Original Air Date: November 20, 2020
Event Date: ?
Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman
Ring Announcer: Bobby Cruise
Pure Rules Judges: Will Ferrara, Sumie Sakai, Gary Juster
Quinn McKay welcomes us to Ring of Honor and introduces us to tonight’s matches.
A look at why Jay Briscoe is is getting worked about about EC3. EC3 respects Jay Briscoe, byt Jay really just wants to beat up EC3.
EC3 vs Jay Briscoe
(referee: Todd Sinclair)
Result: EC3 wins via DQ when he won’t break a hold in the corner
There was very little action before the match ended, so this was a story line match. EC3 seemed to be testing Jay Briscoe in some way, seeing if Jay would shake his hand a few times and being respectful in his own weird way.
After the match, EC3 attacks Jay, and both men brawl until officials run out to break them up. EC3 gets on his knees and tells Jay to hit hit. Jay attacks, but he’s quickly pulled back and forced to leave the ring.
Quinn McKay asks Jay Briscoe why he didn’t adhere to the code of honor and why he forced a finish on a DQ. Jay responds with, “because f*ck him.”
A look at LSG. He talks about being inspired to wrestle by Jay Lethal and how baseball helped him in the ring. He also talks about finally being ready to defeat Jay Lethal.
Jay Lethal says he’s not sad or ashamed about losing to Tracy Williams in the Pure Tournament. He also talks about finding like-minded people to join The Foundation, and that’s why he requested a match against LSG.
Pure Rules Match
LSG vs Jay Lethal (ROH Tag Champ)
(referee: Todd Sinclair)
Result: Matt Taven wins via pinfall with a wheelbarrow victory roll
Time: 9:33 (1 break)
This was a pretty good grudge match. Well, the commentators said it was a grudge match, and the action sort of indicated that they didn’t like each other, but it didn’t feel super heated. The action was quick and a bit chaotic, and it ended more suddenly than I expected it to. Taven dominated most of the match, and the only time he really showed that he’d taen any damage was when he dove outside the ring and clutched his leg afterward. That didn’t play into the match though. This match felt like a small step in a larger story.
Bateman attacks Taven after the match. Vincent walks out and speaks as Bateman hits Taven with a tombstone piledriver. Vincent wonders how one person can be so embarrassing. There’s no one in the building watching the show, but Taven is still so desperate for attention. No matter how hard Taven tries, he will never get the approval he’s looking for. Taven’s legacy will be one of failure.
Vincent has a dart and is about to use on Taven when the lights go out. Mike Bennett’s music and video play in the building, then the lights go out again. When the lights come back on, Mike Bennett is in the ring. Bennett attacks Bateman and Vincent and clears them from the ring. Benett and Taven hug as the show ends.
This was a pretty good show. It was a continuation of some of the main stories they have going on right now, and at least one of the matches was worth watching.
Match of the Night
LSG s Jay Lethal
The other two matches were based more on story than action, so tonight’s best match of the night was an easy pick. Even saying that though, this was a very entertaining match.