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Ring of Honor Weekly Television Review for 9/2/2015 – Jay Lethal vs. Hanson for the ROH TV Championship, Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Page, Cedric Alexander vs. Caprice Coleman, and More

Full Disclosure:  This is not a live, or delay live, report in the truest sense.  This is a review/report of the show as it aired in syndication on a local Sinclair broadcast channel over the weekend.  It is the same show that will air tonight on Destination America before TNA Impact.  If you wish to watch spoiler-free, you can follow along as if it’s a live report just by watching how far you scroll through the report as the show airs.

Ring of Honor Weekly Television, Taped July 25, 2015 at the William J. Myers Pavillion in Baltimore, MD
Aired August 26 on Destination America, and previously in ROH syndication.

We got the opening montage then Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino check in on commentary.  They hype the night’s lineup from ringside. We’re right into the action.

Match #1 – Adam Page (w/BJ Whitmer, Colby Corino) vs. Jay Briscoe:

Kelly channeled his best Michael Cole and called Briscoe “legendary” while talking about how little respect Page has shown.  Jay offered a handshake to start, but Page slapped him.  Briscoe gets the better of him early on, and elbowed Page to the floor.  He followed with a suicide dive.  Colby grabs Whitmer’s crutch and hit Briscoe with it, throwing the match out.

Briscoe no-sold it and walked toward Colby.  Page grabbed a chair and threw it toward Briscoe and hit in in the head.  Not needed.  Page and Co. threw a bunch of chairs in the ring.  Page hit Rite of Passage on the chairs before Mark Briscoe ran out for the save.

This was more so an angle than a match, and it worked really well.  The chair to the face/head wasn’t needed and I didn’t need to see it.  That said, I think Briscoe can make Page if they give this program time.

They showed highlights of Silas Young challenging Dalton Castle to a match for his boys.  Backstage, Castle cut a promo with the boys alongside.  He said that he will destroy Young and remain silent no more.  “These are my boys, they are mine!”  Castle said Young is off his rocker for making his challenge, but he will accept it.  He said that when he wins Young has to become one of his boys.  “Silas, you’re going to make a wonderful ottoman.”

Nice!  I was hoping we’d get stakes going both ways and now we  have it.  The fallout should be good no matter which way this ends up.

Cedric Alexander and Veda Scott came to the ring, then Caprice Coleman.  Alexander got a mic and said he is the only man to beat Moose, then that he and Veda were exiting.  Coleman said maybe he should be talking to the woman with the most hair on her chest.  He told her to keep winning matches for Cedric.  Cedric tried attacking to start the match.

Match #2 – Cedric Alexander (w/Veda Scott) vs. Caprice Coleman:

Coleman dodged the early attack and got the better of Alexander.  The announcers ran down the history between the two, saying that Coleman was always a good role mode to Alexander.  Cedric hit a kick and took control.

Back from commercial and later in the match, Alexander controlled the action.  Veda grabbed the wrench and handed it off, but Stokely Hathaway came out.  He yanked Veda down from the apron.  Moose arrived and took the wrench away.  Coleman hit a top rope leg lariat and got the win.  Moose punched out Alexander, then Prince Nana showed up to hand Coleman an envelope.

My only complaint is that Hathaway dropped Veda.  I’m old school and I remember those days when the male babyface wrestler or manager would get flustered because they could do nothing about the cheating female valet.  Otherwise, I like the storyline and the way this is shaking out so far.

Match #3 – Brutal Bob Evans vs. Cheeseburger:

Evans said something with his mouth covered, and the announcers said you can’t say what he said.  Cheeseburger chased Evans to ringside and got the better of him there.  The announcers emphasized they know what Evans said, and won’t repeat it.  Evans got back in the ring and begged off.

Late, Evans set up a table at ringside, then tried offense from the apron.  Cheeseburger slipped away and knocked Evans through the table.  Cheeseburger counted along with the fans as the official started counting Evans out.  Evans struggled to his feet but fell back down and lost by count out.

I got a kick out of this.  Cheeseburger is a fan favorite and lovable underdog, and the match was fun.

