Rush def. Mark Haskins
This wasn't a match I ever expected to see, but needless to say, I'm happy we got it. Granted, it wasn't the most exciting encounter, but they made good use of the time they had and produced a well-wrestled affair despite a few hiccups here and there. Dalton Castle was fine on commentary and did a decent job of hyping up his outing against Rush at G1 Supercard. I just wish there was more tension established between the two aside from Castle being on a losing streak and Rush being undefeated at the moment.
Villain Enterprises def. The Kingdom to Win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
What a weird match to air on the go-home show for G1 Supercard. There were so many other things that could have occupied this spot instead. The timing just felt off, because it has very little to do with Saturday's big pay-per-view. That said, this was a highly entertaining main event with all six stars delivering. The six-man tag titles have always been pretty pointless and I honestly forgot they were still in the possession of The Kingdom (didn't they beat Cody and The Young Bucks for them months ago?), but Villain Enterprises winning all the gold right now is cool. Marty Scurll capturing the ROH World Championship at G1 Supercard would simply be the icing on the cake (assuming PCO and Brody King retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship that same night, of course).
G1 Supercard looks like an absolutely stacked show on paper, but the build for the event (at least on Ring of Honor's end) has left a lot to be desired. Obviously, much of that can be blamed on ROH's poor taping/airing schedule, but these are the first fresh matches since the 17th Anniversary Show in mid-March. What's worse is that G1 Supercard is this coming weekend and ROH barely had any time to promote the pay-per-view. I have no clue why ROH chose this week to air the World Six-Man Tag Team title change (maybe so future episodes didn't feel outdated?), but at least there were plenty of G1 Supercard-related video packages (including a segment setting up the three-way Ladder match main event as well as an inside look at Kelly Klein's feud with Mayu Iwatani). I'll be in attendance for G1 Supercard, so I'm extremely excited for the event despite the minimal amount of effort the company has put into making it feel important in the weeks leading up to it on their television program.