Ring of Honor Wrestling on Sinclair
May 9, 2015
San Antonio, Texas (Shrine Auditorium)
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, King Corino
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

We see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show. Commentary talks about tonight’s main event, then is joined by Adam Cole on commentary for the opening match.

Grudge Match: Chris Sabin vs. “The Ambassador of Kick-Assador” Kyle O’Reilly

Sabin goes through the crowd and hides behind one of the entrance trusses, attacking O’Reilly from behind as he makes his entrances. O’Reilly has his head bandaged from the attack by the KRD 2 weeks ago. Cole berates commentary for accusing him of being a part of the KRD. Sabin stomps away at O’Reilly, then DDTs HIM ON THE RAMPWAY!! Sabin with shots to the head of O’Reilly, then sends him into the barricade multiple times. Sabin taunts the crowd, then lifts up O’Reilly and drops him chest-first across the ring apron. Sabin chokes O’Reilly with his boot, then sends him in the ring. Bell sounds as O’Reilly grabs Sabin from the apron and hooks him in a cross armbreaker. Sabin goes outside, O’Reilly goes out after him. Sabin seats on a chair by the barricade, O’Reilly charges and hits Shotgun Knees to Sabin against the barricade! O’Reilly sends Sabin into the barricade, followed by a series of chest kicks. O’Reilly runs into a boot by Sabin, but then catches Sabin charging in with a Belly-to-Belly on the floor! Commentary brings up referee Todd Sinclair being injured last week by Tommaso Ciampa after Ciampa’s TV Title match with Jay Lethal and that Ciampa has been fired from Ring of Honor. Back in, O’Reilly with a series of chest kicks to Sabin, but Sabin catches one, avoids an enziguri, but then O’Reilly takes Sabin in a Rear Naked Choke, followed by switching out into locking in ARMageddon, but Sabin quickly gets to the ropes. O’Reilly goes to work on Sabin’s arm, but Sabin slips out, then tries to beg off. O’Reilly catches a kick, spins Sabin around and hits a front kick. Sabin goes up & over O’Reilly, slides under his legs, then SPITS AT O’REILLY!! Sabin again begs off, sliding outside. Sabin plays cat & mouse with O’Reilly, then hot-shots him throat-first across the top rope. Sabin goes onto the apron and DRILLS O’Reilly with a running PK! Sabin taunts the crowd some more as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as before we come back to the ring, we see a warning that the next segment will have graphic material that may be unsuitable for some viewers, viewer discretion is advised.

Sabin chokes O’Reilly in the ropes, snapmare, then hits a running dropkick to the back of O’Reilly’s head. Sabin tears off the bandage that covered O’Reilly’s stitches on his head, then locks him in a La Magistral variation of a Japanese Stranglehold. O’Reilly fights back, but Sabin with an uppercut. Strike exchange, then Sabin with a dropkick that knocks O’Reilly back down. Sabin heads up top, but then just leaps off and hits a fist drop to O’Reilly’s forehead. Sabin taunts the crowd some more, then goes after O’Reilly, but O’Reilly catches him and locks Sabin in a Triangle Choke! O’Reilly switches and tries again for ARMageddon, but Sabin slips out and locks O’Reilly in the Lotus Lock. O’Reilly quickly gets to the ropes as the screen goes black-and-white due to the stitches on O’Reilly’s forehead being opened up. Abdominal Stretch applied by Sabin in the center of the ring, crowd wills on O’Reilly. O’Reilly fights out, but Sabin with a knee to the ribs. O’Reilly slips out of a back suplex and hits a leg kick. O’Reilly avoids left hands by Sabin and hits more leg kicks. O’Reilly then hits his series of strikes, ending with the leg sweep and fires up.

