2/9/20 - Free Enterprise - Baltimore, MD
BALTIMORE -- ROH World Champion PCO scored the winning pinfall on NWA World Champion Nick Aldis in the tag team main event at Free Enterprise at UMBC Event Center Sunday that saw PCO and Marty Scurll of Villain Enterprises defeat Aldis and RUSH.
After the match, Scurll announced that Aldis will face PCO at Supercard of Honor on April 4 in Lakeland, Fla. Scurll also said that when he faces Aldis for the NWA World Title at the Crockett Cup in April (date and venue TBA), he will write a check for $500,000 to Aldis if Aldis defeats him.
In other major developments at Free Enterprise:
* Flip Gordon won a 20-person battle royal to earn a future shot at the ROH World Title. Gordon, who competed earlier on the show and was not scheduled to appear in the battle royal, was disguised as Dragon Lee.
* Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff defeated ROH World Tag Team Champion Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham in a Proving Ground Match to earn a future title shot.
* Shane Taylor announced that all his contract demands have been met by ROH and he has re-signed. Taylor made the announcement after attacking newcomer Slex.
Here are the complete results from the show:
Mark Haskins defeated Alex Shelley
A back-and-forth battle between master technicians ended with Haskins forcing Shelley to submit to the Sharpshooter. Haskins looks to be at the absolute top of his game heading into his Triple Threat Match for the ROH World Title against champion PCO and RUSH at Gateway To Honor on Feb. 29 in St. Louis.
Righteous (Vincent and Bateman w/Chuckles and Vita Von Starr) defeated Dalton Castle and Joe Hendry
After Hendry hit the Codebreaker on Vincent, Castle set up for the Denouement, but Chuckles grabbed Castle’s legs and pulled him out of the ring. Vincent took advantage of Hendry being momentarily distracted and hit Sliced Bread on him for the win.
Flip Gordon defeated Slex
Australian star Slex looked good in his ROH debut, but Gordon prevailed in a match that could’ve gone either way. The fast-paced contest ended with Gordon hitting the Flip 5 followed by a curb stomp for the victory.
After the match, Gordon raised Slex’s hand and the audience showed their appreciation for both competitors. After Gordon headed to the back, Shane Taylor and the Soldiers of Savagery hit the ring. Taylor attacked Slex and then announced that his contract demands have been met and he’s back in ROH.
Alex Zayne defeated Alex Everett
In a matchup of freakishly agile high flyers, Zayne came out on top after hitting a shooting star stomp followed by a package pumphandle slam.
Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated Bandido and Flamita
The 11-time former ROH World Tag Team Champion Briscoes and two-thirds of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Bandido and Flamita went at it non-stop for nearly 20 minutes of fast-paced, hard-hitting action that sent the crowd into a frenzy. The Briscoes ultimately picked up the hard-fought victory after hitting the Doomsday Device on Flamita.
Flip Gordon won a 20-person battle royal to earn a future ROH World Title shot
Surprise competitors included Gangrel, Blue Meanie, Crowbar and Danhausen. During the entrances, Kenny King seemed confused when fellow La Faccion Ingobernable membner Dragon Lee came out, as he thought Lee was still in Japan. Before the bell sounded, Gangrel spit his red liquid into King’s face. In a scene reminiscent of the Honor Rumble at G1 Supercard last April when Great Muta sprayed his mist into King’s face, King seemed to be blinded.
Maria Manic was in the match, and she eliminated Brian Johnson, Rhett Titus and both Bouncers. After an exchange of chops between Manic and Silas Young, Young tried to toss her over the top rope, but she held on. Suddenly, Bully Ray ran down to ringside and pulled Manic to the floor. Bully then whacked her in the back with a chair and proceeded to powerbomb her through the announce table.
The final three were Dragon Lee, Young and Young’s tag partner Josh Woods. After Woods inadvertently eliminated Young, Lee eliminated Woods. At that point, King ran into the ring and tossed Lee over the top rope. As King celebrated his win (which was reminiscent of how he won the Honor Rumble), he failed to see that Lee held into the ropes and pulled himself back in the ring. Lee unmasked, revealing that it was Gordon. King turned around and charged at Gordon, but Gordon ducked and King went flying over the top rope onto the floor.
The order of elimination was: Gangrel, LSG, Crowbar and Eli Isom simultaneously, Dak Draper, Blue Meanie, PJ Black, Brian Johnson, Rhett Titus, The Bouncers simultaneously, Maria Manic, Delirious, Danhausen, Cheeseburger, Tracy Williams, Silas Young, Josh Woods, Kenny King.
Session Moth Martina defeated Sumie Sakai
Martina made her highly anticipated ROH debut by defeating the inaugural Women of Honor World Champion. Sakai, who has adopted a win-at-all-cost mentality, DDT’d Martina on a chair behind the back of the referee, who was incapacitated. While Sakai tried to revive the referee, Martina got back to her feet and hit the Jaeger Bomb on her. The referee recovered and made the three count.
Proving Ground Match: Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff defeated ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham
Lethal attempted Lethal Injection on Maff, but Maff countered by hoisting Lethal up on his shoulders and hitting a Burning Hammer for the victory.
Brody King defeated Rey Horus
Horus, one-third of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions, scored some near falls, but in the end the massive King hit a Gonzo Bomb to score an impressive win.
ROH World Champion PCO and Marty Scurll of Villain Enterprises defeated NWA World Champion Nick Aldis and RUSH
Aldis and RUSH surprisingly worked well together during the early stages of the match, but after Aldis inadvertently hit RUSH, RUSH abandoned him. Scurll did his finger-break spot on Aldis, and PCO followed with a chokeslam and moonsault to pick up the victory.