Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: June 5, 2016
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Kazuchika Okada def. Matt Sydal.
2. Colt Cabana def. Adam Page.
3. Non-title: Jay Lethal def. Donovan Dijak due to interference from the Bullet Club.
Part 2 from Toronto.
1. Kazuchika Okada (w/Gedo) vs. Matt Sydal.
It was mentioned that Will Ospreay has been offered a slot in Gedo & Okada's Chaos faction in New Japan. Something tells me we'll see Ospreay in ROH before the year's out, since WWE blew it big time with Ospreay. Hot opener, even hotter finish. Sydal went for the shooting star press, but it was blocked, and Okada hit the Rainmaker on his 3rd attempt to end it.
Winner: Kazuchika Okada.
Silas Young promo on ACH. Meh. Didn't we go through this before with Dalton Castle?
2. Colt Cabana vs. Adam Page.
Not digging Page's new Hangman gimmick as a member of Bullet Club. They can't show him using the noose on the air, so what's the point? The only times I've seen Cabana wrestle was when he used different gimmicks, such as the masked Matt Classic in Wrestling Society X (2007), where he never won a match, and as Scotty Goldman for about 15 minutes in WWE a few months later. You'd think his theme music would riff on a certain Barry Manilow tune from the 70's....! Seems to me Page is in the Bullet Club because they can't find anything else for him to do. Finish came out of nowhere. Cabana fell out of the corner, and somehow was able to cradle Page.
Winner: Colt Cabana.
Post-match, the Guerrillas of Destiny, Tonga Loa & Tama Tonga, came down, and they triple-teamed Cabana. Page grabbed the noose while Nigel McGuinness was organizing the referees, and they cut to a commercial and away from the hanging of Cabana. It might've been disgusting as much as interesting live, but it doesn't play well if you can't show it on television.
Adam Cole & the Young Bucks promo on Jay Lethal's title defense vs. Jay Briscoe at Best in the World. Something tells me Dem Boys will have to join forces with the champ.......
ACH counter-promo on Silas Young. Spot on analysis. Young is jealous, not only of ACH, mind, but of people like Castle, and any other younger star on the roster.....
B. J. Whitmer promo. As noted last time, they did an online angle where he's stalking Steve Corino's wife and their newborn son. Oh, brainwashing Colby wasn't enough? I'm getting vibes from 20 years ago (Raven vs. Sandman), and this isn't good. Corino comes out and we have a pull-apart.
3. Non-title: Jay Lethal (w/Taeler Hendrix) vs. Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana).
When this angle started, it looked like Nana & Dijak would be the faces, but they've flipped the script after Lethal & Hendrix were attacked by Bullet Club at Global Wars last month. Taeler's wearing a more conservative outfit. Hmmmmm, something tells me the Sinclair folks are trying to get ROH to tone it down. I don't mind Taeler looking like Jessica Rabbit, especially with the hair.
Of course Lethal would do his three dives, but he got greedy and went for a 4th one, crashing & burning, so Dijak did a corkscrew tope. At the end, Hendrix distracts the ref as Dijak sets up Feast Your Eyes, but Cole & the Bucks show up and hit a triple superkick, which Kevin Kelly claimed was meant for Lethal. They skedaddle, and Lethal hits the Lethal Injection.
Winner: Jay Lethal.
Post-match, the Guerrillas return, but this time, the Briscoes make the save, and the Jays have a staredown over the belt as we fade to black.