RADICAN ROH 17th ANNIVERSARY PPV REPORT
15. March 2019
LAS VEGAS, NEV
LOCKED ON HONOR CLUB, FITE TV AND PPV
The show kicked off with a video package that looked backwards in the past and present of RAW. The package focused on Jay Lethal's record-breaking ROH World Title Run. Matt Taven's voice interrupted the promo and he promised that the king would have to be crowned tonight. He said, "Now you can start the show, Melvins."
They went live to Sam's Town in Las Vegas.
Announcer: Nick Aldis, Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman. Kamille was the heavyweightweight in the NWA World Championship behind Aldis Holding, while the announcers were running down the map.
Scurll wiped King's second, dressed like he and King during the early season. King fired back and took control. King broke away from Scurll's attempt to knock him to the ground and hit an Enziguri. A short time later, Scurll shot back and hit a DDT on the apron. Scurll hit a series of moves that were put by the rogue bomb for two counts. Scurll hit a 619 and rolled King for another two counters. King shot back and hit a spinebuster for two. King slammed Marty in the face and Marty shot back with a beat of his own. They dealt in pinning combinations, but no one could get a three-count. King jumped off the apron a moment later to obliterate Scurll on the ground.
They fought each other up and Scurll went to graduation, but King countered with a royal flush. Scurll rolled to the floor so as not to get pinned. King got a chair, the umpire took it from him. Scurll capitalized by beating King with his umbrella for victory.
WINNER: Marty Scurll at 13:00 (** ¼)
(Radican's analysis: We have our first screwing finish on a ROH PPV, which was a shock, this was solid, but nothing spectacular. With that, King's # 1 competition is finally over, with ROH building since November.)
(2) ROH WORLD TV CHAMPION JEFF COBB VS. SHANE TAYLOR
They were immediately hot and heavy. Cobb knocked Taylor down, but he got up immediately. They started trading again, but Cobb caught him with a big suplex. Taylor was a bit slower this time, but he shook it off. Both men kept running into each other's shoulders. Cobb beat the A.J. Styles dropkick spot on Taylor, but he got up and struck a jump. IMPRESSIVE! Taylor started working on Cobb and hit a big blow. Taylor talked to the garbage and hit another big punch. Cobb shot back and hit the head. Then Cobb hit a big blow against Taylor against the ropes. Cobb sent Taylor down. Cobb went to the apron, but Taylor nudged him. Taylor did something to make Cobb follow him, but the cameras did not understand. Taylor turned into a cannonball corner, but Cobb rolled out of the way. They started trading with Chops in the middle of the ring. Cobb hit hard and he paused while holding Taylor before hitting a Plexiglas suplex. The crowd exploded when Cobb hit the train, but it was only good for a two count.
The fans sang to Cobb. Taylor shot back and hit Cobb's knee with one knee. They acted strikes and then kicks. Cobb hit a big superkick, but Cobb shot back with a right-footed shot. Cobb hit a huge clothesline, but his momentum carried him forward and he shot through the ropes. Cobb got back into the ring and they talked. They started exchanging blows again. Taylor went up, but Cobb hit him with a dropkick. Cobb chose a superplex, but could not get it. He finally lifted Taylor off the top and hit him on the mat. Cobb went for a cover, but stepped right into a standing Moonsault when Taylor stepped outside at two. Taylor pushed Cobb off the ropes and hit with a one-armed Spinebuster. Taylor climbed to the second rope and struck with a double strike. Cobb hit a rip chord slap and a German with a bridge for a two count.
Cobb ducked into a clothesline, but Taylor caught him with a western lariat. Taylor then beat Cleveland Destroyer on Cobb and the fans lost their minds. Taylor went to Cobb, but ate the Tour of the Islands. Taylor started firing, so Cobb grabbed him and got a second Tour of the Islands for the win.
WINNER: Jeff Cobb got the ROH World TV Championship (*** ½) at 2:00 pm
] (Radican's analysis: I saw something really great in Taylor for the first time Great chemistry with Cobb and Cobb looks like someone who can have a great match with each other, so good he is in the ring now.)
A video that was broadcast and the play between Mayu Iwatani and Kelly Klein WOH Championship highlights.
