We see the usual intro, then Caprice Coleman joins commentary for our opening match.
2015 ROH Top Prospect Tournament Semi-Final Match: Donovan Dijak vs. Ashley Sixx
Code of Honor before the bell. Dijack backs Sixx into the corner, misses a right hand, Sixx with a series of chops in the corner. Dijak blocks a whip, throws Sixx into the corner. Sixx with a back elbow, right hands, a savate kick to the ribs, a chop to the head, a drop toe hold into the ropes, then finally drops his body weight across the back of Dijak. Dijack catches Sixx off a springboard, hits a knee to the ribs, then FLINGS SIXX ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTSIDE!! Dijak gorilla presses Sixx on the outside and throws him through the ropes to get back in. Dijak gets 2. Sixx fights back with gut shots, a spinning back kick to the ribs and clotheslines, but Dijak does not go down. Sixx catches Dijak’s arm and hits another clothesline, but Dijak still won’t go down. Sixx unleashes a snot rocket at Dijak, goes off the ropes, but Dijak drills him with a Cyclone Kick for 2. Sixx rolls outside, Dijak with a back kick from the apron, but Sixx avoids an apron moonsault and hits a Flatliner into the apron. Sixx heads up top and wipes out Dijak with a Stage Dive! Back in, Sixx heads back up top, back senton to a doubled over Dijak for 2. Sixx goes for the 6-Year Itch, but Dijak fights out with elbows and hits a boot.
Feast Your Eyes (Burning Hammer into a GTS) by Dijak for the win.
Winner and advancing to the Finals: Donovan Dijak by pinfall (Feast Your Eyes)
Dijak celebrates his win afterward as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to our next match.
2015 ROH Top Prospect Tournament Semi-Final Match: The Beer City Bruiser vs. Will Ferrara
“Husky Harris” chants by the crowd directed at the Bruiser before the bell. Code of Honor before the bell, then the Bruiser piefaces Ferrara, but Ferrara with a slap. Ferrara hits and runs early with right hands and chops, but Bruiser goozles him. Ferrara fights out and tries to lift up Bruiser, but to no avail. Ferrara avoids a corner charge, but Bruiser blocks a monkey flip attempt and snake eyes Ferrara into the corner. Bruiser with an avalanche in the corner, then hits One Bourbon, One Shot (Snap Suplex/Fisherman Combo) for 2. Ferrara fights back, but Bruiser blocks a suplex with back clubs. Bruiser taunts the crowd, then Ferrara tries to slam him, but Bruiser falls on top of him for 2. Bruiser with clothesline shots to Ferrara in the corner, then charges and hits a running butt avalanche for 2. Crowd wills on Ferrara. Ferrara avoids another running butt avalanche, fights back with forearms and back elbows. Ferrara goes for a bulldog, but Bruiser back suplexes him over the ropes and to the outside! Bruiser goes for a senton off the apron, but Ferrara moves out of the way! Ferrara gets back in, gets a head of steam and wipes out the Bruiser with a Tope Suicida into a DDT! “ROH” chants by the crowd. Back in, Ferrara gets a close 2. Ferrara off the ropes, but the Bruiser drills him with the Hair of the Dog (Lariat) for a close 2. Bruiser off the ropes, but Ferrara LIFTS HIM UP and hits a Wasteland-style slam!
Eyes Wide Shut (Basement Codebreaker) by Ferrara for the win.
Winner and advancing to the Finals: Will Ferrara by pinfall (Eyes Wide Shut)
Ferrara celebrates his win afterward as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the music of reDRagon hits as they make their way to the ring for a live edition of the Fish Tank. We see video of reDRagon retaining the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles at Wrestlekingdom 9 in January at the Tokyo Dome.
O’Reilly: “Hello Philadelphia! Man, it is great to be back in the Windy City. I am just so excited, but I’m also Kyle O’Reilly, one half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions, one half of the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions and now it is my honor to introduce you to the host of the Fish Tank, my life partner, I mean, my tag-team partner, an inspiration to millions of children worldwide, Bobby Fish!”
Fish: “Kyle, thank you for the warm introduction. I mean, the fact is, ladies and gentlemen, we don’t do these Fish Tanks every single day, there is a reason. Tonight is a special occasion, it is a celebration and you are all invited. Its a celebration of this gentleman and myself. The reign of terror that we have been on across the world of professional wrestling that had landed us not only, as Kyle said, the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions, but the three-time reigning and defending Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions! (“reDRagon” chants by the crowd.) OK, I don’t wanna be rude, but shut up. Now March 1st, Las Vegas, Nevada, Kyle, you and I, we planning on continuing to cement our legacy. And boys and girls, I’ll be the first one to tell ya what happens in Vegas, this time, it surely does not stay in Vegas because the whole world needs to be watching.”
