This was a cage match for Joe’s ROH World Championship.
It’s hard not to have mixed feelings about this match. On one hand, it is truly incredible in almost every way, features one of the sickest blade jobs in modern times by Jay Briscoe, and truly just took the crowd on an amazingly dramatic ride. On the other hand, that very sick blade job by Jay really goes over the line even if you’re someone who is okay with blood occasionally being used in wrestling. If you can handle that, then this is a must-see classic. If you would (very understandably) rather skip out on witnessing such a deal, then you should probably just stay away because you will not enjoy it anyway. (****1/2)