(3) WOH CHAMPION MAYU IWATANI (w / Sumie Sakai) vs. KELLY KLEIN (w / Camp Klein)
Klein immediately got the upper hand and worked on Iwatani. Klein sat down at Iwatani and struck a few blows from the mountain. Iwatani pushed Klein away, but she sat back down and hit another series of punches in Iwatani's middle section. Iwatani shot back and knocked Klein down with a pair of sling blades. Iwatani stepped on Klein's stomach and then came down from the top and struck out a double pounding. Iwatani hit him and told Klein to bring it. Klein fired back and got the upper hand because Iwatani could not beat her. They started exchanging blows, and the crowd did not care. This game seems a bit distracting in terms of uniformity. Klein got a kick and sent Iwatani to the ground. A short time later, they traded with Germans and both women were down. Iwatani sold Klein & # 39; s unbelievable German.
Iwatani caught Klein a short time later with a kick to the head. She went upstairs and hit a moonsault. She went back upstairs, but Klein pulled her knees up for the second. Small HIT K Power, but Iwatani shot out at the last second. Klein took out her mask, but Iwatani rolled her together for two points. Klein caught Iwatani with a large lariat. Sakai got Klein out of thin air for a win with a small package.
Winner: Mayu Iwatani at 9:00 to retain the WOH championship (**)
(Radican's analysis: That was fine.) Nothing stood out there, it was exciting and the crowd was mostly flat.)
Matt Taven came out next, interrupting what was actually Lifeblood vs. Lifeblood. The Kingdom should be. Taven said he can not wait for his shot at the ROH World Title. He said he was ready to face Lethal now. Lethal's music played and he came to the ring and the referee said he was ready. Bobby Cruise made the official introductions and the game took place.
(4) ROH WORLD CHAMPION JAY LETHAL VS. MATT TAVEN
Both men had squashed and started exchanging blows. They did not follow the code of honor. Lethal got the upper hand. Taven shot back and worked a headlock, but Lethal got out and wiped it with a clothesline. The announcers discussed whether Lethal should have met with Taven in the short term. Lethal and Taven exchanged blows in the middle of the ring. Lethal hit a suplex. Taven shot back and killed Lethal. Taven worked with Lethal on a Chinlock. Lethal escaped the Chinlock and hit a bad knee with a dragon's spear whip on Taven. They went back and forth, with both men reaching their destination. Taven finally wiped Lethal off with a heel kick. Lethal came to his shoulder and Taven followed her. Lethal shot back and hit a dropkick, but due to his shoulder, Lethal was only slowly capitalized. Lethal took control and went after Taven before grabbing a chinlock.
Lethal got a shamrock variant and raised Taven with his legs while holding on to the submission. The announcers said Lethal's shoulders were down, but the referee did not test. Lethal let go of the handle. They approached near the ropes and Lethal dropped Taven to the ground. Taven sold his leg on the floor. Lethal knocked two dives down on Taven. He set up Taven for a third dive and the fans were heating up and he banded together. Taven sold his leg on the floor. Lethal punched yet another dive behind Taven and he walked into the guardrail. Lethal began working in the ring over Taven's knee. Taven pulled a load for Lethal and went first with the Turnbuckles in the ring post. Taven hit a single DDT arm on Lethal, who sold his shoulder. Taven tried to make an arm defeat, but Lethal rolled over to force a count so Taven would have to let go. Taven grabbed a cross a short time later. Lethal struggled for the ropes, but Taven grabbed his other arm. Lethal then put his foot on the ropes.
Taven spoke to Lethal Junk, who answered with a headbutt. They went back and forth and Taven first sent Lethal's shoulder into the mat.
Lethal tried to shoot back, but Taven hit a falcon-arrow suplex. Taven missed a stomp, but Lethal avoided it and hit the Lethal Combination and both men were down. Lethal made a comeback and got the upper hand. He called his elbow and pointed upwards. Taven stood up before Lethal even started to climb the ropes. They fought on the top and Lethal sent Taven to the mat. Lethal elbowed forward, but balloons came up and Lethal stumbled onto the mat. The refrain was distracted and Vinny Marseglia hit Lethal with a bat. Jonathan Gresham ran down to help, but T.K. O & # 39; Ryan and Vinny Marseglia outweighed him. Marseglia put Gresham over the guardrail and O & # Ryan was hit him against the guardrail with a big chairlift. Marseglia got a table under the ring. Haskins and Williams came down to do the salvation. They had a racket and a chair with them. The kingdom ran backwards and life blood followed. Taven struck a low blow as the referee watched them leave and Taven hit the Climax for a near-miss. The referee watched Marseglia run into the ring, but I digress.
