Episode 45 of ROH TV on Honor Club featured Kyle Fletcher’s first defense of the ROH World Television Championship. The Aussie has big shoes to fill with Samoa Joe as the last champion holding the title for 574 days. The quest to be the greatest started with an open challenge.
Willie Mack answered the call to break a foot off in Fletcher’s ass. Hot Chocolate started strong with a Macarena moonsault. Fletcher rallied with a brainbuster. Mack was back on the attack for a buckle bomb. When he applied a cloverleaf submission, Fletcher reached the ropes for the break. The champ turned the tide with an avalanche Michinoku driver. When Fletcher had trouble on a hammerlock lift, he adjusted for a straight piledriver to win.
Fletcher’s first TV title defense is in the books. His reign currently stands at 20 days and counting.
Results from the rest of ROH TV episode 45.
Griff Garrison defeated Serpentico. This match was set up when blame for an 8-man loss was shoved toward the Spanish Announce Project. Garrison won the singles contest via torture rack bomb. Backstage, Angelico and Serpentico took cheap shots clipping the knees of Garrison and Cole Karter.
Lance Archer defeated JP Harlow. Domination victory via Blackout.
Dalton Castle defeated Peter Avalon. The peacock was low energy without sleep since Johnny TV getting in his business, but he still managed to win via Bangarang. Backstage, Castle had a run-in with Johnny. Taya Valkyrie will not permit Castle to smash the face of her beautiful husband.
Ethan Page is the best version of himself right now. With the renewed support of Scorpio Sky, he will make good on the promise to his daughter of bringing home a championship.
Queen Aminata defeated Maya World. The Juicy Lock submission earned Aminata her first singles win in the Tony Khan wrestling universe.
Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty defeated the Infantry and the Boys. Taylor’s power was the game changer in the three-way tag en route to victory via Marcus Garvey Driver.
Red Velvet defeated Alex Gracia. The dancer demonstrated speedy footwork to win via spin kick.
Mercedes Martinez & Diamante defeated Leyla Hirsch & Rachael Ellering. Hirsch was in trouble, but Ellering saved her friend from doom. The OG Badasses picked Ellering apart for Martinez to win via Air Raid Crash. Commentary put over the idea of Ellering sacrificing herself to protect Hirsch.
Hijo del Vikingo, Komander, & Lee Johnson defeated the Workhorsemen & Gringo Loco. Gringo was the base for a nifty double stack electric chair slam to the luchadores, but Komander quickly recovered to score a roll-up to win.
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