Ring of Honor - Best in the World 2011
ROH - Best in the World 2011 lived up to the hype and delivered what many are already calling the Match of the Year between Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards for the ROH World Title. The night also saw the excellent ROH tag team division on display as the World's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) took on The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli), The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenning King) and Jay and Mark Briscoe for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. As usual, ROH also gave the fans an undercard with action-packed wrestling, and high-energy drama.
In the main event, after a hard-hitting, knock-down-drag-out match, Davey Richards defeated Eddie Edwards to capture the ROH World Championship. In a contest that lasted over 35 minutes, and told an intense story inside of the squared circle, you couldn't help but get hypnotized by the suburb execution of wrestling moves including several near falls and near submissions that had the crowd in the Manhattan Center - Hammerstein Ballroom and at home watching via iPPV on the edge of their seats. For Edwards, who won the title three months ago in an upset, this match reinforced why he was such a great champion and elevated the belt during his title run. What was to be Richards last time challenging for the ROH Title turned out to be the start of his first reign as World Champion and places him as the cornerstone for ROH moving forward.
In the co-main event, the World's Greatest Tag Team defended their ROH World Titles against an onslaught of aforementioned challengers. In a match that lasted 40 minutes, Benjamin and Haas proved that the name of their tag team is no gimmick; these two grapplers ARE the world's greatest tag team. After the winning pinfall, the Briscoes attacked the WGTT with steel chairs which is sure to spark up a new rivalry between the consummate professionals and the violent hooligans.
In other action, El Generico won the ROH TV Title as he defeated Christopher Daniels after a fast-paced wrestling clinic that saw El Generico go hold for hold with the great Daniels.
Best in the World 2011, was ROH's greatest show in some time, which is saying a lot. The main event is the finest pro wrestling match you are going to see all year and maybe for the next couple of years. ROH has all of the pieces in place to continue to push the evolution of pro wrestling forward. Don't miss this Match of the Year and Card of the Year! Order the pay-per-view now, only on GFL.tv!
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