Monday, December 31, 2012

ROH Take No Prisoners 2009 Review

Ring of Honor comes to Houston, Texas for what would be the last regular ROH PPV.

ROH Take No Prisoners 2009
Houston, Texas 4/4/09


1.) Rhett Titus vs. Bushwhacker Luke: *1/4

Much like the night before, this was nothing more than a nice little bonus match, this time featuring a legend in the form of Bushwhacker Luke. Fine for what it was.


1.) Colt Cabana vs. Ace Steel: *3/4

Here we get a little teacher vs. student action. They do some comedy before Steel gets a little frustrated and heels it up a little bit. 

2.) Chris Hero, The American Wolves & Incognito vs. Kevin Steel, El Generico, Jay Briscoe & Magno: ***1/4

So this was basically the same match as last expect for the added additions of Davey Richards & El Generico....and the fact that the top rope didn't break. A good match, definitely better than the match the night before.

3.) No DQ Match
Jimmy Jacobs vs. Necro Butcher: ***

Somehow there is confusion as to whether this was a No DQ match or a Fight Without Honor. Still the same thing. The match was a fun brawl. They went all over and into the stands. I gotta say it feels like Necro butcher matches are starting to blend together.

4.) Three-Way Match: Brent Albright vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Blue Demon Jr.: **

This was supposed to be an international tag challenge (Nigel & Claudio vs. Albright & Blue Demon Jr.) but because of Nigel's injury he had to pull out. Nigel comes out to explain that he won't be wrestling. Claudio is very upset by this, and turns on Nigel by attacking him. Brent Albright rushes down & the match turns into a three-way. It was ok, but incredibly short.

5.) Alex Kozlov vs. Roderick Strong: ***

Here we got another match that was short, but for what it was, it was pretty good. Not much else to say.

6.) ROH World Title - Four Corner Survival - Jerry Lynn vs. Bryan Danielson vs. Erick Stevens vs. D-Lo Brown: ***1/4

This was supposed to be a regular four-way but with the title change the night before, this is now a title match. It was another short match, but it was still a fun, energetic match that had the crowd into it.

7.) Tyler Black & KENTA vs. Austin Aries & Katsuhiko Nakajima: ****

This was a pretty good main event. Aries & Black are usually pretty good against each other, and KENTA & Nakajima are always great. Plus you got to see some unique match-ups like Aries/KENTA, Black?Nakajima, etc...

Overall: 7.5/10

Ring of Honor ends their regular-PPV era on somewhat of a mixed note, it was a slight step up from the Caged Collision PPV, but still probably one of the lesser PPV's of this era. There were still good matches on here though, and it was an entertaining show to watch.

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