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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Well it was a rainy Sunday so I decided to pop in some older ROH shows to kill the time.
Chris Hero vs. Hallowicked - ***
Very solid opener. Nothing really wrong with the match, and as always, Hero is entertaining as hell. I also forgot about all the Twisted Sister chants at Bobby Dempsy. Good times.
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Rhett Titus - **1/2
A lot better than I remembered, still nothing memorable, but definitely good. One of Rhett's better early matches.
Nigel McGuinness vs. Adam Pearce vs. Delirious vs. BJ Whitmer - **1/4
Served it's purpose with the Hangmen 3, thats really about it though.
Austin Aries, Erick Stevens, M-Dogg 20 vs. Davey Richards, Jason Blade, and Eddie Edwards - ***1/2
Really fun match. Makes me really miss the Resilience. Aries was awesome as always, and I was a huge fan of Stevens and M-Dogg at that time. Also, Eddie's hair was fucking awful back then.
Pac vs. Bryan Danielson - ***1/4
Didn't meet expectations, and I'm sure everyone else agrees, but still a very enjoyable match.
Takeshi Morishima vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Brent Albright - ****
After re-watching this, it's probably my match of the night. This was another one that was a lot better than I remembered it.
Jack Evans vs. Roderick Strong - ***1/4
Short. Entertaining, but short.
Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Mark & Jay Briscoe - ***3/4
I remember back then these 4 could do no wrong in the ring, and this was another great match that added to their feud. Great way to close the show.
I really, really miss ROH running shows in Hartford at the Expo Center, an awesome building and I always thought it was a really great crowd. These were the days.
Manhattan Mayhem II
Erick Stevens & M-Dogg 20 vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw - ***1/4
Another solid opener. Looking back, ROH had a lot of strong openers back then.
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Mitch Franklin - *
Meh. I get the point I guess.
Hangmen 3 vs. Delirious, Nigel McGuinness, & Pelle Primeau - ***
Nice match, flowed in well with the rest of the show.
Pac vs. Davey Richards - **1/2
The crowd didn't really give this match a chance, which is a shame, because it could've been a lot better, Mitch/Jimmy aside this was the only match on the card I didn't thoroughly enjoy.
Austin Aries vs. Jack Evans vs. Roderick Strong - ***1/4
I loved this match live. I loved everything about it, and re-watching it, it was still a lot of fun.
Ruckus vs. Eddie Edwards - ***
I'm a Ruckus mark, so this surprise appearance in the prior match made my night even better, and then his match with Edwards was a nice, solid match to introduce Ruckus to ROH.
Chris Hero vs. Claudio Castagnoli - ***1/2
Not as good as it could have been, but hey, I enjoyed the hell out of it anyways.
Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima - *****
Perfect, perfect, perfect. This is still, to this day, my favorite match in ROH history, and one of my top matches in general. I can watch this match over and over again, and still love it even more.
Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. Mark & Jay Briscoe - ****1/2
Same thing as the prior night, these two teams could do no wrong, and this match was so much fun to watch. During the show I originally wasn't interested in anything after seeing that Dragon/Shima match, but damn this was enjoyable.
I really miss going to these CT/NY double shots. This was my favorite time as a Ring of Honor fan when I could make a weekend trip out of it and it would be very worthwhile.