Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: March 19, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Commentary: Ian Riccoboni & company
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser def. Will Ferrara & Cheeseburger.
2. Josh Woods def. Chris LeRusso.
3. Kenny King def. Lio Rush.
4. Jay Briscoe def. Jay White.
1. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs. Will Ferrara & Cheeseburger.
Ian Riccoboni goes it alone on commentary for this first match. Young & Bruiser are still on the hunt for a partner for the 6-man titles, but won't reveal anything until Supercard of Honor on April 1. I've a funny feeling about this. Ferrara & 'Burger weren't given a lot of offense, and it was Ferrara who ended up squashed---literally---on the business end of a 300 pound frogsplash. I guess we can call it a bullfrog splash, since it's the Bruiser.
Winners: Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser.
Young joins Ian and Brutal Bob Evans for our next bout.
2. Josh Woods vs. Chris LeRusso.
The first round of the Top Prospect tournament ends with LeRusso, last seen jobbing his way out of the Decade & the House of Truth, as Evans reminds, trying to get himself over. Unfortunately, he's still a jobber. Had some moments, but this was really all about Woods, the new face in the house.
Winner: Josh Woods.
3. Lio Rush vs. Kenny King (w/Caprice Coleman).
Last year's Top Prospect winner vs. a Tough Enough runner-up (2002). King has the size and experience advantage. Coleman does absolutely nothing, save for a brief promo. Ian is all alone again. Rush hit the frogsplash, but got just 2. King hit a TKO for 2, then finished off Rush with the Royal Flush (not called by Ian).
Winner: Kenny King.
Post-match, it looks like the Rebellion will have their way with Rush. Shane Taylor comes down, suddenly without a partner with Keith Lee having left (for Evolve). Taylor, predictably, turns on Rush and lays him out with a sit-out tree slam, so the Rebellion have their replacement for the injured Rhett Titus.
4. Jay Briscoe vs. Jay White.
Main event time, and Mark Briscoe is at the desk with Ian. It's hard for Mark to stay impartial, as he does cheer his bro on. Fairly even match, just like last time. However, as befits the theme of the evening, the more experienced veteran, in this case, Jay Briscoe, picks up the win with a simple lariat right out of the Stan Hansen playbook.
Winner: Jay Briscoe.