September 28, 2023
Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Commentary – Ian Riccoboni and Caprice Coleman
Results via Suit Williams of F4WOnline.com
Quick Match Results
- Josh Woods defeated Brayden Erving via Tilt-A-Woods (pinfall)
- Scorpio Sky defeated Tony Nese via TKO (pinfall)
- Gravity defeated Lee Johnson via Top Rope Splash (pinfall)
- Billie Starkz defeated Lady Frost via Modified CR2 (pinfall)
- Action Andretti & Darius Martin defeated The Outrunners via Double Team Front Slam (pinfall)
- Leyla Hersh defeated Laynie Luck via Cross Armbar (submission)
- Shane Taylor defeated Jimmy Jacobs via Marcus Garvey Driver (pinfall)
- Dalton Castle & The Boys defeated Trenton Tormenta, Ren Jones, & Xavier Walker via Running Split Legged Knee Drop (pinfall)
- Griff Garrison & Cole Karter defeated The Infantry via Roll-up (pinfall)
- Mercedes Martinez defeated Allysin Kay via Fisherman Buster (pinfall)
- The Gates of Agony defeated The Iron Savages via Open The Gates (pinfall)
- “All Ego” Ethan Page defeated Rohit Raju via Headshot (pinfall)
- Brain Cage defeated Metalik via Drill Claw (pinfall)
Josh Woods vs. Brayden Erving
Woods got a lightning quick victory in this opener with the Tilt-A-Woods.
Winner: Josh Woods via Pinfall.
Backstage: The Mogul Embassy
Lexy Nair was backstage with Prince Nana and the Mogul Embassy. Nana hyped the Gates of Agony and Brian Cage for their respective matches tonight. Nana said that the Mogul Embassy would get back on track tonight.
Tony Nese vs. Scorpio Sky
I’ll give you three guesses as to what Tony Nese had to say before the match. Nese got a jump start on Sky as he was making his entrance, but Sky sent Nese to the floor after a back body drop. Sky chased Nese around ringside before getting the upper hand back in the ring, but Sky quickly came back with chops.
Nese feigned a walkout, but after a Sterling distraction, Nese sent Sky into the ring steps. Sterling put the boots to Sky as Nese took the referee. Nese cut off a Sky comeback before wringing Sky’s neck on the ropes for a nearfall. After a few minutes of control from Nese, Sky dropped Nese with a back suplex. Sky fired up with a lariat before hitting a Sky High for a nearfall.
Nese cut off Sky on the top rope with a rolling uppercut, then countered a sunset flip with a back heel kick for a nearfall. Nese countered a German suplex with a double stomp, but Sky came back with a TKO to score the win.
Winner: Scorpio Sky via Pinfall.
Lee Johnson vs. Gravity
They traded holds for a while to a stalemate before Gravity scored with a lucha armdrag and a wheelbarrow rollup for a nearfall. Johnson came back with a big dropkick to cut Gravity off. Johnson sent Gravity into the buckles hard with an Irish Whip before celebrating with pushups.
Gravity sent Johnson to the floor before hitting a double jump dive to the floor. After a nearfall, both men traded waistlocks before Gravity hit a powerslam and a standing moonsault for a nearfall. Johnson hit a Blue Thunder Bomb for a close nearfall. Johnson hit a pair of superkicks before Gravity snatched an inside cradle for a nearfall. Gravity hit a suplex before landing a top rope splash for the win.
Winner: Gravity via Pinfall.
Backstage: The Outrunners
The Outrunners RETURN to #ROH TV in tag team action TONIGHT as they take on Action Andretti & Darius Martin!#ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxqvDf.@turbofloyd_ | @TruthMagnum pic.twitter.com/KP6XcuyPux— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 28, 2023
Lexy Nair was backstage with The Outrunners. They called themselves the best tag team in the galaxy before hyping their match against Andretti & Martin later tonight. They say if you haven’t seen the Outrunners, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Lady Frost vs. Billie Starkz
Frost hit a kitchen sink knee out of the Code of Honor. Starkz came back and sent Frost to the floor. Athena blew a whistle in Frost’s face before Starkz hit a dive onto Frost. Athena and Starkz had a disagreement on where to throw Frost – the ring or the steps – which allowed Frost to evade Starkz and take control.
Starkz came back with a rebound kick, but Frost vaulted off of her back and hit a dropkick to the back for a nearfall. They traded forearms before Starkz hit a spinning back kick and a Death Valley Driver for a nearfall. Frost came back by cartwheeling Starkz into a Beach Break. Frost hit a tornado moonsault, but Athena pulled Starkz out of the cover behind the referee’s back. Starkz then hit an armtrap Styles Clash for the win.
Winner: Billie Starkz via Pinfall.
After the match, Athena attacked Frost and flung her into the barricade as Starkz tried to stop her. Athena went to throw Frost into the title belt, but Starkz pulled the belt away. Athena got in her face, yelling at her for not listening.
