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Mitchell’s ROH Supercard of Honor Results & Report! (3/31/23)

Honor shines in LA!

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ROH sees what it is to live and die in LA.

In the City of Angels, all of ROH’s champions will defend their thrones! Who will rise and who will fall on this Supercard of Honor?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Zero Hour – Jeff Cobb VS Tracy Williams; Cobb wins.
  • Zero Hour – Konosuke Takeshita VS Willie Mack; Konosuke wins.
  • Zero Hour – Willow Nightingale VS Miranda Alize; Willow wins.
  • Zero Hour – Stu Grayson w/ Evil Uno VS Slim J w/ Ari Daivari & Mark Sterling; Stu wins.
  • AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo VS Komander; Vikingo wins and retains the title.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS AR Fox, Metalik & Blake Christian; win(s).
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena VS Yuka Sakazaki; Athena wins and retains the title.
  • ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Mark Briscoe; Joe wins and retains the title.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Daniel Garcia; Tanahashi wins.
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship Reach for the Sky Ladder Match: The Lucha Brothers VS Top Flight VS The Kingdom VS La Faccion Ingobernable VS Aussie Open; The Lucha Brothers win and are the new ROH World Tag Team Champions.
  • ROH Pure Championship: Wheeler Yuta VS Katsuyori Shibata; Shibata wins and becomes the new ROH Pure Champion.
  • ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Eddie Kingston; Claudio wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Zero Hour – Jeff Cobb VS Tracy Williams!

The United Empire’s Imperial Unite could not bring the IWGP United States Championship home, but he brushes that off and moves forward. Will he take Tracy on a Tour of the Islands? Or will he get burned by the Hot Sauce?

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the two feel things out. They tie up, Tracy wrenches but Cobb clinches. Tracy shots in, Cobb counters, they roll, Cobb has a press but Tracy makes it a ghost pin, ONE! Fans applaud that opening exchange, and the two go again. Cobb waistlocks, gets a leg, but Tracy uses that to bring Cobb down to a HEEL HOOK! Cobb gets the ROPEBREAK, and Tracy lets go quickly. Fans rally, the two go again, and tie up. Cobb headlocks to a takeover but Tracy headscissors. Cobb stands and pops free, then gets in Tracy’s face. Tracy shoves Cobb, Cobb shoves back.

Tracy headlocks, but Cobb blocks the takeover for the ATHLETIC PLEX! Fans fire up and Cobb brings Tracy up. Cobb ROCKS Tracy, stalks him to a corner, and whips corner to corner. Tracy bounces off buckles, into a scoop SLAM! Cover, TWO! Cobb is still on Tracy, but Tracy throws body shots and forearms. Cobb ROCKS Tracy back! Cobb DECKS Tracy, but Tracy drags himself back up. Tracy CHOPS, Cobb throat chops! The ref reprimands but Cobb brings Tracy around. Cobb suplexes, holds Tracy up, runs a quick lap with him, then runs to the center to SLAM Tracy down! Fans fire up for that feat of strength! Cover, TWO!

Cobb keeps on Tracy with a wrench and short arm LARIAT! GACHI- NO, Tracy anchors the leg! Cobb CLUBS Tracy, GACHIMUCHI FLOP! Tracy gets the arm! Tracy pulls on the arm, CLUBS the arm, but Cobb fights up. Fans rally, Cobb scoops Tracy but Tracy slips out to get a leg! Cobb CLUBS Tracy, but Tracy just changes legs to SINGLE LEG SAIDO! Fans fire up with Tracy and he aims from a corner. Cobb stands, Tracy runs in but only gets buckles. Cobb runs in but gets an elbow! Tracy ROCKS Cobb, throws more shots, but Cobb ROCKS Tracy right back! Tracy goes to a corner, Cobb runs in but into BOOTS!

Tracy goes up, but Cobb YANKS him off the top, only for Tracy to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Cobb survives but Tracy says he’ll end it! Tracy brings Cobb up, reels him in, but Cobb is too much for a lift! Cobb scoops Tracy, pops him around, but Tracy makes it a cradle! TWO!! Cobb escapes in time and he ELBOWS, JABS, YUKON- NO, Tracy ducks Cobb’s copy of the Shingo Takagi combo! Tracy ROCKS Cobb, spins, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up with Cobb and he runs at Tracy to LARIAT! Cobb says he’s gonna end this, and he brings Tracy up. Ripcord and TOUR OF THE ISLANDS!! Cover, Cobb wins!

Winner: Jeff Cobb, by pinfall

A big win for Cobb, and he is back on a roll! Tracy upholds the Code of Honor by shaking Cobb’s hand. Will Cobb help the United Empire conquer the world of wrestling?

 

Nigel McGuinness is here!

Fans fire up as the iconic former ROH World and former ROH Pure Champion is here to join commentary!

 

Zero Hour – Konosuke Takeshita VS Willie Mack!

The Future of Wrestling has a busy day today, but he is ready to live and die in LA! Will Konosuke still be the future in AEW and ROH? Or will this truly be the Return of the Mack?

The bell rings, the two circle, and Mack has Konosuke hold on. Mack offers the Code of Honor handshake, and Konosuke takes it. Fans cheer, the two tie up, and then they break. They talk a little smack, both men run, and they RAM into each other! Both men stay up, so they go again. They RAM shoulders, and Mack is proving more solid than Konosuke. Fans rally, the two go again, and they RAM again! Mack grins and shakes his arm out. Mack then ROCKS Konosuke! Mack whips Konosuke to a corner, runs in, but Konosuke dodges! Konosuke runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and TAKESHITA LINE! Mack bails out and fans fire up.

Konosuke goes to ropes, slingshots, PLANCHA, but he has to land on his feet as Mack moves. Mack CLOBBERS Konosuke on the return! Fans fire up, Mack drags Konosuke up and puts him in the ring. Konosuke staggers, fans rally up, and Mack CHOPS Konosuke against ropes. Mack whips Konosuke, Konosuke reverses but Mack arm-drags! Konosuke gets up, dodges, but Mack RANAS! Fans fire up and Konosuke goes to a corner. Mack runs in but into an ELBOW! Konosuke goes up and leaps, FLYING RANA! Fans fire up as Mack tumbles all the way out! Konosuke builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit right in front of commentary!

LA is thunderous as Konosuke puts Mack in the ring. “Let’s go!” Fans fire up for that, but Mack FLIES! Direct hit in front of commentary and fans lose their minds! Mack grits his teeth, stands back up, and Mack drags Konosuke up. Mack puts Konosuke in, brings him up, and KNEES him in the back! And again! And again! Mack then clamps on a chinlock and bends Konosuke back against his knee. Fans rally, Konosuke fights up, and throws elbows and body shots. Konosuke shoves Mack away, Mack dodges and LEAPING LARIATS on the return! Both men slowly rise, and Konosuke throws forearems and elbows!

Konosuke runs, but Mack redirects him to RUNNING GAMANGIRI! Mack fireman’s carries, to a SAMOAN DROP! Fans rally up while both men are down, and a standing count begins. The count reaches 5 of 10, and Mack kips up! Not the sharpest because of a bad back, but Mack figures whatever, STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO! Konosuke is still in this and stands at the ropes. Mack whips but Konosuke holds the ropes. Mack ROCKS Konosuke, whips him, but Konosuke reverses to ROCK, elbow and BACK ELBOW! ROLLING ELBOW! Mack wobbles, Konosuke runs, into a DROPKICK!

Fans fire up and Mack prepares the arm. Mack runs, into a LARIAT from Konosuke!! Cover, TWO!! Mack survives but Konosuke just powers up again. Konosuke stands Mack up, wrenches and reels him in, but Mack fights the lift. Mack CLUBS away on Konosuke, Konosuke swings but misses, and Mack kicks low to- NO, Konosuke fights the stunner! Konosuke waistlocks but Mack elbows free! Mack runs, and POUNCES Konosuke to the corner! Konosuke bounces off buckles, staggers about, into a STUNNER! But he JUMP KNEES in return! Then steals the STUNNER!! Fans are thunderous, as Mack SHINING WIZARDS!!

Fans are still thunderous as both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as the standing count climbs. Both men stir at 4 of 10, and then crawl to ropes at 5. Konosuke is up first, and Mack goes to a corner. Konosuke fires up and runs in, but Mack catches him! EXPLODER! Konosuke flounders into the corner, and Mack is a bit dazed. But Mack shakes the stars away, runs in, CANNONBALL! Konosuke is in the drop zone and Mack goes up top! FROG SPLASH FLOPS as Konosuke moves! Konosuke reels Mack in, for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! But Konosuke doesn’t end it there! Fans are thunderous as he aims from the corner!

Mack rises, Konosuke runs in, MOTOR DRIVER KNEE!! Cover, Konosuke wins!

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita, by pinfall

A wild match for just the Zero Hour, and a great win for the Future of Wrestling! Konosuke shows his respect by shaking Mack’s hand and standing him back up. Will both Konosuke and Mack fight for big prizes down the line?

 

Zero Hour – Willow Nightingale VS Miranda Alize!

The positive powerhouse was almost ROH Women’s World Champion, but there’s always another chance. Will Willow power her way up the rankings? Or will the Lucha Baddie make this a bad time?

The Code of Honor is not upheld by Alize, and the bell rings. Alize and Willow circle, approach, and Alize gets around to rabbit punch! Alize runs, wheelbarrows, but Willow SLAMS her down! Willow brings Alize up to snap suplex! Una Amiga! Another snap suplex, Dos Amigas! And then THREE AMIGAS, with a bridge! TWO! Alize gets away but Willow scoops her to SLAM her! Willow runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Alize bails out now, and Willow waits. The count climbs but Willow goes out. Willow chases Alize, Alize slides into the ring, but then Willow avoids the baseball slide! Willow then runs in to DIVE into a forearm!

Alize frowns, dusts herself off, and goes up to step in, SPIKE-RANA! Cover, TWO! Alize wants a faster count but brings Willow up. Alize CHOPS Willow, bumps her off buckles, then wraps the arm around ropes. Alize pulls the arm, and BITES the hand! The ref reprimands, Alize lets off to run, CHOP, and ROCK! “What’re you gonna do about it?!” Willow turns Alize around to CHOP her! And CHOP her again! And then bump her, only for Alize to get away! Alize CLAWS Willow’s face! Fans boo, Alize stomps a mudhole in, and the ref counts. Alize lets off to drag Willow up and ROCK her! Alize runs, rolls, comes back and UPPERCUTS!

Alize keeps going, side to side for the BOOT WASH! Fans boo but Alize just soaks it up and goes corner to corner, HESITATION DROPKICK! Alize drags Willow up, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Willow but Alize runs in to ROCK her! Alize whips corner to corner but Willow handsprings and comes back to ROCK her! And CHOP her! Willow whips corner to corner, runs in, and back body blocks! LARIAT! Snapmare and KICK! Willow whips, to SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! Alize survives but the fans still rally for Willow. Willow brings Alize up, fireman’s carries, but Alize fights free.

Alize ripcords to KNEE, then facelocks to TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO! Alize grows frustrated and she pounds the mat. Fans rally, Willow stands, and she shoves Alize away. Alize BOOTS back, runs in and spins Willow around, but Willow blocks the suplex! Willow runs, Alize follows and dropkicks a leg out! BASEMENT DDT! Cover, TWO!! Willow survives and fans fire up! Alize is beside herself, but she gets the ARMBAR! Willow endures, fights to a stack, TWO! Alize lets Willow go, and Willow SUPERKICKS! Fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Alize is still in this and Willow fires up!

Fans rally behind Willow as she goes to a corner. Alize is in the other, Willow runs in to CANNONBALL into buckles! Alize avoids disaster and she rushes up to fire forearms! Willow gives them back! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth! Willow gest the edge, but Alize spins Willow around to a CUTTER! Alize runs in, DRIVE BY misses as Willow moves! Alize flounders up, Willow runs in and shoves Alize, to then POUNCE!! Fans fire up for Willow and she brings down the straps! Willow drags Alize up, reels her in, DOCTOR BOMB!! Cover, Willow wins!

Winner: Willow Nightingale, by pinfall

A powerful win for the powerful and positive Willow Nightingale! Will Willow be waiting on the other side of tonight’s big Women’s Championship match?

 

Zero Hour – Stu Grayson w/ Evil Uno VS Slim J w/ Ari Daivari & Mark Sterling!

The Dark Order’s Number Two is back and ready to play! But will the Trustbuster’s top investment finally pay off? Or will he not be ready for Nightfall?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though Slim then kicks the hand away. The bell rings and Stu CLOBBERS Slim! And again! And then picks Slim up to RAM him into a corner! Stu fires off, the ref counts, Mark Sterling complains but Stu lets off with a KNEE! Stu goes corner to corner, but Slim BOOTS Stu away! Slim runs, into an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Stu kips up, fans fire up, but Slim bails out. Sterling and Daivari tell Stu to stay back and they help Slim cool off. Slim gets back in the ring, but Stu CHOPS! Stu storms up on Slim but Slim BOOTS him, then headscissors him away! Stu stands up, and he blocks Slim’s hip toss!

Stu swings, but Slim ducks and tilt-o-whirls to headscissor Stu away again! Slim ROCKS Stu on the ropes, whips him to ropes, but Stu reverses. Slim KICKS, but Stu RANAS outta nowhere! Fans fire up as Slim bails out. Stu runs up, blocks a boot, and he sweeps the legs! Fans fire up while Sterling complains, but Stu APRON SLINGSHOT SENTONS! Fans fire up more as Stu brings Slim up and puts him back in. Stu brings Slim up, hoists him to the top rope, then climbs up after him. Fans rally, but Sterling distracts the ref! Uno gets on the apron, but Daivari slides into the ring! Stu runs Daivari off, but Slim FLYING GAMANGIRIS!

Slim tears the A-shirt! Cover, TWO! Slim rains down fists, the ref reprimands on the closed fists, and Slim lets off. Slim stands Stu up, throws Stu onto the ropes, then CHOKES him! The ref counts, Slim lets off, and Daivari talks trash. Daivari then CHOKES Stu! Fans boo, Daivari gets away with that one and Uno protests. Slim drags Stu up but Stu CHOPS back! Slim blocks the body shot to fire off point-blank lariats! Slim knuckle locks, brings Stu along and springboards, into a REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO!! Stu survives and Slim can’t believe it! Fans rally for Stu but Slim brings Stu up. Slim ROCKS Stu with a right!

Slim snapmares Stu, and ENZIGURIS! But Stu just snarls! Slim slaps Stu around, but Stu stands up. Stu glares at Slim, Slim throws hands, but Stu doesn’t budge! Stu backs Slim down as he leans into the shots! Slim knees low! Slim whips, but Stu LARIATS Slim inside-out! Fans fire up, Stu clinches, URENAGE! Then Stu springboards, LION SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Slim survives but Stu just fires himself up! Fans rally, Stu drags Slim up, but Slim CHOPS! Stu doesn’t flinch! Stu choke grips, trophy lifts, but Slim slips into a SLEEPER! Slim is a backpack, but Stu THROWS him!

Slim gets up, dodges Stu’s lariat, runs, but into a POP-UP POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Slim survives but Stu is amused. Sterling & Daivari coach Slim but Stu says he’s gonna break Slim! Stu drags Slim jump into the torture rack, but Slim fights with elbows! Stu just powers back up! Slim keeps fighting, he slips free and DESTINO!?! Cover, TWO!?! Slim is not tranquilo, he can’t believe Stu survives! Slim drags Stu to a drop zone, stomps him, and then goes up the corner. Slim MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Stu moves! Stu torture racks, Sterling distracts, and Slim rakes the eyes! Uno YANKS Sterling down!

Daivari rushes over but Uno sends him into Sterling! then Uno DOUBLE LARIATS! Fans fire up, Slim is freaking out, Stu JUMP KNEES Slim! And then he slashes his throat, “FINISH HIM!” Torture rack to NIGHTFALL!! Cover, Stu wins!

Winner: Stu Grayson, by pinfall

The Dark Order OG celebrate the victorious return to ROH! Will this be a new chapter in the Dark Order’s legacy?

Wait! Coming out on stage, it’s Dutch and Vincent, AKA The Righteous! They’re back in ROH, but to what end?

 

AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo VS Komander!

For the first time ever, the top title in AAA is being defending in ROH! Both men are redefining what it is to be a luchador, and by extension, what it is to be a pro-wrestler! But who will use this historic moment to become THE luchador in AAA?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is el campeon de campeones!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and the fans are losing their minds already! EHDV and Komander fire up, they circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Fans chant for “LUCHA! LUCHA!” as Komander wrenches, only for EHDV to wrench, and then EHDV steps over to wrench again. Fans chant for “LUCHA LIBRE!” as Komander headlocks. EHDV wrenches out, whips, but Komander slides to catch EHDV! Komander rolls back, hooks up the legs, and fans rally up as he turns EHDV over to a surfboard cradle! TWO as EHDV bridges up! EHDV pries free, hooks Komander’s legs up, and goes for arms!

Fans rally for “VI-KIN-GO!” EHDV gets the arms, pulls back and gets Komander into the ROMERO SPECIAL! Komander gets his arms free, balances, and handsprings away! Fans fire up, but EHDV tackles Komander! EHDV traps the legs, but then holds off on firing fists. Komander brings EHDV off his feet! EHDV ROCKS Komander, Komander CHOPS, EHDV CHOPS! It becomes a CHOP fight, but EHDV has the edge. EHDV rolls, and they both headstand with legs hooked! Fans fire up for the upside-down SLAP fight! Both men get free, run in, dropkicks cancel out, and they both go for legs!

EHDV rolls, runs, Komander dodges but EHDV hurdles! EHDV then follows Komander, but Komander goes Matrix under the leap! EHDV rolls through, both men strike the superhero pose as fans fire up! Fans rally for “LUCHA! LUCHA!” as the two reset. Komander rushes in but EHDV tilt-o-whirls and RANAS! Komander bails out, EHDV FLIES, to dragon sleeper! Inverted suplex, but Komander turns it around! Only for EHDV to return the favor! EHDV sends Komander at the ring but Komander tiger feints to get around EHDV! Komander springboards to MISSILE DROPKICK! EHDV bails out and fans fire up!

