Homicide seemed really over with the crowd in this one. The match felt a little awkward- the two didn't seem to 'click' in the ring.
Sarah Del Ray d. Allison Danger
This was quite a well received women's match. Moment of the match came when one imbecilic fan shouted "slag!" only to be met with the entire theatre bursting into a chant of "shut the f**k up!" back at him...he deserved it.
Jimmy Rave & Jimmy Jacobs d. Colt Cobana & BJ Whitmur
Cobana was really over with the crowd in this one.
Matt Sydall d. Delirious in a 2 out of 3 Falls match
Some incredible moves were brought out towards the end of this one. Does anyone know what the belt is that Sydall has at the moment? He wasn't acknowledged with it in the match.
Roderick Strong d. Pac in a FIP World Title Match
The FIP title is 'now a world title' so said ROH before this match started. Anyone who hasn't seen the slender Pac in action should do so. The young English lad has one of the most impressive aerial repertoires I've ever seen,
Shingo & Naruki Doi d. The Briscoes for the ROH World Tag Team titles
This was, without a doubt, the match of the night. Simply stunning tag team wrestling. Nobody saw the result coming either which made it that extra special. A truly great match.
Main Event: Samoa Joe d. Nigel McGuiness
Bump of the night came when Joe hit a muscle buster on McGuiness from the ring apron to the ringside floor. Ouch.
All in all a pretty good show. The tag team match was out of this world. Tonight it's Joe vs Homicide in Joe's last ROH match.
Matt Sydal holds the Open the Brave Gate title in the Dragon's Gate promotion. It's a really nice looking belt, although I don't know what importance it holds in DG.
I'm actually a bit peeved over the Briscoes losing the belts quickly. This happened with the GHC tag belts as well. Now I understand that the belts had to go back to NOAH wrestlers, but still. And now the best team in ROH finally gets the belts and they lose it immediately, this time to a team not even in ROH full time.
This would make sense in a Homicide kind of way (as in the chase for the belt in Homicide's case was a great story) in that once Homicide had the belt, the magic was gone. But the difference is that the Briscoes are technically heels, so it's not the same. I also know their title loss set up a match tonight with Briscoe vs. Briscoe.
Anyways, gripes aside, this looks like another good ROH card, and tonight's finale of Samoa Joe's full time ROH bookings will probably be great.
I'll second the vote for Rocky's turn at Survivor Series '98. Sublimely pulled-off, with Shane's turn earlier in the night set up as a sweet distraction to lull the fans into a false sense of security.