ROH Recap: Bullet Club vs Flip's Army In Chaotic Eight-Man Tag

Bullet Club Has a Message for Flip Gordon

Bullet Club made fun of their opponents in tonight’s eight-man tag main event (Flip Gordon, Coast 2 Coast and Scorpio Sky), calling them spot monkeys. Matt Jackson asked a familiar question: “Hey, Flip, where do you think you’re going?” Marty Scurll said Gordon is going south, and when Bullet Club is done with him, he’ll never be able to flip again. In unison, they all mockingly said to Gordon, “Welcome to Ring of Honor.”

ROH World Television Title Contender’s Match: Silas Young (w/Beer City Bruiser) vs. Jonathan Gresham

The winner of this match earns the final spot in the Four Corner Survival Match for the ROH World Television Title against champion Kenny King at Final Battle Dec. 15. Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor have already qualified.

Gresham frustrated Young early with his quickness, counters and unorthodox offense. Gresham applied the Octopus, but Bruiser tossed his keg into the ring to distract the referee. As the referee turned to remove the keg, Bruiser slid into the ring and freed Young.

Gresham quickly regained the advantage, but Bruiser grabbed his foot in an attempt to trip him as Gresham was hitting the ropes. Having had enough of Bruiser’s interference, Gresham hit a suicide dive onto him. Gresham then set up for a move off the top rope, but Bruiser again tried to thwart him while Young had the referee’s attention. The momentary distraction allowed Young to sidestep Gresham coming off the top. Young then scooped up Gresham and hit Misery for the win and the final spot in the four-way.

The Kingdom Says They’ll Be Crowned Next Week

The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan) once again said there is a conspiracy against them and that they should be the ROH World Tag Team and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team champions. O’Ryan said he and Marseglia have a title shot against tag team champs The Motor City Machine Guns next week and they will win the championship belts and take them to Final Battle. He said The Kingdom have become martyrs. Marseglia said the Machine Guns will become victims.

The Addiction Attacks War Machine, Fan Gets Hurt

War Machine (Hanson and Rowe) were making their way down the aisle to compete in a match when they were jumped from behind by The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian). War Machine quickly gained the upper hand, however. Rowe put Kazarian over his shoulder and launched him into the crowd. Kazarian knocked heads with a female fan, who went down hard. The fan was bleeding, apparently from her nose, and was taken from ringside to receive medical attention. 

Coleman’s Pulpit Welcomes Kenny King

King talked about defending his ROH World Television Title in the Four Corner Survival Match at Final Battle and said his three opponents will have to bend the knee. Coleman, who was cordial at the beginning of the interview, changed his tone and told King that he was just a pawn and that ROH was using him for ratings. He said King says he’s doing this for his daughter, but the real reason is because he’s really a peasant and doesn’t have any money.

Coleman accused King of using his daughter for ratings. He said, “Where I come from, we call that pimpin.’” King rightfully took exception to that remark. He stood up and called Coleman a false prophet, and then said that he’s going to tell ROH officials that he wants to put his title on the line against Coleman.

After King stormed off, Coleman was pleased with himself for having successfully baited his way into a TV title match.

Flip Gordon, Scorpio Sky and Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) vs. Bullet Club’s Marty Scurll, Adam Page and Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) (w/Cody)

Before the match began, ROH World Champion Cody grabbed a microphone and said Gordon’s team’s pipe dream of defeating Bullet Club is just that, much like Dalton Castle thinking he can defeat him. Cody called Castle a choke artist.

Moments after the match started, Cody jumped up on the apron to flap his arms along with Scurll. The referee wasn’t pleased that Cody was on the apron and ordered him to the back.

It didn’t take long for the match to turn into a chaotic affair that saw the eight competitors flying all over the ring -- and outside of it. It was a non-stop flurry of innovative offense, spectacular high-risk maneuvers and, of course, superkicks galore. Despite being heavy underdogs, Gordon and his squad were able to go move for move with Bullet Club.

Things got especially nasty during the latter stages of the match, starting with Nick Jackson hitting a German Suplex on Ali on the apron. Sky answered with a cutter on Nick on the apron, but then Matt Jackson landed a DDT on Sky on the apron.

Gordon went for a suicide dive but he was met with a four-way superkick from Bullet Club. Gordon recovered quickly, however, and after Sky hit a hurricanrana on Nick Jackson, Gordon followed up with a 450 splash and appeared to be on his way to victory, but Scurll and Page made the save.

It took all four Bullet Club members hitting an incredible Indytaker/Meltzer Driver/Rite of Passage combination on Sky and Gordon to finally win the match, with Page pinning Sky.