Backstage Jay Lethal and Truth Martini cut a promo.  Lethal talked up  his match against Hanson.

Mandy Leon hosted Inside ROH.  The segment focused on Jay Lethal vs. Roderick Strong in a rematch next week, and The Addiction taking on the Young Bucks in a “championship edition” of the show next week.

Match #4 – Jay Lethal (c) vs. Hanson; ROH Television Championship

Bobby Fish sat in for commentary, since he will get the winner of this one.

Late in the match, Hanson hit his own version of Lethal Injection (albeit slightly off) to get a two count.  In the end, Jay Lethal hit his own version of the finisher twice and got the pinfall.

Afterward, Fish said Lethal would have to choose between his ability to walk, and the ROH TV Championship, when they met at the pay per view.  Fish said he would be happy to take both.  Lethal barked at O’Reilly being the man of rEDragon.  O’Reilly showed up at ringside and stood with Fish.  Lethal said he would take both men on now.  Fish told Lethal that his day is coming, but Lethal told Fish his will never come.  Roderick Strong came out and chased Lethal off as the announcers hyped that the match would happen next week.

Like I said about New Day in audio, Lethal seems to be in that dangerous place where he’s so good at what he does that fans will cheer him, despite his heel status.  He wins clean more often than not, he cut a good promo after the match (he’s a good promo anyhow), and so far he seems to be doing a good job  handling both championships.

They did a good job of giving the matches tonight storyline support, and the ring work was generally good.  A solid edition of the show yet again.  I thought they did a good job of hyping the “Championship Edition” of the show with the ROH Championship and TV Championship on the line.  The Inside ROH segment did a great job of pushing that show, and I’m looking forward to it.

 

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Ring Rap Audio: 08/26/15 – A Busy Week in Review, Looking at the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with some odd participants, the changing physique of pro-wrestling, Jim Cornette talks about WWE NXT, and more!

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It’s been a busy week in pro-wrestling, so it’s nice to take a bit of a breather and relax.  So, after taking a look at the week in review, Bill and Drew start discussing some other things, including the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, which has some very interesting participants so far.

Also, looking at talent like Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe, has the physique of pro-wrestling changed?  WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion doesn’t fit the standard mold either, and with guys like Neville and Finn Balor, are we looking at a change in philosophy?

Plus, Jim Cornette implied in a recent podcast that NXT sole creation was to create a product that’s vastly different from the main roster, and give people a reason to buy the network.  Is that true, and if so, does it even matter?

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The Wrestling Weekend Live Report Call: Correspondents Wanted for WWE, Ring of Honor, and Global Force Wrestling Events This Weekend

As we’ve said on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring, we always love hearing from readers/listeners who are going to live events, no matter which federation they’re for.  This weekend, there are a number of events that we’d love to see reports for.  If you’re heading to any of these events and want to drop a report to us, send it to bwentz@ring-rap.com.  From simple results to a detailed report, all submissions welcome.

WWE Live Events:

8/28/2015 – Fort Meyers, FL at Germain Arena.  Advertised matches:  John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a No-DQ match, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens, New Day vs. Prime Time Players for the WWE Tag Team Championship

8/29/2015 – Orlando, FL at Amway Center.  Advertised talent: John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, Kevin Owens, The Prime Time Players, New Day.

8/29/2015 – San Juan, Puerto Rico at Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose M. Agrelot.  Advertised is Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Ryback vs. Big Show, and Chris Jericho appearing.

8/30/2015 – Daytona Beach, FL at Ocean Center.  Advertised talent:  John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, New Day, Neville, The Prime Time Players

Global Force Wrestling:

8/28/2015 – Harrisburg, PA at Metro Bank Park.  Advertised is Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Seiya Sanada and Ali Akbar, along with an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash

8/29/2015 – Richmond, VA at The Diamond Ball Park.  The same match as the Harrisburg show is advertised, as well as Kevin Nash appearing.

Ring of Honor:

Atlanta, GA at the North Atlanta Trade Center.  The advertised main event is Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish vs. Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian  in a six man tag.

