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Fifth Year Festival: Philly
We open up with Richards being revieled as the "culprit" of Evans sneak attack, although he doesn't take credit.
Nigel McGuinness vs. TJ Perkins - This was a damn good opener. Nigel just wrestled a match not to get himself over, or TJ over (because he didn't get much offense), but he did exciting stuff and some cool nearfalls. All that was needed. ***
Austin Aries vs. Claudio Castagnoli - This was another decent match, but a lot of this was Claudio trying to be a REAL chickenshit heel. He's really over. Aries picks up the win in a solid match. ***
Philadelphia Street Fight - This was a great street fight. Not 100th Show level or anything, with some hokey stuff, but got over every feud in here and wrapped up the feud for Philly. BJ wins with a super exploder. ***1/2
The Briscoes vs. Stenn/Generico - Awesome. Just exactly the match I like, big moves, fast paced, great stuff. Steen was so great, the star of the match, and he reminded me of Vader with his power mixed in with fun flips and such. And Generico and Steens big moves haven't really been done in ROH before, so they were over huge. Briscoes win with an SSP/Leg Drop combo. Huge "Please Come Back" chant. ****1/4
Samoa Joe vs. Jimmy Rave - Okay. JIMMY RAVE SUCKS. I HATE JIMMY RAVE. Not in a good, kayfabe way, I want to skip his matches. he had a good match with Cide, but anyone on the roster could have had that match. Here, he actually works the ankle, but I take back my request, because its the most BORING THING EVER. The same hold, for like, 10 minutes. And not even the Heel hook! Ugh. Joe wins, cool speech on Philly fans afterwards, yadda yadda yadda. My only explanation for the Rave push is Gabe wanting to prove he can get an awful worker over as a main eventer. **3/4
Strong vs. Delirious - I won't really comment on this, cause it only really got started before the injury. I really thought, watching, it was worked, but I have nothing to back that up. If it wasn't, Strong was really careless. **1/2
Daniels and Sydal vs. Evans and Shingo - This was a damn good match, but made it clear how subpar Daniels and Sydal are compared to the Kings and GenNext. They wrestle an Aries and Strong match, with extende heat sequences follewed by nearfalls, but it just... isn't as good. Thats all I have to say. Daniels and Sydal win with a double team Angel's Wings. ***1/2
Homicide vs. Morishima - I've posted my thoughts on this, but its a damn good brawl that definatly got Morishima over while keeping Homicide strong. ***1/2
OVERALL: NYC is better, but this is definatly one of the better shows since GBH, with NYC and Final Battle. Definatly get it.