This week saw Episode number 301 for Ring of Honor in which Jonathan Gresham faced Flip Gordon, Silas Young took on Bobby Fish and the main event saw Jay White battle Punishment Martinez. A fairly standard episode this week lacking the biggest names in the company, but is what can be expected the show after a big PPV such as Best in the World with major title changes.
The show opens with Jonathan Gresham and Flip Gordon putting on a really fun, past paced match. Both guys are very talented and hopefully have big careers ahead of them. After the match Alex Shelly congratulated both men, hinting at potential new members of Search and Destroy. A nice fun opening, ROH always does a good job with these type of matches. A far better way to kick off a wrestling show than a long-winded promo.
2017 Top Prospect Winner Josh The Goods Woods gives a good short interview on the ramp and calls out Jay Briscoe for a match before his eventual ROH Television Championship match. Expect that match to be made in the next couple of weeks.
Silas Young defeats Bobby Fish again after Fish had asked for a rematch as Silas Young had used the knee brace to steal the victory in their last match. Silas Young continues to come out to incredible crowd reactions, this week the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Silas Young continues to produce great match after great match, and we all know what Bobby Fish is capable of. Silas Young won after hitting misery, however perhaps we can hope for a more fitting send off from ROH before Bobby Fish becomes full time in NXT.
The Main Event saw Jay White battle Punishment Martinez. Martinez has made a habit on interfering in White’s matches and the two looked to settle the score here. After a good hard-hitting match White manage to get the victory, however a post-match brawl would see Punishment putting White through a table; it would seem this feud is far from over. Jay White is incredibly good and has an enormous future ahead of him.
Announced for next week is a Four Corners Survival Match between the Beer City Bruiser, Kenny King, Chris Sabin, and Mark Briscoe.