Dog Collar Match
Necro Butcher vs Jimmy Rave - ***1/4
The Young Bucks vs Dark City Fight Club - ***
Claudio Castagnoli vs Colt Cabana - **1/4
ROH World Tag Team Championship
American Wolves vs The Briscoes
There were some good things about this match, but some bad things really brought this down from what it could've been. One is The Briscoes no-selling, which I still haven't gotten used and it still bugs the hell out of me. Second, is The Briscoes apparent refusal to be without offense for any significant period of time. The Wolves got very little offense in this, and they're the damn heel champions! This is what pisses me off about the tag division. The fucking Briscoes will never be booked lower than the fucking champions. It happened with Steenerico and it looks like it'll happen with the Wolves. The Wolves are lucky Mark was injured for most of their reign. It'll be a travesty if The Briscoes win at Final Battle. This could've been a great match, but The Briscoes hurt this quite bad. The only thing that really stood out I liked was Davey dropkicking the ref for the DQ. Even after that, The Briscoes were morons. "Oh hey look we won dem tag belts bah DQ!" "Oh what? You mean dey dont change hands bah DQ?" Ugh.
ROH World Championship
Austin Aries vs Bryan Danielson
Enjoyed this match a lot. I'd say this is the best match of the Final Countdown Tour so far. Both guys put a lot into this, and while it's definitely not as good as their most famous matches, they fail to dissapoint as usual. Some nice chain-wrestling to start, but by the end they're hitting each other with all they had. Seriously, some of the forearm shots they did were much stiffer than I thought they would be. They all had that loud, sick, snapping sound, which you don't usually get from either guy. I loved the ending with Aries doing just about all of his big moves to finally put away Dragon, even a Super Brainbuster and two kicks to the head. I thought this was exciting stuff the whole way through and I think it is one of the best ROH matches this year. Not just for the action, but like all Final Countdown matches will have, he emotion factor. This is Dragon's last ever ROH World Title match, against a man he's had a competitive rivalry with for years, and was in a tag team with last year. That just has to be taken into account. Some may think I'm overrating this, but I honestly enjoyed it this much. Must-see match.