syxxpakk wrote:Day 139.
Today I watched ROH on SBG.
The opener was WGTT vs. D-Line. D-Line is a tag team from the Baltimore area (I guess) composed of Black Ice and Bodysnatcher. Yep. Neither actually look like a wrestler. That said, they're insanely over with the crowd so there's that. The match wasn't that good and played out like a standard RAW match, hinting at the possibility of Jim Cornette's "less is more approach" possibly seeping into ROH. WGTT went over, of course.
Next was a CHIKARA six-man: Ophidian/Los Ice Creams vs. the Colony. This was much fun, but the crowd didn't seem to be in to it weirdly. It did stumble a bit in the beginning, but by the end they were tearing it up. The Colony won using the Ant Hill on Ophidian.
Next was Jay Lethal vs. Ricky Reyes. I always get a little down when these wrestlers who have a storied history in ROH, in this case Ricky Reyes at one point being one-half of one of the longest reigning tag team champions in ROH history, are kind of ignored. It was referenced he had history, but I just don't see how you don't mention being a former tag champion. It was a squash anyway so whatever. I'm not his biggest fan, but he should be used in better ways.
Inside ROH set the stage for next week's double main event: the Young Bucks vs. ANX and Mike Bennett vs. Eddie Edwards. Eddie gave a good enough promo, but ANX and Bennett were the stars here. The Bucks gave their usual bad promo, but they ooze such douchbaggery that it's almost forgivable. I bet people still think of them as Hardy-clones, despite being anything but.
In the main event it was Davey Richards vs. Rhino in a Proving Grounds match. This was a hell of a display actually. In fact the only negative thing I can think of regarding the match is how it exposed just how small Davey is. Watching the match you would have thought Rhino was Sid Vicious the way he towered over Davey, but we all know Rhino is definitely no Sid Vicious! Anyway, the action was great with both men bringing their A-Game. Hell, this could have been a DVD main event. The finish was superb, as well, with Davey countering the Gore with a sunset flip for the pin. It doesn't seem like much, but when you consider how fast Rhino moves when doing the Gore... Well, it becomes infinitely more impressive.
Match of the Day goes to Davey Richards vs. Rhino.
I like the Young Bucks' promos. They're not very good but I like what they're going for.