ROH: Fade To Black Review

– Eddie Edwards © vs. Erick Stevens (ROH TV Championship) *** ¼

– Grizzly Redwood vs. Bob Evans * ¾

– Austin Aries vs. Kyle O’Reilly (Do or Die) ***

– Kevin Steen & Steve Corino vs. The Necro Butcher & Shawn Daivari (First Blood Match) ** ½

– The All Night Express vs. Matt Taven & Sid Reeves ** ¼

– Roderick Strong vs. Mike Bennett ***

– The Kings of Wrestling © vs. El Generico & Colt Cabana (ROH Tag Team Championship) *** ¾

– Tyler Black vs. Christopher Daniels **** ¼

Overall: 7.5

The Best of Tyler Black (Disc 2)

– Tyler Black vs. Nigel McGuinness (Take No Prisoners 2008) **** ¾

– Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs vs. The Briscoes (Supercard of Honor III) **** ¼

– Tyler Black vs. Bryan Danielson (New Horizons 2008) **** ½

– Tyler Black vs. Bryan Danielson vs. Nigel McGuinness vs. Claudio Castagnoli (Death Before Dishonor VI) **** ¼

– Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico (Driven 2008) **** ½

Overall: 9.75

Overall Thoughts – The Show was very solid, but I definitely did enjoy it. The opener was a great way to kick off the show and get their debuting Plymouth MA, crowd going. I like both of these guys and they work really well together. I would have put this match the night after, at GBH IX instead of Daivari/Edwards but was good for this show. Redwood/Evans was pretty bad, but a fan grabbed Redwood which was pretty funny. Aries/O’Reilly was pretty good; Aries really made him look good. The First Blood match was disappointing, but still decent. The tag match wasn’t that good; I didn’t like the no-name team at all. Strong/Bennett was good, this is the first match I’ve seen of Bennett and I’ve seen he’s been built up pretty big on HDNet. The ROH Tag Title match was awesome, they really worked well together. But the Main Event was the show stealers. Daniels and Black wrestled for 30 minutes straight. The crowd was similar to NYC’s the next night. Black played a great heel when in the end he refused 5 more minutes. The show was pretty good, but the Bonus disc was amazing. All 5 of the matches were above ****’s and all 2008 matches. The match of the disc started off first with Nigel/Black. Just amazing near falls, wrestling, spots, it had it all. Next match was fun, hard-hitting, brawl with The Briscoes/AOTF. Just an excellent match both teams worked really well. Next was Danielson/Black which was just an awesome match. These two really have good chemistry and I would love to see a match between these guys in WWE. The Four Corner Survival was fun and kept you at the edge of your seat. When it was down to Nigel/Black it was like their Take No Prisoners match. And the final match was insane, just amazing work from both teams. Overall the DVD is definitely worth a buy, the show is good and the bonus disc is just icing on the cake.

Overall Score: 9.0


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