ROH 16th Anniversary Results – 3/9/18 (Aries and Omega appear, Castle vs. Lethal)

ROH 16th Anniversary Results

ROH 16th Anniversary Results 3/9/18
ROH 16th Anniversary Results
March 9, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada (Sam’s Town and Casino)
Commentary: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana
Results by: Jason Namako of

Pre-Show Match 1: Sumie Sakai def. Hana Kimura in a Women of Honor Title Tournament First Round Match by pinfall with a roll-up.

Pre-Show Match #2: Tenille Dashwood def. Brandi Rhodes in a Women of Honor Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match by pinfall with the Spotlight.

Opening video package looks at ROH veterans talking about their favorite moments from the past 16 years of ROH.

We go to Las Vegas where ROH Enforcer Bully Ray is in the ring and leads the crowd in a “ROH” chant. Bully pumps up the crowd and hypes up the big matches. Commentary welcomes us to the show, runs down the big matches, then we go to the opening match.

Flip Gordon vs. “Time Bomb” Hiromu Takahashi w/Daryl

This stems from Gordon and Hiromu trading wins during the recent Honor Rising shows in Japan. Hiromu messes around with Flip’s constant kip-ups early. Flip does a handstand into a headscissors, followed by a running chop and a PK, then a standing moonsault for a 1 count. Flip wipes out Hiromu with a tope suicida. Back in, Hiromu plays cat-and-mouse with Flip before dropkicking him off the apron, then hitting a running dropkick off the apron to the outside.

Back in, Hiromu has words with referee Todd Sinclair. Corner clothesline and a basement dropkick by Hiromu for 2. Hiromu grabs Daryl and uses him to hit Flip with. Referee takes Daryl away from Hiromu. Flip fights back and begins mounting a comeback.

Spinning forearm by Flip, followed by the Samoan Pop and a Running Shooting Star Press for 2. They fight on the turnbuckles until Flip goes for a Sunset Bomb, but Hiromu blocks it. Flip with a springboard dropkick, a basement superkick and does the deal with a Falcon Arrow for 2. Flip heads up top, but Hiromu avoids the 450 and hits a Destroyer, but Flip with another superkick and both men are down. They exchange strikes until Flip with another superkick, followed by the Star Spangled Stunner for a close 2. Flip heads back up top, but Hiromu gets the knees up off the 450 and cradles Flip for a close 2. Hiromu hits the Blu-Ray in the corner, but Flip avoids the Time Bomb and hits a Windmill Kick. Hiromu then counters another Star Spangled Stunner with a German for 2. Flip blocks the Time Bomb, but Hiromu with a superkick and turns Flip inside out with a Lariat for 2.

Hiromu this time hits the Time Bomb for the win.

Winner: “Time Bomb” Hiromu Takahashi by pinfall (The Time Bomb)

We see how we got to the #1 Contenders Match.

#1 Contenders Match: “The Villain” Marty Scurll vs. Punishment Martinez

The winner here will receive a future ROH World Title shot. Marty takes the fight to Martinez early, hitting the apron superkick, but then Martinez hits the Throwing Falcon Arrow, then hits the Step-Up Flip Dive over the ropes to the outside. Back in, Marty goes to work on Martinez’s leg after blocking a big boot, but then Martinez hits a Standing Psycho Driver and a Curb Stomp for a close 2. Martinez hits a springboard twisting senton for 2. We see that Scurll is busted open around the eye. Scurll comes back with a Tornado DDT. Marty fights back, but Martinez with a double ear clap, but then Scurll is able to lift up the much bigger Martinez with a Brainbuster! Martinez counters the Chickenwing with a Full Nelson Throwing Facebuster. Scurll then comes back by taking out Martinez’s legs with a dropkick, followed by a basement knee strike. Scurll goes outside and grabs a bag from under the ring, but the ref catches him. Scurll goes to hit the ref, but security stops him. Martinez then charges and leaps over the corner post, wiping out everyone with a dive! Martinez wipes out the security, then curb stomps Scurll on the apron! Martinez grabs a table from under the ring and sets it up outside. Martinez with a big right hand, then places Scurll on the table. Martinez goes back in and sets to dive, but Scurll moves and Martinez crashes through the table! Back in, Scurll hits a Piledriver on Martinez for a close 2. Scurll grabs the fingers and goes to break them, but Martinez goozles him. Scurll then counters South of Heaven with a roll-up for 2. Scurll then with repeated curb stomps to Martinez, but Martinez pops back up and drills Scurll with a Ripcord Kick. The referee avoids a kick and Scurll with a low kick to Martinez, then rolls him up for the win.

