Ring Of Honor
Death Before Dishonor
July 23rd, 2022
A decent but shorter opening match that was for the world title. Claudio is being built as a main guy and Gresham, while he did defend the ROH belt in this down period of the company, isn’t exactly a fantastic selling point to base the company around. The match was fine with it being power vs technical but there was only one realistic way for this to go.
3.5 / 5
Not really a bad match but nothing good either. Even at 9 minutes it dragged and no one was really into it. The trios belt in ROH could use a refresh for sure.
2 / 5
Both guys work this pure style so well. I think Yuta can be a huge star in AEW and ROH because he can wrestle so well outside of matches like this too. Crowd was super into this as well, it had a nice pace and some close calls. Garcia just needs a bit more behind him other than being able to be a technical guy.
3.75 / 5
A very fun high impact lucha style match. Some crazy spots here and both are just so good in the ring. Lee moves around at such a speed and makes its all look like it takes no work. Rush has the size and power but the lucha agility too and could be a huge force in AEW / ROH.
4 / 5
Thankfully this didn’t feel like a 17 minute match. Good mix of technical vs power here. Crowd wasn’t super into it though. Mercedes is good, she’s just misused or underused more so. Deeb I just can’t ever see truly getting over. ROH needs womens matches this though, AEW doesn’t need the ROH belt on it.
2.5 / 5
Its good to see Joe back. This was a fantastic match between two guys with a long history. Good back and forth, a lot of close spots, and Joe overcoming Jays heel tactics. Lethal in AEW hasn’t really had a winning run or anything but it only makes sense for Joe to win.
4 / 5
A match that deserved the main event spot. Two of the best tag teams in the world doing a 45 minute match that felt like a war that was always close and never boring. FTR pulled out all the stops here to put the Briscoes down and it could have gone either way.
4.5 / 5