Returning to ROH after a 14-year absence, Dan Maff replaces the injured Brody King for one night and teams with Villain Enterprises’ Marty Scurll and PCO in a defense of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title against a team selected by fan voting. Also on this episode: Highlights of ROH World Champion RUSH and ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor against Matt Taven and Dalton Castle, and more!
“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #427
Airdate: Weekend of Nov. 23, 2019
Highlights from The Experience: ROH World Champion RUSH and ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor vs. Matt Taven and Dalton Castle
Taylor replaced Jay Lethal in this match as a result of Lethal suffering a broken arm during the Honor United UK tour last weekend. RUSH and Lethal versus Taven and Castle got 55 percent of the vote, while RUSH and Castle versus Taven and Lethal got 45 percent.
Taylor picked up the win for his team by hitting Greetings From 216 on Castle. The two champions had a brief staredown after the match.
Video package: Bateman is coming
Bateman, a buzz-worthy independent star who describes himself as an “undiagnosed sociopath with violent tendencies” is on his way to ROH.
Ryan Nova vs. Dak Draper
Draper tried to hand Nova a participation medal before the match, which didn’t sit well with Nova, who immediately went on the offensive. Draper quickly overwhelmed Nova. Nova rallied with a flurry of kicks and a cross armbreaker, but Draper powered out and hit a power bomb. Draper finished off Nova with the Magnum Drop. Draper then presented the fallen Nova with the participation medal.
Video Package: Wrestling with Wregret’s Brian Zane’s Top 5 Final Battle Moments
5. Austin Aries ends Samoa Joe’s 645-day reign as ROH World Champion (2004)
4. KENTA defeats Low Ki in a dream match (2005)
3. Bryan Danielson defeats Takeshi Morishima in Fight Without Honor (2008)
2. Kevin Steen defeats El Generico in a Fight Without Honor (2010)
1. The Briscoes win their 10th ROH World Tag Team Title in a Ladder War over The Young Bucks and SCU (2018)
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match: Champions Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll and PCO) and Dan Maff vs. Jeff Cobb, Colt Cabana and Cheeseburger
Cobb, Cabana and Cheeseburger were the leading vote-getters from a list of potential challengers. Maff, a two-time former ROH World Tag Team Champion making his first appearance in ROH in 14 years, was selected by ROH officials as a one-night-only replacement for Brody King, who was sidelined after suffering a knee injury on the Honor United UK tour.
PCO and Maff, who would face each other at ROH Unauthorized the following night, were able to co-exist well enough for Villain Enterprises to get the victory.
Maff blind-tagged himself in right before PCO hit a moonsault on Cheeseburger. PCO went for a cover, but Maff shoved him aside and hit a Burning Hammer on Cheeseburger for the win.
PCO and Maff glared at each other after the match and had to be separated.