Winner and #1 Contender to the ROH World Title: “The Villain” Marty Scurll by pinfall

ROH Television Championship: Kenny King (c) vs. “The Last Real Man” Silas Young

King hugs his daughter at ringside before the bell. Chain wrestling and a exchange of nearfalls early before we have a stalemate. Silas goes outside to regroup. Back in, Silas with a shoulder tackle, but then King locks in his old mentor, Austin Aries’s Last Chancery submission before Silas quickly gets to the ropes. King with a slam and a dropkick for 2. King with some dancing, but it allows Silas to take control, sending King outside. Silas keeps at it, gaining a few nearfalls. Silas blocks the Eddie Gordo kick and sends King outside, wiping out a cameraman in the process. Back in, Silas gets another 2. Silas taunts the crowd, but King comes back with the Suicide-Plex, sending both men over the top to the outside. Both men just barely get back in right before the 20 count. They exchange strikes until King sends Silas outside and wipes him out with a Slingshot Corkscrew Plancha! Silas nails King, but King with a Belly-to-Belly on the outside, then takes a selfie with a ringside fan. Back in, King with a crossbody for 2. King with a spinebuster for 2. Silas comes back with a Triangle Clothesline, then an Egotrip variation for a close 2. Silas hits the Rolling Samoan Drop, then hits the Pee Gee Waja Plunge, but King kicks out! Another exchange of strikes until Silas hits Misery, but knocks into the ref in the process, only getting a close 2. Silas can’t believe it! Silas argues with the ref, but King rolls him up for 2. Silas with a roll-up, but King is in the ropes. Silas again argues with the ref, then King catches Silas off a slingshot and hits the Royal Flush to retain the title.

Winner and STILL ROH Television Champion: Kenny King by pinfall (The Royal Flush)

Afterwards, Impact Global Champion Austin Aries comes out with all of his title belts. Aries puts over King’s title retention, then says while he has collected titles in ROH before, there is one he hasn’t collected, and that’s the ROH TV Title. Aries says King has something he wants. The belt collector is never done collecting belts.

We see how we got to the 6-Man Tag Title Las Vegas Street Fight.

Las Vegas Street Fight for the ROH 6-Man Tag Team Championships: The Hung Bucks (The Young Bucks and Hangman Page) (c’s) vs. SoCal Uncensored (The Addiction and Scorpio Sky)

