Originally Posted by Shirley Crabtree III
- The "their wrestling sucks" argument just shows how short people's memories are. Two out of their three matches with the KOW were excellent old school tag matches. The Briscoes match showed an intense, physical side of Shelton Benjamin that, at that time, I didn't think existed. The Wolves match was a great simple way to steer home an awesome weekend of wrestling.
I don't see too many people making a "their wrestling sucks" argument. What I see is people disappointed in the fact that it looks like they're just going through the motions and have one gear most of the time. The honeymoon has been over for them, for a while. The novelty has worn off, they've become complacent and they aren't delivering at the level you would expect. ROH isn't the type of promotion where you just show up and do whatever at house shows, especially as the promotions tag team champions at a time when they're pushing the division harder than ever.
It's really been a downward spiral since Toronto. Mind you, I think the AW match is incredibly overrated, but it was really good and they worked their asses off, not to say they aren't every time they go out there, but since Toronto...
Briscoes - Semi-main tag title match. Had a better dynamic than the 9YA match and just never got out of a park, let alone first gear.
4-Way - I think everyone collectively hates this match, the booking was just a total mess. The point to be made here isn't so much their performance, but the lack of response. They were easily the least over of the four teams.
Cabana/Generico - Saw this live and just...oof. Mediocre and as soon as it picked up, it fell apart. They edited this heavily on DVD, but this was easily their worst performance to date...
Bravados - ... Then this match happened. I don't think I've ever seen this type of match in ROH. The epitome of a house show match. Funny thing is I was actually looking forward to this based on the HDNet squash they did which was AWESOME. I figured, hey, do that same match and add a couple of minutes. Instead, it was eight minutes of nothing and The Bravados came out of it looking worse than ever. I'll give them credit though as this was mostly about the aftermath, but as the legitimate sub main of the show, it comes off really bad.
WGTT - Mediocre. Easily the worst of the series.
Cole/O'Reilly - Botched finish.
In conclusion, to coin a friend on Twitter, "WORLD'S MOST MEDIOCRE TAG TEAM", would be more appropriate.