ROH Pick Your Poison
Dayton, Ohio 4/23/10
Jim Cornette comes out to hype the show. Pretty much the usual shtik from him.
1.) Sami Callihan vs. Metal Master: **
Metal Master is Chad Collyer (from ROH circa 2004-6) under a mask. This was a decent opener.
2.) Necro Butcher & Rasche Brown vs. Erick Stevens & Shawn Daivari (with Prince Nana): *1/2
This feud between Necro Butcher and The Embassy has been going on for a YEAR now. The match was more of angle advancement, as Necro won the battle but got taken out by The Embassy post-match.
3.) Pick 6 Series Match - Chris Hero (3) vs. Petey Williams: ***
With no Claudio on this weekend's shows, Hero is going solo. A good Pick 6 Match. Hero's win gives him momentum going into his World Title Shot.
4.) Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis & Kory Chavis) vs. American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards with Shane Hagadorn): ***1/2
The DCFC apparently beat the Wolves on a recent episode on HDNet so the Wolves are looking to avenge that loss. Eddie Edwards is the recently crowned ROH World TV Champion. This was a pretty good match. It was a really hard hitting battle as one would expect from these two teams. Good stuff.
5.) Austin Aries & Rhett Titus vs. The House of Truth (Josh Raymond & Christian Able with Truth Martini): **3/4
Here we have a matchup of heel teams. It was a decent match, but the heel/heel dynamic was sort of strange (as it can be, at times).
6.) Pick Your Poison Match - Roderick Strong vs. El Generico: ***3/4
This is the first of two Pick Your Poison Style matches. Kevin Steen selected Roderick Strong to be El Generico's opponent. It turned out to be a very good match. Both guys looked pretty good.
El Generico goes shake Roderick's hand after the match but gets attacked by Steen & Corino. This brings out the Briscoes and gets our next match started!
7.) Pick Your Poison Match - Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Steve Corino & Kevin Steen: ***1/4
El Generico picked the Briscoes to face Steen & Corino as part of the Pick Your Poison Theme. A fine tag team encounter.
8.) ROH World Title - Tyler Black vs. Kenny King: ***3/4
These two have had several in-ring encounters over the past couple of months, and this is the culmination of those matches. It was very good. Even though you knew King wasn't going to win, it was still a very entertaining World Title Match. The crowd was oddly against the babyface champion a bit, as Black got some audible boos.
This was a very entertaining house show from Ring of Honor. While it's probably considered to be a B-Show, it still has some pretty good stuff on it. Wolves/DCFC, Generico/Strong, and The Main Event were all very good.