Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH - The Homecoming II
Claudio Castagnoli vs Jimmy Jacobs vs Roderick Strong - ***
Jimmy Rave vs Bryan Danielson - ***1/2
Chris Hero vs Tyler Black - ***1/2
ROH World Tag Team Championship
2 Out Of 3 Falls
American Wolves vs Kevin Steen & Jay Briscoe
Last show I wasn't sure why Steen and Jay were teaming. This show I'm not sure why they're challenging for the belts. I really don't understand the booking when it comes to Steenerico and The Briscoes. Does their past history mean they still hate each other or not? Because I think there would be some objection to possibly winning the titles with a person you hate. This is the Match of the Night so far, and I don't think Lynn/Cabana is going to take over. The intensity in this was great and it featured good performances from everyone involved. I loved the interactions between Davey and Steen, they're always great. Especially this one particular moment where Steen locked in the Sharpshooter and Davey locked in the Cloverleaf, so when they turned around to face each other at the same time, the whole crowd just went "Ohhh...this will be good". Before they even had to spit at each other, it was epic intensity. Children cried. A woman fainted. Men had heart attacks. Vincent Vega said it was intense thing he'd ever witnessed. The match was well-structured for a 2/3 falls match and by the end it did seem like they'd been through quite a battle. It was just the right length as well and didn't feel like they'd entered overkill at all. The aftermath was pretty great too with Jay and Steen arguing. It just seemed like typical fighting between them before the slap and the real insults. Very, very good match.
ROH World Championship
Jerry Lynn vs Colt Cabana
Dissapointing for a world title match. It was really slow and with very little offense and to me it just felt like it dragged on. I thought this would be the point in Colt's return when we finally get a great match out of him and he'd do his best for the big title match, but he was still unimpressive as he's been since he came back. The comedy just felt out of place to me in a title match, making the world title seem unimportant. The ROH title is constantly being put over as being something you have to be at your absolute best when competing for, so for Colt to be mocking Todd Sinclair just didn't seem right. I was really bored by this up until Colt did a Pepsi Plunge, but the excitement was brief, as Lynn hit the Cradle Piledriver soon afterwards. Colt cut a promo saying how he had a dream to return to ROH and win the title in front of his home crowd...which would be a LOT more emotional had this been a great hard-fought match. The main reason to buy this DVD would be the previous match, not the main event.