By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Ring of Honor “Honor United” Night Two
Aired live on HonorClub and FITE TV
London, England at Crystal Palace Sports Centre
The broadcast team was Ian Riccaboni and BJ Whitmer.
1. Jay Lethal defeated Mark Briscoe. Lethal hit the Lethal Injection and scored the clean pin.
2. Turo Yano defeated Shane Taylor. Yano low blowed Taylor while the ref was turned around. Yano rolled up Taylor for the win. Taylor threw a fit and destroyed a pair of security guards afterward to get his heat back.
3. Tenille Dashwood pinned Kelly Klein. Dashwood was going for a move when her knee buckled. Klein chop blocked the bad knee and hoisted her up onto her shoulders, but Dashwood was able to roll her up for the win.
4. Jay Briscoe defeated Mark Haskins. Briscoe hit a lariat and followed up with the Jay Driller for the clean win.
5. Silas Young defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Punishment Martinez, and Sanada in a four corner survival match to retain the ROH TV Title. Late in the match, Martinez tried to bring a chair into the ring. Tanahashi stopped him and they fought over the chair. Sanada dropkicked both men to the floor. Young rolled up Sanada and put his feet on the ropes to get the pin.
Ring announcer Bobby Cruise announced the next ROH UK tour will be in August with an “Honor Reunited” tour. They will be in Edinburgh, Doncaster, and close the tour on August 19 in London at York Hall. Ticket go on sale on Wednesday for Honor Club members and on Friday for the general public.
The Boys made their entrance for an unadvertised match. Bully Ray made his entrance and the fans chanted, “We want D-Von.” Riccaboni comically said he wants Sign Guy or Joel Gertner. Ray barked at Riccaboni and told him he is a no talent charity case. Bully also got in the face of the ring announcer.
6. Bully Ray defeated The Boys in a handicap match. The Boys performed a late double suplex on Ray and then performed top rope splashes on him, but Ray kicked out. Ray came right back with a clothesline. Ray powerbombed both Boys and pinned them simultaneously, then ordered referee Todd Sinclair to make a five count. Ray led the crowd in a “get the tables” chant afterward and then told them to go to hell.
7. Cody (w/Brandi Rhodes) defeated Kenny King. King cut a promo saying he would be All In if he won the match. The crowd chanted All In. Cody said he doesn’t make the rules for that show and it’s really up to the fans. He polled the fans, who chanted yes. Cody said that King was All In if he won, but only on the condition that he can’t give his spot to Flip Gordon. Cody then added that if King wins then King and Gordon would be All In. In the end, Cody hit CrossRhodes off a distraction by Brandi and got the win.
NWA Champion Nick Aldis came out after the match and handed Cody a bottle of water. Aldis said Cody is a game changer and he’s admired him and the way he’s done business until now. Aldis was upset that Cody didn’t speak to him about challenging for the NWA Championship. Aldis said all he had to do was ask. He said he respects Cody and praised him for betting on himself. Aldis said he holds the NWA Championship and that makes him the dealer. He said he wanted to make a deal with Cody.
Cody said he’s not interested in the title due to the historic names or because it used to sit on his dad’s desk. “I’m interested in that title for me,” he said. Cody said Aldis was right, he only spoke with Billy Corgan about the NWA Championship. Cody asked Aldis if he’s All In and extended his hand. Aldis said he was on one condition – Cody must win the ROH Championship (presumably at the Best in the World pay-per-view) so they can have a title vs. title match. Cody accepted the terms. “Looks like I’m officially All In,” Aldis said before shaking hands with Cody.
8. Dalton Castle (w/The Boys) defeated Evil to retain the ROH Championship. Castle had his left knee wrapped. He hit a Bangarang and scored a visual pin, but referee Todd Sinclair was down at ringside. Evil hit Castle with the title belt and made the cover. Sinclair returned to count, but Castle kicked out. The live crowd didn’t seem to buy into the near fall. In the end, Castle avoided Evil’s finisher attempt and rolled him into a cradle for the win.
9. The Kingdom defeated SoCal Uncensored and The Young Bucks and Adam Page to retain the ROH Six-Man Tag Titles. There were multiple ref bumps. The Kingdom trio hit their super powerbomb on Daniels. A referee ran out wearing a hat and counted to two, then removed his hat, revealed himself to be Cody, and then flipped off Taven. The Bullet Club trio had the pin and Cody was going to make the count when a referee pulled him from the ring. Taven hit one of the Bucks from behind and then stole the pin on Daniels.
Riccaboni hyped the Sunday broadcast on HonorClub from Doncaster, England to close the show.
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