O’Reilly: “You know, Bobby, I’d just love to chit-chat all day, but speaking of Las Vegas, we have a couple guests, who also happen to be our opponents in Las Vegas. Now these two men have never been on a show they couldn’t steal. Ladies and gentleman, Nicholas and Matthew Jackson, The Young Bucks!”
The Young Bucks’ music hits and they make their way to the ring as the crowd chants for the Bucks. reDragon removes their suit jackets as the Bucks get in the ring, with the crowd chanting “Superkick.”
Fish: “All right, all right, yeah now I’m a little riled up, now I’m a little bit hot under the collar. You come out here with the champs, standing in the middle of this ring, looking like a million bucks and you two step in here, couple of chumps that you are, looking like a couple of unmade beds.”
O’Reilly: “Robert Anthony, so rude, these are our guests.”
Fish: “I’m sorry Kyle, but I call it like I see it. And when it bothers me, I’m gonna say it. All right, I apologize, I disgress. Fact is, we didn’t bring you out here to point out your shortcomings, we brought you out here because we, like these people, would like to know you a little bit better. Kyle, I think we have a couple of questions for these gentlemen.”
O’Reilly: “Help us help you. Question #1, what its like sharing the ring with this, the greatest tag-team the world has ever seen? I mean, is it frustrating? Are you angered? Just elaborate.”
Fish: “Actually Kyle, the most qualified person in this ring to answer this question, if you don’t mind gentlemen, would be myself. Frankly Kyle, Kyle, it sucks, it sucks to be them and it sucks a lot.”
O’Reilly: “That is so insightful, Bobby. You know I never thought of it that way before, but you’re right. (Bucks start to get upset.) OK, OK, OK, OK, here on the Fish Tank, we ask the tough questions, the thought-provoking questions. How did it feel flying out your little girls, your wives, all the way across the Pacific Ocean to Tokyo, Japan, Wrestlekingdom 9, only for your pathetic family to watch you lose?”
Fish turns to look at the crowd, but then the Bucks treat O’Reilly to a Superkick Party. Multiple referees and attendants come out to break the two teams up, but the Young Bucks begin laying out all of the referees and attendants with superkicks! Fish is being held back by referees as we then see the two hooded guys in red masks again, looking at what is going on from the crowd. Fish is taken outside by the attendants, but then the Bucks wipe out everyone with stereo tope suicidas! The Bucks hold up the ROH & IWGP Tag Titles as reDRagon sulks to the back as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, before the next match, we go to a promo from Tommaso Ciampa.
Ciampa: “Producer off-set says Jimmy Jacobs, I hear Michael Elgin. Again he says Jimmy Jacobs, I hear Warbeard Hanson. One more time he says Jimmy Jacobs, I hear Jay Briscoe, I see the Ring of Honor World Title. Next week, Jimmy, its wrong place, wrong time.”
QT Marshall makes his way to the ring for our next match, then grabs a mic.
QT: “I don’t care how many streamers you throw at me, I’ll still never like anyone of you. on February 23rd, 2002, an era of creating excellence, right here in the city of Brotherly Love. And over the past 13 years, a lot of stars were created in Ring of Honor. But, we can all agree, there’s never been a star brighter than QT Marshall. Which leaves me to tonight……”
Roderick Strong’s music hits, interrupting QT, as Strong comes out for the next match.
“God’s Gift” QT Marshall vs. “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong
Code of Honor before the bell with QT talking trash. QT backs Strong into the corner, then talks trash some more after breaking clean. Strong backs QT into the corner, but QT shoves him. QT slaps Strong, but Strong with a leaping knee and a discus forearm!
SICK KICK!! 1-2-3!
Winner: “Mr. Ring of Honor” Roderick Strong by pinfall (Sick Kick)
Strong celebrates his win afterward, but then we hear the voice of BJ Whitmer, who makes his way out onto the rampway with Adam Page.
Whitmer: “Roddy, Roddy, Roddy, was this little display directed at me? Are you trying to send me a message? Are you trying to get under my skin? Are you trying to play mind games with BJ Whitmer? You know, I actually think its kind of cute that he thinks he’s on my level mentally.”
Strong grabs a mic.
Strong: “I don’t think you understand, you’re an old man, you’ve been dropped on your head a few times, you’re going for that last run, I get it.”
Whitmer: “Let’s talk about facts here, Roddy, let’s talk about the fact that before I pulled you into the Decade, you were on the road to irrelevance, you were on the road to nothing, going nowhere in Ring of Honor.”
Strong: “I’m really tired of hearing you talk, I’m sure these people are as well, so get in this ring and let’s fight.”
Whitmer: “Not tonight, Roddy. Not now, Roddy. This will happen exactly when I say it will happen and not a second sooner.”
Strong: “You know, BJ, I’m not surprised that you’re gonna walk away.”
Whitmer: “You’ll find out, Roddy.”
Strong: “You know, BJ, one day, when you done hanging on that string you call a career, I’ll end you for good, my friend.”
