ROH 17th Anniversary Show Results – 3/15/19

 

 

 

 

 

ROH 17th Anniversary Show – 3/15/19
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sam’s Town Live
Commentary Team: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman & Nick Aldis

17 Years of Treasured Moments, of Honored Heroes and Legendary Rivalries. Tonight ROH celebrates it’s 17th Anniversary, but we have another milestone to recognize of a record broken as one man has reigned as ROH World Champion longer than any others (that’s when you combine both reigns anyways, for a single run Samoa Joe still holds the record at 645 days, Lethal’s total is 686 – first lasting 427 and his current being past 259)

Matt Taven interrupts the video and says to stop because he’s the real Champion, not Lethal and for the last 6 years ROH has refused to acknowledge the greatness of Matt Taven, but tonight they will have no choice because there will be one Champion and he is him. Then tells the narrator that now they can start the show

With Colt in Japan for the New Japan Cup, the NWA World Hevyweight Champion Nick Aldis is doing commentary in his place

KENNY KING VS MARTY SCURLL:

Scurll has announced that he’s cashing in his Survival of the Fittest Title Shot at the Garden for the G1 Supershow

Scurll with a Running European Uppercut then a Superkick off the apron right out of the gate, Kenny with a Running Hotshot then a Springboard Blockbuster for a 2 count, Blue Thunder Driver for a 2 count, Marty avoids the Tornillo, Kenny lands on his feet, but Scurll with a Tornado DDT off the apron to the floor, Half & Half Suplex then a Villain Bomb and stacks King up for a near fall, Tiger Feint Kick then a Victory Roll for a near fall, King with a Roundhouse Kick for a 2 count, Spinebuster for a near fall, they trade flash pins for 2 counts, Marty with the 52 Fake-Out, Stomp to the hand then grabs the fingers, Kenny blocks the finger break and hits the Eddy Gordo Kick, up top, Marty cuts him off and hits a Superplex, he looked to float into a pin, but Kenny back up & hits The Royal Flush, but Marty rolls to the floor, Kenny grabs a chair, Paul Turner takes it & Marty blasts King with the umbrella then tosses it aside so Turner never sees it for the win

WINNER: MARTY SCURLL

ROH World TV Championship
SHANE TAYLOR VS JEFF COBB:

Shane with a Backdrop Driver, but Cobb is right back up, Cobb with an Exploder Suplex, and now it’s Shane that is right back up, Cobb with a Dropkick & Shane answers back with a Pounce, they trade strikes, Cobb knocks Shane to the floor with a Forearm, Shane takes his leg out from him then hits a Cannonball off the apron, back in the ring, Cobb avoids The Cannonball, back to trading Chops, Cobb with a Wrist-Clutch Exploder Suplex for a 2 count, Shane with a Running Knee Lift for a near fall, they trade boots, Cobb with a Superkick, Shane answers with The One Hitter Quitter, Cobb still up and hits a Lariat then falls to the floor, Cobb is back up and in at 8, Greetings From 216 countered and Cobb with a Jumping European Uppercut, Shane up top, but Cobb cuts him off and goes up after him, he hurls Shane off the top for a 2 count, Standing Moonsault for a 2 count, Shane with a Thrust Spinebuster for a 2 count, Cobb blocks a Pop-Up Powerbomb, Shane with a Sambo Suplex, up to the 2nd rope with a Diving Splash, but only gets a near fall, Cobb with a Ripcord Slap, Deadlift Bridging German Suplex for a near fall, Shane with a Cleveland Destroyer (a 350 lb guy just did a Canadian Destroyer), but only gets a near fall, he takes down the kneepad, Cobb with Tour of the Islands, but Shane is getting back up, so Cobb hits another Tour of the Islands for good measure to retain

WINNER & STILL ROH WORLD TV CHAMPION: JEFF COBB

Women of Honor Championship
KELLY KLEIN W/CAMP KLEIN VS MAYU IWATANI W/SUMIE SAKAI:

