Last weekend was a big one for several professional wrestlers, and Horrorshow members aren’t excluded from that! Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful, known together as The Carnies (formerly known as Team I.O.U.) made their Ring Of Honor debut! The two took on
Coast To Coast (Shaheem Ali & Leon St. Giovanni)
at ROH’s The Experience in Columbus, Ohio. Congrats, guys!
You wanted the best, you got the best. In pro wrestling, there are no
better enemies made than those who are former friends. El Generico and
Kevin Steen went from teaming up for years as best friends to feuding as
mortal enemies. This match is the culmination of that feud, and in my
opinion, it’s one of the best matches in not only ROH history, but in
pro wrestling history.
How fitting that the two former friends settle their differences in a
Ladder War, considering how many they have been involved in previously.
Only this time, they aren’t teaming. The contrast of styles between the
two made them an incredible team, but as adversaries, it provided a
perfect catalyst for an intense battle. The end of this match is both dangerous and mortifying, but the perfect end to an amazing feud.
This was months prior to El Generico being signed to the WWE as Sami Zayn, and years prior to Steen coming on as Kevin Owens.
I’m sure the tracks were laid out, but the fact that Generico was still
working as solid as he was is a true testament to the man’s dedication.
This match has perfect storytelling for two men who have been through
hell, both with and against each other. I believe both men knew that
Generico’s time on the indies was coming to a halt, so the two raged a
war against each other the likes of which would never be forgotten. And,
as Caleb Seltzer said, “Steen loves it.”