10/27/19 - Honor United - Bolton
BOLTON, England -- During the ROH World Title Match between champion RUSH and Jeff Cobb on the final stop of the Honor United Tour Sunday, Cobb proved that he is one of the few competitors who can match RUSH in power, intensity and overall ability.
As talented as Cobb is, however, “The Hawaiian Juggernaut” ended up suffering the same fate as everyone else who has messed with “El Toro Blanco” -- he got Bull’s Horns and was put down for a three count.
By turning back Cobb’s challenge, the undefeated RUSH punched his ticket to the main event of the Final Battle pay-per-view on Dec. 13, where he will defend his title against PCO.
RUSH and Cobb battled back-and-forth for nearly 15 minutes when RUSH set up for Bull’s Horns. As RUSH charged across the ring, Cobb got to his feet, built up a head of steam and speared RUSH.
Cobb appeared to be on the verge of winning the title as he put RUSH in position for Tour of the Islands. RUSH, however, countered with an inside cradle for a near fall.
RUSH landed an overheard German Suplex into the corner and followed up with Bull’s Horns. When RUSH saw Cobb starting to pull himself up in the corner, RUSH hit Bull’s Horns again and covered Cobb for the win.
In other action:
With Brody King of Villain Enterprises unable to compete due to a knee injury, the scheduled match of King and PCO versus Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham was changed to a singles bout between PCO and Lethal.
PCO won the match by disqualification after Gresham interfered. After the match, Gresham repeatedly nailed PCO’s back with a chair. Gresham said he and Lethal will do this on every show until ROH officials give them what they want -- a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Title.
Jay and Mark Briscoe came out and brawled with Lethal and Gresham. After the two teams were pulled apart, Jay Briscoe said they’ll defend the tag title against Lethal and Gresham at Final Battle.
ROH World Champion Shane Taylor issued an open challenge to any local talent, but Tracy Williams came out instead and requested a title shot. Matt Taven and Mark Haskins did the same. Taylor agreed to defend the title in a four-way match.
While Taven and Haskins battled outside the ring, Taylor hit a low blow on Williams and then planted him with Greetings From 216 to retain his title.
The first-time-ever dream match between Flamita and “Speedball” Mike Bailey more than lived up to the hype. In one of the most thrilling matches of the night, Flamita scored a hard-fought victory with a 450 Splash.
-- Joe Hendry defeated Silas Young by disqualification (Rampage Brown interfered)
-- Joe Hendry and Dalton Castle defeated Silas Young and Rampage Brown
-- The Allure’s Mandy Leon defeated Molly Spartan
-- Villain Enterprises’ Marty Scurll and Flip Gordon defeated Kyle Fletcher and Lucky Kid
-- Non-Title Three-way Tag Match: ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated Brat Pack (Mitch Waterman and Nick Bury) and Kenny King (w/Amy Rose) and Hikuleo
-- PCO defeated Jay Lethal by disqualification (Jonathan Gresham interfered)
-- Flamita defeated “Speedball” Mike Bailey
-- ROH World Television Title Four-Way Match: Champion Shane Taylor defeated Tracy Williams, Mark Haskins and Matt Taven
-- ROH World Title Match: Champion RUSH defeated Jeff Cobb