 

 

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Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 8/27/2015 – ROH Show Thoughts, NXT to Put On Takeover:UK in December, Expanded #DivasRevolution Thoughts, and More

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Senior Writer Bill Wentz drops in to talk about WWE doing a Madison Square Garden live event, NXT doing a UK Takeover event, thoughts on Ring of Honor’s weekly show, and more.  Topics in this podcast include:

  • Ring of Honor’s Weekly Show Thoughts
  • Sinclair solves their broadcasting blackout issues with Dish Network
  • WWE advertising both a Madison Square Garden live WWE Network event and an NXT Takeover event from London
  • Expanded comparison thoughts on NXT women’s wrestling booking vs. the #DivasRevolution of the main roster.
  • …plus more!

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Ring of Honor Weekly Television Report for 8/26/2015: The Addiction vs. Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly for the ROH Tag Team Championship, Roderick Strong vs. Donovan Dijak, The Briscoes vs. The Bloodbound Warriors

Full Disclosure:  This is not a live, or delay live, report in the truest sense.  This is a review/report of the show as it aired in syndication on a local Sinclair broadcast channel over the weekend.  It is the same show that will air tonight on Destination America before TNA Impact.  If you wish to watch spoiler-free, you can follow along as if it’s a live report just by watching how far you scroll through the report as the show airs.

Ring of Honor Weekly Television, Taped July 25, 2015 at the William J. Myers Pavillion in Baltimore, MD
Aired August 26 on Destination America, and previously in ROH syndication.

The open ran and then Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino checked in.  Corino is back after missing last week because of his issues with BJ Whitmer.  He apologized for his actions then they moved on to hype the tag team title match that will main event.

Match #1 – The Briscoes vs. The Bloodbound Warriors:

There’s an awkward handshake to start, then Greywolf shoves Jay into the corner.  A shoulder block doesn’t phase him.  Red Scorpion and Mark Briscoe tag in, and Scorpion uses a gorilla press to dump him out to ringside.

A bit later, Jay hits Greywolf with a suicide dive and Mark gets backdropped to ringside by Scorpion.  Jay hits a DVD for two.  Moments later, Mark hits the Froggy Bow, then Jay hits a big lariat on Scorpion to get the win.

After the match, Adam Page, BJ Whitmer, and Colby Corino come out.  Page jaws from the stage, and Jay gets ready to fight.  Whitmer tells him not til next week.  Briscoe set the match officially with Page for next week.

Backstage, Jay Lethal and Truth Martini cut a promo about Lethal’s upcoming television title defense against Hanson on next week’s show.

A bit of an unusual setup in the opening match.  The Warriors remind me a lot of the Road Warriors, or at least a team inspired by them.  They were the enhancement talent here, but I feel like ROH could have gone the route of feeding them enhancement teams before having them face the Briscoes – or another regular team.

Match #2 – Roderick Strong vs. Donovan Dijak (w/Truth Martini and J. Diesel):

Strong gets a good reaction from the crowd.  The two men shake hands, but Dijak pulls Strong in and jaws at him.  Strong controls the early going, but Truth causes a distraction that lets Dijak knock Strong out to the floor going into the break.

After the break, Dijak is on offense but Strong hits a drop kick to break it up.  Dijak comes back with a kick for two, then Strong comes back with a superplex for a good near fall.  Dijak lands a nice big boot to get a near fall of his own.  Strong hits a gutbuster and side kick to grab the victory.

Afterward, Jay Lethal runs out to attack Strong.  Truth, Diesel and Dijak join in the beating.  War Machine runs out to make the save.

This was pretty competitive, which I didn’t see coming.  The match was very entertaining though, and Dijak looked good.  His last outing on ROH TV wasn’t as good.  Dijak has some good size and is progressing – definitely someone to watch in ROH’s future.

Mandy Leon hosts Inside ROH, and it focuses on All-Star Extravaganza.  Kyle O’Reilly cuts a short promo about getting a chance at the ROH Championship.  Leon hypes that Jay Lethal will be defending the TV Championship next week against Hanson, and the ROH Championship against Roderick Strong before the event.  Strong cuts a promo about his title match with Lethal.

