By Graham "GSM" Matthews
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Addiction def. Kazuchika Okada and Gedo (Non-title)
Every time I see Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian in action, I always think of how TNA dropped the ball in not holding on to them. They're among the best tandems in the world right now, always having quality performances and this match was no exception. The Addiction were on offense more than I thought they would be, but they still came out of this looking match looking strong (as did Okada and Gedo) and I was glad they didn't take an unnecessary loss in non-title tag action. Furthermore, Okada getting the better of them afterward allowed him to shine like the star he is.
Adam Page def. Takaaki Watanabe
I don't know much about either individual other than Paige is a part of The Decade and Watanabe competed on ROH TV several weeks ago, but this was a better than expected bout with Watanabe capturing the attention of the audience. It was easily the "worst" of the three matches on this show, but that's not saying much when the other two matches were so great. Still, they put forth a good effort and the finish that saw Page win with help of Colby Corino at ringside played into that ongoing story.
IWGP Champion AJ Styles def. Adam Cole (Non-title)
Holy crap! This was one hell of a match, but did you honestly expect anything less from these two exceptional competitors? I didn't know Cole was out of action with an injury for as long as he was, but that's merely because I didn't start watching regularly again until just last month. Regardless, Cole didn't look like he missed any time at all and Styles was his usual phenomenal (pun intended) self. They had amazing chemistry together and the constant reversals kept the contest entertaining. Styles going over was the right move, but I wouldn't at all be opposed to a rematch between these sometime soon.
Similar to last week, the matches were outdated (they were replays of matches that aired at the Global Wars pay-per-view back in May), yet extremely enjoyable. In fact, they were so fantastic that it's hard to complain about such a show, but I'm slightly disappointed they haven't done anything to follow up the historic Best in the World pay-per-view from over two weeks ago. I understand that's just the way ROH tapes their shows, but now that they're getting more exposure, they have to be smarter with how they follow up their shows instead of waiting until weeks later.
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