Komander builds speed to FLY! Direct hit at the ramp! Fans fire up, and Komander brings out a TABLE! Fans fire up even more, but the ref has the ring count. Komander sets the table up at ringside, this is starting to look like EHDV VS Omega… Komander refreshes the count, goes up the steps and to the stage. Fans fire up and Komander runs, to 450 SPLASH off the stage!! Komander puts EHDV back in the ring, climbs up the corner, and he tightrope walks, SHOOTING STAR! But Komander has to land on his feet as EHDV moves! EHDV GAMANGIRIS from the apron, then steps in and runs in, GAMANGIRI in the corner!

Komander sits, EHDV climbs up over him, to IMPLODER DRAGON RANA!! Fans are thunderous for the SCREW HIGH KICK! Komander sits down, EHDV runs to METEORA through the ropes! Both men are on the outside but EHDV is back on his feet! EHDV goes to the apron, SHOOTING STAR onto knees! Komander saves himself, puts EHDV back in, and fans fire up! Komander is up top, he tries again, tightrope walk SHOOTING STAR, into boots! EHDV scoops for a SWINGING SIDE- NO, Komander slips through, brings EHDV up, but EHDV RANAS! Cover, TWO!! Komander swings, misses, EHDV shoves Komander to ropes!

Komander springboards, CROSSBODY, but EHDV catches him! EHDV swings Komander into the SIDE SLAM! Fans fire up and rally behind EHDV. EHDV goes to a corner, climbs up top, and he goes to the post! DOUBLE JUMP MISSILE- POWERBOMB!! Komander turns things around on EHDV!! Cover, TWO!!! EHDV survives and fans are thunderous! Komander grows frustrated, but he goes up the corner. EHDV SHOVES Komander to the floor! Komander sits up but EHDV is back on the post…! Komander stands, and EHDV DOUBLE JUMP IMPLODING CANNONBALLS!! Direct hit into the railing!!

Fans are losing their minds all over again, this is just the main show opener! EHDV puts Komander back in, goes onto the second rope, inside-out PHOENIX SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!! Komander survives and EHDV is shocked! Komander drags himself to the apron, “This is Awesome!” as EHDV joins him. EHDV drags Komander up, throws hands, then CHOPS! Fans “WOO~” and Komander CHOPS back! EHDV CHOPS, Komander mule kicks, front kicks and CHOPS! Komander goes side to side, goes up, but EHDV blocks his momentum! EHDV pops Komander up, but Komander uses that for an APRON DESTROYER!!

EHDV is dazed but the fans are electric! Komander goes back into the ring to refresh the count, and he goes up a corner. Fans rally up as Komander tightrope walks the entire length! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!! Direct hit and fans are electric again! Komander salutes, and says he’s gonna get this title! Komander goes back for EHDV, puts him back in the ring, and he climbs the corner again. “This is Lucha!” as Komander tightrope walks again! SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! Cover, TWO!!! Third time is usually the charm, but Komander hasn’t put this away yet! Komander goes up top, still more in his arsenal!

Komander lines up the shot, tightrope, but EHDV hits the ropes! That trips Komander up, and now EHDV goes to the other corner! But Komander gets back up! Only for EHDV to FLYING DESTROYER!!! Komander flounders all the way to the other side of the ring, and onto the table! EHDV makes sure it’s all lined up, and fans rally again! EHDV runs side to side, he flashbacks to Dynamite with Omega! ESCALARA 630!!! But the table does NOT break!! Fans lose their minds, that may have broken Komander and EHDV! Fans rally, “OTRA! OTRA!” because they want another! EHDV drags Komander into the ring and climbs up.

EHDV says he’s gonna do it! 630 SENTON FLOPS!! Also like with Omega! Komander hurries to put EHDV in the drop zone and go up top! Komander brings out the ace in his wristband! Komander CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!!! EHDV survives by fingertips and Komander is furious!! Komander hauls EHDV up, ROCKS him with forearms, then puts him up top! Komander climbs up, roars, and stands EHDV up. EHDV throws body shots, clinches Komander, and scoops for a SUPER SWINGING SIDE SLAM!! Fans are thunderous again and EHDV drags himself to the far corner!

Fans love “BOTH THESE GUYS!” but only one can win! EHDV pounds the mat, aims at Komander, and Komander rises slowly. EHDV runs in, to METEORA in the corner!! Then he puts Komander in the drop zone, goes up top, 630 SENTON!! Cover, EHDV WINS!

Winners: El Hijo del Vikingo, by pinfall (still AAA Mega Champion)

What a way to OPEN a show! This was a main event worthy battle, and in the end, the champion retains! But best of all, EHDV shows respect to Komander by helping him up and hugging it out. Is this just the beginning of AAA’s rise on the global stage?

 

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Embassy w/ Prince Nana VS AR Fox, Metalik & Blake Christian!

Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona are three towering tanks, while their opponents are high speed, high flying fighter jets. Which side will bring the shock and awe in this second of seven title matches?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see #WhoBetta?

The Code of Honor is upheld, though with tension. Then it turns into a brawl! The bell rings, the Embassy shove the challengers away, but the challengers all dodge, TRIPLE DROPKICKS send the Embassy out of the ring! Fans fire up and the challengers build speed, they all FLY! Direct hit on all of the Embassy, and Kaun even bumps into the steps at the stage! Fans fire up as the All Heart Air Force gets Liona up and into the ring. Metalik climbs up top, he leaps, CROSSBODY caught! SWINGING SLAM! Liona tags Kaun and the Gates of Agony bring Metalik up. They put him in the corner, Kaun SLAPS Liona to fire him up!

Kaun whips Liona in to SPLASH Metalik, then Liona whips Metalik at Kaun for a LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Nana argues the count but the ref says it was fair. Tag to Cage and the Embassy mugs Metalik. The Machine wrenches and lifts Metalik to just SLAM him down! Cage ROCKS Metalik, wrenches and whips, but Metalik holds ropes. Metalik BOOTS back, runs in, gets around, but Cage switches the waistlock. Cage ripcords and whips, but Metalik handsprings to BACK ELBOW! Hot tag to Fox! Fox LARIATS but Cage stays up! Cage swings, Fox goes Matrix and then PELES! Cage staggers but Fox cravats.

Cage powers out, Fox ELBOWS! Fox goes up, but Cage hits ropes! Fox falls back, but he rolls back to land on his feet and roll Cage! Into a CUTTER! Cage wobbles, Fox springboards, FLYING CUTTER! Cage goes to a corner, Fox runs in to A-LIST LARIAT! Kaun runs in, but Fox ELBOWS him away! Fox skins the cat, DROPKICKS Cage and CUTTERS Kaun! Liona runs in, Fox goes Matrix again, but Liona stops the cutter! Fox is in the corner, Liona runs in, but Fox dodges! Liona tumbles up and out and to the floor, and Fox FLIES out onto Kaun! Fox gets back in the ring, watches Cage, and runs in, to FLY! Direct hit on the outside!

Liona creeps up but Metalik FLIES to hit Liona! Fox puts Cage in, climbs up, and Nana is furious! Fox SWANTON BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Cage is still in this but Fox goes to a corner. Fox goes up again, Cage staggers over into a BLOCKBUSTER, but he blocks it! Cage suplexes but Fox slips free, only for Cage to switch, waistlock and ripcord, BIG forearm! Fox wobbles, Cage fireman’s carries, F5! Tag to Liona, and Liona drags Fox from Blake! Fox ENZIGURIS, hot tag to Blake! Blake springboards to FLYING FOREARM! Blake keeps moving, he DECKS Cage! Blake runs at Liona, dodges him, then goes the other way!

Kaun rushes in but Blake SPEARS him! Blake baits Liona, dumps him out, then builds speed to FOSBURY FLOP! Direct hit and fans are fired up with Blake! Blake puts Liona in, he tags Metalik and Metalik goes up! FLYING SPLASH! Cover, ONE!?! The Air Force is shocked there! Cage DOUBLE LARIATS Fox & Blake, Kaun gets Metalik for a BACKBREAKER! The Embassy takes control as Kaun puts Blake in the corner. Kaun ROCKS Blake in the back, hoists him up top, and Cage tags in. Kaun TOP ROPE BACKBREAKERS Blake! Blake falls to the apron, Liona APRON SENTONS! And then Liona puts Blake in the corner!

Cage deadlift– NO! Fox SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS Cage! Blake aims, SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH! Metalik goes up top, LIMIT BREAKER ELBOW!! Cover, TWO!?!? Cage survives and Nana can breathe again. Metalik drags Cage up, fireman’s carries, but Cage fights that off. Cage shoves Metalik, Metalik dodges to SOBAT! Metalik goes up and around the corner, FLYING- POWERBOMB!! Cage swings on Blake, Blake dodges and fireman’s carries!? To ROLLING DEATH VALLEY!? And then LIONSAULT! But Kaun fireman’s carries Blake! GUTBUSTER DROP! Fox BOOTS Kaun, Liona POUNCES Fox!

Fans fire up, but Liona turns around into a CROSSBODY! He catches it! SWINGING- TORNADO DDT!! All six men are down and fans are thunderous! Nana is freaking out as he shouts for his team to get up! The standing count climbs, we reach 5 of 10 but Cage stands. Cage brings Metalik up, reels him in, but Blake is up top. Blake jumps off Kaun and over Metalik to give Cage a DESTROYER!! Fans are thunderous again, they rally behind “ALL HEART!” but Liona sneaks up on Blake! BODY CHECK from behind! The Gates stand Blake up, DOUBLE LARIAT SANDWICH! And then the DOUBLE FACEBUSTER!

Fox returns to TACKLE Kaun! Metalik slingshots to DROPKICK Liona! Kaun CLOBBERS Fox on the outside, Cage swings on Metalik but he dodges and returns, but Cage blocks the rana! Cage swings Metalik up, but Metalik sunset flips! TWO?!?! Cage escapes by nanoseconds! Metalik BOOTS, SLING- NO, Cage slips free! ROLLING- NO, Metalik dodges, but the SOUTHPAW hits! Cage suplexes, for DRILL CLAW!!! Cover, The Embassy wins!

Winners: The Embassy, by pinfall (still ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions)

Nana mockingly shakes Metalik’s hand to keep the Code of Honor, but his men are still on top. Will anyone be able to stop this three headed monster?

 

ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena VS Yuka Sakazaki!

The Fallen Goddess accused the Magical Girl of dodging her by staying home in Japan, but then found out Yuka isn’t to be messed with! Yuka brought the fight to Athena just days before this fight, but will she be the one to eclipse the champion? Or will Athena send Yuka back home to Japan in pieces?

Athena makes her entrance by having a porcelain doll dressed a bit like Yuka, and then STOMPING it! The introductions are made, the updated belt is raised, and the battle of polar opposites begins!

The Code of Honor is upheld, though tensely, and the bell rings. The two circle, Athena rushes in but Yuka dodges! Athena dodges, arm-drags, but Yuka kips up to arm-drag! They RAM shoulders, then DOUBLE LARIAT! Both women kip up and fans fire up! Athena and Yuka reset, and fans rally for “YUKA! YUKA!” Athena frowns, she and Yuka rush in, and Athena throws Yuka down by her hair! The ref reprimands and fans boo, but Athena pretends to not understand. Yuka gets up, kicks, but Athena blocks, only for Yuka to ENZIGURI! And then DROPKICK! Athena gets up again, Yuka runs to RANA!

Fans fire up as Athena bails out. Yuka goes up the corner, leaps and FLYING SPEARS?! Yuka almost didn’t make that jump, but she shakes it off as she brings Athena up. Athena pushes Yuka away, gets around the way, and wants to leave? Fans boo but Yuka CLOBBERS Athena off the railing! But Athena throws Yuka at the ring, only for Yuka to tiger feint and KICK! Yuka puts Athena in the ring, fires up, and fans fire up with her! Yuka climbs up top, leaps, but Athena deflects the missile dropkick! Athena snarls, she storms up on Yuka, but Yuka ROCKS Athena! Fans rally, Athena shoves Yuka but Yuka comes back, into a SWINGING SLAM!

Athena rains down forearms and fists! The ref has Athena let off to check Yuka, but somehow she’s okay to continue. Yuka goes to a corner, Athena ROCKS her! Athena whips corner to corner, runs in, blocks boots and puts Yuka in the ropes to SLAM her down! Athena does a dance, then laughs it up. Cover, TWO!! Yuka is still in this, but Athena asks if that’s true. Yuka sits up, and Athena clamps on a neck wrench! Fans rally as Yuka endures, and Yuka fights her way up to throw elbows! Yuka JAWBREAKERS free and Athena wobbles! Yuka snapmare rolls and kicks, but Athena ducks to kip up, only for Yuka to throw her down now!

Yuka BASEMENT GAMANGIRIS, then runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Yuka shakes her head, she’s not stopping now. Yuka drags Athena up, but Athena blocks the suplex! Athena suplexes, carries Yuka around, but Yuka slips free! Yuka shoves Athena to a corner, to GAMANGIRI! Yuka snapmares Athena, goes up the corner, but has to cartwheel away as Athena runs in. Yuka keeps moving, ducks ‘n’ dodges, and RA- NO! Athena blocks and brings Yuka up, to POWERBOMB! Then a deadlift for ANOTHER POWERBOMB! And then ANOTHER POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!??! Yuka survives and Athena is furious!

Yuka sits up in a daze but Athena goes to a corner. Fans rally, Yuka shakes her head, so Athena stomps her down. Athena drags Yuka up, reels her in, and says, “Bye, Yuka.” Canadian rack, CLIFFHANGER ! Cover, TWO!??!?!? Yuka survives and shocks Athena! But Athena covers again, TWO!!! Yuka is still in this and fans rally up! Athena argues with the ref but the ref says the count was fair. Yuka drags herself to the apron, and Athena BLASTS her off with a dropkick! Athena grins, goes out after Yuka, and brings her over to SMACK off the steps! Yuka staggers around, Athena puts her back on the apron. TIGER FEINT- NO! Athena blocks!

Athena wheelbarrows Yuka, brings her out, GERMAN SUPLEX to the floor!! “I AM YOUR GODDESS!!” Fans rally up as Athena keeps shouting at them. Athena brings Yuka up, pushes her to the barriers, and then gets space. Athena runs in, but Yuka moves! The dropkick hits railing and jams Athena up! Yuka comes back to scoop and EXPLODER! Fans fire up while Athena writhes! Yuka RAMS Athena into the steel steps! Payback for their past, and then Yuka goes to the stage. Yuka runs and FLIES! Direct hit on the floor!! Fans fire up again as Yuka puts Athena in the ring. Fans fire up as Yuka aims, MAGICAL GIRL SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!??!

Athena survives and Yuka seethes. Yuka thinks of what to do while fans rally behind her. Yuka drags Athena up but Athena throat chops! The ref reprimands, but Athena swings. Yuka blocks to ROCK Athena! Boxing elbows, then ROLLING ELBOW! Athena flounders, Yuka brings her up and in, wrench and hammerlock, lift and spin, but Athena slips free to scoop! Yuka slips free, but Athena ROLLING ELBOWS! Athena falls onto the cover, ROPEBREAK!!! Athena is freaking out as Yuka keeps surviving! Fans rally up, but Athena climbs up the corner. Athena aims as Yuka rises, but Yuka ROCKS her first!

Yuka climbs up to get Athena, for a SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up as Yuka hurries to hammerlock, lift and spin! MAGICAL GURU GURU FACEBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!! Yuka can’t believe it, but she shakes her head. She isn’t giving up, she just puts Athena back at center. Yuka goes to the apron, climbs the ropes, but Athena grabs at the ref! Athena gets away, to O-FACE OFF THE TOP ROPE!! Cover, Athena wins!!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

Athena holds up her title in the ref’s face, but Yuka pushed her further than she thought! Yuka may not be porcelain, so Athena “upholds” the Code of Honor. But then she literally kicks Yuka out of the ring! What will it take to dethrone the Fallen Goddess?

 

ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe VS Mark Briscoe!

The One True King of Wrestling Television has never lost to a Briscoe in singles competition, and vows that’ll not change even now. But the Sussex County Chicken vows that destiny will be fulfilled! Will Mark win this one for Jay, their families, and everyone who has believed in him? Or will Joe crush Mark’s dreams with his own two hands?

The introductions are made, the TV title is raised, and we see if destiny is real!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings, and fans rally up as these two stare down. Fans chant “DEM BOYS!” for Mark and his brother, and the two circle. Joe bails out and fans boo, but Mark keeps cool. Joe takes his time returning as the count climbs, fans now chant, “MAN UP!” Joe is annoyed by that but he doesn’t go any faster. Joe returns to the ring at 7 of 10, and circles with Mark. They tie up, are in a deadlock, so Joe swings! Mark ducks the punch and stays back. The two circle again, tie up, and Joe powers Mark to a corner. The ref calls the break, Joe lets off, but Mark dodges the haymaker!

Mark CHOPS, fires off forearms, but Joe shoves him away. Joe KICKS Mark in the leg, JABS, then wrenches. Mark rolls, throws Redneck Kung-Fu palm strikes, overhand chop, and a BOOT! Joe staggers, Mark runs to BOOT again! Mark fireman’s carries but Joe is too big! Joe CLUBS Mark, whips him, but Mark goes up and out. Joe runs in, Mark ROCKS him, but Mark slingshots into a CHOP! Mark flops into the ring, but he gets up to CHOP! Joe CHOPS! Mark CHOPS! Joe CHOPS! The CHOPS keep going back and forth, louder and louder! Joe ROCKS Mark with a forearm, swings, but Mark dodges to UPPERCUT!

