Mitchell’s NJPW G1 Climax 32 Results & Report! (7/23/22)
Will the Jay1 continue?
Will the Stone Pitbull breathe with the Switchblade?
The IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Jay White, already has a win to start the biggest G1 Climax yet, but will he keep his momentum going against Tomohiro Ishii?
- Six Man Tag: Hirooki Goto, David Finlay & Ryohei Oiwa VS Bullet Club; Bullet Club wins.
- Bad Dude Tito & JONAH VS Royce Isaacs & Tom Lawlor; Isaacs & Lawlor win.
- Six Man Tag: Suzuki-Gun VS Bullet Club; Bullet Club wins.
- Six Man Tag: The United Empire VS The House of Torture; The United Empire wins.
- Six Man Tag: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tama Tonga & Jado VS Los Ingobernables de Japon; LIJ wins.
- G1 Climax 32, C Block: Zack Sabre Jr. VS Aaron Henare; ZSJ wins.
- G1 Climax 32, D Block: YOSHI-HASHI VS Shingo Takagi; Takagi wins.
- G1 Climax 32, A Block: Kazuchika Okada VS Toru Yano; Okada wins.
- G1 Climax 32, B Block: Tomohiro Ishii VS Jay White; White wins.
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G1 Climax 32, C Block: Zack Sabre Jr. VS Aaron Henare!
The Submission Master made Kenta #JustTapOut, and the Ultimate Weapon trumped The Ace! But with them both 1-0, who suffers their first loss in the biggest G1 ever?
The bell rings and fans rally as the two circle. They feel things out, Henare tries a kick but ZSJ stays clear. ZSJ goes for a leg, Henare catches him with a facelock, but ZSJ still trips Henare. Henare scrambles to ropes and fans applaud as ZSJ lets off quickly. The two reset, feel things out, and knuckle lock. ZSJ clinches but Henare clinches back, and Henare sweeps the legs! ZSJ dodges the stomp, gets a leg and trips Henare, but Henare kicks ZSJ away to then run ZSJ over! Fans applaud this exchange and Henare drags ZSJ up. Henare CLUBS ZSJ, kicks him around, but ZSJ kicks back from below. Henare stomps ZSJ down!
Henare deadlift suplexes ZSJ! Fans applaud while ZSJ gets away to the apron. Henare takes his time going over to ZSJ and drags him up. ZSJ catches the haymaker into a CRUCIFIX HOLD in the ropes! The ref counts, ZSJ lets off at 4, and then ZSJ gets in to go after the legs! Henare resists as ZSJ goes tries for both legs, but ZSJ shifts to the Calf Killer! Henare gets the ROPEBREAK, ZSJ lets him go. Fans rally, ZSJ taunts Henare and kicks at him. ZSJ EuroUppers, but Henare leans into the shots. Henare eggs ZSJ on so ZSJ BOOT! Henare elbows ZSJ back, then FLYING GAMANGIRI off the corner!
Fans fire up and rally as Henare waits on ZSJ. ZSJ slowly gets up, Henare throws big body shots on him! Henare KICKS away on a leg, ZSJ brings that leg up but Henare faked him out! SUPERMAN PUNCH! The ref has Henare old on while he checks ZSJ. ZSJ is still in this but Henare grabs his leg. ZSJ grabs the ropes so Henare stomps him down! ZSJ sputters but Henare KICKS him down. Henare stands on ZSJ at the ropes, the ref counts, but ZSJ gets the leg for a HEEL HOOK! Now Henare needs the ropebreak as the ref counts, and ZSJ lets go at 4. Henare gets up and rushes ZSJ to CLUB him down, stomp him down, and push him around.
Henare stomps ZSJ more, ties up the legs, and he throws hands. Henare gets a chinlock for his modified Queen Angelito, and fans rally as ZSJ endures. Henare gets the arms for a motorcycle stretch and STOMP! Cocky cover, TWO! Fans cheer and ZSJ kicks from below. Henare kicks back, ZSJ gets up and he shoulder bumps Henare. ZSJ then EuroUppers, and again, but Henare eggs him on. ZSJ EuroUppers again, but Henare DECKS him in return! Henare looms over ZSJ while fans rally, and he drags ZSJ up to throw knees. Henare snapmares, but ZSJ bridges up to snapmare, and NECK TWIST! Fans fire up as both men are down again.
ZSJ stands and he wants on Henare. Henare stands and ZSJ gets him with a cravat. Henare endures the neck wrench, but ZSJ hooks a leg so he can’t get away. Henare powers up to scoop ZSJ, but ZSJ slips off to get the cobra twist! Henare endures again and fans rally up. Henare powers up and out with a hip toss! Fans fire up and Henare roars at ZSJ. ZSJ gets up, he throws a forearm, but Henare eggs him on. ZSJ keeps throwing forearms, Henare keeps roaring, and Henare fires body shots, a forearm and a HEADBUTT! ZSJ staggers, but he blocks the middle kick to a takedown and HALF CRAB! Henare gets the ROPEBREAK!
Fans rally as ZSJ lets go. Henare bails out but ZSJ pursues to KICK the leg! And KICKS! Henare blocks then KNEES ZSJ down! Henare drags ZSJ up and whips him hard into railing! ZSJ falls over, Henare hobbles after him, and fans rally as Henare drags ZSJ up. Henare whips ZSJ the other way, ZSJ stops himself and jumps on Henare for a GUILLOTINE! But Henare powers out to suplex ZSJ to the floor! Fans fire up and the ref checks on ZSJ. ZSJ’s lower back and ribs are hurting but he won’t give up. The ring count starts as Henare drags ZSJ up and into the ring. Henare shakes his head, he won’t let ZSJ get out of this the easy way.
Fans rally, “Z S J!” as Henare runs at ZSJ in the corner. SHINING WIZARD! Henare snapmares ZSJ then KICKS him in the back. Henare whips ZSJ to ropes to scoop him for a BERSERKER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! ZSJ survives and fans rally up as Henare aims from a corner. ZSJ stands, Henare runs in, RAMP- NO, ZSJ fights off the spear to BOOT Henare. And SLAP him! Henare just glares at ZSJ! ZSJ SLAPS again and again, and a combo! But Henare DECKS ZSJ with that elbow jab! And then SCREW HIGH- NO, ZSJ blocks the kick and drags Henare down to hook the legs into STOMPING them down!
Fans fire up while both men are down again. Henare clutches his knees but ZSJ worries about his side. ZSJ stands to PENALTY KICK Henare. Henare snarls as he sits up and shakes his head. ZSJ PENALTY KICKS, but Henare just growls! Fans fire up and ZSJ PENALTY KICKS! Henare sits up but into a PENALTY KICK! Henare is back up?! RAMPAGE SPEAR!! Cover, TWO!! ZSJ survives but Henare hurries to put him in a drop zone. Henare goes up and leaps, BANZAI SENTON! Fans fire up again and Henare watches ZSJ rise. Henare clamps on with the half nelson but ZSJ drop toeholds! And body scissors, EURO- NO, ULTIMA DELUXE!!
ZSJ is caught in the full nelson, but he slips out! ZSJ drops down but Henare catches that to wheelbarrow ZSJ back into ULTIMA! ZSJ pries free, throws elbows, then wrenches to PELE the arm! But Henare hits a heavy body shot on ZSJ in return! Fans fire up, Henare drags ZSJ back up and fisherman suplexes to the torture rack! But ZSJ sunset flips to the HEEL HOOK!! Henare endures, reaches, ZSJ turns him over, ACHILLES HALF CRAB! Henare TAPS, ZSJ wins!!
Winner: ZSJ, by submission (gains 2 points; Henare earns 0)
Henare couldn’t help it, he had to #JustTapOut to save his leg! He drops to 1-1, will the Ultimate Weapon be able to redeem himself next round? As for ZSJ, he goes 2-0, will this be the year he gets that G1 Climax trophy?
G1 Climax 32, D Block: YOSHI-HASHI VS Shingo Takagi!
The Headhunter has his first match of this year’s G1, and already has an advantage over The Dragon in that he has no losses. Will Takagi change that and #GetBackUp? Or will Hashi add to Takagi’s woes with another defeat?
The bell rings and fans rally up already, “TA-KA-GI!” “YO-SHI-HASH!” They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Takagi powers Hashi back to the ropes. The ref counts and Takagi lets off with pats on the shoulder. But then Takagi swings on Hashi, but he ducks it to fire forearms and kicks! Hashi headlocks, Takagi powers out and they ram shoulders. Takagi rebounds to ram Hashi, Hashi rebounds to ram Takagi, and the two stay up! Fans fire up, the forearms start flying, and fans rally up! Takagi gets the edge, but Hashi CHOPS! Hashi whips, Takagi reverses but Hashi holds ropes. Hashi BOOTS back, then throws Takagi out!
Hashi builds speed to WRECK Takagi with the dropkick! Takagi hits railing and fans rally up again. Hashi goes out and follows after Takagi, to CHOP Takagi against railing. Hashi brings Takagi around to POST him, and Takagi gets on the apron. Hashi gets in the ring and he brings Takagi up. Takagi resists the suplex, throws body shots, but Hashi fire a forearm. Takagi blocks the chop to wrench the arm, ELBOW BREAKER! Fans fire up, but Hashi runs in. Takagi holds the rope to dump Hashi out, and then he RAMS Hashi into the apron. Takagi SLAMS Hashi’s arm on the apron, then elbows away on it!
The ref counts, Takagi lets off, and he whips Hashi hard into the railing! Hashi falls in a heap, Takagi brings Hashi up and fans applaud. Takagi bumps Hashi off the apron, pushes him into the ring, and gets in to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up again and Takagi stands on Hashi’s back at the ropes. The ref reprimands and counts, Takagi hops off to stomp and kick Hashi. Fans rally as Hashi gets up, but Takagi brings him in to suplex high and hard! Cover, TWO! Takagi clamps onto Hashi with an armlock. Hashi endures, fans rally up, and Hashi fights to his feet to get the ropebreak! Takagi keeps on the hold with one hand, but then lets go as the ref counts.
Takagi gets the arm, wrenches it, and he then hooks Hashi up into a cobra twist! Hashi endures again, fans rally, and Hashi pops free to hip toss! Takagi gets up to CLUB Hashi down! Takagi YANKS the bad arm, CLUBS it, then runs, but into a basement dropkick into the legs! Takagi falls over and fans fire up! Fans rally and both men slowly rise. Takagi gets to ropes, hobbles up, but Hashi CHOPS him! Hashi whips, then CHOPS, then mule kicks and turns, but Takagi fights the neckbreaker! Hashi dodges the haymaker to hit the BLOCKBUSTER! Fans rally, Takagi is in a corner, and Hashi whips him corner to corner.
Hashi runs in to clothesline! Hashi turns Takagi for the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally again as Hashi stands up. Hashi brings Takagi up, reels him in, fisherman but Takagi resists the suplex! So Hashi wrenches an arm and kicks low. Hashi runs, into the ELBOW! JAB! YUKON LARIAT! Fans fire up while Takagi catches his breath and gets his legs moving. Takagi hobbles over to drag Hashi up and reel him in. Takagi suplexes, Hashi fights it, so Takagi SWINGING NECKBREAKERS! Cover, TWO! But Takagi says there’s more to come! Fans fire up and Takagi drags Hashi up. Takagi pump handles, half nelsons, but Hashi fights it!
