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Supercard of Honor 2023 Recap



Supercard of Honor 2023 Results


**CONTAINS SPOILERS**


ROH: SUPERCARD OF HONOR 2023 was broadcast live on March 31, 2023, from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA!


The event began with the ROH: Zero Hour preshow kicking things off on the official ROH YouTube Channel and on FITE!


Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman were the commentary team for tonight’s event.


United Empire’s Jeff Cobb vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams!


Jeff Cobb snapped Tracy Williams across the ring with a suplex. Tracy rolled out of the way of a standing moonsault from Cobb. Jeff Cobb yanked Tracy off the top rope but Tracy countered by grabbing Cobb by the head and spiking him with a DDT. Jeff Cobb got to his feet and hit a lariat on Williams, then finished off “Hot Sauce” with a Tour of the Islands, good for the pin!


Nigel McGuinness made his return to Ring of Honor and joined the broadcast booth for the event!


Konosuke Takeshita vs. Willie Mack!


Mack drove a clothesline across the chest of Takeshita. Konosuke Takeshita rallied back with a dive over the top rope, but then the Mack-Daddy jumped and hit a dive of his own!


Willie Mack scored with a standing Shining Wizard. Mack followed up with a big Samoan drop on Takeshita. Mack splashed Takeshita with a standing moonsault. Takeshita answered with a lariat. Willie Mack pounced Takeshita but Takeshita came back with a stunner. Mack nailed Takeshita with a knee strike to the mouth.

The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”


Willie Mack sent Takeshita soaring with a T-bone suplex. Willie Mack attempted a frog splash but Takeshita dodged it. Takeshita planted Mack with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Takeshita scored with a knee strike and then pinned Willie Mack!


Willow Nightingale vs. Miranda Alize!


Miranda had tremendous ring awareness, using it to her advantage. Willow had enough, though, and began to chop Miranda. Miranda Aliza charged at Willow with a running dropkick in the corner.


Willow cartwheeled and connected with a forearm. Willow used a spinebuster on Alize for a near fall. Aliza came back with a beautiful neck breaker on Willow. Alize walloped Willow with a DDT. Willow and Alize traded forearms until Alize connected with a cutter. Willow countered Alize’s drive-by and then pounced her! Willow powerbombed Alize and pinned her for a sensational victory.


Dark Order’s Stu Grayson (with Evil Uno) vs. Trustbusters’ Slim J (with “Smart” Mark Sterling and Ari Daivari)!


Slim J used a head scissor take down but Stu came back with a hurracanrana. After Sterling distracted the ref, Slim J cracked Stu with a tornillo kick. Slim J rocked Stu with a reverse DDT off the ropes.


Grayson connected with a twisting moonsault for a near fall. Slim J locked on a sleeper but Grayson retaliated with a pop-up powerslam. Slim J spiked Grayson with a standing Sliced Bread. Grayson rolled out of the way of a moonsault from Slim J. Grayson used a pump knee and then pinned Slim J after the Knight Fall!


After the match, Dutch and Vincent of The Righteous returned! They walked onto the ramp and had a stare down with the Dark Order!


The pay-per-view portion of tonight’s event began with...


AAA Mega Championship Match!

El Hijo Del Vikingo (c.) vs. Komander!


The fans chanted “Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!” when the match began!


Vikingo grabbed a double leg takedown on Komander. They countered one another’s offense by going after the same moves on one another. Komander dropkicked Vikingo from the ropes. Komander pulled a table out from beneath the ring. Komander splashed Vikingo from the ramp and down onto the arena floor.


Vikingo hit a front flip to a rana on Komander. Vikingo attempted a shooting star press but Komander raised his knees as a counter. Vikingo blasted Komander with a Frankensteiner. Vikingo jumped from the post to the ropes and then onto Komander but Komander countered with a powerbomb for a two-count!


Vikingo splashed Komander with an inside-out 450 corkscrew for a near fall on Komander! Vikingo was spiked by a Canadian Destroyer on the apron from Komander!


Komander connected with a springboard shooting star on Vikingo! Vikingo retaliated with a destroyer off the top rope! Vikingo placed Komander on the table and then splashed him with a 630! Vikingo went for a 630 in the ring this time but Komander rolled out of the way. Komander pulled out the Hidden Ace but the veteran Vikingo broke up the pin by grabbing the bottom rope.


