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BRM Reviews ROH Manhattan Mayhem

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 6th, '11, 23:05

ROH Manhattan Mayhem (5/7/2005)- New York, New York

CARNAGE CREW ASSAULT THE RING CREW EXPRESS- seemed random at the time, but it built to something.

LOSING TEAM MUST SPLIT UP: Lacey’s Angels (Izzy & Deranged) vs. Dixie & Azrieal- 5/10.

NIGEL MCGUINNESS vs. COLT CABANA- 6/10. This had a lot of good wrestling, but these guys were so even that no one really hit any moves. It was just constantly escaping from holds, so it felt like nothing actually happened.

ALEX SHELLEY PROMO- awesome.

BLACK TIGER vs. JAMES GIBSON- 7.5/10.

ROH WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer(c) vs. Jack Evans & Roderick Strong- 8/10! Great double team moves. Lots of action.

ROH PURE TITLE MATCH: Jay Lethal(c) vs. Samoa Joe- 8/10. Told a good story.
After the match, the Rottweilers attack both Joe and Lethal. The crowd is very behind the Rotweilers because Homicide and Low Ki are from New York City. This annoyed me, as they are clearly heels, doing despicable things. Low Ki reveals that he was the one who attacked Jay Lethal back at Trios Tournament.

DOG COLLAR MATCH: Jimmy Rave (w/The Embassy) vs. CM Punk- 7.5/10.
“Crimson mask” was not an exaggeration in this match. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone as bloody as Punk was in this match. The entire Embassy tried to interfere. Killer Kruel, Nana, the Outcast Killers. Even Jade Chung. But Punk fought them all off.
- Punk cuts an awesome promo after the match.

ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH: Austin Aries(c) vs. Alex Shelley- 8/10.

After the match, Low Ki and Homicide came out to the ring and tried to intimidate Aries, but Joe and Lethal attacked them from behind. Aries ran away, and an unscheduled match began.

HOMICIDE & LOW KI (w/Julius Smokes) vs. SAMOA JOE & JAY LETHAL- 7.25/10. Kind of short, but all fast-paced, hard-hitting action.

Overall this was a very good show, with a whole bunch of matches at 7.5 or higher, but it doesn’t have that one match that makes you say “WOW! That was AWESOME!” Definitely worth buying, though.
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Re: BRM Reviews ROH Manhattan Mayhem

Post by yourcrapsweak » Jan 9th, '11, 21:03

Big Red Machine wrote:8. Dog Collar match: Jimmy Rave (w/The Embassy) vs. CM Punk- 7.5/10.
“Crimson mask” was not an exaggeration in this match. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone as bloody as Punk was in this match. The entire Embassy tried to interfere. Killer Kruel, Nana, the Outcast Killers. Even Jade Chung. But Punk fought them all off.
I'd say it was like a .7 on the Muta Scale.
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Re: BRM Reviews ROH Manhattan Mayhem

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 9th, '11, 21:05

yourcrapsweak wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote:8. Dog Collar match: Jimmy Rave (w/The Embassy) vs. CM Punk- 7.5/10.
“Crimson mask” was not an exaggeration in this match. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone as bloody as Punk was in this match. The entire Embassy tried to interfere. Killer Kruel, Nana, the Outcast Killers. Even Jade Chung. But Punk fought them all off.
I'd say it was like a .7 on the Muta Scale.
Only?
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Re: BRM Reviews ROH Manhattan Mayhem

Post by yourcrapsweak » Jan 9th, '11, 21:06

Big Red Machine wrote:Only?
Yeah, I mean it was bad, but I've seen worse. I think Jay Briscoe bled more in his cage match with Samoa Joe.
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Re: BRM Reviews ROH Manhattan Mayhem

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 9th, '11, 21:08

yourcrapsweak wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote:Only?
Yeah, I mean it was bad, but I've seen worse. I think Jay Briscoe bled more in his cage match with Samoa Joe.
I haven't seen At Our Best, but I have heard a lot about Jay's bleeding in it.

Where would you rank Jay from Death Before Dishonor VIII?
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Re: BRM Reviews ROH Manhattan Mayhem

Post by yourcrapsweak » Jan 9th, '11, 21:11

Big Red Machine wrote:I haven't seen At Our Best, but I have heard a lot about Jay's bleeding in it.
I'd give it a .9
Big Red Machine wrote:Where would you rank Jay from Death Before Dishonor VIII?
I have yet to see it, sadly. I've only seen Davey vs. Black from that show.
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