Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair (War of the Worlds Edition)
July 5, 2014
New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Steve Corino, Nigel McGuinness
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
This week is a special “Road Rage” edition looking at matches from the War of the Worlds iPPV on May 17th in New York City featuring the stars of New Japan.
We see a promo before our first match with Jay Lethal and Truth Martini. Lethal says he is excited for this partnership going on between Ring of Honor and New Japan. Listen up, KUSHIDA, because its me versus you. This belt, even though you can’t read it, says “Ring of Honor Television Champion” and you are lucky enough to be given a shot, we are giving you a favor here. A favor, you’re not gonna win it, but its a favor nonetheless. When we go to the land of the Rising Sun, we expect a bigger favor than the one we are granting you. Martini says he has made some bad choices in life, like a Michael Elgin or a Matt Taven or these kinda guys, but see, I didn’t find you and you didn’t find me, we found each other. KUSHIDA, at War of the Worlds, if war is what you want, then you’re gonna go one-on-one with the greatest star in Ring of Honor history. At this point, I feel very bad for you.
From War of the Worlds for the Ring of Honor Television Title: KUSHIDA (New Japan) vs. Jay Lethal (c) w/Truth Martini (ROH)
Code of Honor before the bell with Lethal acting very cocky. KUSHIDA with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle. Series of evasions, then Lethal with a hiptoss, but KUSHIDA avoids the cartwheel into the dropkick. KUSHIDA with a gut shot and a snapmare, but Lethal avoids his own cartwheel dropkick. Both go for back handsprings, but they avoid each other. Lethal avoids a head kick and we have a stalemate. Lethal goes to the outside to regroup with Martini as the crowd chants for KUSHIDA. Lethal backs KUSHIDA into the ropes and hits a knee to the ribs, a back club and a series of stomps. Lethal knocks KUSHIDA off the apron with a springboard dropkick. KUSHIDA gets back in and dropkicks Lethal to the outside. KUSHIDA with a head of steam, but Lethal avoids an attempt at a dive. KUSHIDA gives chase to Lethal, but Martini distracts him, allowing Lethal to wipe him out with 2 tope suicidas! Lethal feigns completing the trifecta, but flips off the crowd and instead, hits KUSHIDA with a baseball slide. KUSHIDA sent off the apron. Back in, KUSHIDA fights back, but Lethal crotches him on the ropes. Lethal with a right hand and KUSHIDA’s leg gets trapped up in the ropes. Lethal chokes KUSHIDA with his boot as Martini takes a picture on his phone.
Back from commercial as KUSHIDA with a front backbreaker. KUSHIDA heads up top for a moonsault, but Lethal gets the knees up. Lethal with an inside cradle for a nearfall. KUSHIDA blocks the Lethal Combination, but Lethal with a savate kick to the ribs. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but KUSHIDA with a sliding dropkick to Lethal as Lethal was doing the back handspring. Lethal goes to the outside, but KUSHIDA heads up top and wipes out Lethal with a crossbody! Lethal heads back in, but KUSHIDA greets him with a dropkick. Tilt-a-whirl DDT, but Martini pulls out the ref before he can count the 3! Referee then EJECTS MARTINI FROM RINGSIDE! KUSHIDA with a German, but Lethal kicks out! KUSHIDA heads up top and hits a double sledge. Series of standing switches, but then Lethal with the Lethal Combination for a nearfall. Lethal heads up top, but KUSHIDA stops him. KUSHIDA heads up with Lethal, but Lethal knocks him off. KUSHIDA with a double Koppo Kick to Lethal and heads back up top. Both men stand on the top and KUSHIDA with a Super Rana, but LETHAL KICKS OUT AGAIN! “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. Strike exchange, with KUSHIDA gains advantage. Lethal with another savate kick to the ribs, but KUSHIDA with a rolling elbow. Lethal with a pump kick and a big chop. Another chop, then Lethal avoids a back handspring and hits a superkick.
LETHAL INJECTION! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor Television Champion: Jay Lethal by pinfall (Lethal Injection)
Martini heads back to ringside and celebrates Lethal’s title retention with Lethal as we go to commercial.