Vikingo planted Komander with a swing-out slam from the top rope. Vikingo charged at Komander with diving double knees in the corner. Vikingo pinned Komander after the 630 splash!


ROH World Six Man Championship Match!

The Embassy—“The Machine” Brian Cage, Kaun, & Toa Liona (with Prince Nana) (c.)

vs.

AR Fox, Blake Christian, & Metalik!


Fox connected with a cutter on Cage. And then a cutter to Kaun. Toa avoided the cutter from Fox, though. AR Fox landed on Cage with a massive swanton for a two-count.


Blake Christian tagged in, wiping out the Embassy with his highflying, stick-and-move strategy. Brian Cage took down Christian and Fox with a double clothesline. Kaun dropped Christian across the top turnbuckle.

Metalik DDT’ed Toa Liona. Blake Christian dismantled Cage with a destroyer. Brian Cage came back with a Drill Claw on Metalik and pinned him!


ROH Women’s World Championship Match!

“The Fallen Goddess” Athena (c.) vs. “The Magical Girl” Yuka Sakazaki!


Yuka jumped with a cannonball dive to the outside onto Athena! Yuka attempted a dropkick off the top rope but Athena batted her out of the way. Athena mounted Yuka Sakazaki with the ground and pound.


Athena powerbombed Yuka three times and then covered Yuka for a near fall. Athena hit a sliding dropkick, knocking Yuka out of the ring and down to the arena floor. Athena targeted Yuka’s neck with a wheelbarrow suplex.


Yuka Sakazaki scoop slammed Athena on the arena floor. Yuka jumped off the ramp and splashed Athena. Yuka dished out forearms to Athena but Athena answered with a stiff forearm of her own! Athena yanked Yuka off the ropes with the O-Face and pinned her!


ROH World Television Championship Match!

Samoa Joe (c.) vs. Mark Briscoe!


Mark was looking to end things early, climbing to the top rope, but Joe rolled out of the ring. Mark Briscoe charged at Samoa Joe but Joe suplexed Mark onto the arena floor! Samoa Joe shoved Mark into the steel ring post.


Samoa Joe headbutted Mark, then wacked him with kicks. Samoa Joe jabbed at Mark Briscoe but Mark fired back with redneck kung fu! Samoa Joe sent Mark Briscoe to the outside and then jumped through the ropes at him.


“Perfect timing, perfect poise, perfect impact,” said Nigel.


Mark Briscoe drove Samoa Joe through a table with a blockbuster off the apron. Samoa Joe and Mark Briscoe traded knife-edged chops. Samoa Joe powerslammed Mark for a near fall. Samoa Joe planted Mark with a powerbomb and then transitioned to an STF. Mark managed to get to the ropes to force the ref to break the hold.


Samoa Joe spun Mark inside-out with a clothesline! Mark had Joe’s muscle buster scouted. Mark dropped the froggy bow from the top for a two-count on Samoa Joe. Samoa Joe threw Mark with a sleeper suplex, locked in a choke, and won via ref stoppage!


The Code of Honor was adhered to after the match. Mark Briscoe hugged his family at ringside.


Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Daniel Garcia!


Tanahashi rattled Garcia with a big back elbow. Tanahashi charged at Garcia outside the ring but Garcia countered with a drop toehold.


Garcia stomped on the back of Tanahashi’s knees. Daniel Garcia continued to target Tanahashi’s legs.


The crowd rallied behind Tanahashi with “Go Ace!” chants.


Tanahashi took down Garcia with a dragon screw leg whip. Tanahashi put Garcia in a lion tamer submission but Garcia managed to crawl to the ropes. Garcia caught Tanahashi with a running knee strike to the jaw. Tanahashi turned things around with a neck breaker and a sling blade for a two-count. Tanahashi pinned Garcia after the High-Fly Flow!


“Reach For The Sky” ROH World Tag Team Championship Ladder Match!

The Lucha Brothers—Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix (with Alex Abrahantes)

vs.

The Kingdom—Matt Taven & Mike Bennett (with Maria Kanellis Bennett)

vs.

LFI—Dralistico & Rush (with Jose the Assistant)

vs.

Top Flight—Dante & Darius Martin

vs.

Aussie Open—Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis!


The Kingdom tried battering Top Flight with a ladder, but Top Flight dropkicked it into the faces of Bennett and Taven. Rush dropkicked the ladder into Top Flight!

