Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: January 29, 2017
Location: Atlanta GA
Commentary: Kevin Kelly and friends
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. The Tempura Boyz def. Coast to Coast and Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara.
2. ROH TV title: Marty Scurll submitted Juice Robinson.
3. Jay Briscoe def. Jay Lethal.
We're reminded again of how Adam Cole regained the ROH title at Wrestle Kingdom on January 4, this time by the man himself.
They're auditioning various replacements for Nigel McGuinness at the desk, without mentioning that Nigel is gone.
1. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara vs. The Tempura Boyz vs. Coast to Coast (Louis St. Giovanni & Shaheem Ali).
Midway through, the Young Bucks come down to join Kevin Kelly on commentary, and suggest that this is actually a #1 contender's match, although I think Bobby Cruise stated as much in the intros.
In a case like this, you'd think 'Burger would've been the designated jobber, but not this time. That falls to Ali, after he's pinned following a package piledriver.
Winners: The Tempura Boyz.
Post-match, the Bucks come down, and reiterate for the audience what they had told Kevin, that they were issuing a not-so-veiled open challenge to TNA champs the Broken Hardys. They'll grant the Tempuras a tag title shot next week, but leave the new challengers lying after a double superkick. Then, Cole is out for some self-serving gaga, dismissing Bobby Fish & Dalton Castle as non-contenders. Yo, diss New York, and see what you get, punk.
2. ROH TV title: Marty Scurll vs. Juice Robinson.
Robinson worked in NXT as CJ Parker until a couple of years ago, when he left for Japan. Alex Shelley is on commentary, as he's getting an audition, or so it would appear. Robinson's braids remind me of Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, a 90's rock band. Yeah, I'm that old. So what? Digression over.
Basic match, mostly to get Robinson over with the ROH fans, as this is his first appearance on American TV since leaving NXT. Robinson went for Pulp Friction (Unprettier), but Scurll countered into the cross-face Chicken Wing, and that was it.
Winner: Marty Scurll.
Post-match, Scurll cut a promo claiming a lack of competition. Oh, really? Chris Sabin, Donovan Dijak, Lio Rush, Jay White, & Jon Gresham, the latter of whom has already faced Scurll and lost, came out to the stage. Sabin spoke for the group, and said there would be a #1 contender's match among the 5 of them, plus Shelley, next week.
3. Decade of Excellence semi-finals: Jay Briscoe vs. Jay Lethal.
Frankie Kazarian is on commentary. Lethal won the two previous meetings during his title reign. Unsurprisingly, Cole is back, as if he really needed more air time. Kaz calls him out for ignoring Christopher Daniels, who awaits the winner of this match, in his promo. Cole, of course, tacks on the disrespect. Briscoe hit the Jay Driller way too early, and got a 2, but it had its effect on Lethal the rest of the way, as Lethal sold like he had gotten a concussion. That proved significant, as Briscoe won with a simple lariat.
Winner: Jay Briscoe.
Briscoe vs. Daniels in the finals in three weeks. As it should be.