Backstage: Allysin Kay
Allysin Kay understands the task as she takes on the former #ROH Women’s World Champion @RealMMartinez TONIGHT!— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 28, 2023
Watch #ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxqvDf.@TheAllysinKay pic.twitter.com/cmLG7Agz4k
Lexy Nair was backstage with Allysin Kay. Kay hated the fact that she was on a losing streak but was ready for Mercedes Martinez tonight.
The Outrunners (Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd) vs. Action Andretti & Darius Martin
After the opening salvo, Andretti caught both Outrunners with a headscissors/hurricanrana combo. Martin and Andretti went for dual dives, but the Outrunners cut them off and sent Martin into the stairs. They focused their attack on Andretti, isolating him for a few minutes.
They went for Total Recall, but Andretti fought his way free and made a tag out to Martin. Martin ran wild, hitting a high crossbody on Magnum for a nearfall. Andretti hit a split-legged moonsault to the floor on Floyd. Martin and Andretti double-teamed Magnum before hitting their double-team slam for the win.
Winner: Action Andretti & Darius Martin via Pinfall.
Backstage: Griff Garrison, Maria Kanellis, Cole Karter
Griff Garrison is motivated to make this new tag team with Cole Karter work. But, with one catch…— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 28, 2023
Watch #ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxqvDf.@griffgarrison1 | @realcolekarter pic.twitter.com/HV2d9Uj2MT
Lexy Nair was backstage with Griff Garrison, who was quickly joined by Maria Kanellis-Bennett & Cole Karter. Garrison wanted to make the team work, saying that his last team worked until they didn’t. His old partner – Brian Pillman Jr. – wasn’t around anymore, and he didn’t want that fate for either himself or Karter. Garrison wanted to do things the right way, to which Bennett & Karter agreed.
Leyla Hersh vs. Laynie Luck
Before the Code of Honor, Maria Kanellis-Bennett made her way to the stage as per usual with Hirsch matches. Luck got some offense in, but Hirsch popped up from a German suplex and quickly took Luck down. Hirsch locked on an armbar and quickly got the submission win.
Winner: Leyla Hirsch via Submission.
Backstage: Mercedes Martinez, Diamante
Mercedes Martinez comments on the history between her & Allysin Kay before their match TONIGHT!— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 29, 2023
Watch #ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxqvDf.@DiamanteLAX | @RealMMartinez pic.twitter.com/PeUdNbrr99
Lexy Nair was backstage with Mercedes Martinez & Diamante. She said that she’s beaten Allysin Kay over and over in the past and would continue the trend tonight.
Shane Taylor vs. Jimmy Jacobs
This was Jacobs’ first ROH match since 2015, and it also was in his hometown of Grand Rapids. Taylor didn’t care and shoved Jacobs into the corner. Jacobs blinded Taylor with his coat before getting some shots in. Taylor quickly overpowered Jacobs, but Jacobs sidestepped Taylor to the floor. Jacobs hit a suicide dive before locking on a guillotine choke, but Taylor rammed Jacobs into the post and flung him overhead with a suplex.
Back in the ring, Taylor sent Jacobs flying across the ring with a beel. Jacobs fought back, but Taylor shut him down with a headbutt. A uranage and a splash from Taylor followed for a nearfall. Taylor kept knocking Jacobs down with elbows, but Jacobs fought back and knocked Taylor down with a lariat. Jacobs hit his tornado suplex for a nearfall.
Taylor hit his misdirection lariat for a nearfall. Taylor went for a penalty kick, but Jacobs hit a round-the-world hurricanrana. Jacobs went to hit Sliced Bread, but Taylor caught him on his shoulder and hit Welcome To The Land to win.
Winner: Shane Taylor via Pinfall.
Backstage: Maria Kanellis, Leyla Hirsch
“Legit” Leyla Hirsch gets an opportunity at ROH gold as she takes on the champion @AthenaPalmer_FG for the #ROH Women’s World Title next week on ROH TV!— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 29, 2023
Watch #ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxqvDf.@MariaLKanellis | @LegitLeyla pic.twitter.com/4wJjnuzJCd
Lexy Nair was backstage with Maria Kanellis-Bennett. Nair asked about Bennett’s tag team, but Leyla Hirsch interrupted. Hirsch said that things get messy when other people get in her business. While Bennett thinks Hirsch isn’t ready for a title shot, the ROH Board of Directors believe otherwise. Next week, Hirsch will challenge Athena for the ROH Women’s World Title.
Dalton Castle & The Boys (Brandon & Brent Tate) vs. Trenton Tormenta, Ren Jones, & Xavier Walker
Brent got triple-teamed by the local talent momentarily before Castle got a tag. Castle ran wild before the Boys got a double team on Tormenta. Castle hit the Bangarang on Jones for the win.
Winner: Dalton Castle & The Boys via Pinfall.
Griff Garrison & Cole Karter vs. The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Capt. Shawn Dean)
Garrison started the match against Bravo. Garrison caught Bravo with a big boot before tagging Karter, who Bravo dropped with a back elbow. The Infantry quickly took control of Karter, but Karter caught Bravo with a punch to the gut and a lariat. A double suplex from Karter & Garrison got a nearfall. Karter and Garrison began working as a team, using double team moves to keep control on Bravo.
