13th Jun2019

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (June 9th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more build toward the Best In The World event and, for some reason, more focus on Bully Ray. Okay, let’s see if Bully Ray is gonna drag one of us into the back and tell us to stop talking to his girlfriend.

Match #1: NWA National Title Match: Champion Colt Cabana and James Storm wrestled to a 15-minute draw

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Cabana out-wrestled Storm early, which frustrated the challenger. Storm resorted to roughhouse tactics to seize the advantage. Cabana came back with a moonsault for a near fall. Storm connected with a pair of superkicks and then locked on the Texas Cloverleaf. Cabana tried to get to the ropes, but Storm dragged him back to the center of the ring. At that point, the bell rang. Storm thought he won the title by submission, but the 15-minute time limit had expired and the match was declared a draw. Storm grabbed the title belt and started to leave, but Cabana said he wanted five more minutes. Suddenly, Jay and Mark Briscoe hit the ring and attacked Cabana, continuing their war on the NWA. Jay Briscoe said they got screwed at Crockett Cup and now “it’s time to do some screwing of our own.” He pointed to NWA Worlds Champion Nick Aldis, who was sitting in on commentary, and said that no one in the NWA has the balls to stop them. Aldis, who was wearing a suit, entered the ring with a head of steam, but he was overpowered by the Briscoes.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a fine match that never got the chance to go beyond a certain speed. The wrestling was smart and fluid, but it always felt a bit stunted by the time limit. The chemistry was there, so if you had an reservations about a goofy guy and a hard-bitten cow-boy duking it out for a title, then put them aside. Overall, this was a good romp for the National Title.

Match #2: Silas Young defeated The Squid

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Young toyed with his opponent briefly before applying the abdominal stretch and winning by submission. To add insult to injury, Young smoked a cigarette while having The Squid trapped in the hold.

My Opinion: 1.5 out of 5 – This was just Silas preening while doing an exhibition of technical moves he can do.

Match #3: (Main Event) LifeBlood’s Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams defeated Bully Ray and ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor by disqualification

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Less than a minute after the opening bell rang, Soldiers of Savagery hit the ring and attacked Haskins and Williams. It was the second time in a month that SOS had attacked LifeBlood. The referee disqualified Bully and Taylor.

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This was barely anything. Why even bother booking this? Instead of doing that lousy promo before the match, just have the match.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Briscoes will wrestle Nick Aldis and Colt Cabana at the Best in the World pay-per-view on June 28 in Baltimore.
  2. PJ Black appears to be a part of LifeBlood.
  3. SOS appears to be in league with Bully Ray and Shane Taylor.
  4. Another vignette about Jeff Cobb and his credentials aired.

Final Verdict: 2/5

This was a dull show that didn’t do much to get me excited for Best In The World or even next week’s show.


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