Ring of Honor this week saw the card for the biggest PPV of the year ROH Final Battle start to take shape with multiple contenders matches as well as Jay Lethal & Marty Scurll clashing heads and setting up a huge match at the PPV.
Punishment Martinez defeated Josh The Goods Woods. Grade: C+ The first match of the Ring of Honor Television Championship Contender Series saw Punishment Martinez pick up a good win over the 2017 Top Prospect Winner Josh The Goods Woods. A good match which was sloppy at times but entertaining nonetheless.
Jay Lethal & Marty Scurll Promo. Grade: B+ Jay Lethal went to call out World Champion Cody but instead got his Bullet Club brother The Villain Marty Scurll. Scurll called out Lethal for failing since giving up his villainess ways before Scurll issued the challenge for and Lethal accepted a monumental match at Final Battle! This is a huge addition to the undercard of Ring of Honor’s biggest PPV.
World Champion Cody and the Bullet Club backstage announce that next week Dalton Castle will face Hangman Adam Page.
Kenny King retains the Ring of Honor Television Championship against Mark Briscoe as Jay Briscoe throws in the towel. Grade: B. Mark Briscoe was willing to fight through injury for his shot at the ROH TV Title but before the match could really get under way his brother Jay threw in the towel costing Mark his chance. Jay has legit reasoning as Mark is still inured and Jay isn’t happy with Mark seeking singles titles while Mark was clearly furious at Jay costing him his chance at the championship. This whole thing is intriguing and the potential for a Mark Briscoe vs Jay Briscoe match at Final Battle is amazing!
Caprice Coleman hosted Shane Taylor where Taylor explained his actions in previous weeks saying that he is a hitman for hire in order to provide for his family and young daughter.
Best Friends defeated the Addiction. Grade: B. The Best Friends are so much fun! A really fun match between them and the Addiction who are incredible heels sees the Best Friends become the number one contenders for the ROH Tag Team Titles against the MCMG at Final Battle. The Kingdom were on the ramp watching and War Machine also made their presence felt; giving reason to think that perhaps there could be more to add to this match in the near future.