WHAT HAPPENED, THIS WEEK, @ RING OF HONOR TV

Posted April 8th, 2016 by jshannon

Truth Martini is injured and Jay Lethal wants blood from Donovan Dijak.

The show is still in Las Vegas, this week. RoH showed how Dijak took out Truth with a huge Boot to the chest. Jay Lethal cut a scathing promo about Truth having a broken neck. Jay congratulated Dijak…for getting his attention. Jay was so upset that he could barely speak. Roll the opening montage!

Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly (reDRagon) vs “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada and Gedo

Code of Honor Handshakes denied by the Japanese stars. Gedo and Bobby opened this one. Tiger Hatori was the ref. The two circled each other and Gedo took a Side headlock Takeover. Rollback by Fish but he only got a one count. Push Off by Fish. Fish tried for the Rolling Cross-armbreaker but changed to the Knee Bar. Gedo reached the ropes to force the break. Bobby taunted Okada and then got him in the ring. Kyle then took the tag. Collar and Elbow and the two moved to the ropes. Okada tapped Kyle on the chest. Okada then kicked away and took a grinding Side Headlock. Shoulder Tackle by Okada. Universal and Kyle ran across Okada’s back. Sunset Flip failed Okada. Kyle tried to cinch in the Cross Armbreaker. Gedo made the save with a Fistdrop. Okada continued to work over Kyle’s cauliflowered ear.

Gedo came back in and punched away. Gedo pounded on the wounded ear. Okada tagged back in and Scopp Slammed Kyle. Springboard Senton by the Rainmaker. 2 count. RoH took their first break.

Kyle was kicking away until Gedo grabbed Kyle’s bad ear. Kyle hit kicks and strikes before letting go with a Leg Sweep. Tag to Fish. Bobby went after both foes. Fish kicked both enemies. Exploder sent Gedo sailing into Okada. Knee Strikes by Fish. Jackknife into a modified Vertebreaker. 2 count. Scoop Slam by Okada. Savage Elbow by the Rainmaker. He struck the Pose. Fish dodged the Rainmaker Clothesline and hit a Samoan Drop. Both sides wanted tags. Gedo got the tag but Kyle didn’t. Superkick by Gedo brought a two count. Fish blocked the Exploder. Vicious Dropkick by Okada. Double Team on Gedo. 2 Man Smash Machine! Okada barely made the save. All Hell broke loose, in the ring. Ax and Smash by Kyle. Chasing the Dragon! 1-2-3!

Your Winners: reDRagon
Honor Roll Ranking: 3.0 out of a possible 5

RoH looked at the growing tension between the Briscoes and War Machine. The Briscoes reminded War Machine that they have never beaten Mark and Jay. Jay said it has been 3 years since the Briscoes have held the tag belts and they want them back.

Adam Cole (Baby) vs Kushida
Non-Title Match

Kushida is the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. As Jim Ross often mentions on New Japan, Kushida wears a Back to the Future-type jacket to pay homage to his favorite movie.

The two locked up and went to the corner. Cole was not in Kingdom colors, anymore. Cole went after the arm. Kushida dropped Cole and spun all around him. Amateur Ride by the champ.

Cole kicked away and took a Side Headlock. Stomp Down Legdrop by Kushida. Kushida countered a Suplex into the Fujiwara Arm Bar. Cole got to the ropes. Cole reversed a Whip but Kushida held onto the ropes. Jumping Enziguri by Cole. Cole gave the front row a hard time as RoH took another break.

Kushida worked the ribs with Elbow Strikes but Cole dropped the Son of the Rising Sun. Kushida snapped Cole’s arm over the ropes. Flipping Springboard Clothesline by Kushida. Cole bashed the knee of his opponent. Low Dropkick and a Cartwheel Dropkick by Kushida. Kushida worked over the arm but Cole kicked away. Rolling Leg Cannonball by Kushida and Cole ended up on the floor. Kushida dove from the ropes to the floor. The fans were yelling something in Japanese that I’m pretty sure translates to “Holy S**t”. Shining Wizard by Cole but he couldn’t pull the three. Kushida went into the Hoverboard Lock. Cole yanked the ref to force a break. Small Package by Kushida that almost brought a three. The two went back and forth until Kushida cinched in another Hoverlboard. They went over and back to try for pins. Bicycle Kick by Cole and Jumping Enziguri. Kushida countered with a couple of vicious strikes. Kushida seemed to hurt his hand with the last strike.

Kushida Field Goaled the arm. Hoverboard! Cole was nowhere near the ropes. Dole rolled around and lifted Kushida. Kushida worked over the arm but almost ended up pinned. Superkick by Kushida. Kushida went for a Lethal Combination but Cole Dropkicked him. Cole used his Neckbreaker finisher on Kushida.

Your Winner: Adam Cole
Honor Roll Ranking: 3.25

Dalton Castle cut a bizarre promo about what he was going to do to Silas Young.

Ring of Honor looked back to when Chris Sabin turned his back on The Addiction.

The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) vs The Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley)

Shelley and Sabin have slightly adjusted their team name. The announce team sent their best out to Truth Martini. Sabin and Daniels started the match. Daniels just walked about before the Collar and Elbow. Kaz jumped in and cracked Sabin. Shelley also got involved. Daniels sent Sabin into the corner. Ring a Round Attack by the Guns. Ring of Honor headed to break.

Kaz with a Sunset Flip but he took a Knee to the face from Sabin. Chris worked Kaz’s arm, big time. Tag to Shelley. Ax Bomber. Double Team on Kaz’s arm. The Guns hit a modified Poetry in Motion. Sabin nailed the Suicide Dive on The Addiction. Shelley waited up top and hit a Flying Crossbody. 1-2-no. Corner Mount Punches by Shelley. Back Elbow by Shelley but Kaz was able to drive his knees into Shelley. Kaz spat at Sabin to distract the ref. Double team on Shelley. Wild series of double team moves by The Addiction. Shelley was isolated by Daniels and Kazarian. Nice Springboard Moonsault by Daniels. 2 count. There was time for one more set of commercials.

Daniels ran Shelley into the corner. Tag to Kaz. Springboard DDT by Kaz. 1-2-Broken up. Both men ended up down. Shelley went for a tag but Daniels yanked Sabin off the apron. Tag to Daniels. Shelley fought out of the double tem. Shot to the nethers of Daniels. Sabin got the tag and hit Crossbody to drop both Addiction members. Hard Clothesline by Sabin. Corner Attack and then Sabin headed up. He first Punted Kaz. Daniels caught Sabin but couldn’t’ hold him. Springboard Tornado DDT for a two. Basket Catch Breaker brought a two for the Addiction. Daniels dove through the ropes, right past the post. Slingshot Cutter by Daniels. Celebrity Rehab countered. STO by Daniels to Sabin. Backslide Superkicks by The Guns. Shelley flew out to the floor. Running Boot by Sabin. Double Team Crossbody to take the win.

Your Winners: The Machine Guns
Honor Roll Ranking: 4.0

After the match, Kaz and Daniels jumped Sabina nd Shelley. Kusida and Matt Sydal rushed down to protest The Guns. The Young Bucks rushed in and hit Superkicks! This was complete and total chaos. The 8 men fought all the way into blackout.

Peace

–Jay Shannon
WordSlingerJay@Gmail.com

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