Haha thanks Bubz. I'm trying to be a little less of a dick around here this time around. You can imagine how well that is working for me, lol.
The big UnMOTY is obviously Taker/Trips, for me. Honestly, I don't actually think there have been that many criminally overrated matches this year. If there have been I just avoid it. I haven't seen Any Edwards match at all this year, I just assume I will hate it. I haven't watched Davey/Elgin yet either, but I can only imagine that would slot in just based on most of the objections to it. ROH is the number one company I need to catch up on, as I haven't seen Steen/Davey yet, which sounded pretty meh. I've seen all the WWE and New Japan that I wanted, so maybe the next step is seeing those two matches.
I really liked Davey/Elgin. There's still flaws obviously but there's ton's of great stuff in it. It's the best match Davey has had for probably the last two years in ROH.
Steen/Davey from Border Wars (Steen winning the belt) was just your back and forth ROH main event but with Steen being great as he always is. There's also some really nice character touches from Davey throughout the match becoming more and more frustrated etc with some great facial expressions. I loved it on first watch but drastically lowered my rating on a re-watch because there just wasn't enough substance in it, it didn't go into overkill mode though and was quite short which reduced the annoyance factor of the style for me.
The BITW no DQ match was a lot of fun just because it was so chaotic with shit happening everywhere and Corino being hilarious on commentary.
Good to see you liked the Naito/Okada match as much as you did though. Fantastic match.
Very good shit, but the lack of drama prevents it from being a **** match, IMO. The work was bloody great, a lot of smart and calculate wrestling (which is something I adore) and I appreciate it, but the match needed that one HOLY SHIT or SHEEEEEIT moment to deserve the "great match" label. My rating: ***3/4
Again, there's nothing really wrong with the match, I just can't go any higher.
I agree with this really. The actual wrestling was bloody fantastic but there just wasn't that atmosphere for me or that stretch to really make the match a true MOTYC, this is another match I reduced my rating on a re-watch this year.