Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: July 24, 2016
Location: Concord NC
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. The Cabinet def. Cheeseburger, Will Ferrara, & Moose when Kenny King pinned Cheeseburger.
2. ROH title: Jay Lethal def. Kyle O'Reilly.
The show was supposed to be entirely about a ROH title bout between Jay Lethal and Kyle O'Reilly, but Adam Cole & the Young Bucks, who promised they wouldn't interfere in the match itself, decided to ambush O'Reilly early, in the hope that O'Reilly would not be able to compete. Why Cole, a former champion, is so obsessed with preventing O'Reilly from realizing the same dream, is beyond insane.
The All Night Express have added Caprice Coleman to their ranks as their "minister of information", so now they're called the Cabinet. As I noted, ROH is, like WWE, poking fun at Donald Trump. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara are the scheduled opponents, but they have an ace, or, more specifically, a Moose, up their sleeves.
1. The Cabinet (Caprice Coleman & the All Night Express) vs. Cheeseburger, Will Ferrara, & Moose.
With Moose now in TNA, it's a matter of time before we're saying good-bye to him on this show. Just not feeling his partnership with another ex-ROH guy, Michael Bennett, right at the moment. Digressing. Typical six-man match. Just as predictably, it seems, despite a series of Shokai palm strikes, Cheeseburger ends up the loser here, pinned by Kenny King.
Winners: The Cabinet.
2. ROH title: Jay Lethal vs. Kyle O'Reilly.
No Taeler Hendrix this time. Hmmmmm. Jay's totally babyface here, offering to defer the match to another night, in light of O'Reilly now with an injured shoulder. O'Reilly, though, wants this match now. He gutted it out, fighting with one arm, and not able to completely lock on any submissions. Lethal finally ends it with a Lethal Injection.
Winner: Jay Lethal.
Post-match, Cole & the Bucks return, having previously been ejected from the building. Lethal returns, and brings Bobby Fish, the other half of reDRagon, with him. The Bullet Club members leave, but not before Nigel McGuinness, who'd ejected the party crashers earlier, declares that the title-obsessed Cole won't get another title shot. Oh, this ain't over.