ROH 16th Anniversary Show
March 9, 2018
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Sunrise Manor, Nevada
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Flip Gordon vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Takahashi applies a wrist lock. Gordon reverses the hold. Takahashi is mocking Gordon’s athletic ability. Takahashi kicks Gordon in the gut. Takahashi follows that with a knife edge chop. Gordon responds with a Forearm Smash. Takahashi drops Gordon with a Shoulder Tackle. Gordon immediately gets back on his feet. Gordon with a Shoulder Tackle to Takahashi. Gordon handstands over Takahashi. Gordon delivers a HeadScissors TakeOver. Gordon levels Takahashi with a knife edge chop of his own. Following a snap mare takeover, Gordon connects with a PK. Gordon follows that with a Standing MoonSault. Takahashi is trying to regain his composure. Gordon lands a Suicide Dive.
Takahashi ducks a clothesline from Gordon. Gordon chases Takahashi around the ringside area. Takahashi dropkicks Gordon off the ring apron. Takahashi with a Flying ShotGun Dropkick. Takahashi decks Gordon with a clubbing haymaker. Takahashi rolls Gordon back into the ring. Takahashi is yelling at the referee. Takahashi stomps on Gordon’s chest. Takahashi with a Running Basement Dropkick for a two count. Takahashi kicks Gordon in the shoulder. Takahashi attacks Gordon with Daryl. The referee is reading Takahashi the riot act. Takahashi applies a Leg Scissors Hold. Gordon places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation.
Takahashi slaps Gordon in the chest. Gordon responds with a back elbow smash. Gordon clotheslines Takahashi. Gordon with a SpringBoard Tornado Uppercut. Takahashi fights out of the Fireman’s Carry Position. Gordon hits The Samoan Pop. Gordon follows that with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Gordon and Takahashi are exchanging blows on the top turnbuckle. Gordon goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Takahashi blocks it. Gordon decks Takahashi with The Kinder Surprise. Gordon with a Roll Through SuperKick to Takahashi. Gordon connects with a Twisting Falcon Arrow for a two count.
Gordon drags Takahashi to the corner. Gordon goes for a 450 Splash, but Takahashi ducks out of the way. Takahashi hits a Running Canadian Destroyer. Gordon responds with a SuperKick. Following a long forearm exchange, Gordon runs into a back elbow smash from Takahashi. Gordon creates distance with his third SuperKick of the match. Gordon lands a Star Spangled Stunner for a two count. Gordon goes for a 450 Splash, but Takahashi gets his knees up in the air. Takahashi with the inside cradle for a two count. Takahashi sends Gordon crashing into the turnbuckles with a Running Death Valley Driver. Gordon staggers Takahashi with a Wrap Around Enzuigiri. Gordon goes for another Star Spangled Stunner, but Takahashi counters with a German Suplex for a two count. Takahashi SuperKicks Gordon. Takahashi follows that with an Inside Out Lariat. Takahashi plants Gordon with The Time Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi via Pinfall
Second Match: Punishment Martinez vs. Marty Scrull For A Future ROH World Championship Match
Scrull attacks Martinez before the bell rings. Scrull delivers a SuperKick from the ring apron. Scrull goes for a GhostBuster, but Martinez counters with a Falcon Arrow. Martinez lands a SlingShot Plancha. Martinez rolls Scrull back into the ring. Scrull dropkicks the left knee of Martinez. Scrull is hyperextending the leg of Martinez. Martinez clotheslines Scrull. Martinez follows that with a Psycho Driver. Martinez connects with The Curb Stomp for a two count. Martinez goes for a ChokeSlam, but Scrull blocks it. Martinez drops Scrull with a Big Boot. Martinez PowerSlams Scrull. Martinez dishes out Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Martinez connects with a SpringBoard Senton for a two count.
