I never thought I’d live to see the day where Chuck Taylor would wrestle on Ring of Honor television. I could not be happier for him no matter what kind of shape ROH is in. This was great to see and the fact it happened in Philadelphia where the crowd loves him most makes it even more special. This is a hot opener for once as Taylor is booked to quite good through. He showcases various offensive moves, and in perhaps one of the most significant moments of ROH TV in recent months, picks up the victory! MY GOD! Taylor wins! This is one of the most exciting and unique matches ROH TV has had in a long time. It told a story, got someone over, and the crowd was with it the whole way.
Some dissension was teased between RPG given Baretta referred to Taylor as his best friend. We’ll see how this is treated moving forward. Whatever RPG and Taylor are doing is almost the most interesting thing going on in the company given the personalities involved and the fact people can get invested in something like this. This match was amazing in its construction because the Bucks and Page were almost afterthoughts but still played their roles well.
Winner (s)/Rating: Roppongi Vice and Chuck Taylor/****1/4