ROH Recap: Did PJ Black Remain Honorable In Quest To Beat Bandido?

Vowing to compete with honor and respect going forward, PJ Black looks to avenge his loss to Bandido from earlier this year; Kenny King and LifeBlood’s “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams square off for the first time; The Bouncers are in action; and a shocking backstage attack leaves LifeBlood down another member!

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #396
Airdate: Weekend of April 20, 2019
Location: Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas

QUICK RESULTS

-- Kenny King defeated “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams

-- The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) defeated Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe and Luster The Legend)

-- Bandido defeated PJ Black

RECAP

Kenny King vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams

These two mat-wrestled to a stalemate in the early going. That prompted Williams to extend his hand in a show of sportsmanship, but King responded with a sucker punch. King hit a spinebuster for a near fall. Williams came back with a front-face DDT on the top turnbuckle and then hit a Death Valley Driver for a near fall.

King went for Royal Flush, but Williams countered with an inside cradle for a near fall. Williams went for a crossbody off the top rope, but King caught him, rolled through and landed Royal Flush for the victory.

Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe and Luster The Legend) vs. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas)

Reno Scum double-teamed and isolated Bruiser but couldn't put him away. Bruiser eventually tagged in Milonas, who steamrolled both members of Reno Scum. The Bouncers won the match after Milonas hit a legdrop off the middle rope on Thornstowe, who was draped across Bruiser’s knee.

PJ Black vs. Bandido

In a recent sit-down interview, Black said that he came into ROH with a chip on his shoulder and was willing to take shortcuts, but he realized the error of his ways after a loss to Bandido earlier this year. With this match, Black wanted to show that he has changed and also prove that he can defeat Bandido.

The fast-paced, back-and-forth match featured high-flying and high-impact moves from both competitors in and out of the ring. Bandido went for a springboard hurricanrana, but Black countered with a Styles Clash for a near fall. Black hit a super hurricanrana followed by a moonsault for a near fall. Black then connected with a double stomp off the top for another two count. Bandido came back with a Super Spanish Fly, but Black managed to kick out at two. Bandido followed up with 21 Plex to score the hard-fought victory.

After the match, Bandido and Black adhered to the Code of Honor and embraced as the appreciative crowd chanted for both competitors.

Tenille Dashwood attacked

Backstage, Dashwood was discovered unconscious on the floor amid pieces of a broken table. Bully Ray entered and sarcastically asked why bad things always seem to happen to good people. He seemingly admitted to being responsible for the attack on Dashwood in September that put her on the shelf for more than six months. 

THEY SAID IT

“Don’t worry, Tenille. I’ll tell LifeBlood you said goodbye.”
-- Bully Ray