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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
ROH – RESPECT IS EARNED – MANHATTAN, NEW YORK – MAY 12, 2007
There was recently a topic here in Other Wrestling about the best opening matches on shows. Someone mentioned Whitmer vs Morishima from Respect Is Earned, I remembered I bought this a while ago so decided to give it a watch.
DISC ONE - Pay Per View
MATCH #1: ROH World Title Match – Takeshi Morishima vs. BJ Whitmer
As has been said before, a very short match it's only about 3 minutes but it's explosive and really got the crowd even more fired up than they were from the pre-show match.
MATCH #2: Rocky Romero vs. Naomichi Marufuji
I was looking through other people's reviews and this seemed to be getting around the *** mark nearly everytime. Personally I thought it was a very boring match. The leg work periods went on for too long for my taste, Romero's selling (or lack thereof) didn't really bother me much though - I just think he's a boring wrestling all-around.
MATCH #3: ROH World Tag Team Title Match – The Briscoe Brothers vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Matt Sydal
Awesome tag team match, post match brawl with Steen/Generico was fun too.
MATCH #4: Roderick Strong vs. Delirious
MATCH #5: KENTA & Nigel McGuinness vs. Takeshi Morishima & Bryan Danielson
DISC TWO - Bonus Matches
Tank Toland vs. Brent Albright
Davey Richards vs. Erick Stevens
Sara Del Ray vs. Daizee Haze
Tag Team Scramble – Jimmy Rave & Adam Pearce vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Irish Airborne vs. Pelle Primeau & Mitch Franklin
There were also 3 or 4 segments with Jimmy Jacobs and Lacey. Usually I can't stand Jacobs but besides the tag team scramble these segments were the highlights of this bonus disc, really enjoyable..