Hiromu Takahashi def. ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Frankie Kazarian
Unless I missed something, the commentators never acknowledged that Takahashi used to be buddies in storyline with The Addiction, and that was only a year and a half ago. What's crazy is that Takahashi has turned into a much bigger star than Kazarian in his time away from Ring of Honor, so the crowd was solidly behind him here. This was a nice little matchup and I wonder if Takahashi's victory sets him up for a future ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship shot.
The Young Bucks Won an ROH World Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contender's Tag Team Gauntlet Match
Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas attacked Coast to Coast backstage beforehand, so they took on only one member of the team and beat him fairly quickly. They also defeated The Dawgs before falling to The Motor City Machine Guns. The early goings of this Gauntlet were decent, but it really didn't pick up until it the Bucks and the Guns went at it and delivered an awesome mini-matchup. They've always worked well together and their encounter here was no exception. They should have closed this thing out, because although the Bucks had a good outing against The Kingdom, the crowd wasn't quite as hot for them as they were for the Bucks and the Guns. Still, the Bucks vs. The Briscoes for the ROH World Tag Team Championship should be great.
Yes, this is a two-match show, so while not much of note happened, I like the occasional "less is more" approach, especially when you consider that this was taped before Supercard of Honor. Usually, we're treated to a bunch of inconsequential matches with these shows as we await the fallout from the pay-per-view, but the opener was enjoyable and the Tag Team Gauntlet served a purpose with it establishing new No. 1 contenders to the twin titles. This edition of ROH TV is an easy watch.
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