Martinez talks smack to the referee. Martinez decks Scrull with clubbing haymakers. Scrull slaps Martinez in the chest. Following the FakeOut, Scrull thrust kicks the left knee of Martinez. Scrull with a Running Forearm Smash in the corner. Martinez responds with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Scrull hits the Tornado DDT. Scrull is busted open. Scrull uppercuts Martinez. Scrull slaps Martinez in the face. Martinez responds with a boot to the midsection. Martinez goes for an Elevated PowerBomb, but Scrull lands back on his feet. Scrull fires off another thrust kick. Scrull clotheslines Martinez. Martinez regains momentum with a Ear Clap.
Scrull connects with a BrainBuster for a two count. Scrull goes for The Chicken Wing, but Martinez follows that with a Full Nelson Slam. Scrull trips Martinez in mid-air. Martinez shoves Scrull out of the ring. Scrull brings out a bag from under the ring. Scrull takes a swing at the referee. The security team is trying to calm down Scrull. Martinez takes everybody with a SomerSault Plancha. Martinez rolls Scrull back into the ring. Scrull goes for a Bicycle Kick, but Martinez blocks it. Scrull decks Martinez with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Martinez responds with a Curb Stomp.
Martinez is setting up a table on the floor. Martinez rocks Scrull with a straight right hand. Martinez lays Scrull flat on the table. Martinez goes for Journey Into The Darkness, but Scrull ducks out of the way. Scrull connects with a PileDriver for a two count. Scrull is wrenching the fingers of Martinez. Scrull rolls Martinez over for a two count. Scrull repeatedly stomps on the back of Martinez head. Martinez lands a Ripcord Kick. Scrull dodges Discus Enzugiri from Martinez. Scrull low blows Martinez behind the referee’s back. Scrull with the school boy rollup to pickup the victory.
Winner: Marty Scrull via Pinfall
Third Match: Kenny King (c) vs. Silas Young For The ROH World Television Championship
Young is talking smack to the Las Vegas Crowd. Young adheres to the code of honor. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. King applies a waist lock. Young transitions into a wrist lock. King reverses the hold. Following a snap mare takeover, Young drops King with a leg sweep for a one count. Young with a Cradle Cover for a one count. Young dropkicks King. King tells Young to bring it. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Young applies a side headlock. Young drops King with a shoulder tackle. King leapfrogs over Young. King drop toe holds Young into the canvas. King locks in the Last Chancery. Young rolls himself out of the ring. King chases Young around the ringside area. Young misses on a SpringBoard Lariat.
King delivers multiple jabs. King with a Hip Toss to Young. King bodyslams Young. King follows that with a dropkick for a two count. King fires off a knife edge chop in the corner. Young responds with a Knee Lift. Young applies a hammer lock. Young transitions into a ground and pound attack. Young levels King with a Big Boot. Young rolls King back into the ring. Young with the cover for a two count. Young with a SlingShot Stomp to the back of King. Young and King are trading back and forth shots. King with a Forearm Smash to Young. Young trips King in mid-air. Young with the lateral press for a two count. King goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Young blocks it. Young tosses King out of the ring.
Young has King in another pinning predicament for a two count. Young with clubbing forearms across the back of King. King Suplex’s Young over the top rope. Young and King avoids the referee’s twenty count. We have a striking fest in the center of the ring. King decks Young with a Spinning Enzuigiri. King with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. King says that it’s selfie time. Young attacks King from behind. King connects with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. King takes a selfie. King lands another Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. King misses on the Spinning Heel Kick. Young kicks King in the gut. King responds with a SpineBuster for a two count.
