Monday, July 21, 2014

From the Archives: Steenerico vs. the Young Bucks, Final Battle 2009

Kevin Steen wrestled his final Ring of Honor match on Saturday in Dearborn, MI against Steve Corino. While his longtime frenemy El Generico got to wrestle his final ROH match against Steen at Final Battle 2012 before going to help the orphans in Mexico, Steen himself was not afforded the same opportunity. Instead, he went up against another longtime rival/ally in Steve Corino. Circumstances are funny things. Now that Steen has finished his tenure in ROH and will move onto working as a freelance air conditioner installer and GAP employee in Orlando, I want to begin the celebration of the first part of his career with a match containing three of the wrestlers most inexorably linked to him in the last five years: Generico, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson. This match saw Steen turn on his former buddy and begin the five year warpath that made ROH worth watching (and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla even MORE worth watching) even when Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, and Roderick Strong were at their most insufferable. Check it out.