ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor def. Joe Hendry
This match happened during the Honor United tour over in England late last month, but this was my first time seeing it as I never watched any of those events. I've made it known in my reviews that I'm not a fan of Hendry's and don't get his hype, but it was smart to have him challenge for the ROH World Television Championship on this show because of how it emanated from his home country. They were solidly behind him throughout and bought into some of the nearfalls, but in the end, Taylor reigned supreme. Taylor has been doing great work as champ since the spring and I hope he holds it for another few months (assuming he doesn't leave at the beginning of 2020 as had been rumored).
This edition of ROH TV largely recapped the Honor United tour and featured highlights from Rush vs. Jeff Cobb for the ROH World Championship, Jay Lethal's heel turn and subsequent explanation for his actions, Kelly Klein vs. Mandy Leon for the WOH World Championship, and "Speedball" Mike Bailey vs. Flamita (who I read reportedly signed a one-year deal with ROH). Meanwhile, Taylor vs. Hendry is fun if you haven't seen it before but far from must-see. The card for Final Battle next month is slowly coming together, but it feels like there's little to no buzz surrounding what's supposed to be the company's biggest pay-per-view of the year.
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