Mike Law vs. Shane Taylor. Taylor squashed Law in a minute with the 216 finisher (piledriver variation). In a Post-match promo, Taylor asks, “Who paid me to take out Chris Daniels?” meaning that was storyline speculation. He says no one did, he did it himself, and he’s just getting started.
Colt Cabana is in the ring to interview Flip Gordon. Cabana puts over Flip’s big win over Bully Ray at Final Battle. Gordon says now that that’s over, he wants to cash in a shot at the ROH World Championship. Kenny King comes out onto ramp and heels Gordon and the Philly fans with a promo, showing four camera angles zoomed in that show him pinning ROH Champion Jay Lethal back in November…but the zoom is used to obscure the fact his feet were on the ropes and the match being restarted wasnt mentioned either. King gets to ring, calls Flip a weekend warrior paid to join the reserves and leaves. The crowd was engaged with this.
Silas Young vs. Beer City Bruiser. Bruiser wants a No DQ match right now. They start fighting. It wasnt always smooth, slow sequences developing when it wasnt punch/kick, lots of space between the actual brawling sequences, and they pretty much lost the crowd. A chair was used by Silas, then both. There was a table spot in the corner of the ring. These things got momentary reactions, then quiet. Fans were generally respectful though. Brian Milonas interfered and went through a table at ringside for his trouble. Just a long match that the fans didn’t hate audibly, but didn’t love. Silas Young wins with Misery after Bruiser missed him and went through a table himself.
Villian Enterprises come out. Kingdom comes out for 6 man title match. Except Matt Taven does a promo as he walks to the ring, tells VE to earn it, brings out Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova for the match vs Villian Enterprises. VE destroys Cheesburger and friends, who were allowed to have small moments, but this was more of a showcase for King and PCO for a new audience. Villian Enterprises wins via PCO moonsault. Fans chanted his name at the end. New guys looked good and fans live liked the fit.
Final Match is for Honor Club Only: Best Friends & Jay Lethal & Flip Gordon defeated The Young Bucks & Hangman Page & Cody when Flip Gordon pinned Nick Jackson. The Elite all hugged each other. Bully Ray came out with a mic and said that this Arena will never be their house. He, Silas Young, The Briscoes and Shane Taylor attack and lay everyone out.