the best storylines ever. Also, though the weakest Fight Without Honor, Kingston-Hero is a fitting end to their ROH feud with an incredible spot that must be seen. The two huge surprises (Steen's heel turn, the return of KOW) are two of the most exciting moments in ROH history.
On the other hand, there isn't a single other outstanding match. Adam Pearce lost his mind when he booked the main event to go broadway, but he really screwed the pooch when he booked 8 other matches on the undercard. Here is a year-ending show that should have been a wrestling classic, but instead is an overbooked circus show.
Maff/Whitmer vs. the Carnage Crew
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Delirious
Homicide vs. Corino
Carnage Crew vs. Texas Wrestling Academy
were all much weaker FWHs than Hero/Kingston. And the Bucks and Steenerico never really feuded. Otherwise I agree with you.
This is the other wrestling section. It's still fake to us.