Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) & The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
September 30, 2016
Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA
ROH All Star Extravaganza VIII
Ladder Match; ROH Tag Team Championship
In terms of crazy spots, this was probably the most insane ladder match I’ve ever seen. It’s a holy miracle nobody was seriously injured, although the Addiction ended up hospitalized due to cuts they received. Christopher Daniels in particular was covered in blood for the most of the match from a ladder shot to the head by Matt Jackson while Nick held his head between his legs.
Far too many stunts to mention, but the riskiest ones to me were Nick flying off the ladder onto a table while the other two teams carried him, and both sets of super tombstones by the Young Bucks. One was from the ladder onto a table, and one was from the ladder to all the way outside the ring. Absolute insanity.
There were several others as well, so just do yourself a favor and watch the match already. While the Bucks were the crowd favorites, it was Daniels who was the star because of the punishment he took, the performance he gave at his age (46), and most importantly the passionate promo he gave on television leading up to the match.
They succeeded in outdoing the famous WWF ladder matches from 15+ years prior, but it’s going to come at a price because matches like these break bodies as much as they make careers.