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Platt beat me to it, its a great show well worth the money
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They aren't dispatching any more copies until June 2nd but I just ordered my copy.
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Originally Posted by Rickey View Post

I wrote up a review for it too:

CM Punk vs. Bryan Danielson w/Ricky Steamboat as Special Guest Referee - ROH Reborn: Stage 1 04/23/2004

There's a lot of animosity here between Punk and special referee Ricky Steamboat. "The Dragon" wants to call a clean wrestling match between two of the best young talents using the canvas in the ring to draw a physical work of art. "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson wants to oblige and showcase his strong mat wrestling acumen and prove on yet another occasion why his reputation of "Best In The World" stands.

Punk will have none of that. Punk is a so good at working his slimy, antagonist character into almost every second of his performance. Punk embellishes the antagonist role so well with Steamboat and makes the special referee factor important to the match without bringing down the performance of the men actually fighting each other. Punk and Bryan are in a wrestling battle to decide a winner and dueling with that story is Steamboat and Punk in a moral battle of and the corruptible snake (Punk) taking liberties, bending the rules and antagonizing the virtuous legend (Steamboat) who won't screw the rotten bastard but won't take any shit from him either.

Bryan did a great job keeping the wrestling performance in the forefront along with the character performance with some masterfully applied holds that just ripped and stretched Punk. Bryan's European uppercuts and chops were sharp and hard-hitting all night. Both men worked the counters and transitions as smoothly and at a constant pace which kept the energy high for me especially the Cattle Mutilation spot. I gasped at the back suplex counter to the outside of the ring. The concrete bound fall looked so dangerous and painful like a momentum shifting moment in a lengthy match should.

Both Bryan and Punk have the gift of making the simple special and the climactic moment on the top rope where Punk is trying to deliver Pepsi Plunge and Bryan is fighting to hook a superplex is further enhanced by the crowd cheering "YES!" and "NO!" respectively for each man's attempt to hit the game changer of the match. In the end, Bryan pulled off the superplex (YES!) which jarred Punk's entire body which Bryan had already stretched to hell. They worked some more back-and-forth pin-attempt counters in the finishing stretch until Punk got caught and had to tap out. Bryan is the one that ultimately humbled the corruptible snake.

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I can't wait to see their WWE Championship match next Sunday. It almost feels like a momentous accomplishment for wrestlers that grind hard on the independent pro wrestling scene.

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First set I've managed to finish in AGES. College has been kicking my arse so much the last few months that I haven't been able to watch as often.

Bryan Danielson’s Indy Summer Vacation
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Disc One

CHIKARA We Must Eat Michigan’s Brain
Bryan Danielson vs. Eddie Kingston **½

CHIKARA Faded Scars and Lines

Bryan Danielson vs. Tim Donst ***-***¼

AIW Absolution V
AIW Absolute Championship

Bryan Danielson vs. Johnny Gargano ***¼

wXw Ambition

Bryan Danielson vs. Tommy End **¼
Bryan Danielson vs. TJP **¾
Bryan Danielson vs. Johnny Moss ***½

Disc Two

wXw Broken Rulz X
Bryan Danielson vs. Wade Fizgerald
Bryan Danielson vs. TJP ***¼-***½


Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish ***½

DGUSA Enter the Dragon

Bryan Danielson vs. SHINGO ****-****¼

PWG Seven

Bryan Danielson vs. Roderick Strong ***

NWA Legends Fanfest V
NWA World Heavyweight Championship

Bryan Danielson vs. Adam Pearce **¾

Disc Three

NWA Legends Fanfest 08/08/10

Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Salvation **¾

IPW Reign of the Insane

Bryan Danielson vs. Drake Younger ***¼


Bryan Danielson vs. Sawa ***½

DGUSA Untouchable 2010

Bryan Danielson vs. YAMATO ****

DGUSA Way of the Ronin

Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley ***¾

NEW 01/10/2010

Bryan Danielson vs. Shelton Benjamin **½

Bonus Disc

NXT 21/2/10

Daniel Bryan vs. Chris Jericho **

WWE Night of Champions 2010
WWE United States Championship

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz ***¾

WWE Hell In A Cell 2012
Submissions Count Anywhere for the United States Championship

Daniel Bryan vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz ***¼

Raw 11/10/10

Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

WWE Bragging Rights 2010

Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler ****¼

Raw 25/10/10

Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler ***-***¼

Smackdown 29/10/10

Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler **¼

WWE Survivor Series 2010
United States Championship

Daniel Bryan vs. Ted DiBiase ***

Raw 20/12/2010
Daniel Bryan vs. William Regal **¾


Danielson/Kingston: Okay match, brought down by some sloppiness by Kingston.

Danielson/Donst: Much better then I was expecting to be, and the best CHIKARA match I’ve seen (no, not enough to make me watch more).

Danielson/Gargano: very enjoyable match, though I wasn’t a fan of Gargano using his injured arm towards the end of the match, thought he quite easily could of just used his right arm. Also the commentary was just annoying.

Danielson/End: Not sure of the rules of the tournament this was for but a victory by Leg TKO isn’t something I thought I’d see.

Danielson/TJP: Very enjoyable yet disappointing due to the length (which was expected tbf).

Danielson/Moss: Damn good match, Moss was particularly impressive being able to chain wrestle so well for someone his size.


Danielson/Fitzgerald: Kept skipping unfortunately so I couldn’t watch it.

Danielson/TJP #2: Made up for the first match by being double the time, and exactly what I was expecting.