Joe sputters from the hell stab, but Mark fireman’s carries! And ROLLING DEATH VALLEYS! And fans fire up as Mark goes up! But Joe scrambles out of the ring and fans boo. Mark goes out, runs in from around the way, but Joe catches Mark for an EXPLODER! The ref tells Joe to get this in the ring but Joe takes his time bringing Mark up. Joe KICKS Mark, POSTS him, but the ring count starts. Joe puts Mark in quick, stalks up behind him, and HEADBUTTS him! And JABS him! And JABS! JAB! JAB! Joe fires off, the ref counts but Joe lets off. Joe soaks up the heat, but Mark CHOPS! And CHOPS! And fires forearms!

Mark runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Fans boo Joe, and the Briscoe family coaches Mark from their seats. Joe throws down hands, CLUBS Mark, then sits Mark up. Joe HEADBUTTS Mark, then KICKS him! And KICKS him! And KICKS! Mark stands but into forearms! Joe brings Mark out to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel, “Let’s Go, Briscoe!” “Let’s Go, Joe!” Joe HEADBUTTS Mark, JABS him, JABS again, and again! But Mark powers up off the JABS! Mark fires forearms in return! And palm strikes! And a CHOP! Mark whips, Joe reverses and ELBOWS, then PELES! Mark slumps down and flops out of the ring.

Joe demands the count and the count begins. Mark gets up and into the ring, but Joe is on him with forearms, and JAB! JAB! CHOP! Joe brings Mark out but Mark throws body shots! Joe throws Mark out of the ring, builds speed, and DIVES! Direct hit into railing and fans fire up! The Briscoe family coaches Mark but Joe looms over him. Joe puts Mark in the ring, goes to grab a chair, and the ref reprimands him! Joe puts the chair in the ring, soaks up the heat, but Mark WRECKS Joe! Joe staggers, Mark gets the chair and stands it up! Mark runs, uses the chair to get the boost, and he FLIES! Direct hit at the railing!

Fans fire up for Mark and Mark gives his kids a kiss! Mark then goes looking under the ring, for a TABLE! Fans fire up, Mark stands that table up at ringside, but Joe ROCKS Mark! Joe POSTS Mark, then smirks as he points to the table. Fans boo as Joe starts to put the table away, but Mark BLOCKBUSTERS Joe through the table!! Fans are thunderous as Mark drags Joe back up. Mark puts Joe in the ring, climbs the corner, and fans fire up again. Mark FLYING CHOPS! Joe staggers, into another CHOP! And another! And another! Mark reels back but Joe CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS!

Mark CHOPS! Joe CHOPS! Repeat! Joe gives boxing elbows and a HEADBUTT! Mark staggers to a corner, but goes up to FLYING FOREARM! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous! A standing count begins, both men stir at 4 and sit up at 5. Mark crawls to a corner, stands up at 8, and Joe follows. Mark looks for a tag, but remembers Jay isn’t there. Even so, Mark fires up! Joe runs in, but into an URENAGE! Mark fires up, he brings Joe up and underhooks the arms! But Joe wrenches out to HEADBUTT! Both men stagger, Mark comes back, but into the POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!

Joe is seething, he brings Mark up, and lifts Mark for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO, but into the STF!! Mark endures as Joe has him caught! Joe has a bloody nose but he pulls on Mark! Mark reaches out, but Joe shifts to a CROSSFACE! Mark still fights, to the ROPEBREAK! Joe lets go in frustration but the fans fire up again! Fans rally but Joe literally tastes his own blood. Joe looms over Mark, brings him up, but Mark SLAPS! CHOPS! CHOPS! CHOSP! Mark keeps going, he powers up and runs, but Joe ducks to SAIDO!! Mark roars and rises!! Joe LARIATS Mark down! Cover, TWO!!!

Joe isn’t really stunned or upset that Mark survived, he just stalks Mark to a corner. Joe stands Mark up, fans duel, and Joe puts Mark up top. Joe tucks Mark in but Mark fights Joe off! REDNECK CHOP! HOTSHOT! And a BOOT! Joe falls down, Mark goes up! Fans are thunderous for the FROGGY-BOW!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Joe survives and no one can believe it! Joe shake his head, but Mark says it’s time! Mark reels Joe in, underhooks the arms, but Joe powers out! Mark lands on his feet, throws forearms, and tries a torture rack? But Joe gets the SLEEPER! Mark fades, but he reaches for the sky!

Mark fights up, reaches out for ropes, fights his way forward, but Joe SLEEPER SUPLEXES!! And then COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Mark is caught in the body scissors, he’s fading, he’s OUT!!! JOE WINS!!

Winner: Samoa Joe, by stoppage (still ROH World Television Champion)

Destiny denied by the ruthless King of Wrestling Television! Mark regains consciousness, and Joe gets in his face! But, so that he can shake Mark’s hand to keep the Code of Honor. Joe still respects Mark, but Mark still has to wait for his destiny. Who will Joe battle in the time between then and now?

As for Mark, the fans still cheer for him because of that valiant effort. Mark points to heaven where Jay is watching from. Surely Jay is proud of Mark, just like the rest of the Briscoe family. Mark hugs Mama Briscoe, and his sister, and the kids. Will Mark never stop fighting until he’s reached his destiny?

 

Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Daniel Garcia!

A dream match come true for the Dragonslayer as he gets to face The Ace of NJPW! But will it be the greatest  moment in the career of this young sports… enner-tay-ner? Or will he lose to the Once in a Century pro-wrestler?

The Code of Honor is skipped, the bell rings, and the two circle. Fans chant for “TANAHASHI!” and “GO ACE!” Tanahashi and Garcia tie up, Tanahashi powers Garcia to ropes, but lets off quickly. Fans cheer, Garcia mockingly applauds, and then Garcia circles with Tanahashi. They tie up again, Tanahashi waistlocks but Garcia gets to ropes. The ref calls for the break, Tanahashi lets off, but Garcia puts Tanahashi on the ropes! The ref calls for the break, and Garcia lets off, to throat chop! Fans boo but Garcia soaks it all up. Garcia pulls Tanahashi’s hair, taunts him, and uses the hair to keep Tanahashi from hitting back!

Garcia throws Tanahashi down by his hair! Fans boo but Garcia mockingly says, “Go Ace!” Garcia stomps Tanahashi, kicks him, then whips him corner to corner. Garcia runs in but into an elbow! Tanahashi goes up to CROSSBODY! And air guitar! Fans fire up, but Garcia bails out. Tanahashi pursues, fans rally, and Tanahashi kicks Garcia, then ROCKS him with forearms! Garcia staggers but Tanahashi keeps on him. Fans fire up with Tanahashi, and he pursues Garcia around the way for more forearms! Garcia staggers away, Tanahashi runs in, but is sent into the steel steps! The count is 7 of 20, but Garcia DROPKICKS the legs against the steps!

Fans boo but Garcia has the leg, DDT to the floor! Garcia soaks up the heat and mocks the air guitar. Then he does his dance on the steps. Fans boo but Garcia steps into the ring as the count is 16! Tanahashi springs in at 17, but Garcia stomps away! Fans boo but Garcia just soaks it up. Garcia pretends to not understand why the fans are booing, then goes back for Tanahashi’s leg. Garcia hooks the legs up, and STOMPS the knees! Tanahashi writhes and gets to ropes while fans boo more. Garcia drags a leg onto the ropes, stands on it, “I’m a sports entertainer!” Fans boo as he HIP DROPS the leg!

Fans chant “You’re a Wrestler!” but Garcia tells them no, he’s not! Garcia gets the leg, and drops a knee on the knee! Garcia has the toehold, Tanahashi endures but Garcia taunts him. Tanahashi gets the ROPEBREAK! Garcia grabs that arm but Tanahashi gets the ROPEBREAK with the other arm! Garcia lets off at 4, and drops another knee! Garcia taunts Tanahashi more, stomps him around, and has him in the corner. Garcia stomps away, the ref counts, and Garcia gives Tanahashi some Good Vibrations! Garcia even does the pose at the ropes! Garcia’s mocking the King of Strong Style while beating down the Ace!

Fans boo but Garcia brings Tanahashi up. Tanahashi fires off strikes! Garcia grabs hair, but Tanahashi fires off more shots! Fans fire up and Tanahashi whips, but Garcia reverses, only for FLYING FOREARMS to take him down! Fans fire up with Tanahashi and he fires off more strikes on Garcia! Garcia staggers to a corner, Tanahashi brings him out to scoop and SLAM! Tanahashi goes up the corner, for the SUNSET SENTON! Cover, TWO! Garcia kicks at Tanahashi but Tanahashi stands. Tanahashi runs, but Garcia dropkicks the bad leg! Garcia runs, to SCISSOR KICK! Cover, TWO! Garcia grits his teeth in frustration.

Fans rally up, “GO ACE! GO ACE!” Tanahashi rises up, he fires a forearm, but Garcia throws a haymaker! Tanahashi forearms, Garcia haymakers, and they speed up! Fans rally, both men egg each other on, but then Garcia kicks low! So Tanahashi kicks low! Garcia kicks the leg, Tanahashi kicks the leg, repeat! Garcia sweeps the legs! Fans boo but Garcia has a standing toehold! Garcia then steps through, but Tanahashi fights and gets to the ropes! Garcia stomps the legs but the ref counts. Garcia lets off at 4 and fans boo. Garcia steps through, but Tanahashi makes it a cradle! TWO, and Garcia kicks, only for Tanahashi to block! DRAGON SCREW!

Both men are down and fans fire up again. Tanahashi gets Garcia’s legs, but Garcia pulls hair! Tanahashi powers through to have the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF! Garcia endures, reaches out, crawls forward, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Tanahashi lets off while fans boo. Garcia goes to the corner but Tanahashi stomps him. Tanahashi stands Garcia up to whip corner to corner, but Garcia barely makes it there. Tanahashi runs in, Garcia dodges, and Garcia blocks a boot to a DRAGON SCREW STUNNER! A modification on the classic, and then he GERMAN SUPLEXES Tanahashi away! “SPORTS ENTERTAINER!!”

Garcia aims, runs in, BUSAIKU KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Tanahashi survives and Garcia is furious! Garcia pounds the mat, fans rally up, and Garcia brings Tanahashi up. Garcia reels him in, Tanahashi fights, and Tanahashi wrenches out to turn Garcia around, for a TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Fans fire up with Tanahashi and he runs, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO! Tanahashi roars and fans fire up, Tanahashi climbs! HIGH FLY FLOW!! Cover, Tanahashi wins!

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, by pinfall

Garcia may be a great sports entertainer, but Tanahashi is an amazing pro-wrestler! Will the Ace never be trumped?

 

ROH World Tag Team Championship Reach for the Sky Ladder Match: The Lucha Brothers VS Top Flight VS The Kingdom VS La Faccion Ingobernable VS Aussie Open!

To honor the memory of Jay Briscoe while passing on the torch of tag team wrestling, this match was created by Mark Briscoe to give the best tag teams in the world an opportunity! Will it be Rey Fenix & Penta, Dante & Darius Martin, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett, Rush y Dralistico, or Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis that rise up to carry that banner?

The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belts hang from the rafters, and we see who can carry that weight!

The bell rings, and teams immediately go for ladders! The only ones staying in the ring are LFI and the Kingdom. Aussie Open brawls with Top Flight while the Lucha Bros take a moment. Top Flight get a ladder up but LFI DROPKICK it into them! The Kingdom BLASTS Fenix off the apron, then LFI BLASTS Aussie Open! They’re basically playing defense. Fans boo but LFI and the Kingdom soak it up. Dralistico keeps Penta out of the ring, but then Mike SUPERKICKS him, and Taven TOSSES Rush! Now The Kingdom goes out to get themselves a ladder. Mike DROPKICKS a ladder into Darius!

Top Flight regroups, rushes in, and they slide under the ladder attack! Top Flight then hurdle over, and DROPKICK the ladder into The Kingdom! LFI returns, Dralistico ducks the lariats to kick, KICK dodge and SCREW HIGH KCIK! Darius ROCKS Darlistico, but Rush shoves Darius into a GAMANGIRI, and then GERMAN SUPLEX! Springboard, FLYING CODE BREAKER! Dralistico has Dante in a corner and adds Darius on top via Tree of Woe. Rush brings the ladder over, LFI puts it on top of Top Flight. Rush runs corner to corner to BULL’S HORN DROPKICK the ladder into Top Flight! It’s a sadistic sandwich, but LFI just tranquilos.

Aussie Open get in and fans fire up! The brawl is on, forearms for forearms! LFI gets the edge, Rush ROCKS Davis, and says it’s go time, cabrones! But they runs into a BOOT and SUPERKICK! Dralistico ends up in a corner, Fletcher runs in but into a BOOT! Davis runs in, he gets a BOOT! Darlistico goes up, leaps, but Davis catches him! Pop-up, AUSSIE DENTAL PLAN! Rush runs in, but Fletcher feeds him to a scoop! Fletcher goes up, LAWN DART CUTTER! Fans fire up and Aussie Open picks up the ladder. They RAM Rush down! But Penta SUPERKICKS Davis, Fenix KICKS Fletcher! Fans rally, Fenix CHOPS Fletcher!

The Lucha Bros whip Fletcher corner to corner, then Fenix whips Penta in to GAMANGIRI! Fenix somersaults and LEAPING FOREARMS! Fans chant “CERO MIEDO!” as the Lucha Bros put the ladder up against Fletcher. Taven runs in, but the Lucha Bros dodge, the SPLASH hits the ladder to sandwich Fletcher! Davis runs in, into double mule kicks! UNO! DOS! TRES! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! The ladder is put on Davis, Fletcher is put on the ladder, Penta runs and wheelbarrows with Fenix, VICTORY SPLASH onto the sandwich! That one had even more meat than LFI’s! Fans fire up as the Lucha Bros stand the ladder up!

Fenix climbs one end, Penta climbs the other, but Davis returns to drag them both down. Davis pushes the ladder over, and he whips Fenix. Fenix reverses to SUPERKICK! Fenix goes up, tight rope PENALTY KICK! Penta FLIES out onto Fletcher! Fans are thunderous, Darius whips Fenix but Fenix slides out. Darius DIVES into him! LFI returns to the ring and fans boo. LFI build speed to DOUBLE TOPE! Dralistico takes out Darius, Rush takes out Aussie Open and Penta! Fans boo but Rush soaks it up. Wait, Taven is in the ring and Mike lifts Darius up! Taven builds speed, TOPE DOOMSDAY!!

Fans are thunderous and losing their minds over that one! The Kingdom says that was for Jay, and now they get a TABLE! Fans cheer as they set this table up ringside. Then they get another table! LFI brawls with the Lucha Bros then mock Cero Miedo. The Kingdom add on, and Rush pulls on Penta’s mask! Fans boo, but The Kingdom is setting up more tables?! That’s about four of them in a double decker! LFI POSTS Penta! Aussie Open attacks The Kingdom! They get ladders, even the really tall one on stage! The Kingdom attacks them back! LFI SMACKS Penta off the announce desk! The Kingdom get Aussie Open in double underhooks!

Fans fire up, but Aussie Open wrench out to kick low! They gut wrench the Kingdom, DOUBLE PILEDRIVERS on the stage!! Fans are losing their minds again! Rush PENALTY KICKS Penta against commentary! Then he ROCKS Dante! Aussie Open brings the biggest ladders to ringside, and they run around the way! The others try to run, but Dante gets SANDWICHED!! Fans are thunderous again, and now the ladders are put in the ring. Davis plays defense as LFI gets up, and Fletcher stands the ladder up. Mike stirs but he is busted open! Fletcher climbs, paws at the belts, but the Lucha Bros return!

Fenix CLUBS Fletcher, Penta CHOPS Davis, then Penta mule kicks Fletcher’s legs out! Fenix sends Davis into the ladder! The Lucha Bros climb, but LFI drags them down! Penta whips Rush, but Rush returns with a DESTROYER! Dralistico goes up the ladder but Fenix drags him back down into an Electric Chair! Dralistico fights, to POISON-RANA! LFI fist bump and fans boo as they climb. But Taven returns to drag Dralistico down! Rush goes after Taven, and DECKS him! Mike makes it up the ladder, but Rush also climbs. They see each other at the top, then decide to climb back down.

Fans fire up as the ladder is put aside, and these two are fired up! Rush paints himself with Mike’s blood, and they start firing forearms! Fans are thunderous as Mike gets the edge! Rush roars and fires them all back! Rush CHOPS, Mike CHOPS, now it’s a CHOP fight! CHOP after CHOP, neither man slowing down! Rush eggs Mike on, the CHOPS just keep going! They SLAP each other now! SLAP after SLAP! Rush ROLLING ELBOWS! Taven gets up to hit THE KING OF THE KING! Taven BOOTS Dralistico, runs, but into an OVERHEAD suplex onto a ladder! Jose the Assistant laughs at Taven’s pain while he writhes.

Dralistico staggers up and goes to Rush. Meanwhile, Fletcher takes the other tall ladder and sets that up as a bridge between ring and barriers! Dralistico sets the ladder up and he rallies the fans. Dralistico climbs, but Darius climbs up with him! Darius and Darlistico brawl to keep the other from grabbing belts. Dralistico sends Darius down, but Darius gives Dante a boost to the top! Now Dante brawls with Dralistico! Dante SMACKS Dralistico off the top, Darius YANKS him down! But Dralistico hurries to drag Dante down!

Dralistico whips Dante at Darius but Darius pops Dante up and over! Top Flight combines to TORNADO DDT Dralistico! Rush returns with a chair, CHUCKS it, but Darius catches it! Darius throws it back, then sets up, Dante runs in, FULL METAL POETRY IN MOTION! Rush goes down and fans fire up again! Top Flight climbs the ladder, but Aussie Open bring them down. Top Flight is sent into the rungs, and Aussie Open rearrange some things. Fenix returns to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Aussie Open kicks low, whips Fenix into the corner ladder, but Penta returns! Penta KICKS, CHOPS, repeat!

“CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs, into a BOOT SUPERKICK COMBO! Aussie Open DOUBLE HIP TOSS Penta onto the ladder! Fans are torn as Aussie Open reset the ladders, tall ladder being a bridge to the short ladder. Fletcher climbs, reaches up, but Dante SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICKS Fletcher down! ENZIGURI for Davis! Darius climbs, but Taven is after him! They are on the ladder bridge, Darius throws hands and SPANISH FLIES off the ladder! Mike climbs! Fans fire up, Mike reaches up but this ladder isn’t tall enough! Dante goes up to fire hands! Dante climbs up, looks to the belts, but also sees Mike, SUPER SUNSET POWERBOMB!

Dante climbs back up, but Aussie Open returns! They drag Dante down, into COREALIS!! Dante flounders away but Darius SUPERKICKS Davis! Darius then blocks Fletcher’s kick to PELE! Darius staggers, brings Fletcher up on the apron, but Fletcher hits back. Fletcher suplexes but Darius fights it! Darius ROCKS Fletcher, he wobbles, but Davis spins Darius! Butterfly suplex handoff, POWERBOMB onto the ladder bridge!! Fletcher’s bridge from earlier comes into play! Both men are writhing, and Dralistico tilt-o-whirl spin-out DDTs Davis! Dralistico fires up again, but he doesn’t climb. “This is Awesome!” as Darlistico climbs a corner.

Fletcher ROCKS Dralistico, Dralistico ROCKS him! SUPER FLYING RANA!! Fletcher hits commentary!! Fans lose their minds, Dralistico SUPERKICKS Mike! Dralistico whips him at the ring, but Mike rebounds to ROCK Dralistico! Mike brings Darlistico over, POWERBOMB on the ladder bridge! Taven is up top! FROG SPLASH through the ladder!! Taven breaks the ladder, and maybe Dralistico and himself! Fenix and Rush return to the ring, as does Davis. Fans are thunderous as Rush and Davis throw forearms on each other! Fenix moves ladders around, Penta brings one up. Davis rushes Rush, but Rush OVERHEAD suplexes Davis onto the wrecked ladder!!

The Lucha Bros finish their own ladder bridge situation, but Jose gets on the apron? But so does Alex! They start shoving, and Alex shoves Jose down! Alex jumps, misses, Jose DECKS him! Mike & Maria have a ladder, but Penta SUPERKICKS Mike! Mike falls back, the ladder brings Maria down with him! Fenix climbs, but Dante box jumps up! Dante is on the bridge, and he stops Fenix! Dante throws hands, but Fenix hits back! Fenix SMACKS Dante off the ladder, then shifts around. Fans chant, “PLEASE DON’T DIE!” as things are getting dicey. Fenix waistlocks, Dante holds on, and Dante throws elbows!

Fenix falls onto the ladder bridge! But Penta hurries up! Dante throws hands with Penta, Fenix gets off the bridge, and Dante SMACKS Penta off the rungs! But Penta fires body shots! Dante steps back, Penta climbs up and says “CERO! MIEDO!” But Dante hits back! Penta kicks away on Dante and Dante walks the ladder bridge. Penta follows, “CERO! MIEDO!!” SUPER DESTEROY THROW THE DOUBLE DECKER TABLES!!! OH GOD DANTE’S ANKLE!!! Dante’s foot is pointing the other direction!!! Medical hurries to help Dante and Darius hurries to his brother. Fans lose their minds, Fenix goes up the ladder!

But the Kingdom returns! Taven climbs to intercept Fenix while Mike sets up another ladder! The Kingdom beat up on Fenix, Fenix fights them both, and he KICKS Mike onto his ladder! Taven and Fenix brawl, Fenix BOOTS Taven onto the other ladder! Fenix reaches up, and brings the belts down! The Lucha Brothers win!!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers (NEW ROH World Tag Team Champions)

Penta and Fenix did it! They reached for the sky, and they add new belts to the collection! They’re ROH World Tag Team Champions for the first time in their careers, and they did it for their good friends, the Briscoes! And speaking of, Mark walks back out on stage, holding the original belts. And then out comes FTR! Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood were also rivals and friends of the Briscoes, they’re also here to congratulate the Lucha Brothers. Mark even hugs it out with The Kingdom, another team of friends and rivals. Will Fenix & Penta continue to #ReachForTheSky to carry on in Jay’s place?

 

ROH Pure Championship: Wheeler Yuta w/ Jon Moxley VS Katsuyori Shibata!

The Blackpool Combat Club’s Decoder has beaten great technicians, and even top students of the NJPW LA Dojo, though he did have to bend the rules. Will he be able to do that against The Wrestler? Or will he be the one getting bent?

A bit surprising that The Maniac is here, but it seems he is supporting his BCC teammates. Our judges for this match are Christopher Daniels, Pat Buck and Madison Rayne. The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belt is raised, and we see if Yuta is ready for the master!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and we are on the clock. Fans rally for “SHI-BA-TA!” as he and Yuta feel things out. They then test the waters with kicks, but both men stays clear. They feel it out again, clinch, and Shibata gets around to a waistlock. Yuta switches, Shibata switches to push Yuta down but Yuta scrambles. Shibata keeps on him, press, ONE and Shibata keeps the full mount. Shibata has a cover, ONE, but he keeps Yuta wrapped up. Yuta tries to slip away but Shibata waistlocks. Yuta stands, Shibata denies the switch and wrangles him to a chinlock. Yuta fights up, Shibata has the headlock, and then arm-drags!

Shibata floats, keeps the arm for a double wristlock, but Yuta fights around. Shibata waistlocks, they end up on ropes, but per referee discretion, this does not count as one of either man’s three ropebreaks, this is a neutral ropebreak. Shibata lets off, but Yuta puts Shibata on the ropes! Same situation, so the ref calls for the neutral ropebreak. Yuta lets off, but reels back, only for Shibata to hit him first! And again! And again! Shibata UPPERCUTS, runs, but fakes out the dropkick! Yuta avoids the Penalty Kick, and fans fire up! The two reset, Shibata slides but Yuta avoids the kick.

The two knuckle lock, Yuta shoots in but Shibata switches! Shibata pump handles to throw Yuta down, and Shibata gets the double wristlock! Yuta fights, but Shibata headscissors! Shibata pushes up to squeeze tight! Yuta endures, fights around, headstands and rolls to pop free. Shibata resets and fans applaud. The two feel things out, Yuta drop toeholds, and rear mounts. Shibata sits up, fireman’s carry takeover, but Yuta keeps his shoulders up. Shibata has the legs, stomps Yuta in the stomach then steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Yuta endures, fans “WOO~!” and Shibata adds pressure. Yuta wants to punch but Shibata just adds more pressure!

Yuta keeps trying, Shibata keeps on the pressure. Yuta keeps his shoulders up, tries to pry the hold, but Shibata just keeps on it. Yuta shakes his head, he isn’t giving up, but will he use the ropes? Yuta is conflicted as he reaches out, but Shibata drags him away! Shibata adds more pressure, even has a heel hook added! We pass five minutes in the 60 minute limit, and Yuta gives in to get the ROPEBREAK! That is his first, and Shibata lets off. Shibata snapmares Yuta and digs a knee into Yuta’s back. Yuta endures the chinlock, fans chant “F U YUTA!” Shibata sits Yuta up into a seated cobra, and he throws down elbows! HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL!

Fans fire up, Yuta flops and Shibata covers, TWO! Shibata keeps on Yuta, snapmares, then wraps on a headscissors! Shibata squeezes tight, it is almost a figure four necklock! Yuta endures, pushes back to a cover, TWO! Shibata lets Yuta go, but he keeps cool. The two circle, feel things out, knuckle lock, and Yuta rolls to wrench and wrangle Shibata. Yuta has the top wristlock, then STOMPS the arm! Fans duel, Yuta drops a knee on the arm! Cover, TWO! Yuta is annoyed but he gets the arm to wrench and ELBOW BREAKER! And again! Snapmare, short arm scissor! Shibata fights, Yuta shifts, Yuta wants the armbar!

Shibata rolls, pushes Yuta back, and he turns Yuta over to a pump handle and flip! Shibata stomps Yuta right in the chest! Yuta gets up to CHOP, but Shibata doesn’t even flinch! Another CHOP, and another! Shibata just lets Yuta CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Then Shibata ROCKS Yuta with a forearm! Yuta is in the corner, Shibata kicks him, then kicks him again. The ref counts, Shibata still stomps. Shibata stops for just a moment, throws down forearms, then runs corner to corner. Yuta follows to ELBOW! Yuta brings Shibata out but Shibata switches. Yuta grabs at the ref, then LOW BLOW MULE KICKS!!

Fans boo, but Yuta then DECKS Shibata with a haymaker! That’s Yuta’s warning for closed fist to the face, but the ref missed the far more important foul! Fans boo harder but Yuta rains down forearms! Yuta slaps Shibata around, fans chant “F U YUTA!” but Yuta just soaks up the heat as he stands on Shibata at the ropes. The ref counts, Yuta steps off, and he brings Shibata up. Yuta suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO!! Yuta kicks Shibata around, taunts him, and CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! We pass 10 minutes, Yuta CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS in the corner! Shibata leans into them!

Shibata backs Yuta down, even as Yuta CHOPS, and then Shibata ROCKS him! Yuta sits down in a corner, Shibata stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Shibata digs his boot in. Shibata lets off at 4, and apologizes to the ref, while getting in sneaky mule kicks! Fans cheer as turnabout is fair play! Shibata lines up the shot, runs in, HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! The Shibata signature returns! Shibata HALF HATCH SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO! Shibata wraps on a chinlock, almost a sleeper. Yuta fights up, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! That’s the second, and then Shibata KNEES low! Then SAIDO! Cover, but Shibata pulls Yuta up!?

Shibata shakes his head, he doesn’t feel Yuta has been humbled yet. Shibata KICKS Yuta! And then stretches, before he KICKS Yuta again! Shibata eggs Yuta on, then KICKS him again! And again! Yuta snarls, Shibata KICKS him more and more! Yuta flops over and fans fire up! Shibata stands Yuta up, and Yuta SPITS at him! Then KICKS, CLUBS and repeat! Fans boo but Shibata hits back! Shibata runs, into a DROPKICK! Yuta ROCKS, snapmares, Shibata blocks the seatbelt but Yuta still has the cover, TWO! Yuta waistlocks, Shibata breaks free to ROCK Yuta with a forearm! Yuta rewinds in the ropes, but right into a palm strike!

Shibata keeps Yuta from falling, he puts on the SLEEPER!! Yuta is fading and fans are fired up! Yuta is red, Shibata lets off to PENALTY KICK!! Cover, SHIBATA WINS!!!

Winner: Katsuyori Shibata, by pinfall (NEW ROH Pure Champion)

Fans are thunderous as The Wrestler beats the upstart! The streamers fly in celebration! Shibata is truly back, maybe better than ever! And he still shows Yuta respect by offering the handshake. Yuta stands, and says no thanks. Fans boo Yuta again, will nothing humble the Decoder? Will Shibata bring this title all around the world to show everyone how it’s done?

 

ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli VS Eddie Kingston!

The Swiss Superman still believes the Mad King is not a man of honor, and therefore unworthy of the top title in Ring of Honor. But Eddie takes that with a grain of salt, considering the lack of honor Claudio himself has shown. Who will be THE champion of honor at the end of Supercard?

The introductions are made, the newly redesigned belt is raised, and a grudge that’s been building for a decade finally has it out!

Fans are already chanting, “F him up, Eddie, F him up!” And of course he Code of Honor is NOT upheld, Eddie flips Claudio off instead. The bell rings, and Eddie TACKLES Claudio to a corner! Eddie CHOPS, CHOPS, CHOPS and SLAPOS Claudio! Fans fire up as Eddie SLAPS him again! And again! Claudio staggers, Eddie eggs him on and CHOPS him again! And again! Claudio turns it around to CHOP! And CHOP! And UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT! UPPERCUT! Eddie staggers all the way out of the ring! Fans boo but Claudio soaks up the heat. Eddie drags himself up at the railing, the ring count climbs, but Eddie is dizzy.

Eddie gets a chair! Eddie gets in with the chair but the ref stops him. This is a standard match, he can’t use it. Eddie lets the chair go, he and Claudio approach, and then Eddie fires off fast hands! Claudio headlocks, Eddie powers out, and Eddie CHOPS Claudio on the return! Claudio sputters, Eddie headlocks him now. Claudio powers up to back suplex! But Eddie’s right up to CHOP! Eddie headlocks again, Claudio fights up, and Claudio puts Eddie in the corner. Fans rally for Eddie, Claudio lets off slowly, but Eddie kicks! And dropkicks the leg out! Claudio hobbles, Eddie gets the leg but Claudio fights free.

Eddie throws palm strikes, then he KICKS the leg out! Claudio does the splits, and not comfortably! Eddie ROCKS Claudio, fans chant for Eddie more, and Eddie CHOPS! And HEADBUTTS! Claudio hobbles but Eddie kicks the leg again! And again! And again! Claudio flops out of the ring now and fans fire up. Eddie builds speed!? Eddie DIVES into an UPPERCUT! Eddie falls back into the ring, and Claudio shakes out the bad leg. Claudio goes up the steps, gets in the ring, and he stalks Eddie to ropes. Claudio runs in to STRADDLE ATTACK! But Claudio’s leg jams a bit as he lands on the outside.

But Eddie still eggs Claudio on, and flips him off again! Claudio fires off forearms in the ropes! The ref reprimands, fans boo, but Claudio lets off to drag Eddie up. Claudio uses Eddie’s own shirt to keep him stuck as he throws hands! Then Claudio drags Eddie into a suplex to the floor! Fans fire up but the ref wants this back in the ring. Claudio leaves Eddie behind, and the ring count climbs. Eddie stirs at 3, sits up at 4, huffs and puffs at 5 and crawls to the ring at 6. Eddie gets in at 7, but Claudio is right after him. Claudio gets the legs but Eddie SLAPS and SLAPS and SLAPS! Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS!

Claudio hobbles, but he goes to a corner and climbs up. Claudio DIVING HEADBUTTS! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Claudio hobbles back over. Eddie staggers up, to CHOP! Claudio throws a forearm, and we’re back to a SLAP fight! Eddie backs Claudio down, the SLAPS keep going, and then Eddie fires off! Claudio trips Eddie to the SWISS SWING! But the bad leg gives up! Claudio lets Eddie go and flops out of the ring! Claudio hurries back in, he storms up on Eddie to cover, TWO! Eddie is still in this and goes to the corner. Fans rally, Claudio hobbles over while Eddie is dizzy. Eddie swings wild, misses, and Claudio UPPERCUTS!

Claudio puts Eddie up top and fans rally up. Claudio ROCKS Eddie, but Eddie CLAWS Claudio’s face! Claudio UPPERCUTS in return, but Eddie SLAPS! Claudio SLAPS, Eddie SLAPS, Claudio fires off on Eddie, then DROPKICKS! Eddie flops down, Claudio pushes him to the apron, and then Claudio climbs the corner. Claudio drags Eddie up to the top, throws hands, but Eddie pie faces and SLAPS back! Claudio fires forearms, and then SUPERPLEXES! Eddie flounders away, Claudio hurries over to cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this and Claudio grows frustrated, but fans rally up and duel!

Eddie slaps Claudio from below, kicks at him, but Claudio pushes Eddie back. Claudio sits Eddie up to KICK, CHOP and KICK! Eddie just flips Claudio off. Claudio DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, but Eddie rakes the eyes! The ref reprimands but Eddie still gets free. Eddie sits up to ROCK Claudio, CHOP him, and CHOP again! Claudio drags Eddie up, throws a forearm, but Eddie ENZIGURIS! Claudio wobbles, Eddie runs in and clotheslines Claudio up and out! Eddie builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up! Eddie drags himself to steel steps and Claudio flounders around.

Eddie kicks Claudio as the ring count starts. Eddie CHOPS! Claudio CHOPS! Eddie clinches to EXPLODER to the floor! Claudio crawls around the way, Eddie gets in the ring. Fans rally, Claudio rises at 7, but slides in at 8. Eddie goes up the corner, Claudio stands, and Eddie leaps, FLYING BULLDOG! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives and Eddie grows frustrated. Eddie brings Claudio up to SLAP! Claudio SLAPS back! They SLAP fight again, while on their knees! Claudio fires a flurry, then ROCKS Eddie! Eddie leans on Claudio, they stand, and Claudio ROCKS him again! Eddie shoots in, SAIDO, but Claudio blocks it to rain down elbows!

Claudio drags Eddie up, fans duel again, and Claudio throws more forearms! Claudio roars, swings, but misses! Eddie catches Claudio to the STRETCH PLUM!! Claudio drops to a knee, reaches out for ropes, but Eddie has the dragon sleeper and the armlock! Claudio falls to the mat, but he reaches the ROPEBREAK! Eddie lets go in frustration but fans fire up again. Eddie CLUBS Claudio, reels him in, but Claudio holds the rope to fight the saido! Eddie CLUBS him again! SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives and Eddie is beside himself! Fans rally up and Eddie snarls as he sits back up.

Eddie and Claudio stand, Eddie half nelsons but Claudio fights free! GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down and fans rally up again. Claudio drags Eddie up, fans rally, and the two lean on each other. Claudio throws a forearm but Eddie gives it back! Claudio throws another, and eggs Eddie on. Eddie throws a forearm, Claudio throws a forearm, repeat! Claudio gets the edge, he blocks the uraken! UPPERCUT! But Eddie BACKHANDS, then rebounds to BOOT! Claudio LARIATS!! Cover, TWO!! Eddie survives and fans fire up while Claudio sits and seethes. Claudio drags Eddie up, throws knee after knee after knee.

Claudio tucks the arm! RICO- NO, Eddie slips free! URAKEN!!! Claudio falls, Eddie falls on the cover, TWO!?!? Claudio survives and Eddie cannot believe it! The fans are thunderous for Eddie as he rises up, and he sees Claudio at the apron. Eddie storms over as Claudio sits up. Eddie joins Claudio on the apron, CHOPS and SLAPS, then clinches! Claudio holds ropes to block, then throws down elbows! And KNEES! And then the gut wrench, to GUT WRENCH PLEX Eddie to the floor! Fans lose their minds while Claudio crawls over and past Eddie. Eddie sputters as he sits up, and Claudio pops railing loose?

