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Old 10-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #351 (permalink)
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This was the first week where I felt like ROH was just trying to do too much. I realized it halfway through. McGuinness did his normal "interview the crowd" thing and the guy yelled about Kevin Steen. On an otherwise straightforward show, that might have been neat. I don't see how a new audience would care, but still, could be neat.

But the show opened with highlights of Lethal Vs. Generico. Then there was promo about the Briscoes Vs WGTT, and threw in stuff about ANX, with history nobody would know about (and that made the ANX sound like losers). Then they mentioned the current champion and challenger, Richards and Strong. Then they hyped Ciampa and Nana. During Ciampa's match, they discussed Ciampa, Ridge, Nana, and distracted with commentary about Corino's story, which hinted at still more guys. Then McGuinness interviewed a guy about Richards and Strong, and it ended up with screaming about Steen, a guy who isn't even on this show yet. That was all in about twenty minutes, and none of it was particularly good. Beyond not being particularly high quality, it was just so many characters and plot points to try to get across, and mostly through telling rather than showing. I don't see how anyone new could follow this.

I like Ciampa, the guy has some upside. His match was pretty unimpressive. The hype video was actually rad, with all his training exercises. But then, he barely lifted Ridge up to dump him on the apron, and when he tossed him into the barricades it was significantly less impressive than anyone in WWE has done that spot this month. To have the "tweet of the week" be about us being deprived of real wrestling during this match, the same week as that awesome multi-man tag on Raw and Roode Vs. Storm on TNA, felt really bush league.

I love the company, but this is stuff they've got to temper as they go along.

The second half of the show was much more sensible. The hype package for the main event was good. The two characters were distinct, and Richards embellished the title. Then you got a darned good match. Not every quarter-hour has to be paced like that, but it's something anybody can follow.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:14 AM   #352 (permalink)
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All the stuff outside of the ring has struck me as really corny so far.
Super corny!

Don't get me wrong because i know that ROH doesn't care about the promos and stuff and that there 100% committed to what happens inside the ring but those promos/interview by the champion and the challenger doesn't make me give a damn about them. I find both of them quite boring and when he started talking about his father etc. that was pretty damn corny and cheesy. I know not all gimmicks suppose to be flashly and over the top but i don't care about them. The match was good i guess but i felt that it could be cut down a bit actually. All those high shots and the match didn't seem like it would never end.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:38 AM   #353 (permalink)
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There really isn't much to the shows, just 2 matches, a short in-ring promo, and I guess maybe one or two other forgettable things. Wish they threw more in there. Remember TNA? The 60-minute adrenaline rush?

BTW, was the audience guy that yelled about Kevin Steen a plant? Corino also mentioned him. Steen is still with RoH isn't he?
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:00 AM   #354 (permalink)
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There really isn't much to the shows, just 2 matches, a short in-ring promo, and I guess maybe one or two other forgettable things. Wish they threw more in there. Remember TNA? The 60-minute adrenaline rush?

BTW, was the audience guy that yelled about Kevin Steen a plant? Corino also mentioned him. Steen is still with RoH isn't he?
First, what's a TNA?
Second, yes he is.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:06 AM   #355 (permalink)
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Ring of Honor as been fine so far. Only being fine isn't necessarily a good thing though...
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:20 AM   #356 (permalink)
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I thought this week was far better than the previous episodes (still not great production though). The Ciampa vs. Ridge match was watchable, and I thought they played to their strengths, both looking better than they perhaps are. Unlike Bennett’s match last week, Ciampa somewhat lived up to his hype (from a naive perspective anyway).

As for the plant shouting Kevin Steen, I was just moaning about the 'who do you think will win?' segment when he yelled it, which really caught me off guard, and sent chills down my arms. People have been talking about how great the Steen angle is, well I can agree with this, now that it actually exists on regular ROH programming! However, as has been said, I’m not sure whether new fans would get it, but that’s subtlety for you.

The biggest issue seemed to be trying to introduce new wrestlers, while maintaining the presence of old ones, which did come across a bit cluttered, however it felt as though the roster was starting to come together. Just like watching any new show, you gradually get to know the cast over time, so a steady progression might just be the thing.

Finally I thought the main event, was the first genuinely good match so far, not great, but I didn’t want a great match. It was a well placed match, and contrary to my fears that they would throw everything at one another, it felt logical, with a decent sense of developing fatigue. The ending was a tad flat, but then again the audience weren’t really in to it. I thought that was a shame, as a simple plot mechanism like going into extra time in the Generico/Lethal match last week, turned them rapid, but they barely reacted to a much more solid wrestling match this time. So much for the whole ‘real wrestling’ mindset.

Overall, this episode was make or break for me, in regularly following ROH, and they’ve finally managed to entertain me and show some potential, so next week it is!
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:12 AM   #357 (permalink)
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- Ciampa looked like a star. They also did a great job of clarifying Nana's character.
- Corino put Ridge over huge.
- Nice references to the "disgruntled former ROH employer".

- Davey-Strong kinda washed over me. One for people who've never seen a Davey-Strong match before.

No squash match next week and then, after that, the new arena should freshen up the formula a bit. Show's trundling along steadily and it's nice that ROH haven't blown their load all at once. Everything's been simple and clear.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:47 AM   #358 (permalink)
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- Ciampa was decent during his segment.
- No more student matches please.
- Davey & Strong's segment was good.
- Davey/Strong was good, could've done without the last sequence into the finish.
- What's up with the audio of the crowd ? it was so low.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:00 PM   #359 (permalink)
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Finished Episode 2 today(10/1). I love that they're putting lights on the crowd now. Makes it look less indy imo. WGTT promo was necessary I guess but jesus, you'd think two guys who were in the WWE for years would have some sort of mic skills. Neither of them can say ROH correctly and they don't need to be anywhere near a microphone.

Package on Bennett was good, like that they hyped him up. But on the opposite side, they threw Jacobs out there with no mention like he was some kinda scrub. Isn't it so weird how this guy was the top heel in the company a few years ago, main eventing shows and causing havoc, and now he's jobbing to newcomers and wrestling on the undercard? The match itself was decent enough. I liked when Jacobs was making his comeback but then they just ended it. Bennett either needs to use the Piledriver as his default finisher or just get rid of the one he uses now. **1/4

Tweet of the week needs to go now. And don't interview a fan that's gonna say two words.

Roddy's a dick.

Lethal/Generico was off the charts good. I lol'ed when Kevin Kelly said we're unsure of Generico's age. Idk why but I thought it was funny seeing the ? there. Everything was so crisp and they had amazing chemistry. Lethal was CLEARLY underutilized in TNA. He used moves I've never seen him throw out there before. The start of the overtime period was one of the most exciting things I've seen in a while. The crowd was going nuts and that few minutes really describes what the company's all about. Really excited to see Lethal's title run. Awesome main event. ***3/4
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- Ciampa was decent during his segment.
- No more student matches please.
- Davey & Strong's segment was good.
- Davey/Strong was good, could've done without the last sequence into the finish.
- What's up with the audio of the crowd ? it was so low.
The only students on the main roster are Right Leg and the Bravados

Right Leg hasn't been booked very consistently this year and the Bravados are improving a shitton.
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