By Graham "GSM" Matthews
The Young Bucks def. The Boys
I've noticed The Young Bucks can be poloriazing at times where some fans hate the fact they overuse the superkick and others eat it up. I, too, wish they'd pull back on the use of superkicks just a bit, but they're still so much fun to watch in the ring as seen here. Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser pulling out of the match and putting The Boys in there instead was a nice twist and I like how they've gone about this "slave" storyline thus far. I'm still waiting for interaction between Young and Dalton Castle, but perhaps they're building to that point.
Roderick Strong def. Will Ferrara
Compared to the opener, the crowd was mostly quiet for this match, but that might have been for a few reasons. Firstly, both were babyfaces, so they didn't have any incentive to cheer for one guy over the other. Secondly, they just wanted to appreciate the in-ring action. While it was a well-wrestled match, it was designed to be a showcase for Strong going into his upcoming World Television Championship match against Jay Lethal, so it was effective in that respect.
Adam Cole def. Kyle O'Reilly and AJ Styles in a Triple Threat Match
With three incredible competitors sharing one ring, you can't go wrong. I was glad it focused on only them and saved the teammates coming out and brawling for afterward, which allowed Styles to get his heat back after coming up short here (but not taking the pinfall loss). Cole was able to redeem himself and get one over on O'Reilly by pinning him, so it was smart booking. Lethal vs. Styles is one match I've been dying to see for some time now as I don't think it was ever done while they were both in TNA. Hopefully it lives up to the lofty expectations.
As always, the hour of Ring of Honor TV flew by. The opening match was highly enjoyable for both The Young Bucks and the storyline progression with The Boys and Dalton Castle. Strong vs. Ferrara wasn't as exciting, but still solid. The main event capped off the evening on an excellent note and left me looking forward to the ROH World Championship match as well as what's next for Cole and O'Reilly.
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