Dalton Castle firmly believed the cure for his prolonged slump was a victory over the undefeated RUSH at G1 Supercard before a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden on April 6.
Instead of snapping his slide, however, Castle was steamrolled. And then he simply snapped.
Following a shocking, 16-second loss to RUSH, Castle took out his frustration by attacking his longtime, loyal companions, The Boys. A chorus of boos reigned down on Castle, one of ROH’s biggest fan favorites.
It’s possible that Castle blames the loss on The Boys. One of their feather fans was inadvertently left in the ring after Castle made his elaborate entrance, and the referee wouldn’t call for the opening bell until it was removed. One of The Boys reached in and grabbed the fan, which distracted Castle for a split second, but that was all the time the opportunistic RUSH would need to take advantage.
The bell sounded and “El Toro Blanco” came charging out of the gate and blasted Castle with a shotgun dropkick that sent Castle crashing into the corner. RUSH immediately followed up with two Bull’s Horns and scored the victory.
The brief, lopsided match was reminiscent of a famous match that took place at the Garden in 1988, when The Ultimate Warrior made quick work of The Honky Tonk Man.
Castle ignored ROHWrestling.com’s request for comment for this article.