29th Aug2019

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Aug 25th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have one match. One stinkin’ match. That being said, it’s a real winner. The rest of the show sucks though. Oh boy. Well, let’s make like August: Osage County and get turned into a terrible movie. ROH TV starts…a couple of days ago, in some markets.


Match #1: (Main Event) Matt Taven vs. Alex Shelley – Ring Of Honor World Title Match

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

The challenger was one step ahead of the champion during the early stages of the match. Shelley went for Sliced Bread outside the ring, but Taven countered by slamming him through a table. They continued to battle inside and outside the ring until Shelley eventually regained the momentum. Shelley hit Blade Runner (the move he taught to former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White) for a near fall. He then hit two suplexes and Sliced Bread for a near fall. Taven came back and hit Climax, but Shelley turned it into a pinning combination for yet another near fall. Taven hit Just The Tip and Climax again, and this time he got the three count.

My Opinion: 4.3 out of 5 – I’m pretty sure this is the Summer Supercard match they had, but this was still great either way. Alex was fantastic here, so good in fact that he should have won the title. That being said, Matt got another legitimate victory over a talented wrestler, which means that some-thing good happened. How-ever, this match was great because of Alex Shelley and they really need to commit to him as the champion. Alex does every-thing with such poise and timing that it just can’t be ignored any-more. Hey, it’s time gush about some-body and Alex is that some-body. Trust me when I say that Alex is ready to be the ace of Ring Of Honor. Hell, have Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin as the aces of Ring Of Honor. Okay, that’s enough about that. I haven’t even done any jokes yet. Why did the chicken cross the road? …to kick the Colonel’s Kentucky-fried ass. I say boy I say boy I sa…wham! Over-all, this was every bit as good as it needed to be.

News Of The Night:

  1. Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham fights LifeBlood’s Bandido and Mark Haskins, next week.
  2. Joe Keys fights Dante Caballero in a Top Prospect Tournament first round match, next week.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

The great match made the hour worth it, but this re-cap version of ROH TV is quickly becoming a full-blown nightmare. One match a show is an insult to any wrestling league that is barely scraping by while trying to get an hour of TV for their own. I get it. The Elite left you high and dry. Okay. Move on. You have a fine roster. Why not partner with Impact and share the wealth of a more robust roster to make up the difference of what you lost to All Elite Wrestling? You still have New Japan. Come on. Put some effort into it. Also, no one from Ring Of Honor reads these reviews, so I’m just whistling Dixie. I capitalized Dixie. So what? Okay, sayonara.


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