Silas Young and The Beer City Bruiser def. Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara
While this wasn't the most exciting opener, it was a well-wrestled matchup that effectively established Young and Bruiser as a threat to the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Cheeseburger and Ferrara sold well for the hard-hitting tandem and were able to score some offense as well. There hasn't been much buzz surrounding the six-man tag titles thus far, but I am interested to see who Young and Bruiser will recruit to be their partner at Supercard of Honor.
Josh "The Goods" Woods def. Chris LeRusso in a Top Prospect Tournament Round 1 Match
Aside from the 15 second interviews they receive, there isn't much to base these top prospects off of other than their in-ring ability. Both guys are decent enough from what I could tell in this match, but this was pretty basic stuff and they didn't do the best job of getting the crowd engaged in the action. Of the two, however, Woods did stand out to me more because he plays a badass and looks the part. The knockout finish was something different for Ring of Honor, so I appreciated that.
Kenny King def. Lio Rush
It isn't often that Ring of Honor will consistently feature a single story on ROH TV over the course of a month or so, but they have successfully done so with Rush's rivalry with The Rebellion. As a result, I actually cared about this match and thoroughly enjoyed it. They put together a pretty fun match, though King's clean victory shouldn't come as a surprise considering Rush is on his way out of ROH. I had no idea Keith Lee wasn't coming with Shane Taylor to Ring of Honor until that was referenced here, so although I'm disappointed they won't be teaming anymore, Lee at least has direction now that he's in The Rebellion.
Jay Briscoe def. Jay White
It has constantly been brought up that White was undefeated in ROH, but how impressive is that stat really when White rarely competes in singles matches? I'm glad they went back to this bout after their last match went to a draw and they advertised it two weeks out, and it definitely lived up to the hype in my opinion. This was an excellent match and White looked like an equal to White throughout, losing nothing in defeat. I'm not sure how much longer White will be in ROH, but I hope ROH capitalizes on what he gained from this match going forward.
Again, if you were hoping for fallout from the 15th Anniversary Show from last weekend, you're going to have to wait another few weeks. No indication was made on this show as to how much longer it will be, but it's usually a solid three or four weeks after the event airs. As for this show, it was solid from start to finish. The first two matches weren't memorable yet they served a purpose, and the latter two matches were entertaining.
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