Thursday, September 24, 2015
ROH TV Review - Episode 209
1) Michael Elgin vs. Silas Young
Big Mike is back!! It's his first TV appearance since returning from Japan where he had quite the run in the 25th Annual G1 Climax. The internet buzz has clearly translated to the ROH fanbase as they've re-embraced him as well. This was reiterated by the pop that he got here. I like the choosing of Silas as his first opponent. Mainly because I've liked Silas forever, but yeah. Elgin shows off his power early to wow the crowd before Silas takes over after a DDT on the ring apron. Elgin is forced to be on the defensive at this point which was really the perfect set up for this match considering how popular Big Mike is at the time. Speaking of perfect, this was the exact comeback that Elgin needed in ROH. He broke out the inside out falcon arrow off the second rope that I completely lost my shit for. Silas kicks out in a huge nearfall. Elgin struggles to maintain control and ends up on the outside where Silas pulls back part of the mat. He sets Elgin up for something, BUT ELGIN POWERS HIM UP!! RUNNING POWERBOMB INTO THE RAILING! BIG MIKE!!! He rolls Silas back in the ring and ELGIN BOMB! This one's over!
Match rating - **3/4
2) ACH vs. Caprice Coleman
There's not all that much to talk about here. They did a few cool things, but that's about it. Coleman's triad of northern lights suplexes was awesome. ACH is always entertaining and was here as well despite the fact that his 2015 has been a pretty big step down from 2014. After about 7 or 8 minutes, ACH catches Coleman with a kick, a brainbuster, and a 450 splash to finish him off.
Match rating - **1/4
3) The Briscoes & Hirooki Goto vs. RPG Vice & Kazuchika Okada
Yee yee! Here we go! The first thing I have to mention is how well the CHAOS team of Romero, Beretta, & Okada are meshing together. You can see a vast improvement in how they work together since their trios contest against The Bucks & AJ a month or so ago. Okada even joined in on the fun by doing Trent's slow motion schtick before all three men posed together in the center of the ring. In a more aggressive manner, they repeatedly would knock the two members of the opposing team off the apron to keep one man isolated. RPG Vice & Okada were in control for a lot of this. There was a cool confrontation between Goto & Okada that would happen again in the finishing sequence where Goto had an awesome counter to the rainmaker. The final few minutes were extremely action packed as you'd expect and everything leading up to that was solid. Good main event.
Match rating - ***3/4
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