ROH World Champion Matt Taven def. Alex Shelley
(From my Summer Supercard review...) I'm happy Shelley is back in the business of professional wrestling and is finally getting a chance to shine in singles competition, but I don't think many fans actually bought into the possibility of him becoming the champion. ROH didn't give themselves enough time to build up Shelley as a viable threat to the title, but to his credit, Shelley had a great performance against Taven and came close to capturing the gold down the stretch. Taven retaining his title in clean fashion made total sense. Now, he turns his focus to Rush, who emerged afterward as the newest championship contender. It's clear the Taven as world champ experiment isn't working, so I'd pull the trigger on Rush taking the title sooner rather than later.
This edition of ROH TV followed the same formula that it has for the past month or so with highlight videos from Mass Hysteria (which is old news at this point) and Summer Supercard (which at least aired relatively recently). Taven vs. Shelley was the only match that aired in full, but it's good enough to check out if you haven't already. If you have, then there's no reason to tune into this show. There was some hype for the ROH at Center Stage and Honor for All events that aired this weekend on HonorClub. I plan on watching and covering those sometime this week.