Villain Enterprises def. John Skyler, Corey Hollis and Josey Quinn
Skyler, Hollis and Quinn declared beforehand to be Ring of Honor's most dominant stable (are any of them even under contract?), only to be interrupted by Villain Enterprises. I don't know how long Villain Enterprises will around for before Marty Scurll inevitably departs for All Elite Wrestling, but it's fun for now. He, Brody King and PCO already have great chemistry together and this was an enjoyable showcase for them. Their post-match interaction with The Kingdom indicates their feud with The Kingdom and chase for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship will continue.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis def. PJ Black
To be honest, this didn't look like that big of a bout on paper, but they did a hell of a job of making it feel as important as possible with the ring introductions and the announcement that it marked the first time since 1993 that the NWA Worlds title was being defended in Atlanta. Aldis has been a terrific champion over the past year or so, and although this wasn't the most exciting encounter, he and Black produced a very good match. I'd love to see more of Aldis in ROH going forward.
Juice Robinson Introduced LifeBlood
ROH actually posted the video of this segment online to their YouTube channel last month, so Lifeblood has been known about for a while. For those who may have missed it, Lifeblood is what ROH has been hyping since last year with the vignettes promoting a new era for the company. It's a group consisting of Robinson, Tenille Dashwood, Mark Haskins, Tracy Williams, Bandido and David Finlay (a.k.a. all the latest signings except for Dashwood). Basically their purpose is to restore "honor" to ROH, and while I'm not high on so many factions running amok on the roster, it's an intriguing idea that I think could have some legs.
This was really just a one-match show, considering how one-sided the opener was and how (as noted) fans knew about the Lifeblood announcement weeks ago. I wouldn't say that Aldis vs. Black is worth going out of your way to check out, but I personally enjoyed it, and the six-man tag was a treat as well. Throw in the formation of Lifeblood and you have yourself an entertaining (and somewhat newsworthy) edition of ROH TV.
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