Rush, Jeff Cobb, Jay Lethal and Kenny King def. ROH World Champion Matt Taven, ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor and ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes in a Champions vs. All-Stars Tag Team Elimination Match
(From my Saturday Night at Center Stage review...) This match was stacked with star power, and not just because of all the champions involved. A lot of these guys have history with each other and I appreciated that Lethal and King teased tension before the bell even rang because of their rivalry from earlier in the summer. I'm glad no one was taken out into well into the matchup and everyone had a chance to shine at one point or another. They were definitely dull periods, but they held the crowd's interest for the most part. The biggest takeaways coming out of this contest were Taylor pinning Lethal, Taven getting himself intentionally eliminated by blasting Rush with a chair, and Rush and Cobb standing tall as the sole survivors. Rush is on a roll right now, but Cobb really needed this after losing a lot of steam following his loss to Matt Taven at Best in the World.
It's a good thing I caught up on the Saturday Night at Center Stage and Honor for All events from late last month just recently because it looks like highlights from those HonorClub specials are going to be replayed on ROH TV for the foreseeable future. In addition to the loaded main event from Saturday Night at Center Stage, Joe Hendry's debut was also recapped and an update was given on the rest of the first round matches in the Top Prospect Tournament with Austin Gunn advancing over Brian Johnson, Haitian Sensation advancing over Ken Dixon, and Dak Daper advancing over Makita. As always, this isn't a show you need to go out of your way to see if you already watched Saturday Night at Center Stage, but the main event (if you haven't seen it) was great.
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