Takagi DOUBLE CHOPS, so Hashi DOUBLE CHOPS! Takagi drops to a knee, and Hashi runs, but Takagi follows to clotheslines at the ropes, then SAIDO! But Hashi stands up! Hashi dodges, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! But then Hashi LARIATS! But Takagi PUMPING BOMBERS! But Hashi SNAP DRAGON SUPLEXES! But Takagi SLIDING BOMBER!! Fans are thunderous as Hashi crawls to a corner. Takagi follows after and he drags Hashi up to haul him onto the top rope. Takagi then climbs up after Hashi but Hashi fires forearms. Takagi gives headbutts back! Fans fire up as Takagi brings Hashi up, to SUPERPLEX!
Fans are thunderous again while both men are down! Fans rally as the ref checks on both men. Takagi manages to turn over, and Hashi is stirring, too. Takagi pounds the mat and fans rally with him. Hashi is in the corner, Takagi runs in, and blocks Hashi’s boot to clothesline! Takagi runs, Hashi swats the lariat, ducks the Yukon, but Takagi fights the full nelson to pump handle! MADE IN JAPAN! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives and fans are thunderous again! Takagi roars, drags Hashi up again, and torture racks, but Hashi slips off! SLEEPER, and then a BACK STABBER! Fans rally while both men are down again.
Hashi gets the fans to rally up, “YO-SHI-HASH!” “TA-KA-GI!” as they both rise. Hashi brings Takagi up to forearm, body shot, but Takagi blocks the chop! Takagi fires boxing elbows! Fans fire up, Hashi SUPER- NO, Takagi blocks the kick to JAB and SLIDING FOREARM! And then PUMPING BOMBER!! Cover, TWO!! Hashi survives again and Takagi can’t believe it! Fans rally, Takagi says “MOTTO!” He wants more, and the fans give him more! Takagi hauls Hashi back up, pump handles and torture racks, but Hashi DDTs out of it! Fans keep rallying and Hashi scoots back to get to ropes. Takagi sits up in a daze, Hashi BLINDSIDE KNEES him!
Hashi then gets Takagi up, full nelson and spin to the pump handle, but Takagi fights free of Karma. Hashi CHOPS, Takagi CHOPS! Takagi fires a forearm, Hashi CHOPS, repeat again and again! Takagi gets the edge with JAB after JAB, but Hashi HEADBUTTS! So Takagi HEADBUTTS! Hashi drops but Takagi says that’s not the end! Takagi gets Hashi back up, but swings into KARMA!! But Hashi can’t cover!! Fans are electric while both men are down! Hashi flounders, finds Takagi to cover, TWO!! Takagi survives and fans rally again! Hashi throws a forearm, and another. Takagi leans on Hashi but Hashi fires boxing elbows!
Fans rally as Hashi goes to about a dozen elbows, then he runs, but Takagi swats the lariat. Hashi CHOPS, DISCUS LARIATS, and SUPERKICKS!! Takagi falls and Hashi staggers around. Hashi gets Takagi up, but Takagi blocks the destroyer! Takagi jumps to prevent the lift, but Hashi hits a DESTROYER after all!! Hashi gets Takagi up to fisherman and KUMAGOROSHI!! Cover, TWO!!! Takagi survives but fans are electric for Hashi! Hashi gets Takagi up, runs, LARIAT!! Hashi roars, drags Takagi up and hooks him up, but Takagi pops free to GROUND COBRA CRADLE! Cover, TAKAGI WINS!!
Winner: Shingo Takagi, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Hashi earns 0)
Lariat for lariat, pump handle driver for pump handle driver, but it was a technical wrestling move that finishes this wild battle! Hashi can’t believe he lost, but can he #TurnItAllAround next round? As for Takagi, he is 1-1, will this win help him rise back up towards the Climax?
G1 Climax 32, A Block: Kazuchika Okada VS Toru Yano!
The Rainmaker and The Producer both have wins already, both over the biggest men in the block, Jeff Cobb and Jonah Rock. Of course, Yano did it with some trickery, but what else is new? Though, Yano wouldn’t do that to one of his best friends, right? Or will Okada not even give him the chance to try?
Yano may not be blonde, but his shirt shows this is going to be Great Bash Heel Yano, who almost took Chase Owens’ eyes with scissors last year! As such, Yano attacks Okada while he’s putting his robe away! Yano CHOKES Okada with his own robe! The bell rings and this is on record, and Red Shoes reprimands. Yano lets off at 4 to throw the robe at Red Shoes, but Okada fires forearms back on Yano! Okada throws Yano out, then jumps from the apron for AX HANDLES! Okada whips Yano but Yano reverses, and Okada hits railing hard! Commentary almost gets destroyed! Yano grabs his red chair to RAM Okada down! Then SMACKS Okada on the back!
Red Shoes reprimands and fans rally up, “O-KA-DA!” “Y T R!” Yano gets Okada up to whip him hard the other way! Okada hits railing and falls in a heap! Fans rally again, Yano stands Okada up and whips, but Okada reverses! Now Yano hits railing hard at commentary! Fans fire up as Okada CLUBS Yano, ROCKS Yano, and then picks up Yano’s red chair. Okada sits the chair up, the ring count climbs to 7 of 20, but Okada CLUBS Yano into taking a seat. Okada throws more forearms but lets off at 12. Okada runs in, but Yano drop toeholds and Okada hits the chair! The count is past 15 as Yano gets in! Okada’s still down at 18! Okada springs up and in at 19!!
Yano says fine, he’ll untie a buckle pad. Fans rally as Yano throws the pad away. No jokes this time! Yano whips Okada into the bare buckles! Yano then undoes his wrist tape. Yano has Red Shoes check the corner, and then Yano CHOKES Okada with the tape! Red Shoes suspects something and counts, Yano stops at 4. Yano stomps Okada around and fans fire up. Fans rally up, “O-KA-DA!” “Y T R!” Yano drags Okada up, whips him back in, but Okada stops himself! Yano runs in but Okada dodges, and now Yano takes the bare buckles! Okada turns Yano for a NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as Okada gets even.
Fans rally up, Okada gets to his feet and he fires off forearms on Yano. Okada whips, Yano reverses but Okada CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Okada whips Yano to a safe corner, then runs in to back elbow! Kick and DDT! Cover, TWO! Okada keeps focus as he waits on Yano to stand. Okada goes to Alabama Lift but Yano CLUBS that away. Okada EuroUppers, but Yano pulls his hair! Okada fires forearms, whips but Yano reverses again. Yano hits an atomic drop, then a leg trip! CATAPULT into the bare buckles! Okada sputters and falls, and the fans rally up again. Yano grins, and he brings Okada up, but Okada fights the bomb!
Yano rakes eyes, he runs in, but Okada pops him up to Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up as the two are down again. Okada drags Yano back up, scoops him and SLAMS him, then goes to the corner. Okada climbs up and fans rally, MACHO ELBOW! Fans fire up as Okada gives us the Rainmaker Pose! Okada drags Yano up, reels him in, ripcords, but Yano ducks the Rainmaker to pop Okada up! ONIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!! Okada survives the Demon Ogre Killer, but Yano gets his red chair! Red Shoes says no but Yano shoves him down! Yano puts the chair down and he drags Okada back up.
Fans rally as Yano pops Okada up again, but Okada slips off to DDT Yano onto the chair! Red Shoes’ discretion says this match will continue and fans fire up. Okada pushes the red chair out of the way and he drags Yano up. Okada wrenches, and puts on the MONEY CLIP! Yano endures, fights up, but Okada DISCUS RAINMAKERS! Fans fire up with Okada and he drags Yano up. Okada ripcords, but Yano bumps Red Shoes, and SPITS MIST at Okada!! When did Yano even get that!? Yano runs and CHOP BLOCKS Okada down! Roll up, TWO!! Okada escapes but Yano hurries to get Okada up! Yano whips but Okada reverses and Yano hits bare buckles!
Yano staggers into Okada’s back drop but Yano sunset flips! Only for Okada to sit down on the cover, only for Yano to complete the sunset flip! TWO!!! Okada escapes again! Yano gets around Okada, shoves him at Red Shoes, but then Okada blocks the low blow! Okada is angry but Yano rakes eyes! Yano runs, into the DROPKICK! Okada drags Yano up, ripcords, but Yano ducks to ripcord! Okada ducks the stolen Rainmaker to JAWBREAKER and BACKBREAKER, into the MONEY CLIP!! Yano endures, Okada pushes Yano down to make it a stretch, Yano taps! Okada wins!
Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by submission (gains 2 points; Yano earns 0)
Yano brought the fire but he was extinguished, and now he wants mercy from Okada. Okada brings the red chair and Yano’s bottle of sake over, and Yano admits Okada is too tough and he made a mistake trying all that. Okada forgives Yano and celebrates going 2-0. Will Yano leave the tricks for everyone else in the block? Will Okada keep this momentum going all the way to the finals?
G1 Climax 32, B Block: Tomohiro Ishii VS Jay White w/ Gedo!
The Stone Pitbull lost to the Holy Emperor while the Switchblade cut down Cold Skull. However, the G1 is just getting going, so will Ishii take a bite out of the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion? Or will White look to turn this into the Jay1 Climax once again?
White and Gedo throw up the Too Sweet, and White mocks the clapping of “I-SHI-I!” Ishii tells Gedo to get out but White says Ishii can’t judge, White’s the champion. White says fine, Gedo won’t be a factor. White gets a chair for Gedo and makes him sit in No Man’s Land. Two chairs so that Gedo can put his feet up. Gedo can relax while he watches White take care of business. Fans applaud while Gedo stays put and White returns to the ring. The bell rings and White ties up with Ishii. Ishii puts White in the corner, Red Shoes counts, and Ishii lets off. White and Ishii go again, Ishii puts White in a corner but White turns it around.
White talks trash as he lets off and Ishii shoves him down! White hurries up, knees low and CLUBS away on Ishii. White headlocks but Ishii powers out to then ram shoulders. White elbows Ishii at the ropes, runs, but gets run over! Fans fire up as Ishii pursues White out of the ring! Ishii puts White back in fast, and White hurries to run, only to get run over again! White bails out and wants a timeout but the fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” White dares Ishii to come out after him, but Red Shoes wants Ishii to stay. Ishii goes out after White, chases him around the way, but White fetches a chair for himself. Red Shoes says no but White eggs Ishii on.
Red Shoes grabs the chair, White says he wasn’t going to use it except to sit on it. But speaking of chairs, Gedo CHUCKS a chair at Ishii’s head!! Ishii goes down, and Red Shoes misses Gedo still getting involved! Gedo takes a seat again and White plays dumb. “What happened?” Gedo’s okay, right? White goes to fetch Ishii and tells the cameramen to move. White whips Ishii hard into railing, then he flexes while fans applaud. White brings Ishii around to whip him into more railing and fans rally up. White drags Ishii up, puts him in the ring, covers, but Red Shoes refuses to count because he knows there was something suspicious.
