The Briscoes def. Best Friends
Best Friends recently received a rematch for the ROH World Tag Team Championship on ROH TV before being attacked by The Briscoes, so this was the follow-up to that. Best Friends were entertaining as always and I enjoyed the chemistry they had with The Briscoes, putting together a very good matchup. Of course, The Briscoes winning was necessary as they prepare to vie for the tag titles at the 16th Anniversary Show. Speaking of which, their opponents for that show, The Motor City Machine Guns, attacked them afterward and sent a message in the process.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Adam Page def. Christopher Daniels
Bullet Club and So Cal Uncensored have been feuding for months and will be facing off in a Street Fight at the 16th Anniversary Show, hence the reason behind this match. Page has always been one to watch, but he has been extra impressive lately and his outing here was no exception. Although Page emerged victorious, Daniels hired Shane Taylor to attack him afterward. Taylor has a loose alliance with So Cal Uncensored and he was supposed to team with them at Manhattan Mayhem before plans were forced to change due to travel issues.
ROH World Champion Dalton Castle and Jay Lethal def. Marty Scurll and Punishment Martinez
After being on opposite teams at Final Battle, Castle and Lethal teamed up in this match against two heels in Scurll and Martinez. Both pairings will be facing off against each other at the 16th Anniversary Show, so this was basically a test to see how well they could work together. The babyfaces as well as the heels teased signs of dissension at various points, but it was Castle and Lethal who won in the end. It was a quality main event that set the stage nicely for the pending pay-per-view.
As the go-home show for the 16th Anniversary Show, this was a successful edition of ROH TV where everything served a purpose and there was zero filler. All three matchups were not only well-wrestled but they also hyped up a match on the card for Friday night. As a result, this episode gets a thumbs-up from me, and I find myself looking forward to the pay-per-view as it appears to have plenty of potential on paper.
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