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THIS WEEK ON ROH TV:

- Matt Sydal vs ACH was a pretty darn good show opener.
Despite some selling issues down the closing stretch, much similar to their ASE match, it was the kind of match you wanna showcase on TV.
This may've been my favorite match from their best-of-5 series. Sydal hit an Inverted Frankensteiner and followed it up with SSP for the win and to even the series. It's 2-2 now. Hoping Tomoaki HonmACH can win the big one, finally.
Post-match, The Addiction and Sabin attacked both men. Kaz said that the titles were stolen from them and The Addiction believe that they are still ROH Tag Team champions of the world. The ANX interrupted and then Kenny King implied that he wants a match against The Addiction... The ANX vs The Addiction is going down next week!

- Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser vs The Boys was a fine little segment.
BCB was manhandling The Boys for a bit, but then went to the tope rope and missed a Frog Splash.
The Boys then rode the BCB like a horse, before Silas got involved and laid out one of The Boys with Misery to end the segment.
This wasn't bad at all, but I'm hoping we get some wacky promos/video packages where Silas teaches The Boys how to be MEN in the coming weeks.

- Jay Lethal vs Watanabe was a solid ME. Distraction finishes FTW, though! Hello there, WWE.
Lethal retained when TM slid the Book of Truth in the ring to distract the ref and the low-blow and a Lethal Injection got Lethal the win.

It was a decent episode, but nothing to write home about. The opener was MOTN, SY torturing The Boys was fine and the ME was forgettable.
What sucks the most, though, is that we had to wait 3 weeks in order to get this episode and this was a follow up episode to ASE.
 

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This week's episode was good.

The ANX vs The Addiction was a decent show opener. The finish was too predictable, though.

The Kingdom/reDRagon segment was good and advanced their story, while also setting up a six man tag with Elgin in the picture.
Adam Cole's promo was good here, I must say.

The ME was very good. I enjoyed Jay Briscoe and Page beating the hell out of each other.

So, they finally took Corino/BJ angle to the next level. I've never been a big fan of this and I can definitely live without this match, but this was nicely done.
 

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THIS WEEK ON ROH TV:

- Nigel was on commentary, due to Corino's actions last week. He said there will be repercussions.

- Moose vs Dijak was a decent show opener. I can't complain, as it went under 5 minutes.
This was a clash of two of the biggest guys in ROH and I enjoyed the athleticism on display in this match. Moose won with a Spear.

- Dalton Castle vs Cedric Alexander was a short, but decent match. Man, it was weird seeing Dalton come out without his boys.
The Peacock was very angry here and it felt as if he was sending a message to Silas Young. He defeated CA via Bang-A-Rang.
Post-match, Veda Scott announced that she would file a lawsuit against ROH for creating an unsafe work environment.

- Roddy interrupted Lethal/Martini's celebration and credited TM for all of Lethal's success. Roddy upset the ROH undisputed champ bu shaking TM's hand and challenged him for another ROH World title match. Lethal declined and asked for Nigel to come to the ring and confirm that.
Nigel got up from the announcers table and agreed that Strong would not get another shot at the ROH World Title, but declared him #1 contender for the TV Title. Roddy held up his end, but Lethal's promo was really good here. Looking forward to their match!

- #BigMike & reDRagon vs The Kingdom was a solid ME. This match never quite pulled me in and I thought it'd be better given the names involved. But, oh well, it was serviceable and set up next week's ME (Styles/Cole/O'Reilly).

All in all, it was an alright episode.

Also... According to PWTorch, there was a big increase in viewership for this week's ROH episode on Destination America.
ROH drew 227K viewers, nearly 100K more than 132K viewers last week.
 

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This week's episode was solid and a bit better than ROH's effort from last week.

The show started with a good promo by Kyle O'Reilly. He talked about the upcoming triple-threat main event, as well as the respect and admiration he has for AJ Styles, but he has no problem going through AJ to get his hands on a man he's got no respect for, Adam Cole [BAYBAY].

