Let me know if that CZW show is good. I'm wanting to get it.
Nothing too special. Main event was fun to see Masada & Von Eerie demolish each other, but dammit if the finish didn't hurt it to quite a degree. Only b/c it lacked some bit of logic. One of the commentators had to get on it too. Callihan/LuFisto vs Cole/Havok was quite a bit of fun. Rest was either decent or passable. Don't even know how to describe Excellent vs Rivera. Or that WILD tag team championship situation. Appreciate a bit of chaos myself, but wow. Even I was left speechless.
ROH 11th Anniversary Show
1) Six Man Mayhem
ACH vs QT Marshall vs Tadarius Thomas vs Silas Young vs Mike Sydal vs Adam Page ~ **1/2
2) S.C.U.M. (Steve Corino & Jimmy Jacobs) vs C & C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) ~ **1/2
3) No Holds Barred Match
BJ Whitmer vs Charlie Haas ~ **
4) American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) ~ *
5) Two Out Of Three Falls Match
Roderick Strong vs Michael Elgin ~ *
6) ROH Television Championship
Adam Cole(c) vs Matt Taven ~ **
7) ROH Tag Team Championship
Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe(c) vs Red Dragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) ~ *1/2
8) ROH World Championship
Kevin Steen(c) vs Jay Lethal ~ 1/2*
Opener was exactly as it needed to be. ACH looked good again. Uh-oh, could I be changing my opinion on him now? Did find myself rooting for him to take this. Perhaps, perhaps. So glad that moron Tadarius Thomas didn't win. He sucks. ACH to earn his spot please. I think he has.
No complaints here either. Solid and what you'd probably expect. C & C were flying all over the place and S.C.U.M. used their tactics and experience to gain the upper hand for the W.
A decent surprise with Haas involved. Belly to belly to the outside through the table was a wicked spot. Decent match with a lame abrupt finish that left me soured. Right man went over at least.
Circle jerk for the Wolves again. 15 minutes and it felt like an extended squash. I hated this match. Dream match my ass. Hooligans were made to look like chumps the entire time. I've said it tons of times, but Eddie Edwards is better than this.
Damn. I disliked the 2/3 falls match more than their meh Final Battle match. This match had nothing but some stiff strikes in it. Rest is utterly forgettable. Called the 2 minute first fall about an hour earlier in the show as a joke. No surprised it happened. Rest blends together in a poor match. Elgin continues to do nothing for me. Roddy didn't bring anything to the table here either. </3
WOAH what happened here? Major upset that I didn't see coming. Oh, the match? Yeah it was decent. Taven isn't bad but he needs to find something to help him stick out. Good looking springboard twisting senton.
Not horrible, yet the definition of boring & forgettable. That's about all I have to say here. Unsure how I feel about the championship switch. Happy Briscoes are out. Yet, O'Reilly has some gold. And he's very bad. Bobby Fish makes this work. I do enjoy me some heel Bobby Fish.
Talk about disappointing. Hated this main event. Really, really did. I even had a tiny bit of expectation for it too. Didn't think it would be "great" - don't have that faith in Lethal anymore. Steen should have made this better. It was nothing but a random collection of moves done in front of a dead crowd for 10 minutes. Corino & Jacobs interfere. Ok. Near falls happen - Steen takes 5 STIFF superkicks to the face (which I did enjoy b/c the bastard is insane for taking them) Two dragon suplexes and I bought into the near fall. Steen eventually kills Lethal with the BRAINBUSTAHH to retain. I marked b/c no way I wanted Steen to drop the gold here. Overall there wasn't anything to this. Very crushed at the end to say I was happy by the result, but left annoyed that the match was utterly poor.
Post-match was unbelievable. I'll put the show over JUST b/c of how much I adored the shocking finish. ROH you now have my interest again. RING OF S.C.U.M. IMO