GLORY BY HONOR: BALTIMORE RECAP
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal puts his title on the line against a man who has had his number in the past -- “The Last Real Men in Pro Wrestling” Silas Young; Cody and The Young Bucks defend the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles against SoCal Uncensored; Bully Ray and Jonathan Gresham battle in a No-Disqualification Match; “The Villain” Marty Scurll and Shane “Hurricane” Helms collide in their third meeting and more!
-- “Hangman” Adam Page defeated Shane Taylor
-- The Kingdom’s Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan defeated Flip Gordon and Cheeseburger (substituting for Kenny King)
-- ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb defeated Eli Isom in a non-title match
-- ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) in a non-title match
-- Shane “Hurricane” Helms and Marty Scurll battled to a double-disqualification
-- WOH World Champion Sumie Sakai and Dr. Britt Baker defeated Jenny Rose and Stella Grey
-- Bully Ray defeated Jonathan Gresham in a No-Disqualification Match
-- ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Cody and The Young Bucks defeated SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) in a title match
-- ROH World Champion Jay Lethal defeated Silas Young in a title match
Shane Taylor vs. “Hangman” Adam Page
Taylor took the early advantage with a big right hand to the face and a draping stunner. Page mounted a brief rally, but Taylor shut him down with a vicious clothesline for a near fall. Taylor then hit a cannonball and went for a legdrop on the apron, but Page moved just in time.
Page finally got on a roll, connecting with two suicide dives and a moonsault off the top rope onto Taylor on the floor. Page then hit a high crossbody in the ring for a near fall. After both men traded near falls, Taylor set up for a Vader Bomb, but Page countered with a powerbomb and then got the big man up for Rite of Passage for the victory.
The Kingdom’s Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan vs. Flip Gordon and Kenny King
After The Kingdom and Gordon made their entrances, King’s music played but he didn’t come out. Marseglia and O’Ryan took advantage of the situation by attacking Gordon as he was looking toward the stage for his partner. Gordon was left to face both Kingdom members in a handicap match. Gordon did his best, but he couldn’t sustain an advantage due to the numbers game.
Suddenly, Cheeseburger came down to ringside to a huge ovation and was allowed to be Gordon’s substitute partner. The Kingdom were caught off guard, which allowed Gordon to deliver superkicks to both of them and tag in Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger ran wild on Marseglia and O’Ryan while Gordon tried to recover outside the ring. However, Cheeseburger also fell victim to the numbers game, as The Kingdom hit House of a Thousand Horses for a tainted win.
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb vs. Eli Isom (w/Ryan Nova) in a non-title match
Isom had some success early in the match with a stick-and-move strategy, but a missile dropkick failed to take the powerful Cobb off his feet. Cobb got his hands on Isom and delivered an overheard belly to belly suplex followed by a pair of hip tosses across the ring. In an impressive display of strength, Cobb hit a delayed vertical suplex off the middle rope for a near fall. Then, in an impressive display of athleticism, Cobb hit a standing moonsault for a near fall.
Isom eventually mounted a rally and set up for a move off the second rope, but Cobb thwarted him with a dropkick. Isom came back with a running blockbuster for a two count, but Cobb responded with a lariat that turned Isom inside out. Cobb finished off Isom with Tour of the Islands. After the match, Cobb helped Isom to his feet and adhered to the Code of Honor.
ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) in a non-title match
Almost immediately, the Briscoes took the fight to the outside against the behemoths. The Bouncers eventually used their size advantage to take control of the match and isolate Jay Briscoe. The tide turned in the champions’ favor after Jay tagged in Mark Briscoe, who hit a flurry of moves, including a Russian Leg Sweep on Bruiser for a near fall.
As the Briscoes set up for a double suplex off the top rope on Bruiser, Milonas got underneath them and sent all three men crashing to the mat. As Bruiser held Jay across his knee, Milonas hit a legdrop off the middle rope on Jay and went for a cover, but Mark broke up the pin just in time. The Briscoes rallied, hitting a double suplex on Milonas followed by a cutter on Bruiser by Jay. Mark then hit Froggy Bow on Bruiser for the win.
After the match, The Bouncers offered each of the Briscoes a can of beer as a show of respect. The champions accepted, and the teams toasted each other.
Shane “Hurricane” Helms vs. Marty Scurll
With each man having won a match in their two previous encounters, this was the rubber match between the superhero and “The Villain. After Helms made his entrance, Scurll’s music played and it appeared that he had come out to stage wearing his familiar bird mask. However, Scurll attacked Helms from behind in the ring, and the figure on the stage revealed himself to be Adam Page.
Scurll immediately took the fight to the outside before tossing Helms back in the ring and scoring a near fall. Helms rallied with Eye of the Hurricane on the apron and then applied a figure-four leglock/Texas Cloverleaf combination. Scurll made it to the ropes to force a break and then went on the offensive, targeting Helms’ neck. Scurll hit a superplex, but Helms turned it into a cradle for for a near fall, and then Scurll reversed it for a near fall of his own.
Scurll inadvertently nailed the referee with a running European uppercut. Helms hit a chokeslam and made a cover, but the referee was incapacitated. Scurll took advantage of the situation by delivering a low blow and hitting a Ghostbuster. A second referee came out after Scurll made a cover, but Helms kicked out. Both men went for a chokeslam. As the referee tried to get between them, they double-chokeslammed him. Helms and Scurll began slugging it out, and the original referee disqualified both of them.