Eddie stands, Claudio SLAMS the railing into Eddie! The ref reprimands, but Claudio just SLAMS Eddie again! And again! The ref tells Claudio to stop, and Claudio drags Eddie up. Claudio puts Eddie in the ring, soaks up the heat, and he aims at Eddie. Eddie rises, Claudio runs in, UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!?!? Eddie gets that arm up and fans are thunderous! Claudio is stunned, but he shakes his head. Claudio brings Eddie up, tells him, “You’ll never get my respect!” And he SLAPS Eddie! Eddie URAKENS, but Claudio just laughs that off. Claudio CHIPOS, URAKEN hits harder!! Claudio staggers, into the suplex!

But Eddie’s back gives up! Claudio gets a SLEEPER, and he SWINGS Eddie like that! Then he brings Eddie in, Gotch lift, NEUTRALIZER!! Cover, ONE?!?!? WHAT?!? Claudio is freaking out but Eddie is furious, only for Claudio to UPPERCUT him back down! Cover, TWO!?!?!? Fans are thunderous for “EDDIE! EDDIE!” Claudio argues with the ref but somehow, that was still a two! Fans chant for “R O H! R O H!” as Claudio drags Eddie back up. Eddie SLAPS, Claudio fires off a flurry! UPPERCUT! UPPERCUT to the back of the head! Claudio then drags Eddie up, crosses the arms, RICOLA- RANA!!! Cover, TWO!!! Claudio sunsets, CLAUDIO WINS!!

Winner: Claudio Castagnoli, by pinfall (still ROH World Champion)

No one can believe it, but Claudio snatches victory from the jaws of defeat! He catches Eddie with a quick pin, and he survives this war! Yuta returns to celebrate with Claudio, the one BCC member still holding gold. However, Claudio will offer the Code of Honor. Eddie is wary of Yuta, though, and the ref tells Yuta to stop. But instead, the BCC are flanking Eddie. Wait! Here comes Shibata! The NEW Pure Champion makes his way back out here, he will not allow the BCC to tarnish tonight. Shibata and Eddie stare down Claudio and Yuta. Claudio and Shibata raise their titles, and then Shibata raises Eddie’s hand.

Fans cheer for Eddie and Shibata, but Claudio raises his belt again. Fans boo, but then cheer as Eddie raises his hand. Will Eddie have to scratch and claw to get back to a title opportunity? Will the Swiss Superman have to worry about The Wrestler coming for him soon?

Eddie gets a mic, makes sure it’s working, “Hello, hello. Is this on? Are we still on PPV? Are we, Paul? One minute? F***, sh*t, mother f***, I don’t care. Go ahead, HR, fine me, I don’t care. First off, ladies and gentlemen, please, give it up for a living legend, Shibata.” Fans cheer and Shibata waves. Eddie continues to say that they should give it up for Tanahashi. The fans cheer, and Eddie says he doesn’t care how long they have, he’ll keep going even if they go off the air. Usually, MJF gets thirty minutes on TV, let Eddie get five. Fans cheer and Eddie says if they’re going off the air, then real quick! Eddie isn’t going anywhere, he’s gonna beat Claudio’s ass!!

The fans cheer, Eddie and Shibata take their leave, and this is far from over! Will the BCC still be standing when Eddie gets through with them?


My Thoughts:

A great PPV event for ROH, though a little surprised they put this up against SmackDown on WrestleMania weekend. But just like with AEW, ROH had a great preshow, those four matches were all a lot of fun, with Cobb VS Tracy and Konosuke VS Mack on a TV main event level. And quite the surprise to see Dutch & Vincent (formerly Vinnie Marseglia) showing up. Definitely building some intrigue in the ROH Tag Division, and just ROH in general as those two were free agents fans were thinking would join in on the Wyatt 6 stuff in WWE. Seems not, despite how much Uncle Howdy poses like Dutch and has hair like Vinnie.

The AAA Mega Championship was an insane opener, definitely the most exciting match of the entire night. Vikingo retaining made sense, though, as this title wasn’t going to change hands in a non-AAA event. The ROH World Six Man Tag was really good, with a great showing from Blake, Fox & Metalik even in losing. The Women’s Championship was great stuff, but a bit scary as Yuka got stuck between cannonball and just jumping, so it was more a spear or DDT situation. Athena winning makes sense, though, the ROH title is going to stay in ROH and the states, as there are still many possibilities for Athena’s next challenger.

A little surprised that Mark didn’t win the TV title. I thought that would’ve been a great moment for everyone, especially the Briscoe family. I’m not sure who would even be next for Joe anyway, but I guess that’s what the next round of ROH TV will be about. Great match from Tanahashi and Garcia just for having a great match, and it makes sense Tanahashi wins. Garcia is good, but he’s not better than the Ace just yet. The tag team ladder match was amazing stuff, but there are no words for how unfortunate and painful for Dante Martin to break his ankle. Top Flight just can’t stay healthy long enough for them to get to where they should be, and my heart goes out to them.

In the end, Lucha Brothers winning was the right choice. They are Faces like the Briscoes, they are an amazing brother tag team like the Briscoes, and they can fight all the Heel teams waiting in the wings. It was also a heartwarming moment to have Mark, the Lucha Bros, FTR and even The Kingdom hug it out because of how much they all loved Jay. There was almost a Face turn for The Kingdom through this match because I think the fans started to cheer for them. They were the ones to get busted open but kept fighting, and with Top Flight out of commission now, they don’t have that feud. Maybe The Kingdom can feud with LFI and be Faces by default.

And great thinking to have the BCC matches back to back. I am actually surprised Shibata won the Pure title, but perhaps he won because he stays stateside with the LA Dojo and NJPW Strong. And the world title match was awesome, though I’m surprised they went with a sunset flip to finish. I suppose that keeps Eddie strong even in losing since it wasn’t one of Claudio’s finishers. And great stare down moment with Shibata backing Eddie up against Yuta and Claudio. Eddie wants after Claudio, but I would love if Shibata got a match with Claudio. Eddie can probably take the title in the rematch, but Shibata would have to drop the Pure title before picking up another.

My Score: 8.9/10


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Mitchell’s NJPW New Japan Soul Results & Report! (6/23/24)

The G1 Climax awaits!

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Who moves on to Korakuen Hall?

A Block started their G1 Climax qualifier series, now B Block begins! Will it be Toru Yano or Boltin Oleg? Will it be TJP or Satoshi Kojima?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • El Desperado & Shoma Kato VS DOUKI & Yuya Uemura; Douki & Yuya win.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Katsuya Matsumoto VS Tomohiro Ishii & Tomoaki Honma; Ishii & Honma win.
  • Six Man Tag: Just5Guys VS The United Empire; The United Empire wins.
  • HENARE & Callum Newman VS Yujiro Takahashi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru; Henare & Callum win.
  • Bishamon VS Chase Owens & Gedo; Bishamon wins.
  • G1 Climax 34 A Block Qualifier First Round: Toru Yano VS Boltin Oleg; Oleg wins and advances to New Japan Soul in Korakuen Hall.
  • G1 Climax 34 A Block Qualifier First Round: TJP VS Satoshi Kojima; TJP wins and advances to New Japan Soul in Korakuen Hall.
  • 8 Man Tag: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS The House of Torture; LIJ wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

G1 Climax 34 A Block Qualifier First Round: Toru Yano VS Boltin Oleg!

While they’re once again NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions alongside The Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi, neither The Joker or The Rook was going to pass up this chance! Will Yano take it easy on Oleg here? Or will this tank from Kazakh steamroll his way through the Summer?

The bell rings and the fans rally up. The two shake hands to show there’s sportsmanship, then they tie up. They go back and forth on the clinch, but Oleg powers Yano back to the ropes. The ref counts the break, Oleg lets off slowly, and the fans applaud. Yano and Oleg reset, circle and feel things out. They go around, Yano slips away but comes back. Oleg avoids the takedown to get a leg, and they roll into the ropes. The ref counts, Oleg lets off and the fans applaud. They go again, clinch, and Oleg waistlocks. Yano slips away, they tie up again, but Oleg powers Yano back onto the ropes. The ref counts, both men let off slowly, but still joke for position.

The ref gets between the two, Oleg backs away, and the fans cheer as they reset. Oleg and Yano clinch, fight for control, then back up. They feel things out, Oleg gets around to a waistlock, and he has the gut wrench! Oleg brings Yano up but Yano scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Oleg lets off clean and Yano bails out. Yano is frustrated by how good Oleg is, and he splashes water everywhere! Yano gets his favorite red chair, the ref goes to stop him but Yano shoves him aside. Yano takes a seat on the ramp and dares Oleg to come get him! So Oleg goes out after him! Yano JAMS Oleg up, then SMACKS him on the back!

Yano drags Oleg up, and wraps him up with the apron skirt! That’s an extra large sushi roll! Yano shoves Oleg down, gets in the ring, and the ring count starts. Yano meanwhile unties a buckle pad! Oleg wriggles out of the wrap but he’s still down at 10 of 20! Oleg gets completely free by 15, and he slides in at 16! The fans cheer but Yano kicks low! Yano whips Oleg into the bare buckles! Yano tells fans to leave him alone, Oleg’s tough! Yano clamps onto Oleg’s shoulders, pushes him down to a cover, TWO! Wait, the ref finds the bit of wrist tape Yano was using to choke Oleg! The ref reprimands but Yano pretends he has no idea how that got there.

Yano storms up on Oleg, brings him around and whips him back into the bare buckles! Oleg falls over, the ref reprimands but Yano kicks Oleg and eggs him on. Yano stands Oleg up to HIP TOSS! Cocky cover, TWO! The fans applaud but Yano stomps Oleg in frustration. Yano scuffs Oleg, eggs him on, then stands him up again. But Oleg fires a forearm! Yano CLAWS Oleg’s eyes! The ref reprimands, Yano whips, but Oleg reverses. Yano avoids bare buckles, then dodges to send Oleg back in! Yano runs, but Oleg runs him over! The fans fire up with Oleg, and he scoops Yano to SLAM! Oleg runs to SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Yano stays in this but the fans rally behind Oleg. Oleg drags Yano up with the gut wrench! Time to Shake, Rattle and THROW! Oleg kips up! The fans fire up and Oleg storms over to Yano. Oleg whips, but Yano holds ropes and taunts Oleg! Oleg runs up but Yano sidesteps and clinches, for a BELLY2BELLY! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Oleg and Yano stir, but Yano is up first. Yano brings Oleg up but Oleg ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! And again! Oleg runs, but Yano atomic drops! Yano trips Oleg, has the legs, and CATAPULTS him into buckles! Oleg staggers up, Yano fires up and he fireman’s carries!

Yano gets Oleg up but Oleg fights free of the bomb! Oleg SHOTGUNS Yano away! The fans fire up as Yano goes to a corner, and Oleg runs in! STINGER SPLASH from the big man, then he scoops to SLAM! Oleg jumps over Yano to go up and up and VADER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Yano survives but the fans are still with Oleg! Oleg drags Yano up, fireman’s carries, and KA- NO, Yano slips free to roll Oleg, TWO! Oleg runs up, but Yano hooks him to a backslide! TWO!! Oleg escapes, Yano swings, but Oleg gets around! Yano grabs the ref to LOW BLOW! And CHOP BLOCK! Cover, TWO!! Oleg stands, blocks the takedown, and he powers Yano into a PANCAKE! OLEG WINS!!

Winner: Boltin Oleg, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Yano tried all the tricks in the book but Oleg could not be stopped! There’s still respect between them, but will The Rook show what he’s really capable of against The Ace?

 

G1 Climax 34 A Block Qualifier First Round: TJP VS Satoshi Kojima!

Public Enemy just finished up a round robin in the form of the Best of the Super Juniors, but now he’s looking to go even bigger! But will he be able to conquer this qualifier for the United Empire? Or will things be real cozy here tonight?

The bell rings and the fans rally up and duel, “T J P! T J P!” “KO-JI-MA! KO-JI-MA!” The two circle, tie up, and are in a deadlock. Kojima digs his heels in and shoves TJP away, but TJP stands right up. The two go again, tie up, and TJP waistlocks. Kojima wrenches out to wristlock, but TJP rolls, spins, cartwheels, breaks free, but Kojima swats the dropkick away! The fans cheer as TJP handsprings back up. TJP and Kojima circle, feel things out, then tie up. TJP headlocks, but Kojima fires body shots. Kojima powers up and out, TJP RAMS him, but Kojima stays put! TJP runs again, RAMS Kojima, but he bounces off!

The fans rally up, and TJP stomps Kojima’s foot! TJP runs to run Kojima over! TJP keeps moving, but Kojima stay slow, then hip tosses TJP down! Kojima runs to run TJP over! TJP bails out and fans cheer Kojima’s dancing pecs! Kojima goes out to stomp TJP, then he CLUBS TJP. Kojima CLUBS TJP more, then brings him around to whip. TJP reverses and Kojima hits railing! TJP runs up to BOOT Kojima, then he fires haymakers. The ref reprimands, TJP CLUBS Kojima then puts him in the ring. TJP then drags Kojima up, bumps him off buckles, and CHOPS! TJP CHOPS again, the fans rally up, and TJP uses the MACHINE GUN CHOPS!

The fans are torn but Kojima gets in TJP’s face! Kojima CHOPS TJP off his feet! The fans rally up, Kojima stomps TJP to ropes, then he CLUBS TJP on the neck. Kojima CHOKES TJP on the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and the fans cheer. Kojima drags TJP up, reels him in and turns him, NECKBREAKER! Cover, ONE!! Another cover, TWO! TJP toughs it out but Kojima stays focused. The fans rally, Kojima stomps TJP, then stands TJP up. Kojima ROCKS TJP, stomps him at the ropes, then fires hands. TJP goes to a corner, kicks back, then fires hands! TJP backs Kojima down, but Kojima body shots!

Kojima ROCKS TJP and TJP staggers to ropes. Kojima stomps TJP, brings him up and whips, but TJP goes Spider-Man! Kojima runs in, TJP slips under to sunset flip, then he steps through to trap an arm! DARK SACRIFICE! Kojima clutches his arm as he bails out of the ring. The fans rally with TJP and he builds speed to go up and up and FLYING DROPKICK! Kojima staggers, the fans cheer, and TJP stands back up. CANNONBALL! Down goes Kojima and the fans rally again. The ring count starts, TJP catches his breath before he brings Kojima up at 8. But Kojima SWEEPS the legs and TJP falls on the apron!

Kojima goes up after TJP, reels him in, and APRON DDTS!! TJP flops down to the floor while the fans rally up again. Kojima is in the ring but a new count starts. TJP stirs at 8 of 20, slowly sits up, and uses railing to stand at 12. TJP stumbles, falls, and crawls over at 15. TJP stands at 17, flounders with the apron skirt, but is in at 19! Kojima stomps TJP to a corner then CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then MACHINE GUN CHOPS! Kojima shows TJP how it’s done! The fans fire up as Kojima goes an extra round before he CHOPS TJP down! Kojima then whips TJP corner to corner, runs up and forearm SMASHES!

Kojima shoves TJP down, shouts that he’s coming after the bastard, but TJP DROPKICKS Kojima first! The fans rally, TJP goes corner to corner and ELBOWS! Kojima sits down and the fans rally up! TJP gives Kojima the scrubbing! TJP runs side to side, to BOOT WASH! The fans fire up and want it one more time! TJP obliges and gives more scrubs to Kojima’s face. TJP runs, but Kojima kicks him low! Kojima fires off forearms, then a ROLLING ELBOW, a kick, and a DDT! The fans fire up while both men are down! Kojima rises, he storms over to TJP and drags him up, then cravats. TJP fights but Kojima CLUBS him!

TJP powers up and slips through to an IRON OCTOPUS! Kojima endures, stomps his way forward, reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! TJP lets go but the fans rally up again. TJP aims, springboards, and FLYING DDTS! Cover, TWO!! Kojima survives and the fans fire up again. TJP goes to a corner, pounds the mat and fans clap along. “T! J P! T! J P!” TJP runs up but Kojima blocks the knee! Kojima kicks low and COZY CUT- NO, TJP handsprings through the cutter! And basement dropkicks in return! The fans fire up and TJP goes to a corner! ONE BY ONE!! Cover, TWO!! Kojima survives and the fans fire up again!

TJP points to a corner and calls his shot! TJP makes sure Kojima is in the drop zone, and he goes up top! MAMBA FLOP as Kojima moves! COZY CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives and the fans fire up again! Kojima stays cool, and he powers up the arm! Off comes the elbow pad! Kojima runs, but into a BOOT! JUMP SOBAT! TJP runs, into a LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! TJP survives again but Kojima drags him back up. The fans rally, Kojima suplexes, BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!!! TJP is still in this and the fans fire up! Kojima powers up again, and he runs, into a SUPERKICK! Kojima rebounds, but into a clinch, and MOUSE TRAP! TJP WINS!!

Winner: TJP, by pinfall (advances to the next round)

Even TJP is surprised that finished it! A major win over the Major League Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, but even bigger is that TJP is one step closer to the G1! But will Public Enemy be able to take down The Holy Emperor in Korakuen Hall?

 

8 Man Tag: Los Ingobernables de Japon VS The House of Torture!

Now, don’t be confused, this match did happen yesterday, too. But now, Yoshinobu Kanemaru is swapped out for Dick Togo! Will he be a spoiler for Bushi, Titan, Yota y Naito? Or will things still be tranquilo in the Summer heat?

