1/12/20 - Honor Reigns Supreme - Concord, NC
CONCORD, N.C. -- Rival factions Villain Enterprises and La Faccion Ingobernable battled in an intense six-man tag match in the main event of Honor Reigns Supreme at the Cabarrus Arena on Sunday night.
Villain Enterprises (ROH World Champion PCO, Marty Scurll and Brody King) was seeking revenge on LFI (RUSH, ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee and Kenny King) after being laid out the night before in Atlanta, but LFI came out on top. It’s clear that the issue is far from settled, however.
In other major developments at Honor Reigns Supreme:
* Viral sensation Alex Zayne scored a shocking upset in his ROH debut by pinning Bandido.
* Maria Manic rammed Bully Ray through a table, and he had to be helped from the ring.
* Shane Taylor said that until ROH officials get back to him on his contract demands, you won’t see him in an ROH ring.
Here are the complete results from the show:
Nick Aldis crashed the broadcast
NWA Champion Aldis and his entourage interrupted commentators Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman at the top of the show. Aldis talked about what transpired the night before in Atlanta (Aldis took a cheap shot on Flip Gordon during the melee between Villain Enterprises and La Faccion Ingobernable). Aldis said Atlanta was his turf. Gordon and Brody King came out to confront Aldis. The parties were separated before things escalated.
Rey Horus defeated Andrew Everett
Horus, still riding high after he, Bandido and Flamita knocked off Villain Enterprises to win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles the night before, scored his second impressive victory of the weekend. Everett, just as he did in his match against Dragon Lee in Atlanta, put on a strong performance in defeat. Horus pinned Everett after hitting a twisting bodyscissors driver while Everett was perched on the top turnbuckle.
Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Dalton Castle and Joe Hendry defeated the Briscoes and PJ Black and Brian Johnson
This was originally scheduled as Castle and Hendry against the Briscoes, but Johnson interrupted before the match started and complained about not being booked on the show. Black came out and tried to get Johnson under control, but to no avail. Sick of listening to Johnson, Jay Briscoe proposed Johnson and Black be added to the match to make it a Triple Threat.
Johnson was in control at one point, but he got cocky. Hendry took advantage of the opening and hit a Codebreaker on Johnson, and Castle followed with the Denouement for the win.
Sumie Sakai defeated Nicole Savoy
This was a much more vicious Sakai than we’ve ever seen. Sakai, who had attacked Savoy the night before after blaming her for their loss to The Allure, didn’t even wait until Savoy was through the ropes to go on the attack.
At one point, Sakai kicked the middle rope as the referee was stepping back into the ring, which had the effect of a low blow. Sakai was lucky that he decided not to disqualify her. Sakai hit a half Dragon Suplex into a bridge, but the referee was still incapacitated and couldn’t make the count. Sakai introduced a chain into the match, struck Savoy with it out of the referee’s view, and then hit Smash Mouth. The referee recovered and made the three count.
Dak Draper defeated Danhausen
The bizarre but highly entertaining Danhausen kept the significantly larger Draper off balance with his unorthodox offense and manner. Danhausen managed to score several near falls, but Draper rallied and hit Magnum KO for the win. Danhausen got a participation ribbon from Draper for his effort.
Alex Zayne defeated Bandido
Zayne, who created a buzz in July when video of him executing a 630 senton over the top rope that put his opponent through a door during a Game Changer Wrestling event went viral, put on a buzzworthy performance in his ROH debut.
In a fast-paced match with both wrestlers performing innovative, high-risk maneuvers, Zayne hit a shooting star knee drop and followed with a straightjacket pumphandle slam to score a shocking upset.
Zayne joined a short list of competitors (RUSH, Shane Taylor, Marty Scurll and Flip Gordon) who have pinned Bandido in a singles match in ROH.
Shane Taylor issued an update on his contract status
Taylor said ROH COO Joe Koff did not address his contract demands within 24 hours, so until ROH gets back to him, fans will not see him in an ROH ring. He said fans can see him wrestle Nick Gage on Jan. 31 in Texas.
LifeBlood (Mark Haskins and Tracy Williams) defeated Vincent and Bateman (w/Chuckles The Clown and Vita Von Starr) by disqualification
Haskins had the Sharpshooter locked on Vincent when Chuckles grabbed a block of wood and hit Haskins with it, causing a disqualification. After the match, Vincent and Chuckles were preparing to do more damage to Haskins with the object, but Williams chased them away with a chair.
ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham, Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) and 2 Guys 1 Tag (Silas Young and Josh Woods)
Lethal and Gresham never really got on the same page with Cobb and Maff, and The Bouncers and didn’t exactly seemed thrilled to be teamed up with Young, which was not surprising given their history. Despite the lack of cohesion, Lethal, Gresham, Cobb and Maff got the win after Cobb hit Tour of the Islands on Bruiser.
After the match, Lethal and Gresham exchanged words with Cobb and Maff. The two teams will face each other in a Proving Ground Match at Free Enterprise in Baltimore on Feb. 9.
Maria Manic gave Bully Ray a taste of his own wood
Bully came down to the ring and bullied ring announcer Bobby Cruise before getting to the matter at hand. He said Manic wasn’t there after spending the night in the hospital as a result of him splashing her through a table.
Suddenly, Manic hit the ring, speared Bully and began punching him in the face. He tried to get away, but she speared him a second time. The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon) tried to make the save, but Manic made quick work of them.
Bully clotheslined Manic and whacked her four times in the back with a chair. Bully prepared to powerbomb Manic through a table, but she stopped him with a low blow. Manic then threw Bully through a table that was set up in the corner. As a stunned Bully was carried out of the ring, Cruise got in his face and said, “You suck!”
Flip Gordon defeated Flamita
Gordon prevailed in an exciting, back-and-forth match by forcing Flamita to submit to the STF (Submit to Flip). The win allowed Gordon to gain a measure of retribution after he, Marty Scurll and Brody King lost the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title to Flamita, Bandido and Rey Horus the night before.
After the match, Gordon ripped off Flamita’s mask, which is the ultimate disrespect one can show a luchador. Flamita managed to conceal his identity before putting the mask back on.
La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee and Kenny King w/Amy Rose) defeated Villain Enterprises (ROH World Champion PCO, Marty Scurll and Brody King)
The bad blood between these two factions was escalated in this match, which quickly turned into a wild brawl that took place inside and outside the ring. As RUSH and Kenny King held up a defenseless Scurll in the air, Lee came off the top rope with a double stomp to score the victory.
Villain Enterprises will need to regroup, as LFI were the ones left standing at the end of both shows over the weekend.