Originally Posted by MrPaiMei
Dude, I felt it absolutly ruined the show. I tend to watch my shows straight up 3 hours in a row (gives me something to do while my friends have bball practice) so I can see if I'm more affected by it than someone who just watches some matches here and there. But here's my major beef. the crowd was TOTALLY into Cross-Daniels. Then they were absolutly dead. you have a Dragon-Joe staredown... to a dead crowd. Think about that. And then Homicide, who came out to a sizeable pop earlier, and who came out to the biggest ROH pop in history in the same building a few months earlier, comes out to silence FOR THE END OF THE STEVE CORINO FEUD, a match FOUR YEARS in the making. Yes, it probably has more *** matches than the average ROH show, but the average ROH show also has one match that was better than Cide-Corino, my MOTN, and most shows have two that are better. Plus the show staright up is bad to watch. Its not fun at all. No excitement, no varied styles, nothing. While HRB may have had a few less *** matches, it was much more entertaining, had a match in the main that blew away Cide-Corino, had a title match that was on equal level with it, and the six man was just as good as the acclaimed KENTA-Sydal. And that show had a crowd that was into everything. The Konnan thing was fucking stupid and as far as I'm concerned, it ruined a show with good potential.
I warned folks of an awful crowd but I don't think people shouldn't buy the show solely based on a crowd. I mean if everyone bought a show based on it's crowd half the ROH shows wouldn't sell nearly as much as they do. Now, a crowd is an important part of a show but I don't think it makes or breaks a show.
Also, I agree that the Konnan/Cornette segments sucked but by no means did they ruin the show. Simple solution is skip the segments and watch the highly enjoyable matches.
When it comes down to it minus the bad Konnan/Cornette segments (which are easily skippable) and the less than good crowd the show was very solid and deserves a look. The amount of feud progression was tremendous and the matches were really fun to watch.
Finally, a show shouldn't be bought solely based on a good/bad crowd or good/bad segments. In my opinion, a show should be bought based on its match quality. Having a good crowd and segments is just an added bonus. This show deserves look based on its match quality as stated above.