Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: February 28, 2016
Location: Nashville TN
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Mr. Wrestling 3 (Steve Corino)
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser def. the Boys.
2. Brian Fury def. Action Ortiz.
3. Lio Rush def. Punisher Martinez.
4. Matt Sydal def. Adam Cole.
Mr. Wrestling III (Steve Corino) is back at the desk this week, after sitting out the last two.
1. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. The Boys.
Before the Boys even came out, their mentor, Dalton Castle, came through the crowd and attacked Young & Bruiser, looking for a receipt. Didn't get it, as he was escorted out. Young then cut a promo on the Boys to stall for time, but it's nothing we haven't heard before, except that Young pledged to leave ROH if he lost. Nothing better than telegraphing the result, eh?
Not quite a squash, as this got two segments. The Boys put up a fight, but in the end a combination corner assault, capped with a cannonball by the Bruiser which surely will help ROH fans recall Kevin Steen (Owens), ending with Young pinning one of the Boys.
Winners: Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser.
Post-match, the attack resumed. Castle returned, and was laid out again.
2. Top Prospect semi-finals: Action Ortiz vs. Brian Fury.
Fury's a cruiser at 218. Ortiz, the 2nd coming of Bam Bam Bigelow, tips the scales at over 300. Ortiz showed he could fly, as he cleared the top rope on a suicide dive. However, Fury came back and hit a dropkick on the knee. Seemed as though Ortiz landed on his head and sold like he had a concussion. He throws a punch, and Fury kicks him low on the way down. The ref assumed it was accidental, and let it go. Fury, showing surprising strength, hit the pop-up powerbomb to advance.
Winner: Brian Fury.
Kevin Kelly interviewed Fury post-match. Fury claimed he was just "scratching the surface". After nearly 20 years in the business?
3. Top Prospect semi-finals: Lio Rush vs. Punisher Martinez.
Early on, Martinez no sold everything Rush threw at him, and did some flying of his own, going over the corner post to hit a tope. However, he got too cute, and tried a dead-lift chokeslam (Who does he think he is? Michael Elgin?), but Rush shifted his weight and landed a C4 (Spanish Fly) off the top to move to the finals.
Winner: Lio Rush.
Rush was also interviewed. He's already got a catchphrase. Hmmmm.
4. Adam Cole vs. Matt Sydal.
Earlier, Cole cut a backstage promo, full of his usual self-serving gaga. He beat Sydal once before, but then, if memory serves, the Kingdom was behind him at the time. Not this time. Easily the best match on the show. Cole went for the Panama City Destroyer, but Sydal countered with a hands free huracanrana for a near fall. Cole locked on the figure four, but Sydal reversed, and Cole made the ropes, forcing a break. One too many superkicks doomed Cole. Next thing you know, Sydal is up top, and hits the Shooting Star Press to collect the win and a receipt.
Winner: Matt Sydal.
Next week: Fury vs. Rush, plus Dalton Castle vs. Christopher Daniels.