You win some, you lose some.
At the latest Ring of Honor (ROH) pay-per-view (PPV), Friday, Sept. 22’s Death Before Dishonor XV, that’s exactly what happened to The Young Bucks. In their Six-Man defense, they found their missing partner, Hangman Page, just in time for their match against Bully Ray and The Briscoes. Page wasn’t quite enough to ensure the champ’s retained, however. They needed Jay Briscoe to turn on Bully for that to happen.
Later on in the show from Las Vegas’ Sam’s Town, Matt and Nick Jackson put their ROH Tag belts on the line against their old rivals Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley, The Motor City Machine Guns. MCMG and The Bucks actually found something they could agree on, as they teamed up to take out another familiar duo, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, who crashed the match in their crusade to ruin everything fans love.
But after their team-up, Sabin and Shelley got the better of things when they countered More Bang For Your Buck into a Double-Team Driver, and The Guns are now ROH Tag champs.
Something tells me a Triple Threat is coming our way soon...
Over in singles action, KUSHIDA finally dropped the Television title in a really good back-and-forth affair with Kenny King. Both men pushed each other to the limit, and their final head-to-head exchange saw King counter the New Japan Super Junior’s best shots to hit the Royal Flush.
King’s time on The Bachelorette was a theme, from roses being thrown in his direction during his entrance to a post-match celebration with his daughter. Speculation has already begun regarding whether the title change means KUSHIDA’s days as a ROH regular are over.
Not quite as good as some of the company’s recent efforts, but highlights like the TV title match, and stipulation bouts like Punishment Martinez vs. Jay White and Silas Young vs. Jay Lethal were excellent.
Full results are here.