Welcome back loyal readers to this week’s episode of ROH on HDNet. I ranted last week that Ring of Honor has not had any quality tag matches lately. In fact, we were forced to watch two jobber teams battle each other last week. Well it looks like someone was listening because there are two great tag matchups on the card tonight. While the Fourth of July festivities may be over, it looks like ROH has saved some fireworks for this episode. Let’s get right to the action.
Dark City Fight Club vs. ROH World Tag Team Champions Kings of Wrestling
Most weeks this would be the main event, so I am psyched to see this as the opening match. Good things must be in store for us tonight. This is a big opportunity for the DCFC, who have come up small every time they have had a big match. The early part of the contest has the DCFC displaying their power and strength. But the Kings aren’t the champs for nothing. They have Sara Del Rey at ringside and use her interference to gain the upper hand. The Kings display their own brand of smash mouth wrestling with a flurry of European uppercuts and big kicks. Chris Hero lands his “Death Blow”rolling elbow smash for the 1-2…2?!?! I have never seen someone kick out. The DCFC are showing some real heart tonight. Shane Hagadorn throws Hero the loaded elbow pad to finish the job, but the Briscoes run in and drive the Kings from the ring. Half the ROH locker room comes out to try and restore order, but the DCFC and the Briscoes clear them out too. Jay even picks up one of the smaller guys in a “Razor’s Edge”looking hold, and throws him out of the ring on to the other security personnel! Good solid tag match that
Prince Nana Interview
Kyle Durden talks to Prince Nana, who is very pleased with himself and his new crown jewel of The Embassy, the Necro Butcher.
Daizee Haze vs. Jamilia Craft
Christopher Daniels Interview
Kyle Durden interviews Christopher Daniels who will be in the main event up next. He has been chasing Davey Richards for weeks and is looking for a one on one match to decide just who “The Best in the World”really is. He’ll get a shot at Richards tonight, but in a tag team match.
The Embassy Promo
Next we see a quick promo featuring Shawn Daivari. He spouts off on why he joined The Embassy. ROH is really pushing this group as the dominant heel faction in the company. Too bad nobody cares about any of the wrestlers in the group. Forget the B team, back in the day they would have been the nWo D team.
The American Wolves vs. Christopher Daniels & Roderick Strong
This was a great episode this week. Ring of Honor got back to its strength, solid tag team wrestling. The opening match was very balanced. The woman’s match was a nice technical display that you won’t see anywhere else. And the main event, well what more can I say. This was just further proof, in my humble opinion, that the American Wolves are quite simply “The Best in the World”.
Vince DeHoratus lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two kids. He has been a life long wrestling fan and he has passed that love onto his son. Though not quite yet “middle aged and crazy”, he is fast approaching it.
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