go out it until Lacey gets involved, with brings out Daizee Haze, BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Rave, Shingo, Bryan Danielson, Nigel McGuinness & Delirious. Cabana wants Jacobs in the worst way so he suggests Shingo join up with Danielson's team, thus making the main event an 8-Man Elimination Match.
Monday, December 24, 2012
ROH The Chicago Spectacular: Night 2 Review
A huge Elimination Tag Team Match highlights the second night of The Chicago Spectacular!
PS: Just got this show so that's why I'm reviewing it now.
ROH The Chicago Spectacular: Night Two
Chicago Ridge, Illinois 12/9/06
The show was originally scheduled to start out with Shingo vs. Colt Cabana but Colt comes out, explaining his problems with Jimmy Jacobs & Lacey and wants to fight Jacobs now. He does and they
1.) Ace Steel vs. Tank Toland: *3/4
Eh....this was just kind of there. Nothing really interesting. At least it was relatively short.
2.) Six-Man Mayhem – Kikutaro vs. Jake Crist vs. Dave Crist vs. CJ Otis vs. Pelle Primeau vs. Trik Davis: **1/4
It was a fun little match. It was only interesting when Kikutaro was in the ring.
Shane Hagadorn comes out & berates Pelle. He says he'll give him his Top of the Class Trophy Match only if he wrestles him now. but Pearce comes out with a leather strap and blindsides Primeau. They beat him down until Homicide comes out, and apparently we're getting Homicide vs. Shane Hagadorn.
3.) Homicide vs. Shane Hagadorn: DUD
Nothing but a squash for Homicide, which is all Hagadorn is good for, to be honest. Pearce attacks Homicide afterwords but Homicide gets the better of him. He then changes the match from a Strap Match to a Cage Match. Not sure why they would change a match they've been promoting at the last minute, but whatever.
4.) Samoa Joe vs. Mark Briscoe: ***
This match was decent, but it was more of a elongated squash for Samoa Joe as he was sending a message to Pro Wrestling NOAH.
5.) Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt Cross: ***3/4
Sydal got injured (I guess the night before) so Matt Cross is getting an opportunity by subbing in for Sydal in this match, which is now a Non-Title Match. It actually turned out to be pretty great. Cross definitely took advantage of the opportunity, looking good in the loss.
6.) Steel Cage – Homicide vs. Adam Pearce: ***1/2
This wasn't the greatest Cage Match in ROH, but it was a good match to watch, and actually turned out a little better than the previous night's Cage Match. Blood was spilt, as expected, with Homicide getting the win.
7.) Davey Richards vs. Jay Briscoe: ***1/2
Here we get another good match. I've always believed that Jay Briscoe is under-rated as a singles wrestler, as he can have (at least) a good match with pretty much anyone. He & Davey Richards but on a good show here.
8.) Eight-Man Elimination Match – Bryan Danielson, Jimmy Jacobs, Jimmy Rave & Shingo vs. Delirious, BJ Whitmer, Colt Cabana & Nigel McGuinness: ****
This turned out to be a pretty good match. Rave scored all three of his teams eliminations. I understand they were trying to put over Rave (especially Jimmy Bower on commentary) but I just didn't believe he could be built up as a permanent main event guy. Anyways, the match itself was pretty good. Delirious outlasts both Rave & Danielson to get the big win. Entertaining match overall.
I'd definitely say this was a step up from Night One. The second half was awesome, but was dragged down by a relatively weak first have. Outside of the opening segment you can honestly skip the first two matches (unless you're a Ace Steel/Kikutaro Fan)