Klein with Cravat Knee Strikes then sends Iwatani into the turnbuckles, Back Elbos then a barrage of Forearms, Mayu with a pair of Slingblades, pair of Roundhouse Kicks, then a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a 2 count, Double Stomp, Basement Dropkick for a 2 count, Superkick, they trade Open-Hand Slaps and Klein gets the better of it, they trade Forearms, Kleinline blocked, Klain blocks a Spinning Heel Kick and dumps Iwatani to the floor, Mayu back in, German Suplex, Klein answers back with one of her own & drops Mayu right on her neck, Mayu back up, Spinning Heel kick, up to the 2nd with a Moonsault, then up to the top she goes for another, but Klein gets the knees up, K Power connects, but only a near fall, she rips her mouthpiece out and hits a Kleinline, she takes the wrist tape off and is too busy showboating, Iwatani has the opening and takes it, pinning Klein with a Small Package to retain

WINNER & STILL WOMEN OF HONOR CHAMPION: MAYU IWATANI

A video package played showing the formation of Life Blood and them helping Jay Lethal to completely destroy Matt Taven’s imposter World Title

Matt Taven storms down to the ring and grabs a mic, he says he can’t set back there another minute and watch the disrespect of the real World Champion and people say Jay Lethal is the World Champion, he’s ready right now and wants to do it.

We’re having the ROH World Title Match right now

ROH World Championship
MATT TAVEN VS JAY LETHAL:

Lethal with a Chop for a 2 count, Taven with a Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, Lethal with a Lariat for a 2 count, Basement Dropkick to the back for a 2 count, Knee Drop for a 2 count, Taven with a Body Slam then a Elbow Drop for a 2 count, Lethal with a Hip Toss then a Basement Dropkick for a 2 count, Right Hand for a 2 count, Snap Suplex for a 2 count, Taven with a Charging Forearm for a 2 count, Sleeper, but Lethal pushes his shoulders down for a 2 count, Lethal with a Dragon Screw on Taven’s surgically repaired knee, Taven counters the Figure 4 into a Small Package for a 2 count, Lethal blocks a Figure 4, Lethal Injection ducked, Climax blocked, Taven counters Lethal Injection with a Spinkick of Doom, Ian mentions that Jeff Cobb has challenged Will Ospreay title for title – ROH TV and the NEVER Openweight Titles at the Garden, Lethal with a Pendulum Backbreaker for a 2 count, Chinlock, but Taven makes it to the rope, Lethal with a Snap Powerslam for a 2 count, Kondo Clutch then elevates Taven off the mat into a Faceplant, Lethal Backdrops Taven to the floor, then follows with a Tope Suicida, correction a pair of Topes, make that a trifecta, he sends Taven back in, Taven rolls back to the floor & Lethal follows with another Tope Suicida, Jay rolls back in, he sends Taven back in for a 2 count, Lethal goes back to the knee, Kneebreaker for a 2 count, Taven uses Todd Sinclair as a shield then pokes Lethal in the eye, then posts Jay, Divorce Court, Juji-Gatame, Lethal flips out, but Taven regains his advantage, Jay stacks him up for a 2 count, Taven with The Stroke then follows with a Crossface, Lethal tries to roll out, but Taven rolls back through, Jay tries to get to the rope, but Taven converts to the Rings of Saturn, Lethal finally makes it to the rope, Taven goes back to the shoulder, Sit-Out Gourdbuster, up top, Lethal avoids the Frog Splash, but Taven rolls through, he charges, but Jay catches him with The Lethal Combination, Lethal with a barrage of Lariats then an Enzugiri, he calls for the Elbow, up top, but Taven cuts him off, Lethal fights him off and sends him back to the mat, red balloons rise signaling the arrival of Pennywise (or Vinny in this case) TK distracts Sinclair as Vinny slams a baseball bat into Lethal’s head, Gresham takes down TK, but he’s out-numbered by TK & Vinny, Vinny holds him in place as TK slams a chair into Gresham’s ankle, they say it’s time to put him away for good and set up a table, Life Blood’s Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams run them off, Taven with an Uppercut to the nuts then hits Climax, but only gets a near fall, Lethal blocks a second Climax, Taven with a Corkscrew Neckbreaker, Frog Splash connects, but only gets a near fall, Taven goes back up, but Lethal gets the knees up into a Small Package for a near fall, Ace Crusher, he turns Taven over, but only gets a near fall, Torture Rack, Inverted Finlay Roll for a near fall, Running Death Valley Bomb, up top, Hail to the King, but Taven counters into a Crucifix Pin for a near fall, Lethal goes to the Figure 4, Taven’s shoulders are down, but he reverses the pressure, Lethal reverses the reversal, but Taven makes it to the rope, Lethal with a Figure 4 in the rope, he breaks before the 5 count, Taven on the apron & he Suplexes Lethal from the ring off the apron through the table that TK & Vinny had set up earlier, Taven back in at 9, he breaks the count & sends Lethal back in, cover, but only gets a near fall, Taven with repeated Leaping Enzugiris, Chin Checker, but only gets a near fall, Blue Thunder Driver for a near fall, he picks Lethal up, he tries it again, but Lethal counters into Climax for a near fall, Lethal with a Basement Superkick, Running Knee, Lethal Injection connects, but only gets a near fall, Ace Crusher on the ring apron, Ace Crusher on the floor, Lethal rolls back in, Taven back in at 17, Jay looks under the ring and pulls out another table, he sets Taven up on the table, he’s going up top, but Taven is back up & DDTs Lethal on the ring apron, Taven pulls out a ladder and sets it between the ring and table, he tells Lethal it’s time to learn that Taven is the REAL ROH World Champion, Lethal drops down and hits a Springboard Dropkick, Baseball Slide lays Taven on the ladder, Lethal goes up top, Hail to the King, but Taven rolls out of the way & Lethal crashes through the ladder, Taven back in the ring, ring crew helps up Lethal, but he’s saying no, Taven with a Plancha wipes everyone out, Ace Crusher, Running Knee Strike, but only gets a near fall, another Running Knee, yet another and another, he slaps Lethal in the face numerous times then spits in his face, another Running Knee, but still only a near fall, up top, Frog Splash, but Lethal counters in mid-air with an Ace Crusher, but only a near fall, Taven says he hates Lethal, they trade slaps, Lethal with an Enzugiri, Superkick, Superkick, he yells fuck you at Taven, Lethal Injection, but only gets a near fall as the bell rings and we’ve gone to broadway. It’s a 60 Minute Time Limit Draw