Crowd chants for O’Reilly as he hits Sabin with a running elbow in the corner, followed by the Rolling Butterflies into going again for ARMageddon. Sabin clasps his hands to block it, but O’Reilly switches arms and locks in ARMageddon! Sabin quickly is able to get to the ropes to force a break. O’Reilly realizes that he has been opened up, incensing him. O’Reilly heads up top with Sabin and locks him in an armbar on the turnbuckles. Sabin slips out and crotches O’Reilly on the turnbuckles. Sabin places O’Reilly in the Tree of Woe, then stands on his groin on the turnbuckles. Sabin charges in for a running dropkick, but O’Reilly gets free of the Tree of Woe, sending Sabin crashing groin-first into the ringpost! O’Reilly gets back into the ring, but runs into an enziguri by Sabin. Springboard Tornado DDT by Sabin for a close 2. Sabin runs into a boot by O’Reilly, then O’Reilly with a chest kick. Chop/Chest Kick exchange between the two, then O’Reilly blocks more chops by Sabin, feigns another kick and hits Sabin with a spinning back kick to gain advantage. O’Reilly hits Axe, but before he can hit Smash, Sabin nails him with another enziguri! Sabin avoids a leg sweep by O’Reilly and DRILLS him with a basement superkick. O’Reilly falls backward into the ropes, then comes back in and TURNS SABIN INSIDE OUT WITH THE NIGEL!! Brainbuster by O’Reilly for a close 2, but then O’Reilly falls backward through the ropes and to the outside. Bobby Fish comes out to ringside to check on O’Reilly, trying to will him on. Crowd in the front row helps O’Reilly to his feet and he is able to just barely get back in before the ref counts to 20. Strike exchange from their knees, then on their feet between O’Reilly & Sabin. Sabin with a Superman Forearm, then they grab each other by the hair and have a good ol’ fashioned Hockey Fight! O’Reilly gains advantage, but then Sabin with a knee to the ribs. O’Reilly follows Sabin in and hits a running knee to the ribs. O’Reilly this time hits Axe & Smash, then locks Sabin in a Front Guillotine Choke. All of a sudden, the Addiction run out to ringside. Christopher Daniels hops up on the apron to distract the ref, but Fish pulls him off and sends Daniels into the barricade. While the ref is dealing with Fish & Daniels, Kazarian runs in and hits a boot to O’Reilly’s open wound. Sabin & Kazarian then hit O’Reilly with a variation of the Magic Killer.

Sabin lifts up O’Reilly, CRADLE SHOCK!!! Referee comes back in, 1-2-3!

Winner: Chris Sabin by pinfall (Cradle Shock)

The KRD celebrate Sabin’s win afterwards while Cole continues to berate commentary for accusing him of being part of the KRD and storms off to the back as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, we see video highlighting the card for the upcoming ROH & New Japan “Global Wars” iPPV on May 15th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

We then see video highlighting the ongoing rivalry between Adam Page & ACH. They meet again next week on ROH TV as part of a special “Road Rage” edition of the show from Hopkins, Minnesota.

Its now time for the main event.

Main Event in a 6-Man Tag: “The Last Hero” ACH, #Reborn Matt Sydal & Alberto El Patron vs. #DemBoys The Briscoes (Ring of Honor World Champion Jay & Mark) & “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong

ACH & Mark start. Mark with right hands in the corner early. ACH goes up & over Mark, but Mark with a knee to the ribs. Series of evasions by ACH, followed by a dropkick, stalemate. Sydal & Strong tag in. Chain wrestling, Strong blocks a running rana, but Sydal with an armdrag. Sydal runs into a back elbow, then Strong rolls through another rana by Sydal, Sunset Flip gets 2. Staredown, then they shake hands. Jay & Alberto then get the tags in. “Si” chants for Alberto by the hometown Texas crowd, followed by “Man Up” chants for Jay. Alberto with a shoulder tackle, then Jay with a hiptoss. Jay now with a shoulder tackle, then its Alberto who hits a hiptoss. Jay with a series of forearms to Alberto in the corner, but Alberto with a series of chest kicks. Jay avoids a running basement kick, but misses a clothesline and Alberto hits Jay with a Backstabber for 2. Alberto goes for the Basement Superkick, but Jay avoids it and hits a Big Boot. Mark in, gut shot to Alberto. Right hands by Mark in the corner, followed by a Russian Leg Sweep for 1 as the crowd chants “Redneck Kung Fu.” Mark chokes Alberto in the ropes, then tags in Strong. Big chop by Strong in the corner, but he runs into double boots by Alberto, followed by a clothesline. ACH in, gets a 1 count on Strong. Big chops by ACH to Strong, but Strong avoids one and shows ACH how its done with some stinging chops. ACH comes back with a forearm, Sydal tags in. Double leg kick and a double bulldog by Sydal & ACH for 2. Strong comes back with more chops, but Sydal with a leaping knee. Sydal goes for a spin wheel kick, but Strong catches him in mid-air and hits a backbreaker! Mark & ACH get the tags in. Mark with right hands, then hits some Redneck Kung Fu. Mark lands on his feet off a backdrop attempt, ACH avoids more Redneck Kung Fu, but then Mark with a flying knee. Sydal & Alberto knocked off the apron, Jay holds ACH for Mark, but Mark runs into double boots by ACH. ACH with a shot to Jay, but Mark catches him charging in with a Belly-to-Belly, sending ACH outside. Mark with a head of steam, through-the-ropes dropkick wipes out Sydal! Mark goes for another one on ACH, but ACH catches him coming in with an enziguri! Strong then with a head of steam and DRILLS ACH with a through-the-ropes dropkick of his own! Sydal leaps off the apron, going for a Cactus Jack Crack Smash to Strong, but Strong catches him in mid-air and SWINGS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE!! Alberto now with a head of steam, TOPE SUICIDA WIPES OUT STRONG INTO THE BARRICADE!!! Jay now with a head of steam, FLIP DIVE WIPES OUT ALBERTO!! “ROH” chants by the crowd. ACH & Mark get back in, then ACH sets to dive, but Mark DRILLS him with a clothesline! Mark only gets 1. Mark with more Redneck Kung Fu to ACH as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as Jay with a running basement dropkick to ACH for 2. Strong in, ACH fights back, but Strong catches him coming in with a dropkick, buckling ACH’s legs! Strong gets 2. Strong with a backbreaker, Mark in, slingshot double stomp to ACH. Gutwrench by Mark for 2. Crowd chants for ACH. Mark stomps away at ACH, Strong tags in. ACH fights back again, big right hand to Strong, but Strong drives him into the corner. Strong runs into a back elbow, then ACH goes to the middle rope, but Strong pulls his leg out, catches ACH in mid-air and hits another backbreaker for 2. Jay in, headbutt knocks down ACH. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on ACH. ACH counters out with a jawbreaker, then tries for a tag, but Jay grabs him. ACH comes back with an enziguri from the apron, knocks Mark off the apron, then heads up top and hits Jay with the Dum-Dum Stomp!

