Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: November 27, 2016
Location: Baltimore MD
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Lio Rush def. Jonathan Gresham.
2. The Briscoes def. the Addiction when Mark Briscoe pinned Christopher Daniels.
1. Lio Rush vs. Jonathan Gresham.
The 2016 Top Prospect winner returns after a tour of Europe, and his mentor, Alex Shelley, is at ringside to do commentary, alongside Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino.
Don't think that WWE isn't watching these two cruiserweights, because they probably are. And there's every reason to believe that someone will submit this as an audition tape for WWE to sign one or both men down the line. Very fast-moving match to start. Gresham played subtle heel to get heat, but there was none to be had. The fans were into the moves, and would cheer for both men. Rush hit 2 Rush Hours (running C4), then a standing version, before hitting a top rope elbow drop that looked like he wanted to try Mark Briscoe's Froggy-bow finisher.
Winner Lio Rush.
Chris Sabin joins his partner at the desk, and then the Motor City Machine Guns hit the ring to cut a promo putting over both Gresham & Rush. Shelley, in commentary, had said that the Guns need someone to watch their backs against the Bullet Club......
We would soon learn that with ACH gone, Rush reclaims his spot w/Kushida & Jay White and will face the New Kingdom in the 6-man finals at Final Battle on Friday. I think we already know who's winning the tournament, though, don't we, kids?
2. The Briscoes vs. the Addiction.
The former 2-time ROH and 2-time TNA tag champs (as Bad Influence) are looking to cement their legacy at the Briscoes' expense, hoping the Briscoes are looking past them and toward the Young Bucks. Nuh-uh. The Briscoes are to ROH what the Dudleys were to ECW in the late 90's, the most decorated tag team in the promotion, and it showed here. Another back and forth match that included Mark hitting a C4 of his own, which suggests he might've been also mentoring Rush behind the scenes, and learned a few new moves along the way. The Addiction got the heat on Mark, but couldn't sustain it. Another miscommunication between Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian nearly cost them the match, but they recovered. Kazarian countered the Doomsday Device with a Flux Capacitor for 2. In the end, Daniels was the one left alone, and ate a Jay Driller and Froggy-bow to take the loss.
Winners: The Briscoes.
Sandwiched around this match were interviews with Kyle O'Reilly & Adam Cole leading to the title match at Final Battle. Cole stayed in character, smug as ever, overconfident to the point where he may just be blinding himself to reality. O'Reilly, on the other hand, flashed back to when the two started together as Future Shock, and everything that has transpired since. If O'Reilly doesn't win the title this time, then something's wrong.