The opening match with The Bucks and Silas Young/Beer City Bruiser and then The Boys was okay, I guess, but I wasn't into it all that much.
I've been quite underwhelmed with this whole Silas/Boys thing thus far. Perhaps it would've been better had SY lost and became one of Dalton's boys.

Roddy vs Ferrara was solid for the time given. Granted, it was only 5 minutes long, but it was a serviceable match. Roddy looked dominant, and I loved the finish. Roddy applied the Strong Hold to put away Ferrara, and that seems to be his new strategy heading into the TV title match with Lethal.

Jay Lethal's backstage promo was good as usual. He said he appreciates Roddy's guts and determination, but he's still a loser and claims that Nigel is in Roddy's back pocket and gave him a TV title match when he didn't even deserve it. Lethal then said this is his life, and he is the greatest wrestler in the world.

Adam Cole vs Kyle O'Reilly vs AJ Styles was a good ME given the time constraint.
Adam Cole won with a Brainbuster onto the knee and then a brawl erupted post-match.
The folks that were tossed out by Nigel prior to the match came back and we got a brawl. Ultimately, AJ and The Bucks hit a double Indytaker on Adam Cole and Matt Taven, and then Lethal and AJ had a stare down to end the show.
 

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This week's episode was good.

ACH vs Alexander was a good show opener, which ACH won.

Can't help, but LOL at this whole Veda Scott lawsuit angle. It was easily the weakest part of the show.

CC vs Will Ferrara was decent and the whole Prince Nana angle was advanced in a nice way.

I really liked Adam Cole's Inside ROH segment.

Dem Boys vs The ANX was a good ME. Dem Boys won and they are now 1-1. They'll go to battle again and I look forward to seeing it!

Overall, it was an easy and fun hour to watch.
 

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This week's episode was fine, but also skip-worthy.

Highlight of the night was Silas Young teaching The Boys how to be men. This is what I wanted from the get-go... Vignettes where Silas is teaching The Boys how to be men, in this case, he made 'em change the tire on his car.

War Machine vs Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser was decent.

#ThankYouCorino

LMAO, what was that Elgin vs Kevin Lee Davidson match?! You can tell it was all of the drizzling shits, that piss-poor 9 second edit proved it.

The Kingdom vs The Addiction was a solid ME. Too much shenanigans ruined this match for me. Oh, well.
Hope the Kingdom drop the titles at Final Battle.
 

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THIS WEEK ON ROH TV:

- Moose squashed some jabroni in 5 seconds, similar to what was done with Elgin last week. This led to Stokely cutting a promo and claiming that Moose will be the next ROH World champion! That brought out #BigMike, who said Moose could take the mic and speak for himself. Elgin said he doesn't back down, while Moose said they could do this right now. This was obviously a tease for a future #1 contender's match. Anyway, the House of Truth came out, and Truth Martini said that Elgin and Moose are not on the same level as Jay Lethal. Elgin followed it up with the only action that would happen tonight is when he takes his side piece (Taeler Hendrix) and checks into a hotel with her. Who wouldn't, eh? That led to a tag match, which started right away...

- Moose & Elgin vs Dijak & Diesel was decent. Elgin and Moose won when Elgin hit a Buckle Bomb on Diesel, and Moose (who tagged himself in previously) hit the Spear and that was it. They had a big stare down post-match.

- We got a great Roderick Strong video package.

- The Decade was in the ring for promo time. Oh, joy! BJ ran down Corino, then Nigel came to the ring and said since Corino can't make it to Final Battle, neither will The Decade. Thank you, Nigel! That almost brought a tear to my eye.

- Roderick Strong vs Jay Lethal was a very good ME and the Lethal/Strong chapter is finally over... Because we have a NEW ROH World TV champion!
I'm happy Roddy was the one to dethrone Lethal.

Anyways, a good show this week.
 

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This week's episode was good, they did a lot to build to Final Battle. Highlights of the episode were Cole's promo and that AJ/Lethal segment. Hope AJ can make it to Final Battle.
 