Strong & Alberto get the tags in. Two clotheslines by Alberto, Strong misses a clothesline, Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker by Alberto. Running Step-Up Enziguri by Alberto in the corner for 2. Alberto calls for the Rolling Cross Armbreaker, then superkicks Mark off the apron. However, that distraction allows Strong to lift up Alberto and hit Death by Roderick for a close 2. Jay in, running avalanche to Alberto in the corner. Jay peppers Alberto with uppercuts & jabs, followed by a Hangman’s Neckbreaker for another close 2 as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as Alberto SPIKES Jay with a DDT, both men down! Sydal in, Jay avoids a leaping kick, but Sydal catches a big boot and takes Jay down, followed by the Standing Moonsault for 2. Mark comes in, but Sydal grabs both Briscoes, Flatliner/Sunset Split combo. Jay blocks a Pumphandle, hits Sydal with a big boot. Mark in, goes to the middle rope, Froggy Bow on Sydal for 2. Mark stomps away at Sydal in the corner. But Sydal avoids a corner charge, ACH tags in. ACH catches Mark coming in with an enziguri, Spring-In Swinging Flatliner gets a close 2. ACH fires up, then heads up top for the Midnight Star, but Strong stops him with a running enziguri! Alberto comes in, but Strong catches him with a Urnangi Backbreaker! Leaping Knee by Strong to Sydal sends him outside. Running chest kick to Alberto by Strong, followed by another running enziguri to ACH on the turnbuckles. Strong with a running chest kick to Sydal in the corner, Mark sent onto the apron, but Strong with a running knee to Sydal in the corner. Strong heads up top with ACH, Top Rope Superplex. Mark heads up top, Froggy Bow to ACH, Alberto breaks up the pin! Mark avoids a corner charge by Alberto, stomps away at him. Mark heads up top with Alberto, hitting more Redneck Kung Fu. Alberto blocks a superplex and traps Mark in the ropes, then leaps off, GHETTO STOMP TO MARK!! Jay in, rolling elbow to Alberto. Sydal in, leaping knee to Jay. Strong avoids a leaping knee by Sydal, hits his own leaping knee! Alberto with a dropkick to the knees of Strong, followed by the Basement Superkick! Alberto slips out of a suplex by Mark, ROLLING CROSS ARMBREAKER APPLIED!! While Alberto has it on, Sydal heads up top, SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! ACH heads up top as he is the legal man for his team along with Mark.

MIDNIGHT STAR!!! 1-2-3!

Winners: “The Last Hero” ACH, #Reborn Matt Sydal & Alberto El Patron by pinfall (The Midnight Star)

ACH celebrates his win afterwards with commentary and his partners, with commentary noting that just was the biggest win of ACH’s career. Jay & Alberto shake hands and embrace in a sign of mutual respect at ringside as the show closes.