ROH Final Battle 2011
Elgin vs TJP
This was a pretty fun opener with some cool as hell spots. Elgin was really impressive again, especially when he caught TJP from the senton on the outside and the dive off the top rope into a suplex. There was a brief awkward part in the middle and some moves didn't look very impactful but it was still fun.
Ciampa vs Rave
Decent pop for Rave but the crowd didn't give two shits about this and neither did I despite being a bit of a Rave fan. Pretty by the numbers , nothing awful but nothing good. The crowd was chanting Twinkies and AJ Styles so that shows you how little they cared. *1/2
Bennett vs Generico vs Lethal
Wow, no reaction for Bennett at all, but a massive pop for Maria when she came out lol. Shit she's hot! Really loud CM PUNK CHANTS
. This started out really fucking slow and dull, but picked up towards the end with two awesome spots from Generico on the outside. Decent action but a bit dull and nothing to write home about. Oh and the crowd was fucking awful untill Generico woke them up late in the match. ***
Steen vs Corino
KEVIN FUCKING STEEN! Awesome entrance and pop for Steen, this guy is over as shit right now. Jacobs looks so gay
. Wow! I was not expecting this! An absolute war right here, I expected a hardcore match but not to this level. Some of the spots were fucking ridiculous including the powerbomb on the chair in the corner of the barricades, the suplex on to the guardrail and Steen falling through two chars and a table! An awesome hardcore match and both men looked great in it. I was scared for these guys on occasion, especially with that barricade spot, that was crazy. The after match stuff was so great, they are really making Steen out to be an unstoppable beast of a monster and it's amazing. MOTYC easily, infact I almost liked this as much as Steen/Generico from last years Final battle. ****1/2
I can't be the only one to love this?
Tag Team Gauntlet
I really don't want to watch this but I suppose I will. Nothing to talk about really until Future Shock come out and them and CC have some good exchanges. Bucks come out next and them and FS have a good little match, very similar to the one they had ad Steen Wolf. ANX are out last and King botches a move on the outside but recovers, and some of these fans start chanting 'Fuck Kenny King', fuck off with that shit. There was also some fucknut screaming throughout this match. ANX/Bucks was really sloppy and fucking boring though. The only decent part was Bucks/FS but even that wasn't anything too great. This makes me dread any future matches between these two wich I'm sure is what they are going with with the Bucks taking out Titus' knee. **
Strong's open challenge
Oh god, Strong is on the mic. YES!!!! Who's your hero?! And he gets the pop of the night. My favorite guy on the indies by far and I marked the fuck out when KOW's music hit. It's weird seeing Hero come out in ROH without Claudio or Sarah
. Good match here, nothing overly special but it's good to see Roddy finally get a fucking win since he is the former champ and all, and good to see Hero back in an ROH ring after a while. Decent structure with Roddy working over Hero and a good finishing stretch. Roddy does nothing for me these days though and I can never get into his matches apart from a few exceptions. ***1/4
Briscoes vs WGTT
What a fucking shitstorm. Seriously awful shit. WGTT are useless fucking tools. This was just a mess and I can't even be arsed to write about what I just saw. Everything was just shit, felt like I was watching TNA at various points during this. DUD!
Davey vs Eddie III
What a load of absolute fucking shite. The worst Davey Richards match I've ever seen. Nothing made sense, everything was completely illogical, nothing was sold, crowd was dead, crowd chanted 'this is wrestling', fuck off. This is shit. Fuck this match and everything it stands for. I don't think I've disliked a match this much in a long fucking time. just skip to the end to see Steen own Davey. I can't even rate that match.
Sorry but I'm a bit angry right now after sitting through this, and I didn't even pay for it. The last two matches may be the worst double main event Ican remember seeing for a long time. Kevin Steen is ROH's saving grace, without him, this may be one of the worst shows of the year. I watched this unspoiled so I don't know what anyone else thought of it since I haven't been on here in order to keep it exciting, but if anyone liked the main event, or if you were there and chanted 'this is wrestling', seriously, what the fuck? That shit was awful.