September 14, 2023
Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Commentary – Ian Riccoboni and Caprice Coleman
Results via Suit Williams of F4WOnline.com
Quick Match Results
- ROH World Championship – Claudio Castagnoli (c) defeated Rocky Romero via European Uppercut (pinfall)
- The Infantry & Willie Mack defeated The Outrunners & Kevin Ku via Running Big Boot & Russian Leg Sweep combo (pinfall)
- Mercedes Martinez defeated Zoey Lynn via Brass City Sleeper (submission)
- The Gate of Agony defeated Cole Radrick & Matt Brannigan via Open The Gates (pinfall)
- Darius Martin defeated Christopher Daniels via Roll-up (pinfall)
- Shane Taylor defeated Lee Johnson via Marcus Garvey Driver (pinfall)
- Willow Nightingale defeated Lady Frost via Babe With The Powerbomb (pinfall)
- Josh Woods defeated Dominic Garrini via Twist of Woods (pinfall)
- “All Ego” Ethan Page defeated Griff Garrison via Slingshot Cutter (pinfall)
- The WorkHorsemen defeated The Boys via Top Rope Double Foot Stomp (pinfall)
- AR Fox defeated Tony Nese via Lo Mein Pain (pinfall)
ROH World Championship
Rocky Romero vs. Claudio Castagnoli (c)
This was Castagnoli’s tenth title defense.
The announcers talked about how Romero could throw a spanner in both Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston’s plans, as Romero would defend the title against Kingston at Dynamite: Grand Slam if he won here. Romero sent Castagnoli to the floor with a headscissors. Romero hit a pair of dives before Castagnoli cut off a third dive with an uppercut. Castagnoli sent Romero into the top turnbuckle with a Gorilla Press before dropping him with a big boot for a nearfall.
Romero tried fighting back with a rewind kick, but Castagnoli caught him in the Giant Swing for ten revolutions. Romero sent Castagnoli to the floor with another headscissors before sending Castagnoli over the vacant Collision announce desk with a dive. Romero hit a dropkick to Castagnoli while he was tied up in the ropes. Romero hit a tornado DDT for a nearfall.
Romero hit the rewind kick before landing a 619 and a Standing Sliced Bread for a nearfall. Romero went to the top rope, but Castagnoli cut him off with an uppercut. Romero knocked Castagnoli down and went for a crossbody, but Castagnoli caught him and hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a nearfall. Castagnoli clubbered Romero in the corner before hitting a short-arm lariat for a nearfall. Romero caught Castagnoli with a couple of flash pins, but Castagnoli cut off a Tornado DDT. He hit Swiss Death before landing another heavy European Uppercut for the win.
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli via Pinfall to retain the ROH World Championship.
The Outrunners (Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd) & Kevin Ku vs. The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Capt. Shawn Dean) & Willie Mack
The Infantry and Mack held firm control, with Dean hitting a dive onto all three of his opponents. The Outrunners cut him off while he was getting in the ring, allowing their team to take control of him. The Outrunners and Ku took time to pose, allowing Bravo to tag in and run wild. Mack tagged in and traded elbows with Ku. Ku landed a heavy kick, but Mack came back with a pop-up forearm and a Stunner before the Infantry hit their move for the win.
Winner: The Infantry & Willie Mack via Pinfall.
Backstage: Ethan Page
Lexy Nair was backstage with Ethan Page. Page said that he’s let his ego take control of his career, chasing the money and losing his competitive edge. He doesn’t know who he is anymore, but he knows who he wants to be. He’s here in Ring of Honor to prove it to the people and to himself.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Zoey Lynn
This match was dominated by Martinez. Lynn made a short comeback that got cut off with a main event spinebuster. Martinez had the win but pulled Lynn up to hit a rabbit forearm. Martinez locked on the Brass City Stretch to win by submission.
Winner: Mercedes Martinez via Submission.
The Gates of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun) vs. Cole Radrick & Matt Brannigan
Kaun quickly hammered Brannigan before menacing Radrick off of the apron. Radrick tried running away, but Liona pounced him into the barricade. Liona and Kaun quickly ended things after flapjacking Radrick into Brannigan.
Winner: The Gates of Agony via Pinfall.
Video: Athena, Billie Starkz
We got a video package recapping the history between Athena & Billie Starkz.
Backstage: Lexy Nair, Billie Starkz
While the #ROH Women's World Champion @AthenaPalmer_FG is away, The "Bestie" @LexyNair has the unfortunate duty to serve @BillieStarkz her "Minion to-do List."— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 14, 2023
Watch #ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxr3sN pic.twitter.com/xPXYN2sQbj
After that, we got Lexy Nair in the back with Starkz. Nair gave Starkz a to-do list from Athena to be done before Athena came back in two weeks. Starkz initially balked, but after Nair reminded her that Athena would take it out on the both of them, Starkz decided to get it done. This story is very silly.
