At the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore on March 31 -- six days before G1 Supercard at sold-out Madison Square Garden -- ROH World Tag Team Champions PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises put their titles on the line against the 10-time former champions Jay and Mark Briscoe; “The Villain” Marty Scurll put his spot in the ROH World Title triple threat ladder match at G1 Supercard on the line against Shane Taylor; ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb teamed together in a triple threat tag match against LifeBlood (Juice Robinson and Bandido) and The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia), and more!
-- RUSH defeated “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams
-- Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova) defeated Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) and Colin Delaney
-- Mark Haskins defeated Silas Young
-- Kris Stadtlander and Tasha Steelz defeated Sumie Sakai and Jenny Rose, Gabby Ortiz and Karissa Rivera in a triple threat tag match
-- ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Champions PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises and the Briscoes were both disqualified
-- Kenny King defeated PJ Black
-- “The Villain” Marty Scurll defeated Shane Taylor to retain his spot in the ROH World Title triple threat ladder match at G1 Supercard
-- ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb defeated The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) and LifeBlood (IWGP U.S. Champion Juice Robinson and Bandido) in a triple threat tag match
“Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams vs. RUSH
RUSH immediately took the fight outside the ring, where he threw Williams into the guardrail three times. Williams answered by tossing RUSH into the guardrail. The two competitors then engaged in a chopfest before unleashing a series of high impact moves and strikes.
RUSH hit a snap German suplex for a near fall and a brainbuster for another two count. Williams came back with a spike DDT off the middle rope for a near fall. RUSH landed a superplex, but Williams kicked out at two. As Williams charged across the ring, RUSH caught him with an overhead belly to belly suplex into the corner. RUSH then connected with the Bull’s Horns basement dropkick in the corner for the victory.
After the match, Dalton Castle and The Boys came to the stage while RUSH was still in the ring. Castle told RUSH that he will beat him and “smash your face” when they face off at G1 Supercard.
Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) and Colin Delaney vs. Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova)
After several minutes of back and forth action and high-impact moves, Ali hit a Doctor Bomb on Isom, but Cheeseburger broke up Ali’s pin attempt. Later, Coast 2 Coast and Delaney set up for Coast to Coast on Isom, but Cheeseburger and Nova stopped them. Cheeseburger hit Shotei on Delaney. As Isom and Nova held an outstretched Delaney, Cheeseburger came off the top rope with a double stomp on Delaney’s back for the win.
Silas Young vs. Mark Haskins
Young took the advantage after hitting a springboard clothesline on Haskins, who was on the apron and had his right knee draped across the middle rope. From there, Young targeted the LifeBlood member’s knee. Haskins rallied and trapped Young in the Sharpshooter, but Young made it to the ropes to force a break. Haskins then locked on a bridging armbreaker, but Young got his foot on the bottom rope.
Haskins hit Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Young came back with the plunge for a near fall. Haskins went for a sunset flip from the apron, but Young grabbed onto the ropes and had Haskins pinned. Referee Todd Sinclair ordered Young to let go of the ropes. After Young refused, Sinclair kicked Young’s hands off the ropes. Young fell back onto the mat and Haskins pinned him for the win.
After the match, Young confronted Sinclair about kicking his hands off the ropes. Bully Ray then came down to the ring and tried to bully Sinclair into reversing the decision. When Sinclair refused, Bully threatened to take it out on Haskins, who was down after having been kicked low by Young.
Before Bully and Silas could make good on their threat to put Haskins through a table, LifeBlood members Juice Robinson, Bandido and Tracy Williams came down to the ring, and Bully and Young retreated. Robinson demanded that Bully step into the ring and face him. Robinson told Bully he accepts his open challenge for a New York City Street Fight at G1 Supercard.
Note: Later in the show it was reported that Haskins had been attacked by an unknown assailant or assailants backstage.
Sumie Sakai and Jenny Rose vs. Gabby Ortiz and Karissa Rivera vs. Kris Stadtlander and Tasha Steelz
Sakai and Rose gained the early advantage by isolating Ortiz. Later, Stadtlander and Steelz isolated Rivera. After Sakai was tagged back in, the former Women of Honor World Champion hit a missile dropkick on Stadtlander and a Saito Suplex for a near fall. Sakai then hit a crossbody off the top rope onto Stadtlander and Steelz on the floor. After the action got back inside the ring, Stadtlander connected on a knee to the face of Ortiz, and then hit her Big Bang Theory finisher for the win.
