Arena Reports SHOW RESULTS - 3/27 ROH in Redwood City, Calif.: Samoa Joe challenges Briscoe for ROH World Title, Jushin Liger challenges for TV Title, Jacobs's ROH farewell, more
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ROH "Supercard of Honor" Results
March 27, 2015
Redwood City, Calif. at The Sporthouse
Report by VIP member Ted from Sacramento, Calif.
(1) Mark Briscoe beat A.C.H. at 11:04. Loud dueling chants of "Let's Go Briscoe" and "A.C.H." to begin the match. Briscoe dominated early with chops, punches, and kicks. A.C.H. to the floor on a clothesline at 4:30. Briscoe went for a suicide dive, and A.C.H. caught him with a kick to gain the advantage, leading to a two count at 6:00. Briscoe gave A.C.H. a suplex on the floor, followed by a splash at 9:00 for a two count. Briscoe then won by reversing a small package. The crowd loved the match. (**)
(2) Michael Elgin beat Kazarian at 10:50. The crowd was mostly behind Kazarian. At 2:15 Elgin brought in the bell to use as a weapon, but the ref took it away, so Elgin used a chair instead. At 9:00 Kazarian set Elgin up for a sunset flip off the top rope, but Elgin blocked it. At 10:15 Elgin executed a fireman's carry suplex from the top rope for a two count, followed by a Powerbomb for the win. (**1/2)
Post-match, Christopher Daniels entered the ring to protect Kaz, but Elgin attacked both with a chair. Elgin gave Daniels a Powerbomb.
(3) Matt Sydal beat Tommaso Ciampa, Moose, Cedric Alexander, Caprice Coleman, and Andrew Everett at 10:00 in a six-man mayhem match. Everett and Sydal started the match with lots of energy and high-flying. The crowd chanted loudest for Moose, who battled next with Cedric Alexander. Moose hit a huge dropkick to a huge pop. At 4:00 Everett flew over the top rope, but Moose caught him and threw him into the ropes hard. A fast-paced spotfest broke out. Everyone except Moose was flying inside and outside of the ring. Sydal then won with a Shooting Star Press onto Everett. "That was awesome" chant at the end. (*** for great action, but no story, just a spotfest.)
(4) B.J. Whitmer beat Jimmy Jacobs at 15:45 in Jacobs's ROH farewell match. Jacobs was over huge. They fought on the outside and Jacobs got chairs from fans and under the ring and through them into the ring. At 1:45 both were back in the ring swinging chairs at each other. Whitmer got the upper hand and beat on Jacobs for a few minutes. Jacobs finally reversed at 4:40 and attacked Whitmer with a chair.
At 8:00 Jacobs went for a table, and there were so many streamers nearby, one of the ring crew had to help him get it from under the ring. Jacobs got Whitmer onto the table and climbed to the top rope, but Whitmer climbed up to meet him. Whitmer then climbed down and got himself in position for a splash, but the table did not break. Jacobs then set up the table outside with Whitmer on it, leaped from the top rope, and the table finally broke. Jacobs threw him in the ring, but Whitmer kicked out at two.
At 12:20 Whitmer came back with a brainbuster. Jacobs hit sliced bread from the top rope at 14:40 for a believable two count. Reset at 15:00. Whitmer hit a few devastating clotheslines, followed by a suplex into chairs in the ring for the pin. Afterward, the crowd gave a loud, "Thank you, Jimmy" chant, knowing this was his last ROH match. After the match, Whitmer's male attendant attacked Jacobs from behind and he was saved by Lacey. Jacobs and Lacey hugged mid-ring. They then left through the crowd. (****)
(5) Roderick Strong beat Christopher Daniels via submission at 12:41. The crowd was fairly evenly divided, with competing "Fallen Angel." and "Roderick Strong" chants. Back and forth action early. At 4:00 Strong caught Daniels outside and threw him hard into the ring apron and got a two count. Huge dropkick by Strong at 5:30 for another two count. Reset at 8:00. Daniels tossed Strong off the top rope at 9:00 for a two count. At 10:45 Strong gave Daniels a high knee followed by a superplex from the top rope for a two count. Strong then gave Daniels two backbreakers to set up the Boston Crab for the tap-out win. They shook hands after the match. Daniels was over big with the crowd despite the loss. (***)
(6) ROH tag champions ReDragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) beat The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven w/Maria Kanellis) at 17:45 to retain the ROH Tag Titles. ReDragon was over huge. Bennett and Taven played heels well, and the crowd was fully behind ReDragon. ReDragon dominated most of the early parts of the match. Kingdom then took control at 7:00, double-teaming O'Reilly. Bobby Fish hot tag at 11:15. Reset at 14:00. Taven and O'Reilly traded blows mid-ring. ReDragon then went to a high-flying attack. A man with a red mark tried to help The Kingdom, but Fish blocked him, and nailed a dropkick for the win to retain the belts. (***1/2)
(7) ROH TV champion Jay Lethal beat Jushin "Thunder" Liger at 15:00 to retain the ROH TV Title. Dueling chants of "Black Machismo" and "Let's Go Liger" to start the nostalgia-driven match. Slow paced methodical match at the start. Lethal took his time on the outside to collect himself. Liger came after him at 6:00, but Lethal threw him hard into the guardrail. At 11:45 Liger gave Lethal a huracanrana from the top rope for a two count. Liger then rolled out, Lethal did a suicide dive which had no effect, and Liger suplexed Lethal on the floor. Both men were down. Both got back in right on the count of 19. Lethal tried to hit Liger with the belt, but Liger grabbed it. The ref took it from him, distracting Liger enough for Lethal to hit his finisher and pin Liger clean. (***)
(8) ROH World champion Jay Briscoe beat Samoa Joe at 19:55 to retain the ROH World Title. The match started with loud "Joe's Gonna Kill You" chants. They felt each other out in the first few minutes. Louder chants for Briscoe than Joe, but the crowd noise hurt because people didn't know who to cheer for. Both employed a strong style with repeated punches and kicks. At 5:00 Briscoe tried to dive out of the ring to attack Joe, but Joe kicked him instead. Joe sold tweaking his knee. At 7:00 Joe threw Briscoe to the floor and followed it up with a suicide dive. Both men then fought on the outside for a few minutes with Joe repeatedly ramming Briscoe into the ringside fence. A "This is awesome!" chant broke out.
Back in the ring at 11:30, Joe tried to set Briscoe up for the Musclebuster, but Briscoe reversed. Reset at 16:20. At 17:00 Joe got Briscoe in the STF, but Briscoe reached the ropes. Huge enziguiri from Joe, then he tried to set up the Musclebuster again, but Briscoe reversed for a piledriver. It was good for the win. (****)
- Estimated Attendance: Capacity was about 750, and it appeared to be completely full with folks standing in the back.
- Biggest Cheers: Joe, Jay Briscoe, Jacobs, ReDragon, Moose.
- Biggest Heat: The Kingdom.
- Best Match: Joe vs. Briscoe and Jacobs vs. Whitmer.
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