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Sunday, November 29, 2015

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ROH Review 11/28/15

Ring Of Honor Wrestling Review 11/29/15
By Nathan Neumann, Twitter @Headliner5

Hello Ringers and welcome back to the regularly scheduled reviews after a couple weeks off. Last time I reviewed Survival Of The Fittest night 2 and last week I was way too tired to review anything. But I am back this week and we are ready to go.  Tonight’s episode featured some good storyline progression towards Final Battle and as we draw closer to the year-end event things are definitely going to get more and more interesting.

The show begins as we head inside of the arena as Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness are on commentary and this week they are joined by Mark Briscoe.  They run down the show and then send it down to the ring for the first match of the night.

Match 1
Will Ferrara vs. Adam Page

Thoughts: Okay match here if a bit weird in a few spots, Ferrara started it off by hitting a nice hurricanranna before Page hits a flurry of offense with a pump handle fall away bridge slam.  There honestly wasn’t much to this match but the biggest shocker to me was the fact that Adam Page actually lost when Colby Corino runs down to the ring and throws a crutch into the ring.  The crutch was intended for Page’s use but Ferrara grabbed it first and hit Page with it to pick up the win.  Not much of a match but it was decent although I’m not sure where they are going with this.

Match Result: Will Ferrara defeats Adam Page via pinfall after a shot with a crutch behind the referee’s back.

Match Rating: N/A: Match was too short to rate and there wasn’t enough there, it was more to further a storyline than anything.

From here the Addiction makes their way out to the ring and get on the microphone to complain about losing the tag team championships to The Kingdom, they say they want their rematch and wont stop until they get it which we’ve heard in wrestling a million times before but it was an okay promo and we can see where this is headed.  The Addiction top off the promo by saying that they are headed to New Japan Pro Wrestling which is interesting but if NJPW can make Michael Elgin interesting then it should do wonders for a tag team I don’t care about at all.

We then get a vignette hyping up the Kingdom as if we didn’t already know how awesome they were.

From there we go to a random video package where we find out that Brutal Bob Evans tried to cut off Cheeseburger’s hand with a hand saw which seems very odd and disturbing at the same time.

From there The House Of Truth makes their way out to the ring and Jay Lethal talks about losing the TV title.  He then focuses his attention to his opponent at Final Battle, which is AJ Styles.  Lethal says that he hates Styles and that Styles has never been worth anything in pro wrestling.  AJ Styles comes out to the ring and says that he will become the ROH World Champion come December 18th and Final Battle.

#StorytimeWithAdamCole is up now, Cole talks about how much he hates Kyle O’Reilly and we find out that Cole vs. O’Reilly is now official for Final Battle on December 18th, Cole says he will murder O’Reilly and from there we go into the next match.

Match 2
Adam Cole vs. Dalton Castle

Thoughts: Good match here, Dalton came out and brought the boys with him and things were back to normal until Silas Young came out and ruined everything.  Cole and Castle feel each other out.  Cole rolls to the outside of the ring and gets hit with a suicide dive from Castle.  Cole superkicks Dalton’s face off, the Kingdom storms the ring to cause a DQ.  War Machine comes out to the ring to even the odds and then Nigel grabs a microphone and turns the match into a six-man tag team match. 

Match Result: No Contest

Match Rating: N/A

Match 3
Adam Cole, Matt Taven, and Michael Bennett vs. Dalton Castle, Hanson and Raymond Rowe

Thoughts: The action starts immediately with Hanson hitting a cartwheel clothesline on Bennett.  Taven gets an early near fall after hitting a dropkick on Hanson.  Hanson kicks out and recovers; Hanson nails Taven with a shotgun knee and then takes a kick to the back of the head from Cole.  Dalton and Taven get in a predicament where they are both trying to hit one another with a tombstone piledriver and after about ten reversals, Dalton finally nails the move for a near fall.  The action spills to the outside of the ring where Hanson does a top rope-flipping dive onto everyone in a cool spot.  Hanson goes back in the ring and tries to come back out with a suicide dive but crashes and burns on the outside.  The match ends when Adam Cole picks up the win for his team with a brainbuster onto the knee to pick up the win via pinfall.

Match Result: The Kingdom (Cole, Taven and Bennett) defeat Dalton Castle, Hanson and Rowe after Adam Cole hits Castle with a brainbuster onto his knee.

Match Rating: **1/2

This show was okay but it really only had two matches and although we had some good storyline progression towards Final Battle on December 18th there wasn’t enough quality wrestling in my opinion. 

That will once again do it for me and this week’s ROH review for http://www.EyesOnTheRing.com Make sure to visit the site and check out everything that the entire Eyes On The Ring team writes on a weekly basis as we are always doing our best to provide you with new cutting edge content.

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