Ring of Honor TV 30/1/16 Review

Air Date: 30/1/16

Roderick Strong (c) vs. Masada (RoH World Television Championship)

I tweeted about how cool of an idea this match was when it was first booked (which Masada favourited, nice vanity searching mate). I really like the idea of bringing in random outside talent every now and then, it really helps freshen things up and makes the shows more exciting. The story of this match was Masada trying to prove he is more than just a death match guy and has actual wrestling skills. He looked alright in that regard but should definitely stick to death matches. Roderick Strong retains with a knee strike ** ½

Bobby Fish comes out again after the match, according to commentary he was here to “troll” Roddy again. Ugh. Fish wants a rematch for the title but Strong refuses again. This was basically the same segment as after the Stevie Richards match.

Colby Corino (w/BJ Whitmer) vs. Punisher Martinez (2016 Top Prospect Tournament First Round)

Colby looked good with some brief offence here and there but other than that this was basically a mugging of Colby by the big scary looking monster Martinez. Credit to Colby, he sold the beating very well. Punisher Martinez wins after a South of Heaven chokeslam * ¾

After the match Whitmer tells Colby to confront Mr Wrestling 3. I am not normally a fan of Whitmer but he had some good lines here, talking about how Steve has a new family now. Mr Wrestling 3 refuses to acknowledge he is Steve Corino so Whitmer destroys Colby with several exploder suplexes. Again, Colby sold them like death very well. I am still not a fan of this angle at all but this wasn’t the worst segment in the world.

We get a recap of the Adam Cole/Jay Lethal angle from last week.

ReDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) vs. Adam Cole and Jay Lethal (w/Truth Martini and Taeler Hendrix)

Very good back and forth match, Cole and Lethal worked well together while still getting over the fact they are feuding which is an impressive feat. The finishing stretch to this was also a lot of fun with some stiff looking strikes and fighting spirit spots from Kyle. Kyle O’Reilly pins Adam Cole after hitting Chasing the Dragon *** ¼

Overall: 4.5

Not a great show here, nothing apart from the main event really stood out or carried a lot of weight to it. The main event was a fun match but the rest of the show is very skippable.


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