ROH Best In The World 2017
June 23, 2017
Lowell War Memorial Auditorium
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The Kingdom w/TK O’Ryan vs. Ultimo Guerrero & El Terrible
Vinny and El Terrible starts things off. Vinny with a standing switch, but El Terrible transitions into a hammer lock. El Terrible goes for a front face lock, but Vinny counters with a wrist lock. Test of strength between both men. Vinny applies a side headlock. More chain grappling between both men. El Terrible bites the fingers of Vinny. El Terrible clotheslines Vinny. Vinny responds with a boot in the corner. Vinny goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep, but El Terrible counters with a massive back elbow strike. El Terrible repeatedly slaps Vinny chest in the corner. Vinny tags in Taven. Taven cartwheels over El Terrible. Taven with a leg lariat to El Terrible. El Terrible tags in Guerrero. Guerrero and Taven trades back and forth knife edge chops. Guerrero with a Basement Dropkick that sends Taven crashing to the outside. El Terrible sends Vinny crashing into the ringside barricade.
Guerrero leapfrogs over El Terrible and lands a flying splash to Taven. Guerrero goes after O’Ryan, but Vinny attacks Guerrero from behind. O’Ryan hits Guerrero with the crutch behind the referee’s back. Vinny rolls Guerrero back into the ring. Guerrero drops Vinny with a shoulder tackle. Vinny ducks a clothesline from Guerrero. Guerrero irish whips Vinny to the corner. Guerrero connects with the Handstand X-Factor. Guerrero goes for the HandStand again, but Taven drops him with a SuperKick. Kingdom plants El Terrible with a Double StunGun. Guerrero drops Kingdom with a Double Clothesline.
El Terrible lands a suicide dive. Guerrero follows that with a Flying Elbow Drop off the top turnbuckle. Vinny launches El Terrible into the turnbuckles. Taven drops Guerrero and El Terrible with a Flying Crossbody on the outside. Kingdom with a Double Headlock Driver for a two count. Guerrero lands a Release SuperPlex off the top turnbuckle. Vinny connects with the Redrum for a two count. Vinny with a Bicycle Kick that knocks El Terrible out of the ring. Kingdom goes for Rockstar Supernova, but El Terrible drags Taven out of the ring. Guerrero from behind school boys Vinny to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ultimo Guerrero & El Terrible via Pinfall
Second Match: Hangman Page vs. Frankie Kazarian in a Strap Match
Page and Kazarian engages in rockers punches. Kazarian ducks a big boot from Page. Page dodges a strap shot from Kazarian. Page rakes the eyes of Kazarian. Kazarian flips Page into a cover for a two count. Page rams his shoulder across the midsection of Kazarian. Kazarian whips Page’s back with the leather strap. Page rolls out of the ring. Kazarian connects with a Inside Out Hurricanrana. Kazarian rolls Page back into the ring. Kazarian lands another shot to the back with the leather strap. Page drags Kazarian out of the ring. Page whips Kazarian head and shoulders to the ringside barricades. Page is exposing the ringside mats. Kazarian lands a big right hand. Kazarian repeatedly whips Page’s back with the strap. Kazarian suplex’s Page on the steel ring steps on the ramp. Kazarian is tying up Page’s wrist with the strap. Page drops Kazarian with a massive lariat. Page transitions into a ground and pound attack. Page snatches Kazarian strap and is choking him. Page repeatedly whips Kazarian back with the leather strap. Page irish whips Kazarian to the corner. Kazarian goes for a shoulder block, but Page hits him in the back again with the strap.
Page lands a forearm smash. Page ducks a clothesline from Kazarian. Page dodges the majority of strikes from Kazarian. Page clotheslines Kazarian. Page ties Kazarian hands together on the second rope. Page is absolutely destroying Kazarian in the corner with the Strap. Page brings out a leather strap that has nails and thumbtacks on it. Kazarian escapes out of the corner and hits Page in the face with the strap. Kazarian plants Page with a SlingShot Cutter for a two count. Kazarian goes for the Rite of Passage, but Page gets back on his feet. Kazarian connects with the Lung Blower. Kazarian follows that with Tomikaze for a two count. Kazarian grabs the strap with the nails and thumbtacks on it. Page plants Kazarian with the Rite Of Passage for a two count. Page repeatedly hits Kazarian in the back with the nail strap and Kazarian’s back is bleeding. Page spits at Kazarian. Kazarian slaps Page in the face. Kazarian hits Page in the back with the nail strap. Kazarian hip tosses Page off the ring apron. Kazarian is choking Page with leather strap which forces Page to tap out.