WINNER: 60 MINUTE TIME LIMIT DRAW

Fans call for 5 more minutes as they always do, but this isn’t new ROH has a history of 60 minute Time Limit Draws, from Joe, to Punk, to Bryan, to Nigel, to Roddy and so on.

Marty Scurll walks down to the ring and sees both men down and grabs the ROH World Title and he’s leaving with the belt

Bully Ray interrupts Mega Ran during the performance and tosses a chair at them and wants to know why they’re wasting time on his ppv, he hates rap music, he thinks they suck, their music sucks and song sucks then says they ripped their name off the video game Mega Man, he says they look like video games, he says he bets when they played the wrestling games they chose him, Ran says well actually he chose D-Von, then they say Testify which causes him to shove them down

He says no one in ROH or NJPW has ever performed in the Garden, only he has and says he sold out the Garden then says there’s no one in either company worthy enough to step foot in the Garden with him. He’s issuing an open challenge to anyone in the wrestling business, regardless of what company, whether they’re retired or not, New York City Street Fight because he knows ‘he’ is watching, and he knows it’s eating ‘him’ alive that Bully an get the better of ‘him’ and says that he’ll see him in the Garden, PUNK.

(Ok now CM Punk has always had a very good relationship with ROH and one of the reasons they even made it though their 3rd year so I wouldn’t completely write this off as wishful thinking. That being said will Punk actually be there? I’ll say it like this: highly unlikely in all likelihood, but don’t rule it out completely)

RUSH VS BANDIDO:

