Re: The 2011 MOTYC Thread
ROH - Best In The World 2011
ROH World Television Championship
Christopher Daniels(c) vs. El Generico - ****
Absolutely fantastic match. The two had really great chemistry that kinda caught me off guard in the early going. Since Truth wasn't at ringside, it made the match soooo much better. Daniels showed he doesn't need a manager to draw heel heat because his Double J struts and the chants he made up himself were incredibly entertaining. And the thing with the blonde girl in the crowd was great too. I swear every single time Generico comes out of nowhere and hits a yakuza kick into a brainbuster, I don't care where you are or what company it's for, every person in the crowd GOES NUTS. This, just another example. At the end where Daniels assumes he's gonna win by countout and decided the strap the belt around his waist, that was genius. Where else have you ever seen something like that?
ROH World Championship
Eddie Edwards(c) vs. Davey Richards - *****
Wow, wow, wow. We're over 3 hours into the iPPV, and like most, I'm a little burnt out going into the main event. My first thoughts, god I hope this doesn't go as long as that tag title match, idk if I can handle it. Then about 5 minutes in, they had me hooked. Davey's wrestling in this, his counters to Eddie's signature moves in particular, were some of the best I've ever seen. As the match went on, and they kept pulling off these extraordinary spots and counters, I kept thinking of ways that the match could end without a clear cut winner, because with all the crazy shit they did, they could've easily pulled off a double countout about 4 times. But it just kept getting better and better. When Eddie hit his leg on the guardrail after the moonsault just like he did when he lost the TV Title to Daniels and the announcers pointed it out, I thought that was the end for sure. But they kept on going and I absolutely loved it. Really isn't much else to say, and incredibly fitting main event to a show called "Best In The World." I'm a little disappointed Eddie's reign is already over because there were so many more matchups for him, but this is Davey's time now. He's gonna tear this shit up. Incredible match, incredibly emotional moment afterwards. Instant classic, one of the best in ROH history.