ROH Conquest Tour
West Warwick, RI at the West Warwick Civic Center
Results by Dot Net Staffer Zack Zimmerman
The venue was a giant open gymnasium that hosts multiple basketball courts, meaning there was a lot of cavernous space for energy and sound to get lost. Despite that, the crowd was relatively hot throughout (though the reactions paled in comparison to NXT the previous weekend).
Also of note, it appeared that BJ Whitmer was under the mask of Mr. Wrestling III on commentary throughout the night.
1. Taeler Hendrix beat Sumie Sakai. Hendrix scored the pin after a tombstone.
2. Veda Scott won a three-way over Mandy Leon and Jenny Rose. This match took place after intermission.
1. Dalton Castle (w/ The Boys) defeated Kongo. Castle got the win with an impressive delayed German suplex on the very large Kongo.
2. Donovan Dijak (w/ Prince Nana) pinned J-Diesel (w/ Taeler Hendrix) following Feast Your Eyes.
3. Lio Rush won via DQ against Christopher Daniels when Frankie Kazarian interfered. Moose ran down to even things up and before long this was turned into a tag match.
4. Lio Rush and Moose beat The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian). The babyfaces got the win when Rush hit a frog splash off of Moose’s shoulders. Post-match, The Addiction attacked. They sent Moose crashing into the barricades before laying out Rush with a BME spike tombstone. The Young Bucks finally hit the ring to run off The Addiction.
5. ROH World Champion Jay Lethal (w/ Taeler Hendrix) pinned Vinny Marseglia to retain the ROH World Championship. This match was billed as the “Local Underdog Championship Challenge,” though the crowd was largely behind Lethal. Matt Taven was out on commentary for this match, which Lethal won with the Lethal Injection. Post-match, Hendrix was putting the boots to Marseglia before Donovan Dijak hit the ring. With little trouble, he laid Lethal out with Feast Your Eyes and stood over him with the ROH Title.
6. Silas Young over Delirious. Before the match, Young cut a promo ripping into guys like Cheeseburger and Delirious who make a joke of a man’s sport. At one point in the match, Delirious slipped under the ring and was replaced for a short time by the emerging Cheeseburger (also wearing a Delirious mask) who was apparently resemblant enough that the ref let it slide. In the end, Young got the win with Misery and then dished one out to Cheeseburger for good measure.
7. The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated The All Night Express (Kenny King and Rhett Titus). The Young Bucks were accompanied by “The Cleaner” in the form of a broom wearing a t-shirt. Fun match which the Bucks won with the Meltzer Driver. The Addiction ran down to attack The Bucks and the heels got the better of them until Moose hit the ring. Moose and the Bucks threw a superkick party and then the trio instigated some pretty awkward “Suck it, Moose, suck it” chants.
8. ACH pinned Kamaitachi. Both guys unleashed a portion of their crazy high-flying, high-impact style and they meshed very well in their first clash. Kamaitachi came in more unknown than anticipated and despite being very impressive, the crowd didn’t take to him quite as intensely as I’d hoped. ACH won with the 450 Splash, and though he went to put over Kamaitachi afterwards, Kamaitachi waved him off and left the ring prideful and bitter. I expect to see more of the young Japanese star who recently transplanted himself from Mexico to the US as a part of his excursion from NJPW.
9. The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) won a three-way also involving The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelly) and ReDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly). The Briscoes won following a Doomsday on Sabin. These teams worked hard and put on a solid match, but this was a long show and people slowly drifted out during the match before the place funneled out at the finish bell.
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