01st Oct2018

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Sept 30th 2018)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Ring of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have some good stuff for you tonight. We have pocket watches, ball caps, cracker jacks and a boy named Sue. Here comes Kathy Griffin’s lazy eye… Choco!

Match #1: Eli Isom beat Shane Taylor, Flip Gordon, and Chris Sabin – Fatal Four-Way Match

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a good match that never got to go beyond the numbers. The match was built around the idea that only two wrestlers could be in the ring at a time, so there were tags. This is in line with the way many of the old X-Division matches used to work in TNA/Impact. Speaking of the X-Division, we had Chris Sabin in here, who is a former X-Division Champion, as well as a former TNA/Impact World Champion. Sabin was at his best here and looked more like the Sabin of old (I’m pretentious). If Sabin can create the same magic he did over a decade ago against the likes of Petey Williams and AJ Styles, then we might have flash from the past that is worth reliving. Sabin was once called the Future, if I remember right, after all. Then we get to Flip, who really lived up to his name here as an atomic flipping machine. That didn’t sound half as good as I thought it would. Screw it… it fills the page. Taylor was good here as well, but it’s getting more obvious that he does need to lose a few pounds, as he has trouble making certain movements that would be much easier if he weighed less. Finally, we have the winner, Eli, who needed it the most and looked good with this new notch in his belt. Eli is talented and stands a chance to be a popular fighter if he doesn’t forget to add in his personality to his moves.

Match #2: Ring Of Honor Television Champion Punishment Martinez beat Aaron Solow – Ring Of Honor Television Title Match

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a good match with the man who may be on his way to the WWE fighting the man who may be marrying WWE’s Bayley. Punishment Martinez and Solow had a good match that leaned on the latter’s nimble body to create an explosive array of offensive attacks that culminated in numerous creative confrontations. Who’s ass did I blow to get that much $#!% in to one sentence? I should’ve just said that this match was good and just left it at that. I feel like one of the people that write boring televisions shows for Netflix. Screw Orange Is The New Black. I liked Martinez in this match and I think he came across as a much better champion than in the past. No matter where Punishment Martinez goes, he will do well, even if he is a few steps behind many of his peers.

Match #3: Main Event – ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Bullet Club (Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks) beat Silas Young, Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas – Ring Of Honor Six-Man Tag Team Titles Match

My Take: 4 out of 5 – These people are nucking futts. The wrestlers must have gotten together and decided to do anything they could to kill each other. Nick and Matt Jackson are either two men with a death wish or are made of rubber, because you can’t take as many chances as they do and still expect to live well in the long run. I could keep going on about this match, but it got a great rating and these guys beat the hell out of each other like it was going out of style. What do you want me to say? Eat at Joes? Tampons make great coffee stirrers? They should remake Home Improvement with Sid Ceasar and that horse he knocked the $#!% out of? Yeah, I’ll just go ahead and recap this match, move for move. If you want some of that, then Wrestlezone is just around the corner. Hell, you could go ask the Chair Shot Reality people to handle that for you or Mike Killam of ProWrestling.com to tell you how many super-kicks there were!

Final Verdict: 3 out of 5 – This was a good card with a wild main event. The main event felt like a big deal, if only because the champions are a major act. If Cody and The Young Bucks were to ever leave Ring of Honor, then it would leave a rather large void.


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