Young clotheslines King on the apron. King avoids a Big Boot from Young. Young with a High Knee Strike to King. Young follows that with a Rope Assisted Swinging Neck Breaker for a two count. Young kicks King in the face. Young goes for Misery, but King lands back on his feet. Young rakes the eyes of King. Young connects with a Pee Gee Waja Plunge for a two count. Young and King are exchanging knife edge chops. Young inadvertently takes out the referee. Young with Misery for a two count. Young is pissed at the referee. King rolls Young over for a two count. King goes for The Royal Flush, but Young rolls him over for a one count. Young continues to argue with the referee. Young rams his shoulders into the midsection of King. King catches Young in mid-air. King plants Young with The Royal Flush to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Television Champion, Kenny King via Pinfall
Fourth Match: The Hung Bucks (c) vs. SoCal Uncensored in a 6-Man Las Vegas Street Fight For The ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship
The Hung Bucks starts things off with Trifecta Topes. Matt is throwing multiple haymakers at Daniels. Nick delivers a PopUp Dropkick. Kazarian goes for an Inside Out Lariat, but Page lands back on his feet. Page Buckle Bombs Kazarian into Stereo Enzuigiri’s from The Bucks. Nick lands a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Stereo Dropkicks from The Bucks who has Sky sitting on a steel chair. Page kicks Daniels in the gut. Page with a Fallaway Slam on the chair. Page hits a Dropkick/Standing MoonSault Combination. Nick Jackson knocks Daniels off the ring apron. Nick throws a garbage can at Sky. Page proceeds to PowerBomb Sky on the ramp.
Matt with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Daniels. Nick follows that with a Fosbury Flop. Sky hits Page in the back with a kendo sick. The Bucks responds with Stereo Dropkicks. Nick with a GutBuster to Daniels. Matt levels Daniels with a Running Neck Breaker. Nick dropkicks Sky off the ring apron. Page continues the sequence with a Running Shooting Star Press. The Bucks brings out a table from under the ring. Kazarian is busted open. Page lays Kazarian flat on the table. Daniels sends Matt Jackson crashing through a table.
SoCal Uncensored is triple teaming Nick Jackson. Sky with a Standing Double Foot Stomp to the back of Nick. Daniels drops Nick with a STO. Kazarian with a SpringBoard Leg Drop. Kazarian takes out Page with a SlingShot Hurricanrana. Kazarian delivers a stiff chair shot. Nick with a Spinning Heel to Sky. Sky responds with a Bicycle Kick. Kazarian puts a kendo stick in between Nicks legs. Kazarian with a Guillotine Leg Drop to the kendo stick. Daniels is teeing off on Nick. Nick lowers the top rope which sends Sky crashing to the outside. Kazarian throws a garbage can at Nick. PopUp Rana from Sky. Kazarian with a SlingShot Cutter to Matt. SoCal Uncensored locks in Stereo Dragon Sleepers.
Page uses a trash can lid to break the submission. Following a long trash can exchange, Page hits Kazarian with a Spike Belt. Page goes for The Rite of Passage, but Daniels counters with a Big Boot. Kazarian connects with a Spike PileDriver. Nick is trying to negate the tandem offense from SoCal Uncensored. Nick with a Running Knee to Daniels. Sky throws a chair at Nick. Nick throws Sky out of the ring. Nick goes for a SuperKick, but Daniels counters with a Back Breaker on the steel chair. SoCal Uncensored sets up a guard rail contraption on the outside. They go for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Nick gets in the way. The Bucks locks in The Double Cease.
Kazarian hits Matt in the back with a Kendo Stick. Nick responds with a SuperKick. Sky decks Nick with a Spinning Leg Lariat. Page takes down Sky with a Buckshot Lariat. Daniels with a Uranage Slam to Page. Daniels lands The BME. Daniels goes for Angels Wings, but Page blocks it. Page sends Daniels crashing through the guard rail contraption with a Back Body Drop. Nick with The PK to Kazarian. Nick has Kazarian perched on a table. Nick starts scaling a ladder. Sky attacks Nick from behind. Sky drops Nick with a Running Cutter on the apron. Matt responds with a SlingShot DDT. Nick SuperKicks Kazarian. Matt with an Avalanche Elbow Drop through the table.
