Coast to Coast def. Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas
Coast to Coast have been on quite the roll since beating War Machine a few months back and I'm glad the commentators made mention of that. These two teams were supposed to do battle not too long ago before Bruiser and Milonas attacked a member of Coast to Coast before the bout got underway. This had a nice pace to it and the action was enjoyable, but most importantly, Coast to Coast maintained momentum with another victory.
Jonathan Gresham def. Will Ferrara
I'm not sure what purpose this match was supposed to serve, which is why I can't say I was surprised the crowd wasn't too lively for it. Nevertheless, this was well-wrestled and it gave both men to showcase their skills. Greshman winning was the right call as Ferrara is a tag team competitor at the moment, and it looks like we're in for a feud between The Dawgs and The Motor City Machine Guns based off Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley saving Gresham from an attack at the hands of The Dawgs afterward.
Shane Taylor def. Ryan Nova
Taylor claimed beforehand that Ring of Honor wasted money on jobbers such as Nova when that money could be going to him instead. But then who would Taylor be beating? Anyway, this was quick and to the point as it should have been with Taylor totally decimating Nova. Prior to the main event, he was confronted by The Kingdom and actually sat ringside for the six-man tag team match, so he is still playing the role of hired gun.
The Kingdom def. ROH World Champion Dalton Castle and The Boys
Matt Taven has a ROH World Championship match coming up against Castle on the War of the World tour this week in Lowell, hence the reason for this matchup. It was entertaining on the whole and I liked how chaotic it felt down the stretch. Taven picking up the win for his team made sense to establish him as a legitimate contender to the title, and the post-match attack was also well done.
I really hope these next few editions of ROH TV aren't all about the War of the Worlds tour, because that will be old news by next week. For this week, though, the hype for the tour was a success, or at least with the main event it was. There was a tag team theme on this show and everything seemed to serve a purpose. None of the matches were must-see per se, but it was a solid hour of wrestling.