ROH Best In The World 2018
June 29, 2018
UMBC Event Center
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, and Vinny Marseglia) (c) vs. EVIL, Sanada, and Bushi For The ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
O’Ryan and EVIL will start things off. Taven attacks EVIL from behind. Kingdom starts double teaming EVIL. EVIL side steps O’Ryan into the turnbuckles. EVIL drops Taven with a shoulder tackle. O’Ryan kicks EVIL in the gut. EVIL ducks a clothesline from O’Ryan. EVIL runs through O’Ryan with another shoulder tackle. O’Ryan decks EVIL with a throat thrust. O’Ryan tags in Taven. EVIL with a Swinging Side Walk Slam. EVIL tags in Sanada. Sanada kicks Taven in the gut. Sanada with a Back Elbow Strike to Taven. Sanada follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Sanada and Taven are in a middle of standing switch exchange.
Taven goes for a Back Body Drop, but Sanada lands back on his feet. Bushi and Vinny are tagged in. Vinny kicks Bushi in the gut. Bushi reveres out of the irish whip. Vinny kicks Bushi in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Vinny is trying to rip off Bushi’s mask. The Kingdom clears the ring. Taven mocks Tetsuya Naito. Sanada responds with a Sliding Dropkick. Sanada hip tosses O’Ryan on top of Taven. Bushi tags in EVIL. Sanada with a Back Elbow Strike to O’Ryan. EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. EVIL kicks O’Ryan in the chest. Kingdom responds with a Double Flapjack. O’Ryan clears the ring. Vinny transitions into a ground and pound attack. Vinny brings EVIL to the corner. Vinny tags in EVIL. O’Ryan starts lighting up EVIL’s chest. The Kingdom starts cutting the ring in half.
Vinny applies a side headlock. O’Ryan makes a blind tag. O’Ryan connects with a SpineBuster. Vinny follows that with a Diving HeadButt. O’Ryan with the cover for a two count. O’Ryan uppercuts EVIL. O’Ryan with shots to the midsection of EVIL. O’Ryan goes for a Western Lariat, but EVIL blocks it. EVIL thrust kicks the left hamstring of O’Ryan. Sanada and Taven are tagged in. Sanada ducks a clothesline from Taven. Sanada knocks Vinny off the ring apron. Sanada dropkicks Taven. Sanada negates the tandem offense from The Kingdom. Sanada with a single leg takedown to Taven. Sanada applies Stereo Paradise Locks.
Sanada delivers a Double Basement Dropkick. Sanada hooks the leg for a two count. Sanada ascends to the top turnbuckle. Sanada is distracted by 99 red balloons. The Kingdom goes for Rockstar SuperNova, but Sanada counters with a Hurricanrana. LIJ goes for The Magic Killer, but Taven counters with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Vinny blasts Sanada with a Jumping Knee Strike. O’Ryan Spears EVIL. Following a snap mare takeover, Taven hits The PK for a two count. Sanada blocks The Climax. Sanada kicks the injured leg of Taven. Sanada tags in Bushi. Bushi fires off a Missile Dropkick. O’Ryan kicks Bushi in the gut. Bushi side steps O’Ryan into the turnbuckles. Bushi kicks Taven in the jaw. Bushi connects with a Double Hurricanrana.
LIJ are triple teaming Taven. Bushi with a Lung Blower for a two count. Vinny with a Running Forearm Smash to Bushi. Vinny follows that with a Modified Side Effect. O’Ryan with a Flying Foot Stomp. Taven decks Bushi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. The Kingdom with their German Suplex/SpringBoard Clothesline Combination for a two count. EVIL clotheslines Vinny. O’Ryan responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. O’Ryan goes for a BodySlam, but Sanada counters with Skull End. Taven breaks the hold with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. The referee is distracted by Bushi. Bushi spits mist into Vinny’s eyes. The Kingdom plants Bushi with Rockstar Supernova to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions, The Kingdom via Pinfall
Second Match: Flip Gordon vs. Bully Ray
Bully tries to attack Gordon before the bell rings. Gordon dives over Bully. Gordin unloads Two SuperKicks. Gordon talks smack to Bully. Gordon Spears Bully. Gordon transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bully is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Gordon with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Gordon follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Gordon delivers another SuperKick on the outside. Gordon hits a Phenomenal Forearm. Gordon is trying to wear down Bully with multiple forearm shivers.
