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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northwest Virginia
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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH - Revolution: Canada
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Kyle O'Reilly - ***1/4
Mike Bennett vs. Steve Corino - **1/2
This got a bunch of time, but I just think it failed to deliver anything all that different from their first match. Still a fun watch though.
Double Danger Scramble
Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Rhett Titus vs. Michael Elgin vs. Andy "Right Leg" Ridge vs. Grizzly Redwood - ***1/4
If you like spotfests, you'll adore this. Tons of fun with some crazy spots that come out of nowhere, including a top rope Canadian Destroyer. Yeah, you're reading that right. Elgin is still a beast.
Davey Richards vs. Kenny King - ***1/2
Idk where to really start with this. It was definitely a good match, but Davey seemed disinterested. At one point someone yelled something in the crowd and Davey actually just left the ring and left whatever was gonna happen to walk out and high five the guy or something. Kinda hurt the flow of the match and didn't seem Davey-like at all. Kenny on the other hand had a good showing but I still think so many things he does looks dangerous, to himself and to his opponent. A lengthy matchup going over 20 minutes, a semi-botched finish, and not as good as their Big Bang match, but still worth a watch.
In Memory of Sweet 'n' Sour Larry Sweeney
Colt Cabana vs. Delirious - N/A
MVP of the match: Todd Sinclair
Christopher Daniels vs. El Generico - ***1/4
Another good match, but another one between opponents that have had better. Daniels wasn't as entertaining as their BITW match and there wasn't the drama going down the stretch since it was non title. But it was really fun towards the end and I enjoyed all the run-ins. Does anyone else just love Martini's selling? It's hilarious.
ROH World Tag Team Championship
Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team(c) vs. The Briscoes - ***1/4
Fairly slow start and a slower pace throughout, but I liked the last few minutes. The finish was kinda predictable, and while it does continue the Briscoes/ANX feud, it doesn't make WGTT look strong at all. They haven't really looked that strong in much of anything from this year besides the two KOW matches. They need new finishers too. Solid match, but nothing great. 9AS match was probably a little better.
ROH World Championship
Eddie Edwards(c) vs. Chris Hero - ****1/4
This just had a really special feel from the start. Hero came out to his old "Chris is Awesome" theme wearing the Sweeney colors and it was great. He seemed really confident from the beginning and Eddie played the underdog role really well. Tossing Hagadorn and Del Ray from ringside I thought was a great move, gave it more of a big match feel with no one hangin around. Hero's armwork was awesome, so many different variations of moves and most of it looked legitly painful. Eddie sold it pretty well down the stretch, especially wheh had the achilles lock locked in and he couldn't clutch it fully because of the injured arm. Ring of Honor has had several surprise table spots this year, and there was another one here and it was the best out of all of them. So unexpected and awesome looking. All the strikes looked and sounded great throughout the entire match, and some of the final ones where they kept yelling "fuck you!" and "bitch!" back and forths at each other were cool as shit. The only, and I mean only, problem I had was that it was a bit overbooked and a little overkill down at the end. It certainly wasn't Davey/Hero level but there were a few times where Hero really should've won the match. Besides that though, this is an absolute war from bell to bell with some great wrestling, awesome strikes, and some drama towards the end. Eddie's workrate is top notch this year, I don't care what anyone says. Kinda makes me sad his reign is already over...
Clearly all you have to do is look at the ratings to see this is a really good show. I'm gonna be a little picky though because there wasn't any other great match to go along with Eddie/Hero. Lot of other good ones, but no standouts. And most of them have been better at other shows. Get around that though and you have a really fun (and long) show that I'm sure everyone will enjoy watching.