Wrestlers who have never won gold in Ring of Honor compete in a battle royal for an opportunity to face the ROH World Television Champion, Tenille Dashwood makes her ROH TV debut against Stacy Shadows in the Women of Honor Title Tournament, and the mammoth tag team of Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas are in action!
-- Shane Taylor and Flip Gordon were the final two men in a battle royal to determine who gets a shot at the ROH World Television Title
-- Tenille Dashwood defeated Stacy Shadows in a Women of Honor Title Tournament first-round match
-- Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas defeated Ryan Nova and Eli Isom
-- Flip Gordon defeated Shane Taylor to earn a shot at the ROH World Television Title
Battle Royal (The final two men will meet in the main event with the winner getting a shot at the ROH World Television Title)
The match was composed of competitors who have yet to win gold in ROH. It began with Best Friends (Beretta and Chuckie T.) hugging each other, but their public display of affection cost them, as they were quickly eliminated. The final three were Shane Taylor, Caprice Coleman and Flip Gordon. Coleman offered to work with Taylor, his former teammate in The Rebellion. Taylor agreed but then immediately eliminated Coleman, so it will be Taylor vs. Gordon in a singles match later in the show.
SoCal Uncensored wants an alliance with The Kingdom
In a backstage interview, The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) talked about the conspiracy against them and said that even with Bullet Club falling apart, The Kingdom still isn’t getting what it deserves. SoCal Uncensored’s Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian interrupted and said they know about being victims of a conspiracy. Daniels said that Bullet Club has always had the numbers advantage, but if SoCal Uncensored and The Kingdom join forces they can change the pecking order in ROH.
After a commercial break, The Kingdom contemplated SoCal Uncensored’s proposal. O’Ryan said he doesn’t like or trust them, but Taven said he sees the advantages in joining forces. Marseglia was just concerned with destroying Bullet Club.
WOH video package: Preview of Tenille Dashwood vs. Stacy Shadows match
Dashwood and Shadows were both confident about winning tonight and going on to become the first Women of Honor Champion. Dashwood noted that she defeated Shadows with a kick to the temple in a prior meeting and said history will repeat itself. Shadows said it won’t happen again because she’s ready for it this time.
Women of Honor Title Tournament First-Round Match: Tenille Dashwood vs. Stacy Shadows
Shadows used her significant size advantage to dominate Dashwood for much of the match. “The Midwest Slayer” prepared to finish off the Australian star with a splash off the second rope in the corner, but Dashwood moved out of the way. Building momentum, Dashwood hit a crossbody off the top for a near fall, and then went on to land the Spotlight kick for the victory. Dashwood advances to the quarterfinals.
Bullet Club responds to SoCal Uncensored/Kingdom alliance
In the Bullet Club dressing room, Cody talked to The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Marty Scurll and Adam Page about SoCal Uncensored and The Kingdom aligning. Matt sarcastically said that the next thing Cody is going to say is that Bullet Club is fine. Cody insisted that Bullet Club indeed is fine. Cody said that Bullet Club is for life and they have to work together regardless of whatever problems he is having with Kenny Omega.
Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas vs. Ryan Nova and Eli Isom
Except for one brief flurry of offense from Isom, the team of Bruiser and Milonas had little difficulty imposing their will on their smaller, less-experienced opponents. The big men notched a dominant victory with Last Call -- a superplex by Milonas followed by a frog splash from Bruiser -- on Isom.
Shane Taylor vs. Flip Gordon
Taylor, who has a 130-pound weight advantage, used his size and power to neutralize Gordon’s spectacular athleticism and agility. Taylor gained several near falls and it seemed like just a matter of time before he finished off Gordon. After Taylor missed a splash from the second rope, however, Gordon quickly capitalized. Gordon hit the Star-Spangled Stunner and then a 450 Splash to defeat Taylor and earn a shot at the ROH World Television Championship.
After the match, SoCal Uncensored’s Scorpio Sky attacked Gordon. In a surprising turn of events, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) came out to make the save. Matt offered a handshake to Gordon. Having been the victim of a number of “harmless ribs” by The Young Bucks, a wary Gordon left Matt hanging and exited the ring.
Cody gets the last word
Cody, standing backstage for a scheduled promo from Bullet Club regarding next week’s 10-man tag match against The Kingdom and SoCal Uncensored, realizes his teammates are no-showing the segment. Cody said he knows their parts anyway, and he begins to speak in the voices of The Young Bucks, Adam Page and Marty Scurll. Finally, Cody once again said that Bullet Club us fine.
THEY SAID IT
“There’s a reason why I chose Ring of Honor and Women of Honor and that is to show the world that I am the best women’s wrestler that there is today. This women’s tournament is the perfect place for me to show the whole word exactly what I can do.”
-- Tenille Dashwood prior to her match against Stacy Shadows
“I want every member of Bullet Club to bring an umbrella because it’s going to be raining blood next week.”
-- Vinny Marseglia on the 10-man tag match next week pitting The Kingdom and SoCal Uncensored against Bullet Club
“Honestly, I’m a little tired of the melancholy, ‘I’m the bad guy’ BS that’s going on here. I’m not the bad guy.”
-- Cody to his Bullet Club teammates regarding the civil war within Bullet Club
“Shane Taylor and Flip Gordon represent the future of Ring of Honor better than just about anybody else.”
-- ROH enforcer Bully Ray while sitting in on commentary during the main event
“Kenny vs. Cody. [It’s] by far the biggest match of that weekend.”
-- Bully Ray on the magnitude of the Kenny Omega vs. Cody match at SuperCard of Honor on April 7
-- Bullet Club (Cody, The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll and Adam Page) vs. The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia) and SoCal Uncensored’s Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian in a 10-man tag team match