- Action Andretti & Darius Martin vs. The Kingdom
- Willow Nightingale vs. Robyn Renegade
- Konosuke Takeshita vs. Lee Moriarty
- Brian Cage vs. Joey Jett
- Penta el Zero Miedo vs. Nick Comoroto
- Iron Savages vs. Logan Lynch & Ren Jones
- The Dark Order vs. Cole Karter & Lee Johnson
- Lance Archer vs. Jah-C
- ROH TNT Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Colt Cabana
- ROH Women’s Championship Proving Ground Match: Athena (c) vs. Heather Reckless
- AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Gringo Loco
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Ring of Honor TV 4/20/23
Ian Ricaboni and Caprice Coleman are here from the UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
Match #1. The Kingdom vs. Darius Martin & Action Andretti
Martin and Taven to start. Martin shoves Bennett off the apron but Taven takes control, quickly cornering Martin. Quick tags between the Kingdom as Taven comes off the middle rope with a dropkick. Bennett drops Andretti with an elbow. Dropkick to the knee and an elbow by Taven get a one count. Heavy chops by Bennett in the corner but Taven misses a splash, however Bennett is there for the Double A spinebuster that gets two. Blind tag by Andretti as Martin and Taven trade suicide dives and Andretti hits an Arabian Press. Dropkick by Martin and a bottom rope assisted tornillo by Andretti for two on Taven. Enziguiri by Andretti and a springboard clothesline to Taven. Monkey flip into a wheelbarrow bulldog gets a two on Taven. Andretti charges but Bennett intercepts and holds Andretti for an enziguiri by Bennett and an outside in elbow drop. Taven goes up top but Martin throws him to the floor and Andretti gets the hot tag. Martin with a crossbody to Bennett that gets two. Springboard tornillo by Andretti gets two on Bennett. Split-legged moonsault by Andretti but Bennett gets the foot on the rope. Back handspring elbow/German suplex combo by Martin and Andretti. Maria provides a distraction as Bennett hits Martin low and Taven dumps Andretti to the outside. Proton Pack to Martin and that gets it done.
Winners: The Kingdom
Rating: **1/2. Fine opener here and The Kingdom are great.
Match #2. Willow Nightingale vs. Robyn Renegade
Headlock takeover by Willow and a shoulder tackle. Willow runs through a clothesline and delivers a big body slam. Two count. Bulldog driver kind of thing by Willow and a forearm that sends Renegade to the floor. Willow follows as Renegade swipes the leg, causing Willow to land hard on the apron. Renegade with some strikes now but Willow responds with a series of hard chops. Big boot by Willow and a spinebuster. Two count. POUNCE. Renegade rolls to the outside and it’s some twin magic as her sister Charlotte switches places. Charlotte looks for the arm trap cradle but Willow rolls over and rolls her up for the win.
Winner: Willow Nightingale
Rating: *1/2. The Renegades are just not there yet unfortunately.
After the match the Renegade Sisters attack Willow with a Hart Attack/Slingblade.
Match #3. Lance Archer vs. Jah-C
Archer throws Jah-C out from the locker room area and the match is starting early. Dropkick by Jah-C but a body block by Archer. Running back elbow in the corner by Archer. Two. Three. Sidewalk slam. Short-arm lariat by Archer. EVERYBODY DIES.
Winner: Lance Archer
Match #4. Brian Cage vs. Joey Jett
Jett is a local favorite and the crowd seems to love him. Belly-to-belly by Cage. European uppercuts by Cage in the corner but Jett responds with a right hand and a knee to the face. German suplex by Cage. Broski Boot in the corner by Cage. Snap suplex by Cage and a running leg drop. Two count. Flatliner by Jett out of nowhere and a pump kick but Cage catches it and misses the discus lariat. Lariat by Jett that gets two. Jett looks for a Pedigree but Cage spinebusters him instead and delivers the F5 to finish this one.
Winner: Brian Cage
Rating: *3/4. Jett got way more offense than expected but it’s a Brian Cage match.
