ROH/NJPW Global Wars 2015 Review

Added by Michael Cook

Moose & Gedo vs. Silas Young & Watanabe

This was a good opener and a welcome return for Silas Young. I’m a fan if this guy. He has an old school look about him. Moose is impressing me a lot. Not only does he have a catchy ring entrance, his in ring work is improving a lot. A man his size should not be able to jump onto the top rope and do a cross body. The match ended with Watanabe tagging Silas Young. Silas was shouting at Watanabe. While this was happening Moose was preparing for a spear that he gave as soon as Silas Young turned round for the win. This was an impressive showcase for what Moose can do. After the match Watanabe helped Silas up and wanted to shake hands. Silas did shake hands but then floored Watanabe.

Chris Sabin vs. KUSHIDA vs. Kyle O’Reilly

This match was originally supposed to be Chris Sabin vs Kushida but it was revealed by Kevin Kelly that Bobby Fish had travel issues and couldn’t make it. Therefore Kyle O’Reilly was added to this match to make it a triple threat. The four way tag match is now down to three teams. This was probably one of the best triple threat matches I have seen in a long time. Usually one guy would be thrown out of the ring so the two remaining can go at it but these three stuck together like glue and it was a brilliant WRESTLING match. One set of moves had me jumping off my seat. Kushida had Sabin caught in a roll up pin but before ref could count O’Reilly attempted to break it up but he was caught by Kushida and performed a northern lights suplex for a double pin that both kicked out of. It’s amazing that this was not the original match planned. Kushida made Sabin tap with a arm lock.

Matt Sydal & Jushin Liger vs. The Kingdom’s Bennett & Taven with Maria

An OK match that ended with Liger being distracted by Maria who grabbed Liger and shoved his face in her boobs that must have been a major highlight of his career. This distracted Liger and the Kingdom got the win.

Kazuchika Okada vs. Cedric Alexander

Another good match and did feel like Cedric Alexander was showcasing his talents to go to Japan. During the match the lights went out two times that broke the flow of the match. Okada hit a tombstone piledriver and picked Alexander up and hit the Rain Maker. Not really a fan of a devastating move as a set up to a weaker finisher.

ROH Tag Team Title Match: Champions The Addiction vs. The Decade vs. Roppongi Vice

I’ve got to be honest here and say I wasn’t really into this match and I don’t think the crowd were either. Popular tag team ReDragon were supposed to be in this match and they were definitely needed in this match. The Decade were in this match but it really should have been Addiction vs Roppongi Vice. The Addiction won the match and Kyle O’Reilly ran to the ring after The Addiction but they managed to get away.

ACH vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

I became a fan of Nakamura after WrestleKindom 9 so I was really looking forward to this match with ACH. I think I hyped myself up a lot for this match but I feel the match never really got going in my opinion. A lot of stalling including ACH copying the Nakamura taunts. Nakamura won.

ROH TV Title Match: Champion Jay Lethal vs. Tetsuya Naito

An OK match and I’m glad Jay Lethal won. Donovan Dijak was doing Truth Martinis job as he was not there. Jay Lethals finisher the Lethal Injection looks great and Naito took it well.

Michael Elgin vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Elgin came out to almost no reaction from the crowd until he turned round and showed the Canadian flag on his back. Fans cheered that. Another OK match with good power vs Speed moves. Elgin hit the buckle bomb on Tanahashi but then Tanahashi came back with the Sling Blade and high fly flow for the win.

ROH All Stars vs. Bullet Club: Briscoes, War Machine & Roderick Strong vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, The Young Bucks & AJ Styles

This match was a brilliant main event. Chaos was all over the ring and highlights were the five man superkick to Hanson. Roderick strong performed a series of superplexes off all the corners of the ring. With everyone on the floor Strong suplexed Nick Jackson off the top rope to the crowd of wrestlers outside the ring. Jay Driller and elbow drop for the win for team ROH. During celebrations Jay Lethal ran to the ring and smashed Jay Bricoe with the TV title belt setting up a Jay Briscoe vs Jay Lethal match at Best in the world.

Overall this was a good show but I was really expecting way more from the ACH vs Nakamura match. Main event was chaos at its best and I’m really looking forward to Briscoe vs Lethal at Best in the world.

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