1/11/20 - Saturday Night At Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA -- The rematch for the ROH World Title between champion PCO and former champion RUSH ended in complete chaos and carnage at Saturday Night at Center Stage.
PCO won the match by disqualification due to RUSH attacking two referees, but he didn’t look like a winner at the end of the night. RUSH and fellow La Faccion Ingobernable teammates Dragon Lee and Kenny King destroyed PCO with tables and chairs, and they also overpowered PCO’s Villain Enterprises teammates Marty Scurll, Brody King and Flip Gordon.
During the melee, the NWA’s Nick Aldis entered the ring masquerading as a police officer and got in a cheap shot on Gordon.
Villain Enterprises undoubtedly will be looking for revenge on LFI tonight at Honor Reigns Supreme in Concord, N.C. (streaming for HonorClub at 7 p.m.), when PCO, Scurll and Brody King take on RUSH, Lee and Kenny King in the six-man tag team main event.
It was a bad night all around for Villain Enterprises. In the match preceding the main event, Bandido, Flamita and Rey Horus upset Scurll, Brody King and Gordon (substituting for PCO) to win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title. It was originally scheduled as a non-title match, but before the opening bell, Scurll said the titles would be on the line.
Villain Enterprises’ reign ended at 301 days. It was by far the longest reign in the title’s history, and the Villains were just four days away from surpassing three-time former ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom for most combined days with the belts.
In other major developments at Saturday Night at Center Stage:
-- Bully Ray splashed Maria Manic through a table with a big assist from The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon).
-- Shane Taylor gave ROH COO Joe Koff a list of his contract demands. Taylor said he wanted Koff’s answer tonight in Concord.
-- After Sumie Sakai and Nicole Savoy lost to The Allure, Sakai shocked everyone by attacking Savoy and spitting on her.
Here are the complete results from the show:
ROH World TV Title Match: Champion Dragon Lee defeated Andrew Everett
Everett nearly pulled off the upset, but Lee ultimately prevailed after removing his knee pad and hitting the Incinerator knee strike. After the match, Lee -- who is becoming more like older brother RUSH all the time -- stood on Everett and taunted him.
Bully Ray called out Maria Manic
Bully came to the ring. He said he heard Manic was going to call him out, but he was calling her out instead. Manic appeared in the crowd. Bully dared her to get in the ring, and she did.
Bully proceeded to trash-talk Manic, who responded by spearing him. Manic unleashed a flurry of punches and whacked Bully five times in the back with a steel chair. Manic put a table in the ring, but Bully regained the advantage and set up the table. While he was doing so, Manic got to her feet and prepared to powerbomb Bully through the table.
Suddenly, The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon) hit the ring and jumped Manic. Love nailed Manic in the face with a high heel shoe. As The Allure held Manic down on the table, Bully came off the middle rope and splashed her through the table.
The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon) defeated Sumie Sakai and Nicole Savoy
Savoy inadvertently kicked Sakai, which allowed Leon to roll up Sakai for the win. After the match, Savoy was apologetic, but Sakai kicked her in the stomach Sakai then hit Smash Mouth on Savoy and spit on her.
Dak Draper defeated Jason Cade
Independent star Cade gave Draper some anxious moments, but Draper proved resilient and hit Magnum KO for the victory. Cade was “awarded” a participation ribbon from Draper for his effort.
ROH World Tag Team Title Co-Holder Jonathan Gresham (w/Jay Lethal) defeated Josh Woods (w/Silas Young) by countout
Gresham, frustrated that he couldn’t put away Woods with his technical wrestling skills, resorted to low blows and outside interference to win. While the referee was distracted, Lethal clipped Woods’ left knee -- which Gresham had been targeting during the match -- with the title belt. Gresham then applied the figure-four leglock on Woods on the floor. As the referee was just about to complete the 20 count, Gresham released the hold and slid back into the ring to gain a cheap countout victory.
Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated LifeBlood (Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) and Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff
The sheer power of Cobb and Maff was on display, as were the high-flying and submission skills of Haskins and Williams, but in the end it was the 11-time former ROH World Tag Team Champion Briscoes who came out on top.
Shane Taylor made his contract demands to ROH COO Joe Koff
Taylor came to the ring accompanied by the Soldiers of Savagery (Moses and Kaun). He called out Koff, who made his way to ringside. Taylor announced his list of contract demands:
* A shot at the ROH World World Six-Man Tag Team Title for Moses, Kaun and a partner of his choosing.
* A shot at the ROH World Title when he wants, where he wants.
* His face on every ROH poster.
* The highest per fight contract ROH has ever given anyone.
Taylor said Koff has until tonight’s show in Concord to decide.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Bandido, Flamita and Rey Horus defeated champions Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Brody King and Flip Gordon) to win the title
Before the match began, Scurll said Gordon was replacing PCO as a co-holder of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title for tonight, and the belts will be on the line. That turned out to be a mistake.
After a flurry of fast-paced, back-and-forth action that thrilled the raucous crowd, Scurll set up for the Chicken Wing on Bandido. However, Bandido took advantage of Scurll’s prolonged set-up and rolled him up for the three count to win the title.
ROH World Title Match: Champion PCO defeated RUSH by disqualification
These two picked up right where the left off at Final Battle last month, when PCO won the title from RUSH in a Friday the 13th Massacre Match. They wasted no time battering each other in and out of the ring in the rematch.
As PCO went up top for the moonsault, RUSH pulled referee Todd Sinclair down to the mat, and PCO inadvertently landed on him. With Sinclair incapacitated, RUSH’s fellow La Faccion Ingobernable teammates Dragon Lee and Kenny King attacked PCO. PCO’s Villain Enterprises teammates Marty Scurll and Brody King came out to even the odds.
RUSH nailed PCO in the head with a chair and then hit a senton off the top rope. RUSH made a cover as referee Joe Mandak slid into the ring and made the count, but PCO kicked out at two. An irate RUSH punched Mandak and hit Bull’s Horns on him. Sinclair was back to his feet at that point, and he called for the bell, disqualifying RUSH.
The fight continued between Villain Enterprises and LFI, with Flip Gordon joining in. Suddenly, the NWA’s Nick Aldis, masquerading as a police officer, entered the ring and attacked Gordon. LFI put PCO through a table and stood tall over the fallen champion.