ROH TV Recap: Flip Gordon Wins Pure Debut Over Josh Woods; Mark Briscoe And PCO Win Debut As A Team

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #482
Airdate: Weekend of Dec. 12, 2020

Host Quinn McKay welcomed viewers to the show and threw to the aftermath of last week’s match between Mike Bennett and Vincent followed by post-match comments from Bennett and Matt Taven.

The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) sit-down interview

Pre-match comments from Mark Briscoe and PCO

The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) vs. Mark Briscoe and PCO
(20-minute time limit)

After several minutes of hard-hitting, back-and-forth action, PCO knocked Milonas out of the ring with a discus forearm. PCO followed with a dive through the ropes onto Milonas. Bruiser hit a cannonball off the apron onto PCO. Briscoe then hit a blockbuster off the apron on Bruiser. PCO missed a senton off the top and landed hard on the apron.

Later, PCO rocked Bruiser with a series of shoulder tackles and a front Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Milonas ran PCO into the post outside the ring. Briscoe set up a chair in the corner and used it to somersault over the top rope onto Milonas on the floor. PCO hit a moonsault on Bruiser for the win at 11:04.

Victorious in their first match as a team, Briscoe and PCO head into their title match against ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham at the Final Battle pay-per-view on Dec. 18 with momentum.

Post-match comments from Mark Briscoe and PCO

Briscoe said he and PCO are the two most insane individuals in the history of the company and they will beat Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham for the tag title at Final Battle. PCO said Lethal and Gresham “will rest in hell.”

Flip Gordon sit-down interview

Josh Woods sit-down interview

Pure Rules Match: Flip Gordon vs. Josh Woods
(15-minute time limit)

This was the first Pure Rules Match for Gordon, who will face ROH Pure Champion Gresham for the title at Final Battle. Woods caught Gordon in an ankle lock, and Gordon used the first of his three allotted rope breaks just 30 seconds into the match. Gordon dropkicked Woods out of the ring and followed with a dive through the ropes.

After the action returned to inside the ring, Woods powered Gordon into the ropes. Gordon grabbed hold of the top rope and landed a series of elbows to the back of Woods’ neck. The referee ruled it as a rope break for Gordon, his second. Woods hit an overhead belly to belly suplex and a running knee in the corner for a near fall. Woods hit a superplex and powerbomb for a near fall. Gordon connected on a moonsault for a near fall, and then hit a curb stomp for the win at 9:34.

It was an impressive victory for Gordon, as Woods was coming off a big win over Lethal.