8/9/19 - Summer Supercard - Toronto, ON
TORONTO, Ont. -- The Briscoes were bloodied and battered, but they refused to be beaten. In a Ladder War that took their bitter feud with Guerrillas of Destiny to new heights, the 11-time ROH World Tag Team Champions successfully defended their titles against the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions in the main event at Ring of Honor’s Summer Supercard Friday night:
Three other titles were on the line, as ROH World Champion Matt Taven faced the returning Alex Shelley; ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor squared off with LifeBlood’s Tracy Williams; and Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein took on rising star Tasha Steelz.
-- Villain Enterprises’ PCO and Brody King defeated The Kingdom’s TKO O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia
-- Marty Scurll defeated PJ Black
-- WOH World Title Match: Champion Kelly Klein defeated Tasha Steelz
-- LifeBlood’s Bandido and Mark Haskins defeated Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham
-- No-Disqualification Match: RUSH defeated Dalton Castle
-- ROH World Television Title Match: Champion Shane Taylor defeated Tracy Williams
-- Trios Match: Caristico, Soberano Jr. and Stuka Jr. defeated Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero and Templario
-- ROH World Title Match: Champion Matt Taven defeated Alex Shelley
-- Ladder War for ROH World Tag Team Titles: Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
Villain Enterprises’ PCO and Brody King vs. The Kingdom’s TKO O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia
It was all PCO and King early, but The Kingdom survived the onslaught and took control by isolating PCO. Eventually PCO tagged in King, who ran wild on both Kingdom members. King hit the Gonzo Bomb on O’Ryan, and PCO followed with a moonsault off the top rope for the victory.
After the match, The Kingdom began jawing with The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas), who were sitting in the front row. It didn’t take long for punches to be thrown and a brawl to ensue. Security came out to separate the feuding teams.
PJ Black vs. Silas Young
After Black made his entrance, Young came down to the ring in street clothes and grabbed a microphone. Young said that he’s been unprofessional because he’d been drinking some whiskey today. He also said that since he defeated Black the last time they wrestled, there was no need to face him again. Young said Black would have to earn a rematch with him, and he headed to the back.
Black said he came there to wrestle, so he asked if anyone in the back wanted to face him. “The Villain” Marty Scurll answered the challenge, and the match was on.
PJ Black vs. Marty Scurll
Scurll charged with his umbrella and swung it at Black, but Black ducked and quickly seized control of the match. He hit a super hurricanrana and moonsault off the top rope for a near fall. Later, Black scored near falls on a Spanish Fly off the top rope, a cutter and a springboard moonsault. Scurll came back and did his finger-break move. Scurll then hit Black Plague to escape with the win.
WOH World Title Match: Champion Kelly Klein vs. Tasha Steelz
The champion was in control for the majority of the match, punishing Steelz with an assortment of suplexes. However, Steelz proved to be very resilient. At one point, Steelz caught Klein with a cutter out of nowhere, but a stunned Klein was able to get to the ropes before Steelz could cover her. Eventually, Klein hit K-Power to finish off the plucky challenger.
After the match, Klein helped up Steelz and raised her hand in a show of respect. Suddenly, The Allure’s Angelina Love charged the ring and clotheslined both women from behind. Love hit the Botox Injection on Klein and Steelz, and then grabbed Klein’s championship belt and stood over her.
Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham vs. LifeBlood’s Bandido and Mark Haskins
In keeping with his recent change in attitude, Gresham displayed a cocky demeanor. He also again showed his willingness to bend the rules. As Bandido hit the ropes, Gresham pulled down the middle rope, sending Bandido crashing to the floor. Lethal wasn’t happy with Gresham, who ignored Lethal and tagged himself in. Gresham grabbed a chair and prepared to use it on Bandido outside the ring. Lethal stopped him, and Gresham responded by shoving his partner to the mat.
