ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion PCO def. Jay Briscoe by Disqualification
Marty Scurll and Brody King were away in Japan doing work for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and missed the entire build for Best in the World, which is why PCO has largely been working singles matches on ROH TV in recent months. He's definitely been impressive and has been able to hold his own and I enjoyed his outing with Briscoe here. It was very hard-hitting and the non-finish protected both men. The Briscoes going hardcore on PCO afterward was meant to serve as a preview of their Street Fight with The Guerrilas of Destiny at Manhattan Mayhem later this month.
ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor and Bully Ray def. Coast to Coast
Coast to Coast have been down on their luck since returning to action earlier this year and that didn't change here. I suspected they'd turn heel eventually, but that has yet to happen. That said, they looked very good in defeat against Taylor and Bully and scored plenty of offense before losing. Taylor did all the work for his team as Ray watched from ringside. This was a fun little match while it lasted.
Jeff Cobb def. Mark Haskins
Both men are babyfaces and have no storyline beef with each other at the moment, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of this whatsoever. They had excellent chemistry together, the action was top-notch, and the crowd was hot for it. This aired for the first time on Friday night on Sinclair networks, so I guess it did its job in giving Cobb more momentum ahead of challenging for the ROH World Championship at Best in the World. Either way, this was a wonderful piece of business.
This was taped weeks ago but originally aired during Best in the World on Friday night. Although it was outdated content, all three matches were terrific and held my interest. The main event in particular is well worth checking out. It was cool to see some hype for Manhattan Mayhem later this month, which is ROH's next big event. I'm disappointed I won't be able to attend as I'll be in England at that point, but it should be an entertaining event, nonetheless. Next week, Matt Taven defends the ROH World Championship against Tracy Williams while The Bouncers face The Kingdom.
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