Taven wanted another Climax, but Lethal blocked. Taven hit a rolling neck breaker. He went upstairs and hit a frog splash, but Lethal stepped out at two. Lethal met a big tailor and both men were down. The fans sang for both men. They began to act with blows. The tempo increased as they drifted on simultaneously. Taven wanted a springboard, but Lethal caught him in Lethal Rack. He then hit a reverse Finlay roll for two counters. The spokesmen said Lethal could not complete the coverage due to working on his arm. Lethal planted Taven and went upstairs. He brought hail to the king, but Taven got a crucifix needle and got a near miss. Lethal went to the right for the figure 4 and got it in the middle of the ring. Taven told Lethal that he would not knock. Lethal hit him and worked his leg in submission. Taven wanted to turn Lethal over and did it. Lethal struggled and then turned his grip back.
Taven fought but managed to get to the ropes after about 39 minutes. They fought near the apron and Taven lifted Lethal over the ropes and drove him through the table set up on the floor. Taven has stopped counting the template because the title does not change hands on a countdown. Taven threw Lethal into the ring, but got only a two count. Taven hit a backpack stunner from the corner shortly thereafter, but only got two points. Lethal hit The Climax on Taven for a two count. Taven sat up after he kicked and punched Lethal. Lethal got up and nailed him with a superkick and a brilliant wizard. Lethal hit the Lethal Injection, but was overstated by the announcers and Taven was predictable at the last second. The fans sang for both men, as they were slow. Lethal followed Taven to the apron and nailed him with a tailor. Taven just seemed to connect with his knee on the apron. His head did not hit anything. Lethal hit another router on the floor. Taven managed to get back into the ring when the announcer overturned the term instant classic after 48 minutes.
Lethal produced a table under the ring. He set it up near the guardrail. Lethal placed Taven on the table, but Taven jumped up and slammed his shoulder into his apron. Taven took out an apron under the ring. Taven told Lethal it was time to learn he is the real ROH World Champion. Taven had set up the ladder between apron and ring. Lethal went out of the way and hit an inside drop dropkick, but Taven did not go down. Lethal hit another dropkick and Taven fell onto the ladder. Lethal went up in the 52nd minute and Taven sat down on the ladder. Lethal brought hail to the king, but Taven went out of the way and he went through the ladder. Both men stood up slowly. Several people tried to help Lethal back, but Taven put them out with a big dive. Shortly thereafter, he met Just the Tip for a near-fall. Taven hit for a second, just the tip and then a third. Taven hit a fourth Just the tip. Taven hit Lethal and spat on him. Taven made another just the tip, but Lethal stepped out of the game at the last second.
Taven was upstairs, but Lethal caught him with a router. Lethal made the cover, but Taven came off in the 57th minute. The fans cheered and said it was fantastic. They talked more garbage on their knees. Taven told Lethal that he hates him. They began to act with blows and punches. Lethal beat an enziguri and a superkick. He hit another superkick. Lethal beat Taven and hit a third superkick. Lethal hit Lethal Injection, but Taven stepped out.
The fans went crazy and the bell rang. Bobby Cruise said the match was a 60-minute draw. The fans sang for another five minutes. Taven sold his leg. The announcers asked where Lethal leaves in MSG. Marty Scurll went down to the ring. Scurll took the ROH World Title and put it on his shoulder. He left with the ROH World TItle on his shoulder.
WINNER: No winner at 60:00 as the game drew. Jay Lethal retains the ROH World Championship (** ¾)
(Radican's analysis: This was mostly slow and boring but recorded late, I enjoyed the last ten minutes of the game and there was no reason why this match took so long just to allegedly build a triple threat to the MSG between Lethal, Taven and Scurll.)
