ROH on Sinclair Results
July 2, 2018
New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Well look what is back? Let’s get to the show!
Opening video plays, commentary welcomes us to the show. We go to the opening contest.
“The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham vs. “The Pretty Boy Pitbull” Kenny King
Inset promo plays before the match from King. King says that Gresham is called the octopus, well he is a great white shark and he will take your tentacles and make you bend the knee.
Code of Honor as the bell sounds. King uses his power to stop Gresham’s chain wrestling early on. King hits some nice armdrags, then we have a stalemate. King pats Gresham on the head to taunt him. Gresham then begins ultizing his technical prowess to work over King. King does some dancing off a shoulder tackle, but Gresham frustrates him with multiple headlock takedowns as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Gresham is on King’s back trying for a sleeper, but King slams him down. Gresham uses the ropes to block the Royal Flush, but King with a Chin Checker and a Windmill Kick for 2. King works over the back of Gresham with a backbreaker and multiple strikes. Gresham sent hard into the turnbuckles, then King applies a hammerlock/chinlock combination, out-wrestling the technican. Gresham fights back, but cannot lift up King for a German. King with a slam, but takes too much time hitting a slingshot legdrop, allowing Gresham to move out of the way. Gresham avoids Shotgun Knees and hits 2 corner Yakuza Kicks, followed by a hesitation dropkick. King comes back with the Eddie Gordo Kick, followed by a spinebuster for 2. Gresham counters the Royal Flush with an inside cradle, then both men roll around trying to cradle the other for multiple nearfalls. Gresham with a quebrada press, both men down. Strike exchange ensues until King hits a rolling elbow, but Gresham quickly kips up and hits an enziguri. King then rolls through a top rope crossbody for 2. Gresham spikes King with a rana for 2.
King then responds by finally hitting the Royal Flush for the win.
Winner: “The Pretty Boy Pitbull” Kenny King by pinfall (Royal Flush)
Back from commercial, we see that in 2 weeks, there will be a 6-Man Tag Team Gauntlet where the winner will get a title shot against The Kingdom for the ROH 6-Man Tag Team Championships.
Shane Taylor joins commentary for the next match. Taylor says Josh Woods has been a thorn in his side, so why not get a first-hand look.
“The Neon Ninja” Facade w/Danni vs. Josh “The Goods” Woods
Facade graffiti tags a sign for his entrance, called a “Facade-a-graph”. Taylor quips that it is called “jail time.” We see video from ROH TV a few weeks back when Taylor defeated Woods with the OPS knockout punch.
Facade goes right after Woods, but Woods with a push kick and rolling gutwrench suplexes. Facade counters with a rana and a savate kick, but Woods with an amateur takedown. Facade avoids another push kick and hits a superkick. Woods misses a clothesline and Facade hits a quebrada press, sending Woods outside. Woods stops a dive from Facade outside, then back in, gets 2. Nice belly-to-belly from Woods, but Facade avoids a pump knee and hits a series of kicks. Woods catches one, but Facade backward kips to avoid a right hand and hits another kick. Facade walks the ropes up top and hits a missile dropkick, sending Woods outside. Facade then this time wipes out Woods with the Payload (Double Jump Springboard Somersaul Plancha) outside. Back in, Facade hits a Spring-In Bulldog for 2. Woods grabs Facade off another springboard and hits Chaos Theory.
Woods hits the Widowmaker slam for the win.
Winner: Josh “The Goods” Woods by pinfall (Widowmaker slam)
Afterwards, Woods has the mic. Woods calls out Taylor, saying that Taylor knocked him out the last time they fought. He has been hit a bunch of times, but never something like that. I know something is up.
Taylor questions Woods, what is up that he found out why they call him “One Punch Shane” for a reason. Anytime, anywhere, you want another shot, come and get it.
Woods says why not here in New York?
Taylor asks if Woods wants him to put my body on the line here? Bet.
Taylor comes down to the ring, then says who the hell I look like, fighting for these people for free? Last time I checked, you people treat stars like trash, ask Carmelo Anthony. You want this again? Have ROH sign the contract, son. “BIg Money Shane” don’t fight for free. Taylor walks off.
