Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Checked out Cole/Jacobs from Hunt for Gold on Dailymotion, a definite ***3/4 and I could be tempted to round it up to 4*. Just a great contest from start to finish, Jacobs seemed very motivated from the off and I loved their feeling out process. Corino was a ton of fun on commentary; I hope he's a more full-time addition to the commentary team. Could be all kinds of awesome if he plays it straight but then shows massive bias towards the S.C.U.M matches. Anyway, Cole continues to warrant my affections, and I love that he's starting to bust out the superkick from out of nowhere (like at the finish of the match), rather than just relying on it in typical superkick spots we've become accustomed to. Also, did Cole use a brainbuster-on-the-knee on Jacobs? Wasn't sure if it was a slight botch of a shoulderbreaker or if it was fully intended; either way it looked sick.
More of this Jacobs please. I still think he's got a World Title run in him; probably not with this current gimmick/persona, but he's certainly a guy who could help the company return to their state of having good-great title matches on every show. That's not a slight on Steen either, but ROH's booking of him has made him so much more of a hardcore worker and they rarely let him 'just wrestle'.