With more lack of context and three great matches, with zero storyline implications, Ring of Honor TV continues to make itself very difficult for casual wrestling fans to like.
Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly are apparently a tag team again and Bobby Fish wins a match in Vegas that no one knows about and gets a shot at Jay Lethal’s TV title in the future. But why isn’t Lethal featured on the show as the ROH Champion? Who wants that belt? Why does he not get to feud on ROH TV for that title? What about the Tag Team main event? Why is Kevin Kelley talking about New Japan’s drama instead of showing it? Why have an affiliation with a great promotion like NJPW if you can’t take full advantage of it?
With a lack of flow and context, ROH is a great wrestling show, if you don’t care about who’s in the ring and why they matter. For most wrestling fans, however, they need more.
Silas Young vs. Dalton Castle w/The Boys: Young used strikes and strikes on the outside to stay in the match, but Dalton’s Dead Lift Suplexes and charisma kept him in the match. After the Boys got involved with their “aggressive fanning,” Young went to take them out and then walked right into Dalton’s Spinning Sit-Out Front Slam, which gave the enigmatic youngster the win.
Moose w/Stokely Hathaway vs.Will Ferrara: Using his raw athletic ability, Moose hit Ferrara with a beautiful Dropkick before he decimated Ferrara on the outside. Once back in the ring, Ferrara hit a diving DDT to the outside and the fans got behind him. But after things got in the ring again, Moose hit a sloppy Belly-to-Back Suplex from the top and finished off Ferrara with the Flipping Spear for the win.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: The Young Bucks: Matt and Nick Jackson vs. Roppongi Vice: Rocky Romero and Trent Barretta: A high-energy match with a ton of offense. While most of the action was back and forth, Vice made a big time comeback, but the ROH fans were faithful to the Bucks. After a pair of Superkicks and a nice Clothesline from Romero, all four competitors were on the ground. Barretta and Romero took out Matt with an Electric Chair Knee on the outside and continued the offense on the inside, but couldn’t put Nick away. After they hit Super Kicks on Barretta and Romero, the Jacksons finished off Romero with a 450 and a Moonsault. After the match, Christopher Daniels, Frank Kazarian and Chris Sabin beat on the Bucks and hit Matt with the Celebrity Addiction before they taped him to the top rope and beat him some more before they nailed Nick with the assisted Tombstone Piledriver.