Ring of Honor
Date: July 18, 2018
Location: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana
Now I bet you were expecting some storyline development since we’re about three weeks removed from Best in the World, but you don’t know your Ring of Honor. Tonight is a gauntlet match for the #1 contendership to the Six Man Tag Team Titles. I’m not sure if there’s anything else on the card, but it wouldn’t shock me. Let’s get to it.
The Kingdom can’t wait to see how which Melvins get the next title shot because the conspiracy is still real.
Kelly Klein vs. Jenny Rose
Rose won’t put up with the trash talk and slaps Klein in the face to start. They hit the mat with Rose getting two off an Oklahoma roll and an armdrag out of the corner has Klein a little flustered. Rose charges into an elbow in the corner though and we take a break. Back with Klein dropping her with a clothesline and getting two off a one handed cover.
There’s a running boot to drop Jenny again. Riccaboni: “Jenny Jenny, Kelly has your number right now.” Jenny turns to a running elbow in the corner and a release German suplex sends Klein flying. Klein is in trouble but grabs a quick suplex and rolls through into the End of the Match for the knockout at 7:58.
Result: Kelly Klein b. Jenny Rose – End of the Match (7:58)
The Dawgs go to ask Cody for money to pay Shane Taylor to be their partner. Cody: “I just financed a 10,000 seat arena. I don’t have expendable cash right now.” The Dawgs think Marty Scurll might have it but Cody’s not cool with that. He pulls out an envelope of money and hands it to them instead, much to the Dawgs’ delight.
Matt Taven joins commentary with the Kingdom behind him.
Five team trios gauntlet match with the winners getting a future Six Man Tag Team Title shot against the Kingdom. Shane Taylor/The Dawgs vs. Jonathan Gresham/Alex Shelley/LSG start things off. LSG chops Taylor for no effect to start so Taylor kicks him in the chest. It’s off to Titus vs. Gresham as Riccaboni says every team has to start somewhere.
Shelley and Ferrara come in to make sure we have all three combinations before it settles down to Taylor headbutting Shelley in the face. Back from a break with Shelley avoiding the doggy splash. The hot tag brings in LSG for a running flip neckbreaker and the rope walk flip dive to take the villains down. Back in and LSG ducks Ferrara’s right hand into a rollup for the elimination at 8:58.
Silas Young/Beer City Bruiser/Brian Milonas are in third with Bruiser wasting no time in hitting the flip dive off the apron. Milonas catches LSG’s dive and picks up Shelley for a swinging side slam/dropkick to the head combo. Young and Gresham have a series of standing switches to a round of applause, break apart, and then do it again. That’s enough wrestling for Milonas, who crushes Gresham with a crossbody as we take another break.
Back again with Gresham and Young doing more standing switches until Gresham scores with a DDT. LSG comes back in and starts cleaning house, including low bridging Milonas to the floor. Everything breaks down and LSG hits something like a low F5 on Young. Milonas comes in to run LSG over though and what Riccaboni calls a Hart Attack with a legdrop (or as the Midnight Express called it, the Veg-O-Matic) gets two. The backbreaker into the clothesline drops Shelley and Bruiser’s windup DDT plants Gresham. The PowerPlex is broken up though and LSG’s 450 pins Milonas at 19:46.
So Cal Uncensored is in fourth and beat the heck out of the exhausted trio. We take a third break and come back with So Cal Uncensored taking turns beating on LSG. Sky’s super hurricanrana sets up Celebrity Rehab for the elimination at 24:17.
The final team is Kenny King/Eli Isom/Chuckie T and it’s a big staredown to start so let’s look at the announcers a few times. Chuckie backdrops Daniels to start and clotheslines him into the corner for the tag off to Sky. King comes in as well and can’t quite figure out the Best Friends elbow with Chuckie. Some forearms have Kazarian in trouble and it’s already back to Chuckie for the rolling hilo.
Back from another break with Isom missing a dropkick and getting pummeled down like the jobber that he is. A slingshot legdrop gets two and it’s off to the chinlock. Isom fights up for a clothesline and King comes in to pick up the pace. King kicks Kazarian in the face as everything breaks down. For some reason Isom gets tagged in and it’s a three way hug. Chuckie and King dive to the floor, leaving Isom to reverse Angel’s Wings into a cover for the pin at 35:16.
Result: Eli Isom/Chuckie T./Kenny King won a gauntlet match (35:16)
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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