Bennett wanted Garrison to take a cheap shot, but Garrison wanted to wrestle the match clean. Bravo fought his way to the corner and made a tag to Dean, who ran wild on both his opponents. Dean hit a high crossbody for a nearfall that Garrison broke up. The Infantry sent Garrison to the floor before hitting a double team Russian Leg Sweep. Bennett had the referee distracted, and after Adora chased her off, Karter got a rope-assisted rollup to score the upset win.
Winner: Griff Garison & Cole Karter via Pinfall.
Garrison wasn’t happy but left with them anyway.
Backstage: “All Ego” Ethan Page, Rohit Raju
Lexy Nair was backstage with Ethan Page. Page talked about his win streak in ROH before Rohit Raju interrupted, noting how he hadn’t been in ROH for a while. Page told Raju to enjoy the screen time because their match won’t be going too long.
Allysin Kay vs. Mercedes Martinez
Diamante tried to distract Kay on the floor, but Kay caught Martinez and dumped her on the apron. Kay hit a back suplex on Martinez in the ring for a nearfall. Kay had Martinez loaded up for a kick in the corner, but Diamante pulled Martinez out of the ring. Kay followed, where Diamante held Kay in place for a boot from Martinez.
Martinez hit a pair of boots in the corner, but Kay came back with a German suplex. Kay fired up and booted Diamante off of the apron. Martinez ducked a corner charge before hitting a Cheeky Nandos kick to Kay in the corner. Diamante hit Kay with a wheelbarrow cutter on the floor, allowing Martinez to score the win with a fisherman’s buster.
Winner: Mercedes Martinez via Pinfall.
Backstage: Billie Starkz, Athena
#ROH Women’s World Champion Athena says she will set an example for the family next week as she will defend her title against “Legit” Leyla Hirsch on ROH TV!— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) September 29, 2023
Watch #ROH TV on #HonorClub at https://t.co/8dcdtxr3sN.@AthenaPalmer_FG | @BillieStarkz | @LexyNair pic.twitter.com/nKXvd4qovN
Lexy Nair was with Billie Starkz. Starkz was happy with the win, unaware that Athena helped her out of a cover. Athena entered the frame, upset with Starkz and her lack of killer instinct. Athena wanted Starkz to take note next week as she handled her business against Leyla Hirsch.
The Iron Savages (Boulder & Bronson) vs. The Gates of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun)
Kaun started off hot, hitting Bronson with a dropkick and a belly-to-belly suplex. Bronson came back with a suplex of his own before both of their partners entered for a standoff. Liona and Boulder tagged in. They slammed shoulders and traded lariats before Boulder sent Liona to the floor. Boulder teased a dive, but the Gates cut him off. Bronson followed, but the Gates caught him and slammed him on the ramp.
They isolated Bronson for a few minutes before Bronson got the tag to Boulder. Kaun got a blind tag into Liona, who ran right into a World’s Strongest Slam from Boulder. Bronson hit a splash off the top for a nearfall. Boulder went for a Vader Bomb, but Kaun pushed him to the floor. Bronson wanted a sip of Savage Sauce, but Nana took it from Jameson. Liona hit a Pounce on Jameson on the floor. The Gates hit Bronson with Open The Gates to score the win.
Winner: The Gates of Agony via Pinfall.
“All Ego” Ethan Page vs. Rohit Raju
Raju booted Page on the Code of Honor, but Page quickly dropped him with a shoulder block. Page hit a pumphandle slam and tried to follow with the Ego’s Edge, but Raju slipped out and hit a neckbreaker. Raju fired up on Page in the corner, but Page hit a big boot on Raju. Page hit his outside-in cutter, now called the Headshot, for the win.
Winner: “All Ego” Ethan Page via Pinfall.
Metalik vs. Brian Cage
Cage caught Metalik on a crossbody attempt, but Metalik hit a headscissors that sent Cage to the floor. Metalik followed Cage to the floor, but Cage powerbombed him into the ring post. Back in the ring, Cage hit the Garvin Stomps on Metalik and clubbered him in the corner. Cage hit a release German suplex for a nearfall.
Metalik fired up with strikes before dropping Cage onto the ropes, but Cage cut him off with a clothesline. Cage hit a 619 but spent too much time celebrating. Metalik booted Cage on a corner charge and ripped off a hurricanrana. Metalik fired up on Cage, hitting a reverse Slingblade and the ropewalk dropkick to send Cage to the floor.
Metalik hit a double jump crossbody to Cage on the floor before hitting a springboard splash in the ring for a nearfall. Metalik hit a superkick, then stood on Cage’s back before dropping into a Code Red for a nearfall. Cage got his knees up on a ropewalk senton, then hit a sitout powerbomb for a nearfall. Cage went for another powerbomb, but Metalik fought out of it. Metalik went for a hurricanrana, but Cage dropped him with the Drillclaw to score the win.
Winner: Brian Cage via Pinfall.