Friday, January 25, 2013

ROH Hate: Chapter II Review

Ring of Honor returns to Collinsville with a very interesting show for the St. Louis fans!

ROH Hate: Chapter II
Collinsville, Illinois 7/23/10

1.) The Bravado Brothers vs. The House of Truth: **1/4

A fairly decent opener. Good way to start the show.

2.) Grizzly Redwood vs. Erick Stevens (with Prince Nana): **

This is a rematch from Supercard of Honor V. The action was pretty good, I'd say on par with their previous match, however, Necro Butcher, who is now a member of The Embassy, came out to cause a DQ. This brings out Rasche Brown an we get....

3.) Necro Butcher vs. “Skullkrusher” Rasche Brown: DUD

....well according to the DVD we were going to, or supposed to, get this match, but it never took place as Necro & Brown brawled in the ring for a bit then continued brawling to the back.

4.) Pick 6 Contenders Series – (1) Roderick Strong (with Truth Martini) vs. Colt Cabana: **3/4

These two were the last two guys in the Toronto Gauntlet at Death Before Dishonor VIII, which was won by Strong. I have to say, when Cabana has these matches against guys like Strong & Chris Hero, you think it's going to be great, but while it proves to be good, it's never great. Anyway, Strong wins after Truth Martini hits Cabana with The Book of Truth.

5.) Must See Tag Team Match – The American Wolves vs. Generation Me: ****

The Young Bucks show up as Max & Jeremy Buck aka Generation Me, their TNA personas. This was pretty awesome. Both teams looked great and you can definitely feel the sense that the Wolves are pretty much faces at this point.

6.) Six Man Tag Team Match – ROH World Champion Tyler Black, Jerry Lynn & Delirious (with Daizee Haze) vs. Austin Aries, Kenny King, and Rhett Titus: ***1/4

So their's a lot of history between the guys in this match, but I'll forgo explaining it because it'll take forever. Delirious was once again in his "Red Poison" attire. A fine Six-Man Tag. Told a fine story. 

After the match, Aries kidnaps Daizee Haze. ANX distracts the faces which allows Aries to get away. Delirious & Jerry Lynn eventually chase ANX to the back. This leaves Tyler Black alone in the ring, and he is attacked by Kevin Steen. El Generico soon comes out and we get our Death Before Dishonor VIII rematch underway.

7.) Grudge Rematch – Kevin Steen vs. El Generico: ***3/4

While the match ended in DQ, and it was not as good as their first match, it was still pretty good.

After the match, Colt Cabana comes out, but Steen lays out both Cabana and the referee. Generico breaks this up and the two eventually brawl into the crowd. This leads to Generico putting Kevin Steen through a table via a slash from off the top of one of the camera scaffolds.

8.) Six Person Tag Team Match – The Kings of Wrestling & Sara Del Rey (with Shane Hagadorn) vs. The Briscoe Brothers & Amazing Kong: ***1/2

So this is an inter-gender tag team contest with Kong & Del Rey in their teaming with their respective sides. While not blow away, this is still pretty good. Both women actually got some shots in on the men which was pretty cool. Kong was especially over with the fans.

Overall: 7.75/10

While the first half of the card was pretty lackluster, everything from The American Wolves/Generation Me match on is pretty solid, and well worth the price of the DVD.

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