Winner: Frankie Kazarian via Submission
Third Match: Search and Destroy (Motor City Machine Guns, Jay White and Jonathan Gresham) vs. The Rebellion (Caprice Coleman, Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Shane Taylor). The Loser Of This Match Must Disband
Full donnie brook ensues before the bell rings. Taylor whips Sabin into the barricade. Gresham stomps on Coleman head. Gresham with a right hand to the jaw of Coleman. Jay White with a running chop to the chest of Coleman. Sabin gets Coleman tied in the tree of woe. Search and Destroy connects with Stereo Dropkicks. Sabin follows that with the Grand Finale. Shelley knocks Coleman back to the canvas. Coleman with a Guillotine Leg Drop to Gresham. Coleman tags in Titus. Titus knocks Shelley off the ring apron. Gresham tries to fight off The Rebellion in the corner. Coleman drops Gresham with a 619. White drops Titus with the SuperMan Punch. King with a Flying Crossbody to White. Taylor drops the Motor City Machine Guns with a double clothesline. King plants Gresham with a Spine Buster for a two count. The Rebellion are double teaming White. Taylor with a Diving Splash to White. King lands a snap suplex. King transitions into a ground and pound attack. King tags in Titus. Titus kicks Gresham in the gut. Titus lands a beautiful dropkick to the jaw of Gresham for a two count.
Shelley is tagged in and lands a series of forearm strikes. Titus drops Gresham with a big boot. Titus tags in Coleman. Coleman with the cover for a two count. Coleman launches Gresham back first into the turnbuckles. Coleman with a double axe handle to the back of Gresham neck. Cole plants Gresham with the Holy Spirit. Coleman drags Gresham to the corner and tags in Titus. Titus knocks Sabin off the ring apron. Titus accidentally drops Coleman with a forearm smash. Gresham with a DDT to Titus. Gresham tags in White. White lands a flurry of knife edge chops. White leapfrogs over King. White shoves Coleman into Titus. White bodyslams Coleman. White follows that with a Flap Jack to Titus. White with a Exploder Suplex to King. White and Taylor are trading back and forth shots. White with a series of running european uppercuts to all members of The Rebellion. White goes for another Exploder Suplex, but Taylor blocks it. Motor City Machine Guns drops Taylor with Stereo Dropkicks.
They follow that with the Dream Sequence. Shelley SuperKicks King into a German Suplex from White. MCMG tosses Coleman and Titus out of the ring. King with a Basement Dropkick that knocks White off the top turnbuckle. Coleman connects with the Stinger Splash to White. White is staggering in the corner. King drops White with the Chin Checker. Titus follows that with a Big Dog Splash for a two count. The Rebellion tosses MCMG out of the ring. Titus drags White to the corner. Taylor with a Flying Splash off the second turnbuckle. Titus goes for the cover, but again White kicks out at two. Sabin with a Big Boot to Coleman. Coleman responds with a Super Hurricanrana. Coleman ducks a right hand from Gresham. Gresham with a Springboard Moonsault to Coleman and follows that with a Suicide Dive onto Taylor on the outside. MCMG drops The Rebellion with Stereo Springboard Flying Crossbody Blocks. White with a German Suplex to Taylor. Sabin with a boot to the jaw of Titus. Search and Destroy connects with a Shooting Star Press/Neck Breaker combination for a two count. Gresham gets Titus in the Octopus Lock which forces Titus to tap out.
