Silas Young def. Jonathan Gresham in a ROH World Television Championship Qualifying Match
I was not expecting this match to be entirely comedy, but the live crowd seemed to enjoy their antics, so who am I to complain? I just thought it was a weird way to use Young coming off his huge victory versus Jay Lethal at Death Before Dishonor, but that has quickly been forgotten, sadly. Despite them taking a different approach to this outing than I originally assumed, I was entertained by this match, and obviously Young advancing to Final Battle for the TV title was the right call.
War Machine and The Addiction Brawled
This was a logical follow-up to War Machine costing The Addiction their No. 1 Contender's match a few weeks back, so I would assume they'll be clashing in a match at Final Battle coming up. This was brief yet brutal, and I liked how they tried to go outside the box with a "fan" in the crowd accidentally getting hit thanks to The Addiction ducking out of the way. It made them look like slimy cowards, so it was an effective segment.
Caprice Coleman Hosted Coleman's Pulpit with ROH World Television Champion Kenny King
I almost thought I was watching a rerun of King's previous appearance on Coleman's Pulpit from a few weeks ago for a moment with the two going back and forth like old friends (remember, they have history in The Rebellion). However, it didn't take long for Coleman to insult King, leading to King challenging Coleman to a match at an upcoming live event with his gold for grabs. As we soon learned, that was Coleman's intent, so this segment served a purpose after all.
Bullet Club def. Flip Gordan, Scorpio Sky and Coast to Coast
This was an absolutely insane main event and one of those matches where if you don't like Bullet Club (specifically The Young Bucks), you're going to hate it. Yes, there were that many superkicks and crazy moments with little story told other than stuff alluded to on the Being the Elite YouTube show. Personally, I loved every second of it and thought all eight performers put forth a hell of an effort. They were given a ton of time, too, so they more than made the most of it with what I would certainly call a spectacle, to say the least.
For those wondering why my review is up a week earlier than usual, it's because Fite TV accidentally uploaded the wrong episode on Monday, November 20th before deleting it... but I had already seen it! As for this show, the two matches delivered in spades and Coleman's Pulpit set up a future title match. As always, the hour of wrestling flew by and is worth checking out. The road to Final Battle has been fun to follow and I look forward to being there in person.
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