Gordon kicks Bully in the gut. Gordon whips Bully face first across the steel ring post. Gordon with a ground and pound attack on the steel barricade. Gordon rolls Bully back into the ring. Gordon connects with a Samoan Pop. Gordon follows that with Two MoonSaults for a two count. Bully rocks Gordon with a big Body Avalanche. Bully slaps Gordon in the chest. Bully drags Gordon to the corner. Bully goes for a Vader Bomb, but Gordon ducks out of the way. Gordon goes for The Star Spangled Stunner, but Bully counters with a low blow which cause the disqualification.
Winner: Flip Gordon via Disqualification
Bully Ray Promo:
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 30, 2018
Third Match: Sumie Sakai, Jenny Rose, Mayu Iwatani, and Tenille Dashwood vs. Kelly Klein, Hazuki, Kagestu, and Hana Kimura in a 8-Woman Tag Team Match
Sakai and Kagestu will start things off. Kagestu kicks Sakai in the gut. Kagestu rakes the eyes of Sakai. Kagestu unloads multiple bodyshots. Kagestu with a Spinning Heel Kick to Sakai. Sakai fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Sakai goes for Smash Mouth, but Kagestu blocks it. Sakai and Kagestu are trading open hand slaps. Kagestu tags in Kimura. Kimura wants Dashwood to get in the ring. Sakai tags in Dashwood. Kimura drops Dashwood with a Forearm Smash. Kimura mocks Dashwood. Dashwood responds with a double leg takedown. Dashwood transitions into a ground and pound attack. Dashwood with a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Dashwood tags in Rose.
Dashwood whips Kimura to the corner. Rose with a Stinger Splash. Rose follows that with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Rose ducks a clothesline from Kimura. Kimura dropkicks Rose. Kimura tags in Klein. Klein stomps on Rose’s back. Rose rolls Klein over for a one count. Klein clotheslines Rose for a two count. Rose fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rose gets Klein tied in multiple pinning predicaments. Iwatani and Hazuki are tagged in. Hazuki with forearm shivers to Iwatani. Iwatani hits The SlingBlade. Iwatani tags in Sakai. Iwatani and Sakai with a Double Clotheslines. Kagestu trips Sakai from the outside.
Oedo Tai and Klein clears the ring. Hazuki and Kagestu with a Stereo Back Senton Splash to Sakai. Hazuki tags in Klein. The referee is trying to calm down Rose and Dashwood. Odeo Tai are triple teaming Sakai. Klein with a clubbing blow to the back of Sakai. Klein applies a Cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Klein kicks Sakai in the back for a two count. Klein with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Klein goes for a Northern Lights Suplex, but Sakai counters with a DDT. Sakai tags in Dashwood. Dashwood clears the ring. Dashwood sends Klein to the ring apron. Dashwood with a Draping NeckBreaker. Kagestu attacks Dashwood from behind. Dashwood drop toe holds Kimura into Kagestu. Dashwood connects with The Taste Of Tenille. Dashwood slams Klein’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dashwood locks in The Tarantula. Dashwood with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Klein tags in Kimura.
