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ROH Good Times, Great Memories
Chicago Ridge, Illinois 4/28/07
1.) Six-Man Mayhem – Delirious vs. Mike Quackenbush vs. Pelle Primeau vs. Jigsaw vs. Hallowicked vs. Gran Akuma: ***1/2
The shows opens with a Six-Man Mayhem featuring stars from CHIKARA Pro. This was actually a very entertaining match. The CHIKARA guys were able to show their stuff and looked really good. A great way to start off the show.
2.) Christopher Daniels vs. Erick Stevens: ***
This was a fairly decent match. Erick Stevens looked really good against the ROH Legend. They go to a 15 Minute Time Limit Draw. Stevens asks for 5 more minutes, but Daniels refuses and they goes on a very angry, tirade laced promo, basically bashing ROH and calling it quits. It's actually a pretty good promo from Daniels. Definitely one of his best.
3.) Four-Corner Survival – Homicide vs. Brent Albright vs. BJ Whitmer vs. Jimmy Rave: ***1/4
We didn't know it at the time, but this would end up being Homicide's last ROH match as a regular. Rave is also making his return on this weekend of shows after his jaw injury. This was a pretty good Four-Corner Survival. Entertaining.
4.) Rocky Romero vs. Austin Aries: ***
It's the Resilience vs. No Remorse Corps. in this one. It was a decent affair.
5.) ROH World Title – Takeshi Morishima vs. Shingo: ****
This is a rare contest as this is the first time (to my knowledge) that an NOAH wrestler went one on one with a Dragon Gate Wrestler. Shingo said that if he doesn't win here, he's going back to Japan. This was a really good World Title. Action Packed throughout. I gotta admit, these guys exceeded my expectations.
6.) Tank Toland vs. Alex Payne: ½*
This was supposed to be Payne vs. Bobby Dempsey, but Tank Toland comes out & convinces Bobby to become his next project, and takes his place in the match. This would be the start of a nearly two year storyline in ROH. Basically a squash for Toland here.
7.) Roderick Strong vs. Jack Evans: ***1/2
Former Generation Next members collide in this one. This was a great match. No matter if it's as opponents or partners, these two always seem to do great things together.
8.) ROH World Tag Team Titles – Briscoe Brothers vs. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley: ****1/2
This was back when Sabin & Shelley were still known as the Murder City Machine Guns. The match started slow, but boy did it pick up in a big way. Sabin & Shelley's matches as a team in ROH have always been great. This is no exception.
9.) Colt Cabana vs. Adam Pearce: ***1/4
Cabana's last ROH match is in his hometown of Chicago against his longtime friend Adam Pearce. This wasn't anything technical, but it was a good comedy match. Lots of enjoyable stuff in here. Vintage Cabana. After the match, Colt's family & the majority of the Babyface roster come out to celebrate with Cabana, and take the picture that appears on the DVD Cover.
The trend of great ROH shows in 2007 continues. This one in particular is very good. Take away the Toland squash and every match is three stars or better. You had pretty much everything on this show, from great multi-mans, to great World Title & World Tag Team Title matches, to Cabana's farewell. This is a fantastic show that has to be seen.