Wait, Sho gets the mic just like he did last night. He again talks trash on LIJ, and says he hates having to be here in Ibaraki. Sho then asks Young Lion Katsuya Murashima where he’s from. Right here in Ibaraki. The fans cheer but Sho says no wonder he’s a loser! And then The House beats up on Murashima! LIJ protests but poor Murashima already flops out of the ring. Sho says The House is gonna prove LIJ are loses, just like Murashima and Ibaraki! The teams finally sort out, and after LIJ fist bumps, Naito steps to Evil. The fans rally for “NA-I-TO!” and that annoys The House, but Naito and Evil slowly circle.

The two feel things out, Evil knowing Naito’s tricks. But speaking of tricks, Dick jumps in to CLOBBER Naito! The fans boo and Red Shoes reprimands but Evil stomps away on Naito. Evil and Dick stand on Naito, Red Shoes reprimands more, but Evil tags Sho. The Murder Machine talks trash as he stomps Naito, then he DECKS Bushi! Sho stomps Naito more, whips him to ropes, but Naito reverses to kick low. Bushi gets in to RANA! The fans cheer, and Naito cravats Sho for a neck wrench. Naito brings Sho to the corner, Bushi tags in, and Bushi goes up to MISSILE DROPKICK Sho down! And Bushirooni!

The fans fire up, Bushi runs in to ELBOW Sho! Sho takes a swing, but Bushi ducks and spins Sho to a DDT! Cover, TWO! Bushi tags Titan and the fans rally up. Sho stands, Titan springboards in, CROSSBODY! But then Narita throws Titan down by his mask! Titan kips up to PELE Narita! Titan dodges Sho, knuckle locks and CHOPS, then goes up and up! Titan tightrope walks, jumps, but Evil distracts Red Shoes so Dick can LASH Titan with his belt! Sho then shoves Titan down and Evil BLASTS Naito off the apron! The fans boo but The House goes after LIJ on the outside! Another LASH from Dick’s belt and Titan staggers!

Dick CLOBBERS Titan into No Man’s Land, Sho & Evil double whip Naito hard into railing, and Narita is after Yota in the crowd! The fans boo, but Evil RAMS Naito into the timekeeper! Down goes Abe-san and the fans boo more. Red Shoes reprimands Evil but he misses Sho & Dick CHOKING Titan at the ropes! Red Shoes finally sees, Sho lets off and brings Titan around to bump off buckles. Tag to Dick and he CLUBS Titan on the back. Dick bumps Titan off more buckles, then climbs up to go after the mask! The fans boo, Red Shoes reprimands, but he’s busy stopping Evil as he has Dick’s belt! Dick almost has Titan’s mask off!

The cameramen are respectful enough to move so we don’t see any of Titan’s face, and then Red Shoes makes Dick stop. Titan gets his mask back on but Dick CLAWS Titan’s back! Dick then brings Titan around, tags Narita, and they mug El Inmortal. Titan drags Titan up, whips him to ropes, then ELBOWS him down! Cover, TWO! Narita BOOTS Yota off the apron just because, and then he tags Evil. Evil CLAWS Titan’s back, then he brings Titan around to wrench and whip into the corner. Evil clotheslines Titan, tags Sho, and Narita distracts Red Shoes so Dick can climb! The fans boo but Titan still suffers the DICK CHOP! Evil covers, TWO!

Evil argues the count but the fans cheer. Evil stands on Titan’s head, talks trash, and the fans boo again. The fans rally for “L I J! L I J!” “TI-TA-NN! TI-TA-NN!” Evil fireman’s carries but Titan slips free. Evil kicks, whips, but Titan reverses then goes Matrix! CALF KICK! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Titan hurries over, hot tag to Yota! The fans fire up and Yota fires forearms on Evil. Yota whips, Evil reverses but Yota ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! Dick runs in but Yota dodges, to then scoop and BACKBREAKER! Yota BLASTS Narita, DECKS Sho, but Evil kicks low! Evil reels Yota in, but Yota suplexes first! Cover, TWO!

The fans fire up with Yota and he brings Evil up. Yota fireman’s carries, but Evil fights free. Evil waistlocks, Yota elbows free and runs, but Narita is there with his pushup bar! Red Shoes reprimands Narita but Evil puts Yota in a corner. Evil blocks a boot, puts Yota in the ropes, then WOE STOMPS him down! Tag to Narita and he drags Yota up. Narita whips Yota to a corner, runs in and ELBOWS, then goes side to side to JUMP KICK! Narita doesn’t stop, he scrapes Yota’s face off ropes! Narita runs to BOOT Yota down! Cover, TWO! Yota is still in this and the fans rally up. Narita brings Yota up, Yota takes a swing, but Narita catches him to a SLEEPER!

The fans rally as Yota endures and reaches out. Narita pulls hair to bring Yota away from ropes. Yota breaks free to hit the BACKBREAKER, COMPLETE SHOT and STOMP! Both men are down and the fans fire up! Yota crawls over, hot tag to Naito! The fans cheer again and Naito fires hands on Narita. Naito kicks, CLUBS and whips Narita, to then arm-drag! Narita comes back but into an ELBOW! Basement DROPKICK! Naito hauls Narita up and turns him for a NECKBREAKER! The fans cheer as Naito poses, and he storms over to the corner. Naito hops up, brings Narita up, but Narita breaks free, so Naito BOOTS him!

Naito runs in, Narita redirects him into a cheap shot from Dick! Then Narita KNEE STAMPS Naito down! The House blasts LIJ, and Evil gets Naito to a corner. Evil and Dick double whip Naito to the corner, then Dick runs in to BACK ELBOW! Sho runs in to FOREARM SMASH! Evil runs in to clohtesline! And FISHERMAN BUSTER! Dick covers, TWO! The fans fire up but Evil argues with Red Shoes. But this is all a distraction so Dick can use the SPOILER CHOKER! The fans boo but Naito powers out and arm-drags Dick! Yota drags Evil out! Naito ELBOWS Dick, atomic drops, then Bushi basement dropkicks! ROLLING JACKKNIFE! TWO!!

Dick survives the combo but Naito wrenches him. Sho & Evil attack first! They whip Naito, but Naito stops himself! Titan springboards in to DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! Narita knees Titan, runs, but Titan DROPKICKS! The fans fire up as Titan builds speed, and he FLIES out onto The House! Naito fires ELBOWS on Dick, then Yota SUPERKICKS! Bushi hits a CODE BREAKER! Naito tops it off with DESTINO! Cover, LIJ wins again!

Winners: Los Ingobernables de Japon, by pinfall

The hot streak continues for LIJ, which also means the House of Torture keeps losing! Will they ever learn?

As for LIJ, Naito gets the mic like he did last night, and says “Buenas tardes, KAMISUUU~!” The fans cheer, and Naito notes that it has been one year since NJPW was last here. It makes him very happy to be competing in front of them again, here in the Kamisu Bousai Arena. And he is thankful that they all came out tonight to see them. Gracias, amigos! Naito then brings up that next Sunday, he will be in the United States to challenge Jon Moxley for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Naito acknowledges that he was the one who lost the title and let it go overseas, so he vows to bring it back. The fans cheer that!

Naito knows he still has to beat Moxley, but he asks until then, TRANQUILO! Assen na yo. And of course, it is time to close. And Naito’s pretty sure this is the first time they’ve had a role call here in Ibaraki. Are they ready? The fans cheer! Then New Japan Soul here in Kamisu Bousai Arena can only end one way! “Bushi, Hiromu, Takagi, Titan, Yota, y Naito! Nosotros! LOS! INGOBERRRRNABLEEEEEES~! DE! JA! PON!” LIJ is rolling, Naito is rolling, but will Naito rock New York and bring the title home?


My Thoughts:

Another solid night for New Japan Soul, and a great night for The United Empire as they sweep the card, while also getting TJP to the next round of the qualifiers. I personally would love seeing TJP get into the G1 Climax, really let him show what he’s got against the heavyweights. And great match from Yano VS Oleg, and I appreciate they gave Oleg the win here. Oleg VS Tanahashi is gonna be good stuff, too, but I feel like Tanahashi moves on to the B Block qualifier finals. And then another fun 8 Man Tag but of course Naito wins. Naito brings that momentum to Forbidden Door, Moxley probably has his own tune-up on Dynamite or something, and then as I said before, I would hope Naito wins the title back and brings it with him into the G1.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (6/22/24)

Will Will Ospreay stay golden?

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An episode with truly international flavor!

While Will Ospreay defends his AEW International Championship against Brian Cage, Kazuchika Okada takes on former mentor, Ultimo Guerrero! Will the champions stay strong on the Road to The Forbidden Door?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling; Joe, Hook & Shibata win.
  • Private Party VS Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith; Jericho & Bill win.
  • AEW Continental Championship Title Eliminator: Kazuchika Okada VS Ultimo Guerrero; Okada wins and denies Ultimo Guerrero a title match.
  • Six Man Tag: The Patriarchy VS The Iron Savages; The Patriarchy wins.
  • Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Lady Frost & Leyla Hirsch; Storm & Mariah win.
  • Malakai Black & Brody King VS Leon & Max St. Giovanni; Malakai & Brody win.
  • Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Matthew Menard; Hechicero wins.
  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Brian Cage; Ospreay wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

Six Man Tag: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata VS The Premier Athletes w/ Mark Sterling!

Three dangerous men joined forces out of respect for what each of them can do, but they aren’t getting much respect from others. But will the Samoan Submission Specialist, The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil & The Wrestler beat some respect into Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari & Josh Woods? Or can the Premier Athletes actually put their money where their muscles are?

The trios sort out, Joe starts against Nese and the fans sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Nese says not tonight. Nese and Joe tie up, Nese waistlocks, but he can’t lift Joe! Joe smirks, wrenches free, and wristlocks. Nese rolls, wrenches and headlocks. Nese’s team cheers but they’re the only ones. Joe powers up and out, then he runs Nese over! Joe smirks, stalks Nese to ropes, then brings him around. The fans fire up for Joe as he scoops, but Nese slips fere! Nese SOBATS, runs, but into an ELBOW! Tag to Hook and the fans fire up more! Hook puts Nese in a corner to fire off body shots! Hook throws hands, Nese shoves past him but Hook fires more shots!

Nese throws forearms on Hook, but Hook counter punches! Nese staggers, comes back, but Hook gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! Nese manages to land out and he STOMPS Hook down! Nese tags Daivari and they mug Hook with haymakers! The fans boo but Nese lets off. Daivari brings Hook up, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Daivari snapmares Hook, clamps on a full nelson and leans on the hold. The fans rally and Hook fights up, and he pries the hold open! But Daivari waistlocks! Hook elbows free, and hot tags to Shibata! Shibata storms in but he has to slow down as Daivari gets away to his corner.

Woods reaches out, so Daivari says here’s something for The Wrestler. Daivari tags Woods in, he steps to Shibata, and they fire forearms! The fans rally up as the shots keep going, then Shibata gets the edge! Woods trips Shibata, goes for an arm, but Shibata slips right around to go for the arm! Woods goes for Shibata’s arm, but Shibata goes after Woods again! Woods powers through to get the arm, but then Shibata slips around, changes sides, and has the ARMBAR! Woods scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The fans cheer as Shibata lets off and CLUBS away on Woods. Shibata cranks the arm for a double wristlock but Woods throws body shots!

Shibata leg scissors to trip Woods! KNEEBAR! Nese storms in to stomp Shibata! The fans boo, Woods tags Nese in. Nese stomps Shibata around, then taunts the fans. The fans boo but Nese CHOPS Shibata. Shibata doesn’t flinch! Nese CHOPS again, but Shibata eggs him on! Nese throat chops! Nese whips, Shibata reverses, but Nese ELBOWS back! Nese goes up and up and QUEBRADAS, but Shibata steps aside! Everyone’s learning from Joe now! The fans fire up and Joe smiles. Shibata then tags Joe in, and he stalks Nese. Nese rises up, into the JABS! JABS! JABS! Joe fires off fast hands, CHOPS Nese down, but Sterling gets on the apron!

Joe scares Sterling off, but this is all a delay tactic so Nese can crawl, and Woods can HOTSHOT Joe! The fans boo but Nese brings Joe around, BULLDOG HOTSHOT! Joe staggers, Daivari tags in! Nese & Daivari mug Joe, run, and DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! Daivari covers, ONE!! Joe is still tougher than that! Woods tags in, he and Daivari mug Joe, and then Woods CLUBS away on Joe’s chest! Cover, ONE!! Joe is still tougher than that so now Daivari tags back in. Daivari and Woods mug Joe, then Daivari stands Joe up. Daivari throws hands, but Joe hits back! They go back and forth, Joe gets the edge, but Daivari CLAWS the eyes!

Daivari sucker punches Shibata down! Daivari whips, Joe reverses and sweeps the legs! SENTON! The fans fire up, hot tags to Hook and Nese! Hook rallies on Nese, wrenches and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Woods runs in but Hook KNEES him down! Nese gets up, but into the clinch! TAZ PLEX! The fans fire up and Hook stalks Nese, to give crossface forearms! Daivari runs up, Hook DECKS him! Woods gets in to GERMAN SUPLEX! Hook tumbles, but Shibata tags in! Shibata ROCKS Woods, BOOTS Nese, BOOTS Daivari, then STO for Woods! Shibata runs up at Nese for a BOOT! Shibata fires off forearms and the ref counts.

Shibata goes corner to corner to HYDRAULIC DROPKICK! Shibata drags Nese up, SNAP HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Nese survives, but ends up in an ARMBAR!! Nese endures, but he taps! Shibata’s team wins!

Winners: Samoa Joe, Hook & Katsuyori Shibata, by submission

The Premier Athletes did prove they’ve got guts, but not enough to overcome this trio of warriors! Will Joe, Hook & Shibata find themselves on the road to trios gold?

 

The Bang Bang Gang speaks.

Juice Robinson says, “Apparently… AEW isn’t gonna recognize the fact that I was anointed one-quarter of the AEW Unified Trios Champions!” Austin says he’s pissed, Colten confirms that is true, and adds that apparently, The House of Black still gets their shot. At least, once Buddy’s leg gets better. And apparently, PAC cares!? He interrupted their match, he pushed Juice off the top, and then he flipped Austin off! But that’s good. Because their fearless leader, Jay White, is off training his butt off. You thought EIGHT abs was something? Jay will be coming back with TEN! SO Pac, you better hope you don’t see The Switchblade in the Owen Hart Cup!

Because then, The Bastard will do more than just “care” now. He’ll cry to sleep! And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for ya! GUNS UP! Bullet Club Gold is taking aim at a lot of different targets, but will they be able to hit the mark?

 

Private Party VS Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey w/ Bryan Keith!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy have been busy this week. They got called out by The Learning Tree on Dynamite, they put in a fast and furious match last night on Rampage, and now they’ll be entering the “Jericho Vortex” when they take on Big Bill and the man himself. But will Quen & Zay teach Jericho something about not looking down on the younger guys? Or will Jericho ruin the fun #ForTheWorld?

The teams sort out and Jericho starts against Quen. The fans rally up and Jericho says here’s a free lesson from The Learning Tree. Then he tags out to The Redwood. Bill steps in, sporting new gear that quotes Tony Schiavone, on the butt… Bill and Quen tie up, Quen gets around and headlocks. Bill powers out and runs Quen right over! Because as the shorts say, “Too much man!” Bill mocks the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” then he stands Quen up. Bill CHOPS Quen, drags him up, then CHOPS him again! Bill keeps Quen in the corner, and he ROCKS him with a right. Then Bill TOSSES Quen across the way!

Bill mocks the dancing, runs corner to corner, and he SPLASHES Quen! Quen was practically smothered by that move! Quen falls over, but Bill stands him back up, and gives a thumbs up before he TOSSES Quen again! Quen writhes, goes to ropes, then the corner. Bill runs in again, but Quen dodges the splash! Bill staggers, Quen goes up, and Quen leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Bill staggers, Quen is on him in a corner! Quen rains down fists, Bill stops him at 6, then DECKS him! Jericho applauds, and Bill tags him in. The fans are torn as The Learning Tree waves, and Bill hoists Quen way up! Jericho “helps” SLAM Quen down!

Jericho & Bill wave, then Jericho stands Quen up to CHOP! Jericho CHOPS again, then whips corner to corner. Jericho runs up but Quen BOOTS him! Quen goes up and leaps to FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE! Then hot tag to Zay! The fans rally as Zay TACKLES Jericho and rains down fists! Jericho pushes him away but Zay comes back, another TACKLE and more fast hands! Jericho tries to get away but Zay fires off high and low and all around! Jericho CLAWS eyes! The fans boo but Jericho brings Zay up. Zay CHOPS, fires more forearms, then just more and more and more! Zay runs, but Jericho sends him out!

Quen is there, for SILLY STRING! Jericho tumbles, Zay covers, TWO!! Jericho survives, Quen tags in, and he TACKLES Jericho! Quen fires off hands just like Zay! Quen stomps Jericho around, runs, but Bad Apple Bryan Keith trips him! The fans boo, but then Jericho CLOBBERS Quen! Jericho waves to the fans, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Jericho takes his time waving to all sides of the arena, then he drags Quen up. Jericho hits a BIG back suplex, then has the cocky cover, ONE! Jericho perhaps returning the favor from last night there, but Jericho bumps Quen off buckles. Tag to Bill and Bill stomps away on Quen! Jericho adds on, the ref counts, and Bill digs his boots in. The ref counts more, Bill lets off with applause, and then Bryan CHOKES Quen! Bill SUCKER PUNCHES Kassidy! The ref reprimands but Bill goes back to Quen. Bill mocks the “Shots! Shots! Shots!” then CLUBS Quen on the back. Then SLAPS Quen down! Bill mocks the shots more, then mockingly cheers.

Bill drags Quen up, puts him on ropes, and RIPS his shirt open to CHOP him down! Quen sputters, Bill drags him up and tags in Jericho. They mug Quen in the corner, then Jericho brings Quen around. Quen fires hands first! Quen runs, but Jericho DROPKICKS him down! Jericho waves to the fans again, then he drags Quen up. Collision returns to single picture, Jericho bumps Quen off buckles, then Jericho puts Quen up top. Jericho CHOPS Quen, climbs, and wants his “branches” to fire up. The fans are torn, but Jericho has Quen on the very top, but Quen throws hands! Quen shoves Jericho down, and the fans rally up!