White says it was a win, that would’ve been a three count! Fans rally up for “I-SHI-I!” but White HALF HATCH SUPLEXES Ishii into buckles! White drags Ishii to a cover, ONE! White is frustrated but then he mocks the fans clapping. White does some ham boning, flips Ishii off, then gets the leg! Ishii resists the Half Crab but White keeps pushing. Ishii reaches out, ROPEBREAK! White holds until Red Shoes counts 4, then goes outside. White undoes the apron skirt to then SMOTHER Ishii with it! “Mask up, people!” Red Shoes counts, White lets go at 4. White jokes he was making sure Ishii had a mask. Cover, but Red Shoes is fixing the apron skirt!
White is furious and he drops knees on Ishii. White drags Ishii into a chinlock and digs his knee into Ishii’s back. Fans rally as Ishii endures then fights up. But White trips Ishii and stomps him low! And again! And again! White paces and throws up a Too Sweet but fans rally for “I-SHI-I!” White waits on Ishii to get up, Too Sweet CHOP! Too Sweet CHOP! White whips corner to corner, Ishii comes back but into a knee! White swings but misses, but he BOOTS Ishii! White runs, but into a POWERSLAM! Fans fire up as White goes to a corner. Ishii CHOPS White, forearms, and CHOPS on repeat!
Fans rally, Red Shoes counts and Gedo protests, but Ishii just stands White up to CHOP and forearm again and again! Ishii lets off as he needs to catch his breath. Fans rally behind Ishii as he drags White up. Ishii reels White in but White fights the back suplex. White whips, Ishii reverses to SAIDO! Both men are down and fans fire up! Ishii crawls to the cover, TWO! Ishii drags White up but White fights the bomb lift. Ishii CLUBS White down, kicks him around, then drags him back up. White fights the waistlock, standing switches, but Ishii switches back. White switches again to kick low and DDT! Ishii is stood up on his head!
Fans fire up while both men are down again. Gedo coaches White from No Man’s Land while Ishii gets to a corner. White runs in to EuroUpper! But Ishii fights the suplex! White THUMBS Ishii’s eyes! White RAMS Ishii in the corner, and again, and again! White digs his shoulder in, Red Shoes reprimands but White hauls Ishii up to TOSS out of the ring! White goes out after Ishii, drags him up and APRON GOURD BUSTER! Ishii writhes and flops to the floor, clutching his ribs! Gedo is applauding loudest of all while White wants Red Shoes to call this. Ishii refuses to give in so White puts him in the ring.
White drags Ishii up, suplexes, BLADEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Ishii refuses to give up, despite the pain in his ribs. Fans rally up for him and White mocks the clapping again. White drags Ishii back up, reels him back in, but Ishii blocks the clinch with elbows. White KNEES low and hard! White stands on Ishii’s neck, he wants Red Shoes to call this. The fans rally as Red Shoes refuses to say Ishii is out. White drags Ishii up but Ishii RAMS him and sends him tumbling out of the ring! Ishii hurries after White, then drags White up and in. Fans rally for Ishii as he hurries after White, but White RAMS into the bad ribs!
Ishii rebounds and comes back, into a COMPLETE SHOT! And DEADLIFT GERMAN! White mocks Ishii as a baby and he drags Ishii up to clinch. URENAGE! Cover, TWO!! Ishii is still in this and fans fire up again! White drags Ishii around, clinches him and has the SLEEPER! Ishii fights the suplex so White throws a heavy body shot! Fans rally still for Ishii but White is watching him. Too Sweet CHOP! And forearm, and CHOP! White is copying Ishii’s usual pattern, but Ishii eggs him on! CHOP, forearm, CHOP, forearm, faster and faster, but Ishii won’t give in, so White RAMS his shoulder in again! Ishii sits down but White drags him back up.
White hoists Ishii up to the top rope, climbs up after him, but Ishii resists. White throws body shots, stands Ishii up, SUPERPLEX!! Ishii writhes and Gedo cheers, but Ishii stands?! Ishii POUNCES White right into the corner! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Gedo gets back in from No Man’s Land because he wants to make sure White’s okay. White sputters while he and Ishii stir. Fans continue to rally, Ishii growls and headbutts the mat to get himself going. White is in the corner, Ishii clotheslines hard! White sits down in a daze and Gedo is freaking out. Fans rally and Ishii growls again.
Ishii drags White up, hauls him up now, and he climbs up after White! Gedo freaks out as Ishii hits the STALLING SUPERPLEX!! Fans fire up and Ishii crawls to the cover, TWO!! White barely gets that arm up but it was enough. Fans rally more and Ishii stands back up. Ishii runs, but White drops, so Ishii just turns the corner to SLIDING- NO, White ducks the lariat and CHOPS! Ishii ENZIGURIS! Fans rally as both men are down again! Ishii crawls over to White and he sits him back up. Ishii runs, SLIDING LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Gedo is shouting for White to get up but Ishii has the fans rallying behind him.
Ishii drags White up, suplexes, but Gedo distracts Red Shoes! White slips out, but Ishii avoids the low blow to GERMAN SUPLEX! Ishii then DECKS Gedo! Gedo flounders, Ishii catches White to the suplex, but White knees free! White suplexes, and steals the BRAINBUSTER! But Ishii stands?!? Ishii runs, into a LARIAT from White! But he’s up again?!? Only to fall back over!! Fans are thunderous again as both men stir! White crawls over to Ishii, gives him junkyard dog headbutts, and tells him to stay down. Ishii says no and he headbutts back! Ishii brings White up but White ROCKS him with forearm after forearm!
Ishii wobbles but White throws more shots. Ishii eggs White on!? White ROCKS Ishii, says Too Sweet CHOP! Ishii DECKS White!! Fans are thunderous for “I-SHI-I!” as he drags White up and reels him in. White fights the bomb, ROCKS Ishii again, but Ishii gets around. White ROCKS Ishii, but Ishii again gets around from the sleeper! Ishii ducks the haymaker to HEADBUTT White down!! Ishii gets White up, POWERBOMB!! High stack, TWO!?!? White somehow survives but Ishii is too tired to be frustrated. Fans rally up again and Ishii goes to a corner. Ishii headbutts the buckle pad to fire up again!
Ishii runs the ropes, but White ducks the lariat. Ishii ducks back, White follows, Ishii dodges again, but so does White. Ishii dodges one more time, but Gedo swipes his foot! White clinches Ishii, BLADE- NO, Ishii gets free to suplex! White fights it, wrenches out, reels Ishii in, but Ishii elbows him away. White keeps trying, he spins Ishii around and around, SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Fans rally but White slashes his throat. He hauls Ishii up, but Ishii swings! Into another SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! And then the clinch, but Ishii slips out again and again! White reels Ishii in with the arms hooked, but Ishii blocks Bloody Sunday!
Ishii gets around again to full nelson, but White slips out to full nelson back. Ishii elbows free, White swats the lariat but Ishii swings the left! White catches, clinches, Ishii switches to steal the SNAP SLEEPER SUPLEX!! Fans are thunderous and Gedo is freaking out! Ishii runs, LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!!! White survives but Ishii roars! Ishii drags White up as fans rally, but White fights off the suplex to BLADERUNNER OUTTA NOWHERE!! Cover, White wins!!
Winner: Jay White, by pinfall (gains 2 points; Ishii earns 0)
The Switchblade survives the Stone Pitbull! Ishii is 0-2, is he already done in the G1? As for White, he is 2-0 and refreshes himself with some water before Gedo puts the belt on his shoulder and Red Shoes raises his hand. White then gets the mic and sits down to mock the “I-Shi-I” claps. “Ishii, see you later.” White then tells Tokyo, hush. “Welcome to the first ever live edition of the ToJay Show with your host, Switchblade, Jay White, the Blacksmith, Gedo, and… They don’t understand what I’m saying. Maybe I should speak to them in Japanese.”
White hands Gedo the belt and then says, “Oi, oi, handsome devil, come here, baby.” White says it’s okay, he just needs this guy to translate. White gets fans to clap, but then says don’t clap, because he’s using clap Morse code. White finishes “communicating” this to the Young Lion, even adding a Too Sweet in there. Fans applaud when White’s done, and White tells the Young Lion to drop the mic. White has “said” his part, but will it be clear what he means as he continues on in the Climax?
Another great event for NJPW, perhaps the best day so far. ZSJ got a hell of a fight out of Henare, but I had a feeling ZSJ would win to keep going strong in C Block. Hashi VS Takagi blew away my expectations, that was awesome stuff there with the story of how Karma and Made in Japan are basically the same move. But in the end, I figured Takagi would get his first win. Okada VS Yano was great because of how Yano was bringing that GBH bad attitude. But that still wasn’t enough against the Rainmaker, so Okada is going strong at 2-0.
And we got an awesome match out of Ishii VS White with some great story beats there, too. Gedo being in No Man’s Land so that he could pull off that chair attack was very clever. Naturally, White wins as he is the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, and he gave a very creative promo, saying the Japanese language is now just clapping and body language. But it didn’t matter how he said it, we all know he put himself over and said he’ll win the tournament so we’ll all Breathe With The Switchblade.
My Score: 9/10
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Andrew’s IMPACT Match Ratings & Results: 3.23.2023
The Go Home to Sacrifice! PPV this week, Mania weekend special next week! Fun times for Impact!
It’s the Go Home to Sacrifice! I think there’s definitely more than a 33 1/3% chance that I’ll at least tolerate the episode. But with all of the fun pairings with Sacrifice participants we get the potential for a ton of story beats. We also might get a clearer picture of whatever the endgame is for The Design (doubtful though).
With all that, let’s hop into the show and kick off with how Kenny King and Eddie Edwards are exactly feeling about their Frankenstein problem.
.@KennyKingPb2 and @TheEddieEdwards want @PCOisNotHuman "On Ice"!#IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/blVnhWPv4p
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 24, 2023
- The Design (Deaner, Kon, Angels w/Callihan) vs Time Machine (Alex Shelley, Kushida, Chris Sabin): Kushida wins via Hoverboard Lock – *** 1/4
- Savannah Evans w/Gisele Shaw & Jai Vidal vs Deonna Purrazzo: Deonna wins via Crucifix Bomb – ** 1/4
- Masha Slamovich & Bully Ray vs Tommy Dreamer & Mickie James: Bully wins via Piledriver – ** 1/4
- Dirty Dango & Joe Hendry vs Brian Myers & Moose: Myers wins via Roster Cut – ** 1/2
The Design (Deaner, Kon, Angels w/Callihan) vs Time Machine (Alex Shelley, Kushida, Chris Sabin)
Well Kushida does enjoy mixing it up with Heavyweights…and he starts against Kon. Kushida tries to chop down the tree, gets stifled, Shelley tags in to try and assist but they both meet the brick wall of Kon. Kon tags in Deaner and Shelley is getting worked over. Blind tag from Sabin, Deaner gets spun around and kicked in the face for a quick near fall.
