6/26/11 – ROH Presents Best in the World 2011

This was on iPPV, and according to ROH, the best selling one in history.

Coming from the as always awesome Hammerstein Ballroom.

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Colt Cabana – Starting off the iPPV with more of a comedy match by letting Colt start it off. The usual comedy from Colt here. He truly is a funny guy. Ciampa is pretty solid. His finisher was pretty cool. Solid way to start off the PPV, yet nothing too spectacular. **1/4

Jay Lethal vs. Mike Bennett – Jay Lethal is making his return after being gone since 2006 from the company. Nice Randy Savage chant from the crowd. Don’t get why ROH is so behind Mike Bennett, he’s average at best. But glad they gave Lethal the return-win. Nice to see the elbow drop again. **1/2
Homicide vs. Rhino (No Holds Barred Street Fight) – Rhino! Yes!!!!! Homicide hasn’t been that great since returning, but this is probably the best he’s looked. Rhino looked great here. Pretty brutal match at times. I enjoyed it. ***1/4
Steve Corino vs. Michael Elgin – Kevin Steen returns before the match! Yes!!!!! But he gets kicked out of the building. Boo. Good match with some nice moves followed. Surprised Elgin got the win. **3/4
Kevin Steen returns again after the match and TURNS ON STEVE CORINO!!! What an awesome segment.
El Generico vs. Christopher Daniels (TV Title Match) – Generico finally gets a singles title in ROH and what a match it was! Daniels had a great run in ROH, hope to see him back soon. ****
Kings of Wrestling vs. The All Night Express vs. The Briscoes vs. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (World Tag Team Title Match – Elimination Style) – Wow is it possible to get 8 better men in the ring? Shock to see Briscoes go out first. Started out slow, but for a 40 minute BATTLE, I’m okay with it. ****1/2
Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards (ROH World Title Match) – Wow….Match of the Year so far. Probably will not be topped. Just watch the damn match. *****
Overall Rating – The final half of the show is a must see as is the Steen segment. Go see this show. You won’t regret it. ****1/4