11th May2019

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (May 5th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Dalton Castle going full-tilt boogie on his minions for…I don’t know what. Hey, I don’t write their crap, just mine. Anyway, this should be a fun one, so let’s dance Nancy. Is that a lame joke? If I have to ask, it probably is.

Match #1: — PJ Black defeated Eli Isom (w/Cheeseburger and Ryan Nova)

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Black took control of the fast-paced match by targeting Isom’s upper body. Isom came back with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Isom went for a springboard move, but he slipped off the top rope and landed hard in the ring. Black hit a super hurricanrana followed by a springboard 450 for a near fall. Black finished off Isom with a moonsault into a double stomp. Both men adhered to the Code of Honor after the bout.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – There was lots of good stuff here, but it wasn’t the most dynamic match. I really enjoyed this, but Isom, while excellent, leaves a certain little something to be desired in the personality department. That being said, he’ll get that in no time, so the hell with it. Overall, this was good fun.

Match #2: WOH World Champion Kelly Klein defeated Ray Lyn

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Before the match began, Lyn grabbed a microphone and said that she doesn’t like or respect Klein and will never shake her hand. Klein got off to a fast start, Lyn weathered the storm and went on the offensive. Lyn went for a crossbody off the top rope, but Klein caught her and launched her with an overhead slam. Klein then hit K-Power for the victory. After the match, Klein told Lyn that now she will respect her. Lyn had no choice but to shake Klein’s hand.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – Well, this wasn’t one of the great matches, but it did start off well enough. Both of these women have potential, but their matches are still lacking consistency. Overall, this was not the best, but it won’t break your heart either.

Match #3: (Main Event) LifeBlood (Mark Haskins and “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams) defeated The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia)

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Haskins and Williams gained the early advantage, but O’Ryan and Marseglia isolated Williams and removed his shoulder brace. Williams eventually tagged Haskins, who ran wild on both Kingdom members. After Williams tagged back in, he hit a frog splash on O’Ryan for a near fall. Haskins got O’Ryan in the Sharpshooter and then leaned back on it to add more pressure. O’Ryan tapped out.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was fun, but it was missing that little some-thing extra. That sounds as lame as it was to write. I don’t know. My problem with these guys is that they focus too much on the physical part (I know, another dumb thing outta my mouth), but a little more character work will do some of that heavy lifting at the box office for them. How-ever, there was enough here to warrant a viewing or two.

News Of The Night:

  1. Dalton Castle betrayed his Boys and continued the heel turn.
  2. Bully Ray is feuding with LifeBlood.
  3. Shane Taylor fights Bandido, next week.

Final Verdict: 3/5

This was a nice, simple episode that didn’t focus too much on any one thing.


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