Flip Gordon def. Jonathan Gresham
Gresham is a really talented hand while Gordon's ascent over the last year in Ring of Honor has been a blast to watch, so I wasn't surprised to see them work so well together here and produce an enjoyable opening match. Gordon scored the win as he should have and I liked the post-match angle with him and Bully Ray. Granted, Ray attacking Gordon was pretty predictable, but it elicited genuine heat and the set-up with Ray feigning showing respect to Gordon was well done.
Kelly Klein def. Deonna Purrazzo
Purrazzo planned on this being more of a fight than an actual match based off how she was wearing street clothes here, so I thought that was a nice touch considering this is supposed to be a blood match. It was a pretty good matchup for the most part, but the finish came off as slightly flat. Normally, I would say Purrazzo should have reigned supreme, but I believe she is officially signed to WWE, so this very well might have been her swan song.
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes def. Roppongi 3K
I wasn't too familiar (if at all) with Roppongi 3K coming into this contest (I wasn't even aware that the original Roppongi Vice broke up!), but they certainly impressed me with their strong showing here. They had the crowd behind them from start to finish and the action was exciting. Meanwhile, The Briscoes are firing on all cylinders right now and this was another excellent performance by them. They now set their sights on The Young Bucks heading into Best in the World.
The road to Best in the World rolls on with an entertaining edition of ROH TV. The women had a quality match (in what possibly could have been Purrazzo's final ROH appearance), Ray and Gordon furthered their feud following an above-average opener, and the main event was exceptional and well worth checking out. I'm happy ROH has some momentum again, so I'm hoping they can continue to deliver with a hell of a pay-per-view in a few weeks.
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