Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ROH WAR Review

Kevin Steen faces off against the younger Briscoe Brother as ROH debuts in Asheville, North Carolina!

Asheville, North Carolina 3/30/13

*This show also included Charlie Haas vs. Jeff Lewis Neal but it was cut of due to the Haas Fiasco that occurred on this show*

1.) Adam Page vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin: ***1/4

A pretty solid. Page was able to look good while hitting his stuff while Elgin looked strong heading into Supercard of Honor VII.

2.) “God’s Gift” QT Marshall vs. Darren Dean: DUD

Marshall cuts a promo before hand running off names of possible tag team partners RD Evans could be bringing in for him in New York City. Dean is a student of Davey Richards, I believe. They have a little match that goes for a few minutes before S.C.U.M. members Jimmy Jacobs & Jimmy Rave attack. They go after Dean as Marshall bails. Corino cuts promo in a raspy voice (he must have been sick), leading to Mike Mondo & Grizzly Redwood coming out, leading to...

3.) S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs & Jimmy Rave) vs. Mike Mondo & Grizzly Redwood: **3/4

This actually wasn't that bad of a match. I found it to be entertaining, for what it was. To the surprise of nobody, Rave & Jacobs pick up the win.

The attack continues after the match with Rhett Titus coming out. It looks like they're about to put Grizzly Redwood through a table but BJ Whitmer makes the save, leading to...

4.) Rhett Titus vs. BJ Whitmer: ***

These two had a match that was fine, nothing really over the top, but decent. Rave & Jacobs try to interfere but are disposed of by Whitmer, who ends up putting Jacobs through a table! Titus is able to uses Steve Corino's Roll of Quarters to steal the win from Whitmer.

S.C.U.M. continues the assault until The American Wolves come out for the save. Davey cuts a promo on S.C.U.M. and calls out C & C for their match.

5.) The American Wolves vs. Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander: ****1/4

This was an awesome tag team match. It started off slow, as American Wolves matches tend to do these days, but eventually picked up and turned into something that was really great. Even though they lost the match C & C looked really good. I think Davey cut a promo afterwords putting them over.

6.) ROH World Tag Team Titles – reDRagon vs. Alabama Attitude: **3/4

Fish cuts a promo berating the South and Alabama Attitude. The match itself was fine. Decent but nothing really spectacular. reDRagon retains their titles.

7.) Proving Ground Match – ACH vs. Roderick Strong vs. Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven (with Truth Martini & Scarlett): ***1/4

I was expecting this to be a lot better but it didn't end up being as good as I originally thought. A lot of it had to do with several blown spots & botched moves which completely took the crowd out of it. Despite this, I still found most of it to be enjoyable. ACH wins & earns a future TV Title Shot.

8.) ROH World Title – Kevin Steen vs. Mark Briscoe: ****

Papa Briscoe & Cousin Jethro are in the crowd while Jay Briscoe & Steve Corino are out at ringside (Corino and his raspy voice are on commentary). I may be overrating this, but I really enjoyed the match. I knew it would be good but it surpassed my expectations. Just a really fun match. Late in the going, the Briscoe Family gets into a brawl with S.C.U.M. and Mark ends up jumping off the top rope to the outside, putting Rhett Titus through a Table!! Steen however is able to get the win and retain his title. 

Afterwords, The Briscoes get a measure of revenge by giving Jimmy Jacobs the Doomsday Device. They then cut a promo to close the show.

Overall: 7.5/10

This was a rather weak show, which was expected since this show was only six days before Supercard of Honor VII. Despite this, it wasn't a bad show by any means. The Wolves & the Wrestle Factory had a stellar tag team match and the Main Event proved to be entertaining. The rest of the card was rather unremarkable, but it did a good job of advancing the S.C.U.M. storyline.

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