Top 10 matches from 2012:
3-Davey Richards vs Michael Elgin for the ROH World Championship from ROH Showdown In The Sun Day 2.
Well, where do I start with this match? Watching a few times over, it still is the best match in ROH since Bryan Danielson vs Kenta at Glory By Honor V: Night 2, but only slightly above Davey Richards vs Tyler Black from Death Before Dishonor VIII and Kevin Steen vs El Generico from Final Battle 2010. Still, this is an absolute kickass wrestling match and a classic ROH match in terms of elevating a new star in Michael Elgin.
The storytelling was great and the wrestling was off-the-charts. Both guys were put over huge and it really surprised the hell out of everybody. No one, not even ROH themselves knew how great this match was going to turn out. And Nigel on commentary was just amazing. Definition of an awesome ***** match.
Match rating: *****