All six mix it up a bit before Time Machine gets the best of it, they post Angels in the corner, Hesitation Dropkick from Sabin while Angels is retrained and we get a quick tag bringing Shelley back in to work over Angels left arm. I guess you can see they made him a…one winged angel – okay no more FF7 references. I feel dirty. Kushida lays in the grounded Bow and Arrow Liger Style, and Angels is just get rocked.
Eventually Angels manages to get away from Sabin and tag in Deaner, then The Design start quick tags and stomping away on Sabin in their corner. The Design tries to set up a tandem move, Sabin manages to escape and tag in Kushida. Hot tag with a few quick spots, Running Crossbody, Pele Kick, and then Shelley comes in. They go for some Time Splitters action but Angels interrupts it, so he receives the Time Splitters tandem offense of the PK to the Arm and Kon stunned on the apron eating a Back Handspring Kick, big Dive from Kushida puts an exclamation point on the Time Machine momentum.
Commercial break, we come back to Kushida and Shelley going for the Enzuigiri/Shotei combination, but Deaner moves and Shelley kicks Kushida. Angels gets tagged in and we see The Design put some stuff together. After a Spine Buster/Frog Splash combo, they set up a Double Doomsday and finally the MCMG portion of Time Machine come in for the save. Things start breaking down into signature spams, Angels looks to have the advantage until her stumbles just a little and the triple team starts.
They look for Outatime, but Deaner breaks it up, then Callihan slides in to just protect Deaner. He even stands there and asks the Guns to hit him. So Callihan gets rocked and Kushida flies in with the Hoverboard Lock for the win.
There was a vignette for The Coven, which checks that weird IMPACT spin since they love to play in the Shadow Realm. Not bad, just not work showing in the article.
JESUS H CHRIST – they are rebranding Raj Singh as Champagne Singh? I hope this is a short lived attempt at relevance, because he is talentless. Raj was the worst part of the Desi Hit Squad and somehow he’s stuck around the longest. I don’t get it…he’s cringe, can’t cut a promo and wrestles like trash.
Savannah Evans w/Gisele Shaw & Jai Vidal vs Deonna Purrazzo
Deonna takes the offense right to Savannah, which is dumb; but Deonna does love to be the female Minoru Suzuki. By that I mean, just fighting the opponents fight for a little bit until the gameplan eventually kicks in. So it looks dumb, but let’s see if it continues to be dumb.
The match has been fairly basic, but not awful, hence why its hard for me to really highlight anything. Savannah hits some nice power moves, Jai and Gisele tend to jaw and be petty distractions but never physically get involved. Deonna tries to fire up with a few quick Chops, but Savannah puts the brakes to the that and hits a great Snap Suplex. Deonna absorbs some offense, tries to use a little bit of join manipulation and momentum to give herself a few openings. Savannah stops Deonna, goes for a Backbreaker, but Deonna counters.
Deonna runs the ropes, hits a few big Knee Lifts, Russian Leg Sweep, float over, Fujiwara…but Savannah grabs the ropes. Savannah stalls Deonna’s offense attempts, catches her with a beautiful Northern Lights Suplex Hold for 2. Full Nelson Slam attempt, Deonna drops down, rolls through, tries to use the ropes to her advantage, but Gisele and Jai finally makes their presence really felt. Deonna hits the ropes, Jai grabs her, Savannah swings, misses Deonna and wipes out Jai, Gisele eats a Pump Kick from Deonna. Deonna flies through the attempts slam, Crucifix Bomb from Deonna, and Deonna gets the pinfall.
Post match 3 on 1 beatdown begins! Deonna has no friends left, so she eats a Full Nelson Bomb and Denouement, and she’s left laying.
Flashback Moment: Sacrifice 2010, Team 3D vs Beer Money vs MCMG, #1 Contender for the TNA Tag Team Championship Match
Masha Slamovich & Bully Ray vs Tommy Dreamer & Mickie James
Dreamer and Bully circle a little, Bully tries to take a swipe at Mickie and then goads her to tag in. Bully keeps talking crap but Masha demands to be tagged in. So Masha and Mickie start off, while Mickie is trying to keep her eyes peeled for Bully while getting the best of Masha early after a Thesz Press, Sole But, Flapjack, Kip Up. But Mickie allows herself to be distracted a little, Masha returns the Sole Butt and clocks Mickie to drop her and tag in Bully. Bully talks too long before the Elbow Drop, so Mickie rolls away and Dreamer tags in. So the babyfaces are getting the best of the early going until Bully grabs Mickie’s hair as she runs the ropes while the ref is distracted.
Bully cheap shots Dreamer, tries to grab the Kendo Stick and threaten Mickie but the referee stops him. Bully starts man handling Mickie, tags Masha back in and Masha is literally whipping her around by her hair. Same time Lariats give Mickie the chance to tag out, simultaneous tags on the guys and Dreamer is doing…as hot of a tag as he can. 10 Count Punches, Bites his head, Cutter, but Masha breaks the pin. Flip, Flop and Fly in stereo, Dreamer calls for a WAZZUP, Mickie does a Diving Polish Hammer to Bully’s balls. Then Dreamer shoves Mickie and tells her to get the tables.
Masha does one of the ugliest dives I’ve ever seen on Mickie, but its effective. Bully hits a Low Blow while the referee is messing with the table, Piledriver from Bully and the Bully wins it for the team.
Masha tells Bully to set up the table after the match. Bully is about to Powerbomb Mickie, but Jordynne Grace hits the ring with a Kendo Stick. Bully turns, Jordynne hits the ropes for a Spear but Bully moves and Jordynne cuts Mickie in half.
Is @SteveMaclin getting into the heads of #RichSwann, @FrankieKazarian, and @Walking_Weapon?#IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/1iDn0ehHMx
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 24, 2023
Next week is going to be more of a hype show for Mutiverse United. There will be a few never broadcasted matches, but since its WrestleMania Weekend, that takes precedence.
Dirty Dango & Joe Hendry vs Brian Myers & Moose
Joe Hendry’s doing his usual promo after his music, but Dango also grabs a microphone which throws off Hendry a little. So when Hendry says “Say the only two words that matter” – Dango interjects with SUCK IT. Fun ways to tap dance around trademarks.
Hendry and Myers start off which actually plays nicely into the story. Hendry invoked Myers’ rematch clause, so of course he wouldn’t be opposed to mixing it up before the PPV. Dango gets tagged and tries to get Moose to dance. Moose’s leg shakes a little like he has to fight the urge to dance, and then charges at Dango. Little things like that reminds everyone that Moose is a likable performer, he’s just a heel right now, so he’s trying to ignore his fun side. Myers comes back in, Arm Trap Suplex, Tornado DDT where he kicks off of Moose who’s trying to interrupt. They wipe out Moose and Myers, Hendry puts his hands in the air for the wave, but Dango thinks it should be something else. Moves Hendry’s hands a little and then does a SUCK IT.
Off the commercial, Falcon Arrow from Dango, he tries to go to the top but Moose distracts Dango and Myers throws him off the top rope to the outside. Dango tries for the Cradle Counter Roll, but Myers blocks long enough to tag Moose. So Moose blindsides Dango before the 1 count even happens. Myers Knee Lift, holds onto Dango’s ankle and reaches to tag in Moose. So Dango is just getting totally singled out. Dango kicks Moose away, Moose tries for Go To Hell, but Dango keeps swinging, rocks Moose a little and then the Diving European Uppercut gives Dango the space he needs for the tag.
Simultaneous tags, Myers gets caught mid Crossbody, Sack of Shit from Hendry and then Joe Kips Up. Hendry tries a Trust Fall, Myers slips it, Enzuigiri, but then Hendry hits the Pop-Up Powerbomb for 2. Moose is in, Dango is in, Dango gets dumped out, Moose hits the Lights Out on Hendry. Roster Cut from Myers, 1-2-3.
Josh Alexander walks out to the ring after the Maclin/Swann shenanigans. Josh punctuates his promo with saying Maclin is afraid of failure, afraid of being a man without a purpose, afraid of being a Forgotten Son. Maclin’s music hits and he chuckles at the line and gives Josh a little kudos.
Maclin is cutting a perfect heel promo since he’s validating everything Josh said, and even presents video evidence of how much scouting he’s doing to avoid failure. However, through his validation he’s also poking holes in Josh’s confidence. Josh tries to say it changes nothing and he’s a fighting champion and tries to challenge Maclin now…because now Josh is scared. Like Frankie said, Maclin is doing it “My Way”. So he says no to the challenge and that he wants to take it in Josh’s home town.
Overall Score: 7.25/10
Now I usually get bored with promos to close a show, but they both played their parts perfectly. Josh with the strong babyface opening trying to discredit the opponent as just another victim of circumstance; but Maclin bringing the receipts like he just walked into H&R Block was beautiful. I’ve enjoyed a lot of Maclin’s run in IMPACT, but this is the cherry on the top. He NEEDS to win the title, he’s perfect since you could see in Josh’s face and body language his confidence is a little shaken.
I also appreciated a few of the little storytelling beats, like in Hendry’s match. Opening against Myers plays into the story, and then Moose hitting the Lights Out and then walking out of the ring just watching his handy work as Myers hits the Roster Cut for the win. Proves everything both men said leading up through this story. Deonna also being the best wrestler in the Knockouts division, but still not capable of beating a 3 on 1 with no friends played well towards something. It’s either going to culminate in Mickie and Deonna burying the hatchet frenemies style, or we’ll see Deonna having to evolve into a more straight forward babyface since she can’t play the heel or tweener with no friends.
The Twitter feed didn’t have the segment with The Death Dollz, but potentially writing off Taya by bringing Su Yung/Susie/Susan back works well since it gives JesSICKa a chance at an angle, Su could always side with The Coven, they can play in the paranormal nicely for a few more months. I just really hope they don’t return JesSICKa to Havok. Havok got stale and pathetic, whereas JesSICKa is entertaining both in and out of the ring.
But hey, tomorrow is Sacrifice, so watch your Steiner Math promos and strap in for the PPV!
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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (3/23/23)
Who answered the Open Challenge?
In a big return to ROH, Cheeseburger challenges Samoa Joe for the World Television Championship! But will Burger survive the King of TV?
- Mark Briscoe VS Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling & Josh Woods; Briscoe wins.
- Six Man Tag: AR Fox, Blake Christian & Metalik VS The Trustbusters; Fox, Blake & Metalik win.
- Skye Blue VS Lady Frost; Skye wins.
- Rush & Dralistico w/ Jose the Assistant VS Rhett Titus & Tracy Williams; Rush & Dralistico win.
- Matt Taven w/ The Kingdom VS Darius Martin w/ Dante Martin; Taven wins.
- Brian Cage w/ The Embassy VS Tony Deppen; Cage wins.
- Silas Young VS Shane Taylor w/ JD Griffey; Shane wins.
- Billie Starkz VS Miranda Alize; Starkz wins.
- Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal VS Aussie Open; Aussie Open wins.
- ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Cheeseburger; Joe wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
Mark Briscoe VS Tony Nese w/ Mark Sterling & Josh Woods!
While Samoa Joe is defending that title in the main event, the Sussex County Chicken says the ROH World TV title is his destiny! But standing in his way is Mark Sterling and his stuck up stable! Will Briscoe be representing against the Premier Athlete? Or will his destiny be derailed again?
