1/26/19 - Road To G1 Supercard - San Antonio, TX
Saturday night at Austin Highway Event Center in San Antonio, Ring of Honor presented Road to G1 Supercard: San Antonio. Watch the replay now on HonorClub!
The semifinals and finals of the Tag Wars tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles headlined the final stop of the Road to G1 Supercard tour. Plus, WOH World Champion Kelly Klein and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom put their titles on the line, the sensational Bandido competed in singles action, and more!
-- Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova) defeated Karl Fredericks, Alex Coughlin and Clark Connors of the NJPW L.A. Dojo
-- ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) defeated Dalton Castle and The Boys
-- “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams (w/Tenille Dashwood) defeated Rhett Titus
-- Tag Wars Semifinals Three-Way Match: PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) and Kenny King and MVP
-- -- Tag Wars Semifinals Three-Way Match: Juice Robinson and David Finlay of LifeBlood defeated Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) and ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham
-- WOH World Title Match: Champion Kelly Klein defeated Sumie Sakai
-- ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb and Willie Mack defeated Silas Young and Shane Taylor by disqualification
-- Bandido defeated Rocky Romero
-- “The Villain” Marty Scurll defeated Mark Haskins
-- Tag Wars Final: PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises defeated Juice Robinson and David Finlay of LifeBlood
Karl Fredericks, Alex Coughlin and Clark Connors of the NJPW L.A. Dojo vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova)
After Connors speared Cheeseburger, the Young Lions isolated him and scored a couple near falls. Cheeseburger eventually tagged in Nova, who was a house of fire until he was extinguished by a big dropkick from Coughlin. At one point, the Young Lions had all three members of 3S in Boston Crabs. 3S rallied, as Isom hit Air Raid Crash on Fredericks for a near fall. Isom followed up with a brainbuster on Fredericks for the win.
After the match, ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) came down to the ring. Taven disingenuously congratulated 3S on their victory. He said one day The Kingdom will defend their titles against them, but it won’t be this day. Taven said they defend the titles when they want to. 3S got in The Kingdom’s faces, but The Kingdom attacked them and tossed them out of the ring.
Dalton Castle and The Boys came out. Castle pushed The Kingdom’s buttons and got them to agree to defend their titles against him and The Boys right now.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) vs. Dalton Castle and The Boys
The challengers got off to a fast start, but the tide turned after Taven connected with Just the Tip on one of The Boys. The Kingdom isolated that Boy for a several minutes before he was able to tag in Castle, who seized control of the match. He used both Boys as weapons, repeatedly tossing them over the top rope onto The Kingdom members. Later, one of The Boys inadvertently hit Castle with an elbow. O’Ryan and Marseglia immediately capitalized on the miscue by hitting House of 1,000 Horses on Castle for the win.
After the match, The Boys helped Castle to his feet, but Castle shoved them out of frustration. Castle then regained his composure and helped them up.
Rhett Titus vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams (w/Tenille Dashwood)
Williams used his superior wrestling skills to control the early stages of the match, but Titus proved to be surprisingly resilient. As Williams was perched on the top rope about to execute a move, Titus hit him with a dropkick that sent him crashing to the floor. Outside the ring, Titus suggestively touched Dashwood’s arm, and she shoved him down. Williams came off the apron with both knees to Titus’ face. Back inside the ring, Williams hit a big clothesline and then applied a crossface that forced Titus to tap out.
Tag Wars Semifinals Three-Way Match: The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) vs. PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises vs. Kenny King and MVP
It didn’t take long for this to degenerate in a brawl, with all three teams fighting each other both inside and outside the ring. At one point, Kenny King and MVP isolated Brody King, and later The Bouncers isolated MVP. Bruiser hit a crossbody off the top rope onto PCO and Brody King on the floor. In the end, PCO hit a moonsault on Bruiser for the victory.
Tag Wars Semifinals Three-Way Match: Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) vs. ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham vs. Juice Robinson and David Finlay of LifeBlood
Robinson and Finlay isolated LSG, and Robinson hit a spinebuster on him for a near fall. LSG eventually tagged in Ali, who hit a powerbomb on Finlay, but Robinson made the save. Ali hit a flip dive over the top rope onto Lethal, Gresham, Robinson and Finlay. Later, Robinson and Finlay landed a flapjack on Ali. Robinson then nailed Ali with the Left Hand of God, and Finlay followed with Trash Panda for the victory.
