Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: October 9, 2016
Location: Brooklyn NY
Commentary: Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Non-title: Kyle O'Reilly def. Katsuyori Shibata via referee stoppage.
2. ROH title: Adam Cole def. Jay Lethal, Tetsuya Naito, & Hiroshi Tanahashi, pinning Lethal after a belt shot from Naito.
Part 2 from Brooklyn.
1. Non-title: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Kyle O'Reilly.
TV champ Bobby Fish joins Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino at the desk for this one, offering further insight on the Never Open-Weight Champion.
This was as even as even gets, as if the two were mirror images of each other. O'Reilly forced three rope breaks. Shibata missed the Penalty Kick, but O'Reilly hit one for a 2 count. The end came when O'Reilly had a submission locked on, and Shibata wouldn't give up, so referee Tiger Hattori called for the bell.
Winner via referee stoppage: Kyle O'Reilly.
For what it's worth, the two were rematched on a New Japan card earlier this morning, with Shibata winning.
2. ROH title: Adam Cole vs. Tetsuya Naito, Jay Lethal, & Hiroshi Tanahashi.
These kind of matches should be elimination matches, and this was the main event at Field of Honor. That would take away any extra advantage the champion, in this case Cole, has. Corino channeled Bobby Heenan, changing his pick as each man came out, but it came off terrible. Naito stalled as much as he could, given his gimmick, but he had a hand in the finish. No other Bullet Club members came out, and in this case, Cole didn't need them. Just as well. To try to describe the action would fry my brain, so we'll skip to the ending. Naito used the belt on Lethal while Cole had Todd Sinclair distracted. Cole then hit his finisher, and pinned Lethal to retain. Lame, lazily booked finish.