ROH TV Recap: Did The Righteous Expose Cracks In The Foundation?

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #530

Airdate: Weekend of Nov. 13, 2021

Pre-match comments from Beer City Bruiser, Brian Milonas and Ken Dixon

Beer City Bruiser vs. Caprice Coleman … is not happening

Ken Dixon (w/Beer City Bruiser and Brian Milonas) vs. Caprice Coleman

Coleman was in control of the match until Bruiser clotheslined him from the apron while the referee was being distracted by Milonas. Dixon hit an overhead slam but got just a one count. Later, Dixon kicked Coleman to the floor, and Bruiser rammed him into the barricade behind the referee’s back.

Coleman rallied and hit a hurricanrana from the apron that took Dixon to the floor. Coleman then swung around the ring post and kicked Bruiser. Back inside the ring, Coleman hit two suplexes and took Dixon down with a Cobra Clutch/Russian leg sweep combination. He maintained the Cobra Clutch. Bruiser entered the ring and punched Coleman in the face, causing a disqualification. 

After the match, Milonas put Coleman in a Camel Clutch, and Bruiser got in another cheap shot. Bruiser then hit Two-Day Hangover on Coleman.

Recapping the bizarre Flip Gordon/PJ Black story

Pre-match comments from The OGK

Flip Gordon & PJ Black vs. The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett)

This was The OGK’s last match before they won the ROH World Tag Team Title at Honor For All.

Taven went to the top rope while Bennett had Gordon in position for a spike piledriver, but Black knocked Taven to the floor. Black hit a flurry of offense on Taven and Bennett, including a springboard moonsault into a Scorpion Death Drop on both of them. Later, Bennett superkicked Black, and Taven followed with a spear for a two count. Bennett hit a brain buster on Black for a near fall.

After Gordon was tagged in, he hit a flip dive on Taven on the floor. Gordon hit a standing moonsault/Samoan drop combination and a running shooting star press on Taven. Gordon followed with a corkscrew splash off the top rope on Taven, but Bennett made the save. After Gordon put Taven on his shoulders, Black came off the top rope to hit Code Red on him. Gordon covered Taven, but Bennett again made the save. Gordon inadvertently superkicked Black. Bennett speared Black, and OGK hit a spike piledriver on him for the win.

Pre-match comments from The Foundation

The Righteous (Vincent, Bateman & Dutch w/Vita VonStarr) vs. The Foundation (Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams & Rhett Titus w/Jay Lethal)

Before the match, Vincent pitched to a video that showed Lethal saying he doesn’t like The Foundation. The other Foundation members were taken aback. Lethal tried to explain himself, but Williams encouraged Lethal to go to the back and said they’d talk about it later. Lethal reluctantly left.

The Righteous jumped The Foundation at the start and isolated Gresham. After Gresham tagged Williams, the referee made Williams leave the ring because he wasn’t holding the tag rope. As Williams pleaded his case, The Righteous took advantage of the situation and threw Williams and Titus out of the ring. On the floor, Dutch tossed Gresham into the barricade.

The Righteous triple-teamed Gresham. Vincent hit redrum on him, but Titus and Williams made the save. Vincent hit a basement STO on Gresham, but Titus and Williams made another save. After Titus tagged in, he hit a belly to belly suplex on Bateman for a near fall. Titus then applied a half crab to Bateman. Gresham tried to prevent Dutch from making the save, but Dutch swung Gresham intro Titus to break up the hold. Dutch hit a jackhammer on Titus and followed with a Black Hole slam for the win.

NEXT WEEK

-- ROH World Television Title Match: Champion Dragon Lee vs. Dalton Castle

-- Triple Threat Contenders Match: Trish Adora vs. Allysin Kay vs. Mandy Leon

-- Pure Rules Match: Brian Johnson vs. John Walters