Ring of Honor
Presents…Take No Prisoners
From Philadelphia, PA
Debuting 30 May 2008 on pay
Preview by Sassy
After two long months,
FINALLY, ROH has come back to pay per view!
We, the fans, who have been suffering from a lack of true wrestling, now
have the chance to chant
ROH is back and Take No
Prisoners appears to have the greatest of ROH talent and a card that will keep
fans on the edge of their seats – and it’s about time!
Here’s the card…
ROH World Title Match
Nigel McGuinness, ROH World
Winner of Four-Corner
As much as I am going to
dislike waiting until the end of the show to see whether or not Nigel McGuinness
retains the championship belt, ROH has certainly made this a suspenseful event!
I hear McGuinness has been
a VERY bad boy lately and is on the outs with many ROH fans.
As much as I enjoy watching Nigel as a champion, I have a favorite in the
Four Corner Survival match I wouldn’t mind seeing with the gold.
Four Corner Survival Match
– Winner Gets World Title Shot in the Main Event!
Claudio Castagnoli vs.
Delirious vs. Go Shiozaki vs. Tyler Black
6’5”, 232 lbs.
Delirious, 5’10”, 186
Go Shiozaki, 6’1”, 221
Tyler Black, 6’1”, 210
Castagnoli is one of my
favorite ROH wrestlers and I would love to see him take this match and then take
out McGuinness for the title but I do foresee problems for Castagnoli in this
match up. Castagnoli does have speed but not the speed of Delirious or Black. I
hear Shiozaki has that same high speed and Castagnoli may want to step back and
let his three opponents battle it out before swooping in and claiming the
victory. If he doesn’t he’s going to have to keep his opponents on the mat
and out of the air. I am not familiar with Shiozaki but I hear from other ROH
fans that he is something to see. Delirious
is another of my favorites, however, I don’t see him taking out Castagnoli
during this match up unless Castagnoli makes a major error. I have been waiting
to see more of Black in the ring and although I would like to see him go one on
one in a match, what I have seen of Black thus far makes me wonder if he could
surprise ROH fans by winning this match and going after Nigel in the main event.
There should be many high-risk maneuvers in this match courtesy of Delirious and
Black but Delirious is giving up quite a bit of height and weight.
The action will be amazing and there is no way I can pick the winner.
Bryan Danielson vs. Austin
Bryan Danielson, 5’10”,
Austin Aries, 5’9”, 205
ROH does it again!
A match with two gifted wrestlers and any ROH fan knows this will be a
major battle. I want to put my money on Aries but Danielson could take the win.
Both men can wrestle and both men can brawl. If Danielson and Aries can keep it
clean, be prepared for a pure wrestling match and I am at a loss to pick the
winner. Both wrestlers have some awesome finishing moves. If the match turns
into a brawl, Aries should have the win. No
ROH fan will want to miss this match up and if you have not seen and ROH event
before, don’t miss this match!
ROH World Tag Team Title
Davey Richards & Rocky
Ruckus & Jigsaw,
Davey Richards, 5’8”,
Rocky Romero, 5’7”, 175
Ruckus, 5’8”, 225 lbs.
The more I see of Davey
Richards in the ring, the more I like him.
Teaming with Rocky Romero and holding the title belts should give the Tag
Team Champions an edge but I am not counting out Ruckus and Jigsaw.
Ruckus is the largest man in the ring but he moves well and should be
able to slow Richards and Romero down. Although
I don’t have his personal stats, Jigsaw is smaller but daring and will be able
to hold his own.
Philadelphia Street Fight
Jay & Mark Briscoe with
Necro Butcher & Joey
Matthews with Lacey
Jay & Mark Briscoe at a
combined weight of 430 lbs.
Necro Butcher & Joey
Matthews at a combined weight of 417 lbs.
I am looking forward to
this match. I am such a Briscoe Brothers fan and I’m counting on Haze to keep
Lacey at bay during this match up. I
have been waiting to see more of the hardcore wrestler known as Necro Butcher
and this match should give fans a chance to see his down and dirty style of
wrestling. I am not familiar with Matthews in the ROH ring. This match should
give him a chance to show how well he can do in a match that is guaranteed to be
a brawl – you expected something else with the Briscoe Brothers and Necro
Butcher? If Butcher is as good as I hear he is, the Briscoe Brothers may be in
Special Challenge Match
Roderick Strong vs. Kevin
Roderick Strong, 5’10”,
Kevin Steen, 5’10”, 220
These two opponents are
nearly equal in size and I know how good Strong can be in that ring but Steen is
nothing to sneeze at and I would like nothing more than to see Steen kick Strong
around the ring, around the arena and out into the parking lot.
I can’t stand Strong but I can’t deny that he is great. Steen is
determined and I’ll be cheering him on in this match.
And, you may want to bring
along a set of earplugs (not only because Lacey will be at ringside during one
of the matches) because it will be
The Larry Sweeney Show
starring Larry Sweeney…
With any luck at all, some
brave soul will charge out from the back and remove Sweeney before he gets too
much mic time!
Adam Pearce (as if Sweeney
on the loudspeaker wasn’t enough! Hide the mics!) , Brent Albright (what I
wouldn’t give to see him in the ring during this event!), BJ Whitmer and Erick
Stevens (one of those wrestlers who just has “it” and will soon be at the
top of the heap) will be appearing and there will be a big bonus match! Cross
your fingers, wrestling fans, could it be Albright versus Stevens?
And where is Jimmy Jacobs?
Should we warn Claudio to watch his back during the Four Corner Survival Match?
Will Jacobs appear to help out Tyler Black?
Here’s the catch:
You must be prepared to spend a lot less on “Take No Prisoners” than
you pay for those other pay per views and you must be prepared to see more ring
action than lip action. I’m doing my best not to be overly enthusiastic here
because last time ROH hit pay per view, my cable company did something stupid
and made me wait ONE MORE DAY to see the show!
If you don’t catch the
debut on May 30, don’t despair. There
will be reruns during the month of June. And
if you want to catch up on all of the happenings in the ROH ring, don’t forget
to visit www.rohwrestling.com and get
yourself a few extra DVDs.