Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs Young Bucks
September 22, 2017
Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas, NV
ROH Death Before Dishonour
ROH Tag Team Championship
It’s funny how times have changed, as this would’ve been considered a 7-star match back in 1990 when the Midnight Express vs Southern Boys got ****3/4 for a match with just a fraction of the action here. This was a fast paced collection of insanely athletic moves by four incredible athletes operating at maximum capacity.
Not sure why Alex Shelley isn’t considered one of the best in the world, because he’s as good as anyone and showed it here. No reason why he can’t be an AJ Styles level star in WWE if he were to get more notoriety in Japan as a singles star. Chris Sabin was right there with him, and of course we’ve come to expect nothing less from the Young Bucks.
When you hear Jim Ross say matches today are like comedians who spit out jokes so quickly that there’s no time to laugh, well, you have this match. Void of much selling and of course the spots mean little when you do so many at once and they have no effect, however if you get past that, this match was flawless in terms of execution.
Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels interfered (in street clothes), and took an Indytaker on the outside that looked dangerous. All in all, you can’t complain about this match and once again Dave Meltzer rated it lower than he does New Japan matches with half the action.