Welcome back loyal readers to this week’s episode of ROH on HDNet. The next Ring of Honor pay-per-view is this weekend, Death Before Dishonor VIII. This should be an interesting show leading up to it. Let’s go down to ringside.
Christopher Daniels vs. Bobby Shields
THE PRODIGAL SON HAS RETURNED!!! One of the founding fathers of Ring of Honor, and Pro Wrestling Radio alumni, the Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels makes his return to ROH. Daniels controls the action with a series of arm drags and clotheslines. He gets the quick win with the BME, “Best Moonsault Ever”. Although for my money The Great Muta will always have the best moonsault, you never forget your first one I guess. After the match, Daniels gets on the mic and puts over ROH and then basically calls out the entire roster. Best line of the night, “I don’t have anything to prove, I have something to teach. And I’m going to teach every wrestler in that locker room”. AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE FALLEN ANGEL!!!
Steve Corino Interview
Kyle Durden interviews Steve Corino, who has a match against Colt Cabana later. Corino unveils his list of people he hates. In case you were wondering, the list consists of Keanu Reeves, JD Drew, Chipper Jones, Phillip Brooks, the coat check guy in Helsinki, all Waffle House waitresses, Brian Christopher, Billy Mayes (who is crossed out), and Colt Cabana. Kevin Steen interrupts the interview to do his best psycho Randy Orton impression. After six long months, Kevin Steen and El Generico finally face each other one on one this Saturday in Toronto at the pay-per-view.
Mike Briscoe Interview
Kyle Durden interviews Mike Briscoe. Who the hell is Mike Briscoe, you ask? Well he looks like an old broken down version of the Sandman, in other words he looks like the Sandman. Actually he’s the father of Jay and Mark Briscoe, who have a match the Saturday against the Kings of Wrestling for the ROH World Tag team Titles. And speaking of the Briscoes, they’re up next.
Briscoe Brothers vs. Sid Reeves & Bob Evans
This looks like a squash match to me. One of the strong points of Ring of Honor is their tag team division. Yet it has been weeks since I have seen a really good tag team match. Six months ago, there was a borderline great tag match almost every week on television. Anyway, this match is totally one sided, with Jay Briscoe hitting the “Jay Driver” for the win. Where are the Young Bucks when I need them? Oh that’s right, buried on the TNA depth chart. Never mind.
Colt Cabana vs. Steve Corino
[adinserter block=”1″]Why am I watching Steve Corino wrestle two weeks in a row? Stay on the mic Steve, you make a great manager. Corino takes the match outside the ring and grabs two tables from under the ring. Cabana gains the advantage however and puts the tables end to end with Corino seated at the far end with a chair around his head. Cabana then takes another chair and hurls it along the tables like he’s playing shuffleboard and nails Corino. Unfortunately for Colt this leads to a DQ. When Corino gets up he is busted wide open. No Steve no, please stop blading. Your forehead looks like corned beef at this point. Colt sets up a table in the ring but Kevin Steen runs in and spears Cabana through the table…twice…and neither time broke it. El Generico runs out and the crowd goes nuts as he goes to town on Steen.
Roderick Strong Interview
Kyle Durden interviews Roderick Strong about his thoughts on the upcoming World title match this weekend. As per his attitude lately, he whines and complains about how everyone gets screwed over in ROH.
ROH Death Before Dishonor VIII
No true main event tonight since we have the contract signing between Tyler Black and Davey Richards for their ROH World title match. After the signing, Richards talks about how his fans call him “The Best in the World” (and he is in my humble opinion). And Black says that as long as he has the belt, he is truly the best in the world. Christopher Daniels comes out and tells both men that they have something he wants, Richards’ title of “best in the world” and Black’s ROH World Title. And he’s coming for both.
[adinserter block=”2″]This was a really good episode this week. All the matches did a great job of leading into the pay-per-view. They gave you just a little taste of what you can see this weekend, and it certainly left me wanting more. Tune in again next week for all the fallout from Death Before Dishonor VIII and another exciting edition of Ring of Honor on HDNet. By the way, this you may have noticed that I did not mention myself being in any crowd shots this week. My streak of consecutive weeks on the program has come to an end at eight. A moment of silence please for my now deceased television career. Next stop, feature films.
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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