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ROH TV Episode 8 Review: All I Do is Win

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Two months ago a new era in ROH was formed. From great storylines, stellar matches, and new talent showing up weekly, there is something for everyone in the new ROH. Since we have hit the two-month mark, let’s see if this episode lived up to the hype of all the rest.

The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) vs Action Andretti & Darius Martin:

Both teams had matching gear for this match, which showed great tag team chemistry. Even though this was the official tag team debut for Andretti & Martin they held their own against the former two-time ROH tag team champions. Unfortunately, the experience favored The Kingdom as they got the win in a very fun opener to ROH TV.

Winners: The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven)

Athena Promo:

Athena continues to talk about how she is the alpha and the most dominant ROH Women’s Champion. She says that she has defeated everyone and no one is able to step up to the challenge. She sends an open challenge to any women’s wrestler as she is still looking for new more competitive opponents.

Robyn Renegade vs Willow Nightingale:  

This week we got a duo rap performance with Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman, this is truly the highlight of ROH TV every week, keep doing this! The Renegade Twins do not usually compete in singles action, as this was Robyn’s first singles match on ROH. She taunted the crowd throughout the match and proved that she is not only a good tag team wrestler but she is also a good singles wrestler as well. They attempted “Twin Magic”, but it failed as it was proven that the Renegade Twins are not twins they are only sisters. Willow continues her winning streak going on four wins in a row!

Winner: Willow Nightingale

After the match, both Renegade Twins beat up Willow. The Renegade Twins get the last stand, as it looks like this one is not over between these three.

Colt Cabana Promo: 

Cabana and Joe have a rich history and he plans to make a huge impact on ROH. The TV Title is one of the ROH titles that he has not been able to win and he vows to do that as he faces Joe in our main event tonight.

Jah-C vs Lance Archer:

Archer’s entrance included him throwing Jah-C down the entrance ramp in classic Murderhawk fashion. Archer gets the quick win here. Interested to see what the plans are for him in ROH, maybe he’s the one to defeat Joe for the TV title?

Winner: Lance Archer

After the match, Archer keeps on beating Jah-C up all the way to the locker room to truly show his dominance, again classic Murderhawk fashion.

Brian Cage vs Joey Jett:

Cage has also been on a winning streak as of late as he has won all seven of his last matches between six-man and singles matches. Jett got a lot of cheers throughout this match since he was the hometown favorite and this match lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. This was anything but a squash match as we saw in the previous match as Jett was able to get his stuff in throughout the match as well. Unfortunately, Cage continues his winning streak and moves up to eight and zero in ROH competition.

Winner: Brian Cage

ROH Women’s Championship Proving Grounds Match: Athena vs Heather Reckless:

I still prefer the title eliminator name compared to the proving grounds name, but I don’t name the matches. Reckless was rocking the Nike Blazers in this match which I do appreciate as a sneakerhead. As I say every week Athena is just on another level right now. Whoever is the one to defeat her is going to have her hands full.

Winner: Athena

After the match was over, Athena continued to beat down Reckless and even smashed her head into the title. Who will be the one to defeat Athena?

Lee Johnson & Cole Karter vs Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver):

Looks as if the entire Dark Order is moving down to ROH. Now this is a smart move because the trio of Reynolds, Silver, and Uno can easily be the trio’s team to eventually defeat The Embassy down the line. Although this was Karter & Johnson’s first tag team match within ROH they took Dark Order to their limit. Reynolds & Silver are such an experienced tag team, it is unfortunate that they have not held gold in either ROH or AEW yet. Hopefully, ROH gives them that chance because they definitely deserve it.

Winners: Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)

Nick Comoroto vs Penta El Zero Miedo:

There was a lot of taunting at the beginning of this match to get the crowd engaged. Both Lucha Bros have gotten so over since they arrived at AEW that seeing them shine and essentially hold all tag team gold within the company is very deserving. This match had a much slower start to favor Comoroto, but once Penta got going we were off to the races. In tag team action or in singles competition he is one of the best in-ring competitors right now and he has shown that all over the world in the last couple of years. Cero Miedo gets the strong win here.

Winner: Penta El Zero Miedo

Konosuke Takeshita vs Lee Moriarty: 

A lot of people underestimate how good Moriarty actually is inside the squared circle, mostly because he does not wrestle enough on AEW programming, but this match proved that. He was able to hold his own against the new sensation within The Elite, Takeshita. Takeshita was AEW’s smartest signing of 2022 and I guarantee that by the end of this year, he will hold some sort of gold whether it be in AEW or ROH. This match was really good, Takeshita continues his winning streak alive in ROH!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita

Gringo Loco vs El Hijo Del Vikingo: 

When I went to California, I had the pleasure of seeing Vikingo wrestle live for the first time and this man is worth all of the hype. This match was absolutely insane. These two have been feuding for a year all around the world as commentary alluded to and wow. This was a pay-per-view quality match. Great back and forth, plenty of high-flying action, and just an overall great match go find this it!

Winner: El Hijo Del Vikingo

Rem Jones & Logan Lynch vs The Iron Savages (Boulder & Bronson):

The team formerly known as Bear Country!! This team is great and the fact that they repacked them and are being used in ROH, in what seems like a huge capacity is a great thing to see. Iron Savages get the huge win here and a quick one before the main event championship match.

Winners: The Iron Savages (Boulder & Bronson)

Gringo Loco Promo: 

Loco says for two years he has been traveling the world trying to get the attention of AEW and Tony Khan and he was finally able to get his shot and debut on ROH TV. Tony Khan raised his hand and invited him to come back and even though he might not have won the match, the bigger win was getting the invite back to AEW/ROH. Now is the world ready for Gringo Loco?

ROH Television Championship: Samoa Joe vs Colt Cabana: 

Welcome back home Colt Cabana. Cabana is one of the more exciting wrestlers on the ROH roster as he knows how to get the crowd involved in his matches. Joe dominated most of this matchup as he is now the third-longest ROH TV Champion as he is creeping up on the 567-day reign. The King of Television reigns supreme as another episode of ROH TV comes to an end.

Winner: “And Still” Samoa Joe

Overall Thoughts on ROH TV Episode 8: The ROH commentary team kept on emphasizing the amount of winning streaks currently going on throughout the episode, which means we are starting the build to Death Before Dishonor! The episode was fine, Vikingo just continues to prove why he is one of the best in the world, TK you know what to do.

ROH TV Episode 8 is now streaming on Watchroh.com



Kimmy Sokol
Kimmy Sokol
Kimmy Sokol is known to do many things in the world of professional wrestling. If she is not writing on thepopbreak, she is co-hosting The Bob Culture Podcast and traveling the country working with the biggest wrestling superstars on the convention scene.


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