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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwest Virginia
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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH - New Frontiers
Jimmy Rave & Fast Eddie vs. Sal Rinauro & El Generico - **3/4
Loc vs. Cheech - *1/2
Homicide vs. Kevin Steen - **1/2
One of those matches where there was a lot of cool looking moves, but no psychology or anything behind them. They were just there. Impressive showing from Steen early in his career though.
ROH Tag Team Title Match
BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs(c) vs. Dunn & Marcos - **3/4
Alex Shelley vs. Roderick Strong - ***1/4
This was really good in the first several minutes, as they brawled throughout the arena and Roderick was actually getting manhandled, which isn't something you see too often. But then once they took it in the ring it just dragged on for 20 minutes. Finish was kinda meh too.
Davey Andrews vs. Shane Hagadorn vs. The Masked New York Superstar - DUD
CM Punk & Colt Cabana vs. Nigel McGuinness & Chad Collyer - **
ROH Pure Title Match
Samoa Joe(c) vs. James Gibson - ***1/2
Certainly a good competitive match by anyone's standards, but it never really kicked into high gear like you'd expect it to. It was kinda just the same pace all the way through. I've never really been a fan of the Pure Title rules, so I thought the finish was kinda poopy as well.
ROH World Title Match
Austin Aries(c) vs. Spanky - ***3/4
Match of the night for me. Another good competitive match, slightly better than the one before it. I feel like all of Aries title defenses ended the same way, you hit your big move and he kicks out, then he'll kick you in the head a couple times, hit a brainbuster and a 450 and that's it.
A pretty average show for the most part. New Frontiers is perfectly fitting as they were in the Buffalo area for the first time and there were a lot of new faces on the show. If you're really worried about seeing the last two matches, I'd probably say just get The Bluegrass Brawl over this, which I haven't even seen.