Security entered the ring to try to separate Helms and Scull, but Page came out and began throwing around the security members. Helms speared Page, but Scurll attacked Helms from behind. As Page held Helms, Scurll removed Helms’ mask and left with it.
Later in the show, it was announced that a No Disqualifications rematch between Helms and Scurll was signed for the international television tapings Oct. 14 in Philadelphia.
WOH World Champion Sumie Sakai and Dr. Britt Baker vs. Jenny Rose and Stella Grey
After several minutes of back-and-forth action, Sakai locked in an armbar on Grey, but Grey got to the ropes to force a break. Later, Grey turned a double suplex attempt by Sakai and Baker into a double DDT. Rose hit a double spear and covered Sakai for a near fall, and followed with a fisherman’s suplex for another near fall on the champion.
Sakai came back with a top rope hurricanrana and running knee on Rose to score a near fall. Baker hit a Rocker Dropper on Rose for a two count, and Rose answered with a spear for another near fall. Baker went on to hit a TKO on Grey for the victory.
Bully Ray vs. Jonathan Gresham in a No-Disqualification Match
Bully made his entrance by bullying the ring announcer and referee and then insulting the fans, who mocked him by throwing streamers at him. After Gresham came out, Bully told him that Gresham’s wife “has bigger balls than you.” That fired up Gresham who was all over Bully until a big back-body drop halted his momentum. Bully missed a senton off the top rope, however, and Gresham went back on the attack both in and out of the ring.
Bully eventually regained the advantage and punished Gresham with chair shots to the back. Once again, Gresham rallied. He caught Bully in a sleeper hold, but a fading Bully raked the referee’s eyes. Gresham applied The Octopus, and Bully tapped out, but the referee was down and didn’t see it. Gresham released the hold to check on him, and was met with a kick to the face from Bully after he turned around.
Bully set up a table in the ring and placed Gresham on it. He went for a splash off the middle rope, but Gresham moved and Bully went crashing through the table. Gresham covered him for a near fall, and then hit a Shooting Star Splash for another near fall. Gresham grabbed a kendo stick, but before he could use it, Bully kicked him low and pinned him. After the match, the deplorable Ray shoved down the referee before exiting.
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Cody (w/Brandi Rhodes and Burnard The Business Bear) and Young Bucks Matt and Nick Jackson (champions) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
Cody and Kazarian started the match, but instead of locking up, they cut a commercial for their new cigar line, with Brandi entering the ring to film it. After that was over, the two men shook hands, but Kazarian immediately followed with a punch to the face. Cody and The Bucks quickly gained the advantage with a series of double- and triple-team moves before Daniels landed a Blue Thunder Bomb on Matt Jackson. SCU isolated Matt for several minutes before he eventually tagged in Cody,
Cody applied a figure-four leglock to Sky, and then the Bucks put Daniels and Kazarian in Sharpshooters. Sky made it to the ropes to force a break. Cody hit Cross Rhodes on Daniels, but Kazarian and Sky made the save. The Bucks landed a double superkick on Daniels, and Cody hit another Cross Rhodes for the win.
Matt Taven makes unannounced appearance
Taven, accompanied by fellow Kingdom members Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan, came to the ring with his own stylized ROH World Title belt. He proclaimed himself to be the real world champion and said he earned it by beating all of the fans’ favorites, both past and present. He said the belt should’ve been handed to him months ago when he had then-champion Dalton Castle pinned for an eight-count in the four-way title match that Jay Lethal ended up winning.
Taven said the “Kingdom Conspiracy” is dead and he will be a fighting champion, but no one in the locker room has earned a title shot.
ROH World Title Match: Jay Lethal (champion) vs. Silas Young
Young, who defeated Lethal in a Last Man Standing Match in their last one-on-one encounter a little over a year ago, was one step ahead of Lethal in the early stages of the match. Lethal took control after the match spilled to the outside, as he rammed Young into the barricade and suplexed him on the floor. Back inside the ring, Young regained the advantage and scored a couple near falls.
The champion came back and hit Lethal Injection, but Young kicked out to the shock of everyone. The champion went for the move again, but Young countered it and hit his plunge for a near fall. Lethal rallied with a flurry of offense, including three successive suicide dives, a missile dropkick, Lethal Combination and flying elbow. He went for Lethal Injection again, but the resilient Young rolled up Lethal and came within an eyelash of scoring a three count. Ultimately, Lethal hit another Lethal Injection for the win.
Cody and Kenny King challenge the champ
After the match, Cody came down to the ring with his IWGP U.S. Title belt around his waist. He told Lethal that he still hasn’t received his one-on-one rematch for the ROH World Title he lost to Dalton Castle at Final Battle last year, and he wants it. He told Lethal to make the match. Before Lethal could respond, King came out to join them.
King said Cody has been on a roll, but only one of his three titles says “ROH” on it and The Young Bucks had to help him get it. King said he’s been undefeated since getting in touch with his inner Ric Flair. He boasted about his victories over Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Cody’s Bullet Club teammates Marty Scurll and Adam Page. King said he’s focused on Lethal and claimed that Lethal has never defeated him. He told Lethal to give him a title shot.
Lethal told King that he understands why Cody is out there, but disrespecting him is not the way to get a title shot. Lethal said he’ll defend the title anytime, anywhere.