ROH TV Recap: Rok-C, Miranda Alize Advance To Women’s Title Tournament Final; LFI Goes Low To Top STP In Eight-Man Tag

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #520
Airdate: Weekend of Sept. 4, 2021

Pre-match comments from Trish Adora and Miranda Alize

ROH Women’s World Title Tournament Semifinal: Trish Adora vs. Miranda Alize
(30-minute time limit)

Adora went for Cattle Mutilation early in the match, but Alize prevented her from fully locking it in. Alize hit a lungblower for a two count and a draping DDT for a near fall. Adora rallied with a crossbody, followed by a splash in the corner and a kick to the arm. Adora applied a chokehold but Alize made it to the ropes. Alize answered with Miranda Rights (crossface), but Adora rolled over into a pinning combination and got a two count. 

Alize nailed Adora with a kick to the head and followed with a neckbreaker for a two count. Adora hit a Samoan Drop for a two count. Adora applied Cattle Mutilation again, but Alize was able to roll through, get to her feet and ram Adora into the corner. Alize stunned Adora with a right to the face, followed by a rip-cord knee, cutter and Drive By. Alize locked on Miranda Rights again. Adora inched toward the ropes, but Alzie reapplied the hold and Adora tapped out at the 12:16 mark.

Pre-match comments from Angelina Love and Rok-C

ROH Women’s World Title Tournament Semifinal: Angelina Love vs. Rok-C
(30-minute time limit)

Love was heavily favoring her left shoulder, which was injured in last week’s quarterfinal match against Max The Impaler. Love went on the offensive right from the opening bell. She sent Rok-C through the ropes to the floor. Love rammed Rok-C into the barricade and then ran her shoulder-first into the ring post. Back inside the ring, Rok-C hit a side Russian leg sweep followed by a flurry of forearms to the face. Love halted Rok-C’s momentum with a thumb to the eye.

Rok-C ducked Love’s Botox Injection attempt and hit a flying clothesline. Rok-C took Love down with a Thesz Press and unloaded a series of punches. Love answered with a DDT for a near fall. Rok-C caught Love in a crossface. Love was able to roll over and cover Rok-C for a two count, but Rok-C countered with a crucifix for a two count. Rok-C applied a Fujiwara Armbar and Love tapped at the 6:44 mark.

Alize came out to the stage and engaged in a staredown with Rok-C.

Rok-C and Alize will meet in the tournament final at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 12.

Pre-match comments from LaFaccion Ingobernable and Shane Taylor Promotions

Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor, Moses and Kaun of Soldiers of Savagery & O’Shay Edwards) vs. La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, Dragon Lee, Kenny King & Bestia del Ring)
(Lucha rules)

This match was recorded prior to RUSH undergoing knee surgery. STP stood outside the ring while LFI made their entrance, and the fight started in the aisle before the opening bell. Security separated the teams and the match officially began in the ring. Taylor and RUSH exchanged haymakers. A big right hand from Taylor rocked RUSH, but RUSH answered with a German suplex and a running knee to the face.

With Edwards and Kaun holding RUSH outside the ring, Moses went for a cannonball off the apron. However, Bestia moved RUSH out of harm’s way, and Moses crashed into Edwards and Kaun. Lee went for Incinerator, but Taylor blocked it. Taylor head-butted Lee and planted him with a package piledriver. Taylor covered him, but RUSH and Bestia dragged the referee out of the ring before he could complete the three count. With the referee distracted, King hit a low blow on Taylor and pinned him at the 7:28 mark.

After the match, LFI stood on top of the fallen Taylor.

STP (Taylor and SOS) will defend the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title against LFI (Lee, King and Bestia) at Death Before Dishonor.


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