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ROH: Final Battle 2009

ROH: Final Battle 2009
December 19, 2009
New York City, NY
Manhattan Center

ROH World Champion: Austin Aries (6/13/2009)
ROH World Tag Team Champions: The American Wolves (4/10/2009)

EDIT: I know this review is a little rough. I didn’t expect a FOUR AND A HALF HOUR show. In the morning, I will correct any major errors, but at least for now you have my knee-jerk opinions and thoughts on Final Battle 2009.

Due to weather conditions beyond everyone’s control, some flights have been delayed coming from several different airports from around the country, so we’ll see what sticks and what gets changed throughout the show.

Your hosts are Dave Prazak, Eric Santamaria (from the WRESTLING ROUNDTABLE~!), and LARRY FN SWEENEY. Read the rest of this entry

ROH: Final Battle 2003

ROH: Final Battle 2003
Philadelphia, PA
National Guard Armory

Your hosts are Chris Lovey and CM Punk. He’s FANTASTIC on color commentary.

Gary Michael Capetta is talking some smack about Jim Cornette when the Carnage Crew walk over to him angrily demanding to know where Special K is at. What’s the problem between these two groups? Don’t worry folks – Capetta will get the SCOOP~!

Meanwhile, Samoa Joe has a new segment in ROH called “Samoa Joe’s Ring”. He’s going to show you how to PWN somebody. Today, he Read the rest of this entry

ROH Glory by Honor 7!

I’ve been a wrestling fan as far as I can have memories (which is like three years old and I’m 22 – my memory wasn’t erased at 16 or anything – MEN IN BLACK~!) and I’ve been to WWF Survivor Series 2001, TV tapings, Nitro, and enough Saturday night indy feds in North Carolina to make me hate indy feds in North Carolina and I have never been in such a great wrestling atmosphere. The best wrestling experience of my life was Glory by Honor 7. The crowd was incredibly hot and into everything that happened, which also included a great card. Plus, you add in the prestige and history of being in the old ECW arena for a wrestling show and you’ve got enough to make for an amazing evening. The people there were so open and you felt apart of the show and I liked that. It seems hard to find that these days in wrestling.

– Jerry Lynn vs. Kenny King: Good opener. I had never seen Kenny King before. He’s like 2005 Shelton Benjamin with a dash of charisma. Lynn still looks good in the ring and the Philly crowd made sure to give him a warm welcome. I think they owed him that since I had heard he wasn’t too impressed with the ROH crowd. Lynn wins with the Cradle Piledriver. ** 1/2 Read the rest of this entry

ROH: Manhattan Mayhem

ROH: Manhattan Mayhem
New York, NY

ROH World Champion: Austin Aries (since 12/26/2004)
ROH Pure Champion: Jay Lethal (since 3/5/2005)
ROH Tag Team Champions: BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs (since 4/2/2005)

Good Times, Great Memories with Colt Cabana: He’s in downtown New York, DADDY-O! People are asked what they think of Nigel McGuinness and one guy who looks like he was a tad irresponsible with LSD back in the ’60s says, “He sounds like he has a British sounding name.” Classic stuff.

From there, we go to Earlier Today. Samoa Joe meets Jay Lethal in the ring. Lethal starts to thank Joe for all he’s done for him until Joe shoves him back and yells at him because obviously he’s taught Jay nothing if he’s here to thank him right before they get into the ring. Joe is here to take his title, and if Lethal has learned anything from Joe, its that he has to do whatever it takes to keep Joe from taking his belt. To prove Joe wrong, Lethal pie faces Joe into the corner and tells him after tonight, Lethal will tell Joe where to meet HIM from now on. Okay, I am really feeling this title match now.

Your hosts are Jimmy Bower & Dave Prazak. Read the rest of this entry

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