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ROH - A Cut Above
Eddie Edwards vs Bryan Danielson - ***
Chris Hero vs Colt Cabana - ***
Davey Richards vs Tyler Black
Very good, enjoyable match. Another good performance from Davey, this time clashed with another weak one from Tyler. I'll put it this way: Davey - loads of personality. Tyler - None. Davey - lots of good armwork. Tyler - forgets it ever happened once he makes his comeback. It's a shame what Tyler's become now, especially since he was the hottest thing of 2008 and one of the best wrestlers on the roster. Now he's getting boring and predictable. He had his routine offense in full force in this one, busting out that failed Quebrada/SSP combo, that failed dropkick/backflip, the Pele kick, the flip to the outside, all of that. The way I see it, this was a carry job from Davey, I'm sad to say. The crowd was ok for the first half of the match, but once things went into a higher gear, they were loving this and so was I because it was a good finishing stretch, very enjoyable despite some of it being the same old shit from Tyler. The actual finish was brilliant and exciting, yet also leaving room for a third match, something which most matches seem to want to accomplish now. I loved how Davey just got leveled with two superkicks and the Buckle Bomb, but still got the rollup with the tights out of nowhere. And he DIDN'T forget to sell the superkicks when he left the ring. A very good match, the best so far on this show.
Dark City Fight Club vs Kevin Steen & Jay Briscoe - ***1/4
ROH World Championship
Jerry Lynn vs Roderick Strong
Holy shit at Roderick's cut! It was like a 9 or 10 on the Muta Scale and was just sick to look at. To be honest, this match wasn't that great until Roderick took that head bump into the guardrail, but once that happened, the crowd livened up a lot more and this got a lot more dramatic and exciting to watch. I reckon that botch (or just a very well-worked spot/blade), made this match a LOT better than it was going to be. Everyone was just 100% behind Roderick after it and were just begging for him to win the title. To make things more dramatic, he was still getting dropped on his head. The intensity went up a few notches during the submission attempts, when you could clearly see the blood dripping quickly down his chest, and the screaming. The nearfalls were really good too, with Lynn getting hit by everything and still kicking out. Then Roderick kicks out of the Cradle Piledriver, just to put him over even more. Similar to how I felt about Nigel during his match with Aries at Rising Above, mucho respect goes to Roderick after this. Just gets the full 4* treatment from me.