Rocky Romero def. Delirious in a Pure Rules Match
Romero hasn't competed for Ring of Honor since the ROH Pure Championship Tournament last year, but he's been on commentary quite a bit. He was challenged to a match by Delirious and he accepted. The pre-match interviews set the stage nicely for the match and established that they've known each other for a very long time. I've never been a Delirious fan, but he's looked good in his last few matches and that was once again the case here. Romero also had a solid showing and they made great use of the time they had. I don't know what purpose this will serve in the long run, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
The Foundation (ROH Pure Champion Jonathan Gresham and Jay Lethal) def. MexiSquad (Flamita and Bandido)
MexiSquad still have issues from the 19th Anniversary Show when they collided in a three-way match. Interestingly, Rey Horus wasn't in their corner here. Their dissension cost them in the end with Flamita ultimately walking out on Bandido while Lethal and Gresham remained a cohesive unit throughout despite how they'll be facing each other for the ROH Pure Championship on next week's big 500th episode. Given the level of talent involved, it should come as no surprise that this was as entertaining as it was. This final stretch was especially excellent.
ROH announced that next week's 500th episode will feature Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe and, as previously noted, Gresham vs. Lethal for the Pure title. Both bouts should be special and I loved the hype package for the Briscoe match on this episode. It was a quality show on the whole with two well-wrestled matches. Delirious vs. Romero didn't really seem to matter, but at least there was some storyline progression in the main event.