Ring of Honor
Date: June 1, 2016
Location: Ted Reeve Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness

Could this finally be the week? Could this finally be the week that we do something other than just recap stuff or show matches from Japan? It would be nice to finally get somewhere with this stuff as it’s been going on four months since we saw a Ring of Honor show without the Japanese contingent. Let’s get to it.

We open with a clip from the end of Global Wars with Adam Cole joining the Bullet Club and laying waste to various people.

The main event tonight will see the Bullet Club in action.

Lio Rush vs. ACH

ACH and partner Matt Sydal amicably split up at a recent house show. Silas Young sits in on commentary because he’s sick of people like ACH playing video games in the back before the show. A dropkick puts Lio down to start as Silas rips on the two of them for trying to be fake wrestlers. Rush sends him to the floor for a flip dive but gets kicked in the head back inside. A snap German suplex gets two on Rush and he runs into a superkick. ACH gets a brainbuster and the Midnight Star pins Rush at 4:10.

Result: ACH b. Lio Rush – Midnight Star (4:10)

Young comes in and lays both guys out post match.

Clip of the Addiction cheating to beat War Machine for the Tag Team Titles at a recent show.

Here’s the Addiction for a chat. Daniels talks about how much better the world feels right now because everything is just a little bit better now that they’ve got the Tag Team Titles back. He says no one else is worthy of them and since they’ve never been beaten in a Ring of Honor ring (Kelly: “SAY WHAT?”)……and here are the Motor City Machine Guns to interrupt.

Sabin thinks that since they’re already losing their battle with male pattern baldness, how about they lose those titles to the Guns tonight too? Roppangi Vice comes out as well with Trent saying they’re the young and cool tag team while the Addiction is getting old. That’s too much for Daniels so he says let’s do a triple threat right now and if either team can beat them, they get a title shot at Best in the World.

Roppangi Vice vs. Motor City Machine Guns vs. Addiction

Non-title. Sabin and Romero start things off while the Addiction chills on the floor, only to have the champs come in for some cheap shots. Romero clotheslines Kazarian and Daniels down before it’s off to Trent for some dancing on the apron before coming in to rake his boot over Kazarian’s eyes. The Guns come in and beat on Daniels for a bit with their fast paced (well high speed paced at least) but Kazarian takes Shelley down and we go to a break.

Back with the Addiction still in control on Shelley with a stomping in the corner. Not that it matters as Shelley gets over for the tag to Sabin a few seconds later as things speed up again. Everything breaks down with Trent suplexing Kazarian and kneeing Daniels in the face for two. Strong Zero is broken up and Daniels plants Trent with a Rock Bottom and the BME. That cover is broken up as well as the Guns get in one of their quick sequences capped off by a basement dropkick to Daniels, followed by Skull and Bones for the pin on Daniels at 9:28.

Result: Motor City Machine Guns b. Roppangi Vice and Addiction – Skull and Bones to Daniels (9:28)

Roderick Strong is going to prove how good he is to Jay Briscoe this Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

The Bullet Club brags about throwing 51 superkicks at the end of Global Wars and says we’re just living in their world.

Nigel announces BJ Whitmer vs. Steve Corino in a Fight Without Honor for Best in the World after Whitmer has stalked Corino’s family.

We see Adam Page joining the Bullet Club and helping beat down a bunch of wrestlers at a recent show with the highlight being a Rite of Passage (over the back piledriver) onto a table (as in the table didn’t break) to Jay Briscoe.

Elite vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi/Michael Elgin/Yoshi Tatsu

Kelly almost laughs off the idea of there being groups within the Bullet Club. Matt Taven is on commentary for no apparent reason. The match begins after a break with the non-Bullet Club guys telling them to suck it. The Club is sent to the floor and it’s Elgin flipping over the top to take them down.

The Bucks get double suplexed and Omega gets caught in the air, only to slip into a dragon suplex on Elgin. Tanahashi comes in to clean house but a double superkick breaks up the Cloverleaf. A triple dive takes the New Japan crew down and Tanahashi takes a triple kick to the head. Nick comes in for a bunch of cartwheels as Taven rips on how stupid this concept is, along with how easy it is to make fans cheer them.

Back with Tanahashi ducking a superkick and sending the Bucks into each other for the hot tag off to Elgin. Both Bucks get German suplexed at the same time but Taven accurately points out that they combine to weigh as much as one average wrestler. The Falcon Arrow from the apron gets two on Matt with Omega making the save. Everything breaks down and it’s Tatsu getting the tag as house is cleaned. With the referee looking away, Nick sprays Tatsu in the face and it’s a triple superkick for two. Omega adds the One Winged Angel for the pin at 10:02.

Result: Elite b. Hiroshi Tanahashi/Michael Elgin/Yoshi Tatsu – One Winged Angel to Tatsu (10:02)


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