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ROH’s Glory By Honor
October 14, 2016
Chicago Ridge, Ill.
Report by Jared Walsh, PWTorch correspondent
Attendance was about 400-500.
(1) Kelly Klein defeated Thunderkitty via submission. Klein remains undefeated with the victory.
(2) Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara defeated The Tempura Boyz (Sho & Yohey) via pinfall. Fans were very into Cheeseburger, and both teams received nice ovations after the match.
(3) Donovan Dijak won a triple threat match over Beer City Bruiser and Punishment Martinez by pinning Bruiser. Really fun match here as all three guys showed a lot of athleticism as well as big power spots. Crowd was really into this heavyweight contest.
(4) Kamaitachi defeated Nick Jackson, ACH, and Angel de Oro via pinfall by pinning ACH. This was exactly what you’d expect from a match with these participants: lots of big, high-flying spots that the crowd ate up. All four guys had a chance to shine at various times, and they certainly took advantage.
(5) Jay Briscoe defeated Dalton Castle via pinfall. This one got a lot of time and turned out to be a really solid match. Lots of shenanigans and posing early from Dalton, and the crowd really really enjoyed playing into them. A good amount of very physical offense from each wrestler, and a big cheer was given to both subsequent to the match.
(6) Jay White and The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Saban) defeated The Cabinet (Rhett Titus & Kenny King & Caprice Coleman) via pinfall. These guys put on a bit of a tag clinic, with lots of great combination spots by both teams. The match got a bit out of control at the end with everyone hitting big moves in the ring at once, but Jay White ended up getting the pin on Coleman.
Post-match, The Cabinet hit the ring and attacked the face team, drawing a lot of boos from the crowd.
(7) Colt Cabana defeated Mark Briscoe via pinfall. A fair bit of comedy during the early portion of this one, but they settled into a serious, physical match with a lot of chops back and forth. As the hometown guy, Colt received an enthusiastic ovation after the match.
(8) Jay Lethal defeated Matt Jackson via pinfall. Some back and forth action led to Matt superkicking the referee by mistake. Nick came out to perform the Meltzer Driver on a fallen Lethal, but were taken out as the Addiction ran in to make the save. Kazarian demanded the Addiction receive their tag title rematch, and the bell rang to begin the unscheduled bout.
(9) The Addiction (Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels) defeated the Young Bucks via disqualification after interference from Bullet Club members Adam Cole and Hangman Page. So much high-risk, spectacular offense in this one. Many fans stood the entirety of the match, expecting to see a follow-up of sorts to their Ladder Wars match. Each team hit all their big moves, and a ladder spot was teased (but not delivered) as well. A table was set up and teased for quite awhile outside the ring, and just as it seemed the Addiction would be taking the titles back, Cole and Page ran out and put Daniels from the top rope through the table outside, causing the DQ and allowing the Bucks to remain champions. Bullet Club then put the boots to Kazarian, but reDRagon came out in order to make the save.
Before starting the scheduled main event of reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. Adam Cole & Hangman Page, the two teams brawled outside the ring, exchanging chair shots and blows to the barricade. Referee Todd Sinclair stopped Fish from hitting Page in the head with a chair inside the ring, and called for the bell in order to begin the match as he regained control.
(10) reDRagon defeated Adam Cole & Hangman Page via submission. This one brought the crowd down a bit after all the previous action, but got up for the big spots throughout the duration of the match. The match ended as Fish got Page to submit, though he got the last laugh as he took out Bobby afterwards.
As Cole went to take out O’Reilly with the belt, Jay Lethal came out and took the strap away to make the save. The three stared each other down, and Silas Young (who had been on commentary with Kelly & Corino), took the belt from Lethal, making it a four-man stare down. Each man went their separate ways, and Young and Lethal cut promos with Kelly and claimed they would become the next ROH Champion.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall, a lot of great action on this show made it thoroughly enjoyable. Some key angles and storylines were progressed, and the crowd went home on a high note. I also posted a multitude of pictures on my Twitter (@jjwalsh22).