ROH: Showdown in the Sun – Day 2

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 3.31.2012

Fire Ant vs. TJ Perkins

Both men are tentative to start. They trip each other for a quick one count. Fire Ant takes Perkins over with a headlock. A Lucha exchange ends in a stand-off. Perkins escapes a courting hold and applies a hammerlock on the apron. Fire Ant pops up and armdrags Perkins across the ring. Perkins elbows Fire Ant. Fire Ant armdrags Perkins across the ring in response. Perkins puts him in a tree of woe. Fire Ant baits him into the Stop, Drop and Roll. Fire Ant sunset flips Perkins for two, then dropkicks him to the floor. Fire Ant goes for a dive. Perkins comes back in to catch him with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Perkins suplexes Fire Ant for two. Fire Ant fireman carry’s his way out of a Gory Gallows. A quick senton gets Fire Ant a two count. Perkins sends Fire Ant to the floor. Fire Ant antzuigiri’s Perkins off the apron and suicide dives after him. Fire Ant then flies out with a tope con hilo. Fire Ant goes for a crossbody but Perkins dropkicks him on the way down. Perkins delivers a neckbreaker and running knees to the chest. Fire Ant blocks a powerbomb with a stunner. He hits the Yahtzee Kick and a tilt-a-whirl DDT for two. Fire Ant antzuigiri’s Perkins on the top rope. He looks for a super Beach Break, but Perkins powerbombs him out of the corner instead. The Detonation kick gets Perkins two. Perkins then hits a 450 splash for the pin at 8:20. You really could not have given Fire Ant a better opponent off the ROH roster. He and Perkins blended really well and aside from a moment of apprehension here or there had a really fun match. **3/4

You can read my review of this entire show here.

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