Nick rolls Sky back into the ring. Nick with a Garbage Can 450 Splash for a two count. Shane Taylor drags the referee out of the ring. Taylor blocks a SuperKick from Nick. Taylor PowerBombs Nick on the apron. Page goes for a Big Boot, but Taylor counters with a High Knee Strike. Matt ducks a clothesline from Taylor. Matt dishes out a series of SuperKicks. Matt goes for a Bodyslam, but Taylor lands back on his feet. Page hits Taylor with a Kendo Stick. The Hung Bucks lays out Taylor with a Spike Rite of Passage. Daniels sends Page crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post. Kazarian repeatedly stomps on Nick’s chest. Page is handcuffed on the ring post. The Bucks are dishing out Stereo SuperKicks. The Bucks goes for The Meltzer Driver, but Matt’s back gives out. Sky whips Matt with The Kendo Stick. Sky with a Leaping Cutter to Matt. SoCal Uncensored with a Kendo Stick Crab which forces Matt to tap out.
Winner: New ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions, SoCal Uncensored via Submission
Fifth Match: Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes vs. Matt Taven
Taven quickly heads out of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Following a long standing switch exchange, Rhodes backs Taven into the ropes. Rhodes avoids a Leg Lariat from Taven. Rhodes goes for The Cross Rhodes, but Taven blocks it. Taven is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Taven is annoyed with The All In Bear. Rhodes lands a Suicide Dive. Rhodes slaps Taven in the chest. Rhodes bounces Taven’s head on the ring apron. Taven attacks Rhodes from behind. Rhodes drops Taven with a Draping FlatLiner for a two count. Rhodes follows that with a Hip Toss. Rhodes gets Taven trapped in The American Death Lock. Taven crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Taven mocks Rhodes. Taven with a GunStun to Rhodes. Taven transitions into a ground and pound attack. Taven wants Stardust to bring it. Rhodes decks Taven with a DDT for a two count. Rhodes and Taven are trading back and forth forearms. Taven is lighting up Rhodes chest. Taven wants a kiss from Brandi Rhodes. Taven fires off a Suicide Dive. Taven whips Rhodes shoulder first to the steel ring post. Taven with a Back Breaker to Rhodes. Taven follows that with a Double Underhook Back Breaker for a two count. Taven drives his knee to the ribs of Rhodes. Taven applies a rear chin lock. Rhodes dives over Taven. Taven locks in a Bow and Arrow Stretch.
Taven goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rhodes lands back on his feet. Rhodes punches Taven in the jaw. Rhodes goes for a Beautiful Disaster Kick, but Taven counters with a Boston Crab. Taven connects with a Shining Wizard. Taven goes for a SpringBoard MoonSault, but Rhodes gets his knees up in the air. We have a striking fest in the center of the ring. Rhodes with a Float Over PowerSlam for a two count. Rhodes hits The Alabama Slam for a two count. Brandi brings out a steel chair from under the ring. Rhodes lands a Missile Dropkick. Referee snatches the chair from Rhodes. Taven hits Rhodes with a Cane. Taven with Cross Rhodes for a two count. Taven goes for a Climax, but Rhodes counters with a HeadButt. Taven dropkicks Rhodes in mid-air.
Taven goes for a Frog Splash, but Rhodes ducks out of the way. Rhodes finally hits The Beautiful Disaster Kick. Taven responds with Climax for a two count. Rhodes inadvertently takes out the referee with a Flying Crossbody Block. Taven decks Rhodes with a Running Knee. The Kingdom storms into the ring. Taven delivers a low blow. Bully Ray is chasing The Kingdom around the ringside area. Rhodes brings out a steel cup. Rhodes plants Taven with The Cross Rhodes to pickup the victory. After the match, Brandi kisses the ring of honor. The Bear shoves Rhodes. It was Kenny Omega all along. Omega drops Rhodes with The V-Trigger. Brandi starts slapping Omega. Then out of nowhere, Brandi plants Omega with a kiss.
