I had no gripes with it. It was manager vs manager. Wasn't as if Evans was all of a sudden going to be capable to fight a roster member. Although the commentary team did put over the fact that Evans does wrestle.
Last time I heard, yeah Pearce is still there. I have a friend who is a ref there so I generally get the feed on the promotion via him.
Except QT couldn't even troll the ROH board right. He wanted smarks pissing themselves with hatred, but instead he got people calmly and confidently listing reasons why he's shit, and he ended up coming off insecure and bitter.