2 weeks away from ROH 10th year anniversary. the card as of now:
ROH World Champion Davey Richards & Kyle O'Reilly vs. "Die Hard" Eddie Edwards & Adam Cole
ROH World Tag Team Championship
Jay & Mark Briscoe defend against the Young Bucks
ROH World Television Championship
Jay Lethal defends against "The Dominant Male" Tommaso Ciampa w/ The Embassy LTD.
Jimmy Jacobs takes on "Wrestling's Worst Nightmare" Kevin Steen
Wrestlers scheduled to appear:
- Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
- Roderick Strong with Truth Martini
- “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett with Maria Kanellis & Brutal Bob
- “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin
- “Technical Lightning” TJ Perkins
Plus additional names to be announced soon!!!
i know that the edwards/cole vs davey/o'rilley match is gonna be amazing, but i am very disappointed that there will not be a world title defense at the 10th anniversary show.
and i hope steen curb stomps jimmy on his way to the world championship at the next NYC show.
Tag title match should be interesting other than that looks very meh. Wish they'd just hand the belt to Steen on this show and get rid of their ridic MMA style main events. Supposedly NOAH stars are supposed to show up this year in ROH so I'm hopeful to see some fresh stuff in ROH soon. Seeing a title vs title match between Steen and Morishima would be the nuts.
In Puro news, Tanahashi finally got dethroned after 13 months as the IWGP champ by Okada who is a relative nobody (one singles match (that was about 3 minutes) in NJPW in before getting this title shot). Tanahashi's reign had definitely served it's purpose and he doesn't need the belt to draw but to give it to Okada instead of Naito, Nagata, Nakamura, Goto, or even MiSu ffs is ridic..
Okada has his first defense on 3/4 vs Tetsuya Naito and it will probably be the first legit MOTY (****1/2+) in any promotion. Naito won't win but he looked fantastic in defeat last year vs Tanahashi for the belt and vs Nakamura in the G-1 finals.
Can you sum up how these big feuds came together, esp what is going on in that main event cos that is odd. Ive not paid any attention to ROH since the back end of last year with the last ppv i saw in full was probably Best in the World but i should start paying more attention to them now the WWE is pretty aidsy overall.
agree with getting rid of the mma-inspired main events. but that is what davey wants, and as long as he is in roh, that is what we are gonna get.(please note, i am huge davey fan, and thing he is the best in ring indy wrestler out there today.) but how is there no world title defence at this show? its a pretty big deal.
i hope that after the steen/jacobs match, they set up steen to finally get his hands on davey at the next NYC show, and then have another steen/generico match at final battle, this time for the world title.
he won a match at final battle 2011 against steve corino. if corino won, steen would be banned forever. if steen won, steen would be reinstated in to roh.
the booking has been kinda hit and miss since best in the world(first major show under the sinclair company). im still holding out hope for the booking to catch up to the in ring product, because it is still the best in the us by far.
davey likes to think he is a ufc fighter lately. he has his "team" of guys. at the last iPPV, the main event was davey vs eddie edwards. eddie had dan "the beast" severn in his corner. it is feeling like mma, over pro wrestling. once steen gets his shot, the pro wrestling feel will return.
[QUOTE=Chargers In 09;31649071]Tag title match should be interesting other than that looks very meh. Wish they'd just hand the belt to Steen on this show and get rid of their ridic MMA style main events. Supposedly NOAH stars are supposed to show up this year in ROH so I'm hopeful to see some fresh stuff in ROH soon. Seeing a title vs title match between Steen and Morishima would be the nuts.
Didn't realize till a few hours before it happened but NJPW had a PPV earlier today. It really didn't look that promising which is sad because NJPW has so much talent but they have too much talent to the point where their PPV only had one singles match. Can't wait to d/l the show and see Okada vs Naito since it'll probably be MOTY until Rock/Cena happens.
Sadly ROH's 10th Anniversary show will be better than the NJPW show. Looking forward to the Bucks vs Briscoes, Maria, and will probably watch (ie: try to get through) the main event. Maybe the motivated Homicide will show up vs Bennett and make that decent. Jacobs vs Steen will probably be ok to though I've only seen one singles match from Jacobs so not sure what to expect.
spoiler on Steen/Jacobs match:
El Generico will probably get involved somehow since him and Steen have a match later this month that will be on Wrestlemania weekend on 3/30.
Last edited by Chargers In 09; 03-04-2012 at 04:50 PM.
As expected Okada vs Naito was the ****. Review from another forum:
after seeing people praise the ROH 10th Anniversary ME, I'm just going to throw this out there.
Okada vs Naito. NJPW 40th Anniversary. ****1/2 - When you compare the two matches, it's like you can see exactly why NJPW is better than ROH right now in terms of match quality.
Okada vs Naito had long term consistent selling. Not so much in Davey/Kyle vs Adam/Eddie. Like, when Okada got his leg hurt badly (do did a move that damaged it), he actually buckled down and sold it, sometimes falling over. Both guys sold their injuries after the match too even. No need to look "uber badass".
Okada vs Naito had move build up and very clear psychology, with some pretty cool spots and moves sprinkled in. ROH's ME... Had a lot of moves, practically no build up, and the psychology was REALLY loose, at best.
Okada vs Naito had control segments. Okada vs Naito had the crowds attention, etc.
Big flaw though: the beginning was very slow until Naito started picking up the offense.
Still, great match.
the above is not my review. all the stars i've seen thrown at it so far have it averaging ****1/2 which I can get behind because it was awesome.