ROH World Champion Cody and Christopher Daniels Brawled
I can't say much, if anything at all, about Cody's promo because it didn't last long before Daniels cut it short, but the brawl was very well done and a hot way to open the night. Then again, when you think about it, why would Daniels be angry at Cody when he won the title in clean fashion at Best in the World? Either way, I'm happy the feud is not yet over and a rematch is likely for the near future.
Jay Briscoe def. Josh "The Goods" Woods
Briscoe has been involved in a falling out with Bully Ray lately, so it was weird that he was put up against Woods at this point in time. That said, the story with Briscoe from Best in the World spilled over into this match as he showed more aggression than usual, which was mentioned by the commentators. I'm glad this wasn't a one-sided squash in favor of Briscoe, while Woods, who has plenty of potential, was able to have a solid showing in defeat.
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks def. The Tempura Boyz and Coast to Coast in a Three-Way Tornado Tag Team Match
I don't think most people would have cared about a straight-up match between Tempura Boyz and Coast to Coast, and even if it was good, it wouldn't have mattered must in the long-run. Thus, adding Young Bucks to the mix was certainly for the best. We saw a similar three-way tornado tag team match at Best in the World and this was equally enjoyable with three terrific tandems. Granted, it was a glorified spot-fest, but it was a total blast and the audience ate up every second of it.
Kenny King def. Mark Briscoe, Chris Sabin and Beer City Bruiser in a ROH World Television Championship No. 1 Contender's Four Corner Survival Match
This was a really random assortment of talent, and while I normally wouldn't care, it was a No. 1 Contender's match and none of these guys have done anything of note recently to deserve being in this spot. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining main event with a frantic pace and everyone getting their time to shine. Briscoe getting the only televised entrance of the four men as well as a pre-taped promo led me to believe he was winning, but I liked the swerve ending with King going over instead. He'll need something to do now that The Rebellion is no more.
The Best in the World pay-per-view was less than two weeks ago, so this was easily the quickest turnaround in a long time for Ring of Honor, and that's awesome. I'm thrilled the company is wasting no time in progressing their storylines from the event when they're still fresh in our minds. Cody and Daniels had an excellent brawl, seeds were planted for a possible Jay Briscoe heel turn, a pointless yet exciting tag team title match was held, and a new No. 1 contender to the TV title was crowned, so this show undoubtedly gets two thumbs up from yours truly.
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