Monday, March 4, 2019

Select Match Reviews: Honor Among Lions Part One

NJPW Honor Rising: Japan 2019 รข€“ Night One (February 22, 2019)
Matches from Honor Rising Nights One
1.Sabre Jr vs Shota ***3/4
2.NEVER Openweight Title: Ospreay(c) vs Castle ***3/4
3.ROH TV Title: Cobb(c) vs Goto ***1/2

Thoughts:
This year's Honor Rising shows looked pretty promising. Part two should come soon.

Up first, we had the tech-wizard, Sabre Jr, taking on the young rising star, Shota. This exceeded my expectations. This kid is going places. If you enjoy technical showcases, check that one out!

Ospreay and Castle surpassed my expectations, too. With all due respect to Dalton, he has been a bit underwhelming after returning from injury, but he stepped up nicely here. Ospreay as NEVER Openweight Champ is a shift from what made the belt one of my favorites, but if we continue to get matches like these I'm on board.

Our last pull of the event saw the Ring of Honor Television Champ, Jeff Cobb, take on the underrated Goto in a pretty good contest. I was a bit disappointed here, as I expected more, but it was still enjoyable enough to recommend.

Check these three out.

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