Check out our ROH Death Before Dishonor live coverage featuring New Japan and ROH on the same card.
It’s Bullet Club vs Chaos tonight as ROH and New Japan come together for Death Before Dishonor.
Kenny King Vs Jushin “Thunder” Liger
The story is still that Kenny King doesn’t still isn’t willing to do whatever it takes to win a match. He shows too much respect and doesn’t have killer instinct. King was in control for most of the match. There was a spot where they tried to make it look like Liger was hurt for real. King backed off and cheered Liger on to get up, treating him with respect.
He went to give him a handshake when Liger got up and then gave him a spinebuster to pin him.
Winner: Kenny King
The Briscoes Vs Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian
For the first time maybe ever, Christopher Daniels is looking his age. He’s a little softer than usual. Good stuff early on as you’d expect.
Late in the match, Kazarian took a Rock Bottom on the chair and his head hit the chair. There was a cut on the back of his head, which may have come from the move. He was out for the rest of the match on the outside. Scorpio Sky came out to tend to him. The Briscoes doubled teamed Daniels and there were some good nearfalls.
Daniels tossed Mark Briscoe out of the ring and hit the Best Moonsault Ever on Jay, but he kicked out. Jay then hit the Jay Driller on Daniels outside the ring and tossed him back in the ring, but he kicked out. He hit another one and pinned him.
Winner: The Briscoes
Sumie Sakai Vs Tenille Dashwood
This match was longer than it needed to be. It was decent, but nothing special. The story was that Dashwood, who has a hurt shoulder, and was wearing the Kinesiology tape, was put in the arm bar several times. She even started working everything with her left arm to sell the right arm.
But she was put in the arm bar way too many times and didn’t even tap out. She passed out. So Sakai’s arm bar must not be very good.
Winner: Sumie Sakai
Chris Sabin Vs Punishment Martinez
Sabin started hot with the quick moves to get to the bigger Martinez. Martinez brought in a chair with the idea that he was going to hit the Curb Stomp on the chair. But instead, Sabin hit a Tornado DDT on the chair and the chair was right near the ref as he decided to count the pin attempt. Martinez kicked out.
Martinez eventually hit the Curb Stomp and pinned Sabin.
Winner: Punishment Martinez
After the match, he was going to give Sabin another Curb Stomp, this time using the chair. But Jeff Cobb walked out. Martinez was about to walk out. Jeff turned his back and Martinez hit him with a chair, but he didn’t sell it and hit the Tour of Islands on him. He grabbed Martinez’s TV title and draped it over him.
Bully Ray & Silas Young Vs Colt Cabana & Flip Gordon
This is a table’s match and it’s the first time you can really hear the crowd.
Early on, Bully Ray was trying to get Silas Young to hit Colt with the What’s Up Head Butt, but Young was too slow. Cabana turned it around on on Ray and Flip Gordon did a springboard version of the move.
Bully Ray was about to attack Cabana with a chair on the outside and the play by play announcer Ian Riccaboni ran down to save Cabana who is his broadcast partner. Bully Ray dumped Colt through a table ringside.
It’s now 2 on 1. Bully’s a great heel and he’s getting a ton of heel heat from a pretty quiet crowd. Bully and Young started to yell at each other because Young accidentally clotheslined him and he got him back. They perched a table in the corner and tried to send Flip into the corner, but he ran up the table and ran Bully into it. It’s 1 on 1.
Young clotheslined Gordon on the apron and Gordon “flipped” all the way over to the floor. The ref got bumped and went down. Gordon put Young on the table and then did a 450 splash through it. But since the ref was down, Bully pulled Young away from the table that was split in half and put Flip over it and the ref declared Flip as the loser. That was dumb.
Winner: Bully Ray & Silas Young
Rocky Romero, Trent Beretta, Chuckie T, Tomohiro Ishii, & Kazuchika Okada (Chaos) Vs Adam Page, Marty Scurll, Cody Rhodes, & The Young Bucks (Bullet Club)
Nick Aldis is the third announcer for the match. He was fantastic as the third man and overshadowed both announcers. Aldis said that his match against Cody Rhodes at the NWA 70th Anniversary show would be 2 out of 3 falls.
As you can imagine, it’s impossible to explain what’s going on here. Okada and Scurll were about to go at it, but Okada tagged out. I don’t think he wanted the match to go long.
There was craziness outside the ring, including Ishii doing a bowling ball dive onto everyone off the top rope and to the floor.
Bucks went for the Meltzer Driver on Okada, but it Matt was pulled down and Chuckie T jumped off the top rope and Okada hit Nick with a spike tombstone.
Near the end, Scurll was able to put the Chicken Wing on Rocky Romero who submitted.
I didn’t do this match justice. It was a super fun and crazy match.
Winner: Bullet Club
Will Ospreay Vs Jay Lethal
The announcers are making Ospreay’s bigger physical size a big deal.
This was a really good match. Ospreay wrestled a different style, being that he didn’t fly around the ring at will. But he did do some great flying. He nearly won the title after hitting the Oscutter, but Lethal kicked out.
Ospreay was standing on the top rope with Lethal, looking to do a hurricanrana from the top rope. Instead, Lethal powerbombed him from the position. He then hit the Lethal Injection for the pin.
Earlier in the match, they teased tossing each other into the same table that Colt Cabana got tossed through. Well, not the same table, but a replacement. Lethal went to kick Ospreay and accidentally kicked the ring announcer who was holding the belt. It flew into Ospreay’s hands and he contemplating hitting Lethal with it, but didn’t.
Winner: Jay Lethal
After the match was over, they went to shake hands, but the Kingdom jumped them both. The announcers said that Matt Taven was in Mexico, but instead, he came out and clicked Lethal with a bag. He pulled what looked like a replica of Lethal’s belt, but with a purple strap instead and said he was the real ROH champ.