Backstage, The Dawgs try to recruit Shane Taylor for the 6-Man Tag Gauntlet in two weeks. We got loads of money and drinks, but the problem is, we don’t have it right now. Ferrara hands Taylor an “IOU” note. Taylor rips it up and says if y’all bring me change again, I’m smacking fire outta both your asses. Taylor walks off as the Dawgs argue with each other.
Next week, Cody faces CMLL’s Titan and Bully Ray vs. Cheeseburger in a No DQ Match.
We see video highlighting how we got to Bully Ray vs. Cheeseburger. Cheeseburger says that this will be his first hardcore match, how fitting it takes place in New York City? Bully Ray, you left me battered, bruised, broken, I got nothing to lose. I’m still here, you can’t get the job done. With this heart of fire, Bully, I’m gonna kick your ass.
Main Event: ROH 6-Man Tag Team Champion and NWA Historic Welterweight Champion Matt Taven w/TK O’Ryan vs. Ultimo Guerrero
This is a continuation of Taven and Guerrero’s rivalry that started back in CMLL last year. No Code of Honor here. Guerrero goes after O’Ryan outside early before locking up with Taven. Chain wrestling in the early going until we have a stalemate. “Lucha Libre” chants from the NYC crowd. Taven mockingly claps at Guerrero, then rips up a streamer from a fan. Guerrero goes outside to give chase to O’Ryan. Back in, Taven with an uppercut to knock down Guerrero. Taven stomps away at Guerrero, then yells at the ref while O’Ryan gets cheap shots in. Taven sent up and over, but lands on the apron, then Guerrero with a baseball slide, sending Taven outside. Big chops from Guerrero outside, then sends Taven over the barricade and into the crowd. Guerrero then sends O’Ryan into the barricade multiple times. Guerrero heads up top and wipes out O’Ryan with a dive, but Taven avoids it and hits Guerrero with a Wrecking Ball Baseball Slide as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Taven has Guerrero in a chinlock. Crowd wills on Guerrero with more “Lucha Libre” chants. Guerrero fights back, but Taven with a spinning hot-shot, followed by The Kick of the King (Springboard Roundhouse Kick). Taven goes for the Air Taven dive outside, but Guerrero moves and Taven wipes out his own partner, O’Ryan. Guerrero takes a beer from a fan and throws it at Taven. Guerrero puts O’Ryan and Taven on a chair and hits a running crossbody, wiping them out! “This is awesome” chants from the crowd as Guerrero is all fired up. Back in, Guerrero fires away with more big chops, turning Taven’s chest into ground meat. They head up top, with Guerrero hitting a Super Standing Gourdbuster from the middle rope for 2. Another big chop from Guerrero, followed by the Senton De La Muerte (Handstand Bronco Buster) for a close 2. Taven counters a powerbomb with a rana, then rolls through into a basement knee for a close 2.
Back from commercial as Taven hits Moonlight Drive on Guerrero, followed by a Lionsault for a close 2. Taven with a corner clothesline, followed by an enziguri while Guerrero was seated up top. Taven heads up top for a Super Rana, but Guerrero blocks it and hits a Super Jackknife Powerbomb for another close 2. Taven with another Kick of the King, then heads up top, but Guerrero stops him. Guerrero heads up with Taven, but O’Ryan gets on the apron to distract him. Guerrero knocks down O’Ryan, Vinny Marseglia pops up and pops one of his balloons in Guerrero’s face.
Taven then hits the Climax for the win.
Winner: Matt Taven by pinfall (The Climax)
The Kingdom celebrates after, then Taven gets the mic as the Kingdom taunts Guerrero. Taven asks what more does he have to prove before Melvins like you realize the greatness that is Matt Taven? I have nothing but respect for you, Ultimo Guerrero, but realize that you will NEVER be as good as Matt Taven, whether you are in Mexico, New York City, it doesn’t matter. Matt Taven will always, ALWAYS be better than you.
This closed the show.