Winner: Search and Destroy via Submission
Fourth Match: Silas Young w/Beer City Bruiser vs. Jay Lethal
Lethal hits the Beer City Bruiser in the back with the steel chair before the bell rings. Lethal and Young engages in rockers punches. Lethal connects with a running clothesline. Young kicks Lethal in the gut. Lethal transitions into a Corner Mount. Lethal lands a knife edge chop. Young tosses Lethal out of the ring. Lethal and Young trades back and forth knife edge chops on the outside. Young uppercuts Lethal. Young whips Lethal back into the ringside barricade. Lethal immediately returns the favor. Lethal goes into a ground and pound attack. Young drives his knee to the midsection of Lethal. Lethal responds by launching Young again into the ringside barricades. Lethal Suplex’s Young off the barricade. Lethal goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Young ducks out of the way. Lethal misses on the Springboard Missile Dropkick. Young connects with a SlingShot Senton. Young is choking Lethal. Young drives his knee again to the midsection of Lethal. Young applies an Abdominal Stretch. Young with a roll through into a one count. Lethal responds with a Thrust Kick to the chest. Lethal uppercuts Young. Young responds with a Tilt-A-Whirl Gut Buster for a two count. Young slaps Lethal around the ring. Lethal fires up with a forearm/chop combination. Young gets Lethal back into the Abdominal Stretch. Lethal escapes with a Suplex. Lethal follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count.
Lethal stomps on Young back. Lethal connects with the back breaker for a two count. Lethal follows that with another back breaker, but again Young kicks out at two. Lethal repeatedly drives his knee to the back of Young. Lethal goes for his third consecutive cover, but Young kicks out at the count of two. Lethal goes for a Suplex, but Young blocks it. Young starts targeting the rib cage of Lethal. Lethal responds with a Enziguri. Lethal connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lethal stomps on Young chest. Lethal goes back into the ground and pound attack. Lethal ascends to the top turnbuckle. Young lures him in. Young with a Clothesline that knocks Lethal off the ring apron. Young with a Thrust Kick to the chest of Lethal. Lethal responds with a SuperKick. Lethal follows that with two back to back Suicide Dives. Lethal goes for his third consecutive Suicide Dive, but Young drives a steel chair into the face of Lethal in mid-air. Lethal and Young trades back and forth forearm smashes in the middle of the ring.
Lethal goes for Lethal Injection, but Young blocks it. Young goes for Misery, but Lethal gets back on his feet. Lethal SuperKicks Young. Lethal connects with Hail To The King for a two count. Young responds with a inside cradle for a two count. Young plants Lethal with a back breaker and follows that with a massive lariat for another two count. Young gets Lethal trapped in the Figure Four Leg Lock, but Lethal reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Young is talking smack to the referee. Young slaps Lethal in the face. Young connects with the Rolling Senton, but Lethal counters with the Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Young lands a belly to back suplex. Young follows that with a running knee strike. Young connects with the Pee Gee Waja Plunge for a two count. Young brings a keg into the ring. Young places Lethal head on the Keg. Young shoves the referee into the canvas. Young with a cover behind the referee’s back for a two count. Lethal responds with a Jack Knife cover to pickup the victory. After the match, Young clotheslines Lethal. Beer City Bruiser comes into the ring and attacks Lethal with the keg. Young plants Lethal with Misery onto The Keg. Beer City Bruiser ascends to the top turnbuckle and connects with a Frog Splash through the table.
Winner: Jay Lethal via Pinfall
Fifth Match: The Briscoe’s & Bully Ray (c) vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys for the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Castle is engaging in a long stare down before the bell rings. Castle and Jay Briscoe will start things off. Jay immediately goes after the Boys around the ringside area. Mark is trying to get his brother focused. Mark applies a front face lock. Castle responds with a single leg takedown. Castle goes for a gut wrench suplex, but Mark gets back on his feet. Mark with a single leg pick to Castle. Mark applies a side headlock. Mark is playing mind games with Castle. The Boys protects Castle in the corner. Castle clotheslines Mark over the top rope. Castle struts in the middle of the ring. Castle wants Bully Ray to get into the ring. Mark indeed tags in Bully. Bully drives Castle into the corner. Castle lands a light knife edge chops. Castle goes for more knife edge chops, but the expression on Bully’s face never changes. Bully lands a series of leg jabs. Bully goes for a Elbow Strike, but Castle ducks out of the way. Castle tries to play mind games with Bully. Bully starts dancing in the middle of the ring and proceeds to mock Castle. The Boys are fanning Castle in the corner. Bully slaps the chest of Castle. Castle tags in one of the Boys. Bully hip tosses both boys into the ring. Bully is lighting up The Boys chest in the corner. Bully tags in Jay.
