Watanabe vs. Dalton Castle
First impressions tell me that Dalton Castle is like the Tyler Breeze of Ring of Honor, he has his boys who use fans to cool him down which I like. Early on in this match Watanabe and Dalton Castle were rolling around the ring with each other in the small package position which is something I've never seen before therefore I enjoyed it. Watanabe hit some pretty stiff suplexes to Castle which looked really good.
The ending to the match saw Watanabe take down Castle with some suplexes, he was pandering to the crowd when Dalton Castle caught him from behind with a titawhirl slam move that I really like for the 1...2...3 to defeat Watanabe. I've only been watching Ring of Honor for a week so can someone tell me whether Watanabe is a jobber because it comes across like he is an enhancement talent.
After the match Dalton Castle got on the mic and said that he is the only real man in Ring of Honor, while he says this he has his two boys making a chair with their bodies. This prompts Silas Young to coming out and yelling at him from the top of the steps.
Rating-**1/2, Winner-Dalton Castle
2. Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong Face-to-Face
ROH Commissioner Nigel McGuinness introduces ROH World Champion and ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal. His manager says that Lethal is the World Champion of this company, Lethal then gets on the mic and says that he is the future of the greatest wrestling company in the world.
Nigel gets on the mic and says that Lethal will have to vacate one of his championships because he can't carry two around. Lethal says that he isn't giving up a damn thing, Nigel says that Jay Lethal will have to defend his titles in separate match on the same show.
Nigel says that next week on ROH TV Lethal will defend his TV Title against Mark Briscoe and his ROH World Championship against Roderick Strong at Death Before Dishonor. Lethal says that if that is what it takes to keep both title belts he will do that, Roderick Strong comes out and says that Jay Lethal will walk into Death Before Dishonor but Roderick Strong will walk out of that show with the ROH World Title.
3. Six Man Tag Team Match
The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs. Michael Elgin and reDragon
Before this match the Maria Kennelis convinced Adam Cole to get himself back together after what happened at Best in the World. The Kingdom wore down Michael Elgin for the first half of this match, then Elgin got the hot tag to reDragon whole tore apart The Kingdom with great double team moves and combinations.
These two teams exchange in an all out war, over the top rope dives, superbombs off the top rope and more. Michael Elgin was in this match for a long time, I can already tell why ROH fans don't like Michael Elgin. In the 20 minutes I've seen him wrestle I can already tell he is ROH's Superman (John Cena) character who kicks out of just about everything.
Adam Cole hits Elgin with a Canadian Destroyer into The Jackson's Tag Team Piledriver Move for a 2 count which definitely should have been the end of the match. A brawl breaks out between these two groups, one of the members of reDRagon hits a dropkick to one of the JAckson brothers on the ring barricade. In the ring Elgin gets the hot tag to Kyle O'Reilly who has a series of moves with former tag team partner Adam Cole. Eventually reDragon hit their tag team finisher for the 1...2...3 to win this great six man tag team main event match.
After the match The Jackson Brothers and Maria are standing on the apron as Adam Cole raises the arm of reDragon to signify that he is part of reDRagon? I don't know what's going on but it seemed important.
Rating-****, Winners-Michael Elgin and reDRagon
Overall Show Rating-3.75/5; This show wasn't as good as last week's show, the opener was skippable as it saw Dalton Castle defeat Watanabe. Then there was the Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong face to face segment which I really enjoyed, the main event I really enjoyed. Great six man tag team match between The Kingdom and reDragon with Michael Elgin, although that spot where Michael Elgin kicked out of a Canadian Destroyer into Piledriver sequence was pretty ridiculous.
I would recommend you to check out the Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong face to face and the really good main event six man tag team match.