Ring Of Honor – Death Before Dishonor 2023 (Wrestling Review)

Ring Of Honor

Death Before Dishonor

Trenton, New Jersey

July 21st, 2023


Singles Match
Gravity vs. Komander (w/Alex Abrahantes)

Not an amazing opener but it was fine. Kommander not ending the match to get a big finisher spot in and that costing him the match was a great way to do this though. 

2.75 / 5

ROH World Television Title Match
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Dalton Castle (w/Brandon & Brent)

This was a fun but pointless match. Dalton is over and a blast to watch with his antics. Joes run here has been fine but sort of lackluster. He doesn’t defend it a lot and it hasn’t been super interesting so its about time to change it up. Joe cheating here and then having to put up with Daltons stuff all match was the best part.

3.5 / 5

ROH World Tag Team Title Four Way Match
The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) (w/Alex Abrahantes) (c) vs. Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta) vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) (w/Maria Kanellis-Bennett) vs. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis)

A nonstop spot and dive fest between four teams. This was exactly what you wanted and expected it to be. Hopefully Aussie will defend the belts more as new champs but this was just a lot of fun. 

4 / 5

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Title Match
The Mogul Embassy (Bishop Kaun, Brian Cage & Toa Liona) (w/Prince Nana) (c) vs. Leon Ruffin & Six Or Nine (Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi)

The six man tag has no real division. There aren’t many real teams and no threats. At no time did I think The Embassy would lose to a random team. There were some good spots here though. 

3 / 5

ROH Pure Title Match
Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Daniel Garcia

This was just okay. Garcia can wrestle and getting the belt here would have been fine but he’s also just a bit too comical to always work. Shibata is a safe choice as an attraction still even if his Pure Rules matches aren’t hitting the same draw they use to. 

2.5 / 5

Fight Without Honor Match
Stu Grayson & The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent) vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds, Evil Uno & John Silver)

This was a lot of fun ignoring that the story hasn’t made much sense. This was the typical 6 man hardcore spot fest. They all bled and put in some good spots and Uno really shined here. The big final ladder table spot was brutal too. 

4 / 5

ROH World Title Match
Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. PAC

This was a fine match. Both guys just beat each other down as expected. The table spot was good and it had its moments just something felt off like it never truly hit its stride. Add in the awful ending and that didn’t help. 

3 / 5

ROH Women’s World Title Match
Athena (c) vs. Willow Nightingale

Shocking ending here. Good hard hitting match though just not the ending anyone expected especially after the Owen Hart finals. 

3 / 5

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