Posted December 29th, 2014 by jshannon

Brian Kendrick made his return to Ring of Honor. Plus, we had a Fatal Four Way Tag Team match for the World Tag Team Titles as the finale to Tag Wars 2014.

After the “Creating Excellence” opening, several of the stars wished “Merry Christmas” to the fans. Adam Cole got the gold star for talking about the girls on the “Naughty List” wanting Cole in their stockings. Grin.

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. I got several great goodies, like this wireless keyboard and mouse from my girls. Plus, “MY” grandson, Timm, brought his fiancé over for an old-fashioned dinner and presents evening.

Brian “Spanky” Kendrick vs Adam Cole

Kendrick is an ROH-Original. Steve Corino pushed the ROH WebShop. Adam Cole did an insert video where he challenged Brian. There was a deafening “Adam Cole” chant. Ring of Honor Handshake. Brian then kicked Cole in the face. Cole with a Superkick as Brian went for a Suicide Dive. Brian flipped off he apron and hit he Crash and Burn to take out Cole. Brian with a huge Crossbody. Kneelift by Cole. Cole ran Brian into the corner and then kicked away.

Float Over by Brian. Roll Up by Brian for a two. Side Headlock by Brian. Cole took Brian to the corner and went for a hard shot. He missed but Spanky nailed the Forearm. Brian escaped a Torture Rack. Brian with a Superkick but Cole blocked Sliced Bread #2. Brian ended up crashing to the arena floor as RoH took a break.

Roderick Strong wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Cole was in control as RoH returned. Brian with Knife Edge Chops. Universal into Cole’s Attitude Neckbreaker. 1-2-no. Cole ran Brian into the corner. Cole Whipped Brian to the corner and hit a Backbreaker. 2 count. Rear Chin Lock by Cole. Cole caught Brian in a Sleeper. Brian surprised Cole with a Roll UP and Back Slide. Hard Kick by Cole. Back Elbow by Brian, followed by several kicks. Cole broke the Full Nelson and hit the Enziguri. 2 count.

Cole missed the Shining Wizard and almost got pinned. Brian and Cole fought up on the turnbuckles. Cole with a wicked Sunset Superbomb and a Shining Wizard. Brian flipped out and hit a Burning Hammer for a deuce. Brian went back to the Full Nelson but Cole escaped. He wanted another Enziguri but Brian ducked. Backsplash Senton to Cole’s lower back. Cole blocked Sliced Bread #2 and put Brian on the top rope. Brian fought out of a German Superplex. Cole did throw Brian backwards but caught himself in the Sullivan Tree of Woe. Brian unhooked Cole and hit a Dragon (Full Nelson German) Suplex. Brian sprang off the ropes and got nailed with the Superkick and Florida Keys.

Your Winner: Adam Cole
Honor Roll Ranking: 4.0 out of a possible 5

The Briscoes cut a promo about the upcoming 4 Team Battle.

ACH and “Rebourne” Matt Sydal vs The Briscoes vs The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazaraian) vs reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly)
Tag Wars Four Team Battle for the RoH World Tag Team Titles, Elimination Rules

reDragon also hold the IWGP Junior Tag Team Championships. Bobby Cruise did the introductions.

