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ROH TV (Episode 474) Recap & Review

Episode 474

Original Air Date: October 16, 2020
Event Date: ?

City: Baltimore, MD
Venue: UMBC Event Center (empty arena)

Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman
Ring Announcer: Nick Lendl
Pure Tournament Judges: Gary Juster, Will Ferrara, Sumie Sakai


Intro Video
Quinn McKay welcomes us to the second half the semifinals of the Pure Tournament.

After his win last week, Jay Lethal is ready to face Jonathan Gresham in the finals of the tournament (despite there being one more round for both of them before the finals).

After his match last week, Jonathan Gresham says pure wrestlers like him don’t go into matches with strategies. They live for the moment. He also wonders why one of the best high flyers in the world, Matt Sydal, was put in the tournament since he’s not a “pure” wrestler.

Last week, Matt Taven returned to ROH and beat up Vincent.

A look at Fred Yehi and Tracy Williams’ wins in the previous round.


Match 1
ROH Pure Tournament Block Semifinal Match
Fred Yehi vs Tracy Williams
(referee: Todd Sinclair)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tracy Williams wins via submission with a dragon sleeper in the ropes
Time: 14:03 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Great match. Yehi and Williams were in the stable Catch Point together, so that means they’re both great technical wrestlers and they know each other well. That led to lots and lots of great sequences of holds and counters. There were also some explosive moments with strikes and slams, and the combination of grappling, striking, and slamming was extremely fun to watch. Williams seemed to have a better grasp of the rules, or he was at least more cognizant of them throughout the match, and that gave Williams a big advantage later in the match.


Ring Area
EC3 heads to the ring. EC3 wonders if honor is real, because there is no honor in what we do. Every day honor is taken from of us, and we continually lose our purpose. Is there honor in finding purpose? Is there honor in the past (i.e. former ROH wrestlers)? Is there honor in the now (i.e. present ROH wrestlers)? EC3 is here to fight anybody and everybody. He is willing to purify himself through pain.

Shane Taylor confronts EC3 backstage, and he feels like EC3 isn’t showing him the proper respect in his house. The Briscoes walk up and get in Taylor’s face. ROH is Taylor’s house? EC3 watches as everyone argues and a six man tag match is made.

A look at Josh Woods and PJ Black’s wins in the previous round.


Match 2
ROH Pure Tournament Block Semifinal Match
Josh “The Goods” Woods w/ Silas Young vs PJ Black w/ Brian Johnson
(referee: Joe Mandak)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Josh Woods wins via submission with an ankle lock
Time: 13:27 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Woods definitely seemed to have a better showing in the grappling department, but Black had some good counters throughout the match. Black was also a bit better standing up face to face. Woods was always able to find a hold though, and that proved to be the biggest advantage in this match.


Show Impressions
This was another good episode, and it has me very much looking forward to the block finals next week.

Match of the Night
Fred Yehi vs Tracy Williams
The action was practically non-stop, it was technical, and it was exciting.



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