ROH TV Recap: Star-Studded Eight-Man Tag Match Ends In Chaos!

“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #490
Airdate: Weekend of Feb. 6, 2021

Host Quinn McKay welcomed viewers to the show and threw to video of Beer City Bruiser’s attack on Matt Taven at the end of last week’s episode.

Post-match comments from The Bouncers last week

Tracy Williams sit-down interview

World Famous CB (formerly known as Cheeseburger) sit-down interview

“I’m not a novelty act. I’m a 10-year veteran,” said World Famous CB, who stressed that he appreciates how the fans always supported Cheeseburger. “I’m a trainer to the future generations. There were people in the Pure Title Tournament that I helped train. I taught them holds. I am going to break through that ceiling that the name Cheeseburger placed on me.”

Pure Rules Match: World Famous CB vs. Tracy Williams
(15-minute time limit)

After the two competitors wrestled to a stalemate for the first five minutes, CB caught Williams in a bodyscissors/surfboard combination, and Williams used the first of his three allotted rope breaks. Williams tried to put CB in the crossface, but CB used his first rope break. CB applied a short-arm scissors. Williams tried but failed to escape, so he used his second rope break. CB put Williams in a hammerlock, and Williams immediately used his third and final rope break.

Williams rallied, hitting a backbreaker and T-bone suplex. He followed with a Doctor Bomb for a two count. CB answered with a superkick. He went for the Shotei palm strike, but Williams blocked it. Williams planted CB with a piledriver for the win at 13:05.

Pre-match comments from La Faccion Ingobernable; Brody King, PCO and the Briscoes

Brody King, PCO & the Briscoes vs. La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, Dragon Lee, Bestia del Ring) & Flip Gordon

King, PCO and the Briscoes isolated Gordon, and LFI made it clear they had no interest in teaming with or helping “The Mercenary.” King, PCO and the Briscoes repeatedly tossed Gordon out of the ring, and LFI repeatedly threw him back in as if it was a lumberjack match. Gordon eventually hit a springboard slingblade on Jay Briscoe, but when he went to tag out, LFI dropped down off the apron. The Briscoes hit Redneck Boogie on Gordon and went for a cover. LFI broke up the pin, and everyone started brawling.

Outside the ring, RUSH nailed King’s knee with a chair and whipped him with a cable. For some reason, the referee did not disqualify him. PCO ran wild on all three members of LFI. He and Jay Briscoe hit stereo dives on RUSH and Bestia. Mark Briscoe did a flip dive off a chair over the top rope onto everybody. PCO attempted to do a senton off the top rope onto RUSH, who was lying on a table on the floor, but RUSH moved and PCO crashed through the table. The brawl continued, and the referee finally called for the bell, disqualifying both teams.

Backstage, The Foundation (Jonathan Gresham, Jay Lethal, Tracy Williams and Rhett Titus) were shown watching the proceedings on a monitor. “This is not Ring of Honor,” Gresham said.