We get the ring entrances for the main event, and Bobby Cruise handles the in-ring introductions.

Match #3 – The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, c) vs. Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly; ROH Tag Team Championship

The teams shake hands.  In the meantime, Chris Sabin joins the commentary team, saying he will be back in the ring before we know it.  We get an early commercial break.

After the break, the champs isolate Cole.  He comes close to making a tag but Daniels pulls him off the apron.  Cole locks Kazarian in a figure four, and Kazarian rolls it over.  O’Reilly gets in and locks an arm hold on Kazarian.  Daniels puts O’Reilly in a Koji clutch.

O’Reilly gets the hot tag and goes to work on Daniels.  Sabin sells concern on commentary.  He says he won’t go anywhere and stay on commentary through the match.  O’Reilly locks Kazarian in an arm bar.  Daniels tries to interfere, but finds himself in a knee bar.

Cole and O’Reilly team up for a combination move on Daniels and have the win, but Kazarian breaks up the cover.  Cole punches Kazarian and the official steps in but gets pushed aside.  Kazarian hits a low blow while the official is turned, and the match continues.  O’Reilly hits a brainbuster then locks Kazarian in a cross-arm breaker.

The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Michael Bennett and Maria) come out.  The official jaws at Bennett, and doesn’t see Kazarian tapping out.  The distraction continues from Bennett, and O’Reilly has Kazarian pinned.  O’Reilly gets control of the match again, but Maria grabs at his leg.  Cole goes after her and chases her to the back, but that leaves O’Reilly alone in the ring.  The Addiction hits him with Celebrity Rehab and gets the win.

Afterward, the champs and Sabin set up to put the boots to O’Reilly, but Bobby Fish runs out for the save.  The Young Bucks also run out.  Bennett and Taven retreat, and The Bucks hit superkicks on Daniels and Kazarian, followed with suicide dives on them at ringside to close it out.

This was a good main event.  Certainly, one can wonder if Cole is toying with O’Reilly by leaving him out there to fend for himself at the end of the match.  It at least gives The Kingdom material to mess with the two of them if they choose to go there.

They really did a nice job throughout this show of hyping next week’s main event with Jay Lethal and Hanson for the TV Championship, and Jay Lethal vs. Adam Page.  They also did a good job in the end of the show where they moved the issues between Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish with The Kingdom forward, as well as The Young Bucks and The Addiction.  A solid hour of programming from ROH that I enjoyed.

I’ll be by tomorrow with Around the Ring to talk more about this show and other topics in pro wrestling.  Got one you’d like me to talk on?  Hit me up, @Bill_SoonerFan.

 

 

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Ring of Honor’s “Field of Honor” Results for 8/22/2015 – MCU Park Event in Brooklyn Featuring New Japan Pro Wrestling Talent

The following are the quick results of the Ring of Honor “Field of Honor” event that took place tonight at MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY.  The show, running opposite of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, featured talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling as well as ROH talent.  It was said the stadium was approximately half full.

Show results courtesy ProWrestling.net.

  1. Adam Cole def. Christopher Daniels.  Chris Sabin tried to interfere but got superkicked.  Cole finished with his shoulderbreaker/brainbuster finish.
  2. War Machine def. Killer Elite Squad.  Rowe pinned Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  3. Watanabe def. Dalton Castle, Adam Page, Frankie Kazarian, Silas Young, Bushwhacker Luke, Moose, Donovan Dijak, and Cedric Alexander in a gauntlet match.  Bushwhacker Luke did his Royal Rumble spot where he entered, got tossed out, and kept marching.
  4. The Young Bucks, ACH, and Matt Sydal def. The Kingdom (w/Maria) and RPG Vice.  Sydal pinned Taven.
  5. Hirooki Goto def. Michael Elgin
  6. The Briscoe Brothers def. The TimeSplitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida)
  7. Kazuchika Okada def. Roderick Strong.  This was said to be match of the night.
  8. Nakamura and Jay Lethal def. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly (rEDragon)

 

 

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Ring of Honor TV Taping *SPOILERS* From August 21 Show in Philadelphia

Ring of Honor taped their next several shows at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA last night.  The following are the results of the tapings, courtesy ProWrestling.net.  If you don’t want to have any of the upcoming broadcasts spoiled, please don’t click the “Continue Reading” link!  As always, if you have more information to add, or want to supply results for future tapings, feel free to email me at bwentz@ring-rap.com.

