ROH TV Recap: Jay Lethal Beats Homicide In Main Event, But Violence Prevails Over Pure Overall

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #527
Airdate: Weekend of Oct. 23, 2021

Vincent: “Do you think he’s going to love it?”

 

Pre-match comments from Tony Deppen and Rhett Titus

 

Tony Deppen (Violence Unlimited) vs. Rhett Titus (The Foundation)

After an early mat wrestling stalemate, Titus hit a belly-to-belly suplex followed by a butterfly suplex for a two count. Deppen tied up Titus and bit his hand. Homicide came down to ringside to cheer on Deppen. Titus hit a back suplex for a two count. Titus missed a running boot to the face in the corner and ended up straddling the top rope. Deppen hit a springboard dropkick that knocked Titus to the floor. Deppen followed with a Tope con hilo.

Back inside the ring, Deppen hit a double stomp off the top rope for a near fall. Titus went for another running boot to the face in the corner and this time he connected. Titus hit a brainbuster for a near fall. Titus applied a half crab. Seeing Deppen was in trouble, Homicide began throwing chairs into the ring to distract Titus and the referee. Titus released the hold. While the referee was arguing with Homicide, Deppen nailed Titus in the midsection with a chair and followed with a running knee strike for the win.

Post-match interview with Rhett Titus

An irate Titus asked where his fellow Foundation members were to counter Homicide’s interference.

Post-match interview with Tony Deppen

When asked about Homicide’s interference, Deppen said there are too many rules in ROH. He said he doesn’t care about anyone in ROH except for his Violence Unlimited stablemates.

Pre-match comments from Brody King and Chris Dickinson; Jonathan Gresham and Tracy Williams

 

Brody King & Chris Dickinson w/Homicide (Violence Unlimited) vs. Jonathan Gresham & Tracy Williams w/Jay Lethal (The Foundation)

In a surprise, Gresham and Williams attacked King and Dickinson from behind at the opening bell. Later, King and Dickinson isolated Gresham. After Williams tagged in, he hit a butterfly suplex off the middle rope on Dickinson for a two count. Gresham and Williams stomped on Dickinson’s ankles. Williams then applied an anklelock on Dickinson, but King broke it up.

King hit a twisting backbreaker on Gresham. Dickinson followed with a basement dropkick and made the cover, but Williams broke up the pin. Gresham applied a sleeper hold on King, but Dickinson shoved Williams into them to break the hold. King got a Boston Crab on Williams, but Williams made it to the ropes. Dickinson trapped Williams in the STF, but Williams reversed it into a crossface. Dickinson locked on a rear naked choke on Williams, and Williams tapped.

Homicide (Violence Unlimited) vs. Jay Lethal (The Foundation)

The two former ROH World Champions have a lot of history, and they started brawling right away. Lethal hit three consecutive suicide dives. Homicide raked Lethal’s eyes, knocked him to the floor with a shoulder tackle and followed with a Tope con hilo. Back inside the ring, Lethal went for the figure-four leglock, but in doing so he found a fork concealed in Homicide’s ankle pad. Lethal handed the fork to the referee, but Homicide snatched it from him. Homicide charged at Lethal with the fork, but Lethal moved out of the way and the fork stuck in the turnbuckle pad.

Homicide hit a T-bone suplex for a two count. Homicide choked Lethal with his t-shirt while simultaneously biting Lethal’s head. Homicide set up for the Gringo Killer, but Lethal slipped free and nailed Homicide with a super kick. Tony Deppen came down to ringside carrying a chair. Suddenly, Dutch of The Righteous appeared and took out Deppen. Lethal hit Lethal Injection for the victory.

After the match, The Righteous stood on the stage and applauded Lethal, who appeared confused by The Righteous’ actions.

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