Madison Rayne def. Sumie Sakai and Jenny Rose in a Three-Way Match
Although this was nothing on the line here, this was a good showcase for three of the Women of Honor division's finest competitors. I'm really high on Rayne and am surprised she hasn't gotten a run with the WOH World Championship yet. That said, I was glad she won by pinning the inaugural champ. This was a well-worked match on the whole. Not everything they did was smooth, but it had a nice pace and they constantly kept things interesting with the three-way format.
Lifeblood def. ROH World Champion Jay LEthal, ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb, Dalton Castle, Flip Gordan and Jonathan Gresham
Last week, Lifeblood challenged Lethal to find four partners and take them on in a 10-man tag team match to remind fans what Ring of Honor is all about. The early goings were fun and it was cool to see some of ROH's top stars mix it up with the newcomers. The interaction between Gordan and Bandido was especially enjoyable, and once they picked up the pace, this turned into a real treat. Needless to say, Lifeblood going over was the right call considering they only just formed and needed to be established as a credible force.
Although this was a two-match show and nothing more, both bouts were entertaining and filled the 50 minutes effectively. The three-way got more time than I expected and then the main event (with the entrances) lasted a while as well. I'd suggest seeking out the 10-man tag team matchup, though this wasn't the most newsworthy show. In other news, ROH has its 17th Anniversary Show coming up next month and the card looks solid on paper.
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