Quen adjusts, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jericho survives and Quen is frustrated. Quen and Jericho crawl, hot tag to Zay! Zay springboards to CROSSBODY! Zay keeps moving, he ducks ‘n’ dodges, then DROPKICKS! Bill storms in, but Zay DUMPS him out! Zay then triangle jumps to DROPKICK! That’s Jericho’s move! Zay then kicks and hits a STUNNER! Then a STUNNER for Bill! The fans fire up and Zay runs up to SUNSET BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and shocks Zay! Bryan coaches Jericho, Zay tags Quen. Private Party mugs Jericho, then Quen whips Jericho to a corner. Quen runs up to SPLASH!

Quen brings Jericho around again, SOBAT and SOBAT! Quen runs, but Jericho THROAT CHOPS! Then LIONSAULTS! But onto knees! Quen holds Jericho, Zay uses him as a step to FLY onto Bill! Then Zay hurries back and goes up again! Quen sets Jericho up again, SWANTON BOMB! Quen climbs now, for the 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Quen can’t believe it! Tag back to Zay, but Bill returns! The ref is busy with Bryan, too! Zay springboards, into a BOOT! The Redwood slips away, Bryan hops down, and Jericho covers Zay, TWO?!? Zay survives and the fans fire up!

Jericho huffs ‘n’ puffs, drags Zay up, but Zay is dead weight. Jericho KNEES Zay, then KNEES him again. Jericho says if Zay wants to be a threat, he has to fight. So Zay fires off fast hands and CHOSP! Zay whips, Jericho reverses, but Zay KICKS, then RAN- NO! Jericho turns Rana into WALLS OF JERICHO! Zay endures, even as Jericho sits deep! The fans fire up as Zay fights around! Zay reaches out, and has the ROPEBREAK! Zay lets go in frustration but also exhaustion, so he tags to Bill. Bill storms up but into a mule kick! Zay runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, but into the BOSS MAN SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!? Zay survives and Bill is frustrated.

Bill mocks the shots again, gives a thumbs up, then he drags Zay up. But Quen runs in! Bill choke grips Quen, to CHOKE SLAM him onto Zay! Cover, TWO?!?! Zay survives and Bill is surprised! Bill tags Jericho back in, and Jericho climbs. Bill gets Zay up and brings him over, CHOKE- NO, Zay slips free and shoves Bill into Jericho! Jericho lands on his sapling, then Quen DROPKICKS Billy into him! Private Party DOUBLE LARIAT Bill out! Then they get Jericho set up! GIN & JUICE!! CODE BREAKER STYLE!! Quen CLOBBERS Bill, Zay covers, TWO?!?!? Jericho survives and no one can believe it!

The ref defends his count was fair but Zay can’t believe that math. Jericho is up, Zay fires off forearms! “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” Zay fires body “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” then runs to LARIAT! Zay is all fired up and the fans are with him! But Bill returns! Zay LION- NO, Bryan Keith CLOBBERS Zay!! The ref was busy with Bill, he missed that! Jericho drags Zay to a cover, Jericho’s team wins!

Winners: Chris Jericho & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall

Consider this one a 3v2 Handicap Match, because the Bad Apple got involved. And he even goes after Zay now! Quen goes after Bryan, but Bill & Jericho go after Quen, but Samoa Joe’s team runs out there! Joe LOW BLOWS Bill! Shibata and Hook go after Jericho and Bryan, but Jericho gets outta there! The Learning Tree wants nothing to do with this! So Shibata isolates Bryan’s arm, and STOMPS it!! Jericho feels Bryan’s pain, emotionally speaking. Joe gets a mic to say, “HI~, CHRIS~!” But week after week, Jericho has “graced” us with his presence, but Joe and his associates here have been talking. And every idea that falls from Jericho’s tree “absolutely SUCKS!”

The fans cheer but Joe isn’t done. Joe tells Jericho that they come from very different schools of thought. And the best ideas survive the crucible of combat! So that is what Joe suggests! Joe, Hook & Shibata VS Jericho and what’s left of his tree, come Forbidden Door! Will Jericho, Bill & Bryan be able to regroup in the eight days they have? Or will they be turned into the lumber that builds the school of Samoa Joe?

 

BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!

Though Will Ospreay and Swerve Strickland are Forbidden Door opponents, and hardly friends after how personal they’re making things, they must team together against The Gates of Agony! Will Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona crush the champions before they ever reach Long Island?

 

AEW Continental Championship Title Eliminator: Kazuchika Okada VS Ultimo Guerrero!

Christopher Daniels promised The Elite that they would face top tier competition for their titles, and he finally realized who would be best for The Rainmaker: the man who mentored him while on excursion in Mexico! Will Okada be able to stay undefeated in AEW when facing one of CMLL’s best? Or will Ultimo Guerrero show him that he still has a lot to learn?

The bell rings and Okada stares Ultimo down. The fans rally up, the two circle, and Ultimo offers a handshake. Okada slaps the hand away, he no longer cares about his former sensei. The two tie up, Ultimo waistlocks, then he SLAMS Okada down. Ultimo facelocks, Okada wrenches out but Ultimo rolls and trips Okada. Ultimo rolls Okada but Okada arm-drags free, and the two stand! The fans fire up as they reset and go again. Ultimo gets his side of the crowd going, but Okada has plenty of fans, too. The two speed things up, Okada drops but Ultimo runs him over! Ultimo whips, Okada ducks ‘n’ dodges, but Ultimo CHOPS!

Ultimo scoops, Okada slips free, but Ultimo LARIATS! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, Ultimo stands first and he brings Okada around. Ultimo puts Okada in a corner to CHOP! Okada sputters, but Ultimo CHOPS again! And CHOPS again! Okada drops to a knee, Ultimo brings him up to scoop, and SLAM! The fans fire up, Okada slowly rises, but Ultimo is on him again. Ultimo CHOPS, and CHOPS, then brings Okada around. Ultimo whips Okada to ropes, then LARIATS him down! Ultimo stalks Okada to a corner, KNEES low, then KNEES low again! The ref counts, Ultimo snapmares Okada down then clamps on a chinlock.

The fans rally, Okada endures and fights around, but Ultimo pushes him down to get a leg. STRETCH MUFFLER! Okada endures, reaches out, ROPEBREAK! The ref counts in Español, and Ultimo lets go at 4. Ultimo stomps Okada to the corner, lets off again, but Okada powers up to Alabama Lift! REVERSE NECK- NO, Ultimo fights it to an IRON OCTOPUS! Okada hurries to the ROPEBREAK, and Ultimo lets off again. Ultimo whips Okada to a corner, runs in, but Okada pops him up to the Alabama! REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Okada scowls and the fans fire up while Collision goes picture in picture.

Okada goes back to Ultimo, drags him up, and CLUBS him. Okada TOSSES Ultimo out, goes out after him, and UPPERCUTS! Ultimo staggers, Okada UPPERCUTS him again, and Ultimo sits in a corner. Okada stands Ultimo up, to SMACK hm off the chair! Okada drags Ultimo up and puts him back in the ring, then takes his time stepping in. Okada brings Ultimo up, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Ultimo stays in this and Okada is annoyed. Okada paces, drags Ultimo up and DECKS him! Okada looms over Ultimo as Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Okada has Ultimo in a corner. Okada brings him up but Ultimo body shots! And CHOPS! Okada knees low, whips, and runs in to BACK ELBO! Okada goes corner to corner, but Ultimo follows to clothesline! Ultimo keeps moving, but then Okada follows! Ultimo dodges, and DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down! The fans fire up, the ref checks, and both men are still in this. Okada sits up first but Ultimo stands first. Ultimo whips, Okada reverses, but Ultimo pops Okada up to the apron! Ultimo sweeps the legs, fires up, and runs side to side to WRECK Okada with a dropkick!

The fans fire up and Ultimo goes out to the apron. Ultimo storms over to Okada, drags him up, and whips him into railing! Then he CHOPS! The fans fire up as Okada reaches out in pain. Ultimo storms up behind Okada, the ring count climbs, but Ultimo POSTS Okada at 7! Ultimo slides into the ring at 8, Okada flounders in after, and Ultimo eggs Okada on. Ultimo fireman’s carries, Okada slips free! Ultimo ELBOWS Okada, runs, but into the DROPKICK! Okada snarls and he drags Ultimo back up. Okada ripcords, but Ultimo ducks the lariat! Ultimo kicks low, runs in, but Okada avoids the splash! Okada fires forearms then goes up!

Okada pulls at Ultimo’s mask! The fans boo the disrespect, but Ultimo hits a RUNNING POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Okada stays in this but Ultimo rises up. Ultimo drags Okada up, puts him up top backwards, then climbs up behind him. Ultimo goes to the very top!? But Okada CLAWS at Ultimo’s face through the mask! Ultimo drops down, Okada climbs off the corner, and Okada ripcords! Ultimo ducks again, rolls Okada up, TWO!! Okada escapes and the fans fire up! Ultimo swings, but Okada gets around, and UNMASKS HIM! Ultimo does his best to cover up, but Okada ripcords! RAINMAKER!! Cover, Okada wins!

Winner: Kazuchika Okada, by pinfall (denies Ultimo Guerrero a title opportunity)

Despite how he got the win, Okada grins because for him, a win is a win! Will The Rainmaker be unstoppable now that he does what he wants?

 

Backstage interview with Top Flight.

Lexy Nair is with Dante, Darius & Action, and she congratulates Dante for making it into the AEW TNT Championship Ladder Match. Now, they wanted this time so what’s on their mind? Dante says the last time he was in a ladder match, he broke his leg. A broken fibula, a dislocated ankle. It took a lot of hard work for Dante to make it back here. He had to relearn how to walk, how to run, how to jump, and how to be himself again. But now, he’s going back in to that environment. A lot of people are saying that’s crazy. But it’ll take a little bit of crazy to become the NEW TNT Champion, so boys, at Forbidden Door, he’ll get some gold to celebrate with.

Lio Rush walks in and he wants to talk about last week. Action says before that, he does want to congratulate Lio Rush on the win last night. Lio appreciates that. And he asks if Darius is cool. Darius nods so Lio takes that. Lio tells Dante that when it came to last week, Lio is a man of his word. He has Dante’s back. Always has, always will. But come Forbidden Door, Lio is in the match, too, and he wants the TNT Championship for himself. Dante says same for him. So then see you there. Darius says they’ll see who the better man is. Top Flight heads out, but will the Bad Child make sure he’s the Man of the Hour in New York?

 

Six Man Tag: The Patriarchy VS The Iron Savages!

While Christian Cage still wants to be AEW World Champion, he also wants his “sons,” Nick Wayne and Killswitch/Luchasaurus, to succeed, too. So they are going to go after the AEW World Trios Championships as a family, no matter who they have to go through. Killswitchasaurus took out Jacked Jameson, Dirty Bulk Bronson & Beefcake Boulder all by himself, so will it be even easier when Captain Charisma & The Prodigy Son are with him? Or will everyone be sippin’ sauce and livin’ hoss on Saturday night?

Before the match, Jameson has a mic. He tells Christian that he has been a focal point on the biggest shows in wrestling since most of us were little kids. Christian is one of the greatest of all time, and is now better than he’s ever been. However, ever since coming to AEW, Christian’s been acting more like “Low T Loser!” A couple weeks ago, Christian had Killswitch take them out for no reason! Then he’s got that little peeper, Nick Wayne, who looks like Timothée Chalamet but even wimpier! But they ain’t going to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! They’re going to the milk farm in #TIDDYCITY!!

The fans are a little torn about that idea, but then The Patriarchy makes their entrance. But then Christian leaves?! No, he joins commentary! He’s leaving this all up to his “sons!” The teams sort out in this unofficial handicap match, and Luchasaurus starts against Bronson. The fans are on the dinosaur’s side, but Jameson says time to sip some sauce! Bronson grabs the cup and he CHUGS it! Bronson is all fired up, runs up on Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS him down! Nick wants in, so Luchasaurus tags. Nick swaggers around, toys with Bronson, then taunts Jameson. Nick eggs Bronson on, kicks him around, then KICKS Bronson ont he back!

Nick flexes but Bronson gets up! Bronson is literally twice as big as Nick! Bronson back suplexes, Nick lands out! Nick kicks and runs, but into a back drop! Christian coaches Nick from 30 feet away at the desk but Bronson says it is time for TIDDY! CITY~! Bronson sends Nick right into Boulder’s beefy chest! Nick sputters, Luchasaurus tags in! He CLOBBERS Bronson, BLASTS Boulder & Jameson, then TOSESS Bronson toa  corner! Luchasaurus fires off fast hands, whips corner to corner, then runs up to BOOT Bronson down! Christian says this is the most elite big man in the business. Boulder storms up, he grabs Luchasaurus!

Luchasaurus ELBOWS Boulder, SHOVES him up and out, but Jameson grabs Luchasaurus by the hair! Christian says that’s cheating! Well, he would know… Jameson CLUBS Luchasaurus, goes up, but Luchasaurus garbs him first! To THROW him down onto Boulder! Nick gets in, he gets a boost from Luchasaurus, SUPER PLANCHA onto the Savages! Christian says they are the next Trios Champions and it is not up for debate. Luchasaurus waits on Bronson, Bronson slowly staggers to his feet, and into the choke grip! But Bronson CLUBS at the arm! Bronson breaks free, fires hands over and over, then LARIATS!

Christian is upset but Luchasaurus stays up! Bronson LARIAT, then DISCUS LARIATS! Luchasaurus drops to a knee, Bronson fires back up, “I’M GONNA BUST~!” Bronson runs, but into the choke grip! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! And then Nick wants back in! Christian says to do it, so Luchasaurus tags. Luchasaurus gets Bronson up, Christian says now his boys need his help. WAYNE’S WORLD! Christian goes to ringside, and Nick gladly tags his “father” in. Christian then has his “sons” get Bronson up, and he says THEY are the next Trios Champions! KILLSWITCH for Bronson! Cover, Patriarchy wins!

Winners: The Patriarchy, by pinfall

Christian tops it off after his “sons” do the heavy lifting, but a win is a win. Will nothing stop The Patriarchy as they look to reign over AEW together?

 

Mercedes Mone visited Arena Mexico.

And she told Stephanie Vaquer this is why she’s the CEO. She flew all the way to Mexico just ot make a point. Mone said hola, and then stared Vaquer down. Mone knows Vaquer is NJPW Strong Women’s Champion for now, but that title is hers come Forbidden Door. But then Vaquer told Mone, “You’re in my house now, b*tch! And we speak Spanish here!” So Mone used the internationally understood SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! The fight was on, and Mone snatched both belts! Will Mone prove she is The CEO of the entire world? Or will she find out why Vaquer is La Primera?

 

Toni Storm & Mariah May w/ Luther VS Lady Frost & Leyla Hirsch!

While Mina Shirakawa is coming for The Leading Lady’s AEW Women’s World Championship and the spotlight, she also wants her Mariah back! Will Storm and Mariah show Mina that their bond is more than just skin deep? Or will they both freeze up facing a LEGIT cool duo?

The teams sort out and Storm starts against Leyla. The fans rally for Storm as she and Leyla circle. They tie up, and Storm powers Leyla back, but Leyla puts Storm in the corner. They go around again, on the mat, then back to their feet. Storm wrenches but Leyla gets around to trip Storm. Leyla pushes Storm to a cover, ONE as Storm bridges. Leyla pushes her down, ONE! Leyla tries again, ONE! Leyla hops on but Storm stays bridged up! They stand, Storm wrenches to a facelock, then tags Mariah. The fans cheer as Storm whips Leyla to ropes, then BOOTS her down! Mariah SHOTGUNS Leyla down, but Leyla scrambles away.

Frost tags in, Mariah and Storm are too busy celebrating together. Frost gets around Mariah, goes to ropes, but Mariah bucks the O’Conner. Frost rolls through, comes back, tilt-o-whirl and sunset flip! TWO, but Mariah SLAPS Frost! Mariah puts some stank on the CHOP! Mariah then scoops for a SPIN OUT SIDEWALK SLAM! The fans fire up and Mariah even BLASTS Leyla for good measure! Storm runs in to HIP ATTACK Frost! Storm and Mariah pose together, and Storm cues us to picture in picture.

Storm and Mariah talk but Leyla drags Mariah back in! Frost drags Storm out, the two are separated and Frost fires off on Storm! Leyla throws Mariah down, covers, TWO! Frost CHOPS Storm against barriers! Leyla drags Mariah up to snap suplex! Leyla soaks up the heat, drags Mariah up, then tags in Frost. Leyla snap suplexes again, and Frost STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Frost stays on Mariah and brings her back over, tag to Leyla. They mug Mariah, stomp her down, then Leyla digs her boots in. The ref counts, Leyla lets off, and then she drags Mariah up. Luther rallies the fans while Mariah endures the REAR BEARHUG!

Mariah reaches out while Leyla leans on her. Mariah fights up, reaches for Storm, but Leyla brings her away. Mariah fights with elbows, then runs, but Leyla reels her in! Mariah switches, Leyla switches, but Mariah wrenches to a SAIDO! Mariah and Leyla crawl, hot tag to Storm! Storm rallies on Leyla, BLASTS Frost, and Collision returns to single picture! Storm dodges Leyla, blocks the boots, and DRAPING BACKSTABBERS! The fans fire up and Storm stands Leyla up, for a FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Not quite perfect but Storm stands Leyla up again. Storm reels Leyla in, but Leyla back drops!

Storm sunset flips, but Leyla drops into the ARMBAR!! Storm flails, reaches out, and the fans rally up again! Mariah jumps in to RUNNING KNEE Leyla down! Storm is free, Frost runs up, but into a HEADBUTT! Mariah hurries back and reaches out! Hot tag to Mariah! She drags Leyla to a corner, Frost is in the other. Mariah and Storm say kiss THESE! But then Frost & Leyla dodge! GAMANGIRI for Mariah! Now Mariah and Storm are in corners! Frost hits the CANNONBALL! Leyla adds a SWINGING DROPKICK! Leyla drags Mariah to the drop zone and Frost goes up! Leyla goes after Storm but Storm HEADBUTTS!

