-Video recap of last weekís Adam Cole/Michael Elgin main event. Just to recap, Roderick Strong inadvertently cost Elgin the match and Eddie Edwards had to save Cole from a beat down. Meanwhile, Kyle OíReilly refused to help out his former tag partner.
-From Baltimore, MD. Our hosts are Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness. Tonight, we will see a double main event, as the last two qualifying matches for March Mayhem will take place. Tommaso Ciampa faces Kyle OíReilly and Eddie Edwards takes on Mike Bennett.
-Veda Scott interviews The Embassy Ltd. backstage. R.D. Evans says that Tommaso Ciampa will not answer any questions regarding the stolen TV title. Ciampa cuts him off, telling Scott that he doesnít answer to anyone. Ciampa feels that he stripped Jay Lethal of his manhood by taking away his title. The gold is sitting on his trophy case at home. All Lethal has to do to regain the title is to grow a set and take it back.
-Pretaped interview with ROH World Champion Davey Richards! Davey is asked about the recent actions of Kyle OíReilly. Davey says Kyle is a grown man and can do what he wants. Davey has been challenged by Ryan McBride, a local indie guy in the Maryland area. Davey has heard good things about McBride, but warns him that when he looks at him, he might see Eddie Edwards in his place, and heís not sure what heís going to do to him. On a side note, I still donít see any real reason for Richards to flat out be mad at Edwards. He canít possibly still be upset over Edwards training with Dan Severn, can he?
-Kevin Kelly interviews Kevin Steen in the ring. Steen asks Kelly why Ring of Honor is doing everything they can to keep him from wrestling on TV. Kelly speculates that itís because Steen is reckless and dangerous. Steen scoffs at this, because isnít being dangerous what this is all about? Does he need to shake hands with everyone like what Davey Richards does? Steen wonders why Richards hasnít accepted his challenge, perhaps itís because his head is shoved too far up Jim Cornetteís ass. This lures out Davey Richards, who is looking for a fight. Jim Cornette and a group of referees try to prevent a brawl. Richards calls Steen a novelty act and a fat-ass. Cornette pleads with Richards not to give in to Steen, because itís all just part of a plan to hold ROH hostage. Davey vows to break Steenís ankle and manages to connect with a slap to the face. Steen seems pleased with himself and takes off. Fantastic segment here, the inevitable Richards/Steen match should be something to see.
-Kevin Kelly hosts Inside Ring of Honor. Weíre treated to footage of the Briscoes costing WGTT a match against Cedric Alexander and Caprice Coleman. The attention shifts to the ongoing Jay Lethal/Tommaso Ciampa feud over the TV title. Lethal is proud of himself for being the first man that Ciampa couldnít beat in ROH. Yeah, losing possession of the TV title hurt, but not as much as itíll hurt when Lethal ends Ciampaís undefeated streak.
Final Thoughts: The Steen/Richards confrontation really made this episode, but the wrestling wasnít too shabby either. I still donít like the March Mayhem concept, but itís produced some great television matches, which was the point all along. They still need to straighten things out with their TV continuity in regards to the live iPPVs and Iíll harp onto it until itís fixed. Still, this was a thumbís up episode.