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Sunday, September 20, 2015

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ROH TV Review 9/19/15

By Nathan Neumann 
Twitter @Headliner5

Hello ROH Wrestling Fans and Eyes On The Ring readers alike, Nathan here once again to give you your weekly dose of honor in the form of my ROH TV review for EOTR. Now, this episode is technically one night removed from All Star Extravaganza 7, which took place live on Pay Per View on Friday September 18th, but was taped from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia before ASE 7 actually took place, but for timing purposes this was one night after like I said earlier.

This show features talent from NJPW and the United States pro debut of NJPW Intercontinental Champion Hirooki Goto. This match also featured three matches per the usual for a one hour ROH show, so without any further hesitation lets get to the action.

Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino are on commentary as we go into the first match

Match 1
Silas Young vs. Michael Elgin

Thoughts:
Before the action gets underway, Kevin Kelly mentions that Michael Elgin had a great showing in the G1 Tournament. He claims that Elgin may have been the MVP of the entire tournament, but I don’t know if I would go quite that far. Kevin Kelly has also joined in on the trend of referring to Elgin as “Big Mike”

The two men both obey the code of honor before the match. Elgin starts the match with a Stalling Vertical suplex as the fans in attendance counted together in unison, and as they get to thirty, Elgin motions for the fans to continue. The fans begin chanting Big Mike so I guess they are going run with this thing.

Silas gets Elgin down and hits the headstand moonsault for a two count. Elgin hit a few Enziguris and follows it up with a lariat that he finally hits after teasing it during the entire duration of the contest. Elgin hits the deadlift Vertical Suplex from the top turnbuckle and turns it into a falcon Arrow mid way through but only gets a two count.
Young connected with his finisher, but Elgin rolls out and Young follows him out to the floor, pulls back the mats and exposes the concrete. Elgin powerbombs Young into the barricade at ringside and takes the match back into the ring in order to hit an Elgin Bomb to pick up the win via pinfall.

Match Result: Michael Elgin defeats Silas Young via pinfall after an Elgin Bomb.

Match Result: **

After the match, Elgin offers the handshake,but Young refuses. From there, Adam Cole cuts a pre taped backstage promo hyping his upcoming main event match with Shinsuke Nakamura, which will take place on next week’s show.

From there, we go to the second match of the night.

Match 2
ACH vs. Caprice Coleman

Thoughts:
They played up the angle from a few weeks ago where Prince Nana handed Coleman and envelope during a previous match. However it was never explained what was contained inside of said envelope so I guess it doesn’t really matter.  The crowd seemed to be way more into ACH than Coleman before the match started.

The match began and both guys began the feeling out process with a bunch of flips, dives and jumps which is what you can expect in a match from these two as neither man can gain a full advantage.  Coleman hits Trinity which gets zero reaction and ACH kicks out of the pin attempt. Coleman hits the one-inch punch and ACH reacted to the shot a half a minute later as he was about to hit a dive to the outside. Coleman took advantage of this ridiculous move and hit the Sky Splitter leg drop inside of the ring to get a near fall.
Caprice hits a top rope Hurricanrana, but ACH avoids the pin attempt by rolling through, he then hits a brainbuster followed by a 450 splash to pick up the victory via pinfall.

Match Result: ACH defeats Caprice Coleman via 450 Splash 

Match Result: **1/2

After the match, ACH still sells the effects of the one-inch punch and Corino calls him his third favorite Hardy brother. Coleman and ACH shake hands back in the ring and Corino interviews Coleman about the note that he received earlier from Prince Nana. Coleman makes mention of money in an envelope accompanied by a letter, he says he took the money and read the letter over several times and says he understands it now and that Nana was right and then walks away before telling us anything further than that.

Inside ROH is up next with Many Leon, she talked about the new working relationship with ROH and NJPW and we see clips of ROH and New Japan officials announcing the joint show in February which will take place across two days in Japan followed by NJPW stars coming back to the states for the 14th Anniversary show in Vegas which with any luck I’ll be at.  She also talks about more New Japan shows for the tour in May.  Leon who was wearing a NJPW shirt and very well I may add gets interrupted by Delirious and talks bunch of gibberish before hiding in a locker behind her as the segment ends and we head back inside the arena for the third match of the evening.

Main Event - Match 3
Roppongi Vice (Baretta and Romero) and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada vs. The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) and IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hirooki Goto

Thoughts:
The crowd gave an instant reaction as soon as Okada’s music started as they chanted Okada and got the streamer treatment which is customary for a star of his caliber.  Goto also got a sizable reaction for his first U.S. Appearance but Goto refused to adhere to the Code of Honor.  Okada and Jay Briscoe start off the match as the fans are firmly behind Okada when the two square off.

Goto gets a quick tag and holds his own against both Roppongi Vice members Corino played up how Goto would like to unify both the IWGP World and Intercontinental Championship belts in NJPW.  Mark did a few comedy spots some of which involved Baretta’s headband.  The Chaos members began double teaming Mark as he was trapped in the NJPW corner for several minutes.  Corino also made mention of the Okada vs. Tenryu match that is happening as part of NJPW’s Tour in November.

The three members of Chaos do the Rainmaker Pose; Okada fakes a dive and hits a face wash spot as he looks on to RPG Vice for approval. Goto receives the hot tag and comes in a house of fire and clears the entire ring.  Eventually Goto finds himself face to face with Okada and he manages to get a near fall after hitting a Saito Suplex.

Okada recovers and hits an uppercut for a two and then hits a flying Elbow drop before doing a rainmaker pose.  Goto blocks the Rainmaker attempt and hits a back breaker as we head into break.  Back from break and Jay Briscoe is getting double-teamed by Vice before tagging in Mark.  Romero goes for his three running clotheslines but Mark ducks out and then hits redneck kung fu.  Jay and Goto are back in the ring as they take turns running at Romero.  Mark gets a near fall off of an assisted backbreaker before Baretta breaks it up. All six men hit the ring and take turns hitting their moves.

Mark blocks a rainmaker attempt but gets nailed by Barretta from behind.  The Briscoe’s nail Barretta with a Doomsday device outside of the ring and then Mark hits a Froggie-Bo on the inside of the ring on Barretta but Barretta is out at two.  Mark hits a fisherman’s buster on Romero but Okada grabs him and hits a tombstone. Goto makes his way in to help but Okada hits a picture perfect dropkick and then goes for the rainmaker which is blocked but Okada hits a picture perfect dropkick and then goes for the rainmaker which is blocked by Goto who hits a headbutt.  Jay and Trent end up in the ring as Jay hits Baretta with a Jay Driller for the pinfall victory.

Match Result: The Briscoes and Kazuchika Okada defeat Roppongi Vice and Hirooki Goto via pinfall after Jay hits Goto with a Jay Driller.

Match Result: **1/2

That will wrap it up for me and other one of my Ring Of Honor reviews and this week’s show could have been a lot better, but if you are looking for an hour of wrestling to watch than you can’t go wrong.  In closing be sure to follow me on twitter @Headliner5 and also follow Eyes On The Ring @EyesOnTheRing.

Also make sure to tune into the radio show as we come to you live post WWE Night Of Champions as we talk about the goings on there and the week that was pro wrestling at 10:30PM EST with Eyes On The Ring Radio via http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ElitePodcastNetwork finally make sure to head on over to our facebook page located at http://www.Facebook.com/EyesOnTheRing.com and like us and until next time Ringers when I present yet another one of my ROH reviews, I am Nathan saying so long for now and keep your Eyes On The Ring!

-Nathan

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