Dashwood avoid a Double Boot from Odeo Tai. Dashwood tags in Iwatani. Iwatani with a Double Missile Dropkick. Rose Spears Hazuki. Dashwood with a ButterFly Suplex to Kimura. Iwatani follows that with a Frog Splash for a two count. Full donnie brook breaks out in the ringside area. Hazuki with a Bicycle Kick to Iwatani. Iwatani applies a Guillotine Choke. Kimura with a Delayed Vertical Brain Buster for a two count. Kagestu inadvertently hits Kimura with the Odeo Tai sign. Sakai with a Belly to Back Suplex to Kagestu. Rose clotheslines Hazuki. Sakai wipes out the field with a Flying Crossbody Block. Iwatani SuperKicks Kimura. Iwatani plants Kimura with a Bridging Dragon Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: Sumie Sakai, Jenny Rose, Mayu Iwatani and Tenille Dashwood via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Austin Aries vs. Kenny King
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. King backs Aries into the ropes. Aries pats King on the chest. King returns the favor. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock Exchange. Aries kicks King in the gut. Aries applies a side headlock. Aries with a fake leapfrog. Aries chops the back of King’s neck. Aries goes back to the side headlock. King and Aries engages in a shoving contest. Aries slaps King in the chest. Aries launches King over the top rope. Aries sets up for a Suicide Dive. Aries fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Aries goes for a Brain Buster, but King lands back on his feet. King rakes the back of Aries. King ducks a clothesline from Aries. King with a Back Breaker. King follows that with an Inside Out Lariat.
King with a clubbing blow to the back of Aries. King stomps on Aries chest. King repeatedly sweeps the legs of Aries. Following a snap mare takeover, King applies a Modified Abdominal Stretch. Aries tosses King out of the ring. King delivers more leg sweeps on the outside. King rolls Aries back into the ring. King with the cover for a two count. King applies a Sleeper Hold. Aries is trying to create separation. Aries sends King tumbling to the floor. Aries lands a Flying Clothesline. Aries whips King back first into the steel barricade. Aries with a SlingShot Senton for a two count.
Aries kicks King in the ribs. Aries with a Flying Back Elbow Strike for a two count. Aries continues to kick King in the back. King fires back with multiple knife edge chops. Aries with a Running Elbow Drop on the apron for a two count. Aries applies a standing chin lock. King kicks Aries in the gut. King unloads clubbing forearm smashes. King blocks The SlingShot Suplex. King with a SpringBoard BlockBuster for a two count. King with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike to Aries. King connects with a T-Bone Suplex. Aries rakes the eyes of King. Aries claps the ears of King. Aries with a Release Suplex. Aries locks in The Last Chancery. King crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
King goes for The Royal Flush, but Aries blocks it. Aries with a Draping NeckBreaker to King. Aries goes for a Suicide Dive, but King counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. King breaks the referee’s ten count. King tells Aries to get up. Aries spits at King. King responds with vicious strikes. Aries reminds King of their friendship. Aries with the inside cradle for a two count. King connects with The Royal Flush for a two count. King takes down Aries with a SlingShot Corkscrew Splash. King grabs the Impact World Championship. Aries with a Brain Buster on the floor. King catches Aries off guard with a inside cradle of his own for a two count. Aries drops King with a Discus Forearm Smash. Aries plants King with another Brain Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: Austin Aries via Pinfall
Austin Aries Promo:
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 30, 2018
Kenny King Promo:
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 30, 2018
Fifth Match: Jay Lethal vs. Kushida
Kushida refuses to shake hands with Lethal. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lethal applies a wrist lock. Kushida floats over into a front face lock. Kushida with a side headlock takeover to Lethal. Lethal responds with the headscissors escape. This leads us to standoff in the center of the ring. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Kushida applies a side headlock. Kushida goes for a shoulder tackle, but King stands still. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Lethal responds with a side headlock. Lethal drops Kushida with shoulder tackle. Kushida leapfrogs over Lethal. Lethal delivers a High Hip Toss. Kushida counters the Cartwheel Dropkick. Kushida lands Three SomerSaults Planchas.