One of the boys low blows Jay Briscoe. Boy #1 is stomping the back of Jay’s back. Boy #1 tags in Boy #2. Boy #2 is landing a flurry of axe handles to the back of Jay. #Boy 2 tags in Castle. Jay goes for a Big Boot, but Castle counters with a Calf Suplex. Castle follows that with a gut wrench suplex for a two count. Castle applies a waist lock. Jay gets back to a vertical base. Jay goes after The Boys in the corner. Castle lands a flying knee in the corner. Castle floats over into a front face lock. Castle is cutting the ring in half. Jay uppercuts Castle. Jay and Castle begins to trade back and forth shots. Castle connects with the Standing Dropkick. Castle goes for a SuperPlex, but Jay counters with the Gore Buster. The Boys and Mark are tagged in. Mark viciously lights up the chest of The Boys. Mark follows that with a Exploder Suplex. Mark plants one of the Boys with a Death Valley Driver. Mark goes for the Cut Throat Throw, but Castle gets in the way. Bully tosses one of The Boys out of the ring. Bully plants Boy #1 with the Gorilla Press Slam. Bully and Mark connects with the What’s Up Spot. Bully tells Mark to get the tables. Jay drops both of The Boys with the Suicide Dive. Jay is absolutely destroying the Boys on the outside. The Boys runs to the backstage. Bully tries to calm Jay down. Back in the ring, Castle school boys Mark to pickup the victory.
Winner: New ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions, Dalton Castle and The Boys via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Kushida (c) vs. Marty Scrull for the ROH World Television Championship
Scrull objects to the code of honor. Scrull with a go-behind to Kushida. Scrull with a snap mare into a front face lock. Kushida grapples around Scrull. Scrull with a roll through into a wrist lock takedown. Kushida responds with a head scissors takeover. Scrull kicks Kushida in the gut. Kushida leapfrogs over Scrull. Kushida connects with a hip toss. Scrull blocks a Basement Dropkick from Kushida. Kushida and Scrull runs the ropes. Kushida connects with the Falcon Arrow. Kushida goes for the Cross ArmBreaker, but Scrull reaches the bottom rope. Scrull goes for the ChickenWing Submission hold, but Kushida immediately escapes. Scrull sends Kushida to the outside. Kushida blocks a SuperKick attempt from Scrull. Kushida with a Rolling Heel Kick to Scrull. Kushida goes for Back To The Future, but Scrull counters with the inside cradle for a two count. Scrull plants Kushida with the Ushigoroshi for a two count. Scrull stomps on the fingers of Kushida. Scrull lands a knife edge chop in the corner. Kushida responds with a knife edge chop of his own. Scrull rakes the back of Kushida. Scrull continues to apply pressure to the shoulder of Kushida.
Kushida gets back to a vertical base. Scrull lands another knife edge chop. Kushida connects with a STO that sends Scrull face first into the middle turnbuckle. Kushida ascends to the top turnbuckle. Scrull grabs Kushida by his nose. Kushida connects with a Double Heel Kick in the corner. Kushida and Scrull battles for position on the top turnbuckle. Kushida locks in the Kimura Lock. Kushida with a Kimura Lock SuperPlex. Kushida goes for a Brain Buster, but Scrull starts manipulating the joints of Kushida fingers. Scrull uppercuts Kushida. Scrull connects with a Bicycle Kick. Scrull plants Kushida with the PileDriver for a two count. Scrull with a stomp to the back of Kushida’s shoulder. Scrull takes out the knee of Kushida with a thrust kick.
