A bitter rivalry comes to an end and the stars of Dragon Gate are back for Round 2!
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ROH Supercard of Honor II
Detroit, Michigan 3/31/07
Jay Brisco comes out and talks about how his brother Mark got injured on the previous night's show and that he wasn't going to compete. This brings out Daniels & Sydal (who were suppose to challenge for the titles) and demanded Jay to forfeit the ROH World Tag Team Titles. Jay obviously refuses and says that they will still wrestle tonight, but Delirious will take Mark's place. Delirious tells the crowd (in his usual tongue) to MAN UP!!
1.) Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal vs. Jay Briscoe & Delirious: ***1/4
This turned out to be a fairly good opening match. A great way to get the crowd fired up.
2.) Claudio Castagnoli vs. Yamato: **1/4
Nothing really much to talk about this. Claudio gets the victory and comes out of it looking good.
3.) Erick Stevens vs. Mitch Franlkin: DUD
Pretty much a squash for Erick Stevens.....moving on...
Larry Sweeney & Chris Hero come out & introduce the ROH fans to Johnny Fairplay. They run down the fans and Hero calls out McGuinness and out next match is underway!
4.) Nigel McGuinness vs. Chris Hero: **3/4
This was a fairly decent contest. The best part for me was when McGuinness decked Fairplay.
5.) Jack Evans & Naruki Doi vs. Davey Richards & Rocky Romero: ***1/2
The match was a little show at the beginning, but it picked up a lot and ended up being a great contest. I always enjoy watching Jack Evans wrestle.
6.) Brent Albright vs. Homicide: DUD
This match barely gets started before Adam Pearce runs down and causes a DQ. Pearce & Albright beat up Homicide until Colt Cabana comes out to make the save, and we got ourselves a tag team match on our hands.
7.) Homicide & Colt Cabana vs. Brent Albright & Adam Pearce: **1/2
Jim Cornette actually made a surprise appearance during this match and gets involved on Pearce & Albright's behalf. This was a decent tag match. Nothing really special
8.) Steel Cage – Jimmy Jacobs vs. BJ Whitmer: ****1/2
Now we get into one of the MANY reasons to see this show. The climax of the Whitmer/Jacobs rivalry. This is probably one of the best cage matches in ROH history. Really bloody & violent action. Even Lacey got involved, only to get taken out by Whitmer. Just a great match.
9.) FIP Heavyweight Title - Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries: ****
I believe this is the first time Strong & Aries faced each other one on one since the breakup during the Fifth Year Festival. Strong's FIP World Title is also on the line here. This turned out to be a great match. Afterwords Strong puts Aries back in the Stronghold but Delirious makes the save.
10.) CIMA, Shingo & Susumu Yokosuka vs. Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito & Masaaki Mochizuki: ****1/2
This is the second year in a row that a Dragon Gate Six Man has been the Main Event of a show on WrestleMania Weekend. While the match from the year before was slightly better, this was still a very fast paced, entertaining contest. Very cool stuff from all six guys involved.
The first part of this card was pretty average, but the last three matches lift this card up to a whole other level. This would be the start of a trend of VERY strong shows from Ring of Honor throughout the year 2007. Definitely check this show out.