Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH - Validation
Super Smash Brothers vs Brent Albright & Erick Stevens - **3/4
Chris Hero vs Sonjay Dutt - ***1/4
Jimmy Rave & Claudio Castagnoli vs Necro Butcher & Delirious - **1/4
Joey Ryan vs Colt Cabana - ***
ROH World Tag Team Championship
American Wolves vs Bryan Danielson & Kevin Steen
Great match, almost like a mini version of the Tag Title Classic. It had Dragon's partner going through a table and Dragon fending for himself while getting his knee attacked, as the main reasons for being similar but this was just such great fun to watch. Dragon and Edwards really shined in this one. Dragon, who was selling the attacks on his knee very well as usual. Edwards, who got put over big time by making the top man in the company tap and stepping out of Davey's shadow and becoming his own. Edwards is really being given great opportunities to showcase himself now. My favourite part was at the end, when Davey sacrificed himself with a dive to the outside to take out Steen, leaving Eddie by himself. Eddie is looking around with a "Where's my partner?" kinda expression and Nigel on commentary is yelling "Make a name for yourself, Eddie! Make that clamdigger tap!". It felt like such an important moment and Eddie looked like a star. God forbid the Wolves should disband because of Davey getting pushed, but I think Eddie is going to be just fine. The only big flaw in this was the crowd being quiet in certain parts, they were pretty much only lively for the spots, but it wasn't too bad. Best match of the night, and I don't think the main event will do any better.
ROH World Championship
Jerry Lynn vs Jay Briscoe
Similar to how the previous weekend went, which had one great match (Roderick) and one lesser match (Cabana), this weekend's great match was with Hero, but this one with Jay was the much lesser one. Didn't find it very interesting at all and there wasn't much of a story to go with it. Very little hints of psychology or a formula to the match, it was just sequences, moves and resting before they got to the finishing moves. Lynn did a Cradle Piledriver pretty much out of nowhere, which got zero reaction was too early for anyone to believe was the finish. Same thing happened with the Jay-Driller, but that got a reaction. Then not long afterwards it was a Tombstone Cradle Piledriver for the win. It was as if they realised the match wasn't that interesting and just decided to hit some big moves to make things better. Match was ok, but a really weak main event. I'd say Lynn's reign has been hit or miss so far.