Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Select Match Reviews: Honor Among Lions Part Two

NJPW Honor Rising: Japan 2019 – Night One (February 22, 2019)
Matches from Honor Rising Nights Two
1.ROH World Title: Lethal(c) vs TK O'Ryan ***
2.IWGP Tag Titles: LIJ(c) vs GOD ***1/2
3.ROH Tag Titles: Briscoes(c) vs Lifeblood ***1/2

Thoughts:
Three worthwhile matches on night one had me pretty excited about part two. Honor Rising shows can be fun little filler events, but that one surpassed expectations. This one, though, was a step down.

Up first we have the ace of Ring of Honor defending against TK. Good match, but it felt like a random one-off from their weekly show more than anything else.

Our second pull of the night saw EVIL and SANADA defending their tag belts against Bullet Club's Guerrillas of Destiny. These two teams are constant thorns in each other's sides, and the GOD reclaiming the belts here once again kept that theme going. I'd love to see longer runs with the belts, but it's nice seeing more gold come to the Biz Cliz even if it had to come at the expense of LIJ.

We finish things with the Briscoes taking on Lifeblood's Juice and Finlay in a really good contest. Lifeblood is set to become one of the main focal points of Ring of Honor's future. That's a really good thing.

Go ahead and check out numbers two and three here.

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