The best of the best. Ring of Honor returned to pay per view on Friday night with its “Best in the World 2017” show. The show, from Lowell, Massachusetts, saw four title matches, including the World Title being defended in the main event. Ring of Honor doesn’t often do pay per view so we’ve got you covered with the top stories from the show.
1. Cody Wins Ring of Honor World Title. One of the biggest independent names on the wrestling circuit today is Cody Rhodes, who left WWE last year and has been around the world ever since. While Cody has appeared almost everywhere, he hasn’t captured a lot of gold. That changed tonight though as he defeated Christopher Daniels to become the new Ring of Honor World Champion, the first World Title of his career.
2. Dalton Castle and the Boys Win Six Man Tag Team Titles. Speaking of first time champions, Castle and the Boys defeated the Briscoe Brothers and Bully Ray to win Ring of Honor’s newest titles. This is the first title for any of the new champions and the third different trio to win the titles since they were introduced in December 2016.
3. Young Bucks Retain Tag Team Titles. This might sound familiar to you but the Young Bucks are still champions. Nick and Matt Jackson successfully defended their Ring of Honor World Tag Team Titles in a three way match over War Machine and the Best Friends. This was original a four man match but the Best Friends were added the night of the show.
4. Rebellion Forced to Break Up. The Rebellion, comprised of Caprice Coleman, Rhett Titus, Shane Taylor and Kenny King, lost an eight man tag to Search and Destroy, forcing them to split up for good. The team started as the Cabinet last summer in an election themed group but turned into the Rebellion in late November 2016.
5. Kushida Retains the Ring of Honor Television Title. After winning the title from Marty Scurll earlier this month, Kushida was defending the title for the first time in a rematch against the former champion. Scurll was defeated via pinfall and didn’t have any interference from his Bullet Club teammates.
We’ll have full results from the show soon.
Opinion: That’s certainly the eventful show and the main event result isn’t the biggest surprise in the world. Cody has been a major star in Ring of Honor for months now and I don’t think anyone was expecting Daniels to hold onto the title all that long. He had a nice veteran run and that’s all it needed to be.
Which result surprised you the most? Do you like Cody as the ROH World Champion? Let us know in the comments below.