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ROH Supercard of HonorSamoa Joe and Adam Pearce vs. 2 Hardcore Wrestlers
The hardcore wrestlers got beat up in about a minute. Hardly a match.
Shane Hagadorn vs. Flash Flanagan vs. Ricky Reyes vs. Delirious
Average for the most part with some really bad looking stuff during the match as well. I usually like Ricky Reyes but some of his kicks were just embarrassing. Entertaining enough for the rest of the match I guess but nothing stood out at all, no real highlights that I can think of and I just watched the match a few minutes ago.
Alex Shelley and Jimmy Rave w/Prince Nana and Daizee Haze vs. Claudio Castagnoli and Jimmy Yang
I was surprised at how much better I liked Yang's selling than any offense he got in. His offense was solid enough but he did a great job playing the face in peril. Claudio was fun to watch get his offense as well. I also have to say that Rave and Shelley were great at heeling it up. A very entertaining match that I was happy to see get plenty of time.
First Blood Match:
Ace Steel vs. Chad Collyer
They punched each other in the head a lot. Throw in a few chair shots and some other lackluster hardcore spots and you have a very very average match. Simply put they just didn't do much. I'll give them credit for making me feel like they really did hate each other but that's really the only good thing I can say about the match.
AJ Stles and Matt Sydal vs. Austin Aries and Jack Evans
I really liked the feel of this match. I think it came off perfectly when you think about the rivalry that was going on. Sydal was in Generation Next along with Aries and Evans but he sort of went against them by teaming with Styles. You could tell that tensions were high but I never felt that everyone hated each other despite very looking anger and a lot of stiffness. I liked the teams as well as Aries and Styles got to play the roles of the big men in the match, something that we don't see from them all that often.
It was an awesome match with a really fast pace that was just a blast to watch. Bombs being thrown by everyone and it really went with the fact that these guys just wanted to prove who was better. I was also happy with who scored the pin.
After this match there was a Christopher Daniels and Allison Danger promo and I never noticed how much she looks like Steve Corino.
Do Fixer (Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, & Ryo Saito) vs. Blood Generation CIMA, Naruki Doi, & Masato Yoshino)
It was amazing how quickly this went from a good match to some of the craziest and fastest stuff that I've ever seen. It was shaping up to be a really good six man tag match the heels playing their roles well and the faces doing all they could to survive. At some point though everyone just decided it was time to step it up about 27 notches and what followed has to be seen to be believed.
I didn't even think people were capable of doing some of the things that I saw. As much as I loved everything that I saw I just can't give it the full 5* like I've seen a lot of people do. Not because the match wasn't entertaining and pure awesomeness but the ending was just spot after spot. It was still some of the coolest stuff I've seen and the match was so much fun to watch. I loved every second of it.
Lacey vs. Daizee Haze vs. Allison Danger vs. MsChif vs. Rain vs. Cheerleader Melissa
It was more of a, "Look what we can do" than any type of a structured match. It was a lot of fun but they just went all out from the beginning. I would have preferred if they had kept things slow for at least a few minutes and maybe allowed some of their characters to show a little bit more. Still a good enough match and it was nice to see some of the Shimmer girls on an ROH show.
Homicide vs. Mitch Franklin
Squash alert. Nothing to this match other than Homicide beating up Franklin. The Cop Killer was pretty cool looking though.
Fight Without Honor:
Colt Cabana vs. Homicide
Colt came out after the match even though he was announced as being unable to wrestle due a concussion. This was more of a way to advance the Homicide/Colt feud but since there were so many other great matches on the card I was fine with it. Plus there is no better way to get the fans to hate someone than by having him destroy the home town hero. And Homicide did really try to kill Colt, the DDT that he hit on the side of a ladder was pretty brutal.
Adam Pearce vs. Necro Butcher
Not really a match but they made a huge mess in the crowd and hit each other with chairs a lot. Unfortunately a lot of this took place in the crowd and it was hard to see. Fun enough I guess.
Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Jimmy Jacobs w/Lacey
Just look at the talent in the match. It's no surprise that it was good. You had the tensions getting worse with Jacobs and Lacey, the whole Code of Honor thing from Daniels and Joe just being a badass. Good stuff for the fairly limited time that it got. Very fun.
ROH World Title Match:
Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson(c)
I could say that I loved the way Danielson sold how he wanted to avoid chops from Strong early on but the fact that his chest was bleeding after 5 chops I think makes me think that he was under playing how much they really hurt. Strong chopping the ring post much later in the match was just terrifying. The sound his hand made against the steel made me think that something really bad most have happened to it. Danielson taunting Strong by telling him to tap out to a wrist lock really made me want to see him get his ass kicked.
There wasn't anything about this match that I didn't like. For a 50+ minute match they kept a great pace. They also had the emotion captured perfectly as well. You could tell that they really didn't like each other and the intensity at which they wrestled was perfect.
And I loved the ending to the match. For what seemed like a really long time you just knew that Danielson had the match won but Strong would not quit. He finally started to make his comeback and just when the crowd was convinced that he might actually walk out with the title as he had the Strong Hold locked in, Danielson scores a pinfall with a roll up.
This was one of the best ROH matches I've seen. It was everything that a wrestling match is supposed to be.
Just a fantastic show all around. 2 classic matches and the Styles/Sydal Aries/Evans was pretty close to one as well. Certainly a must own.
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