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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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ROH Review 7/25/15

Ring Of Honor Wrestling Review 7/25/15
By Nathan Neumann (Twitter @Headliner5)

Hello everyone and welcome to another action packed review from yours truly, it is time this week for my Ring Of Honor television review.  This week’s show was a bit of a letdown in a lot of ways but it did have a good main event so let’s get down to business with this one.
The show kicks off with the current reigning and defending IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions and Kingdom members Matt Taven and Michael Bennett who is of course with Maria Kanellis.  They are taking on jobbers so this shall be interesting.

Match 1
Matt Taven and Michael Bennett vs. Hollis and Gresham

Thoughts: This match was okay at best but I’m not a fan of Matt Taven and Michael Bennett facing off against Enhancement Talents.  This worked better for me in the early 90’s WWF when you saw it all the time but when you’re a champion or champions in this case I expect real competition. While this was pretty much an exhibition of what the Tag Team Champions could do, this time could have been used a lot better in my opinion. 

I wish they would’ve taken a team that Taven and Bennett are actually feuding with and I don’t know put them both in singles matches against individuals from said team but I digress.  The match started when Taven and Bennett hit double super kicks on their opponents, from there Bennett slams Hollis on the outside of the ring while Taven whips Gresham into the guardrail on the outside of the ring.  Back in the ring and Gresham tags out to Hollis, Hollis comes in and hits a top rope dropkick.  Taven recovers and hits Hollis with a super kick and Bennett follows it up with a spear.  The Kingdom puts the capstone on this match with a top rope spike piledriver to score the pinfall victory.

Match Result: Matt Taven and Michael Bennett defeat Hollis and Gresham via top rope Spike Piledriver.

Match Rating: **

From there we go to the second match of the night which was a six way scramble match so I apologize if my notes for this next match are a bit off because this match was nuts.

Match 2
Caprice Coleman vs. Brutal Bob Evans vs. Silas Young vs. Cheeseburger vs. Moose vs. Dalton Castle

Thoughts: For a multi man match that easily could’ve been a mess this one actually wasn’t half bad.  Each guy got an equal amount of offense in and managed to look good.  The only person I really have a problem with and this is a continual thing is Cheeseburger because I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again plus I’ll probably say it a thousand more times but I can’t for the life of me take him seriously at all.  The match starts and all six men begin the feeling out process without doing much of anything, the first real move of the match would come when Caprice Coleman would hit a picture perfect dropkick.

A few minutes later Caprice hits a hurricanranna on Cheeseburger.  Caprice attempts to capitalize on his temporary advantage as he would head to the top rope to do something but before he can do anything Brutal Bob Evans shoves him off of the top rope to the outside. 

Back in the ring and Silas Young executes a front Suplex on Dalton Castle to score a near fall.  Cheeseburger who has recovered by now finds himself stacked in the corner with Silas Young and Moose hits them both with a splash.  From there Moose disposes of Cheeseburger by throwing him to the outside, from there everyone makes their way to the outside leaving Moose alone in the ring. The big man runs off of the ropes and dives over the top rope to take everyone out with a splash. 

Meanwhile back in the ring everyone has gotten back in and Silas hits Hollis with a backbreaker lariat combo.  Dalton Castle hits Moose with a slow motion German Suplex with a near fall.  The finish of the match would come when Moose would hit a flipping spear on Brutal Bob Evans to score the pinfall victory.

Match Result: Moose defeats Caprice Coleman, Brutal Bob Evans, Silas Young, Cheeseburger, and Dalton Castle when he hits a flipping spear on Brutal Bob Evans for the pinfall victory.

Match Rating: **1/2

Good entertaining multi man match that was done right and like I said everyone was used properly and everyone came out of the match looking really good while the winner looked a tad bit better than the rest.  A great effort from all six men in this match, from there we go to a commercial break.

Back from commercial and BJ Whitmer is in the ring cutting a promo while both Colby Corino and Adam Page are beating random dudes up in the background.  BJ Whitmer talks about his hatred for Steve Corino and it pretty much makes me believe that Colby is suffering for his father’s sins. 

From there Colby is ordered to take on four guys in a 4 on 1 gauntlet match those men are Shaheem Ali, Wildman Kongo, The Beast Ortiz, and The Punishment Martinez (where did they get these guys?).  The bell never rang so this match at any point was never official but it did lead to Steve Corino getting into the ring and confronting Whitmer about it.  I have a feeling that eventually this will lead to a match between Whitmer and Corino.  Where that match happens is anyone’s guess the ideal situation would be Final Battle 2015 but I’m not sure if this can be stretched out for another five months but they just might be able to do it I guess we will have to wait and see.

From here we go inside ROH with the exotic goddess Mandy Leon as she talks about both Field Of Honor and the Philadelphia Pennsylvania stop for the Aftershock Tour. Out of that we head into the main event of the evening.

Main Event – Match 3
ACH vs. Bobby Fish

Thoughts: The match starts out and it’s not at all what you would expect out of ACH but it is in fact the kind of thing to expect from Bobby Fish.  ACH started off the match by working a ground based technical style that’s pretty much the exact opposite of what he usually ends up doing.  The first real spot of the match happens when ACH hits Bobby Fish with a dropkick, Fish rolls to the outside of the ring.  From there ACH grabs the top rope and launches himself over the rope to attempt a plancha but Bobby Fish side steps it casually and ACH crashes and burns on the outside of the ring. I wish Steve Corino was on commentary at the time to call that but sadly he wasn’t due to what happened earlier. 

Back in the ring and ACH goes to work on Fish with a barrage of kicks Fish rolls out of the ring once again and ACH hops out onto the apron and runs at Fish and catches him with a shotgun kick.  ACH then get into the ring only to come flying back out of it over the top rope with a vaulting body splash.  Back in the ring and ACH kicks Bobby Fish in the face for a near fall.  ACH makes his way to the top rope and goes for a 450 splash but Bobby Fish catches him in a cradle as ACH comes down for a near fall.  The match comes to a conclusion when the two men are on the second rope where Fish gets the upper hand and hits a top rope Falcon Arrow to pick up the pinfall victory.

Match Result: Bobby Fish defeats ACH via pinfall after a top rope Falcon Arrow. Match Rating: **3/4

Pretty good match this to wrap up the show this week I would definitely check out the second and third matches but you can probably skip the first if you are pressed for time.

That will do it for me and this review of Ring Of Honor Wrestling, a better show than last week with some pretty good wrestling that’s worth your time in closing make sure to follow me on Twitter @Headliner5 and be sure to follow the Eyes On The Ring main account @EyesOnTheRing.

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