Monday, May 5, 2014

From the Archives: Cedric Alexander vs. AJ Styles

Cedric Alexander was announced as Kazuchika Okada's opponent for War of the Worlds in New York after the latter lost his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to AJ Styles. As with the Hiroshi Tanahashi/Mike Bennett match announcement, groans went up on Twitter and around other circles of ROH fandom because Alexander "isn't on Okada's level." That statement may be true, but much like with the Bennett/Tanahashi match, I don't give a flying shit about disparity in card position. Alexander is one of the best guys on the indies today, and I'm glad he's getting a shot at Okada. In a little bit of synergy here, Pro Wrestling Xperience booked an Alexander/Styles match back in January, and it was pretty snazzy. Get on my level and know what Alexander can bring to the table. Then get hype for War of the Worlds.