Storm shields Mariah from the FROSTBITE!! Frost drags Leyla to cover Mariah, STORM BREAKS IT! The fans fire up, Frost fires off on Storm! Frost bumps Storm off buckles, Leyla gets Mariah up. Leyla ROCKS Mariah, coordinates with Frost, and they whip Storm and Mariah into each other! The two HUG! Then they dodge Leyla & Frost, to DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! The fans fire up as now they DOUBLE HIP ATTACK! Storm gets Leyla for STORM ZERO! Mariah covers, she and Storm win!

Winners: Toni Storm & Mariah May, by pinfall

The mentor and protege embrace as they come out victorious! But with Mina Shirakawa trying to wedge herself between them, will this story have a tragic ending?

 

Serena Deeb speaks.

“Leading up to Double or Nothing, I was 6-0. Physically, I was unbeatable. Mentally, I was untouchable, unbreakable. And subsequently, I’ve had three of the toughest losses of my career, to some of the best women in this company. And I know how this goes. Sometimes you’re on the up, sometimes you’re on the down. But when you’re on the down, you gotta stop it in its tracks and you gotta lift yourself back up. If there’s anything that my wrestling career has shown, it’s perseverance, it’s redemption, it’s grit. So next week, I will be in Buffalo at Collision, and I am begging anybody to step into my ring, to step into Deeb’s Dojo!

“Because, baby, I’m on the up. And from here, I’m gonna remind everybody, and I’m gonna remind myself, just who the hell I am: The Professor of Professional Wrestling.” Who will accept Deeb’s “pop quiz” next week on Collision?

 

Malakai Black & Brody King VS Leon & Max St. Giovanni!

The Bang Bang Gang mocked the misfortune of this malevolent faction, and they are looking to take their anger out on whatever poor souls AEW have found for them. Will LSG & MSG soon RIP at the feet of The Kings of the Black Throne?

The teams sort out, MSG starts against Malakai. They circle, MSG is wary of Brody, but he ties up with Malakai. MSG wrenches, wristlocks, but Malakai rolls, wrenches and cording holds. MSG slips around to wrench back, but Malakai spins to wrench then headlock. MSG powers out but Malakai runs him over! Malakai stands MSG up but MSG ROCKS him with a forearm! MSG winds up, but Malakai blocks the kick to ELBOW him away! Malakai runs up, but into an ELBOW! LSG tags in, but runs into an arm-drag! Malakai clamps onto LSG’s arm, wrenches it, and tags in Brody. The fans bark as Brody CLOBBERS MSG!

LSG arm-drags free of Malakai, then runs up, but Malakai drops down so Brody can CHOP LSG off his feet! LSG sputters, the fans bark for Brody, but MSG is back! Malakai blocks MSG’s superkick to KICK the other leg. Brody and Malakai FOREARM KNEE SMASH COMBO! LSG runs up, but into a POP-UP KNEE COMBO! Then DANTE’S INFERNO!! Cover, The House wins!

Winners: Malakai Black & Brody King, by pinfall

The brothers St. Giovanni could not withstand the wrath of the Dark Father and the King of Death, who still have fury burning in their eyes. But as they head up the ramp, Ian Riccaboni is there to interview them. He congratulates them on the win tonight, but he must ask: How does it feel after what happened to Buddy last week? Malakai chuckles, and says what a “human” question. Brody tells Ian that revenge is never a straight line. They feel nothing. Does that mean Buddy doesn’t matter? Or are Malakai & Brody just waiting until the right time to strike?

 

Hechicero w/ The Gates of Agony VS Matthew Menard!

The Alchemist of Lucha Libre warned MJF that at Forbidden Door, he’s going to break off one of MJF’s arms! Will Hechicero use Menard as an example of that? Or will Hechicero have a hard time handling some Daddy Magic?

The bell rings and Menard dodges Hechi to fire off fast hands! Menard whips Hechi to then CLOBBER him! The fans fire up with Menard as he keeps on Hechi, with a LARIAT! “What you got!?” The fans cheer, Menard whips, but Hechi gets under the leap frog to DUMP Menard down! Hechi ELBOW DROPS, then basement DROPKICKS! Menard bails out, shakes out the stars, then slides back in. But Hechi stomps away on Menard, then CHOKES him on ropes! The ref counts, Hechi BITES Menard before letting off. Menard gets up but Hechi CHOPS him! Hechi runs to JUMP KNEE! The fans are torn, but Hechi gets Menard up, for a back drop!

Hechi traps an arm, grabs the other, and DARK SACRIFICE! Menard writhes, staggers around, and Hechi slithers around to make sure MJF knows he is numero uno! Hechi runs up, but Menard dodges! Hechi hits buckles, and Menard fires off shots! Menard whips corner to corner, then runs up to clothesline! Menard climbs, and he rains down fists! The fans fire up and count all the way to TEN! Menard is all fired up, then he hits a CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Hechi stays in this but Menard scowls. Menard runs, but into a CROSSBODY from Hechi! SLEEPER on the ropes! The ref counts, Hechi RAMS Menard down!

Hchi then slingshots to SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Hechi waits on Menard, runs and tilt-o-whirls, HEADSCISSOR LEG DROP! Then Hechi rains down shots on Menard’s back, before reeling him into the CRUCIFIX ARMBAR! Menard taps, Hechi wins!

Winner: Hechicero, by submission

The Gates of Agony storm in to celebrate with Hechi, will the Alchemist of Lucha turn the Wolf of Wrestling into a lap dog? Or will MJF prove that he’s better than even Hechicero, and he knows it?

 

Jeff Jarrett speaks.

“When I was asked officially about being in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, all the emotion came back. It’s hard for me to imagine it’s been 25 years, but there are so many things that I remember like it was yesterday. In the late 90s, we would become Tag Team Champions, and I kinda look back on those days as the favorite days of my career. His passing in 1999, May 23rd, on the Monday the following day, I made a promise to myself that I would be able to look Oje & Athena in their eyes, and it really meant something. They were little kids when it happened, but to let them know what a great man their father is. I never, ever met anybody like him.”

Jarrett looks back, and he’s since become a 12-time world champion, a two-time Hall of Famer. The Owen Cup means more to him than anything he’s ever done. Toby Keith passed away earlier this year, another good buddy. And as the song says, he ain’t as good as he once was, but he’s as good once as he ever was. To get the opportunity to win three matches, then stand in the ring in Owen’s hometown of Calgary, Jarrett is absolutely gonna do it. The Last Outlaw must still wait and see what “wild card” is dealt, but will he make it through no matter what?

 

AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS Brian Cage!

The Aerial Assassin wants to be the #TwoBeltBruv by taking Swerve’s AEW World Championship, but he also has to defend the belt he has. And while The Machine doesn’t work for The Mogul anymore, he might end up helping him out with this match. Will Ospreay stay golden on the Road to The Forbidden Door? Or will Cage make sure Ospreay’s limping into Long Island?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and it’s time to see #WhoBetta!

The bell rings and Cage CLOBBERS Ospreay! Cage fires off in the corner, the fans boo and the ref counts. But then Ospreay turns things around to fire back! Ospreay goes up to rain down fists, but Cage SHOVES him away at 4! Ospreay lands out on his feet, only for Cage to run him over! The fans boo but Cage drags Ospreay up to ROCK him! Ospreay staggers, Cage CHOPS him, but the fans rally for the “BRUV! BRUV! BRUV!” Cage whips, Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAN- NO, Cage stops that and TOSSES Ospreay! Then he scoops to do bicep curls, before the FALL AWAY SLAM! Cage flexes but fans boo.

Ospreay grits his teeth as he stands up, and Cage runs in. Ospreay DUMPS Cage out, ROCKS him, then ROCKS him again. Cage shoves Ospreay but Ospreay comes back to BOOT! Cage falls to the floor, the fans fire up with Ospreay, and he PLANCHAS! Down goes Cage and the fans fire up again! Ospreay paces, brings Cage up and into the ring, and Collision goes picture in picture.

Ospreay aims from the apron, springboards, but Cage catches him! Cage stalling suplexes Ospreay, walks around with him, but Ospreay flails. Cage still keeps Ospreay up, to JACKHAMMER! Cover, TWO! Cage is annoyed but he brings Ospreay back up. Cage brings Ospreay around, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! Cage ROCKS Ospreay, soaks up the heat, then smirks as he drags Ospreay back up. Ospreay fires forearms in return! Cage SOBATS, scoops, and SLAMS, to then drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ospreay stays in this but Cage stays on him. Cage drags Ospreay up, to HEADBUTT him!

Ospreay staggers, Cage bumps him off buckles, but Ospreay kicks low! Ospreay ROCKS Cage, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! Ospreay whips corner to corner, but Cage reverses hard! Ospreay falls back, Cage dusts himself off, and then Cage asks, “Who betta?!” Cage looms over Ospreay, gives him clubbing crossface forearms from both sides, and Collision goes to break.

Collision returns and Cage has Ospreay in a BEARHUG! Ospreay endures, the fans rally, and Ospreay throws elbows! Ospreay BELL CLAPS and Cage lets him go! Cage still knees low, CLUBS Ospreay, then shouts, “Who betta than Cage, huh?!” Cage runs but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Cage staggers to a corner and the fans fire back up! Daniel Garcia is watching, as he still wants a shot at the International Championship. Ospreay runs corner to corner to BOOT Cage! Ospreay pushes Cage out, goes to the apron and springboards in, PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Ospreay is annoyed but he just brings Cage up.

Ospreay reels Cage in but Cage resists the lift. The fans rally as Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! And then winds up to CHOP! Ospreay reels Cage in again, but Cage back drops free! Cage goes corner to corner to UPPERCUT, GAMANGIRI, then GERMAN SUPLEX! Ospreay has a rough landing and the ref checks him, but he seems okay to continue. Cage goes to the corner, and he deadlift SUPERLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay toughs it out and Cage grows frustrated. The fans rally for Ospreay but Cage reels him in. Cage puts one out, lifts Ospreay up, but Ospreay RANAS Cage into the buckles!

Ospreay hurries up top now, and he BLINDSIDE CHEERIOS! The fans fire up and Ospreay prepares his elbow pad. Cage stirs, Ospreay goes to a corner and the fans are thunderous! HIDDEN- NO, Cage fireman’s carries first! But Ospreay fights around, sunset flips, but Cage stays up to YANK Ospreay up! But Ospreay gets around, full nelsons, only for Cage to ELBOW free. Ospreay HOOK KICKS back! Ospreay springboards, OSC- DROPKICK from Cage!! The fans boo, but Cage aims and spins, but Ospreay slips through the lariat! And he gets Cage up, SITOUT BOMB! Both men are down and the fans are thunderous!

Ospreay and Cage stir, a standing count begins, and the fans rally up. Both men are down at 5 of 10 but Ospreay sits up first. Cage follows, and Ospreay stands at 7. Ospreay brings Cage around to fire a forearm! And then another forearm! And then another! Cage ROCKS Ospreay back! Cage stalks Ospreay, hauls him up to a fireman’s carry, and F5!! Cover, TWO!! Cage is losing his cool and he argues with the ref but the count was still two! Cage seethes, and Collision goes picture in picture again.

Ospreay stirs while Cage paces around him. Cage slashes his throat, brings Ospreay back up, and he SLAPS Ospreay! Ospreay wobbles, Cage SLAPS him again! Ospreay ROCKS Cage, ROCKS him again, and again! Cage ROCKS Ospreay right back! Ospreay staggers around, finds his way back, and he fires more forearms on Cage! So Cage DECKS Ospreay! Cage eggs Ospreay on, and Ospreay rises to fire another flurry! Cage ROCKS Ospreay again, and Ospreay leans against Cage. Cage pushes Ospreay down, talks trash, then stands on Ospreay’s back! Cage flexes, soaks up the heat, but Ospreay pushes up off the mat!

Cage STOMPS Ospreay down! Cage runs, but Ospreay avoids the elbow drop! Cage staggers back over, brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay fires forearms! Cage ROCKS Ospreay but Ospreay just fires up! Ospreay fires another flurry, Cage ROCKS him again, but Ospreay ROARS! Ospreay fires shot after shot but Cage ROCKS him one more time! Ospreay goes to a corner, Cage brings him around and reels him in. Suplex, but Ospreay slips free! Ospreay waistlocks, Cage switches, but Ospreay ELBOWS free. Cage ROCKS Ospreay again, but Ospreay headbutts buckles to fire himself up! The fans are thunderous as Collision returns to single picture!

Ospreay eggs Cage on, then blocks a shot to fire KAWADA KICKS! Cage JUMP KNEES! DISCUS- SUPERKICK! Cage stills wings, Ospreay swats the lariat to HOOK KICK! Cage still LARIATS through!! Cage gets Ospreay up, lifts, POWERBOMB! Deadlift, SPINNING SITOUT BOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Ospreay survives and the fans are thunderous again! Cage seethes and pounds the mat in frustration but the fans are behind Ospreay. Cage drags Ospreay up, fireman’s carries again, but Ospreay fires elbows! Ospreay pops up to spin and RAN- NO! Cage blocks that again! Cage brings Ospreay up, but Ospreay slips into a DDT!

Cage staggers, Ospreay whips, but Cage reverses! Ospreay handsprings, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Ospreay springs right up to HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Cage survives and shocks Ospreay! Ospreay just fires himself back up and the fans rally as hard as they can! Ospreay gets Cage up, reels him in, and underhooks those big meaty arms! But Cage fights with those arms to RAM Ospreay into a corner! Cage goes corner to corner, but Ospraey BOOTS him! Ospreay goes up but Cage GAMANGIRIS! Right in the mouth! Cage goes up, but Ospreay slips under and tucks Cage in! CHEEKY NANDOS!

Cage wobbles, Ospreay puts him back up! Ospreay goes up TO SUPER- NO, Cage slips free! So Ospreay GAMANGIRIS back! Ospreay goes up but Cage scoop him! SUPER SPINNING POWERSLAM!!! Cover, TWO?!?! Now Ospreay shocks Cage! The fans are electric for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Ospreay rises, Cage runs in, and he CLOTHESLINES Ospreay in that corner! Ospreay’s momentum puts him up top! Cage goes up after Ospreay, fireman’s carries, but Ospreay pops up to SUPER STEINER!! The fans are electric again, for the OS- NO!! Cage stuffs that to ripcord and HAYMAKER!

Cage vows to end this! Suplex, STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! And POISON-RANA!! Ospreay gets moving, OSCUTTER!!! Cover, TWO!??!? Ospreay throws his elbow pad away, he means business this time! HIDDEN BLADE!!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall (still AEW International Champion)

The Machine proved he can get his stuff in, and that he can take one of the best to the limit, but that is where Cage hits his limit! Ospreay is rolling into Dynamite next week, where he will have no choice but to team with The Realest to take on some common enemies. Will Will Ospreay & Swerve Strickland make it through The Gates of Agony? Or will neither of them make it to The Forbidden Door?


My Thoughts:

A great Collision, though stocked full of more action than I expected. Thankfully, it was less talky than usual, and what promos we got were fairly efficient. Well, I feel like there was a touch of redundancy to Lio interacting with Top Flight when we got that moment on Rampage. I guess AEW is worried not enough people are watching Rampage. Deeb sending out an Open Challenge for the Collision go-home next week was good, I’m sure we’ll get a great match of her and a visiting CMLL or Stardom talent. And after Jarrett’s very moving promo, I actually want to see him make it to the finals. I don’t see him winning the whole thing with Pac AND Bryan Danielson on the other side of the bracket, but for the sake of honoring Owen Hart’s memory, Jarrett at least has to get past the wild card.

Storm & Mariah VS Leyla & Frost was a good tune-up match for the Six Woman Tag set for Dynamite, but as such, The Outcasts likely win. As I said on Wednesday, if Mariah is going to beat Saraya in the Women’s Owen Hart Cup, she’ll have to lose out on Dynamite because that’s how the math works. Hechicero of course beat Daddy Magic, but that’s because MJF is going to win at Forbidden Door. And then of course The House of Black beat the St. Giovanni brothers. Their dismissive nature towards the interview was an interesting one, but I would think they will get their revenge on The Patriarchy soon enough.

Good promo from The Bang Bang Gang that helped feed into the various stories. The Patriarchy of course beat The Iron Savages, but Christian avoided doing work in an even more obnoxious way than I expected. I still think Pac should work with Malakai & Brody in an attempt to get revenge on The Bang Bang Gang together, but I guess that depends on if Pac goes to the Owen Hart Cup finals or not. Oddly, I’d love if The Bang Bang Gang did face The Patriarchy for some rare Heels VS Heels shenanigans. Christian will try to cheat at the same time Bang Bang Gang tries to cheat so it comes down to who can cheat better.

Though going by the other tag matches, the Joe-Hook-Shibata trio is a great team, and they naturally made quick work of The Premier Athletes. Then they logically went after Jericho’s group after that great match with Private Party. Jericho likely will still owe Hook an FTW Championship match, but it’d also be great if Joe-Hook-Shibata got their shot at the trios titles. We’d get some awesome promos between them and the Bang Bang Gang, as well as some fresh showdowns. And really good match of Okada and Ultimo Guerrero. It was a little sluggish, but I suppose between Ultimo and Okada needing to get a rhythm, and Ultimo being 52, it was still very solid stuff. But Okada winning was fine, it leaves him available for a different match-up for Forbidden Door weekend.

And just an awesome International Championship match for the main event. I did not think Cage was going to get as much offense in as he did, but I appreciate that they let him. Cage needs to be seen as a threat on some level so pushing Ospreay like this was a good way to do it. But of course Ospreay wins, because they’re continuing to tease Garcia VS Ospreay.

My Score: 8.9/10


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