The next few entries are going to follow Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly's early days together as reDragon. I'm using the ROH compilation as my main guide but, also have a few show reviews as well. This introductory post covers Chapters 1 & 2 on disc one. It's chill but, things pick up next time. But, let's get started!
Fish vs Claudio Castagnoli (2007): This was an OK match. Fish's ROH debut.
OReilly vs Austin Aries (2010): A good match and Aries was the man at this time period. Don't think this was O'Reilly's debut but, probably his first BIG match.
So Fish re-debuts here to help Kyle O'Reilly pull away from Davey Richards. Will Eddie Edwards get back from Japan in time to help Davey or has that bridge been burned too?
vs The American Wolves (Final Battle 2012): Bobby & Kyle come out and beat up Mike Mondo and Davey comes out. OK whatever...Kevin Kelly says that Eddie hasn't agreed to the tag match and it's a 2 on 1 thing but, of course Edwards comes out. The Wolves are back together if only to kick Fish & Kyle's asses. This was a very good match but, felt more about the Wolves being together and came across as a showcase of that. This would have been a fantastic episode of TV or mid level show ender but, kinda felt small for Final Battle. Moments of superb violence nonetheless.
Then there is a TV Tag Gauntlet (02/13) to determine the #1 contenders. So, I'll do the match-ups one at a time.
a) American Wolves vs Bravado Brothers: Good match, reminds me of a 2010 era PWG opening match.
b) Wolves vs SCUM (Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino): This is a full speed match but amounts to nothing. However, Jacobs and Corino cheap shot the Wolves after the bell which gives Fish & O'Reilly an advantage.
c) Wolves vs ReDRagon: Bobby & Kyle come out with smirks on their faces like smug bastards. This is balls to the wall especially for TV. Davey & Eddie do their synchronized swimming but, Dragons look/feel like they're in their having a fight to win. Head kick brainbuster combo collapses Edwards upon himself. Very good match
Next time, we'll see more versus the American Wolves as well as Dem Boys, the Briscoes!
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