Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Revolution USA is basically a one match show.
Cide/Ciampa was an acceptable opener. RD's reaction to throwing the chair at Cide was far and way the highlight.
Elgin/Ridge sucked. First time seeing Ridge and he's worse than your average Indy wrestler plus his kicks look like shit and he kinda does a lot of them. ROH needs to more proper squash matches in the undercard if they want to build angles and characters up rather than having a bunch of 10 minute+ matches all over the show. They did it with Ciampa vs Grizzly and it sucked and it was the same again here. Should have been Elgin destroying this guy, getting his power moves over and looking unstoppable. Instead Ridge got WAAAAAY too much offense in and Elgin looked like an undercard guy.
Corino cut another great promo. He's seriously one of the most enjoyable mic workers around anywhere atm.
Bennett/Grizzly was what it was.
Briscoes/ANX was your average brawl merged into a match. I didn't think it was all that good but it was largely down to the stip. First Blood is a stupid stip and they really shouldn't be having a 10-15 minute match with this stip. First Blood matches should only really last a few minutes at most. It's not hard to cut someone open. Just get a sharp object and scratch their skin with it and you've won the match. The finish was good at least but it was an average match with a bad stip.
Daniels/Cabana was another ok match that looked better on paper than it ended up being. Daniels' new gear looks awful and he didn't look anywhere near as good in the ring as a heel than he did playing a veteran babyface.
WGTT vs Cole/O'Reilly was another dissapointing match on this show and another letdown of a WGTT match. There were no entrances for this match so I guess WGGT are still using that theme that they cant legally put onto DVDs which is so fucking stupid. The match itself was quite boring at times, crowd wasn't brilliant and it never went past 1st gear. Felt like it was relying on a hot last few minutes with loads of near falls to put Cole/O'Reilly over but it never happened. Cole/O'Reilly didn't come out of it looking any better and Haas/Benjamin had another below par ROH tag match.
Strong/Generico was very good. Maybe could have been better though. Table spot for the finish was good.
Kings/Wolves saved the show and it was much better than their previous match. I'm so glad they didn't do the current ROH trend of having a slow burning 40 minute tag with no real story or meaning to anything they did. This felt like one long finishing stretch in a way and in a good way. Started off super hot and it never let down from that point on. Eddie's a great FIP and took a great beating from Hero and Claudio. Can't wait to see Edwards/Hero now after this. They built to it perfectly in the match and teased enough Hero/Edwards not to give you to much but to tease you enough about their title match. Davey was fine in this bar the spot where he goes for his swinging DDT off the apron but forgot the timekeepers table was in the way so it looked awkward as he didn't have the room to pull it off. Eddie refusing to let go off the achilles lock whilst Claudio kicked him in the head was awesome and the finish set Hero/Edwards up nicely along with teasing dissension between Davey and Eddie. Glad we got the type of Kings/Wolves match that I wanted after the first match was a let down due to the style of match they worked.