Why yes, there IS a PPV this Sunday.
The card for tonight’s show looks ridiculous.
a rematch of the World Title match from the Tokyo Dome this year,
also a rematch of the classic World Title match from 3/4/12 that hooked
me on this promotion for good.
Nakamura/Honma.. can the ultimate
underdog finally pull out a win, against the King of Strong Style no
less? Crowd is going to be rabid for a Honma
victory, despite taking on the most popular guy in the company.
not a match you would pencil in as a MOTYC, but Fale has proven his
worth this year. He’s wrestling the modern day HBK, the guy that has me
convinced that Fritz had an illegitimate child in Japan back in ’76, who grew
up to have the discipline that Kerry didn’t.
Styles/Goto.. a match I circled
immediately when the blocks were announced. This should steal the show.
Styles has been a complete beast so far, and Goto is a top-of-the-line
MOTY-caliber guy. If this isn’t the best match on the card, then Okada
did it again~!
Undercard looks like nothing special and hopefully
moves along quickly, but does include Shibata/Benjamin II. There is NOTHING like watching these live.
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MICHAEL ELIGN VS. ADAM COLE (c)
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
DANIELS & KAZARIAN VS. REDRAGON (KYLE O’REILLY & BOBBY FISH) (c)
THE RING POST
TAVEN VS. JAY LETHAL W/ TRUTH MARTINI (c)
HARDY/MICHAEL BENNETT W/ MARIA VS. JAY & MARK BRISCOE
STEEN VS. SILAS YOUNG
STRONG W/ ADAM PAGE VS. CEDRIC ALEXANDER
VS. TAKAAKI WATANABE VS. CAPRICE COLEMAN VS. TADARIUS THOMAS VS. BJ WHITMER VS.
higher if Jim Ross was doing the play-by-play, though. Kevin Kelly was dreadful
at getting these angles over. His contrived and forced announcing made it
evident how vital it is to have a play-by-play announcer that can really get
Nevertheless, this still looks a good PPV. Kevin Steen vs. Silas Young will be a crazy, stiff fight. I am not a fan of Roderick Strong, but I like the psychology-esque buildup for his upcoming match against Alexander. I’m expecting the tag team title match to steal the show. And Elign vs. Cole should be a very good main event. Cole has done a good job at developing a contemptible heel persona. The fans really want to see him get his comeuppance for being a repulsive and despicable champion, so I’m expecting they finally pull the trigger and put the title on Elign.
You can't possibly go wrong betting on a predetermined sport!
Can you plug my UFC 155 preview article on your blog? I'll also be doing a full recap of the show on Saturday night/Sunday morning if anyone's interested.
Just doing my part to get people excited for the PPV. If this does a huge buyrate, it'll probably be credited to Cena/Laurinaitis, but here's hoping the ROH boys can benefit from the halo effect!