Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ring Of Honor 14th Anniversary #ROH14th

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Ring Of Honor 14th Anniversary pay per view. ROH 14th Anniversary took place at the Sam's Town Live in sin city, Las Vegas, Nevada. ROH was in town for two solid nights in Las Vegas with a pay per view and a night of TV tapings. ROH promised to deliver, as all major ROH titles were on the line and we also seen talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling compete as well.

*** ROH 14th Anniversary ***

- "ROH Television Championship, Triple Threat Match": Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Roderick Strong vs. Bobby Fish: The match closes out with Ishii landing a super plex on Fish for a near fall. All three men trade blows until Ishii destroys Fish with a clothesline and Strong follows with a double knee gutbuster and a kick on Ishii and gets a near fall. Fish grabs Strong and applies the Fish Hook submission. Strong fights it and eventually escapes. Ishii is back in and crushes Strong with a clothesline for a near fall. Ishii finally hits a vertical brain buster and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Tomohiro Ishii, by pinfall, to retain the ROH Television Championship.

- Adam Page vs. BJ Whitmer: The match closes out with, Whitmer hitting Page with a snap suplex for a near fall. Page is back up and hits a clothesline, but Whitmer comes back and nails a power slam for a near fall. Whitmer sets Page up for an Exploder, but Page counters with an arm drag. Whitmer looks like he's going for an apron piledriver on Page, but Page boots Whitmer off the apron. Page hits a shooting star shoulerblock on Whitmer. Whitmer grabs a steel chair and goes to hit Page with it. The referee grabs the chair and warns Whitmer. As the referee turns his back to get rid of the chair Whitmer low blows Page and scores an inside cradle pinfall. After the match, Page grabs Whitmer and goes for the Rite of Passage. Whitmer fights out and escapes from the ring. Page is furious over Whitmer cheating to win and starts taking out ROH security guards.
Winner: BJ Whitmer, by pinfall.

- Hirooki Goto vs. Dalton Castle (w/The Boys): The match closes out with, Castle landing a knee and a suplex on Goto for a near fall. Castle goes for Bangarang, but Goto counters and unloads a series of corner kicks, followed by a near fall suplex on Castle. Castle goes outside, hits a hurricanrana and follows with a missile drop kick back inside the ring on Goto for a near fall. Castle hits a deadlift german suplex into a bridge for a near fall. Goto lands a reverse Ushigoroshi and finishes off Castle with Shouten Kai for the pinfall.
Winner: Hirooki Goto, by pinfall.

- Alex Shelley vs. Christopher Daniels (w/Kazarian): The match closes out with, Shelley hitting a suicide dive taking out Daniels and Kaz. Daniels lands a low blow, followed by a boot and an STO for a near fall on Shelley. Daniels hits a slingshot split legged moonsault and  applies a crossface submission, but Shelley is able to get to the ropes. Daniels distracts the referee as Kaz hits a leg drop on Shelley. Shelley comes back with an enziguri, followed by a body press for a near fall on Daniels. Kaz tries to get involved again, but this time Chris Sabin hits the ring and takes out Kaz. During the distraction Shelley is able to score the pinfall on Daniels. After the match, Shelley and Sabin reform the Motor City Machine Guns and take out Daniels and Kaz.
Winner: Alex Shelley, by pinfall.

- The Briscoes vs. Michael Elgin and Hiroshi Tanahashi: The match closes out with, The Briscoes double teaming Elgin, until Elgin grabs Mark and tosses him over the barricade. Elgin forearms Jay and tags Tanahashi. Tanahashi gets double teamed, but fights back, unfortunately to little effect as The Briscoes drop him with a uranage. The Briscoes hit a neckbreaker and an elbow drop on Tanahashi for a near fall. Elgin is in and hits a Death Valley Driver on Mark right on top of Jay. Elgin grabs Tanahashi and reverse power bombs his partner on top of Mark for a near fall. Jay gets taken out with a Sling Blade and Mark gets a High Fly Flow, giving Elgin and Tanahashi the pinfall.
Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin, by pinfall.

- Moose (w/Stokely Hathaway) vs. Okada (w/Gedo): The match closes out with, Okada hitting a flapjack on Moose and a series of forearms. Moose and Okada trade strikes back and forth until Okada hits Moose with a reverse neck breaker for a near fall. Okada continues with a flying elbow drop and a Rainmaker on Moose for another near fall. Moose counters a Okada body press, goes for the Rainmaker, but gets drop kicked twice by Okada. Okada takes advantage and hits his Rainmaker to score the pinfall. After the match, both men show each other respect.
Winner: Okada, by pinfall.

- "NJPW NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match": The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega (c) vs. ACH, Matt Sydal & KUSHIDA: The match closes out with, The Young Bucks hitting a super kick on Sydal, then unloading punches on KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA fights back, but eats a trifecta of super kicks by The Bullet Club. The Bullet Club turn their attention toward ACH and Sydal and unload another trifecta of super kicks on them. The Young Bucks hit a swanton and Omega hits a Dragon suplex for a near fall. The Bullet Club with another trifecta of super kicks on Sydal for a near fall, as ACH stops the pinfall. Sydal breaks up the Tiger Special finisher and hits the Spanish Fly on Matt for a near fall. ACH and KUSHIDA hit a 450 moonsault combo, but the pinfall gets broken up. Omega plants KUSHIDA on the floor with a tombstone piledriver. ACH catches a punt to the head and Sydal eats another super kick. The Bullet Club hit The Bullet Club Special and score the pinfall.
Winners: The Bullet Club, by pinfall, to retain the NJPW NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship.

- "ROH World Tag Team Championship,
No DQ Match": War Machine (c) vs. All Night Xpress: The match closes out with, ANX putting a trash can over Hanson's head and crushing it, dropping Hanson for a near fall. Rowe lands knees right to the face of Kenny King. War Machine set up King and hit Fallout, but King kicks out. They set Titus up for Fallout, outside on the floor, but King nails Hanson with a steel chair and then sends Hanson through a table. ANX hit the One Night Stand on Rowe, but Rowe kicks out on a near fall. Titus sets up a ladder bridged from the ring apron to the barricade on the outside. War Machine puts King right through the bridged ladder and King looks like he's unconscious. Back in the ring, War Machine hit Fallout on Titus, cover and score the pinfall.
Winners: War Machine, by pinfall, to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

- "ROH World Heavyweight Championship, Triple Threat Match": Jay Lethal (c) (w/Truth Martini and Taeler Hendrix) vs. Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly: The match closes out with, Kyle hitting a drop kick on Cole, sending Cole off a steel chair. Kyle gets hit with the Trifecta and Truth Martini does a Trutharoonie in the ring. Lethal hits the Lethal Combination on Cole for a near fall. Cole is back up and hits a knee breaker on Lethal for a near fall. Kyle is back in and gets a near fall brain buster on Lethal. Kyle applies a Triangle submission on Lethal, but Cole tries to break it up. Kyle grabs Cole and locks him in an Ankle Lock submission, while having Lethal in the Triangle submission. Lethal looks like he's about to pass out, as Cole stops Lethal's arm from dropping to the mat a third time, as the referee checks on Lethal. Kyle locks in an RNC submission on Cole. Lethal finally comes to and hits a double Lethal Injection on Cole and Kyle to score the pinfall.
Winner: Jay Lethal, by pinfall, to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Championship.

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