Miranda Alize def. Trish Adora in an ROH Women's World Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
Prior to this tournament, I was only slightly familiar with Alize from the few appearances she made on the AEW Dark shows while I wasn't familiar with Adora at all. Both women have greatly impressed me with the showings they've had throughout this tourney. This was another entertaining match from them with both Alize and Adora doing great work. They wrestled with a sense of urgency and made it feel like making it to the finals was the most important thing in the world to them. Hopefully we get to see more of Adora in Ring of Honor despite her loss here.
Rok-C def. Angelina Love in an ROH Women's World Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
With Love being a multi-time champion, I guess it made sense for her to make it as far as she did in the bracket. Unfortunately, her matches are typically terrible, so I had no desire to see her in the semifinals. Thankfully, she lost to Rok-C. Rok-C is far from polished, but I'll take her over Love. The match didn't last long and what we got paled in comparison to what we got in the opener, but the result was the right one.
La Faccion Ingobernable (Rush, ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee, Kenny King and La Bestia del Ring) def. Shane Taylor Promotions (O'Shay Edwards and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Shane Taylor and Soldiers of Savagery)
I've gone on the record before in saying that the current faction wars in ROH aren't for me, but the most of the matches have been enjoyable and this was no exception. It was contested under lucha rules and was thus tough to follow at times but still fun. It could have benefited from a few more minutes, though. I dig Shane Taylor Promotions, but LFI are involved in bigger things at the moment and needed the victory more. Plus, LFI are getting a shot at the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship this weekend at Death Before Dishonor, so it was logical to give them the momentum boost before then.
The heavy focus on everything having to do with the ROH Women's World Championship Tournament over the last month or two has been much appreciated seeing as how we went years getting barely any women's wrestling on the weekly ROH product. Adora vs. Alize was better than Rok-C vs. Love, but both bouts had the correct outcomes and now a new champ will be crowned at Death Before Dishonor. We didn't get a ton of hype for that event on this episode, but what we did get was decent. By the way, when the hell are we getting fans back at the TV tapings? ROH is one of the last promotions to not have fans in the building on the regular at this point and it's doing a disservice to the shows in my opinion.