Danielson/Fish: Very good match. Fish’s selling of his legs were on/off for me, at times he did a seriously good job but other times (especially towards the end) he just stopped selling altogether and it did hurt the match somewhat.

Danielson/Shingo: Great match, the exact kind of match you would expect from the two. Funny enough my rating is lower then it was when I first watched it last year (as my rating of matches has become stricter) yet I actually enjoyed the match more this time around.


Danielson/Salvation: Started pretty meh (though Ultimate Dragon was awesome) however it built into a pretty enjoyable match. Missed the last minute or so as the match skipped.

Danielson/Younger: First Drake Younger match I’ve watched in about 4 years and admittedly it was much better then I was expecting. Few too many kick outs towards the end for my liking.

Danielson/Sawa: Really nice mat wrestling early on, great exchanges between the two throughout the match…however the DVD skipping caused me to miss the end lol, but still a great match.

Danielson/YAMATO: Just behind Danielson/Shingo and a damn great match. Great chemistry between the two.

Danielson/Moxley: First time seeing Jon Moxley wrestle in his match with Bryan, and I’ll admit I was impressed. The entire match was a hell of a lot of fun to watch and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Moxley.

Danielson/Shelton: Shelton can be so fucking awkward to watch. There were a couple of moments during the match where he botched and had no idea what to do next. The match was okay, had it’s moments and the crowd was into it throughout.


Bryan/Jericho: Bryan’s dive is still mad to watch especially considering just how quickly he was bruised. It was a pretty good introduction to the WWE in my opinion.

Bryan/Miz: Real great match made even better by Bryan’s great selling of his injured arm and the crowd being desperate to see Miz lose the title. Still the best match Miz has had.

Bryan/Miz/Morrison: Pretty fun match with a nice few innovative spots.

Bryan/Ziggler: Freaking immense match. Honestly love everything about this from the mat wrestling early on to the near falls towards the end, and the crowd was into it throughout. Just ahead of the match with Shingo as my favorite on this set.

Bryan/Ziggler II: Great follow up to the first match as they played off some of the spots. What I do love is that they didn’t just do a shortened version of the previous match and actually incorporated a few new spots into the match.

Bryan/Ziggler III: Again a good match between the two even if it doesn’t reach the level of either.

Bryan/Regal: Nice little technical match to close the set.

Cheers to Seabs for the set

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Seabs can you hook me up with a copy then once yours arrives?

Shimmer Volume 42

1. Leva Bates vs Mercedes Martinez

2. Melanie Cruise & Mena Libra vs Kalamity & Hailey Hatred

3. Kellie Skater vs LuFisto vs Tomoka Nakagawa vs MsChif

4. Courtney Rush vs Yumi Ohka

5. Davina Rose vs Portia Perez

- Hiroyo Matsumoto cuts a better promo in English then Cheerleader Melissa does...

6. Neveah & Sassy Stephie vs Nikki Roxx & Ariel

7. Christina Von Eerie vs Cheerleader Melissa

8. Athena vs Mia Yim vs Jessie McKay

9. Nicole Matthews vs Serena Deeb

10. Shimmer Tag Titles
The Knight Dynasty vs Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada

11. Kana vs Sara Del Rey

12. Shimmer Title
Madison Eagles vs Hiroyo Matsumoto

Just finished Timeline History of the WWF 1999 with Sean Morley. Was fine. Nothing groundbreaking or overly interesting.

ROH Final Battle 2005

ROH Unforgettable

ROH Punk The Final Chapter

ROH The Final Countdown Tour Boston

ROH The Final Countdown Tour Chicago

ROH The Final Countdown Tour Dayton

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CZW - Indie Summit 2011

1. Danshoku Dieno (DDT) vs. DJ Hyde (CZW)

2.Kamui (Freedoms) & Devon Moore (CZW) vs. Joker & Sabian (CZW)

3.Yoshihito Sasaki (BJW) vs. Sami Callihan (CZW)

4.Kengo Mashimo (K-Dojo) & Takashi Sasaki (Freedoms) vs. Drake Younger & MASADA (CZW)

5.Masahiro Takanashi (DDT) vs. Kudo (DDT) vs. Dick Togo (K-Dojo)

5.Shattered Dreams: Jaki Numazawa (BJW) & Jun Kasai (Freedoms) vs. Danny Havoc (CZW) & Ryuji Ito (BJW)
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Fair enough ratings I guess. I enjoyed the main event a lot more than you did because I got showered in glass as I was in the second row for this one.
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I just got Indie Summit 2011 myself, I was watching a few bits here and there and the main event looks awesome. Probably going to watch it sometime tomorrow - currently busy watching ROH At Our Best.

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post #5690 of 10970 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Cage-Taylor Phitz View Post
Fair enough ratings I guess. I enjoyed the main event a lot more than you did because I got showered in glass as I was in the second row for this one.

i was tempted to go abit higher on the Yoshihito Sasaki vs. Sami Callihan but i felt 10 minutes was a bit sorter it was a great match for the time

and maybe Masahiro Takanashi (DDT) vs. Kudo (DDT) vs. Dick Togo (K-Dojo) could be a bit higher for then ***1/2

how would have you rated these matches pal ?

as for the main event i enjoyed it but i havent seen a hardcore/deathmatch match like this or a deathmatch before infact so i was a little overwhelmed as in i couldnt believe what i was seeing, may sound a bit daft what am saying lol
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