From War of the Worlds in a Ring of Honor vs. New Japan 6-Man Tag: The Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) & Takakki Watanabe (New Japan) vs. Matt Taven, “The Last Hero” ACH & “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa (ROH)
Code of Honor before the bell. We join the match in progress as Ciampa works over Koslov. Taven in, but Koslov breaks away and tags in Romero. Taven works over Romero’s arm, but Romero with a dropkick. Taven avoids a clothesline, then Romero runs into a boot. Taven with a missile dropkick off the middle rope for a nearfall. Taven slides under Romero’s legs, but Romero with an overhand chop. Taven avoids a charge and hits an enziguri for a nearfall. ACH in, double sledge off the top to Romero’s arm. Romero gets a shot in, Watanabe tags in. Watanabe with a shoulder tackle. Series of evasions, then ACH with a dropkick that sends Watanabe to the outside. Romero in, but ACH with a dropkick to him as well. Koslov in and ACH with another dropkick. ACH with a head of steam, but Watanabe trips him up. Romero with shots to Ciampa on the apron. Everyone begins brawling on the outside as inside the ring, Watanabe chokes ACH. ACH sent off the turnbuckles, Romero tags in. Romero with a slam, Koslov tags in. Slingshot splash by Koslov for a nearfall. Suplex by Koslov, then he grabs his Russian Beret and puts it on. Kodak Kicks by Koslov, followed by a double stomp, but Ciampa breaks up the pin. Watanabe in, big slam to ACH for a nearfall. ACH sent off the turnbuckles, Romero tags in. Romero with the Forever Clotheslines, but ACH catches one and Flatliners Romero into the middle turnbuckle.
Ciampa & Koslov tag in. Ciampa with 2 clotheslines, then sidesteps a backdrop and knocks Watanabe off the apron. Snap German by Ciampa to Koslov. Ciampa runs into knees by Romero, then Romero heads to the middle rope, but Ciampa sweeps his leg out, sending Romero crashing to the mat. Down comes the kneepad and Ciampa with the Running Knockout Knee to Romero. Another Knockout Knee, but Romero stops a third. Ciampa with an Air Raid Crash to Koslov for a nearfall. Taven in, but Koslov avoids a spin kick and hits an enziguri. Watanabe & Romero with running back elbows to Taven in the corner, then the Hooligans with the Battering Knees to Taven. Watanabe with an uppercut, followed by a back suplex, but ACH & Ciampa break up the pin. Romero with rapid-fire slaps and a back heel kick to ACH. Ciampa with a roll-through into another Knockout Knee to Romero. Koslov with a big forearm to Ciampa, but Ciampa with a clothesline. Watanabe with a big boot to Ciampa. ACH avoids a charge, then heads up top and hits Watanabe with a Mushroom Stomp. ACH with a head of steam, AIR JORDAN WIPES OUT THE HOOLIGANS!! Taven with a boot to Watanabe, but Watanabe with a flying knee.
Watanabe misses a clothesline, Climax by Taven for the win.
Winners: Matt Taven, “The Last Hero” ACH & “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (The Climax)
Team Ring of Honor celebrates their win as we go to commercial.
We see video on the rivalry between the Young Bucks and reDRagon.
From War of the Worlds for the Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) w/UFC Fighter “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (ROH) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (c’s) (New Japan)
Code of Honor before the bell, although Lawlor as words with the Bucks. Lawlor goes to leave, but the Bucks kick the ropes to crotch him. Fish sent to the outside, then the Bucks with a double back elbow and a wheelbarrow/spinning back kick combo to O’Reilly. Gutbuster/spinning neckbreaker combo by the Bucks to O’Reilly. Bucks send Fish into O’Reilly in the corner, then Nick with the handspring back rake to both of reDRagon. Bucks knock reDRagon off the apron, then Matt with a dropkick through the ropes to them. Nick with a head of steam and wipes out reDRagon with a corkscrew plancha! Matt heads up top, but Lawlor gets on the apron and shakes the ropes to crotch Matt! O’Reilly gains a nearfall. Fish in, gut shot to Matt.
