Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of ROH Television.
Show: ROH Television
Date: December 25, 2016
Location: Liverpool, Liecester, London, England
Commentary: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino, & Nigel McGuinness
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. ROH TV title: Will Ospreay def. Bobby Fish to win the title.
2. ROH Tag titles: The Young Bucks def. Will Ospreay & Marty Scurll.
3. ROH TV title: Marty Scurll submitted Will Ospreay to win the title.
This week, it's part 1 of the best of 2016. Kevin Kelly is in studio as host, in addition to doing play-by-play on location. This week's card covers the 3-night UK "Reach For The Sky" tour from last month.
1. Ring of Honor TV title: Bobby Fish vs. Will Ospreay (Liverpool, 11/18).
Ospreay is the phenom who won the New Japan Super Juniors tournament earlier this year, then aligned himself with the Chaos faction in New Japan. Good opener to start, as Ospreay kept pace with the champion. Finish saw Fish apply his knee-bar submission, but Ospreay stood, then bridged backward to pin Fish's shoulders to the mat. We have a new champion.
Winner: Will Ospreay.
No one could believe it, but after talking with ref Todd Sinclair for several minutes, Fish personally gave Ospreay the belt and raised his hand.
2. ROH tag titles: The Young Bucks vs. Ospreay & Marty Scurll (Liecester, 11/19).
Match joined in progress.
Kelly, in s studio bumper, stressed that Ospreay & Scurll are rivals, put together in a tag title match. It was this kind of match, as Steve Corino points out, that led to Colt Cabana breaking up his team with Dalton Castle. Scurll, who was in TNA for a few minutes a few years ago under his old "Party Marty" gimmick, was not above playing the Bucks' rule breaking games. He handed Ospreay his umbrella, but the youth's hesitation in using it led to his clocking Scurll. They called for the Meltzer Driver. Ospreay went to intercept with a huracanrana, but all that did was allow Nick Jackson to shift his weight and still hit the Meltzer Driver on Scurll after Scurll had kicked out of More Bang For Your Buck. Ka-ray-zee!!
Winners: The Young Bucks.
3. ROH TV title: Ospreay vs. Scurll (London, 11/20).
Dueling chants for champ and challenger. I think they do this in soccer over there. If you hadn't seen much of Scurll in TNA, and that's certainly the case with me, you might as well forget it, because his style is entirely different now. Went for the umbrella, but Sinclair interceded and advised against it. In the end, Scurll applied the cross-face chicken wing submission with a leg grapevine, the way Bob Backlund has taught it to Darren Young in WWE. After a few minutes, Ospreay was forced to tap, and we had a new champ for the 2nd time in 48 hours.
Winner: Marty Scurll.