– Sorry to start this week’s “Honor Report” on a sad note but I would like to send out condolences to former ROH Champion and current WWE Champion Bryan Danielson and his family for the passing of his father.
– This last weekend saw a new era in the promotion’s history start and one man capture the opportunity to take on the ROH champion or will the ROH champion have two, three or even four challengers gunning for the ROH Championship. Let’s have a look at the results:
Future Of Honor 18/04/14 Newville, Pennsylvania
#AllEgo defeated Zizou Middoux
Brutal Burgers defeated Moose and Stokely Hathaway
Jenny Rose defeated Mandy Leon
Proving Ground Challenge: Jay Lethal defeated Jay Diesel
Jimmy Nuts, Nick Blackwell and Vinny Marseglia defeated Ken Phoenix, Sam Sheilds and Tim Donst
Kongo defeated Psycho Mike
Briscoe Brothers defeated Team Benchmark
ROH Championship match: Adam Cole retained his ROH Championship by defeating Delirious. This was Adam’s ninth successful title defense.
Second To None: AJ Styles vs. Michael Elgin 4/19/14 Baltimore, Maryland
Dark match: Psycho Mike defeated Kongo
Silas Young defeated #AllEgo
Caprice Coleman defeated Tadarius Thomas
ROH Television Championship match: Jay Lethal retained his ROH Television Championship by defeating Cheeseburger. This was Jay’s first successful title defense.
Charm City Street Fight: Cliff Compton and Kevin Steen defeated Outlawz Inc.
Roderick Strong defeated ACH
Triple Threat match: Matt Taven, Tommaso Ciampa and Jay Lethal fought to a No Contest
Jay Briscoe defeated Mike Bennett
War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) defeated Adam Page and BJ Whitmer
Jay Diesel, Moose and Vinny Marseglia defeated Team Benchmark and Zizou Middoux
Defy Or Deny 3: (Originally Matt Taven was scheduled in this match but was injured and did not participate)
Adam Cole denied both Jimmy Jacobs and Mark Briscoe an opportunity at his ROH Championship for one whole year or while Adam Cole is still champion.
ReDRagon defeated Andrew Everett and Cedric Alexander
Michael Elgin defeated AJ Styles to earn an opportunity at the ROH Championship down the line.
– Two freelancers have been announced for Global Wars and War of The Worlds shows. It will see Time Splitters and Bullet Club in full force for action
For Global Wars:
Former CZW Junior Heavyweight Champion
Former two time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (once with Chris Sabin and once with Kushida)
Former TNA Tag Team Champion (with Chris Sabin)
Former TNA X Division Champion
Winner of the TNA Chris Candido Memorial Cup (with Sean Waltman)
Winner of the ROH Trios Tournament 2006 with Abyss and Jimmy Rave
Winner of the TNA World X Cup 2006 with Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt
Winner of the TNA Team 3D Invitational Tournament (with Chris Sabin)
Winner of the TNA X Championship Tournament
Winner of the NJPW Super Junior Tag Team Tournament (with Kushida)
This would be Shelley’s return to ROH since Supercard Of Honor V when he and Chris Sabin took on The Kings Of Wrestling for the ROH Tag Team Championship in 2010.
For War Of The Worlds
6’8” 304 lbs
Current IWGP Tag Team Champion (with Karl Anderson)
Winner of the 2013 World Tag Team Tournament
As Festus in FCW he teamed with Sebastian Slater now know as Heath Slater (3MB member).
– With both Gallows and Doc being on the same card, the IWGP Tag Team Championship will be on the line. The last time the IWGP Tag Team Championship was defended outside the country was last year in Houston, Texas at NWA Houston Texas Parade Of Champions :A Tribute to Paul Boesch. Both the IWGP and NWA Tag Team Championship were on the line as The Killer Elite Squad: Lance Acher (formally known as former NWA Tag Team Champion Dallas and WWE/ECW Wrestler Vance Archer) and Davey Boy Smith Jr. and they took on The Kingz Of The Underground (Ryan Genesis and Scot Summers).
– Both ROH and IWGP officials have finalized the cards for Global Wars on May 1oth and War of The Worlds on May 17th which are both live on the ROH USTREAM Channel.
Matches brought to you by New Japan Pro Wrestling
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jushin Thunder Lyger will face Shinsuke Nakamura and Jado
Bullet Club consisting of AJ Styles and Karl Anderson will face Kazuchika Okada and Gedo
Takaaki Watanabe squares off with Michael Elgin
IWGP Junior Tag Team Three Way Dance match
Forever Hooligans vs. Time Splitters vs. Young Bucks
Whoever wins on the 3rd of May in Fukuoka, Japan at Wrestling Dontaku will defend their titles in this match.
Matches brought to you by Ring Of Honor
ROH Championship match
Kevin Steen will challenge Adam Cole
ROH Television Championship Four Corner Survival match
Matt Taven, Silas Young and Tommaso Ciampa will challenge Truth Martini and the newest member of the H.O.T., Jay Lethal.
War Of The Worlds 5/17/14 New York, New York City
ROH Championship match
Jushin Thunder Liger will challenge either Adam Cole or Kevin Steen for the ROH Championship.
IWGP Championship match
Michael Elgin will challenge either AJ Styles or Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Championship.
ROH Tag Team Championship match
ReDRagon will challenge The Young Bucks for the ROH Tag Team Championship.
IWGP Tag Team Championship match
The Briscoe Brothers will challenge Karl Anderson and Doc representing Bullet Club for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.
ROH Television Championship match
Kushida will challenge H.O.T member Jay Lethal
Shinsuke Nakamura will face either Adam Cole or Kevin Steen
Hiroshi Tanahashi will face Michael Bennett
– For all members of the ROH website, last Saturday’s television is up on their Video On Demand service. It saw the following matches from Supercard of Honor VIII:
– Cedric Alexander takes on Roderick Strong
– Six Man Scramble: Adam Page and The Decade take on Adrenaline Rush and Andrew Everett
– Opportunity at the IWGP Championship on the line as Kevin Steen takes on Michael Elgin
– It’s been confirmed that AJ Styles will participate in the 40th annual G1 Climax tournament. If AJ wins the tournament he will join WWE Hall of Famers Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan in addition to Big Van Vader as the only American talent to win the tournament.
– This week’s Tuesday roll out is a shoot interview with Decade members BJ Whitmer and Jimmy Jacobs and includes 16 full length matches from the time they were ROH Tag Team Champions as well as when they were heated rivals.
– This week on the premiere episode of the Steve Corino Show, the King of Old School talks about Sunday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, Albert Pujols’ 500th home run and his thoughts on the cancellation of all Extreme Rising shows. Steve’s first guest on his show is his former SCUM stablemate and former WWE Tag Team Champion Cliff Compton Plus, Steve answers all his fans’ Twitter questions.
– Next week on The Kevin Kelly Show – Episode 8, apart from the usual segments, KK will have an interview with Diamond Dallas Page. You can send in your questions for DDP by tweeting @place2benation and by using #AsKKevin. Also joining Kevin for an interview will be former ROH Pure Wrestling Champion RJ Brewer.
– This Sunday, John Pollock of Live Audio Wrestling will be chatting with AJ Styles about NJPW and ROH.
– At Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll event on May 25th, the main event will see a rematch from ROH Best In The World 2012 as Adam Cole will defend his PWG Championship against Kyle O’Reilly in a Hybrid Fighting Rules match.
– This week on the Kevin Steen Weekend Escapades. See Kevin at 2CW’s Living On The Edge IX and ROH Second To None.
– Would like to send congratulations to Kevin Steen and his wife who gave birth to a baby girl Monday morning.