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ROH Classics: Kevin Owens vs. Eddie Kingston, best bloody wars, more!

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Ring of Honor is keeping the classic material coming. Kevin Steen (aka Kevin Owens) duked it out with Eddie Kingston in no DQ, Joe Hendry broke down technique for his moveset, and Kevin Sullivan made a surprise appearance during the countdown of ROH’s 7 best bloody wars.

Throwback no DQ

The free throwback match this week was Kevin Steen versus Eddie Kingston in anything goes no DQ for the ROH World Championship. Foreign objects included chairs, a spare turnbuckle, and tables. This bout had several painful moments.

The story mid-match was Kingston being carted off after a powerbomb through a table with the leg side up. Steen trash-talked Kingston back in the game. I’m not sure what happened to set up the finish. Kingston spit in Steen’s face as an act of defiance. Then Steen either kissed Kingston or bit his nose. That led to the steel chair conclusion of the rugged fight.

For other free bouts, Joe Hendry was showcased on episode 463 of ROH Wrestling (here). He wrestled in tag action with Dalton Castle against Master & Machine (Marcus Kross & Griff Garrison), solo versus Jonathan Gresham, and for the ROH World Television Championship opposite Shane Taylor.

Hendry also broke down the technique of his moveset for a European uppercut, fallaway slam, fallaway driver, transitioning to the Hendry lock, and more. This was an interesting peak behind the curtain for those that aren’t familiar with the finer points of specific maneuvers. The detail of thought behind the Hendry lock is pretty cool.

In a another moves segment, Flip Gordon told the story behind developing his Kinder Surprise superkick.

The Honor List

The Honor List put together the 7 best bloody wars in ROH history. The first bout wasn’t all that crazy with blood, but the rest make up for it. This list is one of the better countdowns of The Honor List, despite no graphics telling us who was in each match.

7. Briscoes vs Rush & Dragon Lee
6. Colt Cabana vs Homicide
5. Steve Corino vs BJ Whitmer with a special surprise of Kevin Sullivan
4. CM Punk & Ace Steel vs BJ Whitmer & Dan Maff in a Chicago Street Fight
3. Jerry Lynn vs Roderick Strong
2. Samoa Joe vs Jay Briscoe in a cage match
1. Adam Cole vs Kyle O’Reilly

This countdown had some wild scenes. Kevin Sullivan with his golden spike and fans bombarding the ring with steel chairs make it worth watching. And let’s not forget about the blood. So much blood. Corino and Whitmer were nice enough to wear white clothes to truly create a visual moment when they turned red.

We’ll close with a DVD sale at the ROH shop.

Which are your favorite bloody battles from ROH?

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