Mark Haskins def. Alex Shelley
(From my Free Enterprise review...) Shelley is fresh off his brief run in NXT, where he reunited with his Time Splitters partner Kushida. I'm still holding out hope that they'll bring him back at some point and sign him to a deal, but it's cool to see him continue to wrestle for Ring of Honor in the meantime. At any rate, Haskins has been on the ascent since beating Bully Ray at Final Battle and will be competing for the ROH World Championship soon, so it was necessary for him to win here. This was an enjoyable opener from him and Shelley.
The Righteous def. Joe Hendry and Dalton Castle
(From my Free Enterprise review...) The Righteous are the new name for the faction consisting of Vincent, Bateman, Chuckles (the clown dude) and whoever the woman is. As for Hendry and Castle, they've gotten over as a popular face tag team recently, but their losing ways continued here. It's worth noting that it wasn't due to miscommunication this time and that The Righteous simply got the better of them (because of outside interference, of course). It wasn't an overly exhilarating match, but that isn't really what The Righteous are about. As I've said before, the group is growing on me.
Flip Gordon def. Slex
(From my Free Enterprise review...) Slex's ROH signing has been heavily touted for a while now and this marked his official debut for the promotion. He had the perfect opponent for his first match, as Gordon works well with just about everyone he wrestled and can always be counted on for a quality contest. I wasn't super high in him losing in his debut, but at least he looked good in defeat. It also looks like he'll be feuding with Shane Taylor going forward, who announced that he has officially re-signed with ROH. I can't say I'm surprised, but it would have been cool to see him pop up elsewhere. He's really come into his own over the last year.
As you could probably tell, all of these matches took place at Free Enterprise, so this edition of ROH TV didn't feature anything new outside of the pre- and post-match interviews backstage with the wrestlers. Those alone don't make this show worthwhile in my opinion, but if you haven't already seen the first three matches from Free Enterprise, then you'll be in for a pleasant surprise. The in-ring action was enjoyable on the whole. I'm glad they're finally airing content from this month, but the ROH TV format still feels completely skippable to me.
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