Match #5. Ring of Honor Women’s Championship Proving Ground Match: Athena (c) vs. Heather Reckless
Proving Ground rules so if it goes the full ten minutes OR Reckless wins, she gets a title shot. Athena berates Reckless but Reckless hits a combo and a Sliced Bread out of nowhere! One count. Both women on the outside and Athena catches a cross body and slings Reckless into the guard rail a bunch. Back inside the ring, Athena powerbombs the absolute soul out of Reckless. One, two, three, four, five. SIX. Athena locks in the crossface.
Rating: NR. It was quick but badass Athena is on another level and she’s running through people.
After the match, Athena curb stomps Reckless on the belt for absolutely no reason and that’s awesome too.
Match #6. Dark Order vs. Lee Johnson & Cole Karter
Silver and Johnson start. Double team reverse flapjack by Dark Order. Double team offense in the corner by Dark Order with a pair of running back elbows. Carter trips up Reynolds as Johnson takes advantage and puts the boots to him in the corner. Renolds throws Johnson to the outside and makes the tag to Silver. Silver cleans house and military presses Johnson into Karter. German suplex by Silver on Johnson gets two. Rolling DVD by Johnson gets two. Carter goes up top but Silver throws Johnson into him. Lung blower and a powerbomb on the knees of Reynolds. Rolling elbow and a stunner into a jackknife cover finish this one.
Winners: Dark Order
Rating: *1/2. Not much here, either.
Match #7. Nick Comoroto vs. Penta el Zero Miedo
Comoroto toothpicks him a la Razor Ramor. Penta takes the glove off but Comoroto stops him from throwing it. Penta charges but Comoroto shoulder blocks him. Body slam by Comoroto and some elbow drops. Slingblade by Penta. Make that two. Two count. Rising enziguiri in the corner and some clotheslines in the corner by Penta. ZERO MI- actually Comoroto charges and floors him with a clothesline. Backstabber by Penta in response and a double stomp off the top get a two count. Penta hammerlocks the left arm and snaps the right arm with what he calls “The Sacrifice.” Comoroto with an ushigaroshi after fighting out of the package piledriver. Penta now with The Sacrifice on the other arm and Comoroto can’t get a shoulder off the mat because Penta snapped them both. Nice.
Rating: **. The finish was creative, I will say that. The match was just there, but it’s cool to see Penta back in singles action.
Match #8. Konosuke Takeshita vs. Lee Moriarty
Takeshita powers Moriarty to the ground with a top wrist lock but Moriarty responds with a single leg. Pair of arm drags traded here and a leg lariat by Takeshita. Huge chop by Moriarty but Takeshita responds with a giant elbow instead. Takeshita looks for the Blue Thunder Bomb but Moriarty counters with a leg trip single arm DDT. Both men head to the outside now as Moriarty connects with a pair of bicycle knees that send Takeshita into the guard rail. Moriarty dances inside the ring so Takeshita rolls in and elbows him in the face. Double stomp to the wrist of Takeshita by Moriarty. Hammerlock by Moriarty who then snaps the fingers of Takeshita a la The Villian, Marty Scurll. Back elbow by Takeshita and a series of hard elbows send Moriarty reeling. Flying lariat by Takeshita! German suplex attempt by Takeshita, who transitions into a sheer drop brainbuster instead. Helluva Kick in the corner by Takeshita! Two! Four solid elbows and Takeshita tries to head up top, but the hand is hurt. Middle rope diving senton gets a long two count. Takeshita heads back up top but Moriarty catches him, looking for a superplex and gets it. Elbows by Moriarty but Takeshita is waking up! Moriarty looks for a DDT off of the hip toss but Takeshita counters into a German suplex. Blue Thunder Bomb by Takeshita! Two count. Takeshita missing a rising knee and Moriarty connects with a Tekken kick. Dragon suplex by Moriarty and a Borer City Stretch but Takeshita rolls him up for two. Takeshita looks for a backslide and gets a two count, but holds on to the wrist and looks for a wheelbarrow suplex but Moriarty fights off and Takeshita DRILLS HIM with an overhook tombstone! One, two, no! Chaos Theory by Takeshita is blocked and Moriarty hits a short-arm lariat for two. Takeshita ducks under and hits the deadlift German suplex into a ripcord elbow and a rising knee and this one is over!
