Wasn't the chair to the leg on the outside though? Been a while since i've seen that match but if it was that would technically be legal under ROH rules. And that is one of the matches that really makes me upset that WWE never really gave Noble a push, guy might not be headlining Wrestlemania talent but I think he was someone that if given a chance could have really gotten the crowd behind him like he did in ROH. Damn backstage politics.
Now this is worrying me. I've been an ROH fan since 2004...how have I not made that connection? Is (or was, i.e. under the Gabe command) that actually a rule, that chair shots are allowed, albeit only outside the ring? It did indeed occur outside, so that would explain why the DQ wasn't called for. Bugger me, I may just have to bump the match into 5* territory!