Kushida goes for a Handspring Back Elbow, but Scrull counters with a backslide for a two count. Kushida plants Scrull with a Pop Up DDT. Scrull rolls Kushida into a Chicken Wing, but Kushida counters with the Kimura Lock. Scrull gets back to a vertical base. Kushida lands a Pele Kick. Kushida and Scrull trades back and forth forearm smashes. Kushida repeatedly stomps on Scrull chest. Scrull gets Kushida trapped in the Chicken Wing, but Kushida finds a way to escape. Scrull is hyper extending the shoulder of Kushida. Scrull lands a Standing Enziguri. Scrull goes for a SuperPlex, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida starts working on the joints of Scrull’s fingers. Kushida plants Scrull with the Back To The Future off the top turnbuckle. Kushida follows that up with another Back To The Future to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Television Champion, Kushida via Pinfall
Seventh Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. War Machine vs. Best Friends in a 3-Way Tornado Tag Team Match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship
War Machine brawls with The Best Friends before the bell rings. Beretta with a Tornado DDT to Matt Jackson. Chuckie T bodyslams Nick. Beretta rams his boot across the face of Nick. War Machine with a Double Body Avalanche to the Best Friends. Hanson connects with a Double X-Factor in the corner. Nick Jackson with a Pop Up Dropkick to Chuckie T. The Bucks clears the ring. The Bucks goes for the Suicide Dive, but War Machine catches them in mid-air. The Bucks shoves War Machine into each other. Beretta drops War Machine with a SomerSault Plancha. Matt Jackson connects with a Basement Dropkick. Nick Jackson lands a Flying Pascada onto Beretta and War Machine on the outside. Rowe plants Chuckie T with a Uranage Slam. Hanson cartwheels in the middle of the ring. Hanson connects with a massive lariat. Beretta drops Hanson with a Running Knee. Matt Jackson SuperKicks Beretta. Beretta with a Enziguri to Nick. Beretta plants Matt with a Cutter. The Best Friends goes for a Double ChokeSlam, but War Machine gets in the way.
Rowe with a Tilt-a-Whirl Back Breaker to Matt. Rowe follows that with a Massive Powerbomb in the corner. Hanson with a Flying Splash off the top turnbuckle for a two count as Nick Jackson breaks up the pin attempt with a Springboard Senton Splash. Nick lands a spinning thrust kick. Nick with a Bulldog/Clothesline Combination to War Machine. Nick plants Hanson with the Springboard X-Factor. Nick SuperKicks Chuckie T on the outside. Matt drops The Best Friends with a Moonsault off the top turnbuckle. Chuckie T with a Somersault Plancha off the ramp onto The Bucks, Beretta and Rowe. The onslaught continues as Hanson lands a Swanton Bomb to the outside. Hanson bodyslams Chuckie T. Hanson accidentally PowerBombs Rowe. Matt SuperKicks Hanson. Beretta misses on the Moonsault. Nick and Chuckie T also misses on their Moonsault attempts. Hanson ascends to the top turnbuckle. Beretta with a Over the Head Belly to Belly SuperPlex to Hanson. The Best Friends plants Hanson with a Double ChokeSlam for a two count.