After the match, Kelly Klein came out and said that she respects Mayu Iwatani, but she will defeat Iwatani for the WOH World Title at G1 Supercard. Klein said that after she wins the title she will defend it against anyone who wants an opportunity. Sakai, who has been seconding Iwatani during Iwatani’s matches in WOH, told Klein that Iwatani is better than her and will beat her at MSG.
ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Champions PCO and Brody King of Villain Enterprises vs. Jay and Mark Briscoe
The action was hard-hitting and intense and took place both in the ring and on the floor right from the opening bell. Mark Briscoe prepared to hit a move off the top rope, but King pushed him off and Briscoe went crashing through a table on the floor. Later, PCO missed a cannonball off the top rope intended for Mark Briscoe and landed hard on the apron.
Jay Briscoe connected on a splash off the top rope onto PCO, and Mark Briscoe followed with Froggy Bow and went for a cover, but King made the save. At that point, the teams began hitting each other with chairs, and referee Todd Sinclair disqualified both teams.
After the match, the Briscoes hit a pair of double superplexes on PCO onto a pile of chairs and the barricade sign. The Briscoes did not leave as the 11-time ROH World Tag Team Champions, but they did leave PCO and King in bad shape six days before the fourway match at G1 Supercard for the ROH World and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles between the Briscoes, PCO and King, IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Guerrillas of Destiny and EVIL ans SANADA.
Kenny King vs. PJ Black
The two evenly matched competitors went move for move with one another throughout the match. Black hit a double stomp off the top rope for a near fall, but King answered with a spinebuster for a near fall. Black scored three more near falls off a springboard moonsault, cutter and neckbreaker.
Black set up for a move off the top rope, but King “inadvertently” bumped the referee into the ropes, which caused Black to slip and straddle the top rope. King followed with the Royal Flush for the win.
After the match, King announced that he just re-signed with ROH for two years. He said that ROH management immediately disrespected him by putting him in the Honor Rumble on the G1 Supercard pre-show. King demanded to enter the Rumble at No. 1. He said he will eliminate all the ROH competitors and then he’ll make the “decrepit Japanese legends” in the Rumble bend the knee.
Shane Taylor vs. “The Villain” Marty Scurll
The stipulation for the match is that if Taylor wins, he takes Scurll’s place in the triple threat ladder match for the ROH World Title at G1 Supercard against ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and Matt Taven. Taylor, outweighing Scurll by more than 150 pounds, used his size and power advantage to take control of the match. Taylor scored a near fall after hitting a draping stunner.
Scurll mounted a rally and hit a tornado DDT for a near fall. Later, Scurll got Taylor up for a brainbuster, but Taylor again kicked out at two. At that point, Taven came down to the ring and got up on the apron. While referee Paul Turner and Scurll were distracted by Taven, Taylor wrapped a chain around his fist and delivered a low blow to Scurll. Then Taylor nailed Scurll in the face with the chain and made a cover. Turner turned around and made the three count.
Taylor was announced as the winner, but then senior referee Todd Sinclair came down to the ring and informed Turner of what happened. Turner ordered the match be restarted. While Taylor continued to yell at Sinclair, Scurll came up behind Taylor, locked on the Chicken Wing and forced him to tap out.
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb vs. The Kingdom (TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) and LifeBlood (IWGP U.S. Champion Juice Robinson and Bandido)
Lethal, Cobb, Robinson and Bandido refused to let The Kingdom tag into the match in the early going, which frustrated O’Ryan and Marseglia. When The Kingdom finally got in, they isolated Robinson. After being worked over by The Kingdom for several minutes, Robinson tagged in Bandido, who ran wild on both Kingdom members.
Bandido hit a Spanish Fly on Marseglia, but Lethal broke up the pin. Cobb went for a crossbody off the middle rope onto Bandido, but in an amazing show of strength, Bandido caught him and power-slammed him. Then, in an amazing display of agility, Bandido did a corkscrew dive off the top rope onto Lethal, Robinson and The Kingdom. Bandido hit 21 Plex on Marseglia, but Cobb and O’Ryan made the save. Shortly thereafter, Lethal hit Lethal Injection on Marseglia for the victory.
After the match, Lethal, Marty Scurll and Matt Taven had a stare-down in the ring.
Jay Lethal and Jeff Cobb
Shinobi Shadow Squad
Coast 2 Coast and Colin Delaney
Sumie Sakai and Jenny Rose
Kris Stadtlander and Tasha Steelz
Gabby Ortiz and Karissa Rivera