Whitmer & Page go to the back as Strong celebrates with the crowd as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to a promo from the Kingdom on the main event.
Taven: “Guys, you know what this is? This is the Briscoes acknowledging fear. The land that they used to run roughshod over is now controlled by the Kingdom. So, this is a desperation move, because your destiny, Briscoes, is no longer in your hands, its in the hands of the hottest faction in pro wrestling, the Kingdom.”
Bennett: “Intergender my ass! You wanna tell me that ODB is a woman? She’s a man and if you get in my way, I’ll treat you just like you are a man.”
Nigel McGuinness joins commentary for the main event and announces BJ Whitmer vs. Roderick Strong for the 13th Anniversary PPV.
Main Event in an Intergender 6-Person Tag Team Grudge Match: The Kingdom (Michael Bennett, Matt Taven & “The First Lady of ROH” Maria Kanellis) vs. #DemBoys The Briscoes (ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe & ODB)
“Man Up” chants for the Briscoes before the bell. Taven & Jay start and they slug it out early, Jay taking advantage with a leg lariat. Mark in, gut shot to Taven. Redneck Kung Fun by Mark in the corner, followed by a kick and right hand. ODB in, avalanche to Taven in the corner. Mark in, ODB with a chop to Taven. Taven with a knee to the ribs of Mark. Bennett in, but Mark catches him with a belly-to-belly. Jay in, uppercuts to Bennett. Bennett avoids a corner charge by Jay, Taven tags in. Taven with right hands to Jay, Jay fights back. ODB in, overhand chop to Taven. Mark in, but Maria pulls at Mark’s hair. ODB gives chase to Maria, but Bennett blocks her path. However, Jay drills Bennett with a through-the-ropes dropkick, followed by a boot on the outside. Mark is on the apron and nails Bennett with the Cactus Elbow. Taven then with a head of steam and wipes out the Briscoes with a No-Hands Plancha! ODB then nails Taven with a low kick! ODB gives chase to Maria again, who hides underneath the ring. Mark suplexes Bennett on the outside as ODB takes a swig from her flask. Maria crawls back from underneath the ring as back in, Mark with more Redneck Kung Fu to Taven. All of a sudden, we see Adam Cole come out to ringside as Mark back suplexes Taven. ODB in, but runs into a boot by Taven in the corner. Now Maria wants in as she tags in and stomps ODB, but it has no effect on her. Maria runs to the outside as ODB knocks Bennett off the apron. ODB drives Taven into the corner, Mark tags in. Uncle Mule Kick to Bennett in the corner, but Maria pulls at Mark’s leg, allowing Taven to hit a springboard roundhouse kick. Maria gets 2 on Mark. Bennett in, stomps away at Mark as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Mark fights back with gut shots on Taven, but Taven drives Mark down. Bennett in and goes for the Spear, but Mark catches him with a right hand, followed by a big clothesline, both men down. Jay & Taven get the tags in. Jay with a boot to Taven, but Taven with one of his own. Jay avoids a Taven springboard moonsault, superkick, followed by a clothesline for 2. Hangman’s Neckbreaker by Jay for 2. ODB in as the Briscoes call for the Doomsday Device. ODB sits on top as Jay sends Bennett & Taven into ODB’s crotch. ODB with the Dirty Dozen to Taven, but Bennett sends her to the outside. Jay with a Cactus Clothesline, sending he & Bennett outside. Mark sends Taven into the corner, then goes out onto the apron, but Taven with a springboard one-legged kick, followed by Bennett spearing Mark on the apron! Bennett sends Jay back in, but Jay with a boot to Taven. Jay goes for the Jay Driller, but Taven sends Jay into Bennett, who hits Jay with the Twist of Fate. Taven heads up top, Swanton to Jay for 2. Crowd wills on Jay. Kingdom goes for the Haii Mary (Spike Piledriver) on Jay, but ODB breaks it up by leaping onto Bennett’s back. Bennett slams her down, then the Kingdom goes after ODB, but the Briscoes come up from behind the Kingdom and lift them both up in Electric Chair position. ODB heads up top, DOUBLE DOOMSDAY DEVICE TO THE KINGDOM!!! ODB covers Taven, but Maria breaks up the pin, however Maria is all alone! Briscoes grab Maria and go for the Doomsday Device, but Adam Cole leaves commentary after being silent the entire time and hops up on the apron to distract the ref. This allows Bennett to come in and double low-blow the Briscoes! Kingdom sends the Briscoes outside, but Maria wipes them out with a crossbody. Maria tries to flee, but ODB grabs her. ODB goes for a powerbomb on Maria, but the Kingdom stops it and DRILLS ODB WITH A DOUBLE SUPERKICK!!
Maria tags in and pins ODB for the win.
Winners: The Kingdom by pinfall
Adam Cole walks to the back afterward as the Kingdom stands over the fallen ODB as the show closes.