The bad blood between rivals factions La Faccion Ingobernable and Villain Enterprises escalates in a six-man tag match. Also on this episode: The Bouncers take on PJ Black and Brian Johnson, highlights of Flip Gordon versus Flamita, and more!
“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #438
Airdate: Weekend of Feb. 8, 2020
Cold Open: The ROH World Title Match between champion PCO and RUSH ends in chaos when La Faccion Ingnobernable, Villain Enterprises and NWA World Champion Nick Aldis get involved. LFI stands tall at the end.
Highlights from Honor Reigns Supreme (Jan. 12): Flip Gordon vs. Flamita
Gordon prevailed in an exciting, back-and-forth match by forcing Flamita to submit to the STF (Submit to Flip). The win allowed Gordon to gain a measure of retribution after he, Marty Scurll and Brody King lost the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title to Flamita, Bandido and Rey Horus the night before.
After the match, Gordon ripped off Flamita’s mask, which is the ultimate disrespect one can show a luchador. Flamita managed to conceal his identity before putting the mask back on.
Backstage: PJ Black prepares for “Phase 2” for Brian Johnson
As Johnson was getting ready for his upcoming tag match, Black showed his protege a clip of their recent bout against Master and Machine on his phone to let him know what they need to change. Johnson wasn’t receptive and told Black he’d see him in the ring. After Johnson walked away, Black said, “Phase 2 is about to begin.”
Highlights from Saturday Night at Center Stage (Jan. 11): Bully Ray calls out Maria Manic
Bully came to the ring. He said he heard Manic was going to call him out, but he was calling her out instead. Manic appeared in the crowd. Bully dared her to get in the ring, and she did.
Bully proceeded to trash-talk Manic, who responded by spearing him. Manic unleashed a flurry of punches and whacked Bully five times in the back with a steel chair. Manic put a table in the ring, but Bully regained the advantage and set up the table. While he was doing so, Manic got to her feet and prepared to powerbomb Bully through the table.
Suddenly, The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon) hit the ring and jumped Manic. Love nailed Manic in the face with a high heel shoe. As The Allure held Manic down on the table, Bully came off the middle rope and splashed her through the table.
The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas) vs. PJ Black and Brian Johnson
In a pre-taped interview with The Bouncers, Bruiser said ROH has the greatest tag team division in the world, but Black and Johnson are a makeshift team, unlike them. Milonas said that two successful singles wrestlers don’t necessarily make for a successful tag team.
The Bouncers set up for Closing Time on Johnson, but Black stopped them by kicking Milonas, who was perched on the top rope. Black followed with a springboard stomp to Bruiser. Johnson grabbed a chair and was about to nail Bruiser with it, but Black took the chair away from him. Bruiser shoved Johnson into Black, knocking Black out of the ring. The Bouncers hit Closing Time on Johnson for the win.
After the match, Johnson was angry with Black.
Backstage: PJ Black isn’t getting through to Brian Johnson
An irate Johnson said he was about to win the match. Black interrupted him and said you have to defeat your opponent with your mind first, and you don’t use chairs. Johnson protested, but Black told Johnson that he agreed to listen to him. He instructed Johnson to take deep breaths, but Johnson stormed off. Black said this is going to be harder than he thought.
La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee and Kenny King w/Amy Rose) vs. Villain Enterprises (ROH World Champion PCO, Marty Scurll and Brody King)
The bad blood between these two factions was escalated in this match, which quickly turned into a wild brawl that took place inside and outside the ring. As RUSH and Kenny King held up a defenseless Scurll in the air, Lee came off the top rope with a double stomp to score the victory.
-- ROH World Tag Team Champions Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham, Jeff Cobb and Dan Maff vs. 2 Guys 1 Tag (Silas Young and Josh Woods) and The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brawler Milonas)