Here's a place to check results and comment along with Ring of Honor (ROH)'s 16th Anniversary pay-per-view (PPV) - happening Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas.
The event will be headlined by Jay Lethal fighting to become a two-time ROH World champ when he steps in the ring against the Party Peacock himself, Dalton Castle, in his first PPV title defense.
It also features several matches with those Bullet Club fellas everyone seems high on these days. And while the big fights are later this month when The Young Bucks take on Golden☆Lovers at Strong Style Evolved, and in April when Cody faces Kenny Omega at Supercard of Honor, the stars of Being The Elite are all over 16th Anniversary.
The Bucks will team with Adam Page to defend their six-man titles against their old rivals Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, who’ve joined forces with Scorpio Sky to form SoCal Uncensored. Marty Scurll has brought back the Villian, just in time for showdown with the always dangerous Punishment Martinez, in a match that has World title implications. And amidst all the tension with his mates, Cody is set to represent The Club against The Kingdom’s Matt Taven.
New Japan is sending more than just The Biz Cliz. Los Ingobernables de Japon’s cat dude Hiromu Takahashi is here, facing Flip Gordon. And there are plenty of ROH stalwarts on the card. Kenny King tries to get the TV title back from Silas Young, and The Briscoes are gunning to become nine-time tag champs when they face MCMG in Nevada.
Plus, the Women of Honor Championship Tournament rolls on with two big matches, one featuring WWE veterans Tenille Dashwood and Brandi Rhodes, the other pitting Sumie Sakai against Hana Kimura.
You can order the event from your cable or satellite provider, or get a streaming version for $34.95 here (or join HonorClub to get 50% off the streaming price, or become a VIP and watch with your subscription - details on both options here). The opening bell is scheduled for 9PM Eastern.
We'll update the results tonight 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.
Sumie Sakai def. Hana Kimura to advance in the Women of Honor Championship Tournament on the Facebook Live pre-show; Sakai won with a rolling neckbreaker and was beaten down by Kimura and Kagetsu afterwards
Tenille Dashwood def. Brandi Rhodes to advance in the Women of Honor Championship Tournament on the Facebook Live pre-show; Brandi tried to feign a knee injury and win with an eye poke and Crossrhodes, but Dashwood kicked out. Tenille eventually won with her Spotlight Kick.
Bully Ray delivers a pep talk about how ROH is pro wrestling, not sports entertainment. There are issues with the stream on the ROH website as we start the main card...
Hiromu Takahashi def. Flip Gordon with the Time Bomb
Marty Scurll def. Punishment Martinez when he removed a bag out of his trunks which Martinez figured had powder in it. Because of this, he covered his face so Marty kicked him low (when the referee was turned) and then rolled him up for the win.
Kenny King def. Silas Young with the Royal Flush to retain the TV championship. It should be noted that Young hit his Misery finisher earlier but the ref got knocked down and wasn’t able to count the pin in time.
Austin Aries shows up post match and tells Kenny King that the ROH TV title is one he hasn’t won and he wants it!
SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) def. Hung Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson, Adam Page) (c) in a Vegas Street Fight to win the ROH Six-Man titles. It looked like Nick Jackson had it won with a 450 splash onto a trash can on top of Sky. However, Shane Taylor came out and pulled him up. With Taylor’s help, they zip tied Page to the ring post. Daniels held Nick out of the ring while Scorpio held a kendo stick against Matt’s neck as Kaz locked in a Boston Crab, forcing Matt Jackson to tap.
After the match, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan attacked the Hung Bucks until Bully Ray ran them off.
Cody def. Matt Taven with the Crossroads. The referee went down and TK and Vinny returned and held up Cody for Matt to nail him in the groin. Bully Ray ran out to clear the Kingdom allowing Cody (who revealed he was wearing a cup) to hit Crossroads for the win.
After the match, Cody celebrated with Brandi and the Drug Free Bear... who was really Kenny Omega! He shoved Cody and hit the V Trigger! Brandi got in his face and then forced a kiss on him.
The Briscoes def MCMG (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) (c) with the Doomsday Device to win their 9th ROH World Tag Team championships
Dalton Castle def. Jay Lethal with the Bangarang to retain the ROH World title. Castle sold a right leg injury the entire match. Castle kicked out of the Lethal Injection at one point.
After the match, Lethal shakes hands with Castle, though looks very dejected. He leaves and Marty Scurll makes his way to the ring to point at the title.