Little Poppa Pump
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Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
So I went ahead and checked out ROH Revolution weekend. Didn't watch everything from both shows (Revolution Canada is 3 1/2 hours long... no thanks) but the stuff I did watch was really good. Thanks to all for recommending it.
El Generico vs. Roderick Strong (No DQ)- Really good no dq match with lots of back and forth and some great spots and near falls. They didn't go crazy with the stip but they wrestled so well that I'm" willing to overlook it. It was pretty weird seeing Chris Daniels, I had briefly forgot he was in HoT.
American Wolves vs. Kings of Wrestling- This was a great tag match that did a good job of setting up the title match the next day. They immediately jumped into the big spots and there were no lull periods, full gear from start to finish. Lots of great spots and Eddie as always did a great job of playing the Ricky Morton. Davey really rammed it up when he got the hot tag. The finish was underwhelming and Hero spamming the elbows pissed me off a bit but regardless this was a really great tag match.
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Kyle O'Reilly- Very solid opener with a some great back and forth. I absolutely love how KO puts together his offense, combining his strikes and submissions with high flying moves. Claudio did well in complementing his style with his power and played up his Very European gimmick for this match. Claudio knocks him off with the Ricola Bomb and Kyle gets a standing ovation. Good stuff.
Eddie Edwards vs. Chris Hero (ROH World Title)- This was a very good title match here. It started off with a lull but once Sara and Hagadorn got ejected, its when the match started to get good. Loved how Hero worked over Eddie's Arm and Eddie making his spurts as well. Lots of good spots, psychology and a fantastic finishing stretch complimented by a great finish. This may very well be Hero's best singles match within the promotion and further legitimized Eddie as a top guy. Only real qualm about this match is that it was long (like 40+ minutes), I could imagine people being burned out on this match after watching the entire show. Still great nonetheless.