OH THAT GUY? Yeah, that was really emotional when they threw the belt on the first person that they could, when they thought the guy who's face was on the belt was going to prison. Really moving. Reminded me of Ian Rotten's touching 24th IWA:MS win.
Ahem...I'm gonna rewatch the Davey post-match and the first half of the show again while I wait for McDonalds to start serving real food.
Lethal vs Bennett - n/a (computer crashed, need to go rewatch!)
Homicide vs Rhino - **3/4
Corino vs Elgin - **1/2
[Post-match stuff with Steen - absolutely incredible. I cannot wait to see how this angle develops]
Generico vs Daniels - ***1/2
~ Not as enamoured by this as some. It was a damn good match but it never kicked into a high enough gear for me to go near the **** territory.
Kings vs WGTT vs ANX vs Briscoes - ***1/2
Early on when things were breaking down and all four teams were going at it, I was loving it. And then it just draaaaaaagged. The weak finish didn't help either.
Richards vs Edwards - ****1/2
This was the epic match I was expecting. Loved all the submission-based/mat wrestling, these two gel so well, we definitely need a rematch to make it a trilogy.
All in all, I wasn't overly happy with the first half, but the Steen stuff was magnificent which saved it for me. And the main event was beautiful, no qualms there. A definite recommendation.
ROH officials are excited to announce that the ROH World Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, collectively known as Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team, have signed their names on the dotted line and are officially under contract to Ring of Honor Wrestling!
Haas & Benjamin debuted for ROH at “Glory by Honor IX” when the unsuccessfully battled then-Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling in a non-title bout. It would be several months before the ROH faithful saw WGTT in action again, at the December 2010 “ROH on HDNet” TV Tapings to be exact, but since that return they have remained undefeated as a team, culminating in Charlie & Shelton ending the nearly one-year title reign of the KoW at “Honor Takes Center Stage: Chapter 1”.
Since capturing the belts, WGTT have successfully defended the belts on two occasions, first against The Briscoes at “ROH Revolution: Canada” and most recently this past Sunday at “Best In The World 2011” where they managed to retain against the Briscoes, The All Night Express, and The KoW in an elimination four way.
Now Haas & Benjamin head into Richmond, VA on Friday night July 8th to defend their belts one again; this time against, as of this writing, unannounced opponents. But following the vicious beatdown perpetrated by Jay & Mark Briscoe after the match last night, Charlie & Shelton spoke their piece in the locker room to ROH’s cameras: