Ha-ha. Actually its been brand's 3rd area after philly/boston since first year & top 3 overall largest alongside canada & chicago. (1st birthday was in elks lodge) I was as surprised as anyone when they returned for final battle 2016 after 21/2+ years.(no one ever explained why they left ballroom for terminal 5 in first place) Ironically on last point: ACH is now part of Evolve/O'Reilly's got new canadian title in some brand named ECCW & Veda Scott's also out without offered explanation.
[pre-show match]Sumie Sakai over Jenny Rose & Mandy Leon(5/10 golden gate swings) Christopher Daniels promo opener interrupted by Kingdom leading to--Daniels over TK O'Ryan(5/10 next world champs) Dalton Castle over Colt Cabanna(6/10 peacocks) [TV Title]Marty Scurll over Sonjay Dutt(7/10 beak masks) [special feature]Dragon Lee over Will Ospreay(8/10 luchadores) [Tag Title]Young Bucks over Lio Rush/Jay White(7/10 bullet babes) [Bonus Tag Title]Matt/Jeff Hardy over Young Bucks(7/10 deletes?) [Honor Rumble Winner:Matt Taven](7/10 kingdoms) Adam Page/Kazarian/Cody Rhodes over Jay Lethal/Briscoes(7/10 hangmen) [World Title]Adam Page over Bobby Fish(7/10 baybays)
[Honorable Mention] The women of honor represented their division well in confident triple threat.(mostly surprised Taeler Hendrix didn't "poison" this party in some way) Sakai(who did a couple of 2002 shows)using 1st tag champ Donovan Morgan's finisher was very nostalgic touch. Founding father/1st tag-tv champion/1st faction leader Daniels opened show in usually compelling & versatile promo! World Title contender Castle's feud with Cabanna suffered from absent special stip & very predictable finish.(colt needs to become face,reform new team,bring back tv show or leave) Multi brand veteran Dutt proved "he's still got it" in good performance while Scurll reinforced "villainous class" in very good title reign as 1st english champ. John Skyler WILL win prospect tournament.(the "southern savior" left good impression when he became 2016 super 8 finalist) Rising stars Lee & Ospreay could've been arrested for show-stealing in "all around best" match!(Xavier,you are missed) For a new team Rush & White has as much promise in different ways as Castle/Cabanna had. Regarding the Hardys: While i do agree they chose wisely with ROH & add a lot to tag division I also agree how unwise & premature it was to begin their run at the expense of what SHOULD'VE been the bucks' far longer 2nd reign!(seeing bullet club fans cheer FOR Hardys was troubling & confusing to say the least) Seeing a current trio champion earn a world title shot over Chris Sabin also was confusing/troubling mistake. Jury;s still out for most of bullet club fanbase about Kazarian's long term value.(with all the male members already I say we're overdue for a new "bullet babe")After losing 2 contender bouts last 2 months plus being 0-2 against Rhodes Lethal NEEDS bullrope match win. Briscoe's "HANG ME MOTHER@#$%&!" moment with Page was dramatic comedy standout. Am very curious to see how Bully Ray blends with brand as a single star at his considerable age. Grade B
awesome to see Fish win the strap. getting the title off of the "black hole of Charisma" Adam Cole was a must. the fact that he ever became a 3 time champ,the only one at that, just sullies the whole promotion.
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You misread match result. For obvious & many reasons Christopher Daniels WILL win the ONLY world title that's eluded him through 24-year career. Also,even though brand DIDN'T explain what happened with O'Reilly back in december & why he didn't renew contract is main reason (plus their wasn't anyone more appropriate than Cole at the moment who should hold belt until new face champion is decided) O'Reilly's been in a canadian brand named ECCW as their new world champ since mid-january. [@korcombat & birthday was 3/1]