By Graham "GSM" Matthews
IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Matt Taven and Michael Bennett def. Corey Hollis and Jonathan Gresham (Non-title)
It's rare that you see unknown enhancement talent compete in squash matches on ROH TV, so it was a refreshing change of pace from the norm. Since the match wasn't completely one-sided, it was a fun little match between the two teams that allowed the heel duo of Taven and Bennett to hit their signature spots and score the dominant win. I was surprised Adam Cole was nowhere to be seen at ringside, but perhaps that plays into his eventual dissension with the group.
Moose def. Dalton Castle, Cheeseburger, Silas Young, Caprice Coleman and Brutal Bob Evans in a Six-Man Mayhem Match
I loved how this match was able to incorporate three different feuds going on right now and effectively further each one. Usually, I'm not high on multi-man matches because it comes across as a lazy way to sqeeeze multiple feuds into one match, but having this be every man for themselves instead of a standard six-man tag definitely helped. They were a few rest holds scattered throughout the bout, but the action was entertaining on the whole and the finishing sequence was especially fun. Everyone shined at one point or another, but Castle was the highlight of this match for me based off his hilarious mannerisms alone.
Steve Corino Stood Up to BJ Whitmer
I was afraid they were to going to have Steve Corino sit by on commentary yet again watching as his son got destroyed, but I was thankful to see him stand up to Whitmer for the first time yet not fully snap by getting physical. Also, you have to give credit to Whitmer for his excellent mic work in this segment and it's going to mean something once Steve finally beats him to a pulp and gives the crowd what they've been longing to see.
Bobby Fish def. ACH
As much as I enjoyed this match from a wrestling standpoint, I had to keep asking myself what the purpose of it was. Unless I missed a backstage segment between the two or something that happened at Death Before Dishonor (which I doubt because this was taped beforehand), it didn't hold any importance. That said, it was a very well wrestled match and a nice way of closing off the night. I just wish there was more to it.
Although the main event was entertaining, it might have been better had the Six-Man Mayhem match gone on last since it actually had storyline significance. That aside, this was a fun show from start to finish with three very good matches and a solid segment with The Decade and the Corinos. My only gripe is that there should have been more done to promote next week's episode and give viewers an incentive to tune in.
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