The Dawgs def. Simon Grimm and Flip Gordon
This was the first time Grimm has appeared on ROH TV, but I believe he's been with the company for a while. He isn't a blockbuster signing by any means, so I wasn't surprised he wasn't showcased in a major way here and ended up losing. The match honestly lasted longer than I expected it to and was subjected to holiday silliness, but it was fine for what it was and the regular tandem scoring the victory made sense. However, Gordon deserves better than this.
ROH World Champion Dalton Castle, ROH World Television Champion Silas Young, Hanson, Jonathan Gresham and IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Marty Scurll def. Cody, Scorpio Sky, Josh "The Goods" Woods, ROH World Tag Team Champion Chris Sabin and Punishment Martinez in a Christmas Surprise 10-Man Tag Team Match
The Christmas Surprise 10-man tag team match was a guilty pleasure of mine two years ago, so I was happy it was brought back for this show. It's basically what the Wild Card match was to WWE many years ago, and because it puts babyfaces and heels on the same team, it's a ton of fun. The main highlights of this match were any interaction between Castle and Cody, Scurll and Cody teasing going at it, and Hanson and Martinez trading blows. The crowd loved every second of this and I did, too. The "Merry Christmas!" chant summed this up in a nutshell.
Obviously, this show was taped prior to the Final Battle pay-per-view, which is why no one came out with their championships (except for Scurll) during the main event to avoid spoilers. That said, we won't be getting any fallout from the event for at least another two weeks because it's already been announced that next week's episode will feature recaps from the recent United Kingdom tour. If nothing else, this episode is worth watching for the entertaining main event alone.
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