At Final Battle 2020, Dragon Lee was able to make the last minute adjustments needed to defend the ROH TV Championship against Tony Deppen. Now, he’s already defending his championship again, this time against Rey Horus. Horus is already one third of the ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions, but after beating former ROH World Champion Dalton Castle at Final Battle? He could be their next big singles start.
These two are among the fastest wrestlers in ROH, with this match being heavily hyped as a Match of the Year contender. Can it live up to those lofty heights?
Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss Everything
As Dragon Lee made his way to the ring, Rey Horus decided to not waste any time and nailed the dive over the top rope. Lee was thrown into the ring and hit with a high cross body and swinging DDT, getting a near fall not even a minute into the match. Horus followed Lee to the outside, and nailed a big knife edge chop before throwing Lee into the barricade.
Lee was thrown back into the ring, and as Horus got to the apron, Lee hit a running hurricanrana over the top rope. Both men hit the ground hard, but Lee was first back to his feet. They’d trade forearms on the outside, and nearly get counted out, getting back in the ring at nineteen to keep the fight going. More forearms were thrown, before Lee hit the open palm strike and Horus got the rolling elbow. A pump knee strike was dodged, and Horus got the running Hurricanrana.
Lee was back up quick and got the pump knee, only to be hit with a standing Spanish Fly for a two count.
Rey Horus & Dragon Lee Put On An Epic Match
The pace slowed for a second before Horus called for a brainbuster and was countered. Lee wanted a German Suplex, but got a punch to the jaw. Horus got mouthy to Lee, before being sent into the corner, having his leg swept and Lee nailing the slingshot single leg dropkick.
Lee would nail the stalling dropkick for a near fall, before nailing another big open hand chop. He’d throw Horus across the ring before catching a boot to the face. Horus got a big belly to belly suplex into the turnbuckle, sending Lee onto his head. He’d roll the apron, but when Horus tried to send him into the post, he caught a boot before catching Lee off the top rope with a Spanish Fly for a near fall.
Lee countered the swinging DDT with sheer power, but was hit with a pump kick. Horus got hit with a snap German Suplex, then a sitout powerbomb for a near fall. The ripcord knee strike set up another powerbomb, but Horus countered into a Mexican Destroyer out of nowhere! Lee was set up on the top rope, Horus wanting the Body Scissor Driver that beat Dalton Castle, but instead getting his neck stomped. Two Incineration Knees from Dragon Lee, and this one was done!
When put with someone who can truly match his pace, Dragon Lee is one of the best wrestlers on the planet. We’ve seen this with Hiromu Takahashi, and now with Rey Horus. This could be the start of a great rivalry. Match Rating: 4/5 (****)
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