By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The All Night Express def. The Addiction
They set up the match nicely last week with their back-and-forth mic exchange, so that helped make the match feel more meaningful. It was a solid tag team outing from the two tandems and the in-ring action down the stretch was enjoyable. I'm intrigued as to who's under the mask of the man who continues to cost The Addiction matches and I don't have an educated guesses as to who it could be. Hopefully it isn't too long before the big reveal otherwise fans will start to lose interest. Meanwhile, this was another good win for The All Night Express and I'd imagine their next stop is the ROH World Tag Team Championship.
Michael Elgin Saved reDRAGON From The Kingdom
I've been a fan of The Kingdom since I started watching Ring of Honor again over the summer and they never cease to stand out as stars. It's also cool to see they're sticking together (as opposed to Adam Cole breaking off as a babayface as previously teased). They all came across well in their respective promos and the subsequent brawl with reDRAGON and Elgin was effective in setting up a six-man tag team match between the two trios for next week.
Jay Briscoe def. Adam Page in a No Disqualification Match
The feud between The Briscoe Brothers and The Decade temporarily cooled off with Page's injury, but they picked up right where they left off with this match. Page hasn't been built up to be anything special for as long as I've been watching ROH, but this was a strong showing from him. Per usual, Briscoe was excellent in his role and had the crowd invested in everything they did. The hardcore spots were executed in awesome fashion and it did had a semblance of a story to it with Briscoe trying to put Page through the table at several points, though I could have done without Page kicking out of that. As for the post-match angle with Steve Corino finally laying out BJ Whitmer, I loved it. It was a long time coming and as a result, it was very well-received by the audience. Now I look forward to seeing what's next for Corino and if he'll miss any television time if he's suspended again in storyline.
Along with NXT, ROH is the show to watch for entertaining wrestling on a weekly basis. This show continued the streak of above-average editions with a fun opener, a talking segment that furthered a feud, and a great hardcore main event. The hour absolutely flew by and with a lot to be excited about in the promotion at the moment, there's no reason why you shouldn't watch this episode when you get the chance.
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