07th Nov2019

‘Ring of Honor’ Review (Nov 3rd 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of Ring Of Honor, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and there are two matches of considerable length on this show this week between people you probably care about! Holy $#!@! I’m so excited that I think we should just get right to it. ROH time is now.


Match #1: Alex Shelley defeated Jonathan Gresham

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Gresham targeted Shelley’s left arm and was on offense for the majority of the match, but Shelley rallied. Gresham went for the Octopus, but after a series of reversals, Shelley maneuvered Gresham into a pinning combination and got the three count. After the match, an irate Gresham grabbed a chair and went into the ring with it. Jay Lethal came out and tried to calm him down. Gresham eventually regained his composure and shook Shelley’s hand.

My Opinion: 3.9 out of 5 – I don’t remember what rating I gave this match the first time, but it was great stuff this time. I heard that Greg Gilliland/Gilleland/who gives a $#!@ hates Alex Shelley for stupid reasons and has killed his push in ROH. What a bunch of bull-$#!@. How can you punish a great wrestler for not actually causing any problems? Gresham should go thock Greg in the side of the head. Speaking of Gresham, he gave as much to this match as Alex did. This was a thoroughly satisfying contest that went for the right amount of time and had all the wrestling action you could ever dream of.

Match #2: (Main Event) RUSH defeated Silas Young – Ring Of Honor World Title Match

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Silas Young had won a battle royal to face ROH World Champion RUSH for the title. The final three men in the ring for that battle royal were Brawler Milonas, Silas Young and Josh Woods. After Young eliminated Milonas, tag partners Young and Woods turned to face each other. Woods went in for a hug, but Young tossed him out of the ring to win the match and earn a shot at ROH World Champion RUSH later in the show. This attitude would be some-thing of a precursor to Young’s approach of offense for the World Title match with RUSH. RUSH had hit two consecutive Bull’s Horns on Matt Taven to become the World Champion and likely sought to make use of that move to clinch the victory in his first defense against Silas Young. It was safe to assume that this match would have been ruthlessly aggressive, which ended up being the case. Young caught RUSH with a spear early in the match that stunned the champion. Young proceeded to punish RUSH inside and outside the ring. RUSH appeared to be in trouble before eventually hitting a snap German suplex to halt the challenger’s momentum. Then it was RUSH’s turn to take the match outside the ring. Young came back with a Plunge for a near fall and Anarchist Suplex for another near fall. RUSH answered with an overhead suplex into the corner and a Superman Punch. He followed with Bull’s Horns for the victory. Despite Silas Young trying to muscle his way to the top of the mountain, it was RUSH’s incredible finisher that came through and ensured that the new champion would retain his title.

My Opinion: 3.9 out of 5 – I don’t remember the score I gave this either, but 3.9 sounds fine. Hell, maybe this is a 4 or a 4.1? I don’t know. I just know that this was really good. I have nothing to say of this bout other than that it was a pleasure to watch. This felt like a real World Title fight and that’s the way it should be.

Final Verdict: 3.7/5

This was a fabulous show that actually focused on two great matches. I wish they would go back to a true TV show format with fresh matches, but at least this show brought some wrestling that was worth watching.


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