Paul London, Michael Shane, and American Dragon segment: bad. The audio quality on this show is fucking piss, so if I breeze over promos I'm sorry.
Paul is being interviewed by a nerdlinger. Paul calls out American Dragon for a match, but then Michael Shane shows up and talks trash to London. This prompts London to throw punches in a manner that makes me think at this point in his life he hasn't thrown a punch in a work or shoot sense before. He hits a shooting star press on Shane on the outside when he bails. Paul apologizes for ignoring Dragon (who's basically just window dressing at this point) and challenges Shane to a street fight before climbing a ladder . The TV show had likely star
ted by now, which is why this felt like a bad Raw show-open, which is something ROH does not need to be doing. Paul eventually hugs Dragon and leaves. The nerdlinger asks Dragon a question, who doesn't know and just ambles off.
Show open: Contemporary metal plays us in while we get show highlights. The first 30 seconds feel like a PPV quality opening package, but then it just goes back to the Ring of Honor trope of seeing guys come out for their entrances.
The Prophecy (Christopher Daniels & Donovan Morgan) (w/Simply Luscious) vs The SAT (Jose & Joel Maximo)
The SAT get their own tag team name key but the Prophecy don't. I wonder if this was an intentional production choice, to give Daniels more to bitch about? Daniels is full evil cult leader, blessing Luscious in the ring.
Gabe is on commentary for this match and if the whole booking wrestling hadn't worked, he could've worked as an auctioneer. He also says The Prophecy are favorites, despite the fact they haven't teamed in ROH. Gabe also starts talking about "The format being thrown out" and "The power of the belts". What is this? TNA? Also, if everything tonight is "Unscripted", has everything that I've loved so far, been FAKE??? Fuck it, I'm done. Plus, it'll free me up to do some random ROH shows (Joe vs Kobashi, Field of Honor 2016, Cage of Death '06.