ROH Pure Champion and ROH World Tag Team Champion Jonathan Gresham def. Joe Keys in a Pure Rules Match
Keys has appeared on ROH TV a handful of times before. He's one of those prospects ROH has plans to push down the line once he gets more seasoning and experience. Giving him more exposure on ROH TV in matches with established talent is really smart, especially after the showing he had here. He took Gresham to his limit, but in the end, he fell short of capturing the title. Gresham gave him a lot of offense, thus making Keys look great in defeat. This exceeded my expectations, but maybe I should've expected more to begin with because of how talented Gresham is.
The OGK def. The Bouncers
The OGK (The Original Kingdom) is what Matt Taven and Mike Bennett are going by now. Despite Bennett still suffering from an "injury" he endured at Final Battle, he and Taven were able to overcome The Bounders in what was an entertaining outing. It's great to have The Bouncers back and they worked well with The OGK here. Vincent emerged afterward on the stage and talked about how The OGK could've helped The Bouncers and share some of their wealth but they didn't, prompting Beer City Bruiser to attack Taven. It wasn't a full-blown heel turn for The Bouncers as Milonas acted shocked by what happened, so I'm interested to see where this goes next.
There was also an excellent video package promoting Danhausen vs. Brian Johnson, though I'm not sure if that's airing next week on the show or elsewhere before then. This week's two featured were well-wrestled and the pre-match promos from the wrestlers were effective as always in getting me more invested than I would have been otherwise. Everything clicked on this edition of ROH TV and thus it made for yet another quality hour of wrestling.