Champions hit triple tope suicidas to wipe out the challengers as the bell sounds. Bucks wipe out Daniels with an assisted dropkick outside. Buckle Bomb/Enziguri combo by the champs on Kazarian back in. Bucks with a double dropkick to Sky while he is seated on a chair. Dropsault combo by Page on Daniels and Sky. Nick Jackson drills Sky with a trash can, right into Page powerbombing Sky on the rampway! Nick wipes out Daniels with a Fosbury Flop! Page has the belt studded with nails, but Sky nails him with a kendo stick. Page comes back but hitting Daniels with the kendo stick, then a shot to Kazarian. Page then with the Apron Shooting Star Press to Daniels while Matt held him up. Bucks set up a table as we see that Kazarian has been cut open badly. Matt heads up top as Kazarian is on the table, but Daniels pushes Matt off and sends him through the table! SoCal Uncensored now begins to take control. They triple-team Nick, then Kazarian with a Slingshot Rana to Page outside, followed by a chairshot to Nick’s back. Sky with a Bicycle Knee, then Kazarian legdrops the kendo stick into Nick’s groin. Daniels mocks the Bucks with the crotch chops and does the Too Sweet. Sky accidentally hits Daniels with the kendo stick, but Kazarian drills Nick with a trash can. Kazarian with a Slingshot Cutter to Matt, then he and Sky lock in stereo Dragon Sleepers to the Bucks. Page breaks it up with trash can lid shots to SoCal Uncensored. Page and Kazarian exchange lid shots back and forth until Page nails Kazarian with the nail-studded belt across the back. Daniels stops the Rite of Passage, then Kazarian DDT’s Page onto the nail-studded belt. Sky drills Nick with a chairshot to the head. Matt fights back, but is clutching his previously-injured back, allowing Daniels to hit a backbreaker onto an open chair. Daniels and Sky grab pieces of the barricade and set it up as a platform outside. Nick stops a double team and The Bucks lock Daniels and Sky in stereo Cease and Desist Sharpshooters. Kazarian breaks it up, but Page drills him with a Lariat. Daniels with an Urnangi, then hits the BME. Page blocks the Angels’ Wings and backdrops Daniels over the ropes and through the barricade platform! Nick with a PK to Kazarian on the apron, then grabs a ladder as Kazarian is on a table outside. Nick climbs the ladder, but Sky stops him and hits a Cutter on the apron. Matt with a Slingshot DDT to Sky on the apron. Matt with a superkick to put Kazarian back on the table. Matt climbs the ladder and goes to the very top, then elbow drops Kazarian through the table! Nick places a trash can on Sky and heads up top, smashing it with a 450, but Shane Taylor pulls out the ref! Taylor grabs Nick and powerbombs him on the apron! Taylor with a knee strike to Page, but Matt with a superkick to Taylor. Matt goes for a Tombstone, but he can’t due to his injured back. Page drills Taylor with the kendo stick, then he and Nick hit Taylor with the Rite of Passage. SoCal Uncensoreed take back over as Page is zip-tied around the ringpost by Daniels. Bucks superkick Kazarian and Daniels, but Sky counters it. Bucks go for the Meltzer Driver, but Matt can’t do it. Daniels pulls down Nick as Sky hits Matt in the back with the kendo stick. Sky with a Cutter, then he and Kazarian with a Boston Crab/Kendo Stick Assisted Camel Clutch to Matt and he has to tap! WOW!

Winners and NEW ROH 6-Man Tag Team Champions: SoCal Uncensored by submission

O’Ryan and Marselgia of the Kingdom attack Bullet Club after until Bully Ray runs out to make the save.

We see highlights from the pre-show Women of Honor matches.

We see how we got to the Grudge Match between Cody Rhodes and Matt Taven.

Grudge Match: “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes vs. Matt Taven

Taven stalls early. Taven quickly gets out of CrossRhodes and rolls outside to regroup. Taven has words with Bury the Bear outside, allowing Cody to hit a tope suicida. Back in, Cody with a dropkick for 2. Cody locks in the American Deathlock, but Taven quickly gets to the ropes. Taven comes back with a hot-shot, then begins to take control. Taven taunts Cody by calling him “Stardust.” Cody comes back with a DDT for 2. They exchange strikes until Taven has word with Brandi outside. Cody follows him out, but Taven gets back in and wipes Cody out with the Air Taven dive. Taven with a backbreaker/butterfly backbreaker combo for 2. Taven avoids a snap slam and hits a backstabber for 2. Cody comes back with the Drop-Down Uppercut. Taven responds by avoiding the Beautiful Disaster and locking Cody in a Boston Crab. Cody gets out, but Taven with a knee strike. Cody then counters a springboard by getting the knees up. Another exchange of strikes until Cody hits the snap slam for 2. Cody hits the Alabama Slam for another 2. Bury has Brandi grab a chair from under the ring as Cody hits a missile dropkick. Bury throws in the chair. Ref is distracted, allowing Taven to hit Cody with his cane, followed by hitting Cody’s own CrossRhodes for a close 2. Cody blocks the Climax, but Taven counters the Beautiful Disaster with a springboard kick of his own. Taven misses the Frog Splash, then Cody this time hits Beautiful Disaster. Taven comes back with the Climax, but Cody kicks out! Taven can’t believe it! Cody blocks a Super Climax, but accidentally wipes out the ref with a crossbody off the top! The Kingdom run in and go after Cody, hitting a low kick from Taven while they assist. Bully Ray comes out to get rid of the Kingdom as Cody reveals he was wearing a steel cup! Taven is shocked by this, allowing Cody to hit CrossRhodes for the win.

