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Official Indy DVD Thread
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07-19-2011, 03:17 PM
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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH Supercard Of Honor VI
1) Homicide vs Michael Elgin:
A sluggish opener full of awkwardness & hesitation.
2) Cole & O'Reilly vs Bravados:
Good basic tag match with an action-packed home straight.
3) Steve Corino vs Mike Bennett:
All credit to Corino for getting the crowd into a Bennett match.
4) Chris Hero vs El Generico:
Disappointing from these two, even given its place on the card & lack of back story. Silly finish too.
5) Davey Richards vs Charlie Haas:
For someone who's so over when his music plays, Davey has a frustrating knack for losing the crowd with his incoherent jumbles of big moves & patchy selling. At one point they traded 10 german suplexes to a smattering of applause & a 3-man "this is awesome" chant which promptly died on its arse.
6) Claudio Castagnoli vs Shelton Benjamin:
Claudio dominated the early going with a immense display of technical prowess & crowd interaction. Shelton's comebacks lacked a certain spark, though.
7) Christopher Daniels vs Colt Cabana:
Some nice exchanges early on.
8) Briscoes vs ANX:
More of a methodical, old-school (ie. pre-ECW) style brawl than its ROH predecessors. They didn't go all over the building or overdo the weapons shots & the result was a really intense & believable scrap.
9) Eddie Edwards vs Roderick Strong:
Roddy was fantastic here as the former champ on a desperate mission for redemption. He worked over Eddie's back relentlessly, while the champ relied on an annoyingly random assortment of counters & comebacks, before slapping on an unrelated submission.
Aside from the opener, there's nothing dreadful here, but the card falls short of previous SCOH benchmarks. Several of the finishes are really abrupt & undramatic, and it's noticeable of late that ROH crowds aren't as bothered about the outcome of matches as they once were.
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