ROH Recap: Briscoes vs Kingdom in Tag Team Action

Adam Page vs. Kenny King

Five weeks ago, Bullet Club’s Page and Scurll interfered in the ROH World Television Title match between King and champion Kushida, causing the match to end in a no-contest. King, seeking retribution against Page, had the momentum until Page hit a piledriver. King rallied, but Page shut him down again, this time with a Shooting Star Press off the apron. King wouldn’t be denied, however, and went on to hit Royal Flush for an impressive win. King remains on the biggest roll of his career as he heads into his rematch with Kushida at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view Sept. 22 in King’s hometown of Las Vegas.

The Briscoes Will Appear in Coleman’s Pulpit

During the King-Page match, Caprice Coleman sat in on commentary and announced that Jay and Mark Briscoe will be his guests in Coleman’s Pulpit next week.

Marty Scurll vs. Rocky Romero

Romero tried to surprise Scurll by catching him in the Diablo Armbar right after the opening bell sounded, but Scurll quickly got to the ropes to force a break. After several minutes of fast-paced, back-and-forth action, Romero went for Sliced Rocky, but Scurll countered with a Chicken Wing attempt. Romero immediately countered Scurll’s counter and hooked on the Diablo Armbar again. Scurll managed to deadlift Romero and hit him with a buckle bumble followed by a dropkick for a near fall. After Scurll missed a moonsault, Romero hit a running Shining Wizard for a near fall. Romero then applied the Diablo Armbar a third time. Scurll got his foot on the rope, and the referee called for a break. Romero thought Scurll had tapped, and Scurll took advantage of Romero briefly letting his guard down. Scurll eventually hit a big clothesline and followed with his new Bird of Prey finisher to score a hard-fought victory.

ROH World Champion Reveals the “Ring” of Honor

Cody addressed the crowd, saying that as much as he loves the ROH World Championship belt, it’s time for a change. He threw down the belt and called for ring announcer Marty Lendl to come out. Lendl was carrying a small box, which contained a magnificent ring that Cody referred to as “the official ring of Honor.” Cody put the ring on his finger and said the Code of Honor just changed. “I won’t be shaking hands,” he said. “Instead, people will be kissing this ring.” Cody then demanded that Lendl kiss the ring. After Lendl complied, Cody gave him some cash. Cody then went to ringside and had a fan kiss the ring.

The Kingdom’s TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia vs. Jay and Mark Briscoe

With a six-man tag match pitting O’Ryan, Marseglia and Matt Taven against the Briscoes and Bully Ray set for Death Before Dishonor -- and the winning team getting a title match against ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks and Adam Page later that night -- this was an opportunity for one of the teams to head into the pay-per-view with momentum. The Kingdom gained the advantage and isolated Mark, but Mark eventually tagged in Jay, who cleaned house. Marseglia brought a chair in the ring while the referee was distracted, but Mark prevented him from using it on Jay. Jay set up for the Jay Driller on the chair, but the referee removed the chair before Jay could execute the move. Later, O’Ryan hit a low blow on Jay that was out of the referee’s view. He then hit a neckbreaker, and Marseglia followed with a senton bomb for a near fall. O’Ryan brought in his bat and swung at Mark, but Mark ducked. Jay hit the Jay Driller on O’Ryan, and Mark -- the legal man -- made the cover for the win. After the match, Bully Ray, who had been sitting in on commentary, entered the ring and celebrated with the Briscoes.