Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: October 23, 2016
Location: Lowell MA
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Colt Cabana & Dalton Castle def. the Tempura Boys. Castle pinned Sho Tanaka.
2. Kyle O'Reilly def. Jonathan Gresham.
3. BJ Whitmer & Damian Martinez def. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara when Whitmer pinned Cheeseburger.
4. Tetsuya Naito & Evil def. The Motor City Machine Guns when Naito pinned Chris Sabin.
1. Colt Cabana & Dalton Castle (w/the Boys) vs. the Tempura Boys (Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu).
The Tempura Boys are making their ROH debut. Castle & Cabana won a match at All-Star Extravaganza to earn a tag title match vs. the Young Bucks. Protracted squash is all it is, as the Tempuras could not get out of the blocks, thrown off by the antics of Castle & Cabana, the latter copying Castle's peacock pose for comic effect. Castle pinned Tanaka after Bang-a-Rang.
Winners: Colt Cabana & Dalton Castle.
Post-match, there was a bit of a staredown between Cabana, Castle, and the Briscoes. In a subsequent promo, the Briscoes said that they'd be at Final Battle on 12/2 to challenge for the tag titles.
2. Jonathan Gresham vs. Kyle O'Reilly.
This started as a scientific match, but after Gresham went after O'Reilly's injured shoulder, O'Reilly went all but berserk. He choked out Gresham, then finished him with a brainbuster.
Winner: Kyle O'Reilly.
Post-match, Adam Cole & Adam Page attacked. Bobby Fish, the TV champ, tried to save his partner, but Page laid him out with chair shots to the gut. A rare sight---both members of reDRagon laid out. Something tells me that if the Briscoes don't beat the Bucks, reDRagon will.
3. Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara vs. BJ Whitmer & Damian Martinez (w/Kevin Sullivan).
Squash. Why Sullivan's devil worship gimmick is functioning in 2016, I don't know. There's no place for it. The ref lost control, and let all four men battle. Martinez hit a springboard punch off the turnbuckle, and all Whitmer really did after that was pin Cheeseburger.
Winners: BJ Whitmer & Damian Martinez.
The attack continued after the match until Steve Corino left the broadcast table. During the break, as shown after, Corino was handed the golden spike. He avoided succumbing to temptation and dropped the spike. I know Halloween's next week, but this will spill into Final Battle.
4. Motor City Machine Guns vs. Tetsuya Naito & Evil.
The Guns were offered the night off, but opted to issue a challenge to the reps of Los Ingobernables de Japan. Good match, but too short. Naito won it with Destino on Chris Sabin.
Winners: Tetsuya Naito & Evil.