**The following will air on a future episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling**
In a shocking development, SoCal Uncensored’s Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky won the ROH World Tag Team Titles from the Briscoes in a triple threat match also involving The Young Bucks during ROH’s international TV taping at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia Oct. 14.
The Addiction (Kazarian and fellow SCU member and longtime tag partner Christopher Daniels) was originally scheduled to be in the match, but the Briscoes took out Daniels earlier in the night when Jay hit a vicious Jay Driller on him on the stage. With Daniels unable to compete, Sky replaced him in the match.
The result has to be considered an upset since the Briscoes and Young Bucks are regarded as the two greatest teams in ROH history (they have 12 tag title reigns between them), and Kazarian and Sky don’t often team together in traditional tag matches (Kazarian and Daniels are two-time former ROH World Tag Team Champions, but SCU usually competes in six-man tag matches).
However, Kazarian and Sky did defeat the Briscoes in a non-title match at the “All In” pay-per-view on Sept. 1. Four weeks later, the Briscoes successfully defended their titles against Kazarian and Daniels at ROH’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view, making them 4-0 against The Addiction in two-on-two tag matches.
Kazarian and Sky’s victory has created an unexpected twist in regard to the future of Kazarian and Daniels in ROH. At the beginning of the year, ROH COO Joe Koff put Kazarian and Daniels on notice that he was letting their contracts expire after Final Battle this December.
The veteran duo knew they needed gold around their waists for leverage, so they targeted the Briscoes. Now Kazarian is a champion, but Daniels is not.
Will Kazarian and Sky make it all the way to Final Battle and beyond as champions? If so, what will that mean for Daniels? The new champions undoubtedly will have no shortage of talented teams gunning for them, including the Briscoes, who are contractually owed a rematch, and The Young Bucks, who are perennial contenders.
The Briscoes, whose reign ended at 218 days, had been dominant champions since capturing the titles for the ninth time at the ROH 16th Anniversary Show in March. In total, they held the titles for 1,025 days, by far the most in ROH history.