Colt Cabana makes his presence felt in a six-man tag match pitting Flip Gordon, Cheeseburger and Josh Woods against Bully Ray, Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor; Tenille Dashwood, Kelly Klein, Madison Rayne and Karen Q battle in a WOH No.1 Contender’s Four-Way Match; Cody engages in a war of words with NWA Champion Nick Aldis; and ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes face The Bouncers in a non-title match!
“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #360
Airdate: Weekend of Aug. 11, 2018
Location: EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va.
-- ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe defeated The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) in a non-title match
-- Madison Rayne defeated Karen Q, Tenille Dashwood and Kelly Klein in a four-way match to earn a shot at WOH Champion Sumie Sakai
-- Bully Ray, Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor defeated Cheeseburger, Josh Woods and Colt Cabana (subbing for an injured Flip Gordon)
ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) in a non-title match
The Briscoes gained the advantage after Jay hit a cannonball senton over the top rope onto The Bouncers, and Mark followed with a corkscrew moonsault onto them.
The Bouncers rebounded by using their weight advantage and impactful double-team moves. The behemoths appeared to have scored the upset after Milonas connected on a leg drop off the middle rope onto Mark, but Jay made the save just in time. The Briscoes eventually prevailed after Jay hit a neckbreaker on Bruiser, and Mark followed with Froggy Bow.
After the match, Jay grabbed the microphone and said there isn’t a team that can beat them, especially SoCal Uncensored. SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) came out to the stage. Sky said he would hang back and let Daniels and Kazarian take care of business so that it’s a fair fight.
Daniels and Kazarian entered the ring and started brawling with The Briscoes, but security quickly broke it up.
Women of Honor No. 1 Contender’s Four-way Match: Karen Q vs. Madison Rayne vs. Kelly Klein vs. Tenille Dashwood
As Karen, Rayne and Dashwood all jockeyed for position on the middle rope several minutes into the match, Klein got underneath them and powerbombed all three. Later, Dashwood got on a roll, hitting Taste of Tenille on her three opponents in succession. Then she landed a Butterfly Suplex on Karen, but Klein made the save.
In another impressive display of strength by Klein, she got Karen up for a fireman’s carry and then caught Rayne as she was attempting a crossbody. Klein hit a combination Samoan Drop/fallaway slam on Karen and Rayne, and scored a near fall on Karen.
Dashwood hit the Spotlight kick on Klein, but Karen immediately tossed Dashwood out of the ring and covered Klein for a near fall. Rayne then landed the Rayne Check on Karen to earn the victory and a future shot at WOH Champion Sumie Sakai.
Sakai came to the stage after the match and looked on as Rayne celebrated in the ring.
Cody makes Nick Aldis an offer he can’t refuse
Cody came to the ring with Brandi Rhodes and noted that he was not successful in his two rematches for the ROH World Title. He added that neither of those matches were one on one. Cody invited someone to the ring who “is all business.” Instead of Cody’s mascot, Burnard The Business Bear, however, NWA Champion Nick Aldis came down to the ring.
Aldis said that he and Cody agreed to wrestle at All In on Sept. 1, but since Cody isn’t ROH World Champion, Aldis asked what he had to offer him. Cody took off his “ring of honor” and offered it to Aldis as collateral. Aldis placed the ring on his finger and exited.
Before Aldis could make his way to the back, Cody said what he really had to offer Aldis was a chance to perform on the big stage for a change. Aldis took exception and stepped back in the ring. He demanded Cody kiss the ring. Just as it seemed the two were about to come to blows, The Young Bucks, Adam Page and Marty Scurll came down and separated them.
Cheeseburger, Josh Woods and Flip Gordon vs. Bully Ray, ROH World Television Champion Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor
As Gordon made his entrance, Bully Ray attacked him from behind and rammed him into the ring post. Gordon had to be helped to the back. Bully grabbed a microphone and said that his team should be declared the winners, but Cheeseburger responded by saying that he and Woods were fine with it being a three-on-two match.
Taylor beat down Cheeseburger and knocked Woods off the apron, leaving Cheeseburger no one to tag. Color commentator Colt Cabana had seen enough. Cabana inserted himself into the match and the crowd erupted. After Cheeseburger tagged him in, Cabana hit a springboard moonsault on Taylor. Woods clotheslined Martinez over the top rope, and Cabana mounted Bully and landed a flurry of punches to the face.
Cheeseburger tagged himself in and hit a double stomp off the top rope onto Bully. Bully slid out of the ring, and Cabana nailed him with a slingshot crossbody over the top rope. Taylor, however, put an end to the momentum when he hit a Michinoku Driver on Cheeseburger for the victory.
After the match, Bully whipped Cabana with his chain before Gordon hit the ring with a chair in his hand. Gordon and Bully had a brief face-off before Bully exited.
THEY SAID IT
“Think about how you’d like to move from the penny slots to the high rollers. Think about the NWA Worlds Title and think about it in front of 10,451 people. While I was beating Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi, all you did was beat a 53-year-old history teacher for that title.”
-- Cody to NWA Champion Nick Aldis
“Get em, Burger! Do it for everyone who can’t stand Bully Ray!”
-- ROH commentator Ian Riccaboni as Cheeseburger went on the offensive against Bully Ray