We get a pre-match interview with Deeb & Martinez, hosted by Lexy Nair. Lexy poses the question of where this teaming might be headed. Deeb puts over Martinez as one of the best in the world and while Serena doesn’t need a partner, Martinez is a good tag partner for her. Deeb then takes a jab saying Mercedes should watch her if she wants to “learn a thing or two”. Mercedes puts over Deeb as the professor and says she respects her, says she’s got Deeb’s back as a partner but warns her not to cross her.
You almost don’t need the match after this segment, that spells it all out right there.
But we do have a match however. Anna Diaz’s ring incorporates a lot of pentagrams while Yaide’s gear is, I wanna say, like classic blue & yellow X-Men adjacent.
Deeb once again does the Muta Lock/Suplex spot that she did in the previous two matches teaming with Martinez. Serena plays with Mercedes a little bit when it comes to making the tag. Let’s be honest, these interactions are the real thing to watch for in these matches.
There’s a bit of a twist on the stereo submission spot they use as their finish where Martinez ducks a clothesline from Yaide and Yaide gets a forearm from Deeb on the apron. It’s a bit obvious what they’re going for when these spots start forming but that’s okay.
Match ends, Mercedes raises her ROH World Title again while staring at Deeb. When trying to predict where this is heading, if it is solely for Deeb to turn on Martinez they’re doing a good job at making Mercedes feel like she’s too smart to fall for it.
Note: Just because I give a match a low rating doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it for what it was nor is it necessarily a commentary on the competitors. Not all matches are meant to be 3-to-5 star matches.
Martinez/Deeb win via submissionMartinez/Deeb win via submission
- Developing storyline of Deeb/Martinez dynamic
- Forgettable enhancement match