By Darren Gutteridge
ROH TV Hits
The Addiction and Kamaitachi vs. Kazuchika Okada and Roppongi Vice: Excuse the pun, but the ending of this match was Chaos. Thankfully, it was the good kind of chaos. Whilst not a main event that will live long in the memory, it was entertaining, and I was genuinely surprised to see the Addiction pick up the win. I felt this way partly because I felt they would slip on a banana peel and allow RPG Vice to join Ladder War 6 at All Star Extravaganza, but mostly because ROH stars almost never beat New Japan stars. Someone make note of this, it may be a while before it happens again!
ROH TV Misses
War Machine vs. Taylor and Lee: Something still isn’t clicking with this feud even though I thought this was a step in the right direction. The verbiage of Keith Lee and Raye Rowe, which I liked quite a lot, pointed to this match being a fight. But it was basically a normal wrestling match until the DQ finish. Despite the Miss for the muddled presentation however, I did like the ending with the powerbomb through the chairs, clearly signifying that this isn’t over.
Guerrillas of Destiny vs. The Cabinet: The content of the match was OK, though not memorable at all. The Miss is for the haphazard set-up. Heel vs. Heel is never great, especially when it is for no good reason. Couple that with a win for the GoD, a part time ROH team at best (though one I would like to see more of), over the newly formed and desperate for wins faction of the Cabinet. More ass backwards booking from ROH.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Jake Barnett co-hosting the Boom and Dot Net Weekly combo show. Jason and Jake discuss Becky Lynch announcing her pregnancy, Alberto Del Rio being accused of sexual assault, WWE's IC Title tournament, Mike Tyson appearing at AEW Double Or Nothing, Undertaker's Last Ride documentary, AEW Dynamite and NXT TV thoughts, and more...