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita
Rating: ****. THIS RULED. Takeshita is on another level than most performers here and this just proves we need to see more of Lee Moriarty wrestling, and I think Ring of Honor is the perfect him for him. Please Tony, more stuff like this.
Match #9. AAA Mega Championship: El Hijo del Vikingo (c) vs. Gringo Loco
Spinning back kick by Vikingo and a step up tieres from Loco’s shoulders by Vikingo! Loco handsprings out of a hurricanrana and Vikingo kicks the hand. Vikingo misses a flipping suicide dive and lands HARD on the outside and Loco hits a plancha to the outside. Two count. Loco wants to focus on the wrist and then hits an inside-out Angle Slam for a two count. Loco heads up top and misses a twisting Phoenix Splash but Vikingo is back with a shotgun dropkick. Enziguiri by Vikingo who heads up top but gets crotched. Both men are on the top rope now as Loco hits a double jump Spanish Fly! Loco catches Vikingo trying to handspring into a Ganso Bomb for a long two count. Loco decides to slap Vikingo in the face. Loco runs into a superkick and a spinning wheel kick. Superkick to a seated Loco. Vikingo heads up top and stays up there for what seems like forever before cming off with a hurricanrana that sends Loco to the floor. Vikingo now with an inside out 360 springboard hurricanrana on the floor! Out of nowhere I get an error message that says the video can not be played… just me? Restarting the app now and Vikingo off the middle rope with twisting Phoenix Splash to the outside. Two count in the ring. Vikingo charges Loco but Loco release reverse powerbombs Vikingo on to the top turnbuckle! Both men again are on the top turnbuckle, avalanche military press into a Michinoku Driver off the top! Loco charges in the corner and misses as Vikingo hits a twisting tornillo poisonrana! Running double knees in the corner and a 630 senton finish this one.
Winner and STILL AAA Mega Champion: El Hijo del Vikingo
Rating: ***1/2? Gah, I don’t know. If this is your style of match, you’re going to absolutely love it. Similar to Komander’s performance on Dynamite, a little bit of this would go a longer way, I think. The athleticism and the creativity is off the charts.
Match #10. The Iron Savages w/ Jameson Ryan vs. Logan Lynch & Ren Jones
I guess “Iron” refers to lifting weights, and I didn’t expect that. Boulder extends the hand for the Code of Honor and Jones slaps it away. Boulder now drives his head into the turnbuckle. Clothesline by Jones and Boulder didn’t move. Jones hurt his hand. Gorilla press for reps by Boulder. Senton by Bronson on to both men. Boulder asks for powder as Bronson hits a Rikishi Driver to Jones on Lynch. Boulder now body slams both men at once. Bronson gets the tag and Boulder puts him on his shoulder and drops him on both men .
Winners: Iron Savages
Match #11. ROH TV Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Colt Cabana
Running back elbow by Joe and some quick jabs corner Cabana. Running back elbow by Joe and the Pele kick in the corner. Joe grounds Cabana with a neck vice and some headbutts. Cabana also has medical tape on the right shoulder, giving Joe a bullseye. Big round kick to a grounded Cabana and a running elbow get another two count. Joe looks for the Muscle Buster early but Cabana delivers some elbows from the top and catches Joe charging with another big elbow. Flying Apple by Cabana and a big splash from the middle rope. Two count. Headbutt by Joe but a drop toe hold by Cabana allows him to go up tope and try the moonsault but Joe gets the knees up. Kokina Clutch and this one is over .
Winner and STILL ROH TV Champion: Samoa Joe
Rating: *3/4. Wow, barely more than a squash here for Joe.
Final Thoughts: Alright, I don’t want to be negative, but this 10/11 match week after week stuff isn’t working. The show should be trimmed down to somewhere between 6-8 matches and given more time. The “main event” for the TV title was less than five minutes, but we got four or five matches that meant absolutely nothing. Enough with the negativity, however. Konosuke Takeshita and Lee Moriarty RULED and saved this show, and we need to see more of them. Can Takeshita get a title now? The Kingdom are working their way towards a title shot, Vikingo and Gringo Loco absolutely threw down, and Athena is a true force as the ROH women’s champion, but she needs a legitimate dance partner and soon. 5/10.