Buckle up Pilgrims, this one’s going to be awesome. Code of Honor handshakes all over the place. ACH and Kaz opened up this one. Nice Heel Trip into a Side Headlock by Kaz. ACH broke free and Back Tripped Kaz. Kaz rolled over but ACH countered him. Kaz punched the ribs. Tag o Daniels. Clothesline by Daniels. The Addiction with a Double Team. ACH tagged out to Sydal. ACH with a Slider Clothesline to Daniels. Jumping Knee into a Standing Moonsault by Sydal. Daniels flipped Sydal over. Fish took the tag. Leg Lariat by Sydal. Jay tagged out Sydal and then popped Matt. Uppercut to Kyle. Jay kicked the daylights out of Kyle. Tag to Mark. Rolling Belly to Belly by Mark. Tag to Jay. Jay nailed a brutal se of Headbutts and a Dropkick. Daniels tagged himself in. This let Kyle catch his breath. Kyle tagged Jay. The Addiction and The Briscoes tore into each other. Hip Tosses to the champs. Ping Pongs to Fish and Kyle, until The Addiction took them over the top. Mark flipped out of a Back Body Drop but fell to an STO. Jay caught Daniels with a Death Valley Driver. Kaz with a Leg Lariat and Sunset Bomb over the top. Daniels laid out Kyle with a Clothesline. ACH hi a wicked Knife Edge Chop and Back Flip to the floor. Matt jumped off the ropes to takeout everyone in sight. Springbard Moonsault by Daniels. Mark went up top but Kaz nailed an Enziguri. Mark got double teamed by The Addiction.

The Briscoes – Eliminated

ACH wished us all a Merry Christmas.

Kyle choked Daniels in the corner. Double Whip by Daniels shoved the champs into each other. Kaz took the tag and almost got the pin. Gut Wrench Powerbomb by Kaz for a two. Hammer Throw by Daniels to Kyle. Kyle with a Crotch Chop and spit at Daniels. Corino brought up Curry Man and how he and Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) once held the IWGP Junior Tag belts. I so love trivia. Fish got the tag on the run by. Daniels dropped Fish and almost pinned him. Fish worked over the arm and Snap Mared Daniels. Springboard Senton for a two. Daniels inched towards his corner but Fish stopped him. Sliing Knee by Kyle, who had tagged in. 2 count. Kyle went into a Rear Chin Lock. Daniels made I to his feet and punched away. Sunset Flip but Kyle slipped into the Fujiwara Arm Bar. Daniels reached the ropes.

Fish came back in and nailed a Snap Suplex for a two. Fish gyrated towards Kaz. Daniels punched the ribs but Fish with a hard kick. Fish choked Daniels as Kyle kicked Kaz. Kyle had made the tag. Kyle with several kicks but Daniels rocked Kyle. Both men went towards their corners. Kaz was down. Fish got the tag. STO by Daniels. Tag to Sydal.

Running Headscissors and Dropkick to Fish. ACH took down Kyle. Final Cut-like move almost eliminated the tag to ACH. Heavens Above Double Knees by Sydal. ACH with a Crossbody to Fish for a two. Fish reversed a Whip. ACH took down Kyle. Kaz got the tag and rolled over ACH’s back. Kaz took out everyone in sight. ACH stopped him with Knife Edge Chops. Monkey Flip by ACH backfired as Matt got taken out. Springboard Legdrop by Addiction but Sydal made the save. Jumping Knee by Matt. Kaz put Matt on the apron and then brought him in with a Springboard Cuter. ACH with Hurricane Spin Kick to Kaz. Double Crossbody took down ACH and Daniels. It was time for another set of commercials.

Daniels put ACH up op and punched away. ACH blocked he Superplex bu Kaz hit an Enziguri. Matt stopped the Flux Capacitor. Kaz got sent to the floor. Daniels went o the canvas. Shooting Star Press by Sydal. 450 by ACH.

Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, The Addiction—Eliminated

ReDRagon immediately jumped the remaining challengers. Fish worked over ACH’s neck. Kyle got the tag. Ach avoided Chasing the Dragon. Sydal took out both Fish and Kyle with Jumping Knees. Fish swept the leg of Sydal, on the apron. ACH went Jordan with a Flip Dive. ACH was limping badly. ACH missed the 450. Fish with a Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker. Matt made the save. Matt took on both member of reDRagon. Double Team dropped Matt. Ax and Smash into the Saito Suplex. Double Team on ACH. High Lo led to Chasing the Dragon. 1-2-3!

Your Winners (and Still RoH World Tag Team Champs): reDRagon
Honor Roll Ranking: 4.75

Happy New Year to one and all.


–Jay Shannon

Comments are closed.