The ROH World Television Title Match between Silas Young and Austin Aries ends in controversy, Marty Scurll confronts Cody, and Karen Q returns to face Tenille Dashwood!
“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #350
Airdate: Weekend of June 2, 2018
Location: Odeum Expo Center in Chicago
-- Tenille Dashwood defeated Karen Q
-- ROH World Television Champion Silas Young defeated Austin Aries by disqualification in a title match
Cody and Marty Scurll have words
Cody came out to the ring and said that he has taken the leadership role in Bullet Club and now the time is right for his ROH World Title rematch. He said it’s bittersweet because his title match against Dalton Castle at Best in the World on June 29 is a triple threat that includes his “Bullet Club subordinate, Marty Scurll.”
Scurll came out and said that Cody loves to tell everyone how good he is, but Scurll doesn’t need to do that because everyone knows how great he is. He said Cody will find out at Best in the World just how good he is. Scurll then offered a “gentleman’s handshake.”
Cody shook Scurll’s hand. Scurll wouldn’t let go and teased that he was going to break Cody’s fingers before releasing him and exited the ring.
ROH World TV Champion Silas Young delivers a message to Austin Aries
In a backstage segment, Young said that he doesn’t want Aries to make any excuses after he beats him tonight.
Karen Q vs. Tenille Dashwood
Karen Q, competing for the first time in ROH since being upset by Brandi Rhodes in the opening round of the Women of Honor Title Tournament earlier this year, was aggressive from the start, but Dashwood remained one step ahead of her in the early going.
Dashwood let her guard down for a moment, however, and Karen pounced. Karen targeted Dashwood’s lower back and trapped her in a Boston Crab, but Dashwood made it to the ropes to force a break. Karen went for another Boston Crab, but Dashwood countered with a pinning combination for the win.
Video recap: Punishment Martinez-Adam Page rivalry
In Lakeland, Fla., on April 28, Martinez attacked Page with a chair and chokeslammed him through a table prior to their scheduled match. In Toronto on May 11, Page distracted Martinez during Martinez’s title match against IWGP U.S. Champion Jay White, causing Martinez to lose; hours later, Martinez attacked Page during Page’s title match against ROH World Television Champion Silas Young, causing Page to lose. In Detroit on May 12, Page attacked Martinez with a chair and put him through a table.
Best in the World match announcements
Official for the pay-per-view:
-- Punishment Martinez vs. Adam Page
-- ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Jay and Mark Briscoes (if they are still champions) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)
ROH World Television Title Match: Silas Young (champion) vs. Austin Aries
Aries, competing in an ROH match for the first time in nearly three years, entered the ring with three championship belts from other promotions. The bout began as a wrestling match but quickly degenerated into a fight.
After several minutes of fierce, back-and-forth action, Young hoisted the two-time former ROH World Champion onto his shoulders to set up for Misery, but in doing so Aries inadvertently kicked the referee in the head, knocking him down. Aries prepared to hit a move off the top rope, but Young’s friend Beer City Bruiser came down to ringside. Kenny King was hot on Bruiser’s trail, however, and prevented him from interfering in the match.
Young recovered and tripped Aries, who landed groin-first on the top rope. With the referee still down, Young grabbed the TV Title belt and looked to use it as a weapon, but King took it from Young and nailed him in the head with it. Aries covered Young, and the referee made the three count.
It appeared that Aries had won the title, but senior referee Todd Sinclair came down to the ring and disqualified Aries for outside interference. Shockingly, an incensed Aries kicked Sinclair low. Then he low-blowed his friend King and put him in the Last Chancery.
THEY SAID IT
“Even though we’re friends, if I have to go through you to get my hands on my first Ring of Honor World Championship, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
-- Marty Scurll to Cody regarding the Triple Threat Match for the ROH World Title at Best in the World
“After I beat you … the only thing I want to hear out of your mouth is, ‘Silas Young is the realest man that ever lived.’”
-- Silas Young to Austin Aries prior to their ROH World Television Title Match
“Damn you, Aries. Of course [there’s] huge frustration, but you’re a professional, Aries.”
-- ROH commentator Colt Cabana on Austin Aries delivering a low blow to the referee after he had been disqualified
-- ROH World Tag Team Title Match: Jay and Mark Briscoe (champions) vs. Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh)