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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: London, UK
re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
Kevin Steen vs. Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Roderick Strong (ROH 1/19): **** 1/4
Awesome main event right here and sold the theme of the show perfectly. This match was really worked and booked smartly in a way where all four men came out looking really strong. Elgin looking like a beast with his feats of strength and having it take all three men to gang up on him to eliminate him. In fact, there was an extended story surrounding just that throughout the first portion of the match which was told really well. Roderick was made to look badass in defeat as he would not give up to the Achilles lock before Steen did a somersault leg drop causing him to pass out. He didn't tap. Finally it took Steen a low blow and two package piledrivers including one on the apron to finally pin Eddie for the win. And of course Steen survived all three men in a strong victory for the champion. Long term storyline implications with Eddie not being able to challenge for the title as long as Steen is the champion as well so this was a very very well booked match in both how the match was worked and also in making it a match that meant something. Definitely the ROH match of the year so far.
**** <3 ****
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Last edited by L-DOPA; 02-16-2013 at 06:37 PM.