But Nese attacks right before the bell! Fans boo as Nese stomps a mudhole in, but Nese lets off to soak up heat. Nese fires forearms, whips, but Briscoe ducks ‘n’ dodges to BOOT Nese! And then he unleashes a Redneck Kung-Fu UPPERCUT! And a CHOP! And some forearms! Fans rally for #DemBoys as Mark ROCKS then DECKS Nese! Nese bails out, Mark pursues, and Mark keeps Nese from running away. Mark CHOPS, ROCKS and stalks Nese, to then CHOP again! Mark scoops and SLAMS Nese to the floor! Fans fire up as Mark goes to the apron, and Mark fires up to “BANG BANG!” FOLEY ELBOW DROP!
Fans fire up more as Mark drags Nese up and into the ring. Nese bails out again but Mark pursues. Sterling gets in Briscoe’s face, and that distracts so Nese can POST Briscoe! Fans boo but Nese soaks it up. Nese CHOPS Briscoe, has him against the apron, and CHOPS again! Nese puts Briscoe in the ring, high-fives Woods, but Mark fires off haymakers! But Nese YANKS Mark and throws him out of the ring! Woods is there but Mark hits him with the CHOP first! Mark steps in, but Nese kicks the ropes to jam him up! The ref is busy with Sterling, Woods snap suplexes Briscoe down! Fans boo but Nese just soaks it up again.
Nese drags Mark up as fans chant, “YOU SUCK!” Nese says he doesn’t suck, and he CHOPS again! Nese puts Mark in the ring again, stomps him to a corner, then stomps him more. Fans continue to boo but Nese drags Mark up. Nese puts Mark in the Tree of Woe, gets space, and he runs in to… Do crunches ‘n’ kicks! Fans boo but Nese says this is how he has his 8 pack. Nese drags Mark out of the Tree but Mark fires forearms in return! Nese knees low! Nese whips corner to corner, Mark goes up and over and rolls to come back and BOOT! Fans fire up and Mark brings Nese in. Mark underhooks, but Nese fights the lift!
Nese back drops, Mark sunset flips! Nese rolls through to SOBAT Mark in the face! Cover, TWO! Nese wraps on body scissors to keep Mark down. Fans rally while Mark endures the squeeze. Mark fights up, and rains down REDNECK-FU CHOPS! Nese lets go of the body scissors to have a bearhug! Fans rally, Mark fights up and throws elbows. Mark is free, but Nese throat chops! Nese then brings Mark around, BULLDOG HOTSHOT! Fans boo as Nese flexes on ’em, then Nese goes to the ropes, but Mark avoids the Premier Triangle! Mark swings, Nese dodges but Mark CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS!
Mark has Nese in a corner but Nese blocks the whip. So Mark fires off palm strikes! Mark CHOPS Nese, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to clothesline! Mark puts Nese up top, powers up, REDNECK UPPERCUT! Mark crosses the arms, ICONOCLASM! Cover, TWO!! Nese survives and fans rally up. Mark clinches, Nese fights with elbows, but swings into the EXPLODER! Mark powers up and fans fire up, Mark runs in, into a BOOT! Nese runs in, into a kick low! Mark turns Nese into the NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Nese is still in this but the fans still rally. Mark reels Nese in, Canadian Rack but Nese slips free!
Nese goes Matrix to dodge the haymaker to kick, KICK, KICK and SUPERKICK! Mark staggers into a facelock, but Mark suplexes first! Fans fire up again while Sterling and Woods are furious! Mark drags Nese up, underhooks, but Nese wrenches free. Nese waistlocks, Mark switches, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Nese lands on his feet! DOUBLE STOMP! Mark flounders to a corner, Nese brings down the kneepad. Nese runs, but into a LARIAT! Fans are fired up as Mark fireman’s carries! ROLLING DEATH VALLEY, and then Mark goes up top! FROGGY-BOW!! Cover, Mark wins!
Winner: Mark Briscoe, by pinfall
The roll continues! Mark even shakes Nese’s hand to keep the Code of Honor. Supercard of Honor is waiting, will Mark be ready to take on Samoa Joe for the title?
Six Man Tag: AR Fox, Blake Christian & Metalik VS The Trustbusters!
When All Heart & The King of the Ropes needed a third man, the Whole Fox’n Show answered the call! Will this three man air force be what finally shuts up Ari Daivari, Slim J & Jeeves Kay?
The Code of Honor is upheld, though the Trustbusters do it with some snark. The trios sort out and Fox starts against Jeeves. Fans rally for Fox and he storms up on Jeeves, but Jeeves stays back. They tie up, Fox wrenches an arm to a wristlock, but Jeeves wrenches through to headlock. Fox wrenches out to hammerlock then headlock for the takeover. Jeeves headscissors but Fox kips free. Fans applaud the opening, and Jeeves offers another handshake. Fox catches the cheap shot! Fox kicks, whips, but Jeeves slides under to RANA! And DROPKICK! Fans boo but Jeeves soaks it up. Jeeves whips Fox, but Fox reverses to mule kick and BOOT!
Fox JAWBREAKERS then NECKBREAKERS! Fox kips up and fans fire up, then Fox tags Blake. Blake kicks Jeeves, wrenches, but Jeeves knees low! Jeeves headlocks Blake, tags in Daivari, and the Trustbusters mug Blake. Daivari CHOPS, whips, but Blake ducks ‘n’ dodges ‘n’ redirects to trip and DROPKICK! Fans fire up, Blake runs in at the corner but is put on the apron. Blake comes back with a FLYING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Blake CHOPS, CHOPS again, and Daivari sputters. Blake snapmares Daivari and wraps him up in a ground cobra! Blake air-guitars Daivari’s arm, then shifts to a facelock.
Daivari powers up and he RAMS Blake into the corner! Daivari RAMS Blake, but distracts the ref as he backs off. Slim and Jeeves mug Blake! Daivari tags in Slim, Slim drags Blake by his legs to rockabye him into a POWERBOMB! Slim drags Blake up to DECK him! Tag to Jeeves, the Trustbusters mug Blake more, but fans chant “SLIM J SUCKS!” Jeeves snapmares Blake, goes up, FALLING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Jeeves drags Blake back, tags Daivari, and the mugging continues. Daivari stands Blake up, taunts Fox and Metalik, but Blake slips out of the back suplex to give a back suplex!
Both men are down and the fans rally up! Blake and Daivari crawl, hot tag to Metalik! Metalik dodges Daivari, RANAS him out, then builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! Metalik puts Daivari in and the fans fire up more. Metalik climbs the corner, tightrope walks, and SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Metalik is a little frustrated but he drags Daivari into the drop zone. Metalik goes up again, to MOONSAULT! He has to bail out as Daivari moves, but then he dodges and comes back, sunset flip with a twist, TWO! Daivari escapes but Metalik whips him to ropes. Daivari reverses to send Metalik out.
Metalik fights off Jeeves, ROCKS Daivari, but Jeeves YANKS Metalik down! Fans boo as the ref misses that one! Daivari goes out to fetch Metalik and Sterling protests that Fox is just checking his teammate. Daivari RAMS Metalik into the apron, then he high-fives Sterling. Sterling says money money money as Daivari puts Metalik in the ring. Daivari anchors Metalik, tags Slim and Slim drops an elbow. Slim drags Metalik up, snapmares, and double stomps right into an ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Tag to Jeeves, the Trustbusters mug Metalik with heavy body shots, and then an UPPERCUT! Jeeves soaks up heat before he clamps on a chinlock.
Fans boo, especially as Jeeves pulls at the mask. Metalik endures, fans rally up, and Metalik fights up! Jeeves CLUBS Metalik, scoops, SLAMS and SPLASHES! Cover, TWO! Jeeves rains down fists in frustration, then he drags Metalik up. Jeeves UPPERCUTS Metalik but Metalik CHOPS! Jeeves ROCKS Metalik, whips him to ropes, but Metalik handsprings to BACK ELBOW! Both men are down and fans fire back up! Hot tag to Daivari, and he drags Metalik back for another ELBOW DROP! Daivari CHOPS, whips, but Metalik springboards to BACK ELBOW again! Now Metalik and Daivari are down as fans rally up!
Metalik crawls, as does Daivari. Hot tag to Slim, he runs to BLAST Fox and Blake! But Metalik back drops Slim! Daivari tags back in, he drags Metalik away. Metalik hops up to ENZIGURI! Daivari flops down, Metalik crawls, but there’s no one in the corner! Daivari runs in, and only gets buckles! Metalik scoops to BACKBREAKER! Daivari writhes but he and Metalik are both down. Metalik crawls around, as does Daivari, hot tags to Fox and Jeeves! Fox rallies on Jeeves, ELBOWS in the corner, then snapmare rolls to the CUTTER! Slim and Daivari attack Fox! Fans boo, they double whip, but Fox crisscrosses them!
Fox puts Daivari in the corner and hits the A-LIST LARIAT! Slim runs in, into an ELBOW! Fox skins the cat to DROPKICK Daivari and DOUBLE STUNNER on Slim & Jeeves! Daivari runs in, Fox avoids the Penalty Kick to STUNNER him, too! Fans are thunderous for “A R FOX!” and he stomps Jeeves’ hand! Fox knuckle locks, goes up and up and jumps around, to then SUPER CANNONBALL Daivari & Slim! Jeeves builds speed, but runs into a GAMANGIRI! Blake is in, he throws Jeeves right out! Fans fire up as All Heart climbs up, and SUPER TWISTING CROSSBODIES The Trustbusters!
Fans are thunderous, “This is Awesome!” as Fox puts Jeeves in. Fireman’s carry, but Sterling distracts! fox goes after Sterling, but Jeeves runs in! Fox dodges and Jeeves almost hits Sterling! Fox runs in, Jeeves moves and the BOOT hits Sterling! Jeeves SUPERKICKS Fox and BLOODY SUNDAYS!! Cover, TWO!!! Jeeves is shocked but he tags in Daivari! Only for Metalik to GAMANGIRI Daivari up top! Slim CLUBS Metalik down, so Blake GAMANGIRIS Slim! Blake has Slim but Jeeves CLUBS Blake! Jeeves climbs up, but Metalik joins in, too! SUPER SPANISH FLY SUPERPLEX!??! Daivari leaps, into a CUTTER!!! Fox goes up top, to 450 SPLASH!! Cover, Fox and team wins!!
Winners: AR Fox, Blake Christian & Metalik, by pinfall
But wait, The Embassy attacks! Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony know Fox and team want their ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships, so they are beating them down for it! Fans boo but The Machine, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona stand tall here. Will these three tanks be able to shoot down the three fighter jets coming for their titles?
Skye Blue VS Lady Frost!
The bright future of this young wrestler has been a bit cloudy already. Toni Storm rained on Skye’s parade, and now she’s facing a cold front! Will Skye stay sunny even after facing Lady Frost?