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Around the Ring w/Ring Rap for 8/20/2015 – ROH and NXT Show Thoughts, UFC 193 Set for Melbourne, TNA House Show Announcements, and More

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Senior Writer Bill Wentz is trying to start a feud between the Pro Wrestling Cat and Suplex Kitty.  Other than that, he stops by to give his thoughts on ROH and NXT programming and more. Topics in this podcast include:

  • Ring of Honor’s Weekly Show Thoughts
  • Thoughts on this week’s NXT broadcast
  • UFC 193 Set for Melbourne, Australia and tries to challenge an event attendance record
  • Updates on TNA House Shows
  • …plus more!

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Ring of Honor Weekly Television Report: The Young Bucks vs. RPG Vice, Silas Young vs. Dalton Castle, Moose vs. Will Ferrara

Full Disclosure:  This is not a live, or delay live, report in the truest sense.  This is a review/report of the show as it aired in syndication on a local Sinclair broadcast channel over the weekend.  It is the same show that will air tonight on Destination America at 11PM EST following TNA Impact.  If you wish to watch spoiler-free, you can follow along as if it’s a live report just by watching how far you scroll through the report as the show airs.

Ring of Honor Weekly Television, Taped July 25, 2015 at the William J. Myers Pavillion in Baltimore, MD
Aired August 19 on Destination America, and previously in ROH syndication.

We get the opening video package and Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness check in on commentary.  Nigel is in for Steve Corino after last week’s angle involving BJ Whitmer.  Nigel hopes Corino is back next week.

Match #1 – Silas Young vs. Dalton Castle (w/The Boys):

Dalton attacks early because he was upset at Young for attacking the boys recently.  Castle hits a suplex that sends Young to ringside, where the boys fan him.  Young takes exception to them doing that, and off the distraction Castle gets a shot in.

Back in the ring, Castle takes over.  Just before a commercial break, the fight spills back out onto the floor, where Young throws Castle into the ringside barrier.  The fans chant “fan up” for Castle’s boys, and they oblige by fanning Young and causing another distraction.  A bit later, Castle hits Young with a nice huracanrana at ringside.  The fans chant for him.

Late, Silas is in control and sets up his next move.  The boys distract him again, which lets Castle take advantage.  He hits a spinning reverse Alabama Slam to get the victory.

Afterward, Young gets a mic and says he’s getting damn tired of this.  The fans tell him to shut up but Young says he will say what he wants, because he is a real man who says what he wants regardless of whether or not it offends anyone.  Silas says he doesn’t like what Castle does with the boys, or the lifestyle they live.  Young says that Castle can’t beat him without them at ringside.  He challenges Castle to a match, adding that if he wins, he gets the boys and will teach them to be real men.

Gotta admit, I like this.  The character clashes between Young’s “Real Man” persona and the flamboyant style of Castle just makes a lot of sense and it works.  It’s odd to see the flamboyant character be the face here (this would never happen in old school wrestling days) but ROH has done a really good job here of defining where the line is, and not going over it.  I do hope they add in a return stipulation for Castle though.

Mandy Leon checks in with the Inside ROH segment.  The focus is on Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly’s history as the Future Shock team and their recent reunion.  She hypes The Addiction vs. Future Shock for next week.

That’s the first step – getting the announcement of the match.  Let’s see if we get promos or other hype to “set the hook” better for next week’s broadcast.

Ringside, Kevin Kelly interviews Bobby Fish.  He says he thinks he will be facing Hanson rather than Jay Lethal for the ROH TV Championship.  Lethal comes out to ringside and they bicker.  Fish tells Lethal that he has too much on his plate.

