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Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH: Defy or Deny
Mark Briscoe vs. Kyle O'Reilly: ***½
Real good opener. Loving the dueling suplex sequence, this match like the one o’reily had with Jay, was fast paced and just great action throughout, not a dull moment.
Steve Corino and Grizzly Redwood vs. The All Night Express: **
Corino’s way to over the top with the way he trys to stop himself from his usual heel tactics. ANX still looks good but Grizzly shouldn’t be getting offense in against them, never mind being the hot tag in a tag match. The guy has no credibility and I just can’t take him seriously and in turn it makes ANX look bad. Good double teams from ANX but nothing more really to this match, unless you really like Grizzly.
Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa: ***
Good match, could have been a little quicker and crisper, but overall good stuff from both guys.
Chris Hero vs. TJ Perkins: ****
Damn, awesome. Kicks from Perkins, Elbows from Hero, hell of a match, with an excellent finish. You want back and forth, hard hitting action mixed with some good mat wrestling as well, check this match out.
The Bravado Brothers vs. Matt Taven and Guy Alexander: ½*
Moving on, still don’t see anything in the Bravados.
Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Elgin: ****
Hard Hitting right out the gate and didn’t stop from there. These guys have some excellent chemistry and this match really stood to me as Elgin’s breakout match. After this match, it just makes me think how great a rematch for the title could be.
World TV Title Match: Christopher Daniels vs. Mike Bennett: ***
Good enough match. Bennett still isn’t impressive enough. I don’t think we’ll ever see Bennett in a four star match, this was good enough though mainly due to Daniels.
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Davey Richards: ****¼
Another really great match, that showcased both guys, the intensity and skills these two have is great. Just like Hero/Perkins this match didn’t have a slow moment. Sick last few minutes and Claudio’s fall away off the 2nd rope was nasty.
Roderick Strong vs. El Generico vs. Homicide vs. Jay Briscoe: ***¾
Really picked up after Homicide got eliminated, and got even better when it got down to Generico/Strong, overall real good 4 way elimination match. For a main event that wasn’t a title match these guys did a hell of a job getting the crowd into it, unfortunate HOT interference again though.
A really strong show; you’ve got a really good opener with mark/oreily, and four matches at ***¾ or better, it’s a little on the long side with some unnecessary promos, but if you just watch the 5 really good – excellent matches you’re in for a hell of a show.