By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Moose def. Donovan Dijak
Big man vs. big man matches rarely work because they tend to be slow and clumsy, and while there were a few sloppy spots in this match, I enjoyed it on the whole. The size of Dijak and Moose is very deceiving as both men are very athletic and can pull off things in the ring you wouldn't think they could. They put together a very impressive matchup, but I'd like to see more done with Dijak. I'll never understand why he's cast as a background player in The House of Truth and never anything more.
Dalton Castle def. Cedric Alexander
I'm surprised more wasn't done to further the feud between Castle and Silas Young. They haven't interacted at all since the pay-per-view and although the commentators have talked about it, they have yet to confront each other. Nevertheless, Castle and Alexander worked a well-wrestled match, but it felt meaningless other than giving Castle a momentum boost. Alenxander hasn't been on any kind of roll in a while and it's a shame because he was the one who ended Moose's undefeated streak all those months ago. Veda Scott threatening to sue Ring of Honor does nothing to peak my interest as storylines like that are dull more often than not.
Roderick Strong Confronted ROH World Champion and ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal
I've absolutely loved the series of matches Strong and Lethal have been having these past few months, so I was thrilled to hear they'll be having one last match for the TV title soon. Strong was a little shaky on the mic yet held his own while Lethal was excellent in his role. It was a logical way of setting up one more match between them without Lethal looking like a fool by accepting Strong's initial request even though he didn't deserve it.
Michael Elgin and reDRAGON def. The Kingdom
We see six-man tag team matches on a near-weekly basis in WWE to the point where I've grown numb to them, but this match was the perfect example of how a six-man tag can be done right if given a proper build-up. Most of it consisted of high-flying spots, but I liked the aggression from the babyface trio and specifically Kyle O'Reilly. I wouldn't have given them a win over their rivals this early, but the match quality made up for it. The post-match promo from O'Reilly was very good and has me looking forward to next week's Triple Threat match with him, Adam Cole and AJ Styles.
This was another enjoyable episode from start to finish. The first two matches didn't feature much in the way of storyline progression, but they were fun from an in-ring standpoint. The second half of the show was even better and the announcements of the Triple Threat match and the TV title match have me looking forward to the next few weeks of ROH TV.