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Sunday, February 28, 2016

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ROH TV Review 2/27/16

By Nathan Neumann

Hello and welcome to another ROH Review from yours truly for both, I am of course Nathan here. This episode was kind of a mixed bag of stuff, but we will get to that as we get deeper into the review.

The commentary team this week was Kevin Kelly as he was joined by Mr. Wrestling 3 and they intro the show and then send it to the ring.

Dalton Castle makes his way out to the ring and calls out Silas Young, and Silas makes his presence felt saying that the Bruiser and himself are going to beat the living hell out of the boys in the opening match. However, he says if the boys win said match he will leave Ring Of Honor and retire from wrestling.

Match 1
Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser vs. The Boys

Thoughts: The match starts off with one of the boys trying to whip Bruiser, but thankfully Bruiser doesn't let him due to the size difference.  Bruiser hits a fall away slam from the second rope.  Beer City Bruiser hits a wheelbarrow suplex before making the tag to the fresh Silas Young.  One of the boys hits a tornado DDT but Silas kicks out. One of the boys hits an X factor and the other hits a springboard leg drop for a near fall on Silas.

Bruiser comes into the ring and sets both of the boys up in the corner and cannonballs them both, which allows for Silas Young to pick up the win via pinfall.

Match Result: Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser defeat The Boys via pinfall after a cannonball in the corner from Beer City Bruiser.

Match Rating: *1/2

After the match Dalton Castle gets into the ring, but is quickly taken out by Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser, as they stand tall over Dalton and his boys.

From there, we go straight into the next match of the night.

Match 2
Action Ortiz vs. Brian Fury
2016 Top Prospect Tournament Semi Final Match

Thoughts: The match starts and Ortiz hits a shoulder block and follows it up with a slam and an elbow drop.  Both men recover and stand in the center of the ring before Ortiz runs off of the ropes and into Fury as hard as he possibly can. Back on the outside, Action Ortiz hits a splash before rolling Fury back into the ring for a near fall. Ortiz picks Fury up and hits a backdrop suplex for a near fall.

Ortiz punches Fury in the face and Fury bumped off of it but while Fury went down his foot came up and low blowed Ortiz. The match comes to an end when Brian Fury hits Action Ortiz with a sit out powerbomb to score the pinfall victory and advance to the finals of the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament in the process.

Match Result: Brian Fury defeats Action Ortiz via pinfall after a Sit out powerbomb.

Match Rating: **1/2

From there, we head straight into the second semi final match of the Top Prospect Tournament.

Match 3
Punisher Martinez vs. Lio Rush
2016 Top Prospect Tournament Semi Final Match

Thoughts: The match starts and Rush is doing everything he can to try and take down the much bigger Punisher, but Punisher refuses to leave his feet.

Punisher makes his way to the outside and Rush goes for a dive through the ropes, but gets caught by Punisher though Lio manages to escape and climb to the top rope to hit a top rope splash. Back in the ring, Martinez gets a bit of an advantage with a flurry of offensive maneuvers before capping it off with a slam on the knee to pick up a near fall.

Rush rolls to the outside of the ring and Martinez runs and dives over the top rope to the outside onto Rush.  Martinez throws Rush into the ropes on the outside of the ring, but Rush springs off of the ropes to hit a Tornado DDT on Martinez. The match gets back into the ring and Lio Rush hits Rush Hour on Martinez to pick up the win via pinfall to advance to the finals of the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament.

Match Result: Lio Rush defeats Punisher Martinez via pinfall after Rush Hour

Match Rating: **

And with that the stage has been set for next week and the Top Prospect Tournament Finals as Brian Fury takes on Lio Rush.

From there we go to the main event of the evening.

Main Event - Match 4
Matt Sydal vs. Adam Cole

Thoughts: The match starts with both Sydal and Cole trading holds back and forth. Sydal catches Cole with a head scissors before following it up with a spinning heel kick.  Sydal locks on a STF, but it doesn't last long because Cole bites Sydal's hand to break it up. Sydal makes his way to the top rope, but Cole recovers and pushes Sydal off, Cole comes to the outside and teases the crowd by acting like he's going to throw Sydal into them before throwing him back into the ring. Cole kicks a grounded Sydal in the head to get a near fall. Adam Cole hits Sydal with a shining wizard to pick up a near fall. Sydal recovers and hits a hurricanranna from the second rope, then he goes for the cover, but Cole kicks out. Sydal looks to capitalize by kicking Cole in the face, Cole comes back by kicking Sydal in the face three times in a row before Sydal comes back with a reverse Rana which sends Cole head first into the mat. The match comes to an end when Matt Sydal hits Adam Cole with a shooting star press before picking up the win via pinfall.

Match Result: Matt Sydal defeats Adam Cole via pinfall after a Shooting Star Press.

Match Rating: ***

Really fun match to end the hour, but I wish this hour could have had one less match on it.  4 matches in one hour seems way to excessive especially given ROH's style, but this week it worked even if I don't prefer it.
If you have any interesting comments about this weeks episode of ROH, feel free to drop me a tweet @Headliner5 and let's talk some wrestling. Also make sure to follow @EyesOnTheRing on twitter as well for all of the wrestling goodness. I will see you right back here next week for yet another review.



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