By Graham "GSM" Matthews
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal Addressed The Bullet Club
I'm still confused as to when Lethal officially turned babyface. And make no doubt about it, he's no tweener, because otherwise why would he want to willingly team up with his Best in the World opponent from two months ago in the main event? That aside, Lethal has really come into his own as a tremendous talker over the years and this segment was evident of that. He addressed the events that concluded last week's episode and set up the main event very nicely.
Moose def. P Dog
I think I've seen P Dog and his "posse" only one other time since I started watching Ring of Honor regularly again in June 2015, so is he an active member of the roster or even under contract? Thankfully, Moose made short work of him and the rest of his crew, and these squash matches were what helped get him over in the first place. The massive size difference certainly worked to his advantage and he was able to showcase his dominance here as well.
Donovan Dijak def. Moose
It never ceases to blow my mind how underutilized Dijak is in ROH. I realize he was paired with the world champion Lethal straight from the get-go, but he has hardly been used since then. That said, I was happy to see him have a strong showing against Moose, in addition to scoring a clean victory over him. Moose has largely been protected during his time in the company, but this shouldn't have been surprising considering Moose has already left ROH. The last of his TV matches have yet to air, though. By the way, this was another example as to how skilled Dijak is in the ring because this was a highly enjoyable encounter.
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and IWGP Tag Team Champions The Briscoes def. The Bullet Club
Six-man tag team matches involving members of The Bullet Club have seemingly become a staple of ROH TV over the past year and rarely do they disappoint. This match was no exception as all six stars shined at one point or another and the inadvertent elimination of Mark Briscoe from the bout created a solid story with Lethal and Briscoe going up against (and ultimately overcoming) the odds. I was shocked to see Lethal shaved bald afterward, and I'm looking forward how he'll look without his patented dreads going forward.
I would say this show was noteworthy for being Moose's final ROH TV match, but now I'm not so sure with The Cabinet teasing a match with him. Regardless, his match with Dijak was a treat, the main event was very entertaining, and the post-match attack was well done, making the hour fly by as a result. Adam Cole has quickly become the promotion's top heel in a matter of months and it's been a fun transformation for him since he joined The Bullet Club.