ROH TV Recap: MexiSquad Implodes In Loss To Jay Lethal And Jonathan Gresham

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #499
Airdate: Weekend of April 10, 2021

Delirious sit-down interview

Rocky Romero sit-down interview

Pure Rules Match: Delirious vs. Rocky Romero
(15-minute time limit)

Romero applied an ankle lock, and Delirious used the first of his three allotted rope breaks. Delirious hit a neckbreaker and locked on the Cobra Clutch, but Romero used his first rope break. Romero trapped Delirious in a Kimura lock, and Delirious used his second rope break. Delirious applied a Cobra Clutch in a Camel Clutch position, but Romero escaped and rolled on top of Delirious for a two count. 

After a flurry of near falls by both competitors, Delirious nailed Romero with a punch to the face (drawing a warning from the referee) and covered him for another near fall. Romero, who had been targeting Delirious’ left arm and shoulder during the match, applied the Diablo Armbar, and Delirious tapped out at the 14:51 mark.

Episode 500 main event preview: Mark Briscoe vs. Jay Briscoe

Pre-match comments from MexiSquad, Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham

MexiSquad’s Bandido & Flamita vs. The Foundation’s Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham
(20-minute time limit)

A couple weeks after Bandido and Flamita had a falling out at the 19th Anniversary show, they appeared to be back on good terms. Several minutes into the match, Lethal shoved Flamita into Bandido, knocking Bandido out of the ring. As Gresham attempted to get the Octopus Stretch on Flamita, Bandido went for an Enziguri Kick on Gresham but inadvertently nailed Flamita. Flamita went to punch Lethal, who was being held by Bandido, but Lethal ducked. Flamita held up, then intentionally punched Bandido.

An irate Bandido took down Flamita and they began brawling with each other. Lethal dropkicked Flamita out of the ring and dove on him. Gresham hit a Dragon Screw leg whip on Bandido, and then Lethal applied the figure-four leglock on him. Flamita slipped under the bottom rope and it looked as if he was going to help Bandido, but he taunted him instead. Bandido tapped out at 13:45. Flamita left Bandido in the ring and headed to the back.

NEXT WEEK (500th episode)

-- Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe

-- Pure Title Match: Champion Jonthan Gresham vs. Jay Lethal