Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH - Defy or Deny
Mark Briscoe vs. Kyle O'Reilly - ***
Another great opener that features Cole/O'Reilly. Not quite as good as O'Reilly's match with Jay Briscoe, but still very enjoyable.
Steve Corino & Grizzly Redwood vs. The All Night Express - **
I was actually surprised by how bad this was. Didn't seem like Corino & Grizz were on their game at all.
Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa - ***
Real nice undercard match. I really like Ciampa, he's got a good look and is good enough in the ring to hold his own.
Chris Hero vs. TJ Perkins - ***3/4
Great back and forths match, just didn't quite love it as much as others. Seemed a bit slow at times but there weres ome nice counter sequences and stiff strikes. The first elbow Hero hit him with was just plain awesome. TJ contines to put on great exhibition matches.
The Bravado Brothers vs. Matt Taven & Guy Alexander - *
I love the Bravados, but this was terrible placement, skippable, and forgettable.
Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Elgin - ****
Great promo from Truth and Elgin beforehand. Fantastic match. Elgin is continuously improving and constantly impressing, and looking back this will probably be considered his breakout match. That Oklahoma Stampede he hit on the outside was pretty sick. What's crazy though is if you watch the tag match he was in at wXw Kreuzzug ZXI you'll see he's still got so much more to offer, and that's the match that made me really take notice. Now that they've signed him to a contract I'd love to see them push him hard and give him more matches like this on a consistent basis. Oh yeah, Edwards was good too.
ROH World Television Championship
Christopher Daniels(c) vs. Mike Bennett - **3/4
Pretty solid match, but I don't think it was Bennett's best thus far, as I really enjoyed his match with Adam Cole at Champions vs. All Stars.
Davey Richards vs. Claudio Castagnoli - ****1/4
Did I think this was balls awesome? Yes I did. Incredible counter sequences to go along with more of Claudio's incredible displays of strength. I'd definitely say he's is one of the most underutilized guys in the company. His overall persona, character, and his sheer power just make him look like such a superstar. He needs to face Eddie for the belt immediately. He hasn't had a title shot in like what... 3 years? But on another note, Davey needs to slow down sometimes. He works at such a crazy pace he gets himself in bad situations on the top rope.
Four-Way Elimination Match
Roderick Strong vs. Homicide vs. Jay Briscoe vs. El Generico - ***1/2
The first several minutes of this were pretty boring, mainly because Homicide stuink it up. But once he got eliminated it was good. I loved the triple threat portion, easily the best part. Been a while since we had a 3-way title match.
Great show. Tons of quality. 3 and a half hours of great wrestling and some nice promos thrown in.