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Alrighty, actually did catch this week's episode in large part thanks to Shadow's recommendation, and while not watching many episodes of ROH, maybe this is the way to go. After all, if you watch a Takeover special with no context, it's not as great as if you watch all these characters go through, little by little, on the TV show.

It was a perfectly fine show with a chaotic main event, and now I see why Adam Cole is so beloved among wrestling fans. Damn, son.
 

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THIS WEEK ON ROH TV:

- reDRagon vs Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser was a solid show opener.
The reDRagon won and kept their momentum heading into Final Battle, by hitting Chasing The Dragon on Beer City Bruiser.
Post-match, Silas forced The Boys to attack the ref, which they did (with a DDT) and they shook hands afterwards. That brought out Dalton Castle who said Silas had something that belonged with him. The BCB, dazed and all, got in the ring and tried to attack Castle, but instead got hit with a mic. The Boys then teased returning to Castle, but chose to still stick with Silas.

- Chris Sabin was in the ring for some promo time and went on to rant about the mystery man stealing the KRD gimmick and costing The Addiction their ROH Tag Team titles. Sabin called out the mystery man to come face him and so he did. The man behind the red mask is... ALEX SHELLEY! It was a short segment, highlighted Shelley's return and set up a future match.
Now, this is really interesting. Since ACH, Sydal and Shelley are booked to face Daniels, Kaz and Sabin at Final Battle, it has me wondering if Shelley and Sabin will remain on the opposite sides of the fence or if they'll be reunited to further strengthen the ROH tag division.

- Roderick Strong vs Samson Walker was okay given the time constraint.
Bobby Fish was heeling it up on commentary, as Roddy was trying to put away this big dude. Ultimately, a Sick Kick did the job.
Post-match, Fish came to ring wearing the TV title around his waist, but Roddy got the title back and then they jaw-jacked to add some heat to their match at Final Battle.

- Mandy Leon is back for Inside ROH and she talked about Survival of the Fittest.

- The Young Bucks vs Dem Boys was a good, fun ME. I enjoyed it. The Young Bucks won with More Bang For Your Buck.
Post-match, The Bucks, The ANX and Dem Boys got into a brawl to hype their triple-threat match at Final Battle, which will determine the next #1 contenders for the ROH Tag Team titles.

Overall, this was a pretty darn good episode!
 

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It's a big event, so my guess is it'll be up fairly quickly, by Sunday, I reckon. I'll let you know.
Hey, thanks! Figured Final Battle will get uploaded quickly, pretty pumped for that show!

Meant more of the weekly show, though. Been checking on Wednesday but it's usually not up then, seems to just pop up on random days lol
 
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Hey, thanks! Figured Final Battle will get uploaded quickly, pretty pumped for that show!

Meant more of the weekly show, though. Been checking on Wednesday but it's usually not up then, seems to just pop up on random days lol
Oh, sorry. Thought that post was implying when would FB get uploaded...

Well... Try torrents.
 

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A fine episode this week.

The opener could've indicated that in 2016 we'll see the return of the Embassy. We've seen Prince Nana give the envelope to Coleman, Ferrara and Dijak so far.

LOL'd at Lethal getting mad for drawing Cheeseburger as his partner instead of Moose.

Christmas Surprise 10-Man Tag Match was a fun ME.
Team Strong (Roddy, Cedric, Mark Briscoe, Moose & Matt Jackson) defeated Team Lethal (Lethal, Jay Briscoe, Adam Page, Cliff Compton & Cheeseburger)
 

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So, the 1/2/16 episode was solid and easy to watch.

Roddy vs Stevie, CC vs Willie, CA vs Gresham and Elgin vs Dijak were all pretty solid matches and the ME did an a'ight job of selling the Lethal/Elgin match for WK 10.
 

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The January 9th episode of ROH TV was not a must-see, but it was a solid one.

The ANX vs RPG Vice, War Machine vs HoT and the ME (Castle vs Jay Briscoe vs Sydal vs Moose) were all solid matches.

Dijak being fired from the HoT and possibly joining Nana is good, and the triple-threat for this week's ME (Bucks/reDRagon/Kingdom) was nicely done.
 

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