EC3 defeated Jay Briscoe via DQ then there was a pull apart brawl. The security were wearing masks.
They recap everything with video packages. After every match is a promo or interview.
You're immediately caught up. You know the feuds and backstories. You know who's a babyface and who's a heel.
I love Jay Briscoe & the backstage interviewer girl.
Jay Lethal defeated LSG in a Pure Rules Match via split decision after the standard Pure Rules 15 minute time limit
***1/2 Thumbs Up
In ROH 20 is a countout of the ring not 10
This show is like a modern day impact episode.....except its a PROFESSIONAL wrestling show just universes ahead with legitimacy.
Thursdays with NXT UK and ROH easily my favorite day of the week with my favorite/the best wrestling programming of the week.
Funny how they are both like an hour long, not 2 or 3. Hmm........
Everyone on this show is good even the ref and the commentators.
The rules for Pure matches are as follows:
-- Every match begins and ends with the Code of Honor handshake.
-- Each wrestler has three rope breaks to stop submission holds and pinfalls. After a wrestler exhausts his rope breaks, submission and pin attempts on or under the ropes by his opponent are legal.
-- Closed-fist punches to the face are not permitted; only open-handed slaps or chops to the face are allowed. Punches to other parts of the body are permitted, excluding low blows. The first use of a closed fist will get a warning; the second will be a disqualification.
-- As in standard ROH matches, there will be a 20-count when a wrestler is on the floor.
-- Outside interference will result in automatic termination from the roster for the wrestler that interferes.
Once a Pure Champion is crowned, the title can change hands via disqualification and countout.
The Pure Title was created in 2004, with AJ Styles defeating CM Punk in a tournament final to become the first Pure Champion. The title subsequently was held by stars such as Samoa Joe, Lethal and Nigel McGuinness. In August 2006, then-ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated McGuinness to unify the titles, thus retiring the Pure Championship.
The current champion is Jonathan Gresham
Matt Taven defeated Bateman but was attacked while Jack Sparrow (sans tan) cut a heel promo.
Mike Bennett made the save
An easy well paced and Thumbs Up Show