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Bryan Danielson Vs Takeshi Morashima - ROH Manhattan Mayhem II
Match starts to thunderous chants of " You're gonna get your'e fucking head kicked him". BEST CHANT EVER. Early on it's Morashima trying to use his brute force to overpower him with Danielson going after his leg with some precision kicks and trying to avoid Morashima's offence. Danielson continues this tatic untll he gets Shima into the corner and clubs him with elbows and leg kicks. The crowd explodes.
Morishima can't find any way to counteract Danielson's strategy untill he just proceeds to overpower Danielson and hit some of the sickest stiff forearms I've seen. Danielson goes down clinching his eye. Morishima for the next few minutes is just killing Danielson with vicious stomps and kicks and other brutal offence. It's about ten minutes into the match and it's allready very brutal.
Morishima is in total control as he throws Danielson to the outside. He continues his brutal onslaught with a running kick to Danielson and a hip attack , crushing Danielson against the guard rail. He goes for another kick , Danielson counters by grabbing the lag and forcing Shima over the guardrail. Danielson goes inside the ring and hit's an insane springboard suicide dive to Shima in the crowd.
After a minute or so both get to their feet with Danielson trying to force shima inside the ring. He hits uppercuts and thigh kicks again. Shima fires back with some strikes , Danielson grabs Shima's leg , puts it over the guardrail and goes on to hit a chair shot to Shima's leg.
It's ovbvious Danielson's eye is hurt and commentray acknowledge this. Both back in the ring as Danielson hits a diving dropkick that doesn't make Shima budge. Kip up by Dragon , as he proceedes with more brutal kicks to the thighs. Dragon hits the ropes only to be destroyed
by a vicious clothesline. Shima goes for the back drop driver only to have Dragon counter and go back after the leg. He goes back after the grounded Morishima and grabs his legs hitting vicious kicks in a MMA fashion and locks in a great leg submission.
Shima powers out of the submission and proceeds to thrown Dragon half way across the ring with a crazy german suplex and hit's a saito suplex for a two count. Shima heads up the top rope and looks for a missile dropkick only to have Danielson squat him away and go right back after the leg with another vicious looking submission. Shima reaches the ropes.
Danielson now looking for a german suplex of his own. Morishima eascapes , hits the ropes and hits a thez press. Shima has Danielson grounded and clubs him away into the eye and face. Danielson rolls through with another leg submission. Shima escapes by booting Danielson into the eye numerous times in a sick fashion.
Shima goes on to hit another really stiff boot and goes for the backdrop driver. Dragon lands on his feet and does a beautiful small package for a great nearfall. Another close nearfall for Danielson with the roll up. Danielson once again back kicking the legs and thighs. Sunset flip attempt only to be squashed by Shima. Shima up again and hits the ropes , Danielson with a german suplex transitioned into MMA elbows.
Shima powers through and tries to lift Danielson up in a fireman's carry but his leg buckles. Danielson with another vicious flurry of kicks , Shima goes down as the crowd is going insane. Danielson the proceeds to insanely stomp on Shima's face.It looks like Shima is knockedout ..1...2...no. Fucking hell this is crazy. Cattle mutulation but Shima desperatley makes it to the ropes.
Danielson wants to finish it as he sets Morishima up on the top rope looking for a massive belly to back suplex. Shima turns it around in mid air and lands right on Danielson. That looked like it would easily break a rib or two. Danielson some how kicks out and both make it to their feet as Dragon hypes up and both trade elbows , Danielson refuses to goes down but Morishima then turns him in side out with a sick clothsline.( worst then the first one which was insane.) Somehow Dragon kicks out ...Morishima dumps him flat on his head with a backdrop driver and that's it.
This was dramatic , brutal and at times very hard to watch knowing of Danielson injury but it was a classic match none the less. One of my favourites ever from both men.