Dak Draper and Eli Isom went to a time limit draw (15:00)
The commentary team noted that Draper put in a request and was allowed to change from the Pure Championship division to the Television Championship division.
Draper immediately backed Isom in the corner, causing a referee stoppage, Isom tried to charge at Draper but was dropped with a clothesline immediately. He tried to focus on Isom's midsection, but he was well-scouted by the “Infinite." Isom used the opportunity and chargeed again, but was met with a suplex into the ropes.
Isom countered a few big moves, but the “Mile High Magnum” stayed in control, continuing to work on Isom's waist. Isom finally got some momentum when he hit a great looking crossbody.
Once both men made it back to their feet, they began a chopping war. Draper obviously had the stronger chops, but Isom showed a lot of heart. Draper took advantage of a stunned Isom and hit a doctor bomb for a two count. Isom made his way back to his feet and Draper hit an awesome springboard elbow to send him right back to the mat.
In the closing sequence, Draper and Isom exchanged multiple finishing maneuver attempts when suddenly the bell rang. Bobby Cruise informed us that the match had gone to a time limit draw which came without warning.
Isom pleaded with the referee to give the match five more minutes. He agreed, but the lights went out. When they came back in, Dalton Castle appeared, joined by four other men wearing peacock masks. He danced to the ring and told both Isom and Draper that he wasn’t there to fight them. He also said "this place needs some more drama in it." Castle proceeded to kick both guys in the groin and then danced away with presumably his new “Boys."
-- They aired a short recap video of Beer City Bruiser vs. Joe Keys, a match that aired on the YouTube “Week By Week” show. Bruiser won the match, but attacked Keys after the match. Fellow ROH Dojo members came out to help Keys, but Ken Dixon aligned himself with Bruiser instead of the Dojo.
-- Bateman, Vita Vonn Starr and Dutch made their way to the ring for a promo. Bateman said while Vincent is gone for now, his hand still guides the proverbial knife. Von Starr read off a notecard, relaying a message from Vincent about still being there in spirit.
La Faccion Ingobernable (ROH World Champion Rush, Kenny King, La Bestia Del Ring) defeated VLNCE UNLTD (Chris Dickinson, Brody King, Homicide) by DQ (7:54)
When VLNCE UNLTD were making their entrance, LFI attacked. The bell rang and all hell broke loose. Rush and King fought on the outside while Dickinson and Kenny King fought in the ring.
Brody King became the legal man and tried to clean house, but the numbers game overwhelmed him quickly. Dickinson made a hot tag, but that got squandered quickly as well. Bestia hit a senton off the top rope and tagged out to Rush.
Rush was stomping on Dickinson when Brody King hit Bestia in the back with a chair. Referee Joe Mandak called for the bell, ending the match in a DQ.
The two factions continued to fight after the bell rang. King rubbed Homicide’s face into the apron while Rush smacked Brody King in the back with a chair. The Foundation ran to the ring and began beating on both groups, just adding to the chaos which ran through the end of the show.
This was an above average episode of ROH. While Draper vs. Isom was good, I wasn't a fan of the sudden time limit finish at all as it wasn't teased or mentioned by the ring announcer or the commentary team. However, it was a cool way to reintroduce Castle. The main event was okay for the time it got (an astonishing seven minutes), but it ensured nobody took a pinfall with the DQ finish. I hope this leads to a three-way faction match of some sort between LFI, VLNCE UNLTD and The Foundation, preferably in front of fans.