03rd Jul2019

‘Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2019’ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this review of Ring Of Honor’s Best In The World Pay Per View, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have some good stuff from a lame league to get to. ROH has been having a lot of trouble the past three/four months, so let’s see if they can get back on the horse they’ve fallen off of before they get trampled by it.

Match #1: Rush defeated Flip Gordon

This was good for an opener, but it deserved to go a bit longer…that’s WWE talk! Before I get on a tangent, this was some good stuff, but it needed more time.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5

Match #2: Dalton Castle defeated Dragon Lee

This was pretty good, but it felt a bit restrained for a match that was really close to being great. Yeah, 3.5 is my official review, but this was like eating fat free yogurt instead of whole fat ice cream. I paid for ice cream and want ice cream. I didn’t get ice cream, but the fat free yogurt was still tasty.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Match #3: The Allure defeated Jenny Rose & Kelly Klein

This was a lousy, awful, terrible, no-good, very bad match. Alexander would agree. Who (besides Bully Ray and Delirious), would pay for this match?

My Opinion: 1 out of 5

Match #4: Kenny King defeated Jay Lethal – Best of Three Series Final Match

This was a good match that had the wrong winner. How many people paid to see Kenny win? In any case, the action was some fine stuff, but it was more like a solid TV match.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Match #5: Jonathan Gresham defeated Silas Young – Pure Rules Match

This was a great match that was more like an old NWA match (Arn Anderson comes to mind), because it was patient and methodical, but still had plenty of action. If your idea of wrestling is light-tubes and super-kicks, than this match will really piss you off. This is a match for people that love the sport of wrestling and that’s all that matters.

My Opinion: 4 out of 5

Match #6: The Briscoes vs. Nick Aldis & Eli Drake (Double Count-Out)

This was…boring. Not bad, but just boring. Nothing here was bad, but this just felt like a cheap excuse to get these guys on PPV, rather than a great reason to have a match.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5

Match #7: Shane Taylor defeated Bandido – Ring Of Honor TV Title Match

This was a fun match that had enough action for PPV, but not enough to make this a great match. These guys tried to make a masterpiece, but the weight of the world was on Bandido’s shoulders to carry this match and he almost made it to the promise land.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Match #8: Villain Enterprises defeated Lifeblood – Ring Of Honor Six Man Title Match

This was some good stuff. I use that word “stuff” a lot, don’t I? This was as exciting as it ought to have been, but I wish it could have become a full-on PPV quality match. That doesn’t necessarily mean more bumps, but if the wrestlers aren’t making it feel like you were wise to spend your money on this, then what I happening behind the scenes to prevent that from happening?

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Match #9: (Main Event) Matt Taven defeated Jeff Cobb – Ring Of Honor World Title Match

This was an embrassment. Far too short to be good and too in favor of a champion who tries but just can’t cut the mustard. This match was lousy. Cobb was made to lose his winning streak in dismal fashion while looking weak the whole time. Why should I take Cobb seriously now? What a waste of a potentially thrilling match.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5

News Of The Night:

  1. Eli Drake signed with the National Wrestling Alliance and replaced Colt Cabana in the tag match against The Briscoes.
  2. Maria Manic debuted to beat the piss out of The Allure.
  3. Jonathan Gresham used a heel tactic to win his match with Silas Young.
  4. James Storm and Eli Drake are feuding.
  5. Marty Scurll and Nick Aldis are being teased as friends, thanks to the former rescuing the latter from being attacked.
  6. Flip Gordon joined Villain Enterprises.

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

This was not the best in the world. Does that mean the customer gets their money back? False advertising? Ring Of Honor keeps blowing the big one every time this year. Even when they succeed, Ring Of Honor fails to make a wrestling card that feels like it was worth the trouble to promote.


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