Jay Lethal def. Beer City Bruiser in a No Disqualification Match
ROH TV typically kicks off the same way every week, so Lethal and Bruiser brawling down the aisle leading into their No Disqualification match was a refreshing change of pace. Lethal has been brutalized by Bruiser and Silas Young for months now, so this was a fitting way for Lethal to give one of them their comeuppance. The incorporation of weapons was well done and Lethal came across like a hellbent babyface here. Although there were no disqualifications, Young was banned from ringside, which is why security guards blocked his path to the ring.
Caprice Coleman Hosted Coleman's Pulpit with The Addiction
Much like he did last week, Coleman noted that his set is "bush league" and demanded more from the Ring of Honor brass, but his request for better furniture was apparently not granted. The Addiction is also anti-management at the moment, so this was a logical platform for them to run down the powers that be and establish their new mission as heels after ruining last week's tag team title main event. By the way, is Coleman basically doing the same gimmick he was before just without the rest of The Rebellion?
Will Ferrara def. Howie Timberche
Timberche is pretty much an unknown, so I wasn't surprised that the crowd was almost completely quiet for this. It was a nice little match while it lasted that allowed Ferrara to showcase a more aggressive style than we've seen him in the past. I don't think I've ever heard Cheeseburger cut a promo before, but I thought his post-match promo challenging Ferrara to a match next week was exactly what it needed to be: short and sweet.
The Bullet Club def. Mark Briscoe and Bully Ray
It's funny, now that Adam Cole is officially gone from ROH, Hangman Page is already back to calling himself Adam Page again. He even held up a sign from the crowd while he was making his entrance that said "Last Adam Standing," and I got a good chuckle out of that. At any rate, this was a fun tag team main event where the crowd was engaged in the action and everyone played their roles well. Despite being attacked by The Kingdom a few weeks ago, Jay Briscoe resurfaced during the match and prevented Marty Scurll from getting involved. Speaking of The Kingdom, they ultimately cost Mark the victory, so while I wasn't a huge fan of the shenanigans, the outcome was the right one. I could have sworn The Briscoes turned heel along with Bully Ray recently, so maybe I'm missing something here.
This show started off hot with an enjoyable hardcore match between Lethal and Bruiser and ended with an entertaining main event. The talking segment and the short showcase for Ferrara were also successful in furthering storylines (and announcing Ferrara vs. Cheeseburger for next week), so everything on this episode served a purpose one way or another. All in all, it was a quality edition of ROH TV.
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