Lethal and Taven jumped up. They looked at each other and Taven threw Lethal a piece of streamer in the face before being helped back.
They went to a video package for ROH's G1 Supercard. Ian Riccaboni introduced Mega Ran, who will appear for ROH in the G1 Supercard. Mega Ran came out with his partner. He asked the crowd to do something for what they have seen so far. He threw some goodies in the car. He asked the fans to clap and they did not sound too enthusiastic. Mega Ran then performed Going to the Garden. Bully Ray came down and finished his performance.
Bully spoke to them. Ran said he would be ready if he had not interrupted him. Ray tried to say that Ran was fat without calling him fat. Ray said he probably played games and probably used him as a character. Ran said he played as D-Von. Bully Ray shoved Ran and his partner down and told them to get out. Ray said he has no showers. Ray asked what they would know about the garden visit. Ray said he is the only one who ever performed at MSG. Ray said everyone should kiss his ass. He told some little kids he was going to punch them in the face. Ray said nobody was ready to see him at MSG. The fans sang Flip. Ray said you mean the guy with the broken knee. Ray posed an open challenge to everyone in the wrestling business. Ray said he wanted a New York street fight. Ray said you know exactly who I'm talking about. He said I see you in the garden, punk. Ray's challenge was very specific.
(5) BANDIDO vs. RUSH
Dalton Castle joined the commentary table. The fans sang for both men. RUSH declined to follow the code of honor and rescinded Bandido's handshake attempt. They made a quick change from the ropes and traded their arms. Both went for dropkicks at the same time and got into a stalemate. Bandido sent RUSH to the ground and jumped off the apron, but RUSH caught him and threw him through the table. IMPRESSIVE! RUSH reached for a chair, but the referee forced him to throw it aside. RUSH went back to Bandido's mask in the ring. He picked him up by the mask and threw it over the ring. RUSH threw a dropkick in the corner, but Bandido moved out of the way. A short time later followed a corkscrew splash. Bandido then wiped RUSH with a jump on the floor. He followed with a Fosbury flop to wipe out RUSH and landed on his feet.
Bandido met a big crossbody shortly afterwards for a two count in the ring. RUSH fired a near miss with a German on Bandido. RUSH hit a big destroyer but Bandido shot back immediately and both men were down. RUSH and Bandido fight up and RUSH hit a deadlift superplex. Castle mentioned that both men are undefeated. Bandido countered RUSH and hit a two-count with a deadlift. Bandido trained RUSH on the middle rope and hit a springboard 450 for two counters. Bandido wanted a springboard, but Rush caught him with a dropkick. RUSH then hit a big flip-dive on the floor to obliterate Bandido a short time later, and the fans started to heat up. They went to the apron, and Bandido hit a hurricanrana from the apron to the ground. They went back and forth and Bandido met a modified GTS. He stormed toward RUSH, who squeezed him into the turnbuckles. RUSH hit the Bull Horns in the corner to win.
WINNER: RUSH at 15:00 (*** ½)
Radican's Analysis: That was really fun, but the crowd did not work. It does not sound very much. Castle added enthusiasm for comments.
After the match, Castle climbed into the ring after telling Riccaboni he had a big idea. Castle said RUSH was like a meat mountain. He said he was undefeated since joining ROH. He said he sees a challenge in RUSH. Castle said he wanted a match against RUSH at the G1 Supercard. RUSH picked up the microphone from Castle. He asked Castle who he was. RUSH said he did not care if he wanted him one-to-one. He then spoke in Spanish. He said, remember that nothing happens. They went face to face. Riccaboni said he believes the challenge has been accepted. RUSH grabbed a chair, but did not follow Castle. Riccaboni said he has a few updates. He said since Gresham had been pulled out, Young had asked him in the background if he wanted to leave. Young then took out his leg. We will not see this game. The kingdom has left the building, so we will not see a suitable day. Riccaboni said they were given time to finish their main event. Silas Young joined the comment team. 19659006 (6) RAW WORLD DAY TEAM CHAMPIONS THE BRISCOES (MARK & JAY BRISCOE) VS. VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (PCO & BRODY KING) – LAS VEGAS STREET FIGHT
Both teams ran outside and started throwing chairs in the ring and the fans fired. All four men grabbed chairs and began to swing. The announcers found that King wrestled with a broken hand during his Australian tour. The Briscoes had the upper hand and started working on King. King fired back and wiped Jay off the top with a jump. PCO grabbed Mark by the apron and drove him through a table. King worked Jay in the ring and hit him hard. Jay had a chair against his leg in the corner and King nailed it to his leg with a large chair. Mark struck PCO from the outside with a kendo stick, but PCO did not sell it and went after him. Mark managed to drop PCO over the barricade as he stormed him.
