27th Mar2020

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (March 21st 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Akon has some funny lookin’ hair. I’ve got the TalkTech going so I can write while eating chili-cheese fries at the park. Go away ya f—— birds! These are mine! We’ve got some good matches from Bound By Honor, so don’t go any-where. Hey…f——- birds! Ugh! Look at that guys ugly-ass coat. (to pedestrian) Hey, ass-hole…nice coat! Where’d you get th…oh s—! He’s got a flame-thrower! (sound of fire soaring) AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! My chili-cheese fries…they’re ruined! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Match #1: The Briscoes def. Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

This match was every bit as hard-hitting as one would expect given who the four competitors were. At one point, Cobb and Maff teamed up to hit a huge pop-up cutter on Jay Briscoe. Had Mark Briscoe not made the save, that likely would’ve been the end of the match. Shortly thereafter, Jay Briscoe hit a Jay Driller on Cobb, and Mark Briscoe followed with Froggy Bow for the win. Since Cobb and Maff are owed an ROH World Tag Team Title shot by virtue of their win over Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham at Free Enterprise, the Briscoes have now put themselves in line for a championship match with this victory.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This turned quite well and was an excellent match from four fabulous athletes. I sound like Julia Child’s when I talk like that. Sword-fish flambe…HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! That was one crazy lookin’ buffalo…in a wig. Like Julia Roberts when she tries to be humble and trips on the dog and the dog bites her big nose and she screams “There can be only one!”, this was good enough to make me smile. Maff likes to eat people and this match was pretty damn good, especially when the Deliverance twins did their “SQUEAL!” bit to Cobb’s face. Hey, my phrases may not really make any sense, but at least they are a waste of time. To sum it all up, this was a strong tag match that started to pick-up some real steam as it thundered down the rails to the station, but didn’t get to quite hit high-speed. See? I just did a train reference that made no sense. Thomas would be pissed if he saw me talk about trains again…stupid talking trains.

Match #2: Alex Shelley def. Rey Horus

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

Shelley and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title co-holder Horus engaged in an intense match with a lot of outstanding technical wrestling and hard strikes. In the end, Shelley locked on the Border City Stretch and forced Horus to tap out.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was another fine match that went long enough to be worth the time. There’s plenty of different styles here to enjoy, but the technical moves are what separate this from some many of today’s matches (this trend is starting to change…for the better). These two meshed together quite well, like Siegfried and Roy in a bathhouse filled with naked men. Shelley is just too damn good to ignore, but since he normally does get ignored, why buck that trend when you could upend it? Did you see what I did there? I didn’t. Damn TalkTech won’t let me erase either. ERASE! …stupid program. I wonder if Braun Strowman thinks they should go work at McDonald’s? Anyway, this was a good stuff.

Match #3: (Main Event) Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham vs. 2 Guys 1 Tag (Silas Young and Josh Woods) – ROH World Tag Team Title Match

The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

As the challengers made their way to the ring, Lethal and Gresham attacked them from behind. Lethal clipped Young’s left knee with one of the championship belts. Lethal and Gresham targeted Young’s knee throughout the match, but “Pro Wrestling’s Last Real Man” proved resilient. Lethal hit Lethal Injection on Young, and Gresham followed with a spectacular Shooting Star Press, yet Young somehow managed to kick out just in time. Gresham went for a figure-four leglock on Young, but Young turned it into an inside cradle. While the referee was momentarily distracted, Lethal reversed the leverage on the pin attempt, and Gresham held Young down for the three count.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a very fun main event that was the weakest of the three, but still warranted the same score. The champions won and should have, so there you go. Gresham is something else and Lethal is still one of the best. Overall, this was a nice capper for a good show.

Final Verdict: 3.6/5

This was a good show that was easy viewing and Eggs Benedict is an asshole.


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