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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH - Best of American Super Juniors Tournament
"American Dragon" Bryan Danielson vs. Spanky - ***3/4
Rarely do you see a 20+ minute match happen in the first round of a tournament, nonetheless open a show. Great stuff, but I felt it was too one-sided for the vast majority of the match to give it a higher rating.
Matt Sydal vs. Dragon Soldier B - *3/4
Dragon Soldier B is really Kendo Kashin.
Alex Shelley vs. Black Tiger - **1/2
A sudden finish held this one back a bit, could've been a great one.
James Gibson vs. Roderick Strong - ***1/4
No DQ Match
The Embassy (Jimmy Rave & Fast Eddie) vs. The Second City Saints (CM Punk & Colt Cabana) - *3/4
Basically a large brawl between all the Embassy members against the Saints and Davey Andrews. Went on too long with a few botches and a flat finish.
James Gibson vs. Dragon Soldier B - *
Roddy destroyed Gibson's back in the first round so Spanky came out and threw in the towel. Plus half the match was cut out because Punk cut a promo in the back, good move there.
"American Dragon" Bryan Danielson vs. Black Tiger - ***1/2
Tag Team Scramble
Roderick Strong & Jack Evans vs. Izzy & Deranged vs. Dunn & Marcos vs. Dixie & Azrieal - **
Fun, spotty, Roderick Strong killing people. Nothing more.
ROH Tag Team Title Match
Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal vs. BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs - ***
Solid match, but they didn't seem in sync with each other.
Black Tiger vs. Dragon Soldier B - *1/2
Earlier in the show during the opener between Danielson and Spanky, Jimmy Bower said, "I don't see how this won't be the greatest tournament of all time. What could go wrong?" Yeah, it went wrong. I guess New Japan didn't want anyone that was actually American to be represented in their Best of Super Juniors Tourney in Japan. Shame.
ROH World Title Match
Austin Aries(c) vs. Homicide - ****
Loved this match. Homicide was as focused as you'll ever see him. Great near falls near the end. MOTN
So yeah, the tournament didn't go as well as it probably should've. But still, you got a great main event and a couple very good matches throughout the tourney.