Kushida with Three Double Axe Handle Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Kushida applies a rear chin lock. Kushida with a Standing MoonSault for a one count. Lethal goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Kushida avoids a back fist from Lethal. Kushida goes for The Lethal Injection, but Lethal counters with a Buzzsaw Kick. Lethal repeatedly stomps on the left leg of Kushida. Lethal wraps Kushida’s leg around the middle rope. Kushida slaps Lethal in the chest. Lethal unloads Two Knee Breakers. Lethal is picking Kushida apart. Lethal drives Kushida’s knee into the turnbuckles for a two count. Lethal applies a Texas CloverLeaf. Kushida crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Lethal continues to wrench the left leg of Kushida. Lethal uppercuts Kushida. Kushida blocks The Figure Four Leg Lock. Lethal with a SpringBoard Dropkick to Kushida. Lethal lands Two Suicide Dives. Lethal goes for a third Suicide Dive, but Kushida counters with an arm-bar on the floor. Kushida repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Lethal. Kushida goes for a Tornado DDT, but Lethal counters with a Back Breaker. Kushida rolls Lethal over for a two count. Lethal delivers The Lethal Combination for a two count. Lethal dives over Kushida. Lethal blasts Kushida with a knife edge chop. Lethal gets Kushida trapped in the Torture Rack. Lethal goes for The Hail To The King, but Kushida counters with a cross arm breaker.
Lethal transitions into the Figure Four Leg Lock. Lethal and Kushida are trading back and forth shots. Kushida slaps Lethal in the face. Kushida adheres to the code of honor. Lethal with a Bicycle Kick to Kushida. Kushida responds with a Pele Kick. Lethal decks Kushida with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Lethal goes for Lethal Injection, but Kushida counters with The HoverBoard Lock. Kushida goes for Back To The Future, but Lethal counters with a Desperation Cutter. Kushida with Forearm Shivers to Lethal. Lethal kicks the injured leg of Kushida. Lethal plants Kushida with The Lethal Injection to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jay Lethal via Pinfall
Jay Lethal Promo:
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) June 30, 2018
Sixth Match: Punishment Martinez (c) vs. Adam Page in a Baltimore Street Fight For The ROH World Television Championship
Page attacks Martinez before the bell rings. Page with a Ripcord Forearm Smash to Martinez. Page clotheslines Martinez over the top rope. Page and Martinez are trading shots on the outside. Page lands a Suicide Dive. Page repeatedly whips Martinez into the steel barricades. Page throws a chair at Martinez. Page wedges a chair in the corner. Martinez drives his elbow into the midsection of Page. Page kicks Martinez in the gut. Page sends Martinez crashing into the wedged chair. Page brings out a table. Page with a Big Boot to Martinez. Page goes for a Running Shooting Star Press, but Martinez ducks out of the way.
Martinez with separate PowerBombs on the apron and steel barricade. Martinez hits Page with a steel chair. Martinez sets up a chair contraption on the floor. Page with Forearm Shivers to Martinez. Page and Martinez continues to brawl around the ringside area. Page avoids a Running Boot from Martinez. Page with a SuperPlex off the steel barricade. Page rolls Martinez back into the ring. Page with Running Forearms across the back of Martinez head. Martinez explodes out of the corner with an Inside Out Lariat. Page responds with The Cradle PileDriver for a two count.
