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ROH Take No Prisoners 2009 PPV
Colt Cabana vs Ace Steel
Fun opener with some goofing about between Colt and Ace but nothing much more to the match. Little wrestling sadly. Colt & Ace checking the ring ropes was a fun touch. Shame the PPV aired before the Supercard Of Honor IV DVD came out so it would have made little sense to people watching it at the time. Continuity ftw.
El Generico, Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe & Magno vs American Wolves, Chris Hero & Incognito
Much better than the 6 man from the night before. Magno was again very fun and impressive. Incognito not so much at all. Don't care for the Lucha guys coming back for any other shows. The NOAH talent alone are enough. Can't see how the Lucha guys are that much of a draw and clearly havent done anything for a rise in DVD sales. Fun fast paced match though.
Jimmy Jacobs vs Necro Butcher - Fight Without Honor
Finally a great match to come out this AOTF angle and the best match I've seen Necro in, in a long while. This is just a brilliant war and well deserving of being a feud ender. The suplex to the floor is just a sick spot. Jimmy tearing a massive chunk of Necro's hair out and putting it in his mouth while he drove a screwdrive into Necro's opened wounds in his forehead is why I love Jimmy so much. Sick fuck. Necro teasing throwing Jimmy off the balcony at the top of the crowd was cool too. Brilliant war between two great hardcore wrestlers.
Brent Albright vs Claudio Castognoli vs Blue Demon Jr
Just as bad as the 4 way with Generico the night before. Nigel's promo before the match was nice and liked how he came back into the picture to cost Claudio the match at the end. Blue Demon Jr. just looks really arkward around the ring and like I've said before I just don't care one bit for any Claudio/Albright match of any variation.
Roderick Strong vs Alex Koslov
Similar to Koslov's match with Danielson the night before but with more wrestling and less playing to the crowd. At this point in the PPV it felt too much like a re-run of the show the night before. Card was too similar for my liking. Enjoyed this match and Koslov impressed me again. Strong is great as usual.
Jerry Lynn vs Bryan Danielson vs D'Lo Brown vs Erick Stevens - ROH World Championship
Didn't really like this. Seemed to suffer from a packed card which hurt the PPV more than helped it. Seemed like Pearce wanted to get as much talent on the show as possible and that hurt the quality of later matches like this. Nothing memorable in the match and felt like 4 randomly thrown together guys that didn't have anything else to do on the card. Didn't feel like a title match either.
KENTA & Tyler Black vs Katsuhiko Nakajima & Austin Aries
Saved the PPV did this one. Aries was easily the star of the match (no pun intended). Extremely entertaining. Nakajima tagging with him felt kinda arkward though, mainly because Aries is heel and pairing overseas talent with heels seems kinda wrong. Same with Incognito in Sweet N Sour. I'll look past it for the fact it meant KENTA vs Nakajima action. All the pairings in the ring worked superbly well actually and the pace of the match was amazing. Not one point did it slow down and was entertaining throughout. Funny how the ROH shows have picked up dramatically since KENTA arrived and started putting on MOTYC's every show for them. I've got 4 ****1/4+ matches in the 4 shows he's worked on DVD so far this year. Quite incredible. The NOAH guy is the main reason I'm watching these shows atm. Brilliant main event that saved an otherwise average PPV by ROH standards.
Besides the great main event, one of the weaker PPV's they've put on.
Last edited by seabs; 06-29-2009 at 03:54 PM.