Winner: Cody Rhodes via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. The Briscoes For The ROH World Tag Team Championship
A pier six brawl breaks out before the bell rings. Jay whips Shelley back first to the steel guard rail. Mark HeadButts Sabin. The Briscoes are double teaming Sabin in the corner. Mark with a Spinning Vertical Suplex for a two count. Mark backs Sabin into the turnbuckles. Mark tags in Jay. Jay repeatedly stomps on Sabin’s chest. Jay is choking Sabin with his boot. Mark delivers a knife edge chop. Stereo Shoulder Blocks from The Briscoes. Sabin knocks Mark off the ring apron. Sabin kicks Jay in the jaw. Sabin follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mark tags himself in. Shelley punches Mark. Sabin tags in Shelley.
Shelley side steps Jay into the turnbuckles. Shelley is trying to negate the tandem offense from The Briscoes. Shelley drops The Briscoes with a DDT/FlatLiner Combination. Sabin dropkicks Jay off the ring apron. Sabin follows that with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Sabin lowers the top rope which sends Mark crashing to the outside. Sabin decks Mark with The PK. Sabin takes out The Briscoes with a Suicide Dive. Sabin rolls Mark back into the ring. MCMG with a FlatLiner/Missile Dropkick Combination for a two count. Shelley kicks Mark in the gut. Jay tackles Shelley. Mark lands a Flying Blockbuster.
Jay HeadButts Sabin. Jay goes for a TombStone, but Sabin lands back on his feet. Sabin whips Jay face first across the steel ring post. Sabin tells Mark to bring. Shelley drives Mark into the ring post. MCMG with a Draping Double Foot Stomp/Swinging Neck Breaker Combination. Mark is busted open. Shelley rolls Mark back into the ring. Shelley rakes the eyes of Mark. Mark decks Shelley with a Back Elbow Smash. Mark sends Sabin crashing crotch first on the top turnbuckle. Mark with a Desperation Boot to Shelley. Sabin gets Mark tied in the tree of woe. MCMG with The Bullet Point for a two count.
Shelley bounces Mark’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Jay with a Corner Clothesline to Shelley. Jay knocks Sabin off the ring apron. Shelley with a Forearm Smash to Jay. Jay responds with a Dropkick. Jay levels Shelley with a HeadButt. Jay uppercuts Shelley. Jay tags in Mark. Mark inadvertently takes out his brother with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Sabin lands a Double SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Sabin with a Missile Dropkick to Mark. Sabin follows that with a Suicide Dive to Jay. Sabin goes for a Jay Driller, but Mark blocks it. Sabin with Step Up Enzuigiri to Mark. MCMG hits a SuperKick/Lariat Combination.
Shelley with a Standing Slice Bread to Mark. Sabin drops Mark with The Shining Wizard. Sabin connects with The Cradle Shock for a two count. Jay delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Shelley. Shelley responds with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Shelley dropkicks the left knee of Jay. Shelley locks in The Inverted STF. Sabin continues the sequence with a Basement Dropkick. Big Boot/Enzuigiri Combination from MCMG. MCMG goes for Made In Detroit, but Mark blocks it. Mark gets Shelley tied in the tree of woe. Sabin thrust kicks the midsection of Mark.
Mark dodges a Hesitation Dropkick. Jay rocks Sabin with a Discus Forearm Smash. Jay goes for a Jay Driller, but Sabin counters with a Spinning Heel Kick. Jay responds with a Back Body Drop. Jay takes down Sabin with a Neck Breaker. Mark lands Froggy Bow. Jay with the lateral press for a two count. The Briscoes goes for The Doomsday Device, but Sabin rolls Jay over for a two count. Jay with a Stinger Splash to Shelley. Jay throws Shelley out of the ring. Jay connects with The Jay Driller for a two count. The Briscoes plants Sabin with The Doomsday Device to pickup the victory.
