Ring of Honor is all about great wrestling and that’s exactly what fans got this week on ROH TV. Four matches featuring an awesome main event between ReDragon and the Kingdom, as well as more storyline between BJ Whitmer and Steve Corino made for one of the better shows since the promotions arrival on Destination America.
Check out this week’s Ring of Honor Power Rankings to see who else starred in a bounce back episode for North America’s #3 promotion.
Honorable Mention: Adam Page: After he destroyed ACH at Death Before Dishonor, Page got another quick win against Tim Hughes to continue Page’s recent reign of destruction. With BJ Whitmer’s continued drama with Steve Corino as well, Page and the Decade continue to be an important part of ROH.
5: ReDragon: If with fans of Ring of Honor could crown the ROH Tag Team champions themselves, ReDragon would be the front runner. But in order to get another shot at the Addiction, they’ll have to finish off The Kingdom first.
4: The Kingdom: Their current situation with Adam Cole aside, Matt Taven and Michael Bennett are one of the best tag teams in the world and should be in contention for Christopher Daniels and Frank Kazarian’s Ring of Honor Tag Team titles shortly. Their decimation of ReDragon this week is proof of that.
3: ACH: It’s hard to deny just how talented this guy is. Like a combination of Matt Sydal and Kofi Kingston, ACH can strike, fly and perform technical maneuvers. However, like many of ROH’s most talented in-ring performers, ACH needs more of a persona. He needs time to develop himself into a character that people love and not one that people love to see wrestle. If he can do that, he’ll be able to eventually challenge Jay Lethal for the ROH TV title and then one day the ROH title.
2: War Machine: Their win over Jay Diesel and Donovan Dijak was a convincing one and Hanson’s upcoming shot against Lethal for the Ring of Honor TV title will be an interesting one, even if it’s weird that Hanson is fighting for a singles title considering how much ROH has invested in War Machine. Arguably the meanest tag team in ROH, War Machine may not have the flash of ReDragon or the charisma of Christopher Daniels or Kazarian, but they no have a ton of power.
1: Jay Lethal: It’s not Lethal’s fault that Ring of Honor won’t put him in the ring every week. It’s not Lethal’s fault that he doesn’t get the mic time that he needs to make himself as captivating as possible. Why Lethal is fighting Hanson for a singles title at this point makes absolutely no sense. But in the end, it doesn’t matter. Anyone that knows anything about pro wrestling knows that Lethal is where he is for a reason. Once the creative team in ROH allows him to spread his wings more on ROH TV, then and only then will Lethal get as over as he should be.