ROH 15th Anniversary Show

ROH 15th

Very rarely do I order the ROH PPVs (especially given their price compared to all the wrestling I get for my 9.99…) but I normally buy the Final Battle shows and the Anniversary Shows. Sadly due to me buying it through the Fite App I’m unable to screengrab, so you’ll have to do with some pictures I managed to find via google images… hooray!

The Card:

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The Expedition of Gold Continues on for the Hardys, even without TNA!

ROH World Title Match – Christopher Daniels vs. Adam Cole (C)

Las Vegas Street Fight for the ROH Tag Team Titles – The Hardys (Matt and Jeff Hardy) (C) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) vs. Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero).

Bully Ray and The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe) vs. War Machine (Raymond Rowe and Hanson) and Davey Boy Smith Jr.

ROH TV Title Match – Lio Rush vs. Marty Scurll (C)

ROH Six-Man Tag Team Title Match – Dalton Castle and his Boys vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan)

Jay Lethal vs. Bobby Fish

Six-Man Mayhem Match for a shot at the ROH TV Title – Cheeseburger vs. Silas Young vs. Punishment Martinez vs. Chris Sabin vs. Hangman Page vs. Frankie Kazarian.

Jay White vs. Kenny King

Note: Full Spoilers From Here On Out!

The Good:

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I’m so happy for Marty Scurll, who for some reason never got a look in from WWE or Japan. Glad he’s found a big company to work for.

The main event told a fantastic story. From the video package of Daniels breaking down and crying about this being his last chance after being with ROH (on and off) for 15 years and never having won the big one, to Cole being a young arrogant prick, this was set up perfectly. The added turn with Kazarian, who seemingly turned on Daniels to join the Bullet Club leading into the show only to help Daniels out here, was a nice touch as well. The final image of Daniels holding not only the ROH World Title of the modern day, but the original title as well was top stuff.

The Tag Title match was nuts. I felt sorry for RPG Vice who were clearly presented here as the third wheel in a potential dream match, especially Trent, who took some awful bumps (and a superkick to the mouth with thumbtacks poured in… gah!)

The ROH TV title match and the Lethal v Fish matches were the top two from purely an in-ring perspective. They may not have had the storyline like the main event or the gimmicks of the tag title match, but they stole the show.

Jay White vs. Kenny King and the Six-Way match were fine for what they were. No complaints and they got the show off to a strong start.

The Bad:

Obviously the Six-Man Tag Team Title match wasn’t great, but that was through no fault of their own. TK O’Ryan breaking his shins on the guardrail meant the match had to be rushed to a finish. It’s in the right section, but it’s not due to the people involved (well, not on purpose anyway!)

Bully Ray and the Briscoes vs. War Machine and Davey Boy Smith Jr. was just there. A filler match, but a filler match with a team in the Briscoes that have been with the company since the start, so it felt unjust. Ah well.

Overall Thoughts:

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*Gasp!* An actual screengrab!

An extremely strong show, the main event had great storytelling, the tag title match had crazy weapon-based shenanigans and the TV Title and Lethal/Fish matches had amazing in-ring action. A fine PPV from ROH.

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