There’s a large sequences of SuperKicks from The Bucks and The Best Friends which leads to everybody falling down to the canvas. Nick sends Rowe to the ring apron. Nick with a Springboard Missile Dropkick that knocks Rowe off the ring apron. Matt Jackson DDT’s Chuckie T on the ring apron. Hanson with a leg lariat to Matt in the corner. Beretta goes for a PileDriver on the ring apron, but War Machine counters with the Doomsday Device. Rowe rolls Beretta back into the ring. Hanson with a Suicide Dive to The Young Bucks. Rowe goes for the cover after landing a Pop Up PowerSlam, but Beretta kicks out at two. War Machine connects with Fall Out, but Chuckie T breaks up the pin attempt. The Bucks tosses War Machine out of the ring. The Bucks with Stereo SuperKicks to Chuckie T. Nick follows that with a Springboard Moonsault onto War Machine on the outside. The Bucks misses on the Meltzer Driver. Chuckie T plants Matt Jackson with a Pile Driver for a two count. Rowe lands a running knee strike. Chuckie T responds with a leaping knee strike. Beretta from behind rolls Rowe up for a two count. The Bucks SuperKicks WarMachine. The Bucks plants Chuckie T with the Indy Taker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks via Pinfall
Eight Match: Christopher Daniels (c) vs. Cody Rhodes for the ROH World Championship
Rhodes and Daniels goes into the collar and elbow tie up. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Rhodes drops Daniels with a shoulder tackle. Rhodes slaps Daniels in the face. Test of strength and Rhodes kicks Daniels in the gut. Rhodes goes back to the side headlock. Rhodes lands another shoulder block. Daniels leapfrogs over Rhodes. Daniels rams his boot across the back of Rhodes neck. Daniels connects with a leg drop. Rhodes rolls out of the ring. Daniels applies a side headlock. Daniels connects with a hip toss for a one count. Daniels bodyslams Rhodes. Daniels grabs Rhodes by his nose. Daniels goes for Angels Wing, but Rhodes rolls out of the ring. Rhodes heads into the crowd in the War Memorial Auditorium. Rhodes backs Daniels into the turnbuckles. Daniels lands a Big Boot. Daniels with a Jumping Neck Breaker for a two count. Rhodes again heads to the outside and is obviously showing frustration. Daniels with a Basement Dropkick. Daniels sends Rhodes to the ringside barricades. Rhodes returns the favor as well. Rhodes bounces Daniels head on the ring apron. Daniels goes for a SlingShot Moonsault to the outside, but Rhodes ducks out of the way. Rhodes plants Daniels with a FlatLiner for a two count. Daniels lands a flurry of forearms that sends Rhodes to the corner. Rhodes connects with a Top Rope Arm-Drag. Rhodes lands a hip tosses. Rhodes applies a short leg scissors hold. Daniels rolls him over for a two count. Rhodes connects with a lariat. Rhodes is talking smack to Cary Silkin.
Rhodes connects with a Springboard Basement Dropkick for a two count. Rhodes drives his knee to the back of Daniels. Rhodes floats over into a front face lock. Daniels ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Rhodes shoves Daniels into the referee in the corner. Rhodes connects with the low blow. Rhodes rolls Daniels back into the ring. Daniels with a inside cradle, but the referee is unable to make the count. Rhodes drops Daniels with a big right hand. Marty Scrull rolls a steel chair into the ring. Daniels stomps the hand of Rhodes. Daniels pays tribute to Eddie Guerrero with the steel chair. Daniels from behind rolls Rhodes up for a two count. Rhodes plants Daniels with a Cutter on the steel chair. Rhodes argues with the referee. Frankie Kazarian starts brawling with Marty Scrull. Rhodes sets up a table in the ringside area. Rhodes goes for a Package PileDriver, but Daniels counters with a Flat Liner on the ring apron.
Daniels with a leaping forearm in the corner. Daniels fires up with a series of clotheslines. Daniels lands the STO. Daniels plants Rhodes with the Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Daniels goes for Angels Wings, but again Rhodes blocks it. Rhodes drops Daniels with the Rain Maker. Rhodes connects with the Beautiful Disaster Kick. Rhodes with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to Daniels. Daniels with a Belly to Back Suplex off the ring apron that sends both men crashing through the table. Daniels gets back into the ring at the count of nineteen. Daniels and Rhodes trades back and forth shots. Rhodes bodyslams Daniels. Rhodes goes for the elbow drop, but Daniels ducks out of the way. Daniels gets Rhodes trapped in the Koji Clutch, but Rhodes reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Rhodes spits water into the eyes of Daniels. Rhodes plants Daniels with the Cross Rhodes for a two count. Daniels responds with the Uranage Slam. Daniels goes for the BME, but Rhodes ducks out of the way. Daniels tries to land the Angels Wings, but Rhodes counters with a Hurricanrana. Daniels dodges the Beautiful Disaster Kick. Daniels with a O’Connor Roll for a two count. Rhodes connects with the Cross Rhodes to pickup the victory.
Winner: New ROH World Champion, Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
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