Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: July 31, 2016
Location: Concord NC
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Moose def. Mike Posey.
2. Donovan Dijak def. Moose.
3. Jay Lethal & the Briscoes def. Adam Cole & the Young Bucks when Lethal pinned Matt Jackson.
Jay Lethal opens, and his message is simple. He wants to make things right after what Adam Cole and the Young Bucks did to Kyle O'Reilly last week. Lethal proposes adding himself and Cole to a previously announced main event tag between the Bucks and the Briscoes, and Nigel McGuinness agrees in about 2 seconds.
1. Moose (w/Stokely Hathaway) vs. Mike "P-Dogg" Posey (w/the Getalong Gang).
Posey was better off as a referee. He comes off as a low-rent John Cena wannabe, circa the Dr. of Thuganomics era (2002-4), but Cena would freestyle him under the table. And, so, Posey is deservedly squashed for being such a tool. His posse was scattered like wheat chaff, and Moose needed 2 spears, the last just for kicks, to finish Posey.
Prince Nana & Donovan Dijak are out next, and Nana talks about how he brought Moose & Hathaway to ROH. Dijak is up next as Moose takes a 2nd match.
2. Moose vs. Donovan Dijak.
Of course this took longer, because there was a story to be told. Both men matched power moves, and it took Dijak three attempts, the last after sidestepping the spear, to put Moose away.
Winner: Donovan Dijak.
Dijak showed his true colors post-match, and gave Hathaway a boot to the head, much like he did to Truth Martini earlier this year, so I guess we've seen the last of Stokely. They said Moose may've suffered a concussion. Considering he left ROH shortly after and signed with TNA.....!
Addiction promo. Blah, blah, blah.
Kevin Sullivan meets with Steve Corino. Blah, blah, blah.
3. Jay Lethal & the Briscoes vs. Adam Cole & the Young Bucks.
Matt Taven joins Kevin Kelly & Nigel on commentary, and has respect for the champ and the Briscoes, but zero for former Kingdom teammate Cole and the Bucks, and takes issue with the Bucks giving fans the 2 Sweet hand motion at ringside. So the Bucks have their fans. So did the nWo. Do the math.
Mark Briscoe is taken out early, as Matt Jackson pushed him off the top and onto a table that didn't break. Nigel left the desk to take Mark to the back, and neither would return. That made it a handicap match, and the two Jays made the most of a bad sitch, with Lethal hitting the Lethal Injection on Cole, then schoolboying Matt, who was the legal man.
Winners: Jay Lethal and the Briscoes.
Post-match, Cole hit Jay Briscoe with his own finisher, the Jay Driller, on a chair. Lethal ate two triple superkicks, and had his head shaved. Cole joining the Bullet Club is a means to an end, and that end is the ROH title. Now what does Nigel do?