Fred Yehi def. Rocky Romero in a Pure Rules Match
I've become a big fan of Yehi in the handful of matches I've seen him have in Ring of Honor over the last several months. If he isn't already signed to some sort of a deal by the promotion, he should be. As for Romero, he's technically pulling double duty today as he'll also in action on AEW Dark: Elevation later today. Okay, so both matches were taped a while ago, but it's still cool that they're airing on the same day. Unsurprisingly, these two had a very well-wrestled match with a hot closing stretch. Neither guy is a regular in ROH, so the unpredictable outcome added to my enjoyment of this.
EC3 Confronted Flip Gordon
Gordon earned his shot at the ROH World Championship so long ago that I honestly don't remember when it was. December 2019? January 2020? Either way, it sounds like he's finally coming to collect as he called out Rush here. Instead, he got EC3, who he recently teamed with against The Briscoes. There was some tension teased when Gordon cheated to beat The Briscoes when EC3 wasn't looking, so this was a logical follow-up. EC3 simply warned Gordon before walking off, so it was an effective teaser for an eventual match between the two.
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Foundation (Tracy Williams and Rhett Titus) def. The OGK
Taven's ankle was attacked backstage before the bout, which we later found out Vincent and his followers were responsible for. I was really hoping Taven would move on from them, if only for a little while. At the very least, it did provide The OGK with an out for losing because Taven wasn't 100 percent. Taven did a great job of selling the ankle and it was an entertaining main event. I'd be down for an OGK title run at some point, but The Foundation just became champions and should hold onto the gold for the foreseeable future.
I loved the layout and straightforward approach to this week's show. Yehi vs. Romero was a quality contest that received plenty of time. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Yehi in the future and getting Romero on the show was a treat. Then we got the setup for Gordon vs. EC3 and a top-notch tag team title main event. I'm not thrilled over Taven's feud with Vincent continuing, but I guess we'll see where it goes. Maybe the idea is to blow it off when there's fans back in the building at Best in the World this July.