Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: February 12, 2017
Location: Atlanta GA
Commentary: Kevin Kelly and friends
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Adam Page def. Matt Sells.
2. Jay Lethal & Bobby Fish def. Adam Cole & Cody when Fish submitted Cole.
3. Mark Briscoe def. Sal Rinauro.
4. The Rebellion def. Dalton Castle & the Boys.
We open with a replay of the Cody video from last week, which I didn't bother mentioning, because, in truth, it's not worth discussing.
1. Adam Page vs. Matt Sells.
Squashola! Sells got zero offense in, and Page won quickly with the Rite of Passage.
Winner: Adam Page.
Post-match, Cody, the Young Bucks, & ROH champ Adam Cole came down, and Cody cut a promo ripping the area he calls home. He had a few unpleasant things to say about and to Jay Lethal, who takes the bait, and walks right into a 5-on-1 gang mugging. Bobby Fish, Lethal's partner du jour, Jay White, Lio Rush, and the Motor City Machine Guns came down to make the save. What was to be a tag team main event just got moved up!
2. Adam Cole & Cody vs. Jay Lethal & Bobby Fish.
The idea here was that Cody was playing the coward card and unwilling to lock up with Lethal. Cole defends the ROH title vs. Fish in NYC on 3/4, one week before the 15th anniversary show, so of course the heat was in that direction. Fish & Lethal each took turns as face-in-peril. Ultimately, Lethal hit the Lethal Injection on Cody, but he wasn't legal, Cole was. It ended when Fish locked the knee bar on Cole, and as Lethal cut off Cody, Cole taps out!!
Winners: Jay Lethal & Bobby Fish.
Mark Briscoe had been on commentary, but, to the shock of Kevin Kelly, Briscoe also has a match on the card!
3. Mark Briscoe vs. Sal Rinauro.
Rinauro is no stranger to ROH, but it's been a few years, it seems, as this is my first look at him. Protracted squash. Rinauro acted like a sloppy, ill-mannered goon, spitting on Briscoe at one point. Bad idea. He did get a near fall with a Michinoku Driver, but back comes Briscoe. Modified t-bone suplex sets up Froggy-Bow.
Winner: Mark Briscoe.
Mark had been asked about brother Jay's chances vs. Christopher Daniels in the finals of the Decade of Excellence tournament, airing next week. In a pre-recorded promo, Frankie Kazarian speaks for his BFF, but it's also got subtle signs of a pending heel turn........
4. The Rebellion vs. Dalton Castle & the Boys.
Silas Young & the Beer City Bruiser replace Briscoe at the desk, but when Bruiser runs out of beer, Colt Cabana comes along, hoping to atone for last week, and he replaces Bruiser at the desk. Meanwhile, this exposed how green the Boys still are, and it was pushed that the Rebellion may be in line for a 6-man tag title shot. Sledgehammer of plot, no? Castle kept trying for Bang-a-Rang, but couldn't connect. One of the Boys is isolated, and pinned after a Sky Splitter and a Rhett Titus frogsplash that is one of the weakest I've ever seen.
Winners: The Rebellion.
Next week: Jay Briscoe vs. Christopher Daniels, plus Bull James vs. Silas Young.