Ring of Honor
Date: May 30, 2018
Location: Odeum Expo Theater, Villa Park, Illinois
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana

The big story coming out of last week’s show was the Bullet Club Civil War but as is almost always the case around here, you never know where that’s going to lead on the next show. We’re still on the way to Best in the World in about a month, meaning we might start the build to the show in a few weeks. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

The Dawgs vs. Cheeseburger/Jushin Thunder Liger

Titus shoves Cheeseburger down to start but a quick rollup gives Cheeseburger two. Ferrara comes in and gets grabbed by the arm, meaning it’s off to Liger for the first time. The Dawgs bail to the floor and that means a double flip dive off the apron to send us to an early break.

Back with stereo surfboard holds keeping the Dawgs in trouble until Ferrara gets left alone. Titus slaps him in the back of the head to tag himself in and a catapult into a clothesline puts Cheeseburger down. A northern lights suplex into back to back splashes get two but Cheeseburger spins up into a reverse DDT. That’s enough for the hot tag to Liger for two off the Liger Bomb. Everything breaks down and a double palm strike sets up the brainbuster to put Titus away at 8:50.

Result: Cheeseburger/Jushin Thunder Linger b. The Dawgs – Brainbuster to Titus (8:50)

We recap Sumie Sakai vs. Jenny Rose. They used to be friends but now Rose wants to be the first champion.

Dalton Castle thinks Marty Scurll and Cody should both get the World Title shot at Best in the World since he would fight a grizzly bear over a parking spot.

Quick look at the end of last week’s show when Marty Scurll accidentally hit Cody with the umbrella.

Women’s Title: Sumie Sakai vs. Jenny Rose

Sakai is defending. Sumie takes her into the corner for some fast stomping and Rose is sent outside as we take another early break.  Back with Sakai getting two off a missile dropkick but walking into a side slam for the same. The swinging fisherwoman’s suplex gives Sakai two more, only to have Rose spear her through the ropes for a big crash.

Back in and a fisherwoman’s suplex drops Sakai for another near fall so Rose snaps off a German suplex. Sakai pops up so Rose spears her down, only to get caught with Smashmouse to retain Sakai’s title at 7:17.

Result: Sumie Sakai b. Jenny Rose – Smashmouse (7:17)

We look at Cody and Marty Scurll both pinning Dalton Castle lately.

Cody and Scurll don’t agree on who is taking the title from Castle.

So Cal Uncensored needs the Six Man Tag Team Titles back (after losing them earlier this month at a live event) and promises to regain them tonight.

Silas Young is sick of people coming here with their hands out, like Austin Aries wanting the TV Title. Next week, Aries is going to find out how big of a joke he is.

Six Man Tag Team Titles: So Cal Uncensored vs. The Kingdom

Kingdom is defending. It’s a big brawl to start and Daniels pops a balloon (yes a balloon) over Marseglia’s head in the corner. Sky kicks Marseglia in the back to keep the champs in trouble and comes in for a headlock. Taven and Kazarian get in an argument and Marseglia gets suplexed during the melee. It’s off to O’Ryan but Kazarian stomps him in the back, allowing Daniels to pull on the arm.

A hard shot to Sky’s face knocks him into the corner and the triple team takedown gives the champs control. Marseglia pops a balloon over Sky’s head and the fans think this is awesome. Chicago fans have really low standards. Taven comes in for the first time and knocks So Cal off the apron, followed by a suplex for two on Sky as we take a break. Back with Sky and Marseglia crossbodying each other and an escaped suplex allows the hot tag off to Kazarian.

Everything breaks down and Kazarian rolls O’Ryan up. That’s no cover as O’Ryan isn’t legal so Kazarian gives Marseglia a northern lights suplex for two while still cradling O’Ryan. Everything stays broken down and Kazarian gets two off a slingshot DDT. Daniels is sent outside for a big dive from Taven and a missed fall puts everyone other than Sky on the floor.

You know what that means as Sky hits a big old dive of his own and everyone is down. Daniels pulls out a pair of knuckles but gets them knocked away. Kazarian comes in with a chair but hits the rope to knock himself silly instead. The referee thinks Taven did it so that’s a DQ at 13:04.

Result: So Cal Uncensored b. The Kingdom via DQ when Taven used a chair (13:04)

Castle vs. Cody vs. Scurll is official for the Best in the World main event.

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 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.

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