Sunday, September 21, 2014

ROH TV Review - Death Before Dishonor XII Night 1 Highlights - September 21st, 2014

ROH TV Review - September 21st, 2014

The show opens with a solid promo from Christopher Daniels & Kazarian talking about addictions. I thought this was great because I was wondering how/why Daniels & Kaz chose "The Addiction" as their new name and this promo gave us some insight on that. The crux of it is that the people in the crowd are the addicts and Daniels & Kaz are The Addiction.

1) The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. The Kingdom (Adam Cole & Mike Bennett)
The first thing I'd like to touch on is how fantastic The Kingdom is. I wasn't a big fan of Michael Bennett, but after his tag match w/Matt Hardy vs The Briscoes at Best In The World, I'm sold on him. He's a perfect fit with Adam Cole as they are both fantastic heel characters which makes for an awesome stable. They put in a solid performance here in the ring, although The Addiction was the highlight of this match for me as they continue to prove that they deserve to be back in ROH. Great tag match.

Match rating - ***1/2

2) Michael Elgin (c) vs. Silas Young - ROH World Title Match
As a fan of Silas Young, I was looking forward to this despite being disappointed with how Elgin's title run has been thus far. Unfortuntately Young wasn't enough to make this match as good as I felt it should have been. It was pretty dull and basic until the closing sequence that saw Young get belly to belly suplexed out of the ring through a table then make his way back into the ring to have a great exchange with Elgin before being put away with repeated powerbombs. Aside from the final moments, this wasn't on the level of most ROH main events. Good match none the less, just not as great as I expected.

Match rating - ***1/4

Overall thoughts: Solid edition of ROH TV this week. It wasn't on the level of recent weeks, but it was still a fun hour of wrestling. There's nothing here worth going out of your way to see although I would recommend checking it out. Especially since these are PPV matches being given away for free on TV.

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