Sunday, January 27, 2013

ROH Richards vs. Daniels Review

Davey Richards & Christopher Daniels finally clash to find out who truly is The Best in the World!

ROH Richards vs. Daniels
Chicago Ridge, Illinois 10/16/10

1.) Kyle O’Reilly & Adam Cole vs. The All Night Express: ***1/4

A great way to open the show. Two bright young tag team getting the change to showcase their ability. Good stuff here.

2.) Trial Series Match #2 – Andy “Right Leg” Ridge vs. Ricky Reyes: *3/4

It's the second match in the Trial Series for Andy Ridge...but it's a Ricky Reyes match, so my interest level immediately drops. This reminds me of 2005-6 when Reyes would come out & beat up students from the ROH Wrestling School. Skippable.

3.) Women of Honor – Daizee Haze & Jamilia Craft vs. Lady Jojo & Nevaeh: *3/4

So this is essentially a rematch from the night before but with Tag Team Partners. Another decent women's exhibition.

4.) Homicide vs. Kevin Steen: ***1/4

Now THIS is an interesting matchup, especially since Steen is a heel. An entertaining match. Certainly fun to watch. It also included this:

After the match, Homicide cuts a promo mentioning El Generico, causing Steen to snap, which led to him needing to be brought under control by a group of people.

5.) Mike Mondo vs. The Metal Master: *3/4

Eh....I thought this would be a tad better, but it was what it was. Nothing overly interesting.

6.) Non-Title Elimination Tag Match – The Kings of Wrestling (with Shane Hagadorn) vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe: ***

I guess The Briscoes were frozen from challenging the Kings, and they're facing them here in an interesting elimination. A decent match, but far from their best work.

7.) I Quit Match with Kevin Steen in a Straightjacket at Ringside – Colt Cabana vs. Steve Corino: ***1/4

So before the match Steen was placed in a Straightjacket (how fitting). Now depending on who you ask the match was very good or just ok. I thought it was a good match for what it was. The violence and hatred was brought, and it was a nice conclusion to a portion of the overall feud.

8.) Six Months in the Making – Christopher Daniels vs. Davey Richards: ****1/2

This match has been building since The Big Bang! iPPV in April where Daniels made his return. It turned out to be an awesome match. Both guys brought their stuff and put on a classic match that I thought lived up to the hype.

Overall: 7.5/10

I feel like that this show (and this entire weekend in general) was very underrated. Obviously the Richards/Daniels match is the reason to get this show, but their is some good undercard stuff on here as well. I think ROH did a good with these shows, especially considering their NEW World Champion (Roderick Strong), World TV Champion (Eddie Edwards) & El Generico were all absent.

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