Miranda Alize and Max the Impaler def. ROH Women's World Champion Rok-C and Quinn McKay
Max fit right in on the Halloween edition of the show. The much-smaller Rok-C and McKay acted afraid of her, so it's clear Impaler is being protected. She's far from terrible but still has work to do as far as her in-ring skills are concerned. This was a well-wrestled tag team match designed to put heat on the heels with Alize pinning McKay. I'd love to see Rok-C and Alize run it back at Final Battle because their match at Death Before Dishonor was quite good.
Silas Young & Rey Horus def. Matt Taven & Flip Gordon, EC3 & World Famous CB, and Demonic Flamita & O'Shay Edwards in a Wild Card Trick or Treat Halloween Four Corner Survival Tag Team Match
This was contested under lucha rules. I love these wild card matches Ring of Honor does because they always make for some interesting duos, especially when the faces and heels have to work together. There was a ton of talent involved and, although there was nothing at stake, it was an entertaining four-way tag team match. It was billed as a Trick or Treat Halloween match, but I was actually glad there weren't any silly stipulations attached to it because I feel like we see enough of that on the other wrestling shows.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor and S.O.S.) def. Danhausen, PCO and Sledge
Danhausen, PCO and Sledge were the perfect trio to challenge for the trios titles on the Halloween episode. They've attempted to coexist for the past few months and have had nice chemistry together, but Shane Taylor Promotions is a strong stable and their cohesiveness is excellent. They were the right choice to retain the titles. Of course, there was some comedy, but on the whole, this was an enjoyable main event while it lasted. Danhausen bringing up his battle with Taylor for the ROH World Television Championship two years and claiming he won was a great touch. PCO and Sledge brawled afterward, so expect a rematch between them one of these days if not at Final Battle.
This was a special Halloween episode, and due to technical difficulties on Sinclair Broadcasting's end, it got to air on Halloween itself on YouTube, which was pretty cool. It airs in most markets on Friday or Saturday, but because I watch it on Monday on ROH's website or on FITE TV, this was technically early for me. Nonetheless, it was a fun, action-packed show featuring three quality matches. It was a nice distraction from everything going on with ROH at the moment as it looks like Final Battle in December will be their final event for the foreseeable future. Regardless of whether they return in 2022, hopefully they can go out on a high note to cap off 2021.