Originally Posted by geraldinhio
Adam Cole vs Kyle O' Reilly ROH Best In The World 2012
I wasn't expecting much here to be honest. Oh how I was wrong, breakout match for both. The hybrid rules actually worked in favour , open fists were sick. It was under 15 minutes too for such a great match. These two have fantastic chemistry that didn't really show as much in their previous encounters , this one blew their other matches out of the water. Everyone knows Cole is great but Kyle was immense here too. I'm not a massive fan of Kyle at all but this match one me over. Just an awesome match crazy as hell, fans were crazy into it, peaked at the right time with a great gradual build up from great reversals and limb workovers just to a crazy all out BLOODY war of vicious kicks ,palm thrusts , closed hand punches, headbutts etc More importantly the right guy went over. Didn't want to give away anyone of the spots or anything but just watch this match. Better than Elgin vs Richards and both Steen vs Richards IMO. Great stuff from both men and for me ROH's MOTY.
Maybe I'm biased here because I wasn't expecting this at all.
I wasn't into until Cole started working O'Reilly in the corner. Up until that point it felt like they were trying too hard to work in everything. Once the stiffing started I was a huge fan of it. Like Cena vs Brock, this is a unique match that is worth checking out for the "ho-leeeee shit" factor which is very high.
****1/4 for the entire match
****3/4 for the last 10 minutes alone.