Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: August 14, 2016
Location: Philadelphia PA
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Lio Rush def. Donovan Dijak.
2. The Young Bucks def. Rappongi Vice when Nick Jackson pinned Trent Barreta.
1. Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana) vs. Lio Rush.
The winners of the last two Top Prospect tournaments meet in our opener. Kevin Kelly is still steamed at Nana for what happened to Stokely Hathaway and the since-gone-from-ROH Moose two weeks ago. Nana takes a bump when he tries blocking Rush's path to the ring after Dijak tossed him out, but Rush shoved Nana to the floor. Good idea. Dijak kept trying for Feast Your Eyes, but Rush had an answer all three times, including at the end, with a crucifix pin.
Winner: Lio Rush.
Dijak & Nana initiate a sore loser attack after, and Kamaitachi joins the party, only for Jay White to come along and even the sides. White, Dijak, Rush, & Kamaitachi will be in a fatal 4-way #1 contender's match for the TV title at Death Before Dishonor.
Clips are shown of War Machine being ambushed by Keith Lee & Shane Taylor backstage. Coupled with injuries to both halves of the Motor City Machine Guns, the Addiction are now left without opponents and their tag title match is off.
That leaves the Young Bucks and Rappongi Vice to duke it out for a tag title match that will be broadcast Labor Day weekend.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet is targeting Dalton Castle. Sheesh, that's definitely something Donald Trump would endorse.
2. Rappongi Vice vs. the Young Bucks.
Bucks get the face treatment here despite their heel status. Well, of course. The Bullet Club-nWo marks are out in force in heel-friendly Philly. A fast paced, athletic match, but not quite as many superkicks, although the Bucks were pandering to their fans. Finish saw Trent Barreta hit the Dudebuster on Nick Jackson, but that gets broken up, and the next thing you know, we have a 2nd straight crucifix pin, as Barreta is defeated.
Winners: The Young Bucks.
Nigel McGuinness had left the booth to prep for the contract signing for the ROH title match at Death Before Dishonor. Challenger Adam Cole is out first. Yadda, yadda. Whatever. Jay Lethal is out next and cuts a money promo in his own voice. Every match he has had has been about the title, but this time, it's revenge. He pulls out a pair of scissors, tips over the table, and we have the predictable fight. Lethal gets the upper hand, and looks for a sartorial receipt, but the Bucks return to bail Cole out. That's it for this week.