Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: February 21, 2016
Location: Nashville TN
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. ROH TV title: Roderick Strong def. Jonathan Gresham.
2. Non-title: War Machine def. Brutal Bob Evans & Tim Hughes when Hanson pinned Hughes.
3. B. J. Whitmer squashed Chase Brown.
4. The Briscoes def. ACH & Alex Shelley when Mark pinned ACH.
1. Ring of Honor TV title: Roderick Strong vs. Jonathan Gresham.
Just before the match started, Veda Scott ran out and tried to bribe Gresham into giving up his title shot to Cedric Alexander. Both champ & challenger shooed the ambulance chaser out, and Veda was never heard from again the rest of the night. Just as well. She's ruining Alexander as a heel with her gimmick.
Good opener. Strong sold for Gresham to make him a credible challenger. Gresham applied the cobra twist, but Roddy countered into a backbreaker. Strong retained after a running knee strike knocked out Gresham long enough for a 3.
Winner: Roderick Strong.
Post-match, Bobby Fish showed up and played pickpocket, taking the TV belt, touching off the first of a series of "combustible situations".
2. Non-title: War Machine vs. Brutal Bob Evans & Tim Hughes.
Squashola. Evans wasn't in much at all, and let Hughes take most of the abuse. Evans' track record in TV tag matches isn't that great anyway, regardless of partner, and after last week, Hughes, at least in this writer's opinion, is a JTTS. Hanson hit a top rope splash to finish off the rookie.
Winners: War Machine.
Post-match, the All Night Express came out and cut a promo for the anniversary show.
Young Bucks interview. A very awkward way to introduce "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega, who, as mentioned last week, became IWGP Intercontinental champ after this show was taped. He & the Bucks have since won the Never six man titles.
3. B. J. Whitmer vs. Chase Brown
It was another squash, ending with Whitmer hitting the exploder, which was used as a transitional move earlier and in the main event.
Winner: B. J. Whitmer.
Post-match, Whitmer called out Adam Page, but Steve Corino came out. Whitmer wouldn't let Corino talk, and of course Page came through the crowd for another pull-apart.
Adam Cole came out for "story time". Whee. First, Jay Lethal, with Truth Martini & Taeler Hendrix trailing behind him, then Kyle O'Reilly, showed up. Of course there was another pull-apart.
4. ACH & Alex Shelley vs. The Briscoes (w/ODB).
Christopher Daniels was activated from the suspended list and joins Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness on commentary. He gets Shelley at the PPV, so of course he figures into the finish, ruining what otherwise was a great match. At the end, Daniels left the desk and prevented Shelley from re-entering the ring to save ACH, who ended up eating a Doomsday Device.
Winners: The Briscoes.
Post-match, Frankie Kazarian & Chris Sabin showed up, and Sabin was reluctant to attack his former, and perhaps future, partner. ACH got Shelley out of Dodge before any more trouble ensued.