Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: January 15, 2017
Location: Phildelphia PA
Commentary: Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Lio Rush, Jay White, & Donovan Dijak def. the Rebellion when Rush pinned Caprice Coleman.
2. Cody def. Steve Corino.
3. Jay Lethal def. Jushin Liger.
1. The Rebellion (Caprice Coleman, Kenny King, & Rhett Titus) vs. Lio Rush, Jay White, & Donovan Dijak.
Again, no mention of the fact that Dijak is no longer with Prince Nana, so that continuity error needs to be addressed, and soon. This broke down into a brawl rather quickly, but back from the break, the Rebellion got the heat on Rush. Interesting to see two of the last three Top Prospect winners on the same team (Rush, Dijak), with the possibility that White will be in this year's tournament. Cool spot saw Dijak & White hit stereo moonsaults off the top turnbuckles on the All Night Express. Coleman, though, ended up taking even more abuse. The end saw Rush hit a frogsplash, then give way to Dijak for a moonsault before pinning Coleman.
Winners: Lio Rush, Jay White, & Donovan Dijak.
Sore loser attack after, broken up when Chris Sabin comes down to clear the ring of the Rebellion.
Footage from Final Battle of Cody using a low blow to set up CrossRhodes to pin Jay Lethal.
Cody is now in the 2300 Arena, cutting a standard heel promo, ripping the ROH fans and the promotion (Ring of Mediocrity? No, Cody, that was TNA), and teasing an appearance by wife Brandi (still with TNA) before shutting that down.
Enter Steve Corino, who had Kevin Sullivan, Damian Martinez, & BJ Whitmer with him. Martinez left a box at the desk, then went back to the stage. Cody attacked Corino for no reason at Final Battle, setting up our next match.
2. Steve Corino vs. Cody.
Both paid tribute to Cody's late father, Dusty Rhodes, and the fans chanted "Dusty! Dusty!" at one point. Corino talked about a 1999 angle in ECW in the same building where he said he didn't respect Dusty, but the truth is he did. This tied into the Sullivan-Rhodes feud, Kevin Kelly asserted, believing that the sacrifice Whitmer referenced last week would be Cody.
Both teased flip, flop, & fly before Corino actually hit it. However, when he opened the box, he found the golden spike. Ref Todd Sinclair intercepted, allowing Cody another low blow. Elbow to the head, and an elbow drop for the finish. Well, Dusty was a heel at two different points in his career.
Jay Lethal chased Cody out, then cut a promo.
3. Decade of Excellence tournament, 1st round: Jay Lethal vs. Jushin "Thunder" Liger.
Easily the best match on the show. These two could've gone all night if possible, and the fact that Liger is still going strong after some 30-odd years in the business says something. He hit two Shotai palm strikes, but couldn't put Lethal away. Superkick set up the Lethal Injection, and Lethal moves on to face old foe Jay Briscoe.
Winner: Jay Lethal.
Two Chris's, Daniels & Sabin, meet in the first semi-final next week.