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Ring of Honor: Greatest Rivalries
Ring of Honor Greatest Rivalries
Actors: CM Punk, Raven, Samoa Joe, Homicide
Genres: Sports
UR     2008     3hr 9min

More than just sports entertainment! RING OF HONOR provides their dedicated fan-base with an exciting and electric show, full of athleticism, intensity and passion. This DVD features matches handpicked by RING OF HONOR, sh...  more »

     
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Actors: CM Punk, Raven, Samoa Joe, Homicide
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Wrestling
Studio: KOCH VISION
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 3hr 9min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Jacobs vs. Whitmer ALONE is worth the price of admission
Justin Harris | Fairytopia, South Dakota | 06/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"1. CM Punk vs. Raven (Dog Collar March- Elizabeth, NJ, 7/19/03) - the best match of the feud that really brought ROH to the next level. Great choice for a first match.

2. Samoa Joe vs. Homicide (ROH World Title Match- Wauwatosa, WI, 7/23/04) - great match, but I so would have put their match from FYF: Finale on here instead.

3. AJ Styles with Mick Foley vs. Jimmy Rave (Styles Clash vs. Rave Clash Match- Lake Grove, NY, 9/17/05) - one of 2005's best feuds, it's hard to believe how over Rave was as a heel during this time

4. Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong (ROH World Tag Team Title Match - Liverpool, UK, 8/12/06) - THE best tag match of 2006.

5. BJ Whitmer vs. Jimmy Jacobs (Steel Cage Match- Detroit, MI, 3/31/07) - like my title says, this match ALONE is worth the price of the DVD. This isn't a wrestling match as much as it is legalized murder. I just hope they don't edit any of this match.

6. Bryan Danielson vs. Austin Aries (3rd Match In The Best of Three Series- Philadelphia, PA 11/2/07) - INCREDIBLE match from the best mini-series I've seen in years.

7. Adam Pearce, Ace Steel, Colt Cabana, & BJ Whitmer vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Super Dragon, Necro Butcher, & Spyder Nate Webb (Team ROH vs. Team CZW Anything Goes Match - Dayton, OH, 4/28/06) - sick match from another of ROH's best feuds.

8. Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens (FIP World Heavyweight Title Match- New York, NY 12/30/07) - see the first shot of 2008's best feud right here. Awesome pick for the DVD.
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The Greatest Rivalries, Not Just For ROH But For The Whole O
Steven Stewart | Liverpool | 09/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ROH, although still a relatively unrecognised promotion has done a lot for the wrestling industry. It has helped build and develop such big name stars like Samoa Joe and CM Punk, and it has given the hardcore wrestling fans something to take their mind off ECW. ROH has to most fans given us some of the most memorable moments in a wrestling ring, in its short 6 year history than the WWE has given us in its lifetime. Forget the monday night wars, experience CZW vs ROH and then you have a true company battle for supremacy.

This, another excellent addition to the ROH retail DVD set, this one showcases the best matches from the best rivalries in ROH history. Raven challenging the ideals of CM Punk, Samoa Joe & Homicide brutalising each other and BJ Whitmer against Jimmy Jacobs taking it to a whole new level of extreme violence are just some of the great rivalries that took place over the history of the company. Now doubt, however is that the one that got the wrestling industry talking was CZW vs ROH. This was a clash of styles with ROH being all about Honour and purity whereas CZW was all about violence, blood and weapons. This was truly the Monday Night War for the independent circuit, which ended in possibly the most violent match to ever take place in an ROH venue.

Match List:

CM Punk vs. Raven (Dog Collar March- Elizabeth, NJ, 7/19/03) CM Punk is Straight Edge, he doesn't drink and he doesn't do drugs, which at the time gave Punk the assumption he was better than most. Raven sought to teach him otherwise.

Samoa Joe vs. Homicide (ROH World Title Match- Wauwatosa, WI, 7/23/04) Both very fast and talented individuals in their own way and they needed to prove which was the better man.

AJ Styles with Mick Foley vs. Jimmy Rave (Lake Grove, NY, 9/17/05) This was the fight of the original vs the copycat with the original Styles Clash vs Rave Clash.

Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong (ROH World Tag Team Title Match - Liverpool, UK, 8/12/06) Briscoes easily one of the most talented tag teams in the business going against the remaining members of Generation Next.

BJ Whitmer vs. Jimmy Jacobs (Steel Cage Match- Detroit, MI, 3/31/07) These are easily two of the most hardcore and craziest people on the ROH roster and every time they get in the ring together they almost kill each other. I have had the privilege of seeing these two kill each other live when ROH came to Liverpool in the UK and let me tell you it's even more graphic in person.

Bryan Danielson vs. Austin Aries (3rd Match In The Best of Three Series- Philadelphia, PA 11/2/07) I have to be honest I'm not very familiar with their feud and I'm actually surprised this match has been put in in replacement of a Danielson vs McGuinness match.

Adam Pearce, Ace Steel, Colt Cabana, & BJ Whitmer vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Super Dragon, Necro Butcher, & Spyder Nate Webb (Team ROH vs. Team CZW Anything Goes Match - Dayton, OH, 4/28/06) I would have preferred the Cage of Death match, but this match is just as insane and has some excellent bumps and real violence.

Roderick Strong vs. Erick Stevens (FIP World Heavyweight Title Match- New York, NY 12/30/07) I actually haven't seen anything of this feud either, but from what I've heard this has been a very hard hitting battle between the two strong men

It's an excellent choice of matches, at least from the ones I've seen but I'm genuinely surprised that there wasn't a Danielson vs McGuinness match as I think a lot will agree, that's been one of the more intense feuds in the entire ROH history.

Excellent set overall and is something every wrestling fan should own."