Moose def. Fallah Bahh
It was tough for me to take Bahh seriously as a threat to Moose (even though he won their original encounter a few weeks ago), but he showed awesome intensity and I thought this was a nice little sprint. He's already over as a fan favorite during his comedy shtick, but he might benefit from having more an edge like the one he had here. I don't think Bahh had any business beating Moose in the first place, but at least Moose was able to avenge that loss. Here's hoping he can maintain the momentum this time around and re-enter the Impact World Championship picture sooner rather than later.
Madison Rayne and Kiera Hogan def. Alexia Nicole and JOrdynne Grace
It's already been established that Rayne and Hogan don't have much in common aside from their shared disdain for Grace, but I thought they made for a pretty good team. I wasn't a fan of Nicole's one-on-one outing against Rayne last week, but she had Grace to rely on here and thus it was a solid match. Rosemary resurfaced afterward and cleared the ring of the heels, so it looks like she'll be feuding with Hogan and Rayne going forward.
Breezango def. Forgotten Sons
As cool as Fandango's in-ring return was, I was really excited to see what Breeze could do on his own in NXT. It looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer for that singles run from him. Breezango will be a fun addition to the brand's tag team division, but I really hope they're more serious this time around and not just a comedy act like they were on the main roster. This was an nice little tag team match while it lasted with Breezango getting a strong reaction from this crowd.
Jordan Myles def. Cameron Grimes in the NXT Breakout Tournament Finals
I didn't know how this match would go after Grimes dominated the early goings, but once the second half came along, they kicked it up a notch and delivered an exciting affair. I was really happy they were allowed to let loose and go all out, winning over the originally-quiet crowd in the process. Grimes is super talented, but I feel Myles has more potential to be a breakout star in NXT and thus I'm stoked he came out on top with the championship opportunity. Now he just has to cool it with the excessive smiling.
Flash Morgan Webster def. Mark Coffey
Both of these guys are very talented yet work completely different styles, so I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable of an opener this ended up being. Webster played the underdog role perfectly and thus his victory meant that much more. With this win, Webster and Mark Andrews should now be officially entered into the NXT UK Tag Team Championship match at TakeOver: Cardiff with Gallus and The Grizzled Young Veterans.
Travis Banks def. Kenny Williams
Last week, Banks asked NXT UK management about getting a match at TakeOver and was told that he'd have to impress first before he could be considered for such a spot. Of course, the outcome of this contest was hardly in doubt as I can't recall the last singles match Williams won, but I thought this was a nice little match with good work from both men, nonetheless. Noam Dar watched from afar, so it looks like they're being groomed for a matchup against each other at TakeOver.
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Lifeblood and PJ Black def. Villain Enterprises
(From my Manhattan Mayhem review...) I'm guessing Black still isn't an official member of Lifeblood seeing as how he wasn't included as part of the group during the pre-match introductions. At any rate, this was a super fun eight-man tag team match. It was complete chaos from start to finish in the best way possible and everyone had a chance to shine at one point or another. While Villain Enterprises are a strong stable, Lifeblood desperately needed this win after losing so many matches in recent months, so them coming out on top here was the right call.
I guess last week's recap-style show wasn't a one-off after all. Similar to last week, this episode featured highlights from Manhattan Mayhem and Mass Hysteria. Aside from various backstage interviews, the only new content that aired on this edition of ROH TV was the sit-down interview with Rhett Titus, which covered his history in Ring of Honor. I don't particularly care for the guy, but I thought that was well done. Lifeblood and Black vs. Villain Enterprises was excellent, but if you've already seen it, there's no reason to watch this show.
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