Sunday, 12 July 2009

ROH Proving Ground 2009 Night Two - CPC Movies DVD Review

If, like me, you’re somewhat down on the product dished out by the mighty World Wrestling Entertainment, you might want to continue to explore the world outside of Titan Towers.

Ring of Honor’s Proving Ground Night Two carries on where Night One left off, giving some established Florida indy stars the chance to shine alongside ROH’s more established stars.

It has it’s good and bad points. While Bryan Danielson and El Generico is one of the best matches I’ve seen this year, Jerry Lynn puts in another solid performance, and Davey Richards versus Kevin Steen is almost as good, there’s a few less than stellar performances here as well. The British Lions put in a tepid performance against Kenny King and Rhett Titus, and Necro Butcher once again stinks up a tag-team match that would have been a whole lot better if it wasn’t for his poor performance.

It’s also let down a little by the main event, with Nigel McGuinness defending his ROH World title against former WWE and TNA star D-Lo Brown. It’s good, but disappointing at the same time, lacking the intensity that a main event match of this kind should have.

In short, Proving Ground Night Two is okay, but it’s not the best ROH show I’ve seen. Be prepared to take the bad with the good here.

Rating: 2.5 stars.
Extras: 1 star.