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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima - ROH Manhattan Mayhem II

Yes, the match where Bryan detaches his retina in the early stages & continues to battle for the whole match. First I thought about posting this on the ROH thread, but fuck it, the match is legendary enough to get it's own thread.

How do you guys feel about the match? For me it's one of my top-3 favorite matches of all-time, and in my eyes, the best David vs. Goliath match to ever take place. Truly pro wrestling perfection.

Here is the full match on ROH's YouTube channel:


Here's the behind-the-scenes story of it, straight from Bryan's book (which I recommend for everyone if you haven't read it yet, it's fantastic):


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Re: 10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima - ROH Manhattan Mayhem II

10 years ago? JEEEEZUS! I think I ever so slightly prefer the rematch at Man Up due to the incredible intensity Danielson brings and how they use the eye injury so well. And the finish is beautiful and makes so much sense - by that point, both men just want to inflict pain and don't care about winning anymore.

This makes me realise...I miss Morishima

EDIT: Wait, I think it's the Glory By Honor match I prefer, the one where Danielson goes apeshit with the lowblows. Yeah, that was the best.
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Re: 10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima - ROH Manhattan Mayhem II

10 YEARS???? I was like 10 when I saw this show live. For me, it's among the 5 best matches I've ever seen live and the best David vs. Goliath match ever. Whenever people would say "AH LESNAR VS. BRYAN IS 'UNREALISTIC'", I would point to this match.
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Re: 10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima - ROH Manhattan Mayhem II

A legit classic.


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Re: 10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima - ROH Manhattan Mayhem II

One of the best matches I have ever seen
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