ROH: Glory By Honor VI

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Philadelphia, PA – 11.2.2007

Hallowicked vs. Claudio Castagnoli

This is a rematch from the “Race to the Top Tournament.” After some positioning at home, a Lucha sequence leads to each man snapping off an armdrag. They each attempt some nearfalls to no avail. Hallowicked sends Claudio to the corner with a step-up Frankensteiner. He follows with a step-up enzuigiri for two. Same goes for the super snapmare. After a chinlock Hallowicked delivers a legdrop. He snapmares Claudio out of the corner. Claudio ducks a yakuza kick and hits Swiss Chin Music. He comes off the second rope with an elbow drop. The Giant Swing gets a two count. Hallowicked blocks an uppercut and hits the Rydeen Bomb for two. He hits the yakuza kick for two. Claudio catches him coming off the ropes. He deposits Hallowicked off of his shoulders and nails a European uppercut for the pin at 6:09. This was slightly below their Race to the Top encounter. People didn’t really buy into Hallowicked controlling the early half of the match and the finish came out of nowhere. The work was fine but felt like filler. **

Jigsaw, Jack Evans & Ruckus vs. Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black & Necro Butcher

Julius Smokes is in The Vulture Squad’s corner while Lacey is in the Age of the Fall’s corner. Things start off with all six men brawling. Ruckus takes down Black with some back handspring attacks. He does a shooting star press off the apron onto Jacobs. Evans takes down Black with a tornado kick. Ruckus and Jigsaw assist Evans with a moonsault onto Black. Necro boots Ruckus and punches Jigsaw. Evans fights him off with kicks before also succombing to a punch. Jigsaw uses armdrags to get a couple nearfalls on Jacobs. Ruckus hits him with the Razzle Dazzle and rolls him into a fisherman’s suplex/powerbomb combo. Black makes the save and spinwheel kicks Ruckus. He hangs Ruckus in a tree of woe where he and Jacobs hit him with dropkicks. Jigsaw breaks the pin. Jigsaw gets mauled with punches. He drops Black with a neckbreaker and gets speared by Jacobs. Ruckus gives Jacobs a Sling Blade. Black big boots Ruckus. Evans misses a 630 splash. Butcher punches his legs before giving him a chokeslam backbreaker. Jigsaw again breaks the pin. His strikes do nothing. He superkicks Necro. Black picks Jigsaw up in a waistlock and delivers an enzuigiri. He misses a slingshot clothesline. Ruckus gives him the Bank Roll. Necro knocks Ruckus off the top rope with a chair. Jacobs goes for the Contra Code on Jigsaw. Jigsaw crotches him on the top rope. Black puts Jigsaw on his shoulders. Jacobs back sentons onto Jigsaw, then kicks him off Black’s shoulders. He puts on the End Time. Jigsaw taps at 6:31. After this we had more factions and teams running out, leading to a crazy amount of dives and a genuine feeling of chaos. That was a really fun fracas for as short as it was. ***

New York, NY – 11.3.2007

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

This is a rematch from “Honor Nation.” Just like last night a six person brawl starts the match off. Ruckus catches Strong with a headscissors and back handspring kick. Romero boots Ruckus to the floor. Jigsaw takes him down with a toreador. Romero responds with a headscissors. Jigsaw sends him out with a hiponesa. Richards dropkicks Jigsaw to the floor and drives Evans back first into the corner. Evans comes in from the apron with a twisting enzuigiri. Evans fakes a dives so Jigsaw can actually dive on to all three No Remorse Corps members. In the ring Ruckus and Jigsaw assist Evans with a moonsault onto Romero. Richards takes double stomps from all and a standing shooting star press from Evans. Jigsaw gets dropped with an STO from Richards, leading to Jigsaw being isolated a worn down by the Corps. Jigsaw avoids stereo kicks and enzuigiri’s Jigsaw to finally tag in Ruckus. He sweeps out Romero and Strong’s legs and hits them both with a standing shooting star splash. Evans follows with a corkscrew splash. Ruckus Bank Rolls Richards. Romero blocks the Razzle Dazzle. He hits the Flying DDT for two. Evans tornado kicks Romero. He comes off the second rope with a backflip elbow drop. A standing flip senton gets him two. Strong gives Evans an over the shoulder gut buster and the Sick Kick. Jigsaw breaks the pin. He delivers a superkick for two. Richards kicks Jigsaw to stop him from hitting the Jig N’ Tonic on Strong. Richards gives him an enzuigiri and a German suplex. Evans uses a double stomp to break the pin. Evans elbows Richards, then Ruckus rolls him into a fisherman’s suplex/powerbomb combo. Evans finishes with a flip senton. Romero and Strong break the count. Strong and Evans trade strikes. Strong tosses Evans into Romero’s Ace Crusher. Richards gives him a sole butt to the head. Jigsaw makes the save and trades shots with Romero. Richards Cactus clotheslines Jigsaw out. Ruckus moonsaults on to both of them and Romero. Evans uses a springboard Blockbuster to cut off Strong’s dive. Strong stops Evans’ 630 splash. Evans puts him in the tree of woe and hits Ong Bak. Strong kicks out. Evans takes both him and Strong out with a back handspring elbow. Evans misses the Sasuke Special. Strong gives him the Tiger Driver on the floor. In the ring he puts on the Stronghold. Evans submits at 14:52. This wasn’t as crisp or exciting as the first match, but still very well executed. The Squad look really strong and cohesive in the first match while here they already had fallen to the bottom of the faction warfare food chain. The match was relatively purposeless but good for what it was. ***

This would be Jigsaw’s final match in ROH while he was also on the CHIKARA roster. Therefore, no more of his matches as a member of the ROH roster will be reviewed. That is, of course, except for the ones he took part of after returning to CHIKARA in January 2009, or they also include another member of the CHIKARA roster.

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