26th Sep2019

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Sept 22nd 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of Ring Of Honor, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have…two matches. Yeah, it’s just getting more depressing. Okay, let’s watch the informercial show, starring Captain Sham-Wow.


Match #1: Vincent vs. Beer City Bruiser

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Vincent attacked Bruiser from behind before the opening bell, and the fight quickly spilled outside the ring. Bruiser went for a crossbody from the first row of an elevated section behind the announcers, but Vincent moved and Bruiser inadvertently took out four security members. Back inside the ring, Vincent hit Redrum for a near fall. Bruiser answered with a Beer City DDT for a near fall. While the referee had his back turned, Vincent removed the top turnbuckle cover. He threw Bruiser into the exposed turnbuckle and followed with a springboard cutter for the win.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This was…something. There ain’t jack to shout off the top of the mountain about, but it won’t kill your lust for life either. Vincent. Sounds like a prep school pledge stuck in a broom closet with the Dean during “Spin The Bottle”.

Match #2: (Main Event) Lifeblood (Bandido and Mark Haskins) defeated Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll and Brody King) – #1 Contender’s Match For A Ring Of Honor Tag Title Shot

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

The winner of this match receives a title shot at the ROH World Tag Team Title at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 27. The evenly matched teams battled back and forth, hitting one hard-hitting move after another in the latest chapter of their intense rivalry. During the latter stages of the bout, Haskins hit Falcon Arrow on Scurll for a near fall. Haskins and Bandido clotheslined King over the top rope to the floor. Bandido hit 21 Plex on Scurll. As Haskins locked in the Sharpshooter on Scurll, Bandido dove onto King outside the ring. Scurll tapped out.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – This was another great match between these two teams. That’s a nice thing to repeat. I’m not going to though. Pearl Jam is okay. The whole deal here was that this was for a title shot, so the match was less grudge-oriented and more…I wanna win? Does that sound right? What am I, a writer? Oh, yeah… Jennifer’s Body is a good movie. The band killed her…jerks. As far as action goes, you can certainly expect some of that ROH house style madness here and there, but the European influence made sure that there was enough logic to keep the whole thing from breaking apart. Hell, I just liked seeing Haskins do the Falcon Arrow. Doesn’t that sound like Native American dance craze? Put that on YouTube, elders! Overall, an excellent match ended with a great finish that was built to quite well and that’s a good thing. Mecha-Martha Stewart.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

This show only had a great main event to make it worth watching. I feel bad for Ring Of Honor. It deserves so much better than to be stuck as an informerical for Honor Club. El Pescado.


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