Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: January 22, 2017
Location: Phildelphia PA
Commentary: Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Non-title: Marty Scurll submitted Jonathan Gresham.
2. Christopher Daniels def. Chris Sabin.
3. Kushida def. Will Ospreay & Dragon Lee, pinning Ospreay.
Last episode of four from Philadelphia, and also the swan song for Nigel McGuinness, who's now with WWE.
1. Non-title: Marty Scurll vs. Jonathan Gresham.
Decent opener, as Scurll makes his first appearance in the US since signing with ROH, although, as I've noted previously, he's had previous experience with American promotions, particularly TNA. Gresham teased the "broken finger" spot that Scurll does, but that's all it was, a tease, and Scurll "broke" Gresham's fingers instead. On his 3rd try, Scurll locked on the cross-face chicken wing submission, and got the tap out.
Winner: Marty Scurll.
Back & forth promos from the two Jays, Lethal & Briscoe, who meet in the Decade of Excellence semi-finals next week in Atlanta. One of them will meet the winner of the next match.
2. Decade of Excellence semi-final: Christopher Daniels vs. Chris Sabin.
Not long ago, these two were running buddies in the Addiction/Knights of the Red Dawn. Frankie Kazarian is on commentary, and he, along with Nigel and Kevin Kelly, put over as strongly as possible Daniels as a babyface in this tournament, as if this was his last chance to win the ROH title, a prize he's never had, although he's been a TV & tag champ. Sabin made a tactical error early on, confronting Kaz at the desk. Daniels took advantage, and actually didn't give in at all. He kept it clean, and polished off Sabin with the Best Moonsault Ever (fans called the move at ringside).
Winner: Christopher Daniels.
Post-match, there was a handshake and a hug. Looks to me like Daniels could go all the way, and by that, I mean all the way to the title as a "good soldier" award. If I'm Adam Cole, I'd worry.
Kind of awkward seeing Kyle O'Reilly shilling a new t-shirt that's actually been out for a while, as he is not the champ anymore (see below).
Steve Corino is back with Kevin Sullivan and co., in what will be his swan song, as well. Seems that his new gig in WWE is supposed to have him hunting "the golden one" (Goldust), but that's not really the case. Awkward.
3. Kushida vs. Dragon Lee vs. Will Ospreay.
Air traffic control was on full alert for this one. So much flipping and flying, you'd think a troupe of acrobats was in the ring instead of these three. It ended when Kushida landed a fisherman buster bomb on Ospreay.