Ring of Honor
Date: September 18, 2019
Location: Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman
Hosts; Quinn McKay, Ian Riccaboni

I’m not sure what to expect from this show anymore as it has gone from one match a week to a few matches a week to one really big match a week and it’s hard to say what to expect. Odds are it’s more from the Atlanta tapings and that….could mean a variety of things, which tends to be the case around here. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

Clips of various Lifeblood vs. Villain Enterprises matches.

Clips of the Briscoes vs. the Rock N Roll Express for the Tag Team Titles in Nashville.

Marty Scurll says he’s on top of the wrestling world but can’t help being frustrated over Bandido. He doesn’t need to hide behind a mask like Bandido.

Bandido yells in Spanish.

Clips of Angelina Love beating Sumie Sakai thanks to some hair spray to the face.

Kelly Klein is ready to beat Love at Death Before Dishonor.

Shane Taylor is ready for Mark Haskins and Flip Gordon.

Rhett Titus has been thinking about what Kenny King said and he’s going to treat every match like his first and last.

Rhett Titus vs. Shaheem Ali

Titus goes straight to the armbar to start but Ali flips up in a hurry. A headlock on the mat works a little better for Titus as it takes a full five seconds before it’s broken up. An elbow to the jaw has Ali bailing into the corner but he’s fine enough for a slam and a splash for two. Titus’ high crossbody gets the same and we take a break.

Back with Titus flipping out of a belly to back suplex and throwing Ali down with a belly to belly. A northern lights suplex gives Titus two more and he wins a chop off for a bonus. Ali gets dropkicked to the floor and has to counter a slingshot dive into an overhead suplex. The frog splash gets two so Ali tries it again, with the sequel only hitting mat. Titus nails a cyclone boot for the pin at 8:42.

Result: Rhett Titus b. Shaheem Ali – Cyclone boot (8:42)

Matt Taven talks about losing his hair to Rush in Mexico City a year ago. He owes Rush a thank you for that because it inspired him to be better. Now nothing happens unless he says so because he is Matt Taven.

Next week: Lifeblood vs. Villain Enterprises.

Bandido vs. Marty Scurll

The fans are VERY into both of them here. We get a handshake, with Bandido being nervous but going through with it, earning some applause from Scurll. Marty wrestles him to the mat to start and an early standoff takes us to a break. Back with Marty “accidentally” poking him in the eye, though Bandido is fine enough to superkick him outside. Scurll hits his own superkick on the floor to take over and he even heads into the crowd for a quick bow.

Back in and a slingshot into an arrogant cover gets two on Bandido as the fans are eating Marty up here. There’s a surfboard double knee stomp to slow Bandido down and the knee gives out on a gorilla press attempt. The knee is fine enough for a springboard spinning crossbody and a cutter puts Marty on the floor for a big flip dive. Back from another break with Marty suplexing him for a double knockdown.

A tornado DDT looks to set up a chickenwing but Marty settles for a pumphandle Ghostbuster for two more instead. The chickenwing is broken up again so Marty snaps off a half and half suplex instead. Bandido is right back up with a shot to the face and they’re both down for a breather.

Marty teases a chop off before punching Bandido in the face, only to have a middle rope hurricanrana countered into a buckle bomb. The 21 Plex is countered so Bandido hits a standing shooting star press for two instead. The superplex moonsault World’s Strongest Slam plants Marty but he’s fine enough to pull Bandido into the chickenwing. That’s broken up so Marty hits Black Plague for the pin at 19:43.

Result: Marty Scurll b. Bandido – Black Plauge (19:43)

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 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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