Jay sleeps on King, who alone could win the ring. Then Mark came in and hit him with the chair. The Briscoes went back to work on King. The Briscoes set up a table and a chair in the corners of the ring. King countered Jay and sent him to the chair in the corner. Then he opened a big DVD on Mark, who sent him through a table in the corner. Jay bleeding. Both teams beat each other to the ground. PCO went to Jay's cut. King threw Jay into the PCO and swung a piece of broken table right in his head. Jay got a kendo stick and put out PCO and King. Mark held King, but Jay accidentally hit him with the stick. King got the stick and worked on The Briscoes. PCO stormed at the Briscoes, who pushed him back onto the apron. Jay was bleeding like crazy as the fans sang Man Up. The Briscoes defeated King and PCO was first locked in the driveway. The Briscoes doubled again with King and beat him down.
Jay looked like a crazy man working in the ring over KIng. The announcers said there was blood all over the ring. Mark placed two tables next to each other on the floor. King struggled with Jay on the apron. He sent Jay back into the ring, but Mark came off the top and hit him with a blockbuster through both tables. Jay hit a Jay drill on King, but he quit at two. Both Briscoes got Singapore sugarcane. They nailed King with them over and over again and he told them to bring it. King then took a double stick forward and back. PCO climbed back into the ring and sold some pipe shots from Mark and Jay. PCO broke both Kendo sticks and erased both Briscoes with a double clothesline. PCO tried to wake King up. Mark hit King with the broken end of one of the sticks. He then drove it into PCO's chest. It looked as if PCO had been stabbed.
King threw Mark through a pile of chairs on the floor from the ceiling. That looked brutal. Jay hit King on the apron a deep blow. They went back and forth and King hit a sloppy-looking Pileriver on Jay, who sent him across the table. That looked dangerous. King set up a chair on Jay and PCO and won a Moonsault for the win.
WINNERS: PCO & Brody King at 20:00 to become the new ROH World Tag Team Champions (*** ½)
(Analysis by Radican: This was sometimes with all the blood and Kings & # 39; Pileriver on Jay, who hit the ground late in the match, looked really dangerous, and PCO and King will now replace the Briscoes by accepting GOD in a title-versus-title match. Title match at MSG This was certainly a big statement victory for Villain Enterprises and the highlight of the show, though it came after a long and exhausting card.)
The fans sang after PCO After the match wondered Riccaboni, who would be IWGP Hvt. Tag Team Champions joining the G1 Supercard at MSG next month.
General Thoughts: (n / a) – I'll update my score tomorrow. It's hard to digest what happened during this event after it had passed almost half an hour beyond the scheduled time. The show was pretty good at times with some good matches, but after Lethal and Taven had led to a 60-minute draw, the show got all the momentum and the subsequent matches were injured.
They announced matches on Twitter to show that more focus should be given, such as Jeff Cobb vs. Will Ospreay, almost as announced, which feels like an afterthought. With the fallout of Taven Vs. Lethal looks like ROH will host a MSG MSG triple threat match for the ROH World Championship title, while Scurll will post the end of Lethal's vs. Rally World Championship title. Taven will finish the ROH World Championship title.
This show lacked the spark and the booking seemed to be really uninspired if the company really should click on all cylinders in MSG. Castle Vs. RUSH at MSG? That's not very exciting. RUSH Vs. Bandido was very good, but viewers still recovered from Taven vs. Lethal. I do not know who Bully Ray is dealing with, so it's hard to look forward to his mysterious NYC Street Fight game. The main event ended the show with a high note, though it sometimes felt too dangerous and Jay was bleeding like crazy. The Briscoes, who do not enter MSG's show as day champions, is also a very strange decision.
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