Bully Ray and The Allure Attacked Maria Manic
(From my Saturday Night at Center Stage review...) Bully Ray attacked Manic at Final Battle Fallout, so it looks like she'll be the latest person he targets. I don't feel too strongly about intergender wrestling either way, but I can't help but think that ROH is doing this because their women's division is depleted. Hell, the status of the WOH World Championship is still up in the air at the moment. To his credit, Bully generated a ton of heat here from the crowd, but I can't say I'm excited for this feud. It is odd that he's dating Velvet Sky (who was originally a part of The Allure), yet she hasn't been seen on TV in many months.
The Bouncers def. Brian Johnson and PJ Black
This storyline with Johnson and Black has been going on for weeks where Black has been trying to take Johnson under his wing and mentor him, but Johnson wants no part of it and has been losing their matches as a result. I can't say I find it particularly exciting, simply because Black is better than this and Johnson comes across as dull to me. As a match, this was perfectly fine, but while I enjoy The Bouncers, this wasn't anything worth going out of your way to see.
La Faccion Ingobernable def. Villain Enterprises
(From my Honor Reigns Supreme review...) If any one thing is for certain in ROH, it's that you can always count on Villain Enterprises to deliver. Their six-man tag team matches are a recurring highlight on these shows and they once again had the best bout of the night. Props to all for such an outstanding effort and ensuring I never looked away. This was a top-notch main event that established La Faccion Ingobernable as a dominant force, especially with Scurll being the one they pinned. What's interesting is that if the reports are to be believed and Scurll is one of the new lead bookers in the company, then it was his idea to take the pinfall loss for his team two nights in a row.
ROH TV has been a bit better than usual in recent weeks (even though its format is incredibly outdated), but this wasn't their strongest show. The main event was awesome, but I don't particularly care for the stories with Black and Johnson as well as Bully and Manic and thus that stuff didn't interest me on this episode. It's also worth noting that this originally aired before Free Enterprise in some markets, so they probably should have done a better job of hyping that show up (especially since it ended up being excellent). Make time for the six-man tag team main event if you haven't already seen it, but feel free to skip the rest.
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