Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
I need to see Ki/Hero, heard it was pretty amazing.
I decided to watch a random DVD today so here it is...
ROH Blood Stained Honor
Samoa Joe vs Jay Briscoe - Cage Match
One of my favourite cage matches. This had a great story right from the get go of Jay being the underdog and when he got busted open like that the crowd really got behind him. Sick finish as well. ****
CM Punk/Ace Steel vs Dan Maff/BJ Whitmer - Street Fight
I loved this when I forst saw it a few years ago, and I liked it even more now. What a hardcore match. There aren't even many sick spots, it's just 4 guys beating the shit out of eachother. The chair riot was amazing and even now it made me mark the fuck out, especially when all 4 guys just get back in the ring and and after and have to fight on the chairs. Awesome. ****1/2
CM Punk vs Jimmy Rave - Dog Collar Match
Really good match, but seeing as it wasn't the feud ender (the cage match a week after was), they didn't go all out. I wish the cage match was on here instead as I think it's a lot better, but this is the more famous match for some reason so it makes sense for this to be on the DVD. Great story leading into and during the match obviously. Good action but it's the feud and story that carry this match, it is a definite must see for new fans though, especially if they are fans of Punk too. The finish was sick. ***3/4
Generation Next vs The Embassy - Steel Cage Warfare
This is one of two matches on this DVD I hadn't seen before, and it was awesome. It's pretty long, but it's great the whole way through. Say what you will about Evans, but in this environment and role, he's so damn fun to watch, and I'm pretty sure he's indestructable. Not as crazy as most of the matches on here (apart from Evans' spots) and maybe not as easy to watch as some, but it's a great addition. ****
Colt Cabana vs Homicide - Ghetto Street Fight
Another really good brawl of a match. Cabana gets his ass handed to him 3 times by Homicide and his boys. Theres nothing really spectacular, but it's pretty brutal. ***3/4
Team ROH (Samoe Joe/Adam pearce/BJ Whitmer) vs Team CZW (Chris Hero/Super Dragon/Necro Butcher)
I love his match. It's an all out brawl with tone of awesome spots and moments. The crowd is incredible for this match, and I don't know but it looks like one of, if not the biggest crowd I've seen at an ROH show, the place is packed and loud as hell so it creates an awesome atmosphere. Joe is a complete bad ass! Whitmer takes the biggest beating here, he gets destroyed. This is so much fun and is one of my favourite ROH matches to just sit back and enjoy the insanity. ****1/4
Colt Cabana vs Jimmy Jacobs - Windy City Death Match
This was a ton better than I expected it to be, it's the only other match apart from Steel Cage Warefare that I hadn't seen before. I can't remember hearing that much about this so when I saw it was on here I didn't know what to expect. I'm not the biggest fan of Cabana's in ring style, but put him in a blood feud and he's one of the best ROH had. I think they made a bad decision getting rid of Colt because he could always be put in a feud and make it great, but I guess he's not what they want any morw with their new in ring style and what not. There are some great spots in this and the Senton off the ladder was sick! ****
The Briscoes vs Kevin Steen/El Generico - Boston Street Fight
I forgot how fucking awesome this is. Pure INSANITY!!! One of my favourite ROH matches to watch, maybe my favourite hardcore match, and probably better than the Ladder War, but I would have to rewatch that now to decide. Words can't do justice to this really, it's pretty much sick spot after sick spot, so probably not for everyone. I remember live reports and people were saying they were scared for peoples lives, be it a wrestler
or the fans and you can see why. Shit gets thrown all around the arena, shoes, barricades, chairs, section signs you name it. Once again...INSANE! ****3/4
Great DVD, incredibly easy to sit through considering it's all hardcore style matches, but what a collection. The two tag team street fights are the stand outs and anyone who hasn't seen either needs to right away. Also watch everything else on here too. Theres a few matches I can think of that I think should have been on this instead, maybe it''s because they were on other compilation sets i can't remember, but it would have been even better with the COD instead of the 100th show match and BJ/Jacobs cage match instead of Jacobs/Cabana, but what was on here was great anyway.