Ring of Riley: Ring of Honor Review for 08/03/13

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Welcome back to Ring of Riley where I break down each segment and match of Ring of Honor. At the end of the review, I will talk about Riley’s Rewind which is the match that I cannot stop watching and Riley’s Regret which is the most cringe worthy moment of the hour long show. Also I will be awarding a top honor to a wrestler or wrestlers that stole the show; this honor is called Star of the Night. Opening up the show is the Steel Cage Warfare match from last week. Seriously loved seeing Kevin Steen destroy S.C.U.M. Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly are on commentary.

Scott Parker and Shane Matthews (3.0) vs. TaDarius Thomas/ACH (Adrenaline Rush)—the match starts off with the code of honor. ACH kicks off the match with Scot Parker. They go for a lockup and ACH puts him in a side headlock and takes him down. Matthews blatantly cheats in front of the referee as he strikes ACH. Parker takes advantage of the distraction and finally tags in his partner. ACH is trying to fight his way out of his opponents’ corner as Parker comes back in the match. Finally Thomas gets tagged in and is working both of them. He delivers punishing kicks to Parker and goes for the pin but Parker kicks out. Here comes ACH off of the top ropes and he misses. Matthews spears him and Parker goes for the pin but ACH kicks out. TaDarius gets knocked off the apron. Matthews puts ACH in the Boston Crab but ACH gets out. ACH DDTS Parker and scores the win. Winner: Adrenaline Rush

Back from commercial and Nigel McGuinness is in the ring with microphone in hand. He talks about the injury of Jay Briscoe and how he was forced to strip Briscoe of the title. He talks about how that wasn’t easy or his decision to make. He goes on to talk about the tournament for the RoH World Champion. There will be sixteen participants and since S.C.U.M. is now gone they can focus on rebuilding bringing back honor. He says that he is going to focus on the tag team division. Here comes reDRagon to interrupt. Nigel calls them one of the best tag teams and Fish gets on the microphone to gloat and brag. Fish berates the fans in the crowd before turning his attention to Nigel McGuinness. He says that they are there to man up. He tells Nigel to throw out the proving grounds match they have with the Forever Hooligans and make it for the RoH tag team titles. Nigel makes it happen and here comes the American Wolves. Davey Richards tells them to take the Forever Hooligans seriously. Richards goes on to say that he wants a shot at whomever has the titles. Both teams get up in each other’s face before we cut to a commercial break.

Michael Elgin cuts a promo on the RoH World Champion title tournament. He says that he will fight hard for the title.

Silas Young vs. Adam Page—QT Marshall is ringside and is bitching about not being booked for tonight’s show. The winner of this match will earn a spot in the tournament. Marshall gets in the ring and addresses McGuinness. Dude take your sparkly little bathrobe and kick rocks. Page takes
the microphone out his hand and berates him. He tells Nigel that if it wills shut QT up, go ahead and put him in the match. Nigel agrees. Adam and QT shake hands but Silas refuses to do so. Page goes after QT and Silas goes after him but Page knocks him out of the ring. Marshall goes for the pin on Page but Young breaks it up. QT rolls up Silas but Silas kicks out. He goes flying at QT but QT kicks him. Page chops Marshall. Marshall grabs him and flings him in the ropes. Somehow Page goes for the pin but Young breaks it up again. Young gets hit with an enziguri kick and is on the outside of the apron fighting Marshall. Young and Page are on the top rope and is trying to superplex Page but Marshall butts in. They knock Marshall down and Page sends Young flying. Page hits a Cross Body on Page. He dropkicks Marshal and goes for the pin but Marshall pulls him off of Page. Page is on the apron delivering shoulder blocks to Marshall and ends up sending him flying over the top rope. Young goes for the pin but Page kicks out. Marshall sends Page flying from the top rope and Young rolls him up in a small package. Winner: Silas Young

Forever Hooligans vs. reDRagon—this is for the RoH tag team titles. All four men reluctantly do the code of honor. Fish and Romero start off the match. They go for a lockup and Fish backs him up to the ropes before breaking the hold. They go for another lockup and Romero puts Fish on the mat before Fish takes him down. Romero fights out and they go back and forth before doing mat wrestling. Romero does a waist lock takedown. He goes for a kick and misses and they trade knees. Romero takes him down with a dropkick. He tags in Koslov and he goes for a splash before going into a pin. Fish kicks out. Here comes O’Reilly who is getting owned. Koslov takes him down with a dropkick and sends him flying out of the ring. Fish prevents him from going out of the ring but Koslov suicide dives anyway and takes down O’Reilly. All four men are on the ground before the Forever Hooligans get on the apron. Back from commercial and Koslov is working O’Reilly until he tags in Romero. They start fighting with one another before hugging it out. Romero chops O’Reilly and does an inverted atomic drop on him. Fish interferes and O’Reilly sends Koslov flying out of the ring. O’Reilly flies at him and the crowd is going bat shit crazy. Fish gets tagged in and works on Romero. He hits him with a suplex and goes for the pin but Romero kicks out. Here comes O’Reilly and sends his partner flying into Romero. They work well together. O’Reilly goes for the pin but Romero kicks out. He goes for an abdominal stretch/pin combo. Romero kicks out. Fish delivers a beautiful dropkick. He goes for another pin but Romero kicks out.  He delivers kicks to Romero but he counters with an enziguri. Here comes O’Reilly to save his partner but Koslov takes him out. Koslov takes Fish down with a dropkick. He kicks Fish in the head repeatedly and goes for a double foot stomp. He goes for the pin but O’Reilly makes the save. Romero and Koslov send O’Reilly flying to the mat again. They tombstone piledrive him and Koslov goes for the shooting star press. He goes for the pin but O’Reilly interferes. All four men are down in the ring. Tags are made on both sides and Romero and O’Reilly are the legal men. All four men are back in the ring. Fish and O’Reilly work together to take down the Forever Hooligans. They go for Chasing the Dragon but Koslov stops Fish. Romero pins O’Reilly. Winners and new RoH World Tag Teams: Forever Hooligans

Riley’s Rewind—this honor goes to the Forever Hooligans and reDRagon. This match is fucking fantastic as it is action packed and holy shit moments. Forever Hooligans gained a fan in me.

Riley’s Regret—this dishonor goes to RoH for not re-signing Jay Briscoe. Sorry but I’m still pissed at this.

Star of the Night—this honor goes to the Forever Hooligans. This is the first time I had ever seen them wrestle and holy shit this is what tag teams are made of.

In closing, I’m still in love with Ring of Honor and its product. All I can say is keep up the good job. Make sure you all check out http://www.blogtalkradio.com/live-nation-radio-network. We’ll be airing Tuesday at 10pm ET Call in at (347) 945-6363. Have a good night and a better tomorrow!

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