We see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show. Commentary talks about tonight’s main event between Jay Briscoe and Jimmy Jacobs for the ROH World Title, then we go to the opening match.
Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion “The Round-Eyed Samurai” Bobby Fish vs. “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong
Code of Honor before the bell. Chain wrestling early. Rocking Horse applied by Strong, then switches to a pinning predicament for 2. Series of evasions, then Fish with a dropkick. Strong with a big chop, but Fish with a gut shot, a leg kick and a chest kick for 2. Snap suplex gets Fish a 1 count. Strong places Fish up top, facing the crowd, then hits him with a backbreaker across Strong’s shoulder for 2. Strong stomps away, then hits a leaping stomp, using the ropes as a slingshot. Another big chop by Strong in the corner. Backbreaker by Strong gets 2 as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Strong with a running knee and a running elbow to Fish in the corner. Another backbreaker by Strong gets 2. Fish blocks a Half-Nelson Backbreaker, Falcon Arrow gets a close 2. Fish slips off Strong’s shoulders, then catches him with a head kick. Strong with an enziguri, but Fish with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, followed by a springboard moonsault for another close 2. Fish calls for the end as he heads up top, but Strong stops him with a step-up enziguri. Strong heads up top with Fish, Top Rope Superplex, then lifts up Fish and hits Death by Roderick, but Fish kicks out! Strong can’t believe it! Fish with a knee strike to fight out of the End of Heartache, then they exchange strikes. Fish gains advantage with a series of strikes, but Strong avoids a head kick, SICK KICK!!!
END OF HEARTACHE!!! 1-2-3!
Winner: “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong by pinfall (End of Heartache)
Code of Honor adhered to afterwards as the crowd chants “that was awesome.” Strong leaves the ring, then says to the camera that whoever is Ring of Honor World Champion, that title will be his as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we are supposed to get a Ring of Honor Television Title match between 2015 Top Prospect Tournament Donovan Dijak and champion Jay Lethal, but before the bell sounds, Truth Martini has a mic.
Martini: “Donovan Dijak, today is the most important day of your entire life. There were 8 men in the Top Prospect Tournament, you came out victorious, that says something about you. You are a star on the rise and today, you’re gonna be across the ring with your Ring of Honor Champion, Jay Lethal. Jay Lethal is the greatest wrestler in the entire world. Now, its one thing to hear what I’m saying, but its another thing to look at me when I’m talking. I’m gonna tell you straight-up, if you wrestle Jay Lethal right now, you’re gonna lose, numbers don’t lie, do the math, I am officially the greatest manager in Ring of Honor today. Everybody who stands by my side, shoots straight to the top because there’s three types of wrestlers in this world. There are good wrestlers, there are great wrestlers, then there are special wrestlers. Dijak, like I said, today is the most important day of your life. This is what I’m offering to you. Shake my hand and join the House of Truth!”
Martini extends his hand to Dijak, trying to court him to the House of Truth as the crowd does the “NO” chant. Dijak shakes Martini’s hand, officially joining the House of Truth and foregoing his Television Title shot. Dijak shakes Lethal’s hand and the House of Truth stands tall in the ring.
The music then hits for Dalton Castle as he makes his way to the ring, flanked by his man-servants. Castle gets in the ring and has a mic as the House of Truth and especially Lethal are just staring at Castle with a puzzled look on their faces.
Castle: “Salutations, I’m Dalton Castle and THESE are my boys. Now, while we were in the back, stretching out my hammies, something caught my attention and that was you, banana hams (looking at Dijak). Top Prospect Tournament Champion and you’re giving that up? You know, I was in that particular tournament for one reason, that’s because I want what YOU’VE got (looking at Lethal). So, what do ya say, Jay Lethal? (Castle sits across one of his boys, whose on all fours, while the other one allows Castle to rest his arm across his own.) I’m already out here. Why don’t you be a man like me and put it on the line? Defend that title against me, right now!”
Crowd does the “YES” chant, but Lethal directs the House of Truth out of the ring.
Castle: “Oh come on, Jay L. OK, I guess I’ll just have to challenge Jay Briscoe, I hear he’s a REAL Champion!”
Lethal, infuriated by this, boots Castle off of his man-servants and the bell sounds for this impromptu Television Title match.
Ring of Honor Television Title: “The Party Peacock” Dalton Castle vs. “The First Generation Wrestler” Jay Lethal (c) w/The House of Truth
Lethal throws the man-servants to the outside as the bell sounds and then unloads with right hands from the mount to Castle. Lethal yells out to the crowd “WHO’s THE REAL CHAMPION!” Lethal with a chop, but Castle fights back with right hands. Back body drop by Castle as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to a promo from Jimmy Jacobs about his Ring of Honor World Title Match tonight against Jay Briscoe.
Jacobs: “I’d love to say that I couldn’t believe what I saw last week, but Jay Briscoe, you just handed a Ring of Honor World Title shot to Samoa Joe. I’d like to say I can’t believe it, but I knew you would. I’ve earned a title shot, see, for over 10 years, I’ve been earning a title shot and things just haven’t been handed my way. Everytime I’m in the ring, I give a piece of my heart, I give a piece of my soul. But tonight, Jay Briscoe, I give it all. The Ring of Honor World Title on the line, I leave it all in the ring, I leave you laying and I leave with the Ring of Honor World Title because I have to, I have to, I have to, because I HAVE TO!!”
