Results courtesy of ROHWrestling.com:
Cody and The Young Bucks defeat The Kingdom to bring the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles back to Bullet Club; Silas Young looks to ground Flip Gordon; and former ROH World Champions Jay Briscoe and Christopher Daniels collide!
“Ring of Honor Wrestling” #362
Airdate: Weekend of Aug. 25, 2018
Location: Center Stage in Atlanta
— Christopher Daniels defeated Jay Briscoe by disqualification
— Flip Gordon defeated Silas Young
— Bullet Club (Cody and Young Bucks Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan) to win the titles
Christopher Daniels vs. Jay Briscoe
The bad blood between SoCal Uncensored and the ROH World Tag Team Champion Briscoes continued with this singles match between two ROH stalwarts and former world champions. After several minutes of back-and-forth action, Daniels hit a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Daniels then landed a Uranage Driver, but before he could follow up, Mark Briscoe entered the ring with a chair and whacked Daniels with it. The referee called for the bell and awarded the match to Daniels by disqualification.
Mark Briscoe continued to assault Daniels with the chair until SoCal Uncensored’s Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky made the save.
Preview: ROH World Champion Jay Lethal vs. Jonathan Gresham in a 30-minute Iron Man Match for the title in two weeks
Lethal said he underestimated just how good of a wrestler Gresham is when they had their second match (April 15 at Masters of the Craft). Lethal said that Gresham deserves a rematch and so do the fans. Gresham said he has wanted to be the ROH World Championship his entire career, and he can’t think of a better place to win it than in his hometown of Atlanta.
Lethal admitted that he barely won in both of their previous encounters, but he said Gresham hasn’t seen anything yet. He said he’ll prove to Gresham, the world and himself that he’s the greatest wrestler in the world.
Silas Young vs. Flip Gordon
The veteran Young gained the early advantage over the young high-flyer, but Gordon rallied with a flurry of offense, including a springboard dropkick, running dropkick into the corner, Kinder Surprise and somersault dive over the top rope. He then hit a flying crossbody off the top rope for a near fall and a springboard spear for a near fall.
“The Last Real Man In Pro Wrestling” came back with a backbreaker/clothesline combination for a near fall and an Anarchist Suplex for a two count. Gordon, however, answered with a rollup into a bridge for the victory.
After the match, Gordon adhered to the Code of Honor by extending his hand. Suddenly, Bully Ray entered the ring from behind and nailed Gordon with a low blow. Bully glared at Young, who was still down on his knees, and then shook his head disapprovingly and walked away.
“The Villain” has a warning for Kenny King
In a backstage segment, Marty Scurll addressed his loss to Kenny King last week, saying that King embraced his inner villain. Scurll said it probably felt good, but King should savor it because “The Villain” is out for revenge.
Is Kenny King a bad guy?
In a video package highlighting King’s career over the past year, including his win over Marty Scurll last week in which he illegally put his feet on the ropes for leverage, King said that a change was necessary. He said at this time last year, he was excited to be back in wrestling after his stint on “The Bachelorette” and be the best wrestler he could be, and he did that by winning the ROH World Television Title from KUSHIDA.
Commenting on his match against Austin Aries at Best in the World, King said he should’ve won but, as the video showed, he wasn’t willing to stoop to Aries’ level. King said he realizes now you have to play dirty to win. He said he didn’t do what he did to Scurll because he’s a bad guy, but if he has to do whatever it takes to be “the guy,” he’ll do it. He said he now has options, and options are good.
ROH World Six Man Tag Team Title Match: The Kingdom (Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia and TK O’Ryan) (champions) vs. Cody (w/Brandi Rhodes and Burnard The Business Bear) and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)
The champions seized control by isolating Matt Jackson, but Matt eventually tagged in his brother Nick, who ran wild on all three members of The Kingdom until Marseglia halted his momentum by popping a balloon in his ear. Taven then landed a springboard knee strike on Nick for a two count.
Later, Bullet Club trapped all three members of The Kingdom in Sharpshooters, but Taven (the legal man) got to the ropes to force a break. Taven then ate a triple superkick and Cody hit Cross Rhodes on him, but O’Ryan made the save. After the action spilled outside the ring, Brandi dove off the top onto everyone.
The Kingdom regained the advantage, as Taven hit Climax on Cody, and Marseglia followed with Redrum. Taven made the cover, but Nick Jackson broke up the pin just in time. The Kingdom set up for Rockstar Supernova, but the Bucks hit simultaneous superkicks on O’Ryan and Marseglia. Cody tossed Taven to the floor, where he was met by a double superkick from the Bucks. Cody then hit Cross Rhodes on Marseglia to win the match and the titles.
After the match, Taven argued that he was the legal man, not Marseglia. He was right, but the referee didn’t agree. An irate Taven head-butted him.
THEY SAID IT
“Flip Gordon, you’re young, athletic, as talented as it comes. Hell, some might say the sky’s the limit. Well if that’s the case, then consider me outer space. Because when it’s said and done, you’ll realize you’re just a boy trying to live in a man’s world.” — Silas Young
“This is a piece of human garbage. The lowest of the low.”
— ROH commentator Ian Riccaboni on Bully Ray
“You gotta be dirty to play; you gotta even be dirtier to win. … 16-time world champion Ric Flair. You know what else they call him? The dirtiest player in the game. Everybody loves Ric Flair. He’s the dirtiest player in the game, man. So if you have to be the dirtiest player to win the championship 16 times, well how grimy do I have to be to win it once.”
— Kenny King
— WOH Champion Sumie Sakai vs. Madison Rayne