The Briscoes def. Soldiers of Savagery
S.O.S. and Shane Taylor beat The Briscoes and EC3 in six-man tag team action a few weeks ago, which is why EC3 sat in on commentary here. We haven't seen a ton of S.O.S. in competitive matches so far in their Ring of Honor run, so obviously this was their biggest bout to date and they held their own. It was a damn good outing on the whole. S.O.S. shook the hands of The Briscoes afterward and EC3 apparently didn't like that based on how he was standing in the aisleway, so Jay Briscoe will take on EC3 next week and that could be a lot of fun.
Shane Taylor def. Kenny King
Once again, the video package that preceded this match was very well done. These two obviously have plenty of history and I loved that they played off that. Both of these guys are on the ascent and thus it easily could have gone either way. The action was entertaining and the storytelling down the stretch was also excellent. Between his recent six-man tag team win and now this, it appears ROH is finally going to start pushing Taylor again and I couldn't be happier. He had a terrific reign as ROH World Television Champion last year and now he belongs in the ROH World Championship picture.
The new format of ROH TV continues to work wonders. Having two featured matches that are built up in advance with video packages is smart and it makes the matchups matter more as a result. Both bouts this week were a treat and made great use of the time they had. Of course, I can't praise the video packages enough, and advertising multiple matches for next week (Matt Taven vs. Bateman, Jay Briscoe vs. EC3, Jay Lethal vs. LSG) was also appreciated. Stop sleeping on ROH and give them another shot if you haven't watched in a while, the simple structure of these shows is a breath of fresh air compared to everything else out there right now.