WOH World Title Match: Champion Kelly Klein (w/Camp Klein) vs. Sumie Sakai
Sakai, looking to regain the title she lost to Klein at Final Battle last month, got off to a fast start and went on to score near falls on a TJ Neckbreaker and a top-rope Frankensteiner. After members of Camp Klein tried to interfere, Sakai took them out with a crossbody off the top rope to the floor. Later, Camp Klein distracted Sakai, which allowed Klein to hit her K-Power finisher, but Sakai kicked out at two. Sakai landed her Smash Mouth finisher, but Klein also kicked out at two. Klein answered with a Super K-Power off the middle rope and then applied her End of the Match submission. Sakai went limp and the referee called for the bell.
After the match, Twisted Sisterz (Holidead and Thunder Rosa) hit the ring and planted Sakai with a double powerbomb. Madison Rayne, who teamed with Sakai against Twisted Sisterz the night before in Houston, was not in the building to make the save. Holidead said that Women of Honor has been put on notice.
Later in the show, Klein came out to the announce table to say that she wants to face Japanese star Mayu Iwatani for the title at Bound by Honor in Miami on Feb. 10.
Silas Young and Shane Taylor vs. ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb and Willie Mack
Young and Taylor isolated Mack, but when Mack finally tagged in Cobb, the ROH World Television Champion took over. Cobb’s strength was on full display as he tossed around both opponents. Young and Taylor halted his momentum after Taylor stunned him with a big right hand. Young followed with a lung blower and Taylor hit a spinebuster for a near fall. Later, all four men were down, and Bully Ray came down to the ring to berate referee Todd Sinclair, once again blaming Sinclair for his loss to Flip Gordon in an I Quit Match at Final Battle. Cobb got in Bully’s face, but Young hit a low blow on Cobb from behind, and Sinclair called for the bell awarded the match to Cobb and Mack by disqualification. Taylor then KO’d Mack. Bully talked trash to Cobb and Mack while they were down.
Rocky Romero vs. Bandido
Bandido had his back wrapped after getting banged up the previous two nights of the tour in Dallas and Houston. Romero entered the match on a high after winning a Proving Ground Match in Houston over Dalton Castle and ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb to earn a title shot at Bound by Honor in Miami on Feb. 10. Romero was reluctant to target Bandido’s bad back early in the match, but eventually he realized he had to do it. With Bandido draped over the top rope, Romero hit a springboard dropkick to Bandido’s back for a near fall.
The resilient Bandido rallied. He landed the West Knee and a pop-up cutter for a near fall. Bandido went for 21 Plex, but Romero countered with a roll-up for a near fall. Bandido went for the move again, and this time he connected to score the win.
Mark Haskins vs. “The Villain” Marty Scurll
Haskins and Scurll have been both opponents and partners numerous times in their home country of England over the past decade. They hugged and shook hands before the match, but as soon as the opening bell sounded, they began slugging it out and held nothing back. At times, the action spilled out of the ring and continued around ringside. Scurll hit a tornado DDT for a near fall, and Haskins answered with a double stomp off the top rope for a near fall. Haskins also hit Falcon Arrow for a two count. A series of pinning combinations and reversals ended with Scurll getting enough leverage to score a three count. After the intense match was over, Scurll and Haskins embraced once again.
Tag Wars Final: Juice Robinson and David Finlay of LifeBlood vs. PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises
PCO and King isolated Finlay early in the match. After Finlay made the tag, Robinson hit two running clotheslines on King and went for a cannonball, but King back-body-dropped him into the corner. Later, after PCO clotheslined Robinson and Finlay over the top rope and out of the ring, King back-body-dropped PCO over the top rope onto them. Back inside the ring, King hit a Gonzo Bomb on Finlay for the victory. By winning Tag Wars, King and PCO earned a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at ROH 17th Anniversary on March 15.
After the match, ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe hit the ring and attacked PCO and King with chairs. Mark Briscoe placed PCO on a table outside the ring and hit Froggy Bow, sending PCO through the table. Remarkably, PCO got up and the brawl continued. Security tried to seperate the four men to no avail. Mark Briscoe and PCO nailed each other with repeated chair shots to the head as the show went off the air.