Here's a place to check results and comment along with Ring of Honor (ROH)'s Best in the World 2017 pay-per-view (PPV), happening Friday, June 23 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The eighth annual Best in the World offers an exciting looking the card - featuring four title matches and stars from not only ROH, but also New Japan and Mexico’s CMLL. It’s listed below and our Ring of Honor TV recapper its999maggle has some background on each of the nine matches for you here.
In addition to the traditional PPV outlets listed here, you can stream the show for $34.95 from Ring of Honor’s website at this link or via FiteTV at this one. The opening bell is scheduled for 9PM Eastern.
We'll update the results as they happen, and feel free to use this space to discuss all the action with the best pro wrestling community on the internet - before, during and after the show.
Kris Wolf & Sumie Sakai def. Deonna Purrazzo & Mandy Leon via pinfall (Wolf on Purrazzo)
Team CMLL (Ultimo Guerrero & El Terrible) def. The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Vinny Marseglia) via pinfall with a roll-up (Guerrero on Marseglia) amidst some chaos as the Kingdom went for Rockstar Super Nova
Frankie Kazarian def. Adam ‘Hangman’ Page in a strap match via choking him out by wrapping the strap around his neck and hanging him off the ropes to the floor. Earlier in the match, Page wiped Kaz with a strap that had nails and thumbtacks embedded in it. Brutal stuff
Search and Destroy (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay White & Jonathan Gresham) def The Rebellion (Caprice Coleman, Kenny King, Rhett Titus & Shane Taylor) via submission (Gresham with an octopus stretch on Titus, but everyone member of the winning team had a member of the losing team in a submission hold at the finish) - The Rebellion must disband
- After the match, Punishment Martinez hits the ring to destroy everybody
Jay Lethal def. Silas Young via pinfall (countered a roll-up with a cover of his own after Silas shoved referee Todd Sinclair, who was then slow to get in position)
- After the match, Young immediately lays Jay out with a lariat. Then Beer City Bruiser joins him in a beatdown of Lethal, which makes liberal use of a keg, and ends with Bruiser frog splashing him through a table
Dalton Castle & the Boys def. Bully Ray & the Briscoes via pinfall (Castle with small package on Mark while Bully was busy trying to get Jay to stop beating up The Boys on the outside) to become the NEW ROH Six Man Tag champions
KUSHIDA def. Marty Scurll via pinfall following two Back to the Futures (and “breaking” his fingers withis own move) to retain the ROH Television championship
- Chuck Taylor and Trent Barreta enter themselves in the tag title match, and it’s now a tornado three-way!
The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) (c) def. WAR MACHINE (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) & Best Friends (Chucky T & Trent?) via pinfall (Matt pinned Taylor after Nick hit IndyTaker on the Best Friends while Hanson & Rowe had them in piledriver position, then Matt Superkicked War Machine; match was pretty much non-stop moves for ~13 minutes) to retain their ROH Tag Team titles
Cody def. Christopher Daniels via pinfall following CrossRhodes to become the NEW ROH World champ