Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Sep 2007
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe (ROH Third Anniversary Celebration Part 3) - ***
It didn't start out the way I thought it would. It was more of a slow paced, methodical match than I had anticipated. Pace started to pick up a little, but then it slowed right back down.
The psychology of the match was probably why it stayed around that kind of speed. They once again made Joe seem like the ultimate bulldozer that could not be stopped. Austin took a pretty good beating from the strikes of Joe. Joe seemed relaxed and in control basically the whole match. Whenever Aries gained any sort of momentum, Joe would seemingly take back control all the time.
AA showed outstanding resiliency, and was able to take everything that Joe was dishing out. Didn't really care for the sequencing of the match. Transitions didn't seem to naturally flow. Finish was a little suprising, but it correlated to the type of match they were putting on. Aries couldn't get a definitive win, but luck proved to be on his side.