Hangman Page def. Mike Sells
Before last week, Page hadn't appeared on ROH TV in some time. That said, this was an excellent reintroduction of him as he made quick work of his unknown opponent in dominant fashion. Here's hoping this will help him regain some of the steam he lost late last year following unnecessary losses to Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish. His aggression is awesome, and with more direction, he can be a real star. I liked how the post-match showdown between The Bullet Club and the babyfaces served as a seamless transition into the subsequent tag team match
Bobby Fish and Jay Lethal def. ROH World Champion Adam Cole and Cody
It's hard to go wrong with four terrific talents sharing one ring and they definitely delivered an entertaining affair. Cody has been settling nicely into his heel role and the chemistry he has with Cole is phenomenal. They're a really fun pairing. Needless to say, Fish and Lethal are excellent athletes in their own right and they more than made the most of the ample amount of time they were allotted. It's rare the world champion is pinned or submitted in non-title action in ROH, so it was a big deal when Fish beat Cole here to build momentum heading into his upcoming title match.
Mark Briscoe def. Sal Rinauro
Was getting Briscoe off commentary with Kevin Kelly the only purpose this match served? And it's not even like that was a good thing because I didn't mind Briscoe behind the booth. Since being eliminated from the Decade of Excellence tournament, Briscoe hasn't been involved in anything of note, so this match was mostly meaningless. It was fine for what it was, yet ultimately forgettable.
The rebellion def. Dalton Castle and The Boys
I always enjoy Castle and The Boys whenever they're in action, but this was hardly a main event worthy match. I wish we could cut to the chase with Castle and The Boys challenging for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship, but it looks like The Rebellion are next in line for a title shot, unfortunately, so it made sense for them to go over here. On the bright side, I'm glad the program between Castle and Colt Cabana appears to be continuing, so I look forward to them finishing up their feud in the near future.
The first tag team match featuring all the star power was really well-wrestled, but it was the only segment of this show that I would considering worth watching. The main event was decent and the other two matches were complete squashes, so from an in-ring standpoint, this was a below-average edition of ROH TV. Thankfully, we'll have the finals of the Decade of Excellence tournament next week, so hopefully that will be a better episode.
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