NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by Grammarian » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:05 am

Main event was very strong. Thankfully I avoided spoilers.
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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by strikamura » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:48 am

Tigerkinney wrote:Random thought-

That KUSHIDA vs Kazarian match might not have been so random a match after all- if we all think a bit deeper about it.....

Because the match-up was a battle of the 'Back To The Future' fans ! :D

Everyone knows that KUSHIDA's gimmick, is that he is a Back To The Future fanboy but also several of Kazarian's moves have Back To The Future references- such as Flux Capacitor. In fact that Electric Chair Drop he uses, he doesn't even try to be subtle at all- calling that move Back To The Future!
Glad I'm not the only one to have made that connection. Pretty cool stuff.

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by wac » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:50 am

Morten VH wrote:Did anyone else feel like the crowd took away something from the main event? I just felt bad for the Japanese audience, who got completely yelled over every time they tried to get an Ishii chant going. It's like they didn't even care by the end of the match.
I thought the crowd was surprisingly hot, really enjoyable match but not the classic they're capable of. They definitely left me wanting to see a rematch.

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by Morten VH » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:17 am

That 8-man tag match was incredible!

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by cpgoat3 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:47 pm

I've only had a chance to watch the final three matches and the opener so far.

Opener was the same solid bout I expect from those two.

Six man tag with Elgin/Tana/Elgin was great stuff.

Thrilled at the result of the NEVER Tag Title match.

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by sternness » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:51 pm

Someone remind me what the point of those NEVER Six Man Tag Titles were again

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by PKThree » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:53 pm

Exactly what they are being used for.

Aka what every other six man belt is used for

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by sternness » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:45 pm

PKThree wrote:Exactly what they are being used for.

Aka what every other six man belt is used for
Every other trios title gets swapped three times in ten days?

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by PKThree » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:23 pm

sternness wrote:
Every other trios title gets swapped three times in ten days?
Trios titles in Japanese wrestling are typically the hot potato belt. Not held for long periods of time and often switching hands. They are just there to provide fun, high tempo matches. Don't expect long reigns with them because they are not likely to happen

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by Morten VH » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:28 pm

sternness wrote:
PKThree wrote:Exactly what they are being used for.

Aka what every other six man belt is used for
Every other trios title gets swapped three times in ten days?
Yes.

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by JB Gremlin » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:29 pm

This show was better than yesterdays, although nothing was as good as Roddy/ Ishii, everything was enjoyable. Finlay and White, the 8 man tag, both six man tags and the main were all good.

All of the Choas 6 man was good but the Ishii/ Strong interactions were fantastic, especially the post match, I look forward to the rematch, whenever/ wherever that may be.
You've got to think this was the idea all along with the trios titles, have them bounce around to start with to establish them as unpredictable titles, then put them on Elite who should keep them for a little bit. No one (outside of Dragon Gate) is better at the multi man crazy match than the bucks so it makes perfect sense to have them hold these for a bit allowing for some good undercard matches and HOPEFULLY some straight tag matches for the junior belts, so I am more than happy with the booking here.

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by DXvsNWO » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:14 pm

I thought Night 2 was a pretty fun show. Entertaining from start to finish. I loved the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Title Match! The Main Event was fine until all the interference at the end. Jay Lethal now being a member of Los Ingobernables is really interesting....
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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by Joe Lanza » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:41 pm

sternness wrote:Someone remind me what the point of those NEVER Six Man Tag Titles were again
To be awesome and fun?

They're defended constantly and have been super fun to follow. They add depth & meaning to what can sometimes be depressingly long and meaningless undercards loaded with trios filler.

They've been an absolute hit so far. Turned out to be a home run idea.

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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by DXvsNWO » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:53 pm

For anybody wondering, ROH did confirm that Honor Rising will be shown on future episodes of Ring of Honor TV. Not sure if they're showing both shows in their entirety over the course of several episodes, or just certain matches (I would think the latter). I would guess that these episodes will air between what was taped in Nashville and the stuff that will be taped in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

Post by JML » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:52 pm

I'm gonna watch the second show later but I thought the first show was ok. Thought Roddy vs Ishii was really good considering I'm not a big fan of Ishii.

The pre show of Night 1 that Morten uploaded has to be seen with the back and forth of Naito and Lethal. Both guys are great characters.

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