Ring of Honor wrestling celebrated their 17th year anniversary last night in Las Vegas. The night included a sold-out audience, six-matches and some of the best ROH talent: Jay Lethal, Jeff Cobb, Bandido, Rush and more.
Here were some of our favorite moments of the night:
5. Jeff Cobb retained his Television Championship against Shane Taylor. This was the match that really got the crowd excited during the first half of the show. People were impressed by both guys, including the strength of Jeff Cobb who was able to pick up Shane during multiple moments in this match.
4. The charisma and star-studded presence of ‘The Villain’ Marty Scurll. Marty was in the opening match against Kenny King. But the real highlight was Marty’s in-ring skill and persona that carried the match, making for a fun opener.
3. The one hour bout! Jay Lethal defended his ROH World Title against Matt Taven. These men had the crowd torn, one half cheering for Lethal and the other for Taven. This match lasted a full 60 minutes, and there were quite a few moments in this match where the crowd thought the belt would be changing hands. This made for good match, and a very exciting last few minutes.
2. ROH has crowned new TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Ring of Honor’s newest signees, Brody King and PCO of Villian Enterprises have become new tag team champions, defeating the Briscoes in a very bloody LAS VEGAS STREET FIGHT. This was a good match to end the night on, it was intense, crazy and like I mentioned earlier…. BLOODY.
- And I may be biased but for me the top moment/highlight of the night was the match between ROH’s newest Lucha stars, Rush vs. Bandido. There was not one person in the match not paying attention, bored or even blinking. These two put on a very entertaining match, that had everyone losing their minds over the incredible athleticism of both men.
The show started off decent, but grew into a memorable show during the second portion. Jay Lethal and Matt Taven really pulled the crowd in and got them engaged in a one-hour match, Bandido and Rush gave the crowd exactly what they wanted to see, and PCO/Brody King and the Briscoes, gave us something different for the night, a blood bath.
There have also been a lot of match announcements for the conjoint Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling show in Madison Square Garden.
Newly announced matches for the G1 SUPERCARD are:
Jay White (c) vs. New Japan Cup 2019 Winner (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal vs. Marty Scurll
Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Dragon Lee vs. Bandido (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship)
Ring of Honor will continue to tape TV tapings in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 16.