Thursday, January 10, 2013

ROH The Omega Effect Review

Davey Richards had his shot, now it's Kenny Omega's turn!!

ROH The Omega Effect
Mississauga, Ontario 11/14/09

1.) Alex Payne & Bobby Dempsey vs. Michael Von Payton & Ethan Page: *1/2

Another fine pre-show match....for what it was, of course.

Main Show

1.) The Young Bucks vs. The Flatliners: **1/4

The Flatliners are local talent, I believe. Eh...this was ok. More of a tag team squash for The Young Bucks.

2.) Four Corner Survival - Claudio Castagnoli vs. Colt Cabana vs. Grizzly Redwood vs. Delirious: ***

I believe this is a Pick 6 Series contender's match. It was fine Four Corner Survival. When you get any of these guys in a match, it's going to be enjoyable, which is exactly what this was.

3.) Rhett Titus & Kenny King vs. The Super Smash Bros.: **1/2

Much like the night before, The Super Smash Bros are really only here to put over another ROH tag team. It was still a fairly decent match. 

4.) El Generico vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima: ****

Despite the rather tame ending, this was a very awesome match! Nakajima dished out the punishment, but it took a lot to put The Generic Luchador down. Very good stuff in this one.

5.) Pick 6 Series Match - Tyler Black (2) vs. Roderick Strong (3): ****

Both guys are ranked in the Pick 6 Series. This is their first encounter since the controversial ending to Survival of the Fittest. Another great match. Black & Strong are just another one of those combinations that seem to just click. However, we are again without a definitive winner as they go to a 20-Minute Time Limit. It was still a great performance regardless.

6.) Erick Stevens & Joey Ryan (with Prince Nana & Mr. Ernesto Osiris) vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe: ***

This was a much better match from Ryan & Stevens than the night before. Part of that is because they are taking on The Briscoes. It was good. Ryan gets the win via a dirty roll-up. Ernie Osiris gets laid out by the Briscoes as the Embassy escapes.

7.) Pick 6 Series Match - Chris Hero (1) vs. Kevin Steen: ***1/2

Hero became #1 in the Pick 6 after knocking off Roderick Strong the night before. These guys put on a great match. When you combine each guy's personality with their respective offense, it makes the match even better.

8.) ROH World Title Match - Austin Aries vs. Kenny Omega: ****1/4

This was another quality title defense from Austin Aries. A very great match. Omega looked very good in here as well. The wrestling was great and the personalities, which I think were lacking a little bit in the Richards match, really added to the action.

Aries cuts a promo at the end, calling himself The Best in the World and calls out the wrestlers in the Pick 6 Series.

Overall: 9.0/10

Another awesome show from ROH and an awesome weekend overall. I would put this a little over Aries vs. Richards as far as ratings are concerned because this show had three ****+ matches while the night before had two (even though the Richards match was the best of the weekend probably). Generico/Nakajima, Strong/Black, and The World Title match were all very good. Some of the undercard was lacking from the night before (maybe one match or two), but the other undercard matches, like Steen/Hero, were pretty good.

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