ROH TV Review - February 8th 2014
by Ethan Lewis
1) Adrenaline Rush vs. Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer
What a great opening match this was! Fast paced tag team action at its finest here as all four men delivered a quality performance. The whole match was kept at a high pace, but it all really broke down near the end as all four men were in the ring. Jacobs hit a huge spear knocking ACH off the apron allowing he and Whitmer to hit their finisher on the other member of Adrenaline Rush to get the victory. Great match and phenomenal way to start the show.
Match rating - 8/10
2) Raymond Rowe vs. Hanson - Top Prospect Tournament Finals
Last week, I saw Hanson compete and was impressed with how agile he was for a big guy. He continued to impress me this week along with his opponent, Raymond Rowe. Both guys are pretty big, but they kept a good pace in this match. They had some good exchanges and traded backdrop drivers which was awesome. It was a very physical bout that ended with Hanson getting the victory. Really good match.
Match rating - 7.5/10
3) Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven - ROH TV Championship Match
This was one hell of a three way match. Nonstop, fast paced action from the time the bell rang. Lethal took control after a few minutes throwing both men to the outside. He then delivered dives to each man on opposite sides of the ring. He did this atleast 3 times and it was amazing to watch. Lethal has always been fun to watch in the ring. I was impressed by Taven and Ciampa in this match as well. They are both great athletes. Ciampa showed why he deserves to be champion by putting in a outstanding performance here and retaining his championship!
Match rating - 9/10
Overall thoughts: I really enjoyed this week's episode of Ring of Honor. All of the matches were really good. The tag match was a great opener with some solid action, Rowe/Hanson was a nice physical big man battle, and the three way main event was an awesome, fast paced bout! I'd definitely recommend checking out this week's show if you missed it!