ROH: Honor Nation

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Boston, MA – 10.5.2007

Hallowicked vs. El Generico vs. Nigel McGuinness

Generico chops McGuinness. McGuinness absorbs it and knocks Generico down with a lariat. He uppercuts Hallowicked in the corner. Generico gives McGuinness a leg lariat. Hallowicked comes off the second turnbuckle with a headscissors. Generico toreador’s Hallowicked to the floor and dives onto McGuinness on the other side of the ring. McGuinness uses the ropes to hit a rebound lariat on the floor. Back in the ring, Hallowicked shoulder blocks McGuinness from the apron and slingshots in with a sunset flip for two. He gives him a Rydeen Bomb for two. Generico high crossbody’s onto Hallowicked for two. Same goes for a belly-to-back suplex. Generico punches Hallowicked nine times in the corner. Hallowicked drops him face first onto the top turnbuckle. McGuinness spins Hallowicked into a short-arm lariat. Generico looks to yakuza kick Hallowicked but McGuinness cuts him off with a lariat. He snaps the ropes into Hallowicked’s eyes. He tries a suplex, but Hallowicked turns it into a headscissors on Generico. He backslides McGuinness for one. He gets two with a roll-up. He yakuza kicks McGuinness in the back of the head. Generico tosses Hallowicked to the floor and Superfly splashes onto McGuinness for two. Generico misses a yakuza kick. McGuinness kicks him into a lariat. Hallowicked breaks the pin. McGuinness mule kicks Hallowicked for two. Generico kicks McGuinness to the floor as he sets up Hallowicked for a top rope lariat. Generico then DDT’s Hallowicked off the ropes for two. McGuinness uppercuts Generico to avoid a tornado DDT on the floor and gives him the Tower of London. Hallowicked then tope con hilo’s onto McGuinness. In the ring McGuinness catches Hallowicked with a lariat. The Tower of London gets him the pin at 8:14. As you can tell by the extensive play by play, this was very action packed. It built momentum for McGuinness while also making Generico and Hallowicked look more than competent. Color me surprised. **¾

Jigsaw, Jack Evans & Ruckus vs. Roderick Strong, Davey Richards & Rocky Romero

Jigsaw has now joined the Vulture Squad. Evans calls him “the final piece of the puzzle.” Clever. Jigsaw wins the opening exchange with Strong by outmaneuvering him and sending him to the floor with a dropkick. Richards then dropkicks Jigsaw to the floor. Ruckus uses the ropes for a headscissors and a twisting wristlock takeover. Romero kicks Ruckus inside out. Evans flips out of a hip toss and monkey flips Romero who also lands on his feet. Evans comes in from the apron with a Frankensteiner and tornado kick. Ruckus and Jigsaw hip toss Romero and assist Evans with a moonsault. Strong then gets taken down and Evans gives him a stomp/standing moonsault combo. Richards takes down Ruckus with an STO. He throws some hard kicks at Jigsaw in the corner. Strong shoves Evans off the top rope causing him to crash stomach first on the top rope. The No Remorse Corps isolate Evans in their half of the ring. Evans takes out Strong with a springboard blockbuster, then avoids a Doomsday Knee from Richards and Romero. He tags in both Ruckus and Jigsaw. They take out Richards and Romero with clotheslines. Ruckus hits Richards with a back handspring kick. He rolls him into a Northern Lights suplex/pwerbomb combo with Jigsaw. Ruckus gives Strong the Bank Roll. Richards breaks the pin. Richards suplexes Ruckus to the corner and turns him inside out with a clothesline. He gets two with a German suplex. Ruckus sets Richards on the top rope so Jigsaw can bring him down with a Leap of Faith. Jigsaw tornado DDT’s him for two thanks to Romero making the save. Romero transitions from a backbreaker into a Tiger suplex into a running knee strike. Evans breaks the pin. After some kicks he hits a standing Phoenix Splash. Strong catches his back handspring elbow and plants him chest first into the mat. Richards gives him a running chest kick. Jigsaw breaks the pin. He tope con hilo’s onto Strong. Richards suicide dives after him. Ruckus dives onto all three of them. Romero springboard splashes out, and Evans finishes things with the a springboard cancun tornado splash. In the ring Evans spikes Strong on his head with a reverse Frankensteiner. Ruckus hits the Shiznit and Jigsaw comes off the top with a frog splash. Richards and Romero make the save. Richards sits down on Jigsaw’s victory roll attempt. Strong pops Jigsaw into the Alarm Clock from Richards. Death by Roderick and the Doomsday Knee follow. Ruckus and Evans save him. Ruckus hits Richards with the Razzle Dazzle but eats the Sick Kick right after. Evans kicks Strong out. Evans hits Ong Bak on Romero. Ruckus follows with Poetic Ruckus.Evan’s 450 splash gets him the pin at 14:53. That was super fun and crazy. The crowd was whipped into frenzy during the ending stretch and the Vulture Squad look like a well oiled machine right off the bat. The Faction Warfare matches tend to run together but this was one of the most action packed of the matches if I recall correctly. ***½

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