1. Adrenaline Rush (ACH & Tadarius Thomas) vs. The Decade (Jimmy Jacobs & BJ Whitmer w/Roderick Strong).
Strong's in street clothes, selling an injury at the hands of AJ Styles last week that wasn't referenced. Jacobs refuses to shake hands pre-match, claiming Adrenaline Rush doesn't deserve it, pulling the lack of respect card. Strong briefly joined Kevin Kelly & Steve Corino at the desk and reiterated the point. It's a tired ream, if ya ask me. Great opener. Corino referenced the fact that Whitmer & Jacobs were former tag champs several years back, but there was no mention of his own tag title run with Jacobs from a year ago. Hmmmmm. Lots of back & forth action. With Eddie Edwards now in TNA, Kelly doesn't believe he should use his signature call of "Soaring & scoring!" that he reserved for Edwards, even though it's still part of the open. The Decade are now 2-0 after hitting the All Seeing Eye, a double team hi-lo move on ACH, for the win.
Winners: The Decade.
2. Top Prospect Finals: Hanson vs. Raymond Rowe.
Corino & Kelly put over Rowe's rough background, and name dropped Mick Foley in the process. Michael Elgin came out to scout the combatants. Hmmmmm. Very good match, and both men deserved to win. Rowe tried twice for his Death Rowe finisher, the full nelson slam dropped into a knee strike, but Hanson countered and hit the Spin Kick of Doom (that's what they're calling it) to end it.
Hanson now moves on to face the TV champ at the 12th anniversary show on 2/21 in Philadelphia.
Veda Scott tries to cut a promo for RD Evans, but is interrupted by Romantic Touch to set up Evans-Touch. Where is QT Marshall? Both Touch & Veda are chased away by Elgin, who cuts a promo on Chris Hero, his tag partner next week.......! Earlier, the Briscoes cut a promo for the same tag match.....
3. ROH TV title: Tomasso Ciampa vs. Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal.
Selezyia Sparks & Scarlett Bordeaux, the Hoopla Hotties, trailed Taven coming out. Then, Truth Martini, in street clothes, followed. Martini dismissed the girls, although Scarlett could've stayed. Taven then formally dumped Martini, though Martini would claim otherwise in commentary. The sooner that loser gets a new look the better.
As the late Gordon Solie might put it, it was fists & fire right from the jump. Bodies were flying. Lethal hit six suicide dives in a row, which prompted Corino to call "Soaring & scoring!". I guess it's back in play after all. Martini came back out after the commercial, ranted & whined, claiming Taven hadn't fired him when it seemed as though he did. I guess we're soon going to get a program between Taven and whomever's stupid enough to be the next fool to listen to Martini. Anyway, Truth factored into the finish. He slipped his Book to Taven, who shoved it back, ensuring he'd turned face. Lethal had a visionary pinfall after forcing a collision between Taven & Martini, but ref Todd Sinclair was busy trying to get Martini out of there. Martini tripped Taven, who walked right into Project Ciampa and was pinned.
Winner: Tomasso Ciampa.
So it'll be Ciampa-Hanson in Philadelphia. Next week, it's the Briscoes vs. Elgin & Hero and Adam Cole & Matt Hardy.