Ring of Honor aired their “All Star Extravaganza” show last night live on pay per view. Full disclosure here, I did not get to watch it live, but did watch it this morning via DVR in order to objectively write this report up. It will be abbreviated format however, recapping the finishes only.
Jay Lethal defended both of his championships – the ROH World Championship and Television Championship – in matches against the members of rEDragon. The Addiction defended their tag team championship in a triple threat against the Young Bucks and The Kingdom, and Silas Young and Dalton Castle battled for Dalton’s Boys. Let’s get to the results!
Ring of Honor’s “All Star Extravaganza 7” from the Shrine Auditorium in San Antonio, TX
Aired live on pay per view on September 18, 2015
They opened with a video package and Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino checked in on commentary. They highlighted the Spanish commentary team, who held up signs that said “don’t break our tables” and “break theirs.” Funny. The commentary team ran down the card and it’s time for the first match.
Match #1 – Jay Lethal (c, w/Truth Martini) vs. Bobby Fish; ROH Television Championship:
The finish in this came with Lethal setting up for the Lethal Combination. Fish countered him and caught Lethal in a submission hold. Jay turned the submission into a roll-up pin and held the tights to retain his title.
Winner – Jay Lethal to retain the ROH Television Championship
A solid opening match that held the expected result, at least in my mind. I might have sent Matt Sydal and ACH out first instead, but this was fine. No signs of a turn or split of rEDragon right now. Wonder if we see that later, or not at all?
They then set up Dalton Castle vs. Silas Young with a video package.
Match #2 – Silas Young vs. Dalton Castle (w/The Boys); If Young wins, he gets control of the boys, if Castle wins, Silas has to become one of the boys.
Young dominated most of this match. At one point, Castle hit a nice head scissor takedown then followed with a missile drop kick. Late, Silas made a second attempt at using his knee brace as a weapon but one of the Boys grabbed it from him. The official was distracted, which let Young hit a low blow followed by Misery for the victory. Young barked at the boys that it was time for them to become men.
Winner – Silas Young, who gains control of The Boys
I enjoyed the match, and the way this all unfolds should make for interesting weekly television. I think either way the match result would have gone would have led to good television, but this is better since it will be the babyface Castle chasing to get his revenge. This was the match I was looking forward to, and I was entertained by it just as much as anything else on this show.