Ring Of Honor
Date: October 26, 2023
Location: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman
We’re about six weeks away from Final Battle and the card hasn’t really started to come into focus yet. At the moment Eddie Kingston is getting ready to defend his World Title against Angelico, likely in the next few weeks. Other than that, MJF is set to defend the Tag Team Titles against the Gunns. Ignore that neither the champion nor the challengers have ever wrestled on this show. Let’s get to it.
Angelico, with Serpentico, says he’s Eddie Kingston’s friend and it takes a good friend to tell Kingston that he has gone too far. Angelico is ready for his title shot.
Angelico vs. Metalik
Serpentico, with his arm in a sling, is here with Angelico. They fight over a wristlock to start until Metalik snaps off a headscissors to take over. The rope walk high crossbody takes Angelico down again but he’s right back up to dropkick Metalik out of the air. Angelico ties the legs up to send Metalik to the rope and he’s right back up with a reverse Sling Blade. That’s enough to send Angelico outside for the big rope walk flip dive and a springboard splash gets two back inside. Angelico gets the better of an exchange of kicks though and the leglock makes Metalik tap at 5:05.
Result: Angelico b. Metalik – Leglock (5:05)
Kyle Fletcher is annoyed at his losses but he’ll be back.
Infantry vs. Hughes Brothers
The Brothers (the twin sons of D-Von Dudley) jump them to start and snap off an overhead belly to belly on Bravo. Dean comes in off the tag a few seconds later though and a high crossbody hits Terrance. Boot Camp finishes for the Infantry at 1:14.
Result: Infantry b. Hughes Brothers – Boot Camp to Terrance (1:14)
Maria Kanellis-Bennett is happy that Cole Karter and Griff Garrison want the Tag Team Titles but Leyla Hirsch interrupts. Hirsch is willing to let Maria help her but Maria says earn it.
Anthony Henry vs. Dalton Castle
The Boys are here with Castle. Henry shoves him to start and Castle snaps a bit, only to have Henry score with a kick to the leg. The grappling goes to Castle as he drives Henry into the corner, only to get elbowed out to the floor. A run around the ring wakes Castle up and he throws Henry down back inside. Castle does it again and they head outside, with Henry’s back being rammed into various things.
Back in and Henry rolls away before Castle can come off the top, with Castle naturally following. This time Henry knocks him into the post but Castle hits his own elbow to the face. The reverse Sling Blade sets up a blocked Bang-A-Rang attempt so Castle starts throwing the suplexes. Now the Bang-A-Rang can finish for Castle at 8:53.
Result: Dalton Castle b. Anthony Henry – Bang-A-Rang (8:53)
Ethan Page interrupts a Mark Sterling and company interview. Page wants Josh Woods but Tony Nese says he’s done with them. Sterling seems to make Woods vs. Page for next week.
Mercedes Martinez/Diamante vs. Athena/Billie Starkz
Texas Tornado rules so Athena and Diamante head to the floor. Starkz sends Martinez into the barricade but Athena doesn’t offer her much praise. Back in and the villains take over on Athena, including a hanging anarchist suplex for two. Starkz comes in and gets dropped a few times before Athena gets planted for two more.
A running dropkick has Starkz down in the corner again as commentary talks about Fight Forever. Starkz flips Athena over to spear Martinez, followed by an electric chair faceplant for two. Diamante gets crushed in the corner and Martinez is kicked to the floor. A Rocket Launcher gets two but Martinez breaks up a double superplex. Diamante adds a Blockbuster to finish Starkz at 9:03.
Result: Mercedes Martinez/Diamante b. Athena/Billie Starkz – Blockbuster to Starkz (9:03)
Kyle Fletcher vs. Willie Mack
Mack works an armbar to start before snapping off a running hurricanrana for two. Fletcher is back with a few kicks to the ribs but Mack plants him with the swinging slam. The standing moonsault gets two but the Stunner is blocked. Fletcher hits a springboard cutter and a running knee to the back. A Tombstone finishes Mack at 5:21.
Result: Kyle Fletcher b. Willie Mack – Tombstone (5:21)
Athena screams at Billie Starkz for losing in the tag match, leaving Starkz in tears and Lexi Nair not sure what to do.
Slim J vs. Gringo Loco vs. Blake Christian vs. Gravity
Christian and Loco are left alone with Loco flipping around before being sent outside. Christian’s dive takes out Loco and J, followed by Gravity armdragging Loco back inside. J comes back in with a slingshot Blockbuster but Christian comes in to steal the cover. Gravity flips J to the floor and takes him down with a dive, leaving Loco to moonsault onto them.
Christian springboard flip dives onto a bunch of people but J kicks him down back inside. Back in and Loco catches J on top with a twisting sitout Razor’s Edge powerbomb. Christian springboards in with a 450 for the save but Gravity comes in with a top rope splash to steal the pin on J at 5:38.
Result: Gravity b. Slim J, Gringo Loco and Blake Christian – Top rope splash to J (5:38)
Leyla Hirsch vs. Nyxx
Hirsch grabs a suplex to start, runs her over a few times, and finishes with a cross armbreaker at 1:50.
Result: Leyla Hirsch b. Nyxx – Cross armbreaker (1:50)
Dante Martin vs. Lee Moriarty
Shane Taylor is here with Moriarty. Martin wastes no time in clotheslining him out to the floor but charges into an elbow to the face back inside. Moriarty puts on a seated abdominal stretch before hitting a dropkick. Martin fights up but Taylor drops him with a right hand, setting up the Border City Stretch to give Moriarty the win at 2:40.
Result: Lee Moriarty b. Dante Martin – Border City Stretch (2:40)
Post match the hold stays on but Action Andretti runs in for the save.
Robyn Renegade vs. Rachael Ellering
Ellering chops away to start and hits a running backsplash but Renegade hits a faceplant on the apron. Back in and Ellering fishhooks Renegade for a rather painful looking visual. Ellering is back up and runs her over for two before hitting a hard discus forearm. A swinging Boss Woman Slam finishes for Ellering at 3:18.
Result: Rachael Ellering b. Robyn Renegade – Boss Woman Slam (3:18)
Griff Garrison/Cole Karter vs. Gates Of Agony vs. Iron Savages
Maria Kanellis-Bennett, Prince Nana and Jacked Jameson are here too. Karter and Garrison double team Bronson to start but Boulder flapjacks both of them. A big boot/TKO combination puts Boulder down but the Gates come in with Open The Gates for the pin on Karter at 2:48.
Result: Gates Of Agony b. Iron Savages and Griff Garrison/Cole Karter – Open The Gates to Karter (2:48)
Angelico b. Metalik – Leglock
Infantry b. Hughes Brothers – Boot Camp to Terrance
Dalton Castle b. Anthony Henry – Bang-A-Rang
Diamante/Mercedes Martinez b. Athena/Billie Starkz – Blockbuster to Diamante
Kyle Fletcher b. Willie Mack – Tombstone
Gravity b. Slim J, Gringo Loco and Blake Christian – Top rope splash to J
Leyla Hirsch b. Nyxx – Cross armbreaker
Lee Moriarty b. Dante Martin – Border City Stretch
Rachael Ellering b. Robyn Renegade – Boss Woman Slam
Gates Of Agony b. Griff Garrison/Cole Karter and Iron Savages – Open The Gates to Karter
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