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PROGRESS Wrestling “Chapter 40: Intercepted Angel” Review

(Writer’s note: Apologies for the delay on this review. A combination of more work, sudden internet issues, and blatant procrastination made this take a while.) After a double-booking at the Ritz in Manchester, Progress Wrestling finds itself making their Sheffield debut. Here, Jimmy Havoc and Marty Scurll face off in a no-disqualification match for a future Progress Championship match. And, the new Progress Champion Pete Dunne makes his first defense of the title against the technical wizard, Zack Sabre Jr. It’s Chapter 40, Intercepted Angel! The New Nation (Alexander Henry and…

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ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Review

ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Review London, England York Hall Before the event it was announced that Bobby Fish would not be able to compete, so reDragon would not be taking on the Addiction and the Motor City Machine Guns. Instead, Kyle O’Reilly took on Travis Banks. Lio Rush vs. Dalton Castle As Rush walked to the ring, Kelly and Corino mentioned that he tweaked his knee the night before in a match with Donovan Dijak. They put went on to put over the match and make…

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ROH 12/17/16 TV Review

ROH 12/17/16 TV Review Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2300 Arena The show this week started off with a video recap of Kyle O’Reilly defeating Adam Cole for the ROH World Heavyweight title at Final Battle. The episode is the first from the ROH “Aftermath” tapings from Philadelphia, two days after Final Battle. Kyle O’Reilly came down to the ring for the traditional championship promo. He spoke about how Ring of Honor’s title represents the best wrestling on the planet and that he is now the best wrestler on the planet by being…

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New ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly Interview

New ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly Interview Before Ring of Honor’s Final Battle event, new ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly sat down and shared his thoughts about his career and the biggest match of his life against then champion Adam Cole. O’Reilly came off as unassuming and mild-manner the entire time, speaking matter-of-factly about his considerable success even before winning the title. He described his wrestling career humbly, asserting that he is just like anyone else who has the desire to come a professional wrestler. “A lot of guys probably…

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ROH 12/02/16 Final Battle Review

ROH 12/02/16 Final Battle Review NYC, New York Hammerstein Ballroom Full disclosure before I begin this review: I was live in attendance for Ring of Honor’s return to the Hammerstein Ballroom for Final Battle. This is one of my favorite venues to see a wrestling event and to say that I was a thrall to frenetic anticipation would be an understatement. Also, I had four shots of espresso before the show. Take that for what you will as you read on. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara vs. The Tempura Boyz (Sho…

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ROH 11/26/16 TV Review

ROH 11/26/16 TV Review Baltimore, Maryland William J Meyers Pavilion The show this week was the third taped episode from television tapings that took place on october 29th and is the final show before Final Battle. First Match: Lio Rush vs. Jonathan Gresham Alex Shelley joined Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino on commentary before the match and immediately began putting the two men over, as well as pointing out that Rush’s shoulder was heavily taped,which would be a “shining beacon” for Gresham. The match started amicably, as both adhered to…

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ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Review

ROH 11/18/16 Reach for the Sky Tour Liverpool Review Liverpool, England Liverpool Olympia Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino welcome us to night one of Ring of Honor’s tour of the United Kingdom and the action kicked out shortly thereafter. Frankie Kazarian vs Lio Rush Before the match began Kelly and Corino spoke about the cursing rules in the UK and Corino said that everything is fair game, as the English over the used the “c” word like it’s going out of style. As always, it’s these little quips between the…

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ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London Results

ROH 11/20/16 Reach for the Sky Tour London London, England York Hall Credit: Daniel Richardson Before the event it was announced that Bobby Fish would not be able to compete, so reDragon would not be taking on the Addiction and the Motor City machine Guns. Instead, Kyle O’Reilly took on Travis Banks. Lio Rush vs. Dalton Castle Castle wins via pinfall after hitting the Bang-a-Rang Rush. Victorious in London and now @theDALTONcastle has his sights set on @ColtCabana 🇬🇧 #ROHUK pic.twitter.com/HcqNa2Q84O — ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) November 20, 2016 The Addiction…

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ROH 10/22/16 Road to Final Battle Lakeland Review

ROH 10/22/16 Road to Final Battle Lakeland Review Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center This was the second Road to Final Battle event emanating from Lakeland, Florida. The card featured Silas Young’s first ROH World Heavyweight championship opportunity. Due to Chris Sabin’s knee injury, a change in the announced card was precipitated. Alex Shelley teamed with Jay White instead, facing off against The Cabinet. Kevin Kelly started the show alone, as he reported that Steve Corino told ROH officials that he would not be able to make it to the show….

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ROH 10/21/16 Road to Final Battle Ft. Lauderdale Review

ROH 10/21/16 Road to Final Battle Ft. Lauderdale Review Ft. Lauderdale, Florida War Memorial Auditorium A week after the Glory by Honor shows ROH started on the Road to Final Battle, which will take place on December 2nd in New York City. The show was the first of a two night set with the company. Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino were on commentary for the event. The Cabinet (Caprice Coleman & Kenny King) vs. Leon St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali Kenny King grabbed a mic before the match began and…

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