Page goes for Rite Of Passage, but Martinez blocks it. Martinez with The Silencer on the apron. Martinez with a clubbing blow to the back of Page. Martinez drops Page with a Leg Lariat. Martinez ties Page’s hands together. Page with clubbing axe handle strikes to Martinez. Martinez with The Silencer on the chair for a two count. Martinez brings a table into the ring. Page ducks a clothesline from Martinez. Page breaks the zip tie. Page launches Martinez over the top rope. Page Spears Martinez through a table. Page delivers a MoonSault to the outside. Martinez Bicycle Kicks Page into a collection of chairs. Martinez brings thumbtacks into the ring. Martinez goes for a PowerBomb, but Page with a Back Body Drop. Martinez blocks The Rite Of Passage. Martinez ChokeSlams Page through a table to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Television Champion, Punishment Martinez via Pinfall
Seventh Match: The Briscoes (c) vs. The Young Bucks For The ROH World Tag Team Championship
Nick Jackson and Mark Briscoe will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mark backs Nick into the turnbuckles. Nick ducks a clothesline from Mark. Nick unloads multiple strikes in the corner. Mark dives over Nick. Nick slaps Mark in the chest. Nick delivers a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Mark blocks a dropkick from Nick. Mark gets in Nick’s grill. Nick knocks Jay off the ring apron. Nick is throwing haymakers at Mark. Nick ducks a clothesline from Jay. Nick blasts Jay with a Leg Lariat. Nick rams his shoulders into the midsection of Mark. Nick slips over Mark’s back. Jay drops Nick with a Back Elbow Strike. Matt dropkicks Mark. Jay with multiple haymakers to Matt. The Brisoces avoids Stereo SuperKicks. This leads us to a major standoff in the center of the ring.
Following a long forearm exchange, The Bucks SuperKicks The Briscoes. We have ourself a slugfest in Baltimore. Nick with a Pop Up Dropkick to Mark. Nick tags in Matt. Stereo Dropkicks from The Bucks. Jay clotheslines Matt. The Briscoes hits their Razor Edge/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Mark is mauling Matt in the corner. Mark repeatedly stomps on Matt’s chest. Mark tags in Jay. Jay with a Helluva Kick. Jay unloads two uppercuts. Jay lands a Stinger Splash. Jay follows that with a Running Boot for a two count. The Briscoes are cutting the ring in half.
Mark is putting the boots to Matt in the corner. Matt with shots to the midsection of Mark. Jay is choking Matt behind the referee’s back. Matt is having a hard time creating separation. Mark with a knife edge chop to Matt. Mark tags in Jay. Matt slides himself out of the ring. Matt SuperKicks Jay on the floor. Mark applies a front face lock. Matt is throwing haymakers at Mark. Jay drags Matt out of the ring. Mark inadvertently takes out Jay with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Matt with a SomerSault Cutter off the ring apron. Matt tags in Nick. Nick lands a Twisting Corkscrew Splash. Nick brings his lighting quick offense to The Briscoes.
Nick connects with a Bulldog/Clothesline Combination. The Bucks takes down The Briscoes with Stereo Suicide Dives. Nick with a Jumping Knee Strike to Jay. Nick places Jay on the top turnbuckle. Nick goes for a SuperPlex, but Mark counters with a Sleeper Hold. Jay knocks Matt off the ring apron. Jay clotheslines Nick. Mark takes out Matt with a BlockBuster off the ring apron. Jay hits a Snap Neck Breaker. Mark lands The Froggy Bow. Jay with the lateral press for a two count. Mark goes for an Avalanche Razor’s Edge, but Nick counters with a Top Rope Frankensteiner. Nick tags in Matt.
Matt fires up with multiple clotheslines and haymakers. Jay attacks Matt from behind. Jay HeadButts Matt. Matt responds with a Double Clothesline. Jay connects with a Death Valley Driver. Jay talks smack to The Bucks. It’s Time For A SuperKick Party. The Briscoes creates distance with Stereo Inside Out Lariats. Jay hits The Jay Driller for a two count. Jay plays to the crowd. The Briscoes goes for The Doomsday Device, but Nick counters with a SpringBoard Cutter. Matt with a Victory Roll for a two count.