Winner: New ROH World Tag Team Champions, The Briscoes via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Dalton Castle (c) vs. Jay Lethal For The ROH World Championship
Quick feeling out process after the bell rings. Lethal goes for a double leg takedown, but Castle counters with an Ankle Lock. Lethal quickly heads to the bottom rope. Lethal applies a waist lock. Castle reverses the hold. Following a snap mare takeover, Lethal applies a rear chin lock. Castle responds with a side headlock. Castle drops Lethal with a shoulder tackle. Lethal leapfrogs over Castle. Castle goes for Bang-A-Rang, but Lethal lands back on his feet. Lethal is trying to regain his composure on the outside. The boys are fanning down Castle. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock Exchange. Castle is trying to play mind games with Lethal.
Lethal kicks Castle in the hamstring. Lethal delivers multiple uppercuts. Castle with a waist lock takedown to Lethal. Castle decks Lethal with a Forearm Smash. Lethal responds with a Hip Toss. Lethal follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Lethal is lighting up Castle chest. Castle blocks a Vertical Suplex from Lethal. Lethal decks Castle with a Leaping Leg Lariat for a one count. Caste kicks Lethal in the gut. Castle hits the Exploder Suplex. Castle fires off a knife edge chop. Lethal and Castle are exchanging blows in the center of the ring. Lethal drags Castle out of the ring. Castle with a Swinging Hurricanrana on the floor.
Castle is favoring his left knee on the outside. Castle distance with multiple bodyshots. Castle with a Corner Clothesline to Lethal. Castle lays Lethal sternum first on the top turnbuckle. Lethal goes for a SpringBoard Dropkick, but Castle ducks out of the way. Lethal blocks The Avalanche German Suplex. Lethal knocks Castle off the ring apron with a Jumping Enzuigiri. Lethal lands Two Suicide Dives. Castle responds with a DeadLift German Suplex on the floor. Lethal is wearing down Castle with clubbing haymakers. Castle bounces Lethal head on the apron. Lethal goes for a BodySlam, but Castle blocks it. Castle drives Lethal back first to the steel ring post.
Lethal dodges a back fist from Castle. Lethal drops Castle with a European Uppercut. Lethal slaps Castle in the chest. Lethal rams Castle head on the ring bell. Bobby Cruise catches one of the boys in mid-air. Lethal inadvertently takes out Cruise with a Suicide Dive. Castle rolls Lethal back into the ring. Lethal kicks Castle in the chest. Lethal goes for a Flying DDT, but Castle counters with an Exploder Suplex for a two count. Castle applies a modified straight jacket hold. Castle with a waist lock go-behind to Lethal. Lethal creates distance with a big knife edge chop. Castle goes for Bang-A-Rang, but Lethal counters with The Lethal Combination for a two count.
Lethal decks Castle with a European Uppercut. Lethal negates the Back Body Drop from Castle. Lethal connects with The Lethal Rack. Lethal with a Torture Rack Senton for a two count. Lethal and Castle are trading back and forth shots. Castle dodges a Step Up Enzuigiri from Letha. Castle with a Bridging Deadlift German Suplex for a two count. Castle starts teeing off on Lethal. Lethal fires back with a chop/forearm combination. Castle kicks Lethal in the gut. Lethal responds with a Cutter. Lethal goes for Lethal Injection, but Castle counters with a Back Forearm Smash. Castle takes down Lethal with an Inside Out Lariat. Lethal floats over into the Figure Four Leg Lock. Castle crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Lethal is attacking the hamstring of Castle. Following the fourth striking exchange of the match, Castle delivers an inside cradle for a two count. Lethal connects with The Lethal Injection for a two count. Lethal kicks Castle in the face. Lethal takes out the legs of Castle. Castle blocks The Avalanche Cutter. Lethal with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Castle responds with a German Suplex off the ring apron. Castle is dishing out multiple jabs. Castle staggers Lethal with a Jumping Knee Strike. Lethal responds with a Big Boot. Lethal SuperKicks Castle. Lethal goes for Lethal Injection, but Castle blocks it. Castle plants Lethal with The Bang-A-Rang to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Champion, Dalton Castle via Pinfall
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