Welcome back loyal readers to this week’s episode of ROH on HDNet. The ROH Death Before Dishonor VIII pay-per-view was this past weekend. What will the fallout be, let’s go down to ringside and find out.
The Eddie Edwards Ten Minute Hunt
ROH World Television Champion Eddie Edwards comes out to the ring and announces that anyone in the locker room can come out and challenge him. If that wrestler can beat him or last ten minutes, then they will receive a TV Title shot at a later date. Who answers the challenge? Nick Westgate does. Who is that you ask? I have no freaking clue who this guy is. He kind of looks like John Cena, or at least how Cena would have looked in 7th grade. Edwards completely dominates the match, if you can call it that, and uses the Achilles Lock for the win. For the record, young Mr. Westgate failed to last even three minutes let alone ten.
The All Night Express
Austin Aries is backstage with the All Night Express, Kenny King and Rhett Titus. They have a match later against Jerry Lynn and Delirious. A Double brings out a couple of hotties as extra motivation for the boys.
Reggie vs. Sara Del Rey
[adinserter block=”1″]I am a big fan of Sara Del Rey. I don’t think she gets nearly the amount of in ring time that she deserves. She is a great athlete and a heck of a wrestler. Reggie, well I only have one word for her… ABDOMINIZER!!! Why the hell are you wearing a two piece outfit, take some pride in yourself please. I’m not saying you have to be some anorexic ninety pound twig. But damn, do an occasional stomach crunch now and then. Reggie wrestles like she looks, sloppy. I really am having trouble watching this match because of Reggie’s muffin top. Mercifully, Sara ends it in short order with a piledriver. That’s right gang, a piledriver. That’s why I love Sara Del Rey.
Jerry Lynn Interview
Jerry Lynn talks about his near career ending injury at the hands of the All Night Express.
Ricky Reyes vs. “SkullKrusher” Rasche Brown
Poor Ricky has not had much luck since making his return to Ring of Honor. And I don’t think it’s about to change tonight. Brown has had nothing but squash matches since debuting in ROH, but he’s in the ring with a former ROH World Tag team Champion this time. Reyes weathers an early flurry of power moves by Brown and then goes for Brown’s knee. Every time Brown tries to mount some offense, Reyes very wisely goes back to work on the knee. This is definitely the most trouble I have seen Brown in during his time in ROH. Reyes gets a little too cocky and goes to the top rope, only to get caught by Brown who executes his Burning Hammer finisher for the win. Definitely the most entertaining match the “SkullKrusher” has had to date.
Next we see a Delirious video package. He is looking for revenge tonight against Austin Aries and Kenny King for their attack on him. And if we’re talking about the attack, then you know what that means.
Austin Aries is in the ring and announces that he is no longer wrestling but is now concentrating on managing. Aries is following in the footsteps of greats like Mr. Fuji, Percy Pringle, “The Doctor of Style” Slick, and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Or as only A Double can put it, “I’m going to go from the greatest man that ever lived to the greatest man-ager that ever lived”. And to do that he plans on leading the All Night Express all the way to the top. The journey starts next.
The All Night Express vs. Delirious & Jerry Lynn
[adinserter block=”2″]Here is the main event of the evening. Aries is at ringside looking very scholarly with his tweed jacket and pipe. The first half of the match is all Lynn and Delirious. They make the Express look silly and amateurish, which is a little surprising given all the hype they’ve been getting tonight. Finally the Express gain the advantage on Delirious and work him over for the next several minutes. Naturally, they pay special attention to his neck and throat. After several near pin falls, Delirious tags in Lynn and all hell breaks loose. Action is going on both in and out of the ring. Delirious climbs to the top rope but Aries grabs Daizee Haze by the hair and distracts him. Meanwhile, the Express execute a version of the Alabama Jam on Lynn for the win. Looks like they are really rehashing the old Midnight Express angle. I wonder if they’ll start coming out to “Chase” by Giorgio Moroder.
This was only an average episode this week. No real mention of Death Before Dishonor VIII this week. Maybe with a week to prepare they can have some highlights ready for next week’s show. I wasn’t that into the main event, but it was nice to see Rasche Brown finally have a real match for once.
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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