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Csonka’s ROH TV Review 5.17.17

May 17, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s ROH TV Review 5.17.17  

Csonka’s ROH TV Review 5.17.17

– Chris Sabin & Jonathan Gresham defeated Cheeseburger & Will Ferarra @ 10:00 via submission [**¾]
– Silas Young defeated Bobby Fish @ 11:20 via pin [**½]
ROH Six-Man Title Match: Champions Bully & The Briscoes defeated The Rebellion @ 12:45 via pin [**½]

– Alex Shelley reveals that he is out of action due to the Rebellion. He isn’t cleared due to a concussion, and says a world-traveled talent in Gresham will take his place tonight as part of Search and Destroy.

Chris Sabin & Jonathan Gresham vs. Cheeseburger & Will Ferarra: Ferrara and Gresham to begin, they do some grappling early with Gresham taking the advantage. Burger wants the tag, Ferrara refuses, and so he tags himself in. Sabin tags in, they work some basic back and forth with Burger teasing the palm strike and Sabin backing off. Gresham tags with the blind tag and hits the German suplex, Sabin takes out Ferrara. Burger gets caught on a dive but Ferrara dives onto him to take their opponents down and we take a break. Post break, Ferrara and Burger have some miscommunication, allowing Sabin and Gresham work over Ferrara. Gresham then works the arm, and double teams follow. Sabin then keeps control, working an octopus hold. He and Gresham work quick tags, but Ferrara gets the tag, Burger hits the high cross on both opponents, slams them together and hits a RANA, Ferrara in and they double team Burger, leading to a near fall. Palm strike by Burger cut off with a clothesline, it breaks down and Sabin takes out Ferrara with a draping neck breaker on the floor. Burger tries to fight back, Gresham hits the moonsault press and then a dive on Ferrara. They run through a series of double teams on Burger, ending with a German for a near fall. Burger fires up, Ferrara pulls Gresham to the floor, palm strike to Sabin and Burger then hits Ferrara by accident; Gresham then attacks the arm and floats into a crucifix for 2. Gresham locks in the octopus, Ferrara refuses to make the save and Burger submits. Chris Sabin & Jonathan Gresham defeated Cheeseburger & Will Ferarra @ 10:00 via submission [**¾] That was a pretty good and fun little opener. They are doing a nice job of telling the split between Burger and Ferrara; it’s great to see Gresham on ROH TV as a permanent fixture.

– Post break, Ferrara bails on Burger.

– We see footage of Silas Young attacking Jay Lethal during a commercial shoot in the locker room. Young is pissed that Lethal get all of these opportunities and then beats down Lethal, attacking his leg.

Silas Young vs. Bobby Fish: The Beer City Bruiser is with Young. Young runs down Fish before the match. This all started last month in Florida when they brawled. Young looks to bully Fish around, but Fish uses his grappling skills to escape. Young then hits a dropkick to take control. Forearms follow, but Fish gets a roll up and locks in the ankle lock, but Young makes the ropes and escapes to the floor. Fish works the sleeper, covering for 2. Post break, Young hits the slingshot double stomp, talks shit allowing Fish to battle back. The Bruiser trips up Fish, allowing Young to toss him to the floor. Young teases a dive, but then hits the clothesline and takes control as they brawl on the floor. They tease the double count out, and back in and they trade clotheslines and then do a double down. They trade strikes center ring, Fish attacks the knee but Young hits the cutter for 2. Fish lays in a series of kicks, follows with the Saito suplex for 2. Young fights off Fish, but Fish works the ankle lock again. Young escapes, hits the back breaker and clothesline combo. The draping neck breaker follows, and Young covers for 2. Young then lays the boots to Fish, who again attacks the knee. More kicks by Fish follow, and Bruiser pulls Young to the floor. Fish follows, the ref is distracted by Bruiser, and back in the ring Young takes off the knee brace and bruiser takes the ref and Young hits Fish with the brace and picks up the win. Silas Young defeated Bobby Fish @ 11:20 via pin [**½] This was an overall average match, with a surprising lack of aggression from both considering the angle/brawl in Florida they were playing off of. Fish is on the way out, and with that being the case he should have lost, but I would have put over Young clean.

– Dalton Castle cuts a promo, discussing his loss to Christopher Daniels. He lost once, but he’s not done fighting.

– Alex Shelley joins commentary.

Champions Bully & The Briscoes vs. The Rebellion (Titus, Coleman, & Taylor): Mark and Titus battle back and forth to kick things off, with Mark taking control. they have the big stand off, it breaks down and the champions clear the ring. Post break, the champions are working over Titus and cutting off the ring and working quick tags. Mark gets sent to the floor, as Taylor and Coleman cut off Bully & The Briscoes, and take the heat on Jay. Shelley is once again awesome on commentary, putting everyone in the match over big. The Rebellion continues to beat down Jay in their corner. He tries to fire up, but Taylor is too much for him and cuts him off before tagging Titus in. Titus and Coleman double team Jay, Taylor returns to take down Jay and cover for 2. They work through another break, and post break, Taylor eats elbows from Jay. Boots follow, but he takes down Jay with a clothesline. He misses a corner ass attack, and Jay tags in Bully. Bully runs wild, working over the Rebellion until Titus arrives to cut him off. Bully tags in Mark, red neck kung fu follows from Mark, XPLODERS follow and Jay returns as the brothers stand tall, clear the ring and them Mark hits a moonsault to the floor and Jay then follows with a dive. Mark looks for froggy bow, but eats knees. Titus up top, but the splash eats knees; the triple team 3d on Titus finishes it. Champions Bully & The Briscoes defeated The Rebellion @ 12:45 via pin [**½] This was a pretty lifeless match, not bad, but likely the worst Bully and the Briscoes six-man I have seen so far. The Rebellion just has no heat behind them, and are not interesting in the ring at all.

– Post match, the Champions put Coleman through a table with the assisted superbomb by Bully.

– End scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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“Byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye Felicia!”

The final score: review Average
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This was a solid, but skippable post PPV edition of ROH TV.