Christopher Daniels vs. Darius Martin
The two went back and forth to start before Daniels dumped Martin on his head with a back suplex. Daniels cut off a Martin springboard before leg dropping him off of the ropes for a nearfall. Daniels spun Martin around with a lariat. Daniels went for the uranage, but Martin turned it into an armdrag.
Martin fired up, but Daniels cut him off again, catching him in a Koji Clutch. Martin backdropped his way free of the Angel’s Wings, and after a pinning predicament, Martin held Daniels for a three count for the win.
Winner: Darius Martin via Pinfall.
Lee Johnson vs. Shane Taylor
Johnson tried bouncing around to gain advantage on Taylor before Taylor dropped him with a punch. Taylor flung Johnson across the ring multiple times before sending him into the barricade. Taylor hit an apron legdrop for a one count, then leveled Johnson with a lariat for a nearfall. Johnson tried fighting back, but Taylor headbutted him. A pull-up uranage followed by a splash only got a two count for Taylor.
Johnson came back, dropping Taylor to a knee after a pop-up dropkick. Taylor hit a pendulum DDT for a nearfall. Johnson went to the top rope before Lee Moriarty appeared at ringside to distract him. Taylor hit the Marcus Garvey Driver for the hometown win.
Winner: Shane Taylor via Pinfall.
Taylor shook hands with Moriarty before they left together.
Lady Frost vs. Willow Nightingale
Nightingale held serve until Frost ducked an enzuigiri. Frost cartwheeled off of Nightingale’s back before hitting a big kick for a nearfall. Frost kept control before running into a Pounce from Nightingale. Nightingale rocked Frost with short-arm lariats before landing an enzuigiri for a nearfall. Frost hit a hurricane kick before going for the Frostbite moonsault for a nearfall. Nightingale cut off Frost with a main event spinebuster before hitting the Babe With The Powerbomb for the win.
Winner: Willow Nightingale via Pinfall.
Backstage: Shane Taylor, Lee Moriarty
Lexy Nair was backstage with Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty. Taylor said that he and Shane Taylor Promotions have carried Ring of Honor for years, and now it’s time for him to start making history. He officially introduced Moriarty as the newest member of Shane Taylor Promotions. I’m interested in this pairing.
Josh Woods vs. Dominic Garrini
This wasn’t a Pure Rules match, but this still had a technical flair to it with both men having similar styles. They traded gutwrenches and wristlocks before Woods sent Garrini flying with suplexes. Woods hit the Anarchist Suplex for the quick win.
Winner: Josh Woods via Pinfall.
Griff Garrison vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page
Garrison hit a big splash in the corner while Maria Kanellis-Bennett & Cole Karter watched from the stage. Page hit a stalling suplex for a nearfall. Garrison hit a big boot and a knee drop to take control. Page cut off Garrison on the top rope and hit a powerslam for a nearfall. Garrison slipped out of the Ego’s Edge and hit a rolling elbow for a nearfall. Page came back with an outside-in cutter to score the win.
Winner: Ethan Page via Pinfall.
The WorkHorsemen (Anthony Henry & JD Drake) vs. The Boys (Brandon & Brent Tate)
The Workhorsemen got a jump start on the match, but the Boys were able to evade corner attacks and isolate Henry for a moment. Drake got a blind tag in before Henry baited Brandon into a forearm. Drake hit a twisting Vader Bomb for a nearfall.
Henry and Drake worked over Brandon for a while before Brent eventually tagged in. They teamed up to take down Henry, but Drake proved to be too much to handle. A strike combination took out Brandon before a Henry double stomp took out Brent for the win.
Winner: The WorkHorsemen via Pinfall.
Backstage: Griff Garrison,Maria Kanellis, Cole Karter
Lexy Nair was backstage with Griff Garrison. He was quickly interrupted by Maria Kanellis-Bennett & Cole Karter. Bennett told Garrison that he had potential but needed to surround himself with like-minded people. There was then some humor about Maria’s pearl necklace.
Tony Nese vs. AR Fox
You’ll never guess, but Tony Nese wanted to do group training. AR Fox interrupted, thus giving us our match. A quick back-and-forth exchange ended with Nese almost scoring the win with a roll-up with the tights for a nearfall. Fox caught Nese with a series of kicks before mockingly jumping jacks. Sterling tried to cut off Fox, but Fox kept control and hit a skin the cat dropkick in the corner for a nearfall.
Nese choked Fox in the ropes before hooking him over the top rope. Sterling got a few shots in while Nese distracted the referee. Nese brought Fox to the top rope and hit a rolling uppercut. Fox held onto the ropes on a hurricanrana attempt, but Nese came back with the spinning heel kick for a nearfall. Fox came back with a pendulum DDT in the ropes.
Fox fired up, hitting his walkthrough cutter for a nearfall. Nese countered another cutter with a German suplex for a nearfall. Nese went for the Running Nese, but Fox moved. Fox got Nese to the top rope and hit Lo Mein Pain for the win.
Winner: AR Fox via Pinfall.