Little Poppa Pump
Join Date: Jun 2011
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Edwards, Generico, Haas & Benjamin vs. Strong, Elgin & The Briscoes (12/4/2011)-****
-This match has a 2 hour limit so I won’t cover everything but this was a great tag team match and one I’m” surprised I was able to sit through again since I have a low attention span lol. Obviously there were some slow areas but for longer matches like this I give that a pass as long as they make up for it later. They took turns trading isolations until roughly the 30 minute mark where things start to break down. First elimination comes about 45 minutes in when Benjamin eats a chair from Jay and Mark hits an elbow drop for the pin and right afterwards Haas gives Mark an Olympic Slam for the second elimination. Jay distracts Haas and Strong takes advantage with an enzuigiri and rollup then after that Generico gives Jay a brainbuster to eliminate him after taking a chair shot from Haas. HOT continues to work over Generico but he and Edwards hits stereo suicide dives onto Strong and Elgin. Edwards takes an apron backbreaker courtesy of Strong, leaving Generico to get eliminated by Elgin’s Spiral Bomb at an hour in. HOT begins to work over Edwards but Edwards keeps fighting back including hitting a Chin Breaker and STF on Strong; HOT tries to double team but Edwards counters and rolls up Elgin for the next elimination leaving Edwards and Strong. Sick spot where Roddy throws Eddie off the top through the table; when Eddie finally gets in the ring Strong locks in the Stronghold but Eddie counters with a roll up. Finish comes when Martini tries to interfere again but eats a Code Breaker followed up by Eddie locking in the Dragon Sleeper on Strong for the final elimination and win at 1hr 20min.
Overall, this was a damn fine match and one of my favorite EE performances ever. Such a damn good babyface he is and the crowd was into it for most of the match, especially in the second half which I credit to the talent properly pacing themselves. Arguably one of ROH best matches in 2011.
LTTP: It’ll be so awesome to see Uhaa Nation back in DGUSA and I can’t wait to see who Gabe lines up for him. Uhaa/Shingo, Uhaa/Davis, Uhaa/Susumu, Uhaa/Ricochet and Uhaa/Fox would top my list but there are many more routes they could go.