This was probably the best week of Ring of Honor on Destination America yet.
We get it now. This show has either no storyline at all or the type of plot development that’ll put a WWE fan to sleep. Thankfully, ROH is all about the in-ring action. With two title matches, both with plenty of drama and even more athleticism, this week was awesome. Although there were no title changes, the thought that there could have been was enough to keep you glued to TV for the entire hour.
The Young Bucks: Matt and Nick Jackson vs. ROH Tag Team Champions The Addiction: Frank Kazarian and Christopher Daniels w/Chris Sabin: The Young Bucks were on fire from the start as they took out Daniels with a Double Superkick. They later put some double-team offense on Kazarian and beat on Sabin, but eventually The Addiction fought back by cutting off the ring and using their heel tactics to slow the match down. But after Matt nailed the Tornado Stunner on Daniels and tagged his brother in, Nick hit Daniels with the Tornado DDT on the outside and Kazarian with the X-Factor for a near-fall. Kazarian continued to take a beating after the Cannonball and Senton, but Daniels made the save. The Addiction fought back with some double team offense and Daniels hit a Urinage, but ended up missing the Best Moonsault ever, allowing the Bucks to hit a ton of Super Kicks to even things up. After Kazarian locked in a Submission, the Kingdom took out Daniels and allowed the Bucks to hit the Turnbuckle Powerbomb/Enzigieri. Nick then took out the Kingdom with a Moonsault and even though the Bucks hit the Spike Piledriver, the referee was pulled out of the ring before the three count. Daniels then used the belt to take out Nick, but Matt used it to even things up. Focused on Maria Kanellis, Matt was Rolled Up, with some help from his tights to get the win.
However, ROH official Nigel McGuiness then announced that the Bucks will get another shot at the titles in a triple threat match with The Kingdom and The Addiction.
Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion and ROH TV Champion Jay Lethal w/Truth Martini, Jay Diesel and Donovan Dijak vs, Roderick Strong: Lethal come out swinging, but Strong tried to end the match fast, nailing Lethal with a Dropkick that knocked the beads out of Lethal’s braids. Strong continued his onslaught by fighting hard against the outside interference of Diesel and Dijak, but Lethal was the better man, thanks to strikes (which opened up Strong’s forehead) and submissions. Strong bought back with a Backbreaker and strikes in the corner five Roddy Elbows and a Belly-to-Back Front Slam, but he couldn’t get the win. Lethal then fought back with a Super Kick and the Lethal Combination for a near-fall. Strong hit an Elbow Drop from the top rope to even things up and with both competitors down, it was anyone’s match at that point. After they exchanged strikes, Strong hit two Running Knees and a Superplex, but Lethal countered into a Rollup for a near-fall. Lethal then hit the Super Kick, but Strong hit a beautiful Shotgun Kick for another near-fall. Strong continued to thrive even after Martini threw in his book, but Lethal then choked Strong with his tape and then hit him with the title. Lethal then nailed Strong with the Lethal Injection, but Strong kicked out. Shocked, Lethal hit the maneuver again, this time for a pinfall.