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Join Date: Aug 2009
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Finally saw one of my 'must see' shows, and I was not dissapointed.
ROH Man Up
4 Corner Survival: ***3/4 (Great fun, reminds me how awesome flippy Hero was. Really easy match to watch, and the perfect opener)
NRC vs Resillience match 1, Rocky Romero vs Matt Cross: **1/4 (Very good as far as 4 minute sprints go)
NRC vs Resillience match 2, Austin Aries vs Davey Richards: ***1/2 (I loved Strong outsmarting Aries before the match, was a nice touch. Match was good, Aries was pumped here, looking intense and hitting all his moves well, and Davey did his bit too)
NRC vs Resillience match 3, Erick Stevens vs Roderick Strong: ***3/4 (Any time you put these two together it's magic, and this was no exception. Great match with lots of stiff strikes and power moves. The finishing spot from the turnbuckles is cool, and a great way to end the match)
Takeshi Morishima vs Bryan Danielson: ***3/4 (Another great match, shorter than your usual Danielson match which makes perfect sense given the storyline. Great story told in this match, coupled with top notch action and an awesomely logical finish)
Ladder War, Briscoes vs Steenerico: ****3/4 (I've seen this before a few times, but every time I watch it I still mark out, just like the old TLC matches in the WWF. Just an incredible match with some of the sickest and most innovative ladder match spots you'll ever see, and a great way to end the feud. The AOTF debut and promo shocked me at the time when I saw it on the Videowire, as someone just discovering ROH, and it's still amazing to watch Jacobs' promo as he gets showered in Jay's blood)
The bonus matches are mainly meh, the AOTF 6 man against Irish Airborne/Jack Evans is a good way to show off AOTF, and Sydal vs Delirious is a good match, ***1/4 - ***1/2 for it.
Overall: 9.5/10 (Up there with the best shows I've ever seen. Every match on the main show is great, and the card flows well. A couple of decent bonus matches add to it, and the main event is a must see match for any wrestling fan. Everything well and truly lives up to the hype.)