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ROH Glory By Honor VII
Jerry Lynn v.s Kenny King-**1/2
-This was a fun opener with a cocky, young heel trying to show the veteran that he has already surpassed him, but the experienced Lynn pulls it out in the end.
NWA Title Match: Adam Pearce v.s Brent Albright-***1/2
-This match was a lot like their previous encounter, but not as good and not nearly as long. I gave their other match ****1/2 and is my favorite singles match from ROH in 2008. I still got a couple shows of 2008 yet to watch, though.
FIP Title Match: Kevin Steen v.s Go Shiozaki-***1/2
-A great filler title match. Steen comes so close to winning a singles title again, but it's just not enough. The build up afterwards for the ROH title match with Nigel attacking Steen until Generico made the save was a nice touch as well.
GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Katsuhiko Nakajima v.s Bryan Danielson-****1/2
-This was the MOTN, hands down. Such an awesome match that was nearly flawless. I would have even went higher on the rating if Nakajima would have sold as well as Danielson had when it came to their early limb work.
Rhett Titus v.s Erick Stevens-*1/4
-Despite being a short match this was very brutal.
Sweet N' Sour Inc. (Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards & Shane Hagadorn) v.s Roderick Strong, Ruckus & Jigsaw-*1/4
-This was easily my least favorite match of the night. There really wasn't anything to this match and Hero/Strong should have just had a singles match.
Claudio Castganoli v.s Kensuke Sasaki-**3/4
-I was expecting more out of this, but what can expect from Claudio when he is put in this high profile singles matches. His title match with Nigel at the Hammerstein ballroom and now this. I don't think Claudio is ready for the spotlight at all. He should stay in the midcard until he can handle these types of matches even if I think Sasaki wasn't trying too hard here as well.
ROH Title Match: El Generico v.s Nigel McGuinness-***3/4
-Now this was a good title match and the fans really did seem to think at one point that Generico was going to walk away ROH champion. Steens involvement made me lower the rating, but still a very good title match. I want to see Generico get another one on one shot at the title down the line.
Steel Cage Warfare: Austin Aries, Jay & Mark Briscoe v.s Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black & Delirious) v.s Necro Butcher-***1/4
-This was a fun main event and it was a perfect ending to the show in the old ECW arena. However, I couldn't help but feel that it felt more like a CZW Cage of Death match than an ROH blood feud.
Overall: This was a great show and it lived up to the hype for the most part. I'm going to start watching Driven 2008 in the next few days.