Ring of Riley
With Riley Ross
Welcome back to Ring of Riley where I break down each segment and match on Ring of Honor. At the end of the review, I will give out honors for Riley’s Rewind which is the best match, Riley’s Regret which is worst match or segment, and to cap it the review, I will award a wrestler with Star of the Night. Each honor will have a brief justification as to why they were awarded the honor or dishonor. On tonight’s show we get more matches from the Ring of Honor World Title tournament.
Brian Fury vs. Matt Taven—Taven is accompanied to the ring by the male version of Lady Gaga, Truth Martini and two of his Hoopla Hotties. The match starts off with the two shaking hands. They go for a lockup but Taven dodges him. He goes to his corner for safety and reassurance from the two hotties that are ringside with him. Fury goes after him and punches him. Fury goes for a quick pin but Taven kicks out. They chain wrestle for a bit and Fury goes for another pin but Taven kicks out. Taven fights back and takes him down, while Sir Gaga does a lap around the ring. Fucking sweet neckbreaker from Fury, Martini tries to interfere but Nigel pulls him off of the apron. One of the Hoopla hotties interferes and delivers a Hurricanrana. Taven frogsplashes his opponent and goes for the pin but Fury kicks out. Fury slams him down and goes for the pin but Taven kicks out. Taven nails him with a DDT. Winner and still Champion: Matt Taven
A promo by Mark Briscoe is shown. He loudly lets everyone know that he is still there. What the fuck is a concuthion? Oh a concussion, sorry bro but I couldn’t understand you. That southern accent and lisp made it hard for me to understand the words that were coming out of your mouth.
Michael Elgin comes out to the ring to address the Ring of Honor crowd. He says that nothing is more important than the Ring of Honor World title to him. He says its true the title could have been handed to him but he doesn’t want it like that. He also goes on to state that he isn’t worried about anyone else in the tournament. Here comes Kevin Steen to call him a liar. He says that Elgin is worried about Steen. They exchange words and here comes Michael Bennett to interrupt. He verbally unloads on Steen and Elgin and says they were given opportunity after opportunity. Before he can continue his rant here comes Tommaso Ciampa. He gets in the ring and has a stare down with Steen before declaring he will be the next Ring of Honor World Champion. He pushes Steen before leaving the ring.
ACH vs. Karl Anderson—the match starts off with them adhering to the code of honor. Anderson and ACH start off with a lockup and Anderson puts him in the corner. He backs off and they go for another lockup and ACH puts him in a side headlock. He sends ACH flying into the ropes and gets taken down by a shoulder block from ACH. ACH executes a beautiful Hurricanrana that sends Anderson flying to the outside of the ring. He goes for a suicide dive but Anderson moves and ACH stops the momentum. Anderson gets back in the ring and he takes ACH down. Anderson gets put on the ropes by ACH and then he kicks him down. He delivers an uppercut to ACH. He kicks him in the kidneys before punching him again. He sends ACH into the ropes but he blocks himself from flying to the other side. Anderson goes charging at him and ACH sends him flying over the top rope. He goes for a dive but Anderson moves out of the way and ACH lands on his feet. Anderson dropkicks him. Back from commercial and Anderson does a standing suplex on ACH. He stomps ACH down to his knees and stands on him while using the ropes. ACH ducks under the ropes to catch a breather. ACH goes for a quick pin but Anderson kicks out. Anderson somehow reverses it and goes for a pin while beating the snot out of ACH. He scoops him up and slams him down. ACH starts kicking away at Anderson before cornering him and punching him. He sends Anderson flying into the ropes and ends up sending him over the ropes. He does a beautiful fucking dive that sends Anderson careening into the floor. He goes to the top rope and nails him with a cross body. He goes for the pin but Anderson kicks out. ACH goes for another pin but Anderson kicks out again. He goes to the top rope but Anderson kicks him. Both men are on the top rope but ACH pushes Anderson down. He jumps but Anderson moves out of the way. Anderson does a beautiful running powerbomb on ACH. ACH fights back and goes for the pin but Anderson kicks out. Anderson tries to roll him up but ACH rolls thru. ACH is back on the top rope and he flies but misses. Anderson hits him with an Ace Crusher. Winner: Karl Anderson
Adam Cole vs. Mark Briscoe—the match starts off with them shaking hands. Briscoe and Cole go for a lockup and they are jockeying for power and position. Briscoe sends him flying into the ropes and dodges a superkick from Cole. Cole puts him in a side headlock and Briscoe sends him flying into the ropes and takes him down. Cole does another takedown and dropkicks Briscoe. He goes for the Northern Lights but Cole kicks out. After much back and forth action, Briscoe nails Cole with the Froggy Bow. He is down on the mat along with Cole. After both men are up Cole delivers a superkick and a Jay Driller to Briscoe. Winner: Adam Cole
Riley’s Rewind—this honor goes to Adam Cole and Mark Briscoe for having one helluva match. This match had me screaming along with the crowd. This is the match that sets the bar for other matches. Action packed and a nail biter.
Riley’s Regret—I have no complaints about this show. Fanfuckingtastic as always.
Star of the Night—this goes to ACH for wowing me with his sweet wrestling moves. This is why I love Ring of Honor everyone gets a chance to shine and to show off their amazing talents.
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