Winner: “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes by pinfall (CrossRhodes)

Cody gets his Ring of Honor back from Taven after.

We see how we got to the ROH Tag Team Title Match.

ROH Tag Team Championships: The Motor City Machine Guns (c’s) vs. The Briscoes

They brawl at ringside early. Mark with a spinning suplex to Sabin for 2. Briscoes take control in the early going. Machine Guns fight back and begin hitting their double-teams on the Briscoes for a series of nearfalls. Briscoes then regain control as they brawl outside. Machine Guns with more double teams to the Briscoes outside as we see that Mark is busted open. Machine Guns now have control as hey work over Mark. Jay Briscoe runs in and mounts a comeback. Machine Guns come back as Sabin wipes out the Briscoes with a crossbody outside. Sabin hits the Cradle Shock on Mark, but Jay breaks up the pin. Machine Guns hit the Dream Sequence on Jay, the Bullet Point to Mark in the corner. Guns go for Made in Detroit on Mark, but Mark fights it. Shelley caught in the Tree of Woe and Sabin accidentally hits his own partner with a dropkick. Jay with a rolling elbow to Sabin. Jay with the Hangman’s Neckbreaker, then Mark with the Froggy Bow on Sabin for a close 2. Briscoes go for the Doomsday Device, but Shelley stops it and Sabin rolls up Jay for a close 2. Jay then hits Sabin with the Jay Driller, but Sabin kicks out! Jay can’t believe it! Mark knocks Shelley off the apron, the the Briscoes this time hit the Doomsday Device on Sabin to win the titles.

Winners and NEW ROH Tag Team Champions: The Briscoes by pinfall (Doomsday Device)

We see how we got to the main event ROH World Title Match.

Main Event for the ROH Championship: “The Peacock” Dalton Castle (c) w/The Boys vs. “The Franchise of ROH” Jay Lethal

Feeling-out process early. Lethal quickly gets out of a Bang-a-Rang attempt and rolls outside to regroup. Back in, Castle does his pose to mess with Lethal. Lethal goes on the attack, but Castle with a takedown. Lethal then hits his hiptoss/dropkick combo. Castle blocks a suplex, but Lethal with a dropkick for 2. Castle with a suplex, then hits the swinging apron rana outside. Lethal knocks down Castle, who appears to have hurt his leg. Castle avoids a Triangle Dropkick, but Lethal knocks him off the apron with an Enziguri. Lethal hits two tope suicidas, but Castle stops a third and Deadlift Germans Lethal outside. They brawl around ringside, then as Lethal goes for another tope suicida, Castle moves and Lethal wipes out ring announcer Bobby Cruise! Back in, Castle gains a nearfall. Lethal avoids the Bang-a-Rang and hits the Lethal Combination for 2. Castle then counters a Torture Rack, but Lethal with chops. Castle fights back, avoids an enziguri and hits a Deadlift German for 2. They exchange strikes until Lethal hits a Cutter. Castle counters the Lethal Injection and then hits a clothesline. Lethal then counters the Bang-a-Rang right into locking in the Figure Four. Castle gets to the ropes. Castle blocks another Figure Four attempt then Lethal hits the Lethal Injection, but Castle kicks out! Lethal can’t believe it! They fight on the apron, then Castle blocks a Cutter, but Lethal with a baseball slide. Lethal drops Castle onto the apron, then goes again for the Cuter, but Castle with a Release German off the apron and to the outside! Both men crawl back in and get to their feet. They exchange slaps and strikes until Castle with a high knee. Lethal with a superkick, an enziguri and another superkick. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but Castle avoids it. Lethal tries for a Sunset Flip, but Castle rolls through and finally hits the Bang-a-Rang to retain the title.

Winner and STILL ROH World Champion: Dalton Castle by pinfall (Bang-a-Rang)

Lethal and Castle shake hands after, then Marty Scurll comes down to stare down Castle as the show closes.

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