Aussie Open and LFI slugged it out, going forearm to forearm. Taven splashed Fletcher in the corner. The Lucha Bros nailed Aussie Open with an inverted Code Red as Aussie Open were sandwiched between the ladder and the mat.

Taven and Bennett were looking for Jay-Drillers on Aussie Open on the ramp, but Aussie Open countered with piledrivers. Davis grabbed a taller ladder and set it up in the ring. Fletcher climbed up but Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo jumped in the ring to stop him.


Dralistico suplexed Taven onto a ladder! Darius Martin and Dralistico slugged it out atop the ladder. Then Darius planted Dralistico with a DDT. Aussie Open created a ladder bridge in the ring, but Dante dropkicked the ankles of Fletcher, knocking him down.


Dante dished out a sunset bomb off the ladder to Bennett! Dralistico demolished Davis with a DDT! Taven jumped off the top turnbuckle and splashed Dralistico through the ladder. Rush and Davis traded forearms on the apron until Rush hurled Davis onto the floor!


Dante Martin and Rey Fenix battled on top of the ladder. Dante knocked Rey off the ladder. Penta El Zero Miedo climbed up and cracked Dante with forearms. Penta El Zero Miedo wiped out Dante with a Destroyer off the ladder through four ladders! Rey Fenix climbed to the top and pulled the championship down!

Your new champions…The Lucha Brothers!


Mark Briscoe and FTR—Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler—came out to hug the Lucha Brothers!


ROH Pure Championship Match!

Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta (c.) (with Jon Moxley) vs. Katsuyori Shibata!


Shibata got a full mount on Yuta. Wheeler Yuta got to his feet and ducked a kick from Shibata. Katsuyori Shibata applied the figure four leg lock in the center of the ring. Yuta went to the ropes for his first ring break.


Wheeler Yuta began to work on Shibata’s arm. Shibata got up and rocked Yuta with Bruce Lee-style kicks. Yuta hit a low blow on Shibata, unbeknownst to the ref, and then a closed fist. Yuta was issued a warning for the closed fist. Yuta spat in the eye of Shibata. Shibata, infuriated, blasted Yuta with the PK and pinned him!


Your new ROH Pure champion…Katsuyori Shibata!

Main Event Time!


ROH World Championship Match!

Claudio Castagnoli (c.) vs. Eddie Kingston!


Kingston brought the fight right to Claudio, chopping away at the champ. Claudio answered with chops of his own, knocking Eddie out of the ring. Eddie Kingston grabbed a chair but the ref pulled it away.


Kingston headbutted Claudio. The champ blasted Eddie with a European uppercut. Claudio pulled Eddie from the ring and suplexed him onto the arena floor! Claudio jumped on Kingston with a double stomp. Claudio got a two-count on Kingston after connecting with a diving headbutt.


Claudio grabbed Eddie in the big swing but Claudio’s leg gave out. Kingston gouged at Claudio’s eyes. Claudio superplexed Kingston for a near fall. Claudio stomped on Eddie’s face, but Eddie rallied back with an eye gouge and a lariat.


Kingston connected with a tope suicida to Claudio. Eddie Kingston hurled Claudio with a T-bone suplex on the arena floor. Kingston drove Claudio’s skull into the mat with a bulldog off the turnbuckles.


Claudio blocked a backfist from Eddie. Claudio sent Eddie down with a big lariat. Eddie came back and landed the spinning backfist this time for a near fall. Claudio gut-wrench suplexed Eddie off the apron! Eddie landed on the arena floor awkwardly.


“This has become bigger than the championship,” said Ian.


“It’s 15 years of built-up frustration,” replied Caprice.


Claudio slapped Eddie and said, “You’ll never get my respect!”


Kingston heard enough and cracked Claudio with the spinning backfist. Claudio nailed Eddie with the Neutralizer! Eddie escaped a Ricola bomb but then Claudio rolled up Eddie for the pin! After the match, Claudio and Wheeler Yuta backed Eddie into a corner. Until Shibata came to the aid of Kingston!

“This feud is far from over,” said Caprice Coleman.


Missed out on this historic night of ROH action?! Don’t worry—there’s still time to order the replay of Ring of Honor: Supercard of Honor 2023! It’s available on Bleacher Report, FITE TV, PPV.com, InDemand Cable & Satellite providers!


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