12th Aug2021

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Aug 7th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I missed a few weeks already, due to forgetting and being pulled in a few different directions otherwise. I’m back and ready to pretend I didn’t miss a few weeks. Last week’s review was great. I’m the best. F–k Chris Hyatt! Chris Hyatt is dead! Triple H was a p—y anyway! I say it’s time that the greatest ever continues the good work. Long live me! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m pregnant. Ring Of Honor starts now.

Match #1: Quinn McKay b. Mandy Leon – ROH Women’s Championship Tournament First Round Match

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

McKay speared Leon at the opening bell. McKay locked on Tangerine Dream, but Leon escaped and rolled out of the ring. Leon grabbed McKay’s foot and pulled her from the ring, but it backfired. McKay tossed Leon into the barricade and suplexed her on the floor. Back inside the ring, Leon hit a running knee followed by a backbreaker for a near fall. Leon stayed on the attack, hitting a running Unprettier for a near fall. McKay answered with Eye of the Hurricane for a two count and a powerslam for a near fall. McKay jumped on Leon’s back and applied Tangerine Dream again. Leon countered with a backpack stunner for a near fall. Leon went for Astral Projection, but McKay escaped. McKay rolled up Leon, crossed Leon’s legs and pinned her in 7:12. With her first win in ROH, McKay advances to the quarterfinals to face Rok-C.

The Verdict: 5 out of 10

Match #2: Trish Adora b. Marti Belle

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Belle blocked a lariat and connected with a forearm to the jaw that rocked Adora. Belle hit a running knee lift for a two count. She followed with another running knee to the face while Adora was sitting up for another near fall. Belle trapped Adora in the corner and landed a series of body blows. Adora rallied with two running forearms and a crossbody. Adora used a crucifix to score a two count. Adora began targeting Belle’s left arm. Adora caught Belle in La Magistral Cradle for a two count. Adora applied Cattle Mutilation, and Belle tapped out at the 7:13 mark. Adora will face Allysin Kay in the quarterfinals.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #3: (Main Event) Bandido & Rey Horus b. VLNCE UNLTD (Brody King & Chris Dickinson)

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

King and Dickinson immediately went on the attack and isolated Horus. After King inadvertently clotheslined Dickinson, Horus hit a springboard twisting DDT off the top rope on King. In an amazing display of strength, Bandido press-slammed Dickinson and tossed him onto King on the floor. Bandido then hit Fosbury Flop on both of them, and Horus followed with a corkscrew crossbody. Back inside the ring, Bandido hit a standing shooting star press on Dickinson, but King broke up the pin. Dickinson hit a running Death Valley Driver on Horus, and King followed with a senton. King trapped Bandido in a Boston Crab, while Dickinson applied the STF to Horus. Bandido made it to the ropes. Dickinson landed a Brainbuster on Bandido, but Horus made the save. Horus hit a hurricanrana over the top rope that took King to the floor. As Horus held Dickinson between the ropes, Bandido hit 21 Plex on Dickinson for the win. After the match, La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, Dragon Lee, Kenny King and Bestia del Ring) attacked both teams. LFI unmasked Bandido and Horus during the beatdown, but they were able to conceal their faces.

The Verdict: 7 out of 10

Final Verdict: 6/10

This was a pretty subdued show. The women’s matches had the most importance, but the main event was what was worth watching the most. Quinn winning was the right call, but I could have gone either way with Marti/Trish. Bandido didn’t feel like the World Champion here. When RUSH attacked Bandido, he felt like the champion. I’m pulling for Bandido all the same, but this is not the best start to his title run. Lenny Leonard has been great in his return to commentary for the women’s matches. Lenny brings the sports feel to the whole deal. I love how Quinn is being pushed as the people’s underdog. She’s very natural in the role of an underdog. VLNCE UNLTD doesn’t feel like much of a faction yet. They’re violent? Is that the gist? The luchadors were excellent here and made the main event worth seeing once. King and Chris have a lot of ability and they were able to show that here as well. Well, that’s really all there is to say this time. It was not the strongest week, but it was effective and it kept the ball rollin’. I’ll see you next time.


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