Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: February 7, 2016
Location: Charlotte NC
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Alex Shelley def. Frankie Kazarian.
2. Dalton Castle def. Joey Daddiego.
3. "Action" Ortiz def. Leon St. Giovanni.
4. ROH tag titles: All Night Express def. War Machine-DQ.
Sorry this is so late. A quick recap will suffice this week.
1. Alex Shelley vs. Frankie Kazarian (w/Chris Sabin).
With Christopher Daniels suspended, Kaz has to go it alone. Sabin joins Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness at the desk, but hops to the apron a couple of times to distract Shelley, for all the good that did. Nigel could've simply given Sabin a warning the first time, then ejected him, but nope. However, Shelley does hit Sliced Bread #2 to end it.
Winner: Alex Shelley.
Post-match, Kaz confronts Sabin. Hmmmmm.
2. Dalton Castle vs. Joey Daddiego (w/Truth Martini).
You'd think Daddiego would actually get some sustained offense, but nope. At one point, Martini got in the ring and did a spinarooni, which has become a new thing with the fashion victim. No, he can't moonwalk like Michael Hayes, much less the late Michael Jackson. Shoot, I can do a better moonwalk. A breakdancer, he ain't. Despite his boxing background, Daddiego is still greener than grass in the ring, and it showed, as Castle put him away with the Bang-a-Rang.
Winner: Dalton Castle.
Post-match, Silas Young came down and cut a promo, so his feud's far from over. He wants the Boys back, calling them by their given names, Brett & Brandon. Beer City Bruiser comes through the crowd, and Dalton and co. are destroyed.
3. Leon St. Giovanni vs. "Action" Ortiz.
The Top Prospect tournament continues. Ben "Action" Ortiz is known to fans in upstate NY, appearing for local indies, and, presumably, either Dalton Castle or Bobby Fish put in a word for him with ROH suits. Nigel name-checked the late Bam Bam Bigelow. Like, he read my mind. Ortiz has the size and agility, same as Bigelow, as well as the nasty in-ring attitude. Believe me, though, he is a cool cat outside the ring. Shook hands with him after his last appearance in the hometown last summer. St. Giovanni tried, but even calling St. Jude wouldn't help. Ortiz takes it with an overhead face-first suplex.
Winner: "Action" Ortiz.
4. ROH tag titles: War Machine vs. the All Night Express.
Footage is shown pre-match of ANX winning a 3-way #1 contender's match at Final Battle. They played heels here, perhaps unsurprisingly. It got goofy at the end, as ref Paul Turner was bumped down. Turner was pulled into the path of a double knee strike from Ray Rowe by Kenny King. Rhett Titus then brought a table into the ring. It ended up that King went through just as Turner came to. The bell rang, and ANX escaped with a cheap DQ victory that shouldn't be theirs.
Winners: The All Night Express.