22nd Jul2019

‘Ring Of Honor: Manhattan Mayhem’ Review (July 20th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of Ring Of Honor’s Manhattan Mayhem, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have six matches to cover, including a few big ones, so let’s get to them.


Match #1: Dragon Lee defeated Jonathan Gresham

My Opinion: 4.5 out of 5 – This was a vicious match that gave Gresham a chance to go even farther heel than he has before. This felt like a New Japan match shot full of adrenaline while going 90 on the highway. This is another great pairing that could draw any-where, thanks to performances like the one here. The wrestling here was off the charts and is proof that all you need in wrestling is the ability to have a great match to make a mark.

Match #2: The Bouncers defeated Soldiers of Savagery and Coast 2 Coast

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This was a pretty lame match that felt like it belonged in the dark.

Match #3: Rush defeated TK O’Ryan

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – These guys had a bad night, thanks to TK constantly missing his spots toward the end and Rush looking like he got too hurt to finish at his peak. It happens, but it’s always a shame when it happens on Pay Per View.

Match #4: Matt Taven defeated Kenny King and Jay Lethal – Triple Threat Match For The Ring Of Honor World Championship

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent match that was a bit dull from time to time, but it chugged along and was smartly wrestled as well. Taven got a necessary victory to make his title reign look legitimate, but Lethal should have won, as he’s the only one of the three who draws.

Match #5: LifeBlood (Bandido, Mark Haskins, Tracy Williams & PJ Black) defeated Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon, PCO & Brody King)

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – As a wrestling match goes, this was some fine stuff, but the spots that are in here towards the finale are what people will talk about for some time. The big move they pull off doesn’t even have a name I can remember, so there you go on that (big dive that might as well have been a suicide attempt).

Match #6: (Main Event) The Briscoes defeated Guerrillas of Destiny – New York City Street Fight For The Ring Of Honor Tag Team Titles

My Opinion: 4.5 out of 5 – This was about as violent as it gets. I think this was a better ending to “Deliverance” than “Deliverance” actually had. I think these guys might have been trying to kill each other. Wow. Trust me, this one will not let you escape without feeling like you’ve been in a car crash. Okay, go watch the madness.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

The beginning and the end of this show were the things to see, which isn’t a bad way to go. While not the best Ring Of Honor show of the year, it was in the top ten, so that’s good.


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