Jay is trying to negate the tandem offense from The Bucks. Nick knocks down Mark with a MoonSault off the ring apron. The Bucks delivers a Doomsday Device of their own for a two count. Nick with a 450 Splash to Jay. Matt follows that with a MoonSault. Mark breaks the pin attempt with a Froggy Bow to Paul Turner. The Bucks responds with Stereo SuperKicks. The Bucks connects with The Meltzer Driver for a two count. Mark throws a chair at Nick. Jay kicks Matt in the gut. Jay with a Jay Driller on the chair for a two count. The Briscoes plants Matt with an Avalanche Redneck Boogie to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Tag Team Champions, The Briscoes via Pinfall
Eight Match: Dalton Castle (c) w/The Boys vs. Cody Rhodes w/Brandi Rhodes & Burnard The Business Bear vs. Marty Scrull in a Triple Threat Match For The ROH World Championship
Rhodes tells Burnard to leave the ringside area before the bell rings. Scrull drops Rhodes with straight right hand. Scrull kicks Castle in the gut. Scrull tosses Castle out of the ring. Rhodes responds with a drop down uppercut. Rhodes with a Beautiful Disaster Kick to Castle. Rhodes starts arguing with Scrull. Castle sends Rhodes crashing into the steel barricade. Castle with a Jumping Knee Strike to Rhodes. Castle follows that with a Swinging Hurricanrana on the floor. Castle rolls Scrull back into the ring. Castle with a waist lock takedown for a two count. Castle applies a sleeper hold.
Castle delivers a Hip Toss. Rhodes with a SpringBoard Dropkick to Scrull. Castle with a Chop/Haymaker Combination to Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Castle in the chest. Rhodes hits a StarLiner. Rhodes flexes his muscles. Castle carries Rhodes out of the ring. Scrull SuperKicks Castle. Scrull follows that with a Tornado DDT on the floor. Scrull rolls Rhodes back into the ring. Rhodes is begging for mercy. Rhodes and Scrull are trading chops and forearms. Rhodes with an X-Plex to Scrull. Castle is teeing off on Rhodes.
Castle decks Rhodes with a Back Elbow Smash. Castle unloads Two Jumping Knee Strikes. Scrull kicks Rhodes in the jaw. Castle drives his knee into the midsection of Scrull. Castle slams Scrull head on the canvas. Castle drops Scrull with a Big Boot. Rhodes sweeps the legs of Castle. Castle has Rhodes draped on the top turnbuckle. Castle delivers a Running Boot. Castle with an Avalanche Judo Throw for a two count. Castle applies a Modified Cobra Clutch. Scrull responds with The Chicken Wing. Rhodes continues unique sequence with a Figure Four Leg Lock. The boys are fanning Castle on the outside.
Rhodes with a Spike DDT for a two count. Rhodes brings the world title into the ring. Scrull slaps Rhodes in the face. Scrull gets Rhodes in position for Shattered Dreams. Brandi hops on the ring apron to distract the referee. Rhodes low blows Scrull for a two count. Rhodes puts on the ring of honor. Rhodes wants Scrull to kiss the ring. Scrull obliges. Scrull snaps Rhodes fingers. Now Scrull puts on the ring of honor.
Castle connects with Bang A Rang for a two count as Nick Aldis drags the referee out of the ring. Aldis lays out the boys. Rhodes with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block to Aldis. Scrull blasts Castle with the ROH World Title Belt for a two count. Referee Todd Sinclair ejects Nick Aldis and Brandi Rhodes from the ringside area. Following a forearm exchange, Scrull stomps on Rhodes hand. Castle with an Inside Out Lariat to Scrull. Castle knocks Rhodes off the ring apron.
Scrull and Castle are trading back and forth shots. Scrull throws powder into Rhodes eyes. Rhodes connects with Cross Rhodes. Castle tosses Rhodes out of the ring. Castle with the lateral press for a two count. Castle is trying to wear down Scrull with Forearm Shivers. Castle goes for another Bang-A-Rang, but Scrull rolls him over for a two count. Scrull locks in The Chicken Wing. Scrull drops Rhodes with Cross Rhodes. Castle plants Scrull with Bang-A-Rang to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still ROH World Champion, Dalton Castle via Pinfall
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