The feud between LifeBlood and Villain Enterprises rages on with a dream match between Bandido and “The Villain” Marty Scurll. Also on this episode: The Briscoes put the ROH World Tag Team Titles on line in a dream match against Hall of Famers The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express; The Allure’s Angelina Love and former WOH World Champion Sumie Sakai square off for the first time, and more!
“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #417
Airdate: Weekend of Sept. 14, 2019
Highlights From Honor for All (Aug. 25): ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
Morton hit a suicide dive on both Briscoes. After the Briscoes gained the advantage, they placed Morton on a table outside the ring. Mark Briscoe went to the top rope, but Gibson shoved him off; Morton got off the table and Mark went crashing through it. Morton and Gibson connected on a double dropkick on Jay Briscoe, but he kicked out of the pin. Morton rolled up Jay for a near fall. Jay came back with a neckbreaker on Morton. Mark hit Froggy Bow on Morton for the win.
Marty Scurll backstage interview
Scurll said that Bandido is one of the best wrestlers in the world but for some reason he hides behind a mask. Scurll said he doesn’t need to hide anything, and Bandido will find out why in their match tonight.
Bandido backstage interview
Bandido said tonight Scurll will meet “the most wanted in the world.”
Highlights from Saturday Night at Center Stage (Aug. 24): The Allure’s Angelina Love (w/Mandy Leon) vs. Sumie Sakai
Sakai applied a Cross Armbreaker, but Love made it to the ropes. Leon sprayed hair spray in Sakai’s face behind the referee’s back, and Love followed with Botox Injection for the victory.
Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein backstage interview
Klein said that Angelina Love keeps saying she’ll name the time and the place when they meet for the title, but Love still hasn’t done it. Klein told Love to name the time and place and she’ll be there, but will Love?
ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor backstage interview
Taylor said the biggest gamble for Flip Gordon and Tracy Williams in Las Vegas will be when they get in the ring with him for a Triple Threat Match at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 27. Taylor said the house wins, and he’ll walk out of Las Vegas still the champion.
Rhett Titus addresses his future
Speaking from his home, Titus said he’s been thinking about what Kenny King had to say about him, and there’s a lot of truth to it. He said maybe he hasn’t been as focused as he should. He wondered how things would be different if he didn’t take any shortcuts and worked harder than ever. He said he’s about to treat every match like his first and like it could be his last.
Shaheem Ali vs. Rhett Titus
Titus hit a slingshot Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Titus then went for a slingshot cross body to the outside, but Ali caught him and landed an overhead suplex on the floor. Back inside the ring, Ali hit a frog slash, but Titus kicked out at one. Ali attempted a second frog splash, but Titus rolled out of the way. Titus connected on two running boots to the face in the corner. He followed up with a discus kick for the win.
ROH World Champion Matt Taven backstage interview
Taven said that one year ago in Arena Mexico RUSH changed his life forever by shaving his head. Taven said what RUSH really did was light a fire under him that led to him winning the ROH World Title. He said he is not the same Matt Taven he was a year ago. Taven said when they meet at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 27, RUSH needs to remember that nothing happens unless he says so.
Highlights from Saturday Night at Center Stage: Bandido vs. Marty Scurll
The two top stars were meeting in a singles match for the first time in an ROH ring. It was a stalemate early until Scurll poked Bandido in the eyes. Bandido rallied and hit Fosbury Flop. Scurll came back with a powerbomb for a near fall and Ghostbuster for a near fall. Bandido landed a GTS and standing shooting star press for near falls. Bandido hit a fallaway moonsault slam, but it took a lot out of him as well, and he was unable to make a cover. A short time later, Scurll hit Black Plague for the win.
-- LifeBlood (Bandido and Mark Haskins) vs. Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll and Brody King)