Sunday, February 3, 2013

ROH Final Battle 2010 Review

The epic rivalry between Kevin Steen & El Generico finally comes to a head!!

ROH Final Battle 2010
New York, New York 12/18/10

1.) Tag Team Rematch – The All Night Express vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Adam Cole: ***1/2

This is a rematch from Richards vs. Daniels back in October. Awesome Opener. Both teams looked great.

2.) Scientific Showdown – Colt Cabana vs. TJ Perkins: **1/2

Not an overly great match, but still decent. Nice technical showcase.

3.) Women of Honor – Amazing Kong & Daizee Haze vs. Sara Del Rey & Serena Deeb: **1/2

You have a pretty good array of women's wrestlers in this one. Serena just came off being released by WWE, where she was apart of the Straight-Edge Society. Very solid women's match. Liked the story they played with Del Rey & Deeb isolating Haze and keeping her from tagging Kong.

4.) Special Challenge Match – Eddie Edwards vs. Sonjay Dutt: ***

Like last night, Kenny Omega was supposed to be here, but didn't show, so Dutt replaces him for the weekend. Solid contest. Edwards looks good in the win.

5.) ROH Legends Collide – Christopher Daniels vs. Homicide: **3/4

Julius Smokes comes out with Homicide. I actually thought this was going to be a little better. It was still good though.

6.) Six Man Tag Team Grudge Match – The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn vs. Jay, Mark, & “Papa” Briscoe: ***1/2

This is the culmination of the Kings & Briscoes feud as well as the stuff that had been occurring on HDNet involving The Briscoe's Dad. The match was pretty good. I liked the way it was booked, as although the involvement with Papa Briscoe & Shane Hagadorn was limited, it was done perfectly. I've heard someone describe this as a "WWE-esqe" match with regards to the storyline + the match. I would agree with that.

7.) ROH World Title – Roderick Strong vs. Davey Richards: ****1/4

These two have a long history, as they were apart of the No Remorse Corps and feuded when Davey Richards joined Sweet 'n' Sour Inc. This was fantastic. Richards & Strong went out there and killed each other. I actually agree with Strong winning here, as it was too soon in my view. Plus when you look at it in retrospective it makes a little more sense.

8.) Non-Sanctioned Fight Without Honor – The Final Battle at Final Battle – If Steen loses he will quit Ring of Honor. If Generico loses he will unmask – Kevin Steen vs. El Generico: ****3/4

WOW. What can I say? This was AWESOME!!! It was brutal, it was symbolic, it was everything you can ask of these two men AND MORE. The violence was definitely brought. Fantastic way to end the storyline....for now.

Overall: 8.75/10

This might be a little too high of a rating, but I personally enjoyed those last two matches. They really made this show. Plus you had three pretty good tag team matches and some decent undercard matches. A great way to close 2010.

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