It took a while, but Ring of Honor's television show has finally seemed somewhere close to real time, as this week's episode actually reflected what happened at the promotion's most recent pay-per-view offering, All-Star Extravaganza, back on Sept. 18.
Yes, that is Sept. 18 -- almost an entire month ago -- but that's simply the way the cookie crumbles in the world of Ring of Honor.
Timeliness complaints aside, this week's Ring of Honor television was yet another good one. As usual, the wrestling was good and some eventful storylines took place.
First, we had the fourth match in a best-of-five series between Matt Sydal and ACH. This was as high-flying as one would expect, and Sydal came out on top to tie the series, 2-2.
If you're a fan of high-octane action with little rhyme or reason, this was the match for you. If you're not a fan of that, you might not be all that high on it. Regardless, it was an exciting way to start the program.
After the match, The Addiction, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, along with Chris Saban attacked both Sydal and ACH out of frustration for losing their Ring of Honor Tag Team titles at All-Star Extravaganza to The Kingdom.
In a surprising turn of events, the All Night Express, Rhett Titus and Kenny King, returned and told The Addiction that they would be willing to wrestle anytime, as they were never pinned to lose their tag titles three years ago.
In reality, King left abruptly to head to TNA Wrestling, leaving Titus to work under a mask for the last couple of years.
While Jim Cornette might not be all that happy that King is back in Ring of Honor, it was nice to see the team get back together after all this time. The pair had some real steam behind them before King took his talents to TNA.
Then we had Silas Young come out with The Boys, whom he joined by earning a victory over Dalton Castle.
Young and someone called the Beer City Bruiser gave The Boys a beating.
The main event was a World Television title bout between champion Jay Lethal and challenger Watanabe. While the match was good, the outcome was never really in doubt, as Lethal won to retain one of his two championship titles.
With that said, here are the full match results:
- Matt Sydal def. ACH (Best-of-five series tied, 2-2)
- Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser def. The Boys
- ROH World Television championship – Jay Lethal def. Watanabe