Ring of Honor
Date: June 17, 2020
The trip down the roster continues with Silas Young, who serves well enough as a midcard heel but I’m not sure that’s enough to build a full show around. Then again I tend to say that most weeks these days and they have proven me wrong before. I’m not sure how many more weeks they can do this without dipping way back into history though and that could get more interesting. Let’s get to it.
Silas Young video.
Young is at his home and talks about finding a balance during his quarantine. It includes time by the pool, home improvement, and steaks. We cut to Josh Woods not being able to get Young on the phone because Young is busy.
We recap Jay Lethal vs. Silas Young, with Young and the Beer City Bruiser injuring Lethal to set up a Last Man Standing match at Death Before Dishonor 2017.
We see some very short clips of Young vs. Lethal with Young winning after they both fell off a ladder and through a table.
Young doesn’t like Lethal but does respect him. He finally answers Woods’ call and wants nothing to do with him today. With that out of the way, let’s go to another Last Man Standing match, from Supercard of Honor XII.
TV Title: Silas Young vs. Kenny King
King is defending, Austin Aries is on commentary and it’s Last Man Standing. Silas loads up a table before King comes out as Aries complains about not having a place to put all of his belts. King punches him into the corner to start but gets his head taken off by a running clothesline. A swinging Rock Bottom backbreaker puts Young down as the announcers want to know how Aries is allowed to be here. King goes with a Boston crab to slow Young down before switching to the Last Chancery (Aries: “WHOA WHOA WHOA!”). It’s cool as Aries has given his permission, but King is botching the execution.
Young fights up and tosses King over the top and through the table for an eight count. Some whips into the barricade and right hands have King in more trouble but Young stops to yell at the fans. Back in and King manages a backbreaker onto the turnbuckle, followed by an apron Blockbuster to the floor. Aries isn’t sure if that’s worth the risk to your own body and as usual, he’s got a good point. Young is up at eight and they head back inside, only to walk into a spinebuster to stay on the back.
They head to the apron and Young’s back is fine enough to hit Misery, sending King face first onto said apron for an eight. It’s trashcan time with King taking a shot to the back. King dropkicks the can lid into Young’s face and the Royal Flush onto the can for nine with Young rolling underneath the ropes to land on his feet in a save.
It’s time for another table but King takes too long setting it up, allowing Young a good bit of time to recover. King puts him on the table but here’s Beer City Bruiser to offer a distraction…as we cut to the commentary table.
A quick suplex onto a ladder has Young in trouble again and a shooting star from the top to the floor drives him through a table in the big spot of the match. They’re both down with Young pulling himself up on the barricade but King’s feet have been tied up by Bruiser, who was hiding underneath the ring, for the win at 15:52.
Result: Silas Young b. Kenny King – King could not answer the ten count (15:52)
Post match the double beatdown is on but Aries runs in for the save.
Young wants some gold but gets another call from Woods. The call makes him think their team is worth a look, so here we go from ROH TV, January 22, 2020.
2 Guys 1 Tag vs. Briscoes
For the #1 contendership and that would be Josh Woods/Silas Young. A long Rock Paper Scissors game means it’s Woods starting against Mark with the latter making the mistake of going amateur against the former NCAA Champion. It’s a spank to Mark and we take a break. Back with Young hammerlocking Mark and getting two off a shoulder.
Jay is sick of waiting though and comes in for a hard forearm each to Woods and Young to knock them both outside. That means Mark can hit a springboard flip dive and we settle down to Jay beating up Young. Jay charges into a raised boot though and a blind tag allows Woods to come in for a Saito suplex.
Another suplex into a slingshot hilo gets two and we take another break. Back again with Mark getting the hot tag to come in and clean house. The Rock Bottom suplex drops Woods and the brainbuster plants Young. Woods counters the Froggy Bow into a quickly broken cross armbreaker with Woods being sent into a middle rope boot to the face.
Redneck Boogie gets two on Woods and Mark kicks Young in the face again. Woods superplexes Mark off the top though and everyone is down for a bit. They get back up for the four way slugout with the Briscoes getting the better of things. The Doomsday Device is loaded up but here are Lethal and Gresham for a distraction so Woods can Rolling Chaos Theory Mark for the pin at 15:14.
Result: 2 Guys 1 Tag b. Briscoes – Rolling Chaos Theory to Mark (15:14)
Silas recaps the show and heads for the pool, while getting one more call from Woods.
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