ROH Recap: Women of Honor Take Center Stage

Stardom High Speed Champion Kris Wolf vs. Sumie Sakai (Non-Title Match)

The last time Wolf and Sakai were in a Women of Honor ring together, they joined forces to defeat Deonna Purrazzo and Mandy Leon in a tag team match before the Best in the World pay-per-view June 23. This time, however, Wolf and Sakai found themselves on opposite sides of the ring. Sakai was more aggressive than usual, but Wolf proved resilient and rallied to defeat Sakai after landing a variation of a Bombs Away. Despite Sakai’s somewhat antagonistic demeanor during the match, she embraced and kissed Wolf after the bout in a show of respect.

Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser Interrupt the Broadcast

Young, accompanied by Bruiser, came out to the stage and said the WOH show could use some testosterone. “The Last Real Man In Professional Wrestling” updated his “Jay Lethal is off TV board” to reflect that it’s been 36 days since Lethal, who was injured by Young at Best in the World, has been off ROH TV. Young boasted that Lethal will never again appear on ROH TV.

Jenny Rose vs. Mandy Leon

These two became friends while training together at the ROH Dojo, but a miscommunication during a recent match put a strain on their friendship. Rose and Leon exchanged high-impact moves and submission holds in a hard-fought and evenly matched contest. Rose eventually prevailed, pinning Leon after an Electric Chair drop. The two competitors embraced after the match, apparently having settled their differences.

ROH Update on The Briscoes and Bully Ray, Shane Taylor, Kenny King

A video package highlighting recent developments in ROH was narrated by ROH lead announcer Ian Riccaboni. Exclusive backstage footage was shown of The Briscoes and Bully Ray after their loss to Bullet Club’s Young Bucks and Adam Page on last week’s broadcast. Mark Briscoe was trying to calm down his enraged brother, Jay, when Bully Ray walked in and told Jay that he needs to channel his anger and fury. Bully Ray said the three of them are going after The Bullet Club and the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles held by Dalton Castle and The Boys. … As ROH hopeful Mikey Webb made his entrance for a match that was to be taped for, Taylor attacked him from behind and knocked him out. … King said he is standing on his own two feet now that The Rebellion has been disbanded. He said he has a lot of respect for Kushida, but the New Japan Pro Wrestling star’s reign as ROH World Television Champion is coming to an end when they meet for the title in two weeks.

Karen Q vs. Kelly Klein vs. Deonna Purrazzo in a Triple Threat Match

Klein was looking for retribution after Karen Q ended Klein’s 500-plus-days undefeated streak with a countout victory in April that was aided by a distraction from Purrazzo. Karen Q and Purrazzo worked together during the match in an attempt to neutralize the powerful Klein, and their strategy was initially successful. However, “The Gatekeeper” eventually seized the advantage and appeared on her way to victory after hitting simultaneous clotheslines on both her opponents. After a series of vicious knees to Purrazzo’s face, Klein hit the ropes to set up an offensive move but she was met with a dropkick from Karen Q that knocked her out of the ring. With Klein incapacitated, Karen Q rolled up Purrazzo for the three count. A frustrated Klein stormed off after the match, and Purrazzo refused to adhere to the Code of Honor before exiting.