By TurboMan 10 Comments
Holy Shit folks, we still haven't gotten a Wrestling website for Whiskey Media? Then I guess I'll keep posting these on every site till we get one.
ROH Death Before Dishonor
Holy shit, ROH delivers here.
Eddie Edwards vs. Roderick Stong - This match is easily a MOTY candidate (along with CM Punk/Cena and Edwards/Richards). "The Ringmaster's Challenge" is a brilliant match stipulation that I expect to see more of out of ROH. The conditions for a "Ringmaster's Challenge" match is 2/3 falls, first fall is pinfall only, second fall is submission only, and third fall (if necessary) is a 15 minutes iron man match. The match ended up lasting a little over 40 minutes long, and the entire match was back and forth, making both Strong and Edwards looking like legitimate contenders for Davey Richards title. Roderick hitting Edwards with nine backbreakers in the match looked painful as shit, but at the end of the day, Eddie Edwards got the win over Strong. (Match of the Year contender)
Ladder Wars 3. The Brisco Brothers vs. The All Night Express - Ladder Wars. LADDER WARS! LADDER FUCKING WARS! This match got bloody quick, and there were a number of solid bumps throughout the match. I would say that it was a shame that Edwards vs. Strong happened before this match, since it should have been the main event of the night (and a much better match than this one turned out to be). None the less, this was a good way to end the rivalry for these two tag teams, and I'm happy that All Night Express get their tag team title shot that they deserve.
El Generico vs. Jimmy Jacobs - Technically, this match never ended since Kevin Steen came out of nowhere after being fired two months ago (surprise), but for the fifteen minutes or so until Steen came out, this match was astoundingly good. All three (technically four if you count Steve Corino) of these men are all telling really good stories right now, and Kevin Steen could be the most interesting character in wrestling today. I fucking love that ROH is breaking the fourth wall to let Steen "fuck with the company". Throughout the week this week, the ROH Forums has been down because KEVIN STEEN HACKED INTO THE ROH FORUMS AND SHUT THEM THE FUCK DOWN. I mean, that's a great thread of story right there. I'm personally hoping that everyone involved in this match gets the bump into main event competition soon. The video below is Steen cutting a promo outside of the event Death Before Dishonor was held in.
No ROH Titles were defended - Davey Richards is in Japan right now. The TV title hasn't technically been won by Jay Lethal yet (he wins it next week on ROH's new TV show). The Tag Team Champions (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) both fought in worthless singles matches. There was no point to most of the matches, even though they were all just fine, there was no point in why people were wrestling. Hopefully this is fixed by the weekly TV show, but ROH needs to learn how to have more than 2 feuds at a time.
TNA No Surrender
TNA continues to prove why they are the worst wrestling company on earth
Bobby Roode's Push - Bobby Roode is a wrestler that just looks like he should be a main eventer, and I'm glad to see that he finally might get that long term push that he's deserved for over a year now. He's been with the company for a good long time now, and he deserves a chance to headline a PPV. Winning the "Bound for Glory" series means that he'll get a shot against Kurt Angle. Now, the real question is do I think TNA will actually let its fantastic younger talent win the TNA Championship? The answer is doubtful unfortunately.
Austin Aries vs. Brian Kendrick - It seems that TNA has been making all of the wrong decisions recently with the TNA X Division. They're bringing in new wrestlers that are no good at all, they restricted the weight limit to the lighter guys (sorry Samoa Joe), and every X Division match is the opening match of every TNA event (when they are actually the best matches TNA has to offer). So seeing Aries win in a pretty good match at a PPV gives me a bit of faith for the future of the division. But it also pains me to know that TNA will never give Aries the chance to become a main eventer in that company.
The Entire Show - Bubba Ray had two matches in one night. TWO MATCHES? The main event was a snooze fest between Sting, Mr. Anderson, and Kurt Angle where the end of the match had Angle winning because of Hulk Hogan's interference. Samoa Joe actually put on a boring match. There was a horrible women's match. The tag team match was also really bland. A great handful of talent hasn't been on TNA for a while now, which should cause worries for the company. Overall, the entire PPV was the same quality of a weekly TV show.
WWE Night of Champions
A bit underwhelming overall, but a solid PPV.
Miz/R-Truth vs. Air Boom (Kofi Kingston/Evan Bourne) - In an interview after Triple H became COO of the WWE, he said that he wanted to bring the Tag Team division back as one of the most important divisions in the company. It definitely shows, since Air Boom has been a great team to hold the titles for the past month. The Miz and R-Truth is right now the best storyline going on in the WWE, and it's great that they're becoming the center of Raw recently. Both of them are great at doing the "conspiracy against them" gimmick, and there's a couple of times in the match where they yell at the referee to count the pinfall, and in The Truth's eyes you believe that he really thinks that the ref is going to cost them the match on purpose. The match ended in DQ after The Miz hits a referee in pure frustration.
Mark Henry winning - I don't care if every PPV match that Henry has had wasn't all that good. I do care that Henry has been around WWE for a good 15 years, and that he has deserved this title for a long time. I mean, he did an angle where he impregnated an 80 year old woman who gave birth to a hand for Christ's sake. Henry having the title opens the door for all Smackdown talent to try and challenge him. My fingers are crossed that he holds on to it for a long time, and him and Daniels Bryans have a hell of a match at Wrestlemania.
The crowd during Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix - It's fun to see a crowd give a shit about a Diva's Match. Night of Champions was held in Buffalo, NY which is the hometown of Beth Phoenix. Throughout the match was chants of "Kelly Sucks" and Kelly Kelly was booed out of the arena after another bullshit roll-up pin won her the match. I don't know why she is still the champion, since EVERY MATCH is won with a roll-up pin. Ugh. UGH I SAY!
CM Punk vs. Triple H - This whole match isn't a disappointment. There are a handful of moments that a memorable from this match. CM Punk pulled off a "Shane-O-Mac" and gave Triple H an elbow drop through the Spanish Announce Table. Triple H gave a stiff chair shot to CM Punk's leg while it was wrapped around the ring post. This match unfortunately unfolded into a late WCW main event match, meaning there were about five or six interferences at the end and it made the ending bullshit no matter what.
Ranking The Big 3
- ROH - Death Before Dishonor IX
- WWE - Night of Champions 2011
- TNA - No Surrender 2011