ROH Recap: Zack Sabre Jr. Looks To Stay Unbeaten In ROH

Zack Sabre Jr. brings an unblemished record into his match against fellow international star Rocky Romero; The Briscoes and Silas Young face the upset-minded Shinobi Shadow Squad; Madison Rayne looks for a measure of revenge against Thunder Rosa of Twisted Sisterz; The Bouncers are in action and more! 

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #391
Airdate: Weekend of March 16, 2019
Location: RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Fla.

QUICK RESULTS

-- The Briscoes and Silas Young defeated Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova)

-- The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) defeated Brian Johnson and Joe Keys

-- Madison Rayne (w/Sumie Sakai) defeated Thunder Rosa (w/Holidead)

-- Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Rocky Romero

RECAP

Shinobi Shadow Squad (Cheeseburger, Eli Isom and Ryan Nova) vs. The Briscoes and Silas Young

Anyone expecting the Briscoes and Young to steamroll 3S quickly found out that wasn’t going to be the case. The underdogs gained an early advantage with quick tags and a stick-and-move approach. Eventually, the Briscoes and Young isolated Cheeseburger. After Cheeseburger tagged Isom, Isom entered the ring with a head of steam and hit a Death Valley Driver on Jay Briscoe for a near fall.

After Jay Briscoe recovered, he hit a Death Valley Driver of his own on Isom, and Mark Briscoe followed with Froggy Bow. The cover seemed merely a formality, but, remarkably, Isom kicked out at two. Isom rallied and hit a Brainbuster on Jay Briscoe. In the end, the Briscoes hit Total Elimination on Isom and Jay Briscoe followed with Jay Driller for the win.

Rhett Titus has a message for Willie Mack

In a backstage segment, Titus said that NWA National Champion Mack plans to defend his title in all 50 states, but he will not make it out of Florida next week when the two of them meet with the championship on the line.

Brian Johnson and Joe Keys vs. The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas)

Before the match, Johnson said he and Keys thought they were going to see sunny beaches and beautiful women in Florida, but instead they’re treated to “a bunch of busted-up broads and beer-sling bozos,” and they’re disgusted by it.

The match was all Bouncers early on, but Johnson and Keys eventually isolated Bruiser. The Bouncers quickly regained the advantage and finished off Johnson after Milonas came off the top rope with a leg drop while Johnson was draped over Bruiser’s knee.

Madison Rayne has Thunder Rosa in her crosshairs

In a backstage segment, Rayne said that Twisted Sisterz Thunder Rosa and Holidead go against everything that Women of Honor stands for. Rayne said she will make a statement tonight, and it starts with Thunder Rosa.

Willie Mack responds to Rhett Titus

In a backstage segment, Mack said that Titus will know he’s been in a fight when they step into the ring together next week for Mack’s NWA National Title.

Thunder Rosa (w/Holidead) vs. Madison Rayne (w/Sumie Sakai)

Rayne, who has been attacked by Twisted Sisterz on multiple occasions, went on the offensive right from the opening bell. Rayne hit a baseball slide that took out Holidead, but Thunder Rosa made her pay for diverting her attention. Thunder Rosa jumped Rayne from behind and delivered a series of hard kicks to her spine.

Rayne came back with a spear and an Enziguri for a near fall. Thunder Rosa answered with the Gory Special for a near fall. Thunder Rosa set up Rayne for a power slam, but Rayne slipped out and hit the Scorpion Death Drop for the victory.

Coast 2 Coast: Ready to face the best 

In a backstage segment, Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali) said they were gone for a long time because they needed to rediscover themselves. They said they’re better than ever and ready to face the best in the world, including the team of ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham next week.

Rocky Romero vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

The two international stars battled to a stalemate for several minutes before Sabre eventually took control with an assortment of holds that tied up Romero. Romero rallied with a tornado DDT and two big running clotheslines into the corner. He then went for a knee strike, but Sabre caught him and transitioned into the STF. Romero made it to the ropes to force a break.

With Sabre draped over the middle rope, Romero hit a springboard knee drop onto his back. Romero followed with Sliced Bread for a near fall. He went for the move again, but Sabre countered with an abdominal stretch. Sabre then locked on Hurrah, and Romero tapped out.

NEXT WEEK

-- ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham vs. Coast 2 Coast (LSG and Shaheem Ali)

-- NWA National Title Match: Champion Willie Mack vs. Rhett Titus