Quinn McKay welcomed us to the broadcast from the ROH studio. She revealed that Shane Taylor Promotions will take on The Foundation in a huge six-man clash tonight. She also mentioned how Bandido and Flamita not being able to attend the recent tapings due to pre-travel COVID-19 testing meant that Shane Taylor Promotions were supposed to be awarded the ROH Six-Man Tag Team titles by forfeit, but Taylor denied the handout and told McKay that whenever they win them, it’ll be the right way.
McKay switched gears and showed us the ending of the ROH Television Championship contest from last week with Dragon Lee retaining against Rey Horus. Dragon Lee had backstage comments after the match, but Brody King interrupted him. King told Lee to keep his family out of King's business or it’ll result in trouble for them.
Josh Woods had some comments before his match against Dalton Castle. Woods reflected on his shortcomings recently, including losing at Final Battle. Woods said there is no time for jokes or games anymore and he’s simply focused on holding gold in 2021. Woods has come a long way with his promo skill.
Castle also had some pre-match comments and reflected on his own recent shortcomings. Castle said he’s really looking forward to facing Woods and called him a beast. Castle came off frantic here and like he desperately needed a win.
A quick note: the production of ROH has improved tremendously since coming back from their COVID break. It’s almost on an Impact level at this point
Josh Woods submitted Dalton Castle in a Pure Rules match (14:23)
The Code of Honor was adhered to.
Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor, Moses & Kaun) defeated The Foundation (Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham & Tracy Williams) (12:07)
This was the best episode of ROH TV in a while. How much Josh Woods has improved on the mic is showing. In my opinion, both Woods and Castle couldn't afford a loss this week. But with the rumors of Castle being a free agent, i understand Woods winning. It seems he's on course for a Pure Championship match.
Shane Taylor Promotions are my favorite faction in ROH at the moment, and that's saying a lot with the stacked lineup of groups they have. Moses and Kaun got some much needed ring time in their match, which was great to see. I don't see this loss really hurting The Foundation because they put in a lot of fight. I do want to see them on TV more though, especially as a whole unit.
Overall: Thumbs Up