Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: December 11, 2016
Location: Baltimore MD
Commentary: Ian Riccobani & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Deanna Purrazzo submitted Candice LeRae.
2. Veda Scott & Kennadi Brink def. Sumie Sakai & Faye Jackson when Brink submitted Jackson.
3. Mandy Leon def. Jessica Havok.
4. Kellie Klein def. ODB via referee stoppage.
It's ladies night. More specifically, Women of Honor night #2. Ian Riccobani fills in for Kevin Kelly alongside Nigel McGuinness.
1. Deanna Purrazzo vs. Candice LeRae.
Both women cut pre-match interviews that were recorded some time prior. Good opener, with a lot of solid chain wrestling and an emphasis on Purrazzo's preference for submissions. She locked on the Fujiwara armbar once, and LeRae made the ropes. Candice mounted a comeback with a Coup de Grace (not called as such) for 2. A pair of basement kicks could've ended it, but the third try was a swing and a miss. Purrazzo sprang up and locked on the armbar again, and this time Candice taps.
Winner: Deanna Purrazzo.
2. Sumie Sakai & Faye Jackson (w/Solo Darling) vs. Veda Scott & Kennadi Brink.
1st appearance for Brink on ROH-TV. We've talked in the past about how Scott has had so few chances to compete over the course of the last 4-5 years, which is a shame given the roles that Scott has had as a reporter and a manager over that time. That said, she wasn't in the ring all that much, again owing to ROH's reluctance to let her cut loose. This was more of a showcase for Brink, understandably, and she submitted Jackson with the Anaconda Vice.
Winners: Veda Scott & Kennadi Brink.
3. Mandy Leon vs. Jessica Havok.
Havok is one of two former TNA "Knockouts" champions on the card, the other being ODB in the main event. The story here is that Taeler Hendrix, who has otherwise fallen off the face of the earth with the dissolution of the House of Truth, summoned Havok to eliminate the Exotic Goddess before a No-DQ match set to air on ROH's YouTube channel this coming week. Leon was interviewed pre-match in the same way as LeRae & Purrazzo. Too bad they canned "Inside ROH" again. Seriously. Anyway, this was your standard David vs. Goliath match from a woman's point of view. Havok wasn't looking for a pin, although it would've made sense, but instead went for a chair on the floor. Bad idea. Purrazzo came back and intercepted, setting up Leon for a schoolgirl rollup and a surprise pin.
Winner: Mandy Leon.
Post-match, Havok got her heat back by chokeslamming Leon & Purrazzo. Something tells me we haven't seen the last of Jessica Havok in ROH. Not with a deranged lunatic like Kevin Sullivan on the roster........
4. ODB vs. Kellie Klein.
Speaking of Sullivan, BJ Whitmer is no longer managing Klein, whom Ian refers to as the Gatekeeper for some reason. She doesn't fit with Sullivan's crew, but Havok does. Very even match, just like the opener. The finish came out of nowhere again, as ODB set up for a fallaway slam, but Klein countered and landed her guillotine choke finisher. ODB "passed out", forcing Todd Sinclair to stop the match.
Winner: Kellie Klein.
Next week: The best of 2016.