We go back to the match as Lethal sends Castle outside, but Castle sidesteps a slingshot plancha. Castle sends Lethal into the barricade, but is distracted by the House of Truth. Castle sends Lethal into the apron, then uses the ropes to swing around and hit Lethal with a rana. Back in, Castle gets no count off a pin attempt. Castle with a series of amateur takedowns, but Diesel distracts him, allowing Lethal to send Castle back outside. Lethal with a head of steam and wipes out Castle with a trifecta of tope suicidas, sending Castle into the barricade! Martini does a victory lap around ringside as Lethal gets Castle back in. Lethal with a clothesline for 2. Lethal with a slam, then heads up top. Lethal goes for a double axehandle, but Castle catches him in mid-air and hits an overhead belly-to-belly! Two clotheslines and a dropkick by Castle sends Lethal into the corner. Castle runs into a boot by Lethal, but he hits Lethal with a whiplash slam into a spinning facebuster, followed by a Deadlift German for a close 2. Castle heads up top, leaps over Lethal and goes onto the apron and hits Lethal with a right hand. Lethal then distracts the referee as Dijak lifts up Castle from the apron and hits him with Feast Your Eyes on the outside! Dijak throws Castle back in as the referee didn’t see his interference. Lethal gets Castle to his feet and yells “I’m the #1 man in Ring of Honor! I’m the Greatest Champion in the World!”
LETHAL INJECTION!! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor Television Champion: “The First Generation Wrestler” Jay Lethal by pinfall (Lethal Injection)
The House of Truth & Lethal celebrate his title retention afterwards as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we are supposed to see a promo from Kyle O’Reilly to hype up his match next week with Samoa Joe, but the Knights of the Rising Dawn hack into the broadcast and say the following:
KRD: “Our targets have been systemically selected, both good and evil. Our presence has been made, but it has not been felt. Change will soon come, the power of our collective knowledge cannot be stopped.”
We then go to the main event.
Main Event for the Ring of Honor World Title: “The Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs vs. Jay Briscoe (c)
“MAN UP” chants for Jay before the match. No Code of Honor here. They slug it out as the bell sounds. Jay gains advantage, peppering Jacobs with jabs. Jacobs avoids a right hand, takes Jay down and unloads with forearms. Jacobs runs into a boot, then Jay with a big boot. Jacobs pops right up and clotheslines Jay outside. Jacobs with a head of steam and wipes out Jay with a tope suicida to the back of Jay’s head! Jacobs slams the back of Jay’s head into the barricade repeatedly, but then Jay with headbutts. Jay sends Jacobs into the barricade. Jacobs with back kicks, then leaps off the barricade, INWARD ACE CRUSHER ON THE FLOOR!!! We go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Jacobs gets a close 2 on Jay. Jacobs slaps Jay repeatedly, but Jay yells at him to keep hitting him. Series of rapid-fire slaps by Jacobs, but then Jay with a series of headbutts. Rapid-fire forearms by Jacobs, but Jay catches him off the ropes and hits a Gorilla Press-style Death Valley Driver! Crowd chants for Jay. Series of running big boots by Jay, but Jacobs refuses to go down. Rolling elbow by Jay, followed by a Hangman’s Neckbreaker for 2. More headbutts by Jay, but Jacobs counters a suplex attempt and locks in End Time. Jay quickly slips out, but misses another big boot and Jacobs hits the Spear for a close 2. Jacobs heads up top, but Jay stops him with a forearm. Jay heads up top and goes for a Super Jay Driller on Jacobs, but Jacobs blocks it. Jacobs rakes the eyes, SUPER CONTRA CODE!!! 1-2……JAY KICKS OUT!!! JACOBS CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Jacobs doesn’t know what to do next as he hit Jay with his best shot. Jacobs begins to leave the ring, still perplexed, then grabs the Ring of Honor World title belt on the apron and stares at it. Jacobs drops the belt, then fires up and gets back in. Inward Ace Crusher, then Jacobs holds on and hits the Contra Code! Another Spear, END TIME locked back in!! Jay begins fading as referee Todd Sinclair checks the arm three times, but Jay shows signs of life on the third attempt. Jay lifts up Jacobs to his feet, but Jacobs with a roll-up for 2. Jay rolls through a backslide and hits a series of knee strikes.
JAY DRILLER!!! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL Ring of Honor World Champion: Jay Briscoe by pinfall (Jay Driller)
We see that both Jay & Jacobs are busted open above the eye afterwards from the headbutts and knee strikes both gave to one another during the course of the match. Jay gets to his feet as the ref checks on an upset Jacobs. Jacobs gets to his feet as the crowd gives him an ovation, chanting “that was awesome.” Jay & Jacobs exchange words, then Jay extends his hand to adhere to the Code of Honor. Jacobs is teary-eyed as he thinks about it, then adheres to the Code of Honor with Jay, the first man he has shake hands with since the formation of the Decade. Jay & Jacobs exchange more words as the show closes.