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Join Date: May 2004
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More ROH in Japan Thoughts:
SHINGO/DKid/Generico vs. Doi/Yoshino/Hulk: Basically a slightly better version of last year's 6-man in Osaka with Del and Sydal. It's basically regular DG house show killing time for a while (outside of some great heated stuff between Hulk and Shingo) with a pretty damn good last few minutes, mainly thanks to Generico IMO as he became the focus. From there it was all pretty well executed and fun, but this match was never anything more than a showcase and can't really touch the real high end DG in ROH stuff. However, the last 3rd is still great and, while nothing special, DG guys just work great even when not doing much of note, so this match still is reccomended to watch highly. ***3/4
Jacibs/Black vs. Briscoes: Now this I really dug. It's basically a perfect combination of the Briscoes style. They have a real fun round-the-building brawl (for fans who - gasp - aren't conditioned to seeing it every single show)then go into the ring for a tight but exciting finish. Match runs 12 min and flys by. ****
So seriously, Jacobs/Black had one of the best ROH Tag Title runs ever. In my eyes...
vs. Steenerico ***3/4
vs. Aries/Dragon ****1/2
vs. Marufuji/Shiozaki ****1/4
vs. Briscoes ****
vs. Steenerico ****1/2
I mean I'm not saying they're Aries/Strong, but they're definately up there. And if Steenerico's reign is booked like theirs (not a ton of title matches which kills challengers, just big matches against top teams about once or twice a month) just on a longer scale, it will be the best thing ever.