Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser Challenged ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Bullet club
I was really happy when Young emerged victorious over Jay Lethal at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view because he really needed and deserved the big boost. That said, it's all about the aftermath, and instead of setting his sights on the ROH World Championship, Young announced his intentions to challenge for the six-man tag titles. I understand that was the direction ROH was headed in with him many months ago, but he is better than that at this point and I hope this is a one-time deal. At any rate, this segment successfully set up the main event for the night.
ROH World Television Champion Kenny King def. Josh "The Goods" Woods
I know this isn't that relevant to this match but I recently learned that Woods used to be in NXT but was released just last year. I was already impressed with his work, but I didn't know he had been in the business that long prior to coming to Ring of Honor. Nevertheless, this was a fun little match from him and King. It was slightly sloppy at certain points, but it was a solid showing from both men and a nice first televised title defense for King. Afterward, he was called out by Shane Taylor, Chuck Taylor, Punishment Martinez and Mark Briscoe, so it's cool King has a long list of challengers waiting in the wings.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Bullet Club def. Silas Young, Beer City Bruiser and Minoru Suzuki
The interesting thing about Bullet Club is that they're heels but babyfaces when they want to be, typically against heel opponents like Young and Bruiser. It makes them confusing as characters, but fans love them regardless, so I guess that's all that matters. As for the match itself, they received plenty of time and more than made the most of it by producing an extremely entertaining outing. The outcome was never in doubt in my opinion, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of it. Suzuki is a blast to watch and this was way better than his Death Before Dishonor match with Cody.
Tommy Dreamer Confronted Jay Briscoe
This segment was advertised as Briscoe offering an explanation for his actions at Death Before Dishonor, but before he could say anything, Dreamer interrupted him and shared a few stories about his friendship with Bully Ray. Dreamer can always be relied on for a passionate promo, and this was strong stuff, but it essentially accomplished nothing. I'm not sure where this program is going, but at least Dreamer played his part well in his one-off appearance.
Once again, I'm thrilled that ROH is wasting no time in airing the fallout from their latest pay-per-view. It's imperative that they capitalize on the momentum of the event and it looked like they did that with this show. The closing segment was a pleasant surprise, the main event was excellent and the TV title match was well-wrestled for the most part, so this edition of ROH TV easily gets a thumbs-up from me.
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