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and these two tie up. They go around then break, and reset. They tie up again, and Frost wrenches to a wristlock. Skye rolls, handsprings, and wrenches to a wristlock. Fans duel, Frost uses the ropes to flip through the wristlock and wrench Skye back. Skye cartwheels, wrenches and wristlocks again. Frost rolls, cartwheels and arm-drags free. Fans applaud the exchange, but Skye comes back. Frost jumps over, keeps moving, so Skye hurdles. Frost leaps over, blocks the arm-drag, but Skye goes to the other side to arm-drag after all! Then wheelbarrow arm-drag!
Fans fire up but Frost takes a second to cool off. Frost respects Skye’s ability, and the two go again. They feel out a knuckle lock, but Frost kicks low! Frost bumps Skye off buckles, stomps a mudhole in, but lets off at 4. Frost runs in to GAMANGIRI! “She’s out of the corner.” Frost then spins, but Skye avoids the kick! Skye full nelsons, Frost switches and shoves Skye away, SCREW HIGH KCIK! Skye falls into the corner, Frost handsprings to CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Frost grows frustrated but fans rally up. Frost stalks Skye, mocks the applause, but Skye throws body shots. Frost throws Skye by her hair!
Frost handstands to drops knees on Skye’s back! Frost gives toying kicks but the fans rally up. Skye rises, Frost bumps her off buckles, and Frost CHOPS! Fans want one more, so Frost says kiss this instead. Frost runs in but Skye slips out to ROCK Frost! And SUPERKICK! Skye goes up but Frost GAMANGIRIS! Skye falls to the floor, Frost goes to the apron, and Frost CANNONBALLS to the floor! Frost mocks the applause while the ring count climbs. Frost drags Skye up into the ring, then covers, TWO! Skye is hanging tough, and fans rally up again. Frost drags Skye up to throw knees. Skye swings, misses, and Frost kicks a leg out!
Skye ducks the buzzsaw but the HEEL KICK hits! Only for Skye to spring up and SUPERKICK! Both women are down and fans fire up again! Skye crawls her way to a corner while Frost stands. Frost runs in, but into an ELBOW! Skye goes to another corner, Frost runs in but into a BOOT! Skye goes up to FLYING RANA! Fans fire up with Skye and she runs in to SHINING WIZARD at the ropes! Snapmare, but Frost blocks the superkick! BASEMENT ENZIGURI hits! Cover, TWO! Frost is still in this but Skye full nelsons! Only for Frost to drop and victory roll! TWO, and Skye runs in, but falls for the feint! QUESTION MARK KICK!
Frost cartwheels into the Alabama Lift, AIR RAID CRASH! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up while Frost is shocked! Frost drags Skye into a drop zone, goes up the corner, but Skye CLUBS her first! Skye CLUBS away on Frost, brings her around and then ROCKET LAUNCHES her to the mat! Fans fire up, Skye goes up, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Frost is still in this and Skye grows frustrated. Fans rally up, Skye takes aim, and she runs in to get around, backslide, TWO! Facelock, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! And then full nelson, lift, SKYE FALL!! Cover, Skye wins!
Winner: Skye Blue, by pinfall
The Outcasts may have knocked her down, but Skye got back up! And she shows Frost respect by upholding the Code of Honor. Will Skye be reaching for the stars in the ROH Women’s Division?
Rush & Dralistico w/ Jose the Assistant VS Rhett Titus & Tracy Williams!
All the tag teams in ROH want to #ReachForTheSky, including these two teams. Will La Faccion Ingobernable keep things tranquilo? Or will The Professional and the Hot Sauce be just a little too much for LFI?
The Code of Honor is NOT upheld, so the brawl is on! The bell rings, the forearms fly fast and furious, and the former ROH Tag champs get the edge! They run, but into DOUBLE SHOTGUNS! LFI builds speed, only to double tranquilo! Fans are torn, but Tracy SHOTGUNS Rush back! Rhett goes after Dralistico but gets thrown out. Double CHOPS sandwich Tracy, then Dralistico CHOPS again! Rush CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Rush sends Dralistico in to clothesline, Rush SPLASHES, then DOUBLE BASEMENT DROPKICKS hit! The ref reprimands, LFI lets things cool off, and Dralistico brings Tracy up.
Dralistico whips, Tracy reverses but runs into a BOOT! ROUNDHOUSE! SOBAT! Front KICK and SCREW HIGH KICK! Fans fire up for the kick combo and Dralistico stomps Tracy. Tag to Rush, Dralistico BLASTS Rhett, and then LFI mugs Tracy. Rush CHOPS, then eggs Tracy on. Tracy CHOPS, but Rush CHOPS! Rush fires forearm after forearm, then he tags Dralistico. Rush puts Tracy in the ropes, holds him in place while Dralistico climbs. KICK and GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Tracy hangs tough but Dralistico stomps him. And KICKS! And eggs him on. Tracy ROCKS Dralistico!
Dralistico ROCKS Tracy! Tracy ROCKS Dralistico! Dralistico CHOPS! The forearms fly back and forth again, Dralistico shoves then swings, but into a SAIDO! Both men are down, fans rally up, hot tags to Rhett and Rush! Rhett fires off with Rush, forearm for forearm! Rhett gets the edge! Fans fire up, but then Rush fires all those back! Rush CHOPS, whips, but Rhett reverses to clinch and BELLY2BELLY! Fans fire up again as Rhett aims from a corner. Rhett runs in to BOOT Rush! Rhett DECKS Dralistco, BOOTS Rush, and feeds to Tracy’s ELBOW! DROPKICK! ROLLING ELBOW! Cover, TWO!!!
Draslitico gets in to attack but Tracy throws him out! Rush sends Tracy into a ROUNDHOUSE then GERMAN SUPELXES! Dralistico adds a FLYING CODE BREAKER! Rhett spins Dralistico, NECKBREAKER! Rush CLOBBERS Rhett! Fans fire up, Rush runs at Tracy, but Tracy SPEARS first!! All four men are down and the fans are thunderous for “R O H! R O H!” Rhett drags himself up, Rush roars, Rhett runs in! Rush OVERHEAD suplexes Rhett into buckles! Dralistico FLIES out onto Tracy and Jose! Rush stomps around, aims at Rhett, “When you mess with the bull!” BULL’S HORNS!!! Cover, LFI wins!
Winners: Rush & Dralistico, by pinfall
La Faccion Ingobernable is on a win streak, but Supercard of Honor is coming. Will LFI be the NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions?
Caprice Coleman sits with Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli.
Caprice is with The Mad King and the Swiss Superman to talk about the last few weeks. Eddie challenged Claudio for the ROH World Championship, and Claudio denied it, saying Eddie is a man without honor. Can Claudio explain that? Well, it should be self-explanatory. But Claudio does want to apologize. Eddie does have honor, in his own way. Eddie has pride, something that has gotten in his way many times, but Eddie has honor. Claudio admits to being wrong on that. But he will still stand by his statement that someone like Eddie should not be ROH World Champion.
How does Eddie respond to that? Caprice knows all the years he’s put into wrestling, and knows that ROH is a prestigious title. Can Eddie shoulder that responsibility? Eddie says Claudio’s opinion doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is beating Claudio for that title. A title that mentors of Eddie’s have held. Low-Ki. Xavier. Homicide. That lineage belongs to Eddie, the underdog, the fighter. Claudio’s not a fighter, not an underdog, he knows that, because they know each other. They’ve lived with each other, met each other’s families. Claudio’s a coward for not doing business, so Eddie will force his hand. And Mox can’t stop this.
Interesting that Eddie would use the words “underdog” and “fighter.” Eddie always sees himself as an underdog, as a victim. When it comes to being a fighter, who is the one who always quits? Yeah, they used to live together, but also train together. Who ran off when things got hard? Claudio stayed, worked every single day that Eddie didn’t while throwing a pity party. Guess who put the work in? Guess who is champion right now because of that? Yeah, for now. Talk tough all you want, Eddie, you don’t walk the walk. Oh, word? Well, Eddie promised not to get up and punch Claudio, it’ll stay civil.
Claudio says Eddie is always a tough talker, always loud, that’s fine. Claudio isn’t afraid of Eddie, he’s afraid for Eddie. Eddie cannot beat Claudio, he cannot reach Claudio. Never did, never will. Then prove it! Prove it by giving Eddie his shot! Claudio says that if Eddie wants the shot, he’s got it! But Claudio will tell us all what’s gonna happen, think of this as a spoiler. Claudio will beat Eddie and outclass him. Then Eddie will blame everyone but himself for the loss. He’ll throw a tantrum then quit and run away to implode. Claudio tells Caprice that this man, Eddie, is the biggest waste of potential Claudio’s seen in his life!
Claudio saw Eddie when he was young, he saw the fire in his eyes, and that Eddie could’ve had it all. But then he threw himself a pity party and threw it all away. So mark Claudio’s words. After he retains his title at Supercard of Honor, this will happen again. Because Eddie can’t handle it! Caprice says it is official for March 31st in Los Angeles. Eddie VS Claudio, sign, sealed and delivered. But who will fight and who will run when all is said and done?
Matt Taven w/ The Kingdom VS Darius Martin!
Mike Bennett lost to Angel Dorado, so The Kingdom took it out on him just last night on Dynamite! That screwed Top Flight out of becoming AEW World Tag Team Champions. But will Air Wolf screw The Trend out of going to Supercard of Honor and the tag title ladder match?
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and then Taven pie faces Darius! Darius pie faces then arm-drags! Kicks and KICKS, but Taven kicks low. Things speed up and Darius DROPKICKS Taven out of the ring! Fans rally up while The Kingdom regroups. Darius goes out after Taven, Taven hurries into the ring, then he drop toeholds Darius! Taven runs to drop an elbow! Taven then runs in at the corner but only gets buckles! Darius arm-drags once, but Taven blocks the next. Darius headlocks, Taven powers up but Darius uses that to whip Taven away. Then Darius pie faces Taven! Taven is furious, he runs but into a drop toehold! DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!
Darius keeps cool and he brings Taven up. Fans rally, Darius wrenches and UPPERCUTS the arm. Taven whips Darius out of the ring, but Darius BOOTS him away! The ref is busy with Taven, Mike rushes in but Darius goes up and over to ROUNDHOUSE! But now Maria anchors Darius! KICK OF THE KING! Taven soaks up the heat while the ring count starts. Fans chant “TAVEN SUCKS!” but Taven is amused. Taven distracts the ref, Mike whips Darius but Darius reverses, only for Mike to rebound and CLOBBER Darius! Taven goes out to put Darius back in the ring, and then Taven whips Darius to a corner.
Darius bounces off buckles, into a BACKBREAKER! Taven then gut wrenches, underhooks, and TIGER BACKBREAKERS! Cover, TWO! Taven clamps onto Darius with a motorcycle stretch. Darius endures, fans rally, and Darius fights up. Darius swings, but into a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Taven runs to SPRINGBOARD SENTON but Darius moves! Taven flounders, runs in at Darius but into a BOOT! Darius ELBOWS Taven, runs, but Taven waistlocks. Darius bucks the O’Conner, sunset flips, but Taven rolls through! JUST THE- NO, Darius ducks the knee to roll Taven up again, TWO!