Later, Lethal had the figure-four leglock on Haskins, but Haskins refused to submit. Gresham had been holding back Bandido to prevent him from making the save, but Bandido eventually broke free and powerbombed Gresham onto Lethal to break the hold. Bandido hit a pop-up cutter. Bandido countered Lethal Injection and hit the GTS followed by 21 Plex. Haskins applied the Sharpshooter to Lethal, and the two-time ROH World Champion tapped out.
Flip Gordon attacks Tracy Williams
After Williams entered the ring for his match against ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor, Gordon came out and attacked Williams’ left shoulder with repeated shots from a kendo stick. The match was off, at least for now.
No-Disqualification Match: Dalton Castle vs. RUSH
Castle made his entrance with two “Boys” (not the original Boys) wearing cow masks, and Castle put on a matador hat, all to mock “El Toro Blanco” RUSH. Once in the ring, Castle “lanced” the “Boys” with his riding crop.
The fun and games ended the moment RUSH hit the ring. He was all over Castle until his momentum was halted by a shot to the face with Castle’s riding crop. Castle body-slammed RUSH over the barricade into the front row and assaulted him with a chair. Eventually, RUSH fired up, throwing Castle into the barricade twice and powerbombing him onto a table at ringside. He went on to hit Bull’s Horns for the victory.
ROH World Television Title Match: Champion Shane Taylor vs. Tracy Williams
Williams came out first and said that Flip Gordon will need to do more than what he did to keep him from facing Taylor tonight. Taylor seized control of the match and targeted Williams’ injured shoulder. After Taylor missed a splash off the top rope, Williams applied the STF. Taylor got to the ropes to break the hold. Shortly thereafter, Taylor hit Greetings from 216 for the win.
Trios Match: Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero and Templario vs. Caristico, Soberano Jr. and Stuka Jr.
The six CMLL stars thrilled the crowd with rapid, high-flying moves and non-stop action. In the end, Caristico forced Cavernario to tap out to La Mistica. If this match is any indication, the Global Wars Espectacular tour next month is going to be must-see.
ROH World Title Match: Champion Matt Taven vs. Alex Shelley
The challenger was one step ahead of the champion during the early stages of the match. Shelley went for Sliced Bread outside the ring, but Taven countered by slamming him through a table. They continued to battle inside and outside the ring until Shelley eventually regained the momentum.
Shelley hit Blade Runner (the move he taught to former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White) for a near fall. He then hit two suplexes and Sliced Bread for a near fall. Taven came back and hit Climax, but Shelley turned it into a pinning combination for yet another near fall. Taven hit Just The Tip and Climax again, and this time he got the three count.
After the match, Taven grabbed a microphone and said Shelley’s name can be added to the long list of challengers he’s defeated, including “the unbeatable PCO” and “the undefeated Jeff Cobb.” He said he’s on pace to become the greatest ROH World Champion of all time. At that point, RUSH’s music played. The undefeated RUSH came down to the ring and got in Taven’s face. Taven told RUSH he’ll never be world champion, and then he exited the ring.
Ladder War for ROH World Tag Team Titles: Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
The hatred between the two best tag teams in the sport runs deep, and that was evident right from the beginning of the match, as they swung chairs at one another as soon as the opening bell sounded. They continued to assault each other with chairs, ladder and tables, and both Briscoes were busted open. Jay Briscoe, in particular, was gushing blood from his forehead and had a large laceration on his back.
Mark Briscoe hit a Blockbuster on Loa off the top rope through a table outside the ring. Jay Briscoe hit a sick-looking Jay Driller on Tonga off the apron through a table. Mark then hit a frog splash off the top of a tall ladder that sent Loa crashing through a table. As Mark climbed a ladder inside the ring, Tonga came flying off another ladder and hit a Stun Gun on him. It came down to Jay Briscoe and Tonga battling at the top of a ladder. Jay nailed Tonga with a headbutt that knocked him off the ladder. Jay then pulled down the tag belts for the victory.