Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
I think it sucks how ROH is selling out of all their shows and yet they don't have a way to watch any of the older ones. Very frustrating for someone that hasn't been following them for all that long and wants to order some of the older shows.
Chikarasauras Rex King of Sequel: Night 2
Makoto vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto
They seemed so happy and nice at first and then they became so violent. Kind of scary actually. Makoto has some of the most brutal looking kicks that I've seen, and when Fujimoto jumped from the top rope to the floor it was like she was a rocket. The finish was a little lackluster but the match as a whole was really enjoyable. Really fun opener.
Archibald Peck w/Veronica vs. Dasher Hatfield
Peck's promo before this match was the worst and at the same best promo ever. I found the match to be really entertaining, some good comedy with Peck hitting the ref by mistake a few times and some other nonsense. Not too long and very enjoyable from bell to bell. No complaints.
Mima Shimoda vs. Daizee Haze
Shimoda brutalized Haze at times. I thought she was going to break off her leg at one point, which with Daizee's dangerously low weight at the time seemed very possible. I'm really happy that Daizee is sorting that out right now because this is the thinnest I've ever seen her. Well back to the match now, it was pretty good with Mima just beating the shit out of Haze, who got in some sporadic offense. Surprised a lot by the ending as well. Daizee took the ass kicking like a pro, both before and after the bell.
The Spectral Envoy vs. 3.Ole!
Highly entertaining, El Generico in Chikara is always fun to see and he has good chemistry with 3.0. Their quest to determine a team captain has yet to be settled but I think they're getting closer. Another fun match with a pretty random ending. Good stuff though.
F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano) vs. Rey Bucanero and Atlantis
The first half of the match was rather boring actually but they really picked things up for the second half of the match. It was enjoyable with a faster pace and I thought the ending was hilarious and the perfect way for Gargano and Taylor to get their thrid point. It's 5 minutes of bad and 5 minutes of good.
12 Large Summit:
Eddie Kingston vs. Jigsaw
Kingston wasted no time in going after the recently healed arm of Jigsaw. He was in complete control of the match and showed no sign of slowing down onto he dove through the ropes onto the floor and aggravated his injured leg. Following Kingston's lead Jigsaw attacked the leg as soon as he had the chance to. Decent selling from Jigsaw and great selling from Kingston. Throw in some brutal strikes and suplexes and they put on a really good match.
Mike Quackenbush and Johnny Saint vs. Colt Cabana and Johnny Kidd
Really really fun but probably should have been a few minutes shorter. It also never lost the feel of just being an exhibition unlike the match Saint and Kidd had the night before on their own. The technical stuff they did was awesome enough on its own and I was entertained throughout. It's not something that I would want to see too often because it was more of a way of showing off what they could do in the ring and how different it is but as a one time special attraction it was very cool.
12 Large Summit:
Sara Del Rey vs. Claudio Castagnoli
This was fantastic. Del Rey was perfect in the role of the underdog, I don't think I had ever seen her work a match as a pure face before and she was a natural. Claudio didn't take her seriously at during the entire match and it almost cost him quite a few times. Near the end Sara went after the arm a few times and almost made Claudio tap in the cross arm breaker but Claudio's power ended up being too much for her and it looked like he had the match won. But after pulling Sara's shoulder off the mat twice Claudio ends up costing himself the match when he Sara hits a roll up, grabs his injured arm and scores a pinfall out of nowhere. The reaction from the crowd was one of total shock. They were all rooting for her but I don't think many in the arena thought that she was actually going to win the match. Great match and after seeing it I think Sara should have been in the finals of the tournament.
Another good but not great show. Tons of different styles shown on the card and it was a pretty easy show to sit through. Night 1 was better I think but not by all that much.