Bandido goes for a Runnign Hurricanrana on Rush, but he counters into a Powerbomb through the timekeeper’s table then runs Bandido into the guardrails, back in the ring, Dropkick to the back, tranquilo pose then rips at Bandido’s mask, he looked for The Bull Horns, but Bandido evades and hits a Tornillo then a Tope Suicida followed by a Fosbury Flop, back in the ring with a Springboard Crossbody for a near fall, Snap Powerslam for a 2 count, Rush with a Release German Suplex for a 2 count, he calls Bandido a bitch, then fakes out Bandido with a Bull Horns attempt and kicks him in the face, tranquilo pose, Destrcutor de Mexicano, Bandido back up with a Tilt-a-Whirl Headscissors, both men back up, Rush with a Deadlift Superplex from the apron back in for a near fall, Bandido with a Deadlift Suplex for a 2 count, he hangs Rush in the rope and hits a Springboard 450 for a near fall, Springboard Crossbody, but Rush counters with a Dropkick then hits a Tope con Hilo, he sends Bandido back in, Bandido with a Hurricanrana off the apron to the floor, he sends Rush back in, Bandido with La Atlantida into a Go to Sleep, he charges, but Rush with a Belly to Belly Suplex into the turnbuckle, he drives Bandido down into the corner & hits The Bull Horns for the win

WINNER: RUSH

Dalton Castle challenged Rush to a match at the Garden, Rush called him a bitch and accepted the challenge

Ian says Gresham suffered a knee injury after The Kingdom assault earlier and The Kingdom left the building after the frustration from the World Title Match earlier and Silas joins Ian & Caprice for the main event

ROH World Tag Team Championship
VILLAIN ENTERPRISES VS THE BRISCOES:

All 4 men go for plunder right away and toss chair after chair in the ring, they duel with chairs, Mark with a Corkscrew Senton on Brody then a Running Boot to PCO, Jay with a chair to the back of Brody, Mark goes after the eyes, Brody with a Double Jump Lariat, PCO and Mark trade Chops on the apron then PCO with a Michinoku Driver II off the apron through a table, Brody goes after Jay, Brody fires up PCO with Chops, Cannonball on Jay then Brody puts a chair in the groin of Jay and uses another chair to drive it into Jay’s nuts, Mark with a kendo stick to PCO which doesn’t affect him then sends him into the guardrail, Briscoes isolate Brody and delivers an assisted Dropkcik, Mark brings in a table and sets it in the corner, Brody sends Jay into a chair in the corner then a Running Death Valley Bomb through the table on Mark, PCO takes it to Jay who’s been busted wide open, PCO hits Jay with a piece of the broken table, they grab some more chairs and put the entrance ramp on them, Mark with cane shots to the head of PCO, he tries on Brody, but he ducks and hits his brother instead, Brody holds Jay and tells PCO to do something insane, he charges down the ramp, but Jay Backdrops him & PCO lands on the ring apron, there’s blood everywhere and this is starting to look like an ECW main event, they Backdrop PCO on the entrance ramp, Mark brings out another table as Jay sends Brody back in, Mark has set up a pair of tables on the floor, Jay looks for a Suplex from the ring to the floor, but Brody blocks and he decks Mark, Mark with a Blockbuster on Brody through 2 tables, Jay sends Brody back in, Lariat, but only a 1 count, Jay Driller, but only a near fall, Mark hands Jay the cane, Briscoes deliver a duel cane beating to Brody and he asks for more, cane-to, PCO is back in, cane shots and they just fire him up, then breaks both canes over his knee, Double Lariats for the Briscoes and PCO is bleeding now as well, he helps up Brody, Jay jams the pieces of the cane into Brody and PCO, they stabbed PCO in the throat with the jagged piece of the cane, Mark brings out another table, Jay sets up PCO on the table, but Brody with a Chokeslam on the apron, then hurls Mark off the top onto a pile of chairs, he grabs Jay, but Jay with a nut shot, Brody blocks a Jay Driller off the apron and hits a Piledriver off the apron onto a table, he sends Jay back in, he tells PCO to go up, chair shot to the back of Jay and puts a chair on top of Jay, PCO with a Moonsault the PCOsault onto Jay for the win. PCO & Brody King have won the Tag Titles that means they’re also in line to challenge The Guerillas of Destiny for the IWGP Tag Titles in the Garden with both sets of Titles on the line

WINNERS & NEW ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: VILLAIN ENTERPRISES

Villain Enterprises celebrate with the titles as the show ends