Darius stands, into a HEEL KICK from Taven! Fans cheer and jeer but definitely more jeer. Taven taunts Darius, kicks him around, but the fans rally up. Darius throws body shots, but Taven bobs ‘n’ weaves to kick, kick and facelock. Darius powers out but runs into a BOOT! Taven goes up, but leaps into an atomic drop! Darius fires off haymakers! Taven shoves Darius but gets the People’s Haymaker! Darius whips, Taven reverses but Darius slides out to the apron. Darius shoulders in, GAMANGIRIS, then steps in for the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Taven is still in this, there’s a reason he’s an ROH Grand Slam winner.
Darius drags Taven up, suplexes, but Taven slips out to headlock. Darius powers out, ducks the roundhouse, but Taven avoids the sweep to BOOT! Darius rebounds, sends Taven to ropes, SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO and into a ghost pin! TWO!! DOUBLE ENZIGURIS!! Both men are down and the fans fire back up! A standing count starts, fans rally up but Taven rises first. Darius follows, both men bump into each other, and Taven RAMS Darius into a corner! Taven puts Darius up top but Darius CLUBS Taven! Sunset flip, but Taven rolls through again, JUST THE TIP!! Taven goes up top, to FROG SPLASH onto knees!! Cover, TWO!!
Darius sidesteps Taven to SNAP GERMAN! Taven flops out of the ring, Mike checks on him, but Darius builds speed! Darius DIVES but gets only Mike! Taven is back in the ring, Darius hurries, but Maria trips him up! CLIMAX!!! Cover, Taven wins!
Winner: Matt Taven, by pinfall
Top Flight and The Kingdom are 1-1 in the singles series, and Taven mockingly upholds the Code of Honor. But the Kingdom isn’t done, they want Darius to get up to get clobbered. But DANTE is here! Dante chases them off, but the Kingdom still acts tough hiding behind Maria. Will either of these teams #ReachForTheSky in LA?
Brian Cage w/ The Embassy VS Tony Deppen!
We saw the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions beat down their future challengers, but The Machine looks to do some damage all on his own. Deppen finds himself in the deep end, will he make it out alive?
The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two tie up. Cage shoves Deppen away but Deppen comes back. Cage shoves him away again, and Deppen gets mad! Deppen SLAPS Cage! Bad move, Deppen! Cage TOSSES Deppen to a corner, runs in but Deppen goes up and over. Deppen keeps going, rolls off Cage’s back, and SLAPS again! Cage whips Deppen out, but Deppen gets right back up to GAMANGIRI! Deppen steps in, but into a SUPERKICK! Cage drags Deppen up at the corner, and he deadlift SUPERPLEXES! Cage flexes but fans boo. Cage then drags Deppen up to bump him off buckles.
Fans chant “BRIAN SUCKS!” but Cage ROCKS Deppen. Cage soaks up the heat, brings Deppen up and whips corner to corner hard! Deppen bounces off buckles and falls in a heap, and Cage asks, “Who sucks now, huh?!” Cage scoops and SLAMS Deppen, to then drop a BIG elbow! Cover, ONE!! But Cage just does push-ups. Cage drags Deppen up but Deppen throws body shots. Cage BOOTS Deppen, then hauls him up to RAM into him in the corner. Cage puts Deppen up top to ROCK him! Then Cage climbs up, soaks up the heat, but Deppen slips out! Deppen mule kicks the legs out! DRAPING BACKSTABBER!
Fans fire up with Deppen as he goes to the apron. Deppen steps in, CODE BREAKER! Cage flops out of the ring! Fans fire up, Deppen builds speed, and he SOMERSAULT TOPES!! Fans are thunderous as Deppen takes out Cage! Deppen puts Cage in, springboards, and MISSILE DROPKICKS! Cage ends up in a corner and Deppen roars! METEORA! Deppen has Cage in the drop zone then climbs up top! DIVING DOUBLE STOMPS!!! Cover, TWO!! Cage survives and Deppen can’t believe it! Fans rally up, though, and Deppen goes to a corner. Deppen aims, runs in, but Cage ducks to rol lhim up!
Deppen slips free, dodges the lariat, but not the SOUTHPAW! Cage says it’s done! But Deppen cradles!! TWO!!! Cage escapes, but the JUMP KNEE hits! Cage roars, spins, ROLLING- HEADBUTT!! Deppen runs, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Cage drags Deppen up to suplex, DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Cage wins!
Winner: Brian Cage, by pinfall
Deppen came close but not close enough, and now the Embassy is mugging him for it! Kaun rains down fists, Liona drops a HEABUTT of his own! Deppen sputters and spasms, but the fans chant “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!” The Gates of Agony drag Deppen up, but here comes Fox, Blake and Metalik! They have pipes and chains!! They clobber the Embassy! Liona takes one pipe shot, then ANOTHER! Nana wants his team to fall back and regroup! The Embassy is furious, but will they be blown away by these high-flying kings of heart?
Silas Young VS Shane Taylor w/ JD Griffey!
Believe it or not, these two have never met in 1v1 competition! Despite being two of the best ROH World TV Champions, only one can prove they are THE best. Will it be the Last Real Man in Professional Wrestling? Or will it be big bad Shane T?
The Code of Honor is upheld and the bell rings. The two tie up, Shane shoves Sials away then eggs him on. They tie up again, go around the ropes and Silas ends up in control. Silas lets off with pats on the shoulder, but Shane shoves him! Shane talks trash, so Silas SLAPS him! Shane swings on Silas but Silas ducks ‘n’ dodges, only for Shane to run him over! Fans rally behind Shane as he stalks Silas to ropes, but Silas HOTSHOTS! Silas throws hands, but Shane blocks the whip. Silas kicks low, but Shane still blocks that whip. Shane whips Silas to then CLOBBER him in the corner! Fans fire up, Shane runs, but Silas ROCKS him!
Silas talks trash but Shane ROCKS him! Silas ROCKS Shane, eggs him on, so Shane DECKS Silas! Silas falls right out of the ring! Shane goes out after Silas, puts him in the ring, and then on the apron. Shane climbs up and takes aim, but Silas avoids the leg drop! Silas KNEES Shane off the apron! Fans boo but Silas goes out after Shane. Silas puts Shane back in the ring, then slingshot DOUBLE STOMPS! And DOUBLE STOMPS again and again! Fans boo, but Silas mocks them before he SENTONS! Cover, but Shane makes it a ghost pin! TWO!! Shane runs in, Silas puts him on the apron and TRIANGLE JUMP LARIATS! Silas drags Shane in to cover, TWO!
Silas snarls but fans taunt him, “SILAS SUCKS!” Silas still BOOTS Shane down, then drops an ELBOW! And another ELBOW! And another ELBOW! Silas says he can do this all day! ELBOW after ELBOW, then a BIG elbow! Cover, ONE!!! Fans fire up and Silas is stunned! Silas says okay, Shane wants to be a man. Then get up and fight! Shane swings, Silas dodges, but the SOUTHPAW clobbers Silas!! Fans rally up behind Shane as he rises. Silas flounders at the ropes, and Shane CLOBBERS him! And CLOBBERS him again! Silas goes to a corner, Shane SPLASHES! But Silas dodges the lariat, only to get a KNEE!
Shane brings Silas up, SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Fans argue the count but Shane just keeps going. Shane drags Silas up, turns him a la Briscoe, but Silas powers out to kick and KNEE!! And then TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Shane survives but he looks dazed. Fans rally up again as Shane and Silas rise. Silas brings Shane around, fireman’s carries, but Shane sips free. Shane bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Then he ripcord URENAGES! Run and SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!! Silas survives and fans argue the count again. But then the fans rally up behind Shane as he looms over Silas. Shane drags Silas up, tucks him in, but Silas wrenches out.
Silas BOOTS Shane, but Shane swings, into the full nelson and SMASH! Fireman’s carry!? ROLLING SENTON!! Silas goes up the corner, headstand, PEEWEE- NO, Shane dodges! Shane blocks the boot, Ace Ten Mao! And then PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, Shane wins!
Winner: Shane Taylor, by pinfall
The baddest man in ROH was and still is Shane Taylor! And he also shows respect by keeping the Code of Honor. But will Shane Taylor Promotions be going for gold after Supercard of Honor?
Billie Starkz VS Miranda Alize!
The young rising star has shown great promise, but she’s about to meet the returning #LuchaBaddie! Will Alize reestablish herself quickly in ROH? Or will Starkz still have a bright future?
The Code of Honor is NOT upheld as Alize slaps the hand away. The bell rings, she and Starkz circle, and fans are on Billie’s side. Billie and Alize tie up, go around, go along the ropes, and then into corner after corner after corner! They go back to center, break, and fans applaud. The two tie up again, Alize arm-drags to a cover. ONE, Billie has the cover, ONE and Alize bails out. Fans boo but Billie is patient. Alize scowls and storms back in. Billie calls for a knuckle lock, and Alize accepts, but she BITES Billie’s hand! Fans boo but Alize kicks Billie low! Alize whips, Billie reverses and follows to then get around, HALF ‘N’ HALF!
Fans fire up while Alize bails out. Billie builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans fire up with Billie and the ring count starts. Billie drags Alize up and into the ring, then she climbs up the corner. Billie leaps but Alize avoids the double stomps! Billie runs in, Alize dodges again, then runs in. Alize blocks boots, puts Billie in the ropes and throws her down by her hair! The ref reprimands, Alize drags Billie to a corner, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Fans rally for Billie but Alize bumps her off buckles. Alize BITES the hand again! The ref reprimands, Alize stops and she drags Billie back up to throw heavy body shots!
Alize snapmares Billie, mocks the fans clapping, and Alize runs to build speed, just to pie face Billie! Alize talks trash, drags Billie up, but Billie ROCKS her! And ROCKS her again! Billie roars, runs, but into an ELBOW! Billie flops to the apron but Alize drags her back in. Fans rally, Alize whips her to ropes, and then Alize follows, tilt-o-whirl FACEBUSTER into the MIRANDA RIGHTS!! Billie is stuck in the crossface and reaches out, but Alize drags her back from the ropes! Billie powers to a roll-up, TWO!! Billie blocks a kick to KNEE back! Alize goes to a corner and fans rally up again. Alize stands, she runs in at Billie, but only gets buckles!
Billie ELBOWS Alize, goes to another corner, and Alize runs in. Billie BOOTS Alize, goes up, but Alize blocks the boot! Billie ENZIGURIS, then spins Alize for a KNEE SMASH and HEEL KICK! Fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Alize survives but Billie snarls. Billie brings Alize up, Alize cravats but Billie powers out. Billie runs in but into a ROUNDHOUSE! Alize goes to the apron, shoulders in then SPIKE-RANAS! Cover, TWO!! Billie survives and Alize grows frustrated. Alize drags Billie up, spins her around, but Billie suplexes, GHOSTBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!
Alize survives, but Billie goes up, SWANTON- FLOP as Alize dodges! Alize spins Billie, for a CUTTER! Alize runs in, but Billie ducks the Drive-By to roll Alize up! TWO!!! Alize escapes, tilt-o-whirls, but into a TOMBSTONE!!! Cover, STARKZ WINS!!