They run a video hyping the New Japan Pro Wrestling talent that will be appearing this weekend at live events in Brooklyn, NY and Philadelphia, PA

If you are going to either of those live events and want to contribute a report (as simple as rundown of results or as detailed as you wish), drop me a line – bwentz@ring-rap.com.

Match #2 – Moose (w/Stokely Hathaway) vs. Will Ferrara:

Prince Nana joins commentary for this one.  He says Hathaway has a couple more tasks to complete before they give him the golden stool.  Alright.  Moose throws Ferrara to ringside, then swings him into the barrier.  As the fight moves back into the ring, Moose picks up a two count.

Ferrara fires back with strikes that Moose sells, then he hits a tornado DDT.  Ferrara goes for a suicide dive but Moose catches him.  Ferrara counters that with another tornado DDT out on the floor.  A bit later, Moose catches Ferrara on the ropes.  He throws him down, then hits a spear to finish him off.  Afterward, Moose holds Ferrara’s hand up.

The match was fine, but it was odd to see Moose give up as much offense as he did.  I expected Ferrara to get some in, but not as much as he got.

Kevin Kelly hypes the main event.

Backstage, Adam Cole cuts a promo.  He says he would have called anyone a liar that said he would be teaming with O’Reilly again.  He talks about the injury to his shoulder, and how Matt Taven, Michael Bennett and Maria questioned him.

A good promo that makes next week’s main event feel like it means something.  They did nothing last week to hype tonight’s main event, even though I trust it will be good.

Match #3 – The Young Bucks vs. “RPG Vice” (Rocky Romero and Trent Barretta):

Rather than shake hands, the Bucks do the NWO “Too Sweet” hand gesture.  There’s an early commercial break in the match.

Back from break, the fight spills out to the floor.  Kevin Kelly does a good job here of hyping RPG, saying he likes their chances if this match breaks down into a brawl.  Back in the ring, Romero mocks the Bucks by doing a cartwheel, then raking Matt’s back.  RPG sets up a good tag team combination move to grab a near fall.  The Young Bucks take back control of the match though as we get the final commercial break.

Action is fast and furious down the stretch.  Matt drapes Romero over the ropes and Nick hits a 450 splash that gets them a two count.  Time for the superkick party!  The Bucks end it with More Bang for Your Buck and get the win.

Afterward, Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Chris Sabin hit the ring.  They attack the Bucks, taping Matt to the ropes and working him over.  Nick tries to fight back, but the numbers are against him.  Daniels mocks the Bucks and hits a superkick on Nick, then Sabin hits Matt with one.  Daniels and Kazarian hit a double superkick, then they team up for the IndyTaker on Nick as the show ends.

A fast and furious main event with the usual great action.  The flashy moves definitely will win over new viewers to the show, but the one thing I’d like to see is better storyline support.  With the post-match angle, there’s hope that we’ll get to see some of that.  Otherwise, it will just quietly reinforce the notion that they’re doing “typical ROH spot monkey” work.

Glad to see they did a consistent job of promoting next week’s main event on this show.  It lends to the episodic feel that I keep thinking ROH needs a little more of to keep viewers interested week to week.  The show was pretty solid top to bottom with a good opening match, and a fun main event with a solid heel attack.  Definitely worth the hour of your time, however you get to see it. 

I’ll be by tomorrow night with Around the Ring, with more thoughts on this show and other topics in pro wrestling.  Thanks for reading!

 

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Ring of Honor Announces Final Battle 2015 Location and Date

On Monday, Ring of Honor sent out a press release setting the date and location for their “Final Battle 2015” event.  ROH will be returning to Philadelphia, PA and the 2300 Arena for the event, which will take place on December 18, 2015.  They will also hold an Aftermath TV taping on December 19.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, August 19 at 10AM for Ringside members, then August 31 for the general public.  The full press release is shown below.  It also appears this will be a traditional pay per view event, so if you can’t get tickets it appears you will be able to get it through cable and satellite providers.

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