Thursday, June 28, 2007

ROH: Fifth Year Festival Reviews Part 3

I didn't feel like taking too many notes.

Ring of Honor-Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool ***1/4

My favorite match was Delirious vs. Matt Sydall in a 2 out of 3 falls match(***½). It had a great opening for the first fall. Good mix up between the two with Matt Sydall looking exceptionally good. The ending helps the slow transition of Sydalls persona to a heel. Delirious exploded in the second fall. The final moments in the third fall were well done.

Second and third favorites would be Nigel McGuinness vs. Samoa Joe. great last part, should have went longer(***½). Also the opening between Homicide and Davey Richards was wonderful(***1/4).

I was disappointed with the Briscoes vs. Shingo and Naruki Doi. Just felt like overkill. still, fun in parts(**3/4).

Sara Del Rey vs. Allison Danger-**3/4

Jimmy Rave & Jimmy Jacobs vs. BJ Whitmer & Colt Cabana ***

Roderick Strong vs. Pac-***1/4 I'm liking Roderick the heel.

Ring of Honor-Fifth Year Festival: Finale ***½

Favorite match was Nigel McGuinness vs. Jimmy Rave(****). Best match I've seen thus far in the year. it was hard hitting and built wonderfully. Some of the spots were pretty sick. Especially the tower of London(elevated ace crusher type move) on a metal guardrail. Then hitting Rave with the rebound lariat which earned that move a new name-the jawbreaker lariat as Jimmy Rave had to have his jaw wired shut soon after this.

Second and third go to the tag title match between brief champions Naruki Doi & Shingo vs. Roderick Strong and Davey Richards. Good stuff. Just a hard hitting tag match(***½) and finally Matt Sydall vs. Pac(***1/4). Despite Sydall being smaller, seemed to do more wrestling then Pac.

Disappointed with the last Samoa Joe match. Him and Homicide(**3/4) could have had a more hard hitting affair but it wasn't. It was okay.

Delirious vs. Colt Cabana ***

Skipped the women's tag match.

BJ Whitmer vs. Jimmy Jacobs **3/4-Should have been longer. Was going good.

Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe ***-good but seemed off on certain points. It should have been shorter.

Great Samoa Joe video package at the end of the DVD.

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