Winner: Billie Starkz, by pinfall
A massive win over a veteran, Billie just put herself on the map! Will the 18 year old upstart find herself in the title scene for the summer?
Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal VS Aussie Open!
Former ROH World Tag Team Champions are reunited and they are as good as they’ve ever been. But they’re up against the original NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions! Will the Fallen Angel & Third Eye be able to survive? Or will the Aussie Arrow & Dunkzilla conquer ROH for the United Empire?
The Code of Honor is upheld, and the teams sort out. Sydal starts, and he tries to make the chant, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! MATT SYDAL!” Kyle Fletcher thinks that’s funny, and the two circle. They tie up, Fletcher puts Sydal in a corner but Sydal slips away fast. Fletcher keeps Sydal at a distance with his long legs, then comes back. They circle, feel things out and tie up. Fletcher cravats, Sydal fights the snapmare but Fletcher powers through. Sydal handsprings through, but Fletcher runs him over! Fletcher scoops, Sydal slips free, then runs. Sydal tilt-o-whirl RANAS, then he taunts Fletcher into a rolling cradle! TWO!!
Sydal facelocks, tags Daniels, and they double whip Fletcher to trip and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Daniels as he wrenches to a wristlock, but Fletcher scoops and SLAMS fast! Tag to Davis, he runs in but Daniels dodges. Daniels headlocks, Davis powers out and runs Daniels over! Davis drags Daniels up, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Daniels sputters while fans want that “ONE MORE TIME!” Davis obliges, and he CHOPS again! Fans fire up with Davis, then he drags Daniels up. Davis whips Daniels away, runs in, but Daniels drop toeholds Davis into buckles! Daniels kicks a leg out then runs to BLINDSIDE LARIAT!
Fans rally up as Daniels stands Davis up. Daniels wrenches, tags in Sydal, and they double whip. Davis cartwheels, BOOTS Daniels, but Sydal blocks one! DOUBLE LEG SEWEP! Sydal back suplexes Daniels for the SPLASH! Then he adds the MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Sydal PENALTY KICKS Davis in the back! Tag to Daniels, Sydal wrenches so Daniels can kick low. Daniels whips Davis, but Davis blocks! Daniels JABS Davis, but Davis still blocks the whip. Daniels JABS again, Davis staggers away but Daniels kicks low. Daniels JABS, JABS and JABS! Fans fire up as Daniels whips, but Davis reverse.
Daniels slips under Fletcher trying to be sneaky! Daniels trips Fletcher, ROCKS him, then shoulders into Davis! Slingshot sunset flip, but Fletcher tags in! Davis rolls through, wrenches, Aussie Open double whips to DOUBLE CHOP! And then PENALTY KICK to a SENTON! Sydal slingshots, but into an UPPERCUT! Fans fire up as Fletcher fetches Daniels and Davis has Sydal. Aussie Open meet around the way, SPINEBUSTER SANDWICH! Fans fire up as they put the crowns up! Aussie Open regroups and they put Daniels in the ring. Fletcher covers, TWO! Fletcher slaps Daniels around, stands him up and scoops to SLAM!
Fans rally and Fletcher stomps Daniels down. And he springboard stomps Daniels at the ropes! Fans rally, “FALLEN ANGEL! OI OI OI!” Fletcher tags Davis, and Davis DECKS Daniels! Davis roars and barks, then he suplexes to hold Daniels up! Tag to Fletcher and Fletcher takes the handoff, only for Daniels to cradle! TWO!! Fletcher CLOBBERS Daniels! Fans rally, Sydal coaches Daniels, but Fletcher tags Davis back in. Fletcher BOOTS Sydal, then Davis drags Daniels up. Davis clamps onto the arm and shoulder but Daniels endures the armlock. Fans rally up, Daniels fights to his feet, and he throws forearms! Davis scoops Daniels to SLAM him down!
Fletcher tags in, Aussie Open brings Daniels up and fans rally. Davis scoops, but Daniels slips off to shove him into Fletcher! Daniels then BOOTS Davis and goes up, to FLYING COMPLETE SHOT! Fans rally up as Daniels and Aussie Open are all down. Hot tag to Sydal! Sydal dodges Fletcher to HEEL KICK! Sydal dodges Davis to WHEEL KICK! Sydal fires off KICK after KICK on Fletcher, then the JUMP SOBAT! POP-UP RANA! Cover, TWO!! Fletcher survives but fans fire up! Sydal has Fletcher in a corner, hoists him up top, and he climbs up to join him! Fletcher shoves Sydal away, but Sydal jumps, SUPER STEINER! Ghost pin, TWO!!
Sydal keeps cool, he puts Fletcher in the drop zone. Sydal climbs up, but Davis hurries up! Davis anchors Sydal, and Fletcher GAMANGIRIS! Sydal is stuck up top, and Aussie Open coordinates. They drag Sydal back up, climb up after him, but Daniels runs in. Davis shoves Daniels away, runs after him, but is sent out! Daniels CLUBS Fletcher and brings him around! Sydal helps out, METEORA BOMB!! Cover, DAVIS BREAKS IT! Fans chant “This is Awesome!” “R O H!” Davis rushes Daniels, Daniels dodges one lariat but not the SOUTHPAW! Davis swings on Sydal, Sydal dodges both north and south to JUMP KNEE!
Fletcher runs in, dodges the roundhouse to HALF ‘N’ HALF! But Daniels hits a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! All four men are down and fans are thunderous again! Daniels and Fletcher stir, the teams regroup, and Daniels runs at Davis. Davis TOSSES Daniels out! Davis sees Sydal, he gets the legs, Close Your Eyes- RANA!! Sydal KICKS Fletcher, KICKS Davis, repeat! Davis blocks one, fireman’s carries, AUSSIE DENTAL PLAN! LAWN DART CUTTER!! Cover, Daniels breaks it!! Davis runs in, into a COMPLETE SHOT! “This is (still) Awesome!” as Daniels drags Sydal to a corner and tags in.
Daniels JABS Fletcher, JABS Davis, repeat! Then MEETING OF THE MINDS! Daniels runs, dodges double lariats and gives DOUBLE LARIATS! Fans are thunderous again, Daniels hits Fletcher with BLUE THUNDER! Cover, TWO!! Fletcher survives but Daniels says it’s time. Daniels drags Fletcher up, underhooks, but Davis returns. Fletcher send Daniels into the BOOT! SUPERKICK! Fireman’s carry! But Daniels denies the dental plan to SMACK Davis! Sydal dodges Fletcher to KNEE Davis! Fletcher scoops Sydal for GRIMSTONE!! But Daniels hits the URENAGE! And he goes to the corner!
But Fletcher drags Daniels down! Daniels sits on the cover, TWO!! Fletcher runs into a kick, Daniels underhooks, but Davis ENZIGURIS! Fans are thunderous for “R O H!” as the elbow pads come off. DOUBLE LARIAT SANDWICH! Double pump handles, COREALIS!!! Cover, Aussie Open wins!
Winners: Aussie Open, by pinfall
The future is now! Aussie Open wins big, and the veterans look to leave, but think better of it. They all uphold the Code of Honor and fans cheer. Fletcher & Davis take down the classic combination of Daniels & Sydal, but will they #ReachForTheSky to bring gold to the Empire?
ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Cheeseburger!
The King of Wrestling Television is going to get a helping of Sussex County Chicken at Supercard of Honor, but he’s having quite the appetizer! Will Joe tear into the all beef body of Cheeseburger? Or will this be the biggest upset in ROH history?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is headed for the Supercard of Honor!
The bell rings and Joe fires off knees and JABS on Burger! Joe says, “You remember, Mark! You remember what you’re getting in the ring with: ME!!” Fans sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” but Burger still fires body shots and forearms! Burger runs, into a LARIAT! Joe asks if Mark remembers. “I’m gonna remind you.” Joe drags Burger up, hoists him up top, HEADBUTTS him, then tucks him in! MUSCLE BUSTER!!! Cover, Joe wins!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall (still ROH World Television Champion)
Forget biggest upset ever, this was the fastest ROH World TV Championship match ever! But Joe isn’t done! He drags Burger back up, for a SECOND MUSCLE BUSTER!! Joe then snatches Bobby Cruise’s chair away! Referees rush out to reprimand Joe, but here comes BRISCOE! Mark is here with a chair of his own! Mark runs Joe off, but the clock is ticking! Will Mark finally fulfill his destiny by dethroning Joe? Or will the King of Wrestling TV only shine in Hollywood?
A really good ROH here, lots of development towards Supercard of Honor, and surprisingly, only one promo. That one promo was a very good promo as Eddie and Claudio get at each other and make an official ROH World Championship match for the PPV. There’s a lot of continuity to call upon from AEW here, can’t wait to see which way this one goes. Given how much the Blackpool Combat Club is still doing in AEW, this would be a pretty good opening for Kingston to win and let Claudio focus on AEW for a minute. Eddie can then have all sorts of great matches with ROH stars both old and new as ROH reestablishes itself.
Good women’s matches tonight, with Skye Blue getting a great win off Lady Frost and Billie Starkz with the surprising win over Alize. Athena VS Yuka Sakazaki is set for the PPV but I don’t see Athena losing. That means there must be plenty of strong Faces ready to challenge her. Skye is also still part of story in AEW, so maybe after we see The Outcasts VS Team AEW Homegrown play out, Skye devotes time to ROH and challenges for the title. Really good stuff out of Taven VS Darius, but of course The Kingdom helps Taven win that. Top Flight and The Kingdom should both be in that Reach for the Sky ladder match to both settle their feud and perhaps crown one team the champs.
Great interweaving of stories when it comes to the ROH Six Man titles. Fox, Blake & Metalik win against Trustbusters to shut them up and be clear next challengers, which is also made clear by The Embassy jumping them. Great showing from Deppen against Cage but I figured Cage would win. And then great retaliation from Fox, Blake & Metalik, which are going to need an official trio name if they’re gonna stick together. It really is three big hosses against three lighter high-flyers, this clash of styles is going to make for great stuff, but I can’t be sure the Faces dethrone the Embassy.
Really good stuff from tag teams tonight, such as LFI VS Rhett & Tracy and Aussie Open VS Daniels & Sydal. LFI and Aussie Open each winning makes sense, both factions are going strong in ROH but also other companies (AEW for LFI and NJPW for Aussie Open), these teams should also get in on the ladder match. Not to be mean to Aussie Open, but they’re already set for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, they don’t necessarily need the ROH titles. LFI would be a strong choice for the next ROH Tag Team Champions, and should think about bringing Preston Vance into ROH so they can really start to dominate a promotion.
Really good match from Silas VS Shane, both guys have been great mainstays of ROH, and great win for Shane. Depending how the titles go, I would love if Shane went after the world title in the next phase. I mostly say that because the fans really like Shane, and it’d be a shame if Shane had to face another fan favorite. Though that said, fan favorite Cheeseburger got squashed in a title match main event just so Joe could prove a point to Mark Briscoe. Mark had a great win to open tonight, and he made the save to close the night, I kinda hope Mark finds a way to get that TV title to “fulfill destiny” on the same night ROH honors the Briscoe tag team legacy with that ladder match.
My Score: 8.7/10
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