Back from commercial as O’Reilly runs into a boot by Matt, then a back elbow. Fish in, but Matt sends him to the outside. Running apron kick by Nick to Fish, but then Lawlor pulls Nick off the apron, preventing Matt from making a tag. Running forearm in the corner by O’Reilly to Matt, followed by a Regalplex for a nearfall. Matt avoids a reDRagon double team and backdrops Fish to the outside, then hits a springboard Diamond Dust to O’Reilly.
Nick & Fish tag in. Nick with 2 clotheslines, followed by a springboard dropkick that knocks O’Reilly off the apron. Fish with a gut kick, but Nick with a spinning back elbow. Nick sent onto the apron and hits a knee strike to Fish, then leaps off the apron and wipes out O’Reilly with a Tornado DDT! Nick with a shoulder to the ribs of Fish from the apron, then hits a slingshot facebuster for a nearfall. Crowd chants for the Bucks. Nick with right hands to Fish, then pulls down the top rope, sending Fish to the outside. Fish avoids an apron moonsault and drives Nick into the barricade. Matt with a Spear to Fish, then as O’Reilly goes for the running dropkick off the apron, Nick catches him in mid-air with a superkick! Back in, the Bucks with a springboard splash/standing moonsault combo to Fish for a nearfall. Matt in and the Bucks with the Buckle Bomb/Enziguri combo to Fish in the corner! Bucks go for the Indy-Taker, but O’Reilly pulls Nick off the apron! Fish gets out of the Tombstone from Matt and locks in the Ankle Lock, but Matt counters with a victory roll for a nearfall. Matt with a spinning back kick to Fish, but O’Reilly with his rapid-fire strikes to Matt. Matt avoids a leg sweep and Nick with a basement superkick to O’Reilly! Bucks place Fish on O’Reilly in Tombstone position, then double superkick his knees out, causing O’Reilly to Tombstone his own partner, followed by the Bucks treating O’Reilly to a SUPERKICK PARTY!! 1-2……FISH KICKS OUT! BUCKS CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Crowd again chants for the Bucks. Bucks go to treat Fish to a Superkick Party, but O’Reilly moves him out of the way. O’Reilly throws his mouthpiece at Matt, then catches a superkick and sends Matt’s foot into Nick. O’Reilly then with a Dragon Screw to Nick, while at the same time, Nick is forced to do a Dragon Screw to his own brother! O’Reilly goes out to the apron and wipes out Nick with the running apron dropkick! Fish runs into double boots by Matt. Matt heads up top, but O’Reilly grabs his foot. Fish with a forearm, then heads up top with Matt. Fish DOES THE DEAL TO MATT, but MATT KICKS OUT!! O’Reilly in as reDRagon calls for Chasing the Dragon on Matt. Matt slips out of the O’Reilly Brainbuster and Nick with a windmill kick to Fish. O’Reilly with a spinning back to Nick, then begins Axe & Smash, but Matt stops the Smash portion with a superkick. Bucks go for the Buckle Bomb & Enziguri combo on O’Reilly, but Fish sweeps out Nick’s leg on the apron and O’Reilly counters the Buckle Bomb with a front guillotine choke. Nick with a shot to Fish on the outside, then heads up top and BREAKS UP THE SUBMISSION WITH A 450 SPLASH ON O’REILLY!! 1-2…..O’REILLY KICKS OUT!! Nick with a head of steam and wipes out Fish with a plancha! Bucks go for More Bang for your Buck on O’Reilly, but O’Reilly gets the knees up on Nick’s 450 Splash, then catches Matt off the moonsault into a Triangle Choke! Matt flips over to counter with a Jackknife Pin, the same way the Bucks won the titles in March, but O’Reilly kicks out! O’Reilly catches a superkick and hits a spinning back kick, followed by Axe & Smash and a Brainbuster, but MATT KICKS OUT! Fish wipes out Nick on the outside, then reDRagon hit Chasing the Dragon on Matt, but MATT KICKS OUT AGAIN!!
ARMageddon applied on Matt by O’Reilly as Fish stops Nick from breaking it up, MATT TAPS, NEW CHAMPIONS!!
Winners and NEW Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions: reDRagon by submission (ARMageddon)
reDRagon celebrates their title win as the show closes.