08th Aug2019

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Aug 4th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we’re screwed. Read the review and you’ll see what I mean.

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Match #1: (Main Event) Matt Taven defeated Jay Lethal and Kenny King – Ring Of Honor World Championship Match

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Before the match began, Lethal demanded ringside attendant Amy Rose — whose interference at Best in the World cost Lethal the match and the best-of-three series with King — be sent to the back. This was non-stop action with all three competitors hitting one impactful move after another, both inside and outside the ring. King hit a double blockbuster on Taven and Lethal. He covered Lethal for a near fall, and then Taven for a near fall.

Lethal hit Lethal Injection on Taven, but Taven kicked out just in time. King hit Lethal Injection on Lethal and followed up with Royal Flush on Lethal. Before King could make a cover, Taven planted King with Climax and covered Lethal for the win. After the match, Lethal offered to shake Taven’s hand. Taven accepted the handshake, then kicked Lethal low.

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – This was a great title match and a fine triple threat fight as well. This was smart wrestling that was also as exciting as it should have been. It looked like Lethal could’ve actually won the match at any time, which really helps when you’re pretty sure Taven is going to win anyway. King did well here and was a very convincing contender to the title, but I don’t know if he could have maintained that illusion if he was wrestling a singles match against the champion. Don’t I just sound happy as a horse’s ass? In any case, the match had a lot of action and that’s the whole point, so give this one a bit of your time and you likely won’t be disappointed.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Briscoes fights G.O.D. in a Ladder War at Summer Supercard in Toronto on August 9th.
  2. RUSH will fight Dalton Castle in a No Disqualification Match at Summer Supercard in Toronto on August 9th.
  3. Tracy Williams fights Shane Taylor for the Ring Of Honor World Television Title at Summer Supercard in Toronto on August 9th.
  4. LifeBlood fights Villain Enterprises, next week.

Final Verdict: 3/5

This was a one match show, because there was only one match. This new format that I guess they think will work is making the show a commercial for other shows they’ve got going on and having one match. Either this will be reversed in a few weeks or this will lead to ROH becoming the world’s least popular infomercial, like Oxi-Clean with Ted Bundy as the host. It gets blood out, everytime. Listen, this craze of producing wrestling TV shows that don’t include wrestling matches is getting way out of hand. You know it and I know it. For some reason, people like to go on message boards and claim that wrestling shows are supposed to be 90% talking and 10% action, but we all know that no one would ever pay to see a card like that. How can Ring Of Honor stand out from the WWE if they’re dedicating all of their TV time to making the same mistakes as Vince McMahon?

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