Recap of “Ring of Honor Wrestling” #316
Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser Have a Partner
Young stood in the ring and removed his shirt to show the welts on his back, which were the result of Jay Lethal whipping him with a leather strap during their Last Man Standing Match at Death Before Dishonor on Sept. 22. He said that Lethal beat him like a dog but he was the last man standing. Young said he proved he’s better than “The Golden Boy” and he deserves the media opportunities now.
Young noted that he and Bruiser have been wanting to find a man to team with them and go after the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title. He said after months of looking, they couldn't find anyone manly enough -- until Death Before Dishonor. Young said they saw a man who proved he’s as real as they come, and he has accepted their invitation to team with them. Young introduced Japanese legend and NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki. Young called out ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks and Adam Page to accept the challenge.
The Young Bucks and Page came out to the stage. Matt Jackson said they’re the best trio in the sport, and he referred to their team as “The Hung Bucks.” Page accepted the challenge and teased coming to the ring to have the match right now, but then said that they only wrestle in the main event, so they’ll see Young, Bruiser and Suzuki later tonight.
ROH World Television Title Match: Kenny King (champion) vs. Josh Woods
Woods earned this title shot as a result of winning the Top Prospect Tournament earlier this year. King, who won the championship from Kushida at Death Before Dishonor, matched his speed and agility against Woods’ arsenal of power moves and strikes.
After an early stalemate, Woods eventually gained the advantage and nearly got the victory over the veteran after landing a power bomb. King recovered and went for a move off the top rope, but Woods caught him in a triangle choke. King, however, managed to shift his weight and pin Woods -- who still had the hold locked on --for the win.
After the match, King endorsed Woods and then spoke to the crowd in Las Vegas about how important it was for him to win the title in front of his friends and family right there in his hometown. King vowed to be a fighting champion.
Shane Taylor, King’s former associate in The Rebellion, came down to ringside. Then Chuckie T appeared, and so did Punishment Martinez. Mark Briscoe also came out.
It’s clear King has no shortage of worthy challengers.
Marty Scurll Has an Announcement
In a backstage segment taped earlier in the day, “The Villain” said that next week there will be a celebration as his friend ROH World Champion Cody signs the most lucrative deal in ROH history. “The Bullet Club might even cause a spot of bother,” Scurll added.
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Title Match: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) and Adam Page (champions) vs. Silas Young, Beer City Bruiser and Minoru Suzuki
The challengers gained the early advantage, thanks in large part to Suzuki’s unorthodox and hard-hitting offense, but the champions rallied with a series of innovative, high-flying maneuvers.
Later, Suzuki hit a Gotch-style piledriver on Page, and Bruiser followed with a devastating splash off the top rope. It looked as if new champions were about to be crowned, but the Young Bucks made the save.
Page came back to hit a moonsault off the top rope to the outside, taking out both Young and Bruiser. Page then hit the IndyTaker onto Young on the floor before finishing off Bruiser with Rite of Passage in the ring for the victory.
After the match, Bruiser blamed Suzuki for the loss and shoved him. That wasn’t a smart move. Suzuki decked Bruiser and then decked Young as well. Suzuki put a sleeper on Bruiser, and then he and Young engaged in a slugfest. Security hit the ring to break it up.
Jay Briscoe Speaks
Briscoe said that everyone wants to know why he did what he did to Bully Ray at Death Before Dishonor, referring to the shocking incident in which he nailed his then-partner Bully Ray in the head with a table.
Before Briscoe could go any further, the legendary Tommy Dreamer came out and joined Briscoe in the ring. Dreamer talked about Bully Ray’s toughness and recounted the night he spent with him in the hospital in 2002 after Bully had been knocked unconscious in the ring. Dreamer said that brain injuries are a scary thing.
Dreamer said that after Death Before Dishonor, he once again spent the night in the hospital with his friend. Dreamer told Briscoe that he’s not here to speak for Bully Ray or fight his battles for him.
“I’m here to let you know that you messed up,” an emotional Dreamer said as he looked Briscoe in the eye, “and I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
After Dreamer exited, a somber Briscoe left the ring as well.