Jonathon Gresham def. Flip Gordon
Gordon signed a full-time deal with Ring of Honor just recently and he's the perfect fit for the company. He's one of the most amazing athletes on the independent scene today and it's great he's on a bigger platform where he can shine. Gresham is a good hand in the ring as well, and thus this was a fun opening match. Granted, it didn't serve any significant purpose (though it did appear as if Alex Shelley was attempting to recruit Gordon into Search & Destroy afterward), but they were given plenty of time and it was an entertaining way of kicking off the show.
Ian Riccaboni Interviewed Josh "The Goods" Woods
Woods definitely has all the makings of a future star, and for someone still early on in his development, this was a decent promo from him. I liked how he established his ultimate goal of eventually challenging for the ROH World Television Championship and noted how the current champion Kushida is over in Japan at the moment. For now, he'll settle for calling out Jay Briscoe. Do all ROH newcomers set their sights on Briscoe upon their arrival?
Silas Young def. Bobby Fish
As I've said before, this feud (along with the involvement of Jay Lethal and Beer City Bruiser) has been a nice staple on ROH TV for the past month and this was another enjoyable, competitive contest from Young and Fish. I've been digging Young's renewed push as of late and he had as strong of a showing here as Fish did, and most importantly, he once again emerged victorious in clean fashion. There's a reason for that, and anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about should tune into the upcoming episodes of NXT.
Jay White def. Punishment Martinez
White has somewhat flown under the radar as a member of Search & Destroy, but I was very glad he and Martinez scored the main event slot on this show. They work very well together and I love the David vs. Goliath dynamic they have. Additionally, I didn't have a major issue with White beating Martinez for a second straight time if only because it was via a roll-up and Martinez immediately got his heat back by attacking White and putting him through a table.
Similar to every other post-pay-per-view edition of ROH TV, this didn't feature any fallout from Best in the World because it was taped beforehand. Here's hoping it isn't long until the matches they taped the night after the event make the air. As a standalone show, however, this was quite solid with three above-average matches and an ample amount of storyline progression with Woods, White vs. Martinez, and Young vs. Fish, so it gets a thumbs up from me.
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