ROH Final Battle 2010 Review

Jerome Cusson

Jerome Cusson has been a professional wrestling fan since late 1994. Having started out as a fan of WWF, he eventually expanded his horizons into WCW and ECW. After the unfortunate deaths of these two companies, Jerome's interest in wrestling nearly came to an end before he discovered independent wrestling. Let the love/hate relationship with wrestling continue.

7 Responses

  1. wrsisyphus2 says:

    So that’s why the fans in NY seemed so angry with the Briscoes. I’m with you; ROH fans are really annoying a lot of the time.

  2. JP says:

    Really good review. This was probably my second favorite out of the iPPVs (behind DBD).

    Completely agreed regarding Davey/Roderick. It’s just a personal thing with me, but Davey matches annoy me beyond belief at this point since they all follow the same formula like that. In this case, he took it to a more stupid extreme.

    I loved the hell out of the main event though. The main thing I do love about the “Fight Without Honor” in ROH is almost every one delivers (unless you are Corino + Homicide).

  3. Matt Waters says:

    I liked the ending of the world title match. Roddy was booked to be Strong as hell for over a year and since joining up with Truth he’s been pussying out a lot. In this match he looked vicious by unleashing hell on Davey and knocking him unconscious. I’ll take that over interference, weapons and ref bumps any day. Besides, was it any worse than having Bryan Danielson kick out of a billion elbow strikes in PWG before beating Hero? The crowd enjoyed the visual spectacle and Davey didn’t technically get beaten so it keeps the feud on the back-burner.

    I agree that a lot of Davey’s matches have been very samey in the last year, but he’s been switching it up in the last couple of months due to this story of wanting to learn different styles before he challenges again. He won’t be getting his title shot at Mania weekend either, so Death Before Dishonor?

  4. Matthew Galyon says:

    next decent ROH sale im going to pick this up. i really need to get caught up on the last half of 2010 Ring of Honor. I’m really intrigued by World Title match though. I’ve read some reviews where people just hated it, then i’ve read where some people loved it. Any match that has that kind of split seems to be worth checking out in my book.

  5. Mark says:

    If you didn’t like the World Title match you must have HATED every match in the Misawa/Kawada and Misawa/Kobashi feuds. You know, the one’s largely regarded as the greatest of all time. The 50+ nearfalls in the Steamboat/Flair Clash of the Champions match largely regarded as the greatest of all time, certainly must have been overkill as well. Oh well it was a simpler time back then and really when you watch these matches today, I have to agree that in hindsight they probably all top out at the ***1/2 range.

  6. Mark says:

    Sorry for the vitriol in my last post 😀

  7. Jerome Cusson says:

    Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat told a story and didn’t use a million finishers to get to their series of nearfalls. I’d give every match i’ve personally seen them in at least ****1/4.

    Never had the pleasure of watching the All-Japan legends. But I can say every match has a certain context to it. Nearfalls aren’t inherently bad. It’s the journey you take to get there.

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