By Graham "GSM" Matthews
ACH def. Cedric Alexander
ACH is an amazing in-ring athlete and he's obviously over with the audience, but I wish we knew more about him as a person. That said, it was nice to hear from him afterward and hype up his pending fifth and final match against Matt Sydal in their Best of Five series. He and Alexander worked a very fun match to open the show, but Alexander feels directionless at the moment. ACH definitely benefited from the victory, but Alexander has cooled off significantly since his feud with Moose only a few short months ago. The whole suing ROH storyline feels so cliche and done to death, so I don't know how much good will come out of it.
Caprice Coleman def. Will Ferrara
Coleman has been teasing a heel turn since joining up with Nana and he played both a babyface and heel at times in this match, so the crowd didn't know exactly how to react to him. It will take time for the crowd to give him the desired reaction, I imagine. As for the match, it was an effective in giving Coleman a much-needed win while also teasing something with Ferrara for the future.
The Briscoes def. All Night Express
I don't know if I liked their match at All Star Extravaganza more (I'd have to watch it back again), but this was still pretty damn good. Although it started out slow, they certainly picked up the pace down the stretch and delivered a fantastic final few minutes. The only thing missing was a semblance of a story. All Night Express are definitely in the hunt for the World Tag Team Championship, but it will be interesting to see where The Briscoes will fit into the equation going forward.
With all the marquee matches on tap for the next few weeks including an ROH World Television Championship match and a World Tag Team Championship match, it was understandable that this show wasn't as noteworthy. Nevertheless, it was an entertaining hour with an enjoyable opener, decent squash and a great main event, so from an in-ring standpoint, this was a quality episode.