Friday, July 29, 2011

ROH Best in the World 2011: Better Late Than Never PPV Flashback Report

Richards vs. Edwards II



While I was not able to watch ROH Best in the World live because my occupational commitments this summer greatly limited internet access, I finally was able to watch the show's replay over the course of two off days. Watching the show 5 weeks later was interesting. I managed to avoid spoilers for the whole show but so much news since the show broke out that it felt rather bizarre to be watching the show now. The Kings of Wrestling are almost guaranteed to be going to the WWE (and Colt Cabana may not be far behind). Homicide and Christopher Daniels have made commitments to other promotions and Kevin Steen had appeared on an Evolve show. Meanwhile, Kenny King, Rhett Titus, Kyle O'Reilly, and Adam Cole have stepped up to near-main event level performers, and Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas have signed contracts and seem to be committed for the relative long haul. So, as uncertain as ROH's future seems to be, their is still potential for future greatness. With that in mind, I watched Ring of Honor's Best in the World, which took place in the famous Hammerstein Ballroom.


Show Review:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Match Spotlight Series #22: A.J. Styles vs. Sean Waltman from TNA No Surrender 2005



This week we look at another TNA Match. Sean Waltman had a huge comeback in 2011 at Chikara King of Trios 2011, but he did have some real good matches way-back-when in TNA. This is one of those matches.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Match Spotlight #21 : A.J. Styles vs. Jerry Lynn vs. Low Ki



To continue on the X-Division theme, this week I review the follow up to the crowning of the first X-Division champion. Low Ki had won the title since then, and he was defending it here against Jerry Lynn and A.J. Styles.

Match Review:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Match Spotlight Series #20 : A.J. Styles vs. Low Ki vs. Jerry Lynn vs. Psicosis



Another free match from TNA this week. This was the match to crown the first TNA X-Division Champion; I'm reviewing it in honor of TNA doing an X-Division themed PPV tonight. The match was a 4 corner double elimination match.

Match Review:

Monday, July 4, 2011

Match Spotlight Series #19: Pinkie Sanchez vs. Soldier Ant from Chikara The Germans 2011



This time we take a look at Pinkie Sanchez vs. Soldier Ant from a Chikara Podcast-A-Go-Go. Pinkie was once undercover in the Colony as Carpenter Ant, but revealed himself to be Pinkie and a member of the BDK at the 2009 season finale.

This show, and all Chikara shows can be purcahsed at SmarkMarkVideo.com

Thoughts on the Match: