Csonka’s ROH TV Review 4.19.17
Csonka’s ROH TV Review 4.19.17
– Chris Sabin defeated Caprice Coleman @ 9:20 via pin [**¾]
– Roppongi Vice (Romero & Berreta defeated Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara @ 9:12 via pin [***]
– Silas Young, Hangman Page, Jay White, & Jay Lethal defeated Colt Cabana, Lio Rush, Hanson, & Bobby Fish @ 17:40 via pin [***½]
Caprice Coleman w/Kenny King vs. Chris Sabin: This is part of the Rebellion (King, Coleman, Titus, Taylor) vs. The Machine Guns & Friends (White & Gresham) feud. They locked up, with Coleman trying to piss off Sabin by ruffling his hair and shoving him around. After some back and forth action, Sabin fired up with strikes and kicks, he then picked up the pace and hit an enziguri and a side slam for the near fall. Sabin then hit the PK on King from the apron. To the floor, Sabin allowed himself to get distracted and Coleman poked him in the eyes. Lio Rush arrived to try and even the odds as Coleman hits a missile dropkick for 2. Post break, Coleman worked the heat, hitting rolling northern lights suplexes. Sabin fought back, hitting a PK and then a missile dropkick. Sabin then hits the falcon arrow (HE DID THE DEAL) for a near fall. Coleman countered out of the cradle shock, and then hit a RANA for a near fall. Coleman up top, the sky splitter misses, Sabin then wipes out King with a cannonball. Rush and King get involved, allowing Sabin to score the win a sunset flip. Chris Sabin defeated Caprice Coleman @ 9:20 via pin [**¾] Pretty good outing, the pacing was good, but the extra curriculars from Rush and King held it back.
– We get highlights from last week, where Bully & The Briscoes won the trios titles.
Roppongi Vice (Romero & Berreta vs. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara: Romero and Burger to begin, they trade forearm strikes and shoulder blocks, it breaks down with RPG Vice clearing the ring. Post break, Romero works over Burger with the forever clotheslines until Burger hits a palm strike and tags in Ferrara; Berreta also tags in but Ferrara runs wild with the flatliner and scores a near fall. Berreta posts himself and falls to the floor, Ferrara follows with a suicide dive, but Romero wipes him out with a knee strike off of the apron. Back in the ring, and Vice double teams Ferrara and gets a near fall off of a double team knee strike. Burger saves Ferarra from strong zero, runs wild with palm strikes as Ferrara hits a code red for the near fall. Burger tried to fight on his own, sending Romero to the floor and following with a plancha. Ferrara fights off Berreta, they go back and forth until Ferrara plants Berreta with the German; Berreta cuts off a tornado DDT, leading to strong zero and the Roppongi Vice victory. Roppongi Vice (Romero & Berreta defeated Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara @ 9:12 via pin [***] Roppongi Vice are a great tag team, while Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara have developed into a great babyface/underdog team. Unfortunately that looks to be ending as Ferrara was once again frustrated and left Burger post match. This was a good and fun match.
– Next week we get the finals of the Top Prospect Tournament, featuring Josh Woods & John Skyler.
Silas Young, Hangman Page, Jay White, & Jay Lethal vs. Colt Cabana, Lio Rush, Hanson, & Bobby Fish: This is the wildcard tag, with the teams picked “at random.” The winning team moves onto a four-corner survival match, with the winner getting an ROH Title shot. White and Cabana to begin, well that was until Rush tagged himself in. So the friends kick this off, and they work a nice, clean professional wrestling match. Nice clean work, done at a fun pace; White countered a RANA, and then they worked onto a standoff. Young mockingly clapped for them, he wanted the tag so White tagged him in. Hanson then tagged himself in and Young backed off and then chopped Lethal for the tag and it broke down into an all out brawl. Post break, and Cabana had the heat on Lethal, working quick tags with his team, keeping Lethal isolated in their corner. Page gets in a cheap shot to help Lethal, tags himself in and that upsets Lethal who doesn’t want to play that way. Young and Page dirtied it up, taking control over Fish. Lethal tries to tag in, but Young then tags himself in and continues to work over Fish. Young and Page continue to tag only each other and we go to another break. Post break, Fish is sent to the floor, allowing Page to hit the shooting star press off the apron; back in and Young maintains control, scoring a near fall. Fish fights off the double teams, suplexing Page into Young, Fish tags in Hanson, he runs wild with corner clotheslines. Cabana helps by tossing in opponents for more clotheslines and Rush tags in. He and Hanson work together and score a near fall on Page. It breaks down, Team Cabana runs wild and Rush gets a near fall on Lethal off of the DDT. Rush then hits a dive, back in and takes out Lethal; Young cuts him of with the back breaker, Fish and White back in and White hits a dragon suplex. Hanson decapitates him with a lariat, but Page returns to take out Hanson. Lethal combo on Cabana, Page looks for the tag but short arm Lethal and bails. Kazarian arrives and attacks page, as they brawl to the back. Rush returns, superkicks Lethal, powerbombs him and the frog splash eats knees; lethal injection and Rush is done. Silas Young, Hangman Page, Jay White, & Jay Lethal defeated Colt Cabana, Lio Rush, Hanson, & Bobby Fish @ 17:40 via pin [***½] This was a very good and action